Canon C100 Short ‘PULSE’ Makes Its Debut

The Canon C100 was used to shoot the docu-short PULSE, which profiles the making of the BioBeats app, a new technology that utilizes cameras to generate custom music based on a human heart rate. The short was directed by Patrick Moreau of stillmotion. Aside from showing off the footage of the C100, it’s a well-told story that’s worth a few minutes of your time.

Check it out below.

Canon 6D Hands-On

Canon 6D

The Canon 6D is a 20MP full frame camera that steps up in performance from the 5D Mark II, but still offers a lower entry price than what the 5D Mark II did at its debut.   For now, Canon’s full frame line-up will consist of (in order of sophistication and price) the 5D Mark II, 6D and 5D Mark III.

The 6D should offer improved dynamic range and low-light noise control thanks to larger pixels and improved processing over the 5D Mark II.  Additionally, the 6D steps up to 4.5 fps frame rate over the 5D Mark II at 3.9 fps. Another kudos goes to the locking mode dial on the 6D – a small, but great, addition. [Read more...]

Canon 5D Mark III Firmware Update Offers Uncompressed HDMI Output & Improved AF

Canon 5D Mark III

Canon just announced a powerful firmware update for the 5D Mark III.  The new firmware, due April 2013, will provide uncompressed HDMI output for 4:2:2 8-bit video capture via an external recorder.

Additionally, the 5D Mark III will gain the ability to autofocus at f/8 when equipped with Canon teleconverters (akin to the recent firmware update of the Canon 1D X).

A bit ironic that Canon announced this right after the new Magic Lantern firmware update that unlocks HDMI-out for the 5D Mark III, no?

You can read the full Canon press release below. [Read more...]

Canon Wins Technology & Engineering Emmy Award

Canon C300

Thanks to its commitment to cinema production with cameras like the EOS C300, C500 and 1D C, Canon is going to pick up an Emmy Award for “Improvements to Large Format CMOS Imagers for Use in High Definition Broadcast Video Cameras” at the 64th Annual Technology & Engineering Emmy Awards.

The Technology & Engineering Emmy Award will be handed out during CES 2013 on January 10, 2013.

The full press release containing Canon’s bragging rights is below. [Read more...]

Canon DPP and EOS Utility Updates Add Canon EOS M Support

Canon EOS M

Canon has issued updates for its Digital Photo Professional (DPP) and EOS Utility programs.

DPP 3.12.40/41 adds support for the following camera and lenses:

EOS Utility 2.12.0 adds support for the new Canon EOS M mirrorless camera.

You can download the updates on Canon’s website.

More Canon Big Megapixel DSLR Rumors

Canon 1 Series Rumors

Rumors for Canon’s upcoming high MP DSLR suggest that it will essentially be on the same level as a Canon 1-Series DSLR according to the latest tips coming in at Northlight Images.  However, there is still no solid info on whether the camera would carry a 1-Series designation alongside the 1D X and 1D C.

Recall that earlier rumors pointed to a 46MP full frame DSLR to be unveiled at PhotoPlus in October 2012 and it was previously rumored to be dubbed the 3D; however, that naming designation no longer seems to hold water. [Read more...]

Upcoming Canon DSLR to Top Nikon D800 and Rival Medium Format in Resolution and Dynamic Range?

Canon Rumors

The Nikon D800 and its 36MP of resolution has sort-of overshadowed Canon’s “lowly” 22MP 5D Mark III in both the resolution and dynamic range department since the cameras were announced earlier this year.  If rumors have it right though, Canon’s response could be a throwdown of both the resolution and dynamic range gauntlet later this year. [Read more...]