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WFT-E2 II and WFT-E4 II announced

Canon has announced the launch of two new Wireless File Transmitters to improve workflow efficiency and place greater control and flexibility in the hands of professional photographers using both wired and wireless networks.

The WFT-E2 II, designed for the newly-launched EOS 1D Mark IV (firmware updates will provide compatibility for the EOS-1D Mark III and EOS-1Ds Mark III) and the WFT-E4 II, designed for the award-winning EOS 5D Mark II, allow photographers to transfer image files securely to a computer or server, control the camera remotely and connect to WiFi enabled devices to view images directly from the camera. More >>

EOS 1D Mark IV launched

Canon has announced the launch of the EOS 1D Mark IV – a high-speed, professional digital SLR (DSLR) camera designed to empower photographers to capture split-second moments in high resolution, under the most challenging of conditions.

Ideal for shooting action, sports, news events and wildlife photography, the Canon EOS 1D Mark IV delivers speed, power and high-resolution images, creating the perfect camera for photographers who require reliability in fast-paced, high-pressure situations.

Developed incorporating feedback from professional photographers, the EOS 1D Mark IV features a new Canon 16.1MP APS-H CMOS sensor and a brand new 45-point autofocus (AF) system with 39 f/2.8 sensitive cross-type points, providing a wide selection of precise focus areas across the frame. Dual DIGIC 4 processors provide the power to shoot continuous, high-resolution images at up to 10 frames per second (fps), as well as delivering the widest ISO range ever to feature in a Canon camera. More >>

EOS 5D Mark II firmware development

Canon is developing a firmware update for the EOS 5D Mark II to enable the recording of high definition 1080p video at 24 and 25fps. The decision to develop new firmware to support these features has been taken following feedback received from cinematographers and photographers.
Introduced in September 2008, the multi award-winning EOS 5D Mark II was the first DSLR product to offer full frame 1080p HD video recording, opening up a multitude of new creative possibilities for photo journalists, news photographers and amateur filmmakers. Since then, Canon has continued to develop its groundbreaking EOS Movie functionality, firstly with the firmware update to the EOS 5D Mark II that enabled manual exposure control, and more recently by introducing a choice of video recording frame rates with the EOS 7D and EOS 1D Mark IV.

Canon currently expects the firmware update to be made available during the first half of 2010. An announcement regarding details of the update and its availability w…

Canon introduces EOS 7D and three new lenses

Canon has unveiled the EOS 7D digital SLR camera – a completely new design to meet the specific demands of photographers. During extensive development Canon went back to the drawing board, listening to photographers worldwide in order to design the EOS 7D to meet their specific needs.

Commenting on the creation of the EOS 7D, Mr Uchidoi, Group Executive of Photo Products Group, Canon Inc. Japan said “We consulted over 5,000 photographers worldwide and asked them what they most wanted to see from a camera. Matching this insight with cutting-edge technology, we were able to develop a camera that truly gives photographers the versatile tool they require to experiment with their images.”
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The three new lenses are:

EF 100mm f2.8L Macro IS USM This high-performance macro lens is the first to incorporate Canon’s new Hybrid image stabilization system, correcting both shift and angular camera movement. More >>

EF-S 18-135mm f3.5-5.6 IS A powerful general-purpose zoom for all EF…

Canon Hybrid Image Stabiliser

Canon is developing a Hybrid Image Stabiliser (IS) – the world’s first optical Image Stabiliser which compensates for both angular camera shake and shift camera shake. The technology will be incorporated in an EOS camera lens planned for commercial release before the end of 2009. More >>

Speedlite 270EX added to flash range

Canon has introduced the entry level Speedlite 270EX, an enhanced flash designed for EOS and PowerShot users. Replacing the popular Speedlite 220EX, the Speedlite 270EX is aimed at photographers wanting to expand their flash photography beyond the built-in flash and those who want a small, pocketable flash unit to complement their EOS-1D or EOS 5D series cameras. More >>

New polarising filters

Canon has introduced a new range of versatile, multifunctional PL-C B polarizing filters to help reduce reflections from glass or water or darken blue skies.
The PL-C B filters, which are available in 52mm, 58mm, 67mm, 72mm, 77mm and 82mm filter thread sizes, also allow the lens cap to be attached to the lens to prevent damage to the filter if left attached when not in use.

Canon strengthens tilt-and-shift lens range

Canon has launched two new tilt-and-shift lenses, the ultra-wide angle TS-E 17mm f4L and the TS-E 24mm f3.5L II, an upgrade to the TS-E 24mm f/3.5L.
At 17mm, the TS-E 17mm f4L has the widest view angle of any tilt-and-shift lens currently available and offers outstanding image quality across the whole frame. It is an ideal choice for architectural or landscape photography.
Building on the success of its predecessor, the TS-E 24mm f3.5L II, like the TS-E 17mm f4L, now includes Canon’s sub-wavelength structure coating (SWC). Canon’s patented lens coating is specifically designed to minimise ghosting and flare caused by internal reflections to help deliver crisp, clear images. More >>

EOS 500D brings movie mode to consumer camera

Following the launch of the first EOS camera to shoot movies – the EOS 5D Mark II in September 2008 – Canon now brings Full High Definition (HD) video capability to consumers in a compact and lightweight DSLR.

The new EOS 500D features a 15.1 megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor – ideal for large detailed prints or enormous cropping possibilities. For shooting in near-dark conditions, the EOS 500D offers a high ISO sensitivity up to 3200 that is expandable to 12800, giving photographers the power to shoot in the dimmest light conditions. Effective noise reduction is made possible by Canon’s DIGIC 4 processor.

The EOS 500D offers a new way for photography enthusiasts to capture their world. It pairs still image capture with Full HD 1080P video recording. Users can also choose lower shooting resolutions of 720P or VGA. A built-in HDMI connection allows easy and instant review of images and movie clips on any compatible HDTV. More >>

Canon launches EOS professional network

Canon has launched the EOS Professional Network (EPN) across the UK & Ireland. The Network will consist of EOS Professional Centres and EOS Professional Stockists. The EPN has been developed to provide the very best retail experience within the professional imaging market, and capitalise on Canon’s unique position to be able to supply a complete input and output digital workflow solution. More >>

Canon celebrates 50 years of SLR cameras

Canon celebrates a milestone with the 50th anniversary of Canon single-lens reflex cameras.
Canon has been building and selling SLR cameras since the launch of the Canon Flex in May 1959. Today, Canon SLR cameras have been accepted as the benchmark standard for amateur and professional photography and, to date, over 50 million Canon SLRs have been sold worldwide. More >>