Saturday, 7 February 2015

Canon News: EOS 5DS and 5DS R

Canon have come up with something groundbreaking here - a brand new 50.6MP CMOS sensor sat inside one of two bodies the 5DS and 5DS R.

Canon 5DS

Canon 5DS

The specifications include:

  • 50.6 MP CMOS full-frame sensor
  • Dual DIGIC 6 processors
  • 150K Pixel RGB+IR Metering Sensor
  • Up to 5.0 Frames Per Second
  • 61-point AF
  • Cropped Shooting (1.3x and 1.6x cropped shooting modes produce 30.5 and 19.6 megapixel files)
  • USB 3.0
  • Mirror Vibration Control System
  • Interval Timer Shooting
Prices for the body are around £2999 at time of writing.

More details are available here.

Canon 5DS R

The 5DS R is almost identical to the 5DS, but a "...low-pass cancellation filter enhances the clarity and sharpness of the high-resolution images with minimal risk of artifacts".

Canon 5DS R
It's priced at £3,199.

There are more details available here.

Canon News:11-24 f4 L lens announced

Canon have just released an extremely wide zoom lens, the 11-24 f4 L lens - in fact at time of launch, it's the world's widest rectilinear zoom lens.  I am lucky enough to own the 16-35 II L lens, and at 16mm, it can create some stunning landscape shots, so this 'wide boy' must be incredible.

Canon 11-24 f4 L lens 

It features three different lens coatings to deliver superb image quality, has minimal distortion, and near-silent AF, with full-time manual override.

Expected to cost £2,799.

More details here.

Canon News: EOS 750D and 760D

Canon have updated their popular low/mid-range 'rebel'/xxxD DSLR (which started with the 300D - my first digital camera!), and have introduced us to non-identical twins - the 750D (Rebel T6i) and 760D (Rebel T6s).  

Canon 750D

Canon 750D

The specifications include:
  • 3.0" (7.7cm) Vari Angle LCD touch screen
  • 24.2 Megapixel APS-C sensor 
  • 19 all cross-type AF points
  • DIGIC 6 processor delivers full resolution shooting at 5 fps
  • large ISO sensitivity range of ISO 100-12800 (extendable to ISO 25600)
  • Connectivity options include Wi-fi and NFC
  • Movies can be recorded in .mp4 format for easy online sharing
  • Full HD movies with Hybrid CMOS AF III to track movement and focus smoothly between subjects
  • Creative movie modes
£599 for body only.

More details available here.

Canon 760D

Canon 760D

The 760D shares most of the same specifications as the 750D, but adds a few extra features:

  • An eye sensor for use with the optical viewfinder
  • LCD information display on top-plate
  • Quick control dial on the rear
  • Servo AF in Live View (which I'd LOVE to have on my 5D Mark III for wildlife filming)

£649 for body only.

More details here.