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Thursday, 21 March 2013

EOS 700D is the most advanced consumer EOS to date

The new EOS 700D is powered by a Canon-designed and manufactured 18.0MP APS-C Hybrid CMOS sensor and DIGIC 5 image processor, which deliver high levels of resolution at up to 5fps – producing images that are rich in detail and colour. 

With a native 100-12,800 ISO range, the EOS 700D is capable of catching remarkable images even when shooting in tricky low-light conditions.

The camera’s advanced AF System consists of 9 high performance, cross-type points spread across the frame. With the option to manually select and adjust focus points, or simply use full automatic mode, the EOS 700D provides photographers with an easy way to explore different kinds of image composition as their confidence grows.

The EOS 700D features a new, simplified 360° rotating mode dial to provide easy and swift access to the camera’s various shooting modes. A 7.7cm (3-inch) Vari-angle Clear View LCD II Touch screen also makes it easy for users to adjust settings as well as frame, shoot and review from a variety of angles. A new external coating, adopted from Canon’s mid-range EOS models, also provides a more robust and durable finish.

The EOS 700D will be available from late April 2013 with a suggested retail price of £629.99 / €799.99 (body only) or £759.99 / €969.99 (with the new EF-S 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 IS STM lens).

If you pre-order or purchase the EOS 700D between 21 March and 30 April 2013 you will receive a Canon 300EG Gadget Bag free of charge. For further information visit: www.canon.co.uk/bagpromotion

Full details and specification for the EOS 700D are on the EOS magazine website.

Smallest, lightest DSLR ever made

Canon is introducing the EOS 100D, an addition to its entry-level consumer digital single-lens reflex camera line-up.

The EOS 100D is the smallest and lightest APS-C DSLR in its class. Measuring just 116.8 x 90.7 x 69.4mm and weighing only 407g, the lightweight and compact body also features a bright optical viewfinder. The camera features a large 7.7cm (3-inch) ClearView II Capacitive Touch screen – making it easy to adjust settings and instantly review shots after capture.

At the heart of the EOS 100D is a new 18 MP APS-C Hybrid CMOS AF II Sensor. This combines with the power of the DIGIC 5 image processor to deliver excellent results in virtually any situation. The new sensor uses phase detection pixels spread across 80 per cent of the sensor’s imaging surface to provide increased AF speed and tracking performance when the camera is in live view mode or when capturing Full-HD movies. 

The camera is capable of shooting at speeds of up to 4fps. It offers a range of simple controls and a helpful in-camera feature guide.

The EOS 100D will be available from late April 2013 with a suggested retail price of £579.99 / €739.99 (body only) or £709.99 / €909.99 (with the new EF-S 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 IS STM lens).

If you pre-order or purchase the EOS 100D between 21 March and 30 April 2013 you will recieve a Canon 300EG Gadget Bag free of charge. See www.canon.co.uk/bagpromotion (this promotion webpage will be live from 22 March 2013).

Full details and specification for the EOS 100D are on the EOS magazine website.

Standard STM lens for everyday photos and video

The new EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM combines Canon’s Optical Image Stabilizer and Stepping Motor (STM) technologies to deliver minimal image blur and smooth, near-silent focus in movies.

Images are captured with detail and clarity thanks to the 4-stop Optical Image Stabilizer, which also lets photographers use lower ISO levels and longer shutter speeds. The full time manual focus ring allows users to make precise focus adjustments, while the near-silent STM technology also ensures noise is kept to a minimum whilst focusing – perfect when shooting movies.

The EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM is available from late April 2013 with a suggested retail price of £239.99 / €299.99.

Thursday, 7 March 2013

Canon spring 2013 cashback

Cashback is available on a range of professional and high-end Canon products including DSLRs, lenses, compacts and PIXMA PRO models.

Check the terms and conditions at www.canon.co.uk/springcashback. A valid European serial number is needed when submitting the claim.

The cashback is available on purchases made from 7 March 2013 until 31 May 2013.

You can claim cashback on any of the following products (cashback amount shown in backets):

EOS cameras 
EOS 5D Mark III  (£160/€200)
EOS 6D  (£100/€125)
EOS 7D  (£80/€100)
EOS 60D  (£65 /€80)

Lenses & accessories                                
EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM  (£80/€100)
EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM  (£160/€200)
EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM  (£80/€100)
EF 17-40mm f/4L USM  (£80/€100)
EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM  (£235/€300)
EF 8-15mm f/4L FISHEYE USM  (£155/€200)
EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM  (£235/€300)

Speedlite 600EX-RT  (£80/€100)

Compact Cameras                             
PowerShot G1 X  (£30/€38)
PowerShot G15  (£30/€38)
PowerShot S110  (£20/€25)
PowerShot SX50 HS  (£50/€60)

LEGRIA HF G25  (£75/€95)

PIXMA PRO-1  (£100/€125)
PIXMA PRO-10  (£75/€95)
PIXMA PRO-100  (£50/€60)

Monday, 4 March 2013

High-sensitivity sensor for video recording

Prototype camera with the new sensor

Canon has successfully developed a sensor exclusively for video recording. Delivering high-sensitivity, low-noise imaging performance, the new Canon 35 mm CMOS sensor enables the capture of Full HD video even in exceptionally low-light environments.

The sensor features pixels measuring 19 microns square in size – more than 7.5x the surface area of the pixels on the CMOS sensor incorporated in the EOS 1D X and other digital SLR cameras. The sensor's pixels and readout circuitry employ new technologies to reduce noise, which tends to increase as pixel size increases. 

Thanks to these technologies, the sensor makes it possible to shoot clearly visible video images even in dimly lit environments with as little as 0.03 lux of illumination (approximately the brightness of a crescent moon) – a level of brightness in which it is difficult for the naked eye to see objects. When recording video of astral bodies, an electron-multiplying CCD, which realizes approximately the same level of perception as the naked eye, can capture magnitude 6 stars. Canon's newly developed CMOS sensor is capable of recording faint stars with a magnitude of 8.5 and dimmer.

Using a prototype camera employing the newly developed sensor, Canon successfully captured video images in a room illuminated only by the light from burning incense sticks (approximately 0.05–0.01 lux) and video of the Geminid meteor shower. 

The company expects the new sensor to be used for astronomical and natural observation, support for medical research and use in surveillance and security equipment.

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