Canon 70D sensor vs 60D vs 7D + some news

DxOMark just announced their sensor review on the new Canon EOS 70D. The camera’s overall score is 68, which is according to DxOMark is one of the best sensor rating for APS-C cameras so far. It is 2 point higher than 70D predecessor , Canon 60D and also from Canon 7D.

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DxOMark rating

You can see all results at dxomark comparisons page

and other interesting Canon 70D news

  • Canon 70D rebates at BHPhotoVideo – here , you can save up to $300!
  • New Canon 70D review available from Pocket-Lint.com ( link )

    Great new technology, great image quality, and great in use – there are only a few nitpick shortcomings to the Canon EOS 70D. Otherwise it’s as close to redefining the mid-level DSLR sector as we’ve seen in recent years. It sure does earn its stripes; this is the colonel of cameras and deservedly so.

  • Win a brand new Canon 70D from ePhotoZine , This competition runs until midnight 30 September 2013 and is open to UK entries only. More info at this link 

Unconfirmed Canon 7D Mark II specs

CanonRumor received a rumor from unknown source regarding the new Canon 7D Mark II. The camera will be announced around Februari 2013. Some key features :

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  • 24 MP APS-C ( vs 18 MP )
  • 10.2 fps continous shooting ( vs 8 fps )
  • Dual Digic V ( vs dual Digic IV )
  • Dual memory slot  ( vs single )
  • improved ergonomic design
  • new battery

Meanwhile , Canon 7D is still available in the market for $1280 ( Body Only ) and if you buy it now, you’ll get free 16GB class 10 card , free backpack and $50 Class on Demand Training Card.

source: CR

Download Canon G1 X user manual guide

The manuals for Canon Powershot G1 X are available to download at Canon Asia website. File format is PDF so make sure your computer has a PDF reader program installed.

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There are two documents :

The camera available at Amazon

Canon PowerShot G1 X is here ! with large sensor !

Canon finally enter the mirrorless market with their new , revolutionary compact camera with large sensor. The Canon PowerShot G1 X use large sensor with the same height as APS-C sensor used within EOS DSLRs. It’s sensor size is 1.5″ (18.7 x 14 mm). I think G1 X is obviously designed for serious amateur who are looking for camera with better built and yet deliver high quality photos.

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Key Features:

  • Large 14.3 MP CMOS, DIGIC 5, HS System
  • Compact 4x zoom; Intelligent IS ; 28 – 112 mm
  • 7.5 cm (3.0″) vari-angle LCD; OVF
  • Full Manual, RAW, DPP
  • Full HD, HDMI
  • High-speed Burst HQ
  • Smart Auto
  • Extensive accessories
  • HDR mode and ND filter
  • Optional 40m waterproof case
  • ISO 100 -12800
  • Continous shooting 1,9 fps
  • HD 1080 at 24fps
  • Support SD / SDHC / SDXC cards
  • Battery life: 250 hours

New concept EOS Series Under Development

Canon had announced that they’re working on a new concept of EOS DSLR series that incorporate better video-capture capability for serious cinematographer. The new model will feature a full-frame 35mm sensor and has capability to record 4K video at 24p.

Press Release:

Coming Attractions: New Canon Digital SLR Camera Under Development

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. & TOKYO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Canon Inc. today announced that the company is developing a new-concept EOS-series digital single-lens reflex (SLR) camera. Incorporating an enhanced version of the video-capture capability offered in the current EOS-series lineup, the new camera will be ideally suited for cinematographic and other digital high-resolution production applications. The model will be equipped with a 35 mm full-frame CMOS sensor and, enabling the recording of 4K video* (at a frame rate of 24P, with Motion-JPEG compression), will make possible the type of exceptional image quality and sublime imaging expression to be expected from the next generation of “EOS Movies.”

The announcement coincides with the launch of the Cinema EOS System, marking Canon’s full-fledged entry into the digital high-resolution production industry. The new professional digital cinematography system spans the lens, digital cinema camera and digital SLR camera product categories.

Further details regarding the new EOS digital SLR camera currently under development, including the product name, specifications and scheduled launch date, have yet to be decided.

EOS Movie: A New Industry Standard

Movie recording has been a standard feature in all newly introduced Canon EOS-series digital SLR cameras since the launch of the EOS 5D Mark II in November 2008. Coupled with the diverse array of lenses in Canon’s current interchangeable EF lens lineup, this feature has heralded rich visual expressive possibilities, delivering such characteristics as beautiful image blur and low noise while also garnering kudos for the mobility and maneuverability made possible through the cameras’ compact and lightweight body designs.

