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Fujifilm X-A3 arrives with new sensor and touchscreen in tow

by Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) ~ August 25th, 2016

Fujifilm has announced its X-A3 entry-level mirrorless camera. Unlike other X-series cameras, its 24MP sensor uses a traditional Bayer color filter, rather than X-Trans. The standard ISO range is 200-6400, which can expand to 100-25,600 if needed.

The autofocus system offers 49 points in single AF mode and 77 points in the wide/tracking modes, but it lacks on-sensor phase detection like more expensive Fujifilm cameras. Also added is the ability to link metering and AF areas.

The camera has a 3″ LCD that flips upward by 180 degrees, and selfies can be taken using the command dial on the back of the camera, which gives you a firmer grip on the camera. The LCD is touch-enabled and includes the usual bells-and-whistles that come along with it, plus a new ‘touch zoom’ feature.

The X-A3 has many of Fujifilm’s Film Simulation modes, including Pro Neg.Hi, Pro Neg.Std, and Classic Chrome, but lacks the new ACROS mode found on its higher-end models. Full HD video is supported at 60p and 24p. Wi-Fi is also built-in.

The X-A3 will come bundled with the XC 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OIS II lens in you choice of three colors: silver, brown or pink. It will be available in October at a price of $599.


 Press Release:

FUJIFILM BRINGS EASY SELFIES AND ENDLESS FUN WITH THE NEW X-A3 MIRRORLESS CAMERA

X-A3 gives users excellent image quality, easy controls, and numerous film simulations to make unique pictures

Valhalla, N.Y., August 25, 2016 – As a leader in advanced digital camera technology and outstanding image quality, FUJIFILM North America Corporation today announced the new FUJIFILM X-A3, a compact mirrorless camera with a large, 180 degree tilting touch LCD, eleven film simulations and ten advanced filters, all in a retro, classic design. 

The X-A3 features a newly-developed 24.2MP APS-C sensor that produces crisp images in a wide range of shooting conditions, and excels in naturally reproducing skin tones, textures and colors.

Updated Design with Enhanced Textures and Touchscreen

The FUJIFILM X-A3 features a retro design that will appeal to a younger generation and gives a fresh impression of sophisticated photography. The top cover, front plate and top dials are made of aluminum. The newly-developed faux leather has significantly enhanced the overall texture. The LCD on the rear uses a touchscreen that offers “Touch AF,” “Touch Shoot” and “Touch Zoom,” for easy pinch-out finger gestures to zoom in and out.

Selfies First

The FUJIFILM X-A3 grip is designed to accommodate normal shooting and self-portraits effortlessly. The X-A3 has an ergonomic design that is based on real-world feedback from hundreds of casual photographers. The rear LCD employs a slide-and-tilt mechanism so that it is not blocked by the camera body when tilted 180 degrees to maintain 100% visibility. Users will be able to view the entire screen for precise selfie composition.

When taking a selfie, users can focus and release the shutter by pressing the vertical command dial, found directly below your index finger that also minimizes camera shake. The new Self Timer function now offers Smile Detection, Buddy Timer and Group Timer modes. Even without having to press the command dial or release button, the shutter is released when subjects smile, when two people come close together, or when a specified number of people come into the frame. The X-A3 also automatically activates Eye Detection AF when the rear LCD is titled upwards, and the Portrait Enhancer mode now offers three-step adjustments, using touchscreen operations. The addition of the skin-tone brightening function takes your portrait photography to a new level.

Get Creative with the X-A3

The X-A3 offers a total of eleven Film Simulation modes. Enjoy Fujifilm’s original expressions of tonality, such as the true-to-life colors of PROVIA (standard), the vibrant tones and saturated colors of Velvia (vivid), the soft tones of ASTIA (soft) or the documentary-style tones of CLASSIC CHROME. Monochrome and Sepia modes are also available.

The normal sensitivity range covers ISO200 to ISO6400, while extended sensitivity settings of ISO12800 and even ISO25600 can be selected when you want to minimize camera shake. The X-A3 produces clear images with astonishingly low noise, even on low-light nightscapes and indoor shots where high ISOs are essential. And with the Advanced Filters, users can easily produce unique and creative effects. A total of ten Advanced Filters are available, including the new “Fisheye “and Cross Screen “as well as Toy Camera, Miniature, Dynamic Tone, Pop Color, Soft Focus, High Key, Low Key and Partial Color.

