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Canon New Cosmos of Photography 2019 competition opens

Canon has begun accepting entries for its New Cosmos of Photography 2019 photo competition.

Now in its 42nd year, the competition is open to international entrants in the aim of discovering, nurturing, and supporting developing photographers who want to explore new and creative ways to engage with photography and video.

Experts from around the world have been invited to judge this year’s competition, including Emilia van Lynden, Artistic Director of the Dutch photo and video exhibition ‘Unseen’, and Sandra Phillips, Curator Emerita of Photography at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA).

The Excellence Award Selection Committee will meet in July to choose seven Excellence Award winners and 14 Honorable Mention Award winners, before a Grand Prize winner is selected in November.

Since its launch in 1991, the New Cosmos of Photography contest has accepted 29,398 entries from both individuals and groups, many of whom have gone on to receive international success through their w…

EOS R firmware version 1.2.0

Firmware Version 1.2.0 for the EOS R incorporates the following enhancements and fixes.

1. Eye-detection AF
  - supports Servo AF when shooting still images.
  - now available when shooting movies regardless of 'Movie Servo AF' setting.
2. Small AF Frame Size
  - supports Servo AF when shooting still images.
  - now available when shooting movies regardless of 'Movie Servo AF' setting.

1. Under certain conditions the electronic level displayed in the electronic viewfinder did not display properly.
2. Under certain conditions information displayed in the electronic viewfinder was not properly rotated.
3. Under certain conditions updating the firmware for the wireless file transmitter WFT-E7 was not possible.

For more information and to download the firmware visit:

Exclusive Interview with Canon Europe's Mike Burnhill

In an exclusive interview with EOS magazine for the April-June 2019 issue, Michael Burnhill, European Technical Support Manager at Canon Europe, told us what the new EOS R system means for the future of Canon EOS cameras and hints at the exciting optics made possible by the new RF lens mount.

Interview by Angela August, Editor

AA:Where is Canon heading with the EOS R system?

MB: That's still to be defined, but the plan is to develop the system in both directions. With the EOS RP we've gone towards an entry-level full-frame camera, which is a very large market. It was a bit of curve ball because everyone seemed to have expected a high-end model.

When you have a high-end product it's got to be bullet-proof. It's got to work. That's the faith professionals have in Canon. It’s not going to let them down. And that's what has built the CPS [Canon Professional Services] reputation. It’s the same with a pro mirrorless camera – it's got to work. It can’t be a ‘work in…

Canon announces the EOS 250D / Rebel SL3 DSLR camera

Canon Europe announces the launch of the Canon EOS 250D, the world's lightest DSLR camera with a moveable screen. The EOS 250D (Rebel SL3 in USA, Kiss X10 in Asia) is an easy-to-use DSLR, packed with the latest technology that provides users with an ideal introduction to interchangeable lens photography in a small and lightweight body.

Successor to Canon’s award-winning EOS 200D (Rebel SL2 / Kiss X9), the EOS 250D has a guided user interface for easy operation, a large 24.1 Megapixel Dual Pixel CMOS APS-C sensor, 4K movie capability, super-fast and responsive autofocus and excellent connectivity to smart devices.

In addition, the camera features DIGIC 8, Canon’s latest image processor which powers many of its functions, including 4K movie recording, 4K time-lapse and 4K frame grabs from 4K movies. It also supports a variety of improvements in Live View: autofocus precision and Eye AF, Auto Lighting Optimizer, Digital Lens Optimizer and Highlight Tone Priority for sharp high-reso…

Four 2019 TIPA World Awards for Canon

The following Canon products have received 2019 TIPA World Awards:
-  Best Full-Frame Camera Advanced: Canon EOS RP
-  Best DSLR Professional Prime Lens: Canon EF400mm f/2.8L IS III USM
-  Best APS-C Mirrorless Prime Lens: Canon EF-M32mm f/1.4 STM
-  Best Mirrorless Prime Standard Lens: Canon RF50mm F1.2 L USM

Products from Canon’s new full frame mirrorless system have been recognised as industry-leading – winning two awards. The first is for its affordable, compact and lightweight camera body, the EOS RP, and the second for the ground-breaking, premium L-series lens, the RF50mm F1.2L USM.

The other two accolades recognise the strength and breadth of Canon’s EF and EF-M lens line-up, from the world’s lightest 400mm f2.8 lens – the EF400mm f/2.8L IS III USM to the compact, high quality EF-M32mm f/1.4 STM lens – distinguishing Canon’s ongoing commitment to innovating lens technology and optical excellence – providing kit for every type of user, across its product range.

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