The impressive images created by the combination of Canon EOS digital SLR cameras and EF lenses, known as “EOS Movies,” have already earned their screen credentials on the sets of multiple productions, from television commercials and artist promotion videos to episodic dramas and even major motion pictures.

For more information and to view online demonstration footage of the new products please visit: www.usa.canon.com/cinemaeos

* Cropped to APS-H-equivalent size (dimensions measuring approximately 80% vertically and horizontally of a 35 mm full-frame sensor) when recording in 4K.

Canon EOS-1D X Announced , Price and Availability

Canon just announced their newest pro camera, the Canon EOS-1D X. The new camera featuring a new 61 AF points, amazing burst shooting up to 12fps, 18 megapixels full-frame sensor, dual DIGIC 5+ processor, and more . According to the press release, the Canon 1D X will replacing both the EOS-1Ds Mark III and EOS-1D Mark IV models in Canon’s lineup.

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Full press release is available at Canon USA website , but here’s some summary:

  • completely new 61 High Density Reticular AF,
  • up to 14 fps ( requires mirror lock, ISO < 32000, and JPEG format )
  • 18 megapixels sensor
  • dual Digic 5+ processor ( 17x faster than Digic 4 ) + a Digic 4 processor for metering
  • new OS iTR (intelligent tracing and recognition AF )
  • 1.25 microns larger than those in the EOS-1D Mark IV sensor and .55 microns larger than those in the EOS 5D Mark II sensor
  • new Ultrasonic Wave Motion Cleaning (UWMC) , second generation of Canon’s self-cleaning feature
  • ISO 100-51200 , boost up to ISO 204800 !!!
  • Full HD support with new format : intraframe (ALL-i ) compression and interframe (IPB) compression
  • enable recording beyond the four gigabyte (GB)
  • shutter life – 400K cycles
  • an electronic first curtain to minimize shakes when shooting
  • Availability for shiping : March 2012
  • Price: $6800!

Canon Pro DSLR on October 18th? 1D or 1Ds or 5D ?

CanonRumors has reported that Canon is going to announce new professional DSLR on October 18th. No convincing specs about the camera yet and they’re not sure if it’s a 1Ds or 1D , or even a 5D model. Current specs according to rumors:

  • 16-18mp sensor
  • Full Frame
  • ISO up to 51,200
  • Dual Digic V
  • high burst 12-14fps
  • 61 AF points
  • new battery
  • availaible in March

Inline with the rumor, Canon Singapore has also announced that they will make a ‘global announcement’ on the date. A full page Canon ad also has been spotted on Singapore’s Today newspaper , displaying a picture of Canon EOS-1 camera. So, what could it be ? Can’t wait for the announcement day ..

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Canon UK Training Promotion

Canon has announced a training promotion for UK residents. Get a free training DVD ( from 4 DVDs ) and a training voucher with a purchase of one of the following EOS models : Canon 1100D/T3 , Canon 600D/T3i, and Canon 60D. The 4 DVDs are:

  • Getting Started With Your Digital EOS Camera
  • The Essential Guide To Travel Photography
  • The Essential Guide To Wildlife Photography
  • The Essential Guide To Landscape Photography
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The training voucher can be redeemed for photography course offered by Experience Seminars, who run many different photography events/workshops and also has been recommended by Canon.

You can claim up to £150:
  • Canon EOS 1100D – £50 training voucher
  • Canon EOS 600D – £100 training voucher
  • Canon EOS 60D – £150 training voucher

To learn more, go to Amazon UK
More details available on Canon EOS Training website

Canon T3/1100D housing from Ikelite

Ikelite has announced their camera housing designed for Canon EOS T3 / 1100D. The housing made from Ikelite’s trademark heavy-duty clear polycarbonate so it’s durable and corrosion free. It has depth rating of 200 ft / 60m. Access to most camera functions/buttons.

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Product Highlights

  • Clear Polycarbonate Construction
  • Mechanical Controls
  • Access to Nearly All Camera Functions
  • Lens Port Required But Not Included
  • Accepts Most Macro / WA / Zoom Lenses
  • Drop-In Camera Loading
  • Rated Down to 200′

The housing is priced at $1400 and available for pre-order at B&H