Canon has been trying its hand at some cameras and features lately that are a bit out of left field. The PowerShot N and G1 X cameras come to mind. In the same vein of “different” comes the Canon Vixia Mini X, which debuted at CES 2014 last month. Just looking at the camera, you are left scratching your head about who its intended users are and how it should/could be used. [click to continue…]
Shane Hurlbut is the cinematographer for the new Need for Speed movie. A couple weeks ago, he had a contest to see who could spot the GoPro footage in the trailer. The contest is over now, but Shane put together an annotated trailer that labels all the cameras and lenses used in the trailer for each and every shot (…and there are a lot of cuts in there).
Along with the C500 and Alexa Plus, there are a few shots using the Canon 1D C in obvious tight quarters or crash cam situations. Notably, all the cameras are capable of 4K image capture (and were shooting 4K) even though the film was finished in 2K. However, the 4K frame gives plenty of room for reframes and stabilization, which makes sense when you’re shooting car sequences at 120mph. [click to continue…]
A report from a Japanese newspaper cites a Canon executive’s comments that Canon will begin to withdraw from the budget-oriented compact cameras over the next year or two. The report notes that low-priced compact camera sales have plummeted due to the rise of the smartphone camera market. [click to continue…]
B&H has the Canon PowerShot S100 compact camera refurbished for $174.95 with free shipping. Check it out here at B&H Photo.
B&H has the Rokinon 8mm f/3.5 fisheye lens in Canon mount for $239 (reg. $329). The deal includes 4% rewards and free shipping. Check it out here at B&H Photo.
Canon EF 16-35mm Lens and Canon EF-S 10-22mm Lens
This is a question that comes up quite often, so I am providing a brief explanation to answer it for those users new to the Canon DSLR system. [click to continue…]