B&H just alerted me that they have the Canon 60D in stock now. B&H also pointed out they you can get a $500 Amex pre-paid card when you purchase the 60D with certain Canon printers. Check out the links below for more details.
The Canon G12 features a 10MP sensor, 5x optical zoom lens and the ability to capture 720p HD video at 24 fps. Additionally, the G12 offers a sensistivity range of ISO 80-3200, and has a new HDR mode, which allows for multiple shots to be combined into one image. The G12 has a 2.8″ vari-angle LCD at 461k dot resolution.
The Canon G12 should be available in October 2010 at an initial retail price of $499.99. Check availability on Amazon.com.
The Canon SX30 IS is a superzoom camera with a 14.1MP sensor, 2.7-inch vari-angle LCD and a whopping 35x optical zoom lens (24-840mm equivalent). The SX30 IS can capture 720p HD video at 30 fps and offers a sensitivity range of ISO 80-1600.
The Canon SX30 IS should be available in September 2010 at an initial retail price of $429.99. Check availability on Amazon.com.
More details in the press release below. [Read more…]
A big rumor hit the blogosphere tonight (via a purported leak from a forum across the Pacific) with details and specifications for a Canon mirrorless camera, dubbed the Canon EIS 60. [Read more…]
High Dynamic Range (HDR) photography has been quite controversial over the past few years. But, if you thought HDR photos had fans and foes, just wait until HDR video catches on.
The above clip from Soviet Montage is captured using 2 Canon 5D Mark II cameras shooting the same scene simultaneously with the aid of a beam splitter. One camera is recording at +2 EV and one camera is recording at -2 EV.
Regardless of how you feel about the HDR effect, you have to admit that these shots are interesting at least. You can also bet that a feature like this will be built-in to a camera within a couple of years or so.
[Thanks to Dean for the tip!]
Just a heads up – I received a tip that the previously leaked Canon G12 should be announced tomorrow. There shouldn’t be any real news about it that we don’t already know – other than the price tag, of course. I don’t expect it to veer too far off of the standard $499 retail price though.
Hopefully, we’ll see the final update on the G12 at midnight. Stay tuned.
In Parts 1 and 2 of this series, I provided an introduction to this autofocus evaluation, as well as a brief overview of the Canon 1D Mark IV and Nikon D3S AF systems. If you have not read the previous installments in this series, you can do so now by clicking the links below:
- Canon 1D Mark IV vs. Nikon D3S – Autofocus Performance [Part 1]
- Canon 1D Mark IV vs. Nikon D3S – Autofocus Performance [Part 2]
In Part 3 below, we will look more in-depth at images captured during basketball games with the 1D Mark IV and D3S. [Read more…]