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Firmware update for EOS 1D Mark IV

Firmware Version 1.1.1 for the EOS 1D Mark IV incorporates the following change.
• Optimizes the camera's exposure accuracy when using EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM and EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM lenses, which are scheduled for release in June 2012. If these lenses are used with an EOS-1D Mark IV camera that has not been updated with the new firmware, the image may be overexposed depending on the subject and shooting scene.

The firmware upgrade can be installed by the user. Full instructions and downloads are available at the
>>Canon Download Centre


Canon has announced the latest addition to its EOS range with the launch of the new EOS 5D Mark III. The new camera builds on the performance of the EOS 5D Mark II offering improved speed, greater resolution, enhanced processing power and extended creative options for both stills and Full HD movies.

Key features
22.3 Megapixel full-frame sensor
61-point autofocus
Up to 6fps continuous shooting
Native ISO 100-25,600 sensitivity
Full HD video with manual control
14-bit DIGIC 5+ processor
Enhanced Weather sealing
3.2 inch 1,040,000-dot screen
HDR mode with presets

The EOS 5D Mark III utilises the same 61-point wide-area AF system as the EOS-1D X. It features an impressive 41 cross-type points and five dual cross-type points, providing unsurpassed accuracy across the frame. The customisable AF pre-sets introduced in the EOS-1D X are also available, helping the capture of traditionally challenging subjects and providing additional reliability in situations where subject movement c…

New range of professional accessories

Canon has extended its range of EOS accessories, unveiling a number of new items for its professional and mid-range EOS Digital SLRs.

The Speedlite 600EX-RT is Canon’s first flash unit to feature inbuilt wireless radio connectivity. It replaces the Speedlite 580EX II (which uses infrared wireless control). Also new is Speedlite Transmitter ST-E3-RT, a slave unit which can sit in the camera hot-shoe to control the off-camera 600RX-RT.

Speedlite 600EX-RT Key features
Guide number 60 (m, ISO 100, at 200mm)
Radio triggering with 30m range
Use up to 15 units together
Infra-red wireless functionality
Remote camera triggering
Bounce-and-swivel head with zoom control
White-balance correction filters
Fast, quiet recycling

Speedlite Transmitter ST-E3-RT Key features

Radio frequency remote flash trigger.
Fire selected Speedlites from 30m away.
Controls up to 15 flashguns.
Remote camera triggering.
Weather sealed against dust and moisture. 

Integrated radio frequency triggering, in a…

Canon EOS system celebrates 25th anniversary

Canon celebrates 25 years of photography expertise with the anniversary of the iconic EOS System.  Since its birth in 1987, the EOS System has grown to become the world’s most comprehensive range of digital single-lens reflex (DSLR) cameras, interchangeable lenses and accessories, favoured by photographers the world over.

Canon’s EOS system made its debut in March 1987 with the launch of the EOS 650 SLR camera and three interchangeable EF lenses, including the EF 35-70mm f/3.5-4.5. This month, the system will commemorate its long, rich history with the celebration of its 25th anniversary.

Standing for “Electro Optical System” while also carrying the name of the Greek goddess of the dawn, the EOS series was the world’s first fully electronic mount system, representing a new generation of AF SLR cameras. During the film camera era, EOS SLR cameras introduced innovative technologies and designs. During this period, Canon pioneered new advances in technology launching the top-of-the-lin…