FUJIFILM X-A3 Key Features:

  • 24.2MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • EXR Processor II
    • Start-up time of 0.5 seconds
    • AF speed of 0.3 seconds
    • Shutter lag time of 0.05 seconds
    • Shooting interval time of 0.4 seconds
  • NEW – 49-point focus areas for AF in the Single Point mode
  • Zone and Wide / Tracking modes with 77-point focus areas
  • New functions -“Release Priority / Focus Priority” and “AF+MF”
  • 3” (920K dot) high resolution touch LCD screen that can be tilted to 180°
  • Class-leading macro photography distance of approximately 2.75”
  • Full range of ISO200 – ISO25600
  • In-camera RAW processing
  • NEW – “PRO Neg.Hi” and “PRO Neg.Std.”and other film simulation modes
  • NEW – Panorama and Time Lapse functions.
  • NEW – Interlocking of Metering and AF areas, support for the Adobe RGB color space, and choice of different colors in Focus Peaking for assisting MF.Full HD recording (1080/60p, 50p, 24p)
  • Wi-Fi® image transfer and remote camera operation
  • Photos can be sent to the INSTAX Share Printer using the free INSTAX Share App (iOS and Android) SHARE Smartphone Printer

Availability and Pricing

The new FUJIFILM X-A3 Kit (with XC16-50mmF3.5-5.6 OIS II) will be available in October 2016 in the U.S. for USD $599.95. It will be available in Silver, Brown, and Pink.

Fujifilm X-A3 specifications 

Price
MSRP $599 (with 16-50mm lens)
Body type
Body type Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Sensor
Max resolution 6000 x 4000
Image ratio w:h 1:1, 3:2, 16:9
Effective pixels 24 megapixels
Sensor size APS-C (23.5 x 15.7 mm)
Sensor type CMOS
Processor EXR Processor II
Color space sRGB, Adobe RGB
Color filter array Primary color filter
Image
ISO Auto, 200-6400 (expandable to 100-25600)
Boosted ISO (minimum) 100
Boosted ISO (maximum) 25600
White balance presets 7
Custom white balance Yes
Image stabilization No
Uncompressed format RAW
JPEG quality levels Fine, Normal
File format
  • JPEG (Exif Ver 2.3)
  • RAW (Fujifilm RAF format)
Optics & Focus
Autofocus
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Touch
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
Autofocus assist lamp Yes
Manual focus Yes
Number of focus points 77
Lens mount Fujifilm X
Focal length multiplier 1.5×
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCD Tilting
Screen size 3
Screen dots 1,040,000
Touch screen Yes
Screen type TFT LCD
Live view Yes
Viewfinder type None
Photography features
Minimum shutter speed 30 sec
Maximum shutter speed 1/4000 sec
Maximum shutter speed (electronic) 1/32000 sec
Exposure modes
  • Program AE
  • Shutter Priority
  • Aperture Priority
  • Manual
Built-in flash Yes
Flash range 7.00 m (at ISO 200)
External flash Yes
Flash modes Auto, flash on, flash off, slow synchro, rear-curtain synchro, commander
Flash X sync speed 1/180 sec
Drive modes
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Self-timer
Continuous drive 6.0 fps
Self-timer Yes (2 or 10 secs)
Metering modes
  • Multi
  • Average
  • Spot
Exposure compensation ±3 (at 1/3 EV steps)
AE Bracketing ±3 (3 frames at 1/3 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV steps)
WB Bracketing Yes
Videography features
Resolutions 1920 x 1080 (60p, 50p, 30p, 24p), 1280 x 720 (60p, 50p, 24p)
Format MPEG-4, H.264
Microphone Stereo
Speaker Mono
Storage
Storage types SD/SDHC/SDXC card
Connectivity
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
HDMI Yes (mini-HDMI)
Microphone port No
Headphone port No
Wireless Built-In
Wireless notes 802.11b/g/n
Remote control Yes (Wired or via smartphone)
Physical
Environmentally sealed No
Battery Battery Pack
Battery description NP-W126S lithium-ion battery & USB charger
Battery Life (CIPA) 410
Weight (inc. batteries) 339 g (0.75 lb / 11.96 oz)
Dimensions 117 x 67 x 40 mm (4.61 x 2.64 x 1.57)
Other features
Orientation sensor Yes
GPS None

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Fujifilm adds XF 23mm F2 R WR to all-weather lens lineup

by Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) ~ August 25th, 2016

Fujifilm has announced the Fujinon XF 23mm F2 R WR, adding a 35mm equiv. prime to its weather-resistant X-mount lineup. The lens offers water and dust resistance and will work in temperatures as low as 14°F /-10°C. Built with a metal housing, it provides a ring for aperture control and uses a stepping motor that Fujifilm claims is capable of focusing speeds as fast as 0.05 seconds when paired with the phase detection AF systems of the X-Pro2 and X-T2. It’s made up of 10 elements in 6 groups and uses a 9-blade aperture. 

The Fujinon XF 23mm F2 R WR will go on sale in September for $449.95.

Press release:

FUJIFILM ANNOUNCES THE NEW FUJINON XF23mmF2 R WR

Compact, lightweight and stylish XF23mmF2 R WR expands high-performance X Series lenses

Valhalla, N.Y., August 25, 2016 – FUJIFILM Corporation has announced the new FUJINON XF23mmF2 R WR, a compact, weather and dust-resistant wide-angle lens weighing just 180g. The new lens joins the lineup of X Series digital camera lenses known for their outstanding image quality. The XF23mmF2 R WR has a highly versatile focal length (35mm in 35mm format equivalent), covering a range of subjects from snapshots to landscapes and portraits. Its compact, lightweight design and high-speed autofocus (AF) capability allow users to enjoy taking pictures quickly and easily.

The XF23mmF2 R WR gives users advanced image resolution, capable of drawing out the full performance of the proprietary Fujifilm X-TRANS CMOS sensor. It has a similar size and design to the existing XF35mmF2, adding to a stylish collection of compact lenses. The inner-focus AF system uses a stepping motor to drive lightweight focusing elements for silent and fast autofocus. When combined with the phase detection AF system of the FUJIFILM X-Pro2 and X-T2, the lens can focus in an astonishing 0.05 seconds.

The metal exterior gives users a feeling of premium quality and robustness, and the aperture ring and focus ring have been designed with just the right amount of clicking and torque for optimum feedback and operability. The lens is weather and dust resistant and operates at temperatures as low as 14°F / -10°C, making it an ideal choice for outdoor photography.

FUJINON XF23mmF2 R WR Key Features:

  • FUJIFILM X-Mount is compatible with all FUJIFILM X Series interchangeable system cameras
  • Weather-resistant design capable of operating at temperatures as low as 14°F / -10°C
  • 10 elements in 6 groups with 2 aspherical elements
  • Super EBC (Super Electron Beam Coating) ensures high performance by reducing both flare and ghosting
  • 9 blade aperture creates smooth and circular bokeh
  • Minimum working distance of less than 9 inches
  • Fast and silent autofocus of 0.05 seconds
  • Compatible with the vented metal hood “LH-XF35-2” (also compatible with the XF35mmF2 R WR).

The FUJINON XF23mmF2 R WR will be available in September 2016 for USD $449.95. It will initially be available in Black only.

Fujifilm XF 23mm F2 R WR specifications

Principal specifications
Lens type Prime lens
Max Format size APS-C / DX
Focal length 23 mm
Image stabilization No
Lens mount Fujifilm X
Aperture
Maximum aperture F2
Minimum aperture F16
Aperture ring Yes
Number of diaphragm blades 9
Optics
Elements 10
Groups 6
Special elements / coatings 2 aspherical elements + Super Electron Beam Coating
Focus
Minimum focus 0.22 m (8.66)
Maximum magnification 0.13×
Autofocus Yes
Motor type Stepper motor
Full time manual Yes
Focus method Internal
Distance scale No
DoF scale No
Physical
Weight 180 g (0.40 lb)
Diameter 60 mm (2.36)
Length 52 mm (2.05)
Sealing Yes
Colour Black, silver
Filter thread 43.0 mm
Hood supplied Yes
Hood product code LH-XF35-2
Tripod collar No

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Canon introduces EF 16-35mm F2.8L III USM and EF 24-105mm F4L IS II USM L-series glass

by Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) ~ August 24th, 2016

Coinciding with the announcement of the 5D Mark IV, Canon has introduced updates to two L-series lenses: the EF 16-35mm F2.8L III USM and EF 24-105mm F4L IS II USM. The 24-105mm F4L II offers improved image stabilization, claiming four stops to its predecessor’s three, and adds air sphere coating for better resistance to ghosting and flare. Two aperture blades have been added, totaling 10 now – arguably one more than it should have for pleasing sunstar rendition.

The third iteration of Canon’s 16-35mm F2.8L uses a large diameter GMO (glass-molded) dual surface aspherical lens. Like its predecessors the lens is water- and dust-resistant, and Canon claims the new lens boasts improved durability. We’ve seen some initial comparisons vs. the Mark II, and the Mark III clearly addresses one of its predecessors largest shortcomings – poor off-center performance – while arguably improving upon one of its most revered qualities: beautiful sunstars.

The EF 16-35mm F2.8L III USM will cost $2,199 and the EF 24-105mm F4L IS II USM will sell for $1099. Both lenses are scheduled for October availability.

From the press release:

New Canon EF Lenses and EOS Accessories
In addition to the new EOS 5D Mark IV DSLR, Canon is also introducing two EF-Series L-series lenses as well as a variety of EOS accