Posts Tagged ‘canon’

Jul
3
2015

Canon’s EOS 5D Mk IV! 6D Mk II! 1DX Mk II! Uh, What?

When it comes to Canon full frame cameras -- specifically their hybrid stills/video DSLR’s --  the rumor mill is so quiet you can hear crickets chirping. Rumors in the imaging industry are typically useful for four things: 1) sowing fear, uncertainty and doubt (FUD) in…
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Jun
1
2015

Credit Where Credit’s Due: The Canon EOS 5D Really DID Change the Industry

Introduced 10 years ago, the Canon EOS 5D – and most especially the Canon EOS 5D Mark II that succeeded it – can rightfully take its place among other iconic machines ranging from the Leica M to the Porsche 911 and the Apple Mac. The…
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May
26
2015

That Didn’t Take Long: Sony A7R II, Maybe A8 Coming with 59MP Sensor?

In this week’s installment of our newly minted series “The King is Dead, Long Live the King,” we bring you accelerating rumors of the imminent arrival of the next Sony A7R which may take the form of an update (Sony A7r II) or addition (Sony A8).…
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May
13
2015

Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM: Will the new Nifty 50 trump the old one?

The Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II is legendary for its price/performance ratio. Really, pretty much unbeatable -- until very recently.  Sure hope the new Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM is that much better, because it now needs to be. I'm betting Canon has gotten it right.…
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May
5
2015

Canon Explains the Glass Behind Its 4K Cinema Lenses, Leaves Us Wanting More

With one of the biggest stories of the moment, since NAB 2015 at least, being Blackmagic Design’s amazing new URSA Mini, the 4.6K update to the URSA and, for that matter, the Blackmagic Micro Studio Camera 4K and the Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera, my thoughts…
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Apr
24
2015

U.F.Oh Yeah: Great Short with BTS Highlights Canon C100 Mark II

In the end, it matters less that the C100 Mark II [B&H | Amazon] did a great job (it did). What makes U.F.Oh Yeah rock – and it does ROCK – are the people. Of course. But you know what? Kudos to Canon for its role in…
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Apr
15
2015

NAB 2015: Atomos Products Now Supported by Nikon Firmware Update for D4S, D810 & D750 DSLRs

Nikon will soon be issuing a firmware update for its D4S, D810 and D750 video-capable DSLRs to support closer, easier integration with Atomos products. It will support recorders like the Ninja Star, Ninja 2 and Ninja Blade as well as the high-end Shogun recorder/monitor.[adrotate group="6"]…
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Apr
8
2015

New Canon XF-AVC Codec to Compete with H.265?

With Canon’s announcement of its new XC10 cam, they unveil a new 4K-capable codec to go with it (and the upcoming C300 Mark II): XF-AVC. [adrotate group="6"] It’s an interesting gambit: offer a Canon-branded alternative to the new H.265 4K codec and thus deprive a…
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Apr
8
2015

Canon XC10 4K Video Cam Under $2,400 Coming in June

Part baby Cinema EOS, part Powershot G series, Canon XC10 will excite some, disappoint others. Pricing in the UK of £1,599 translates to just under $2,400, but Canon may charge even less in the US. On first blush the XC10 appears to be a mash-up…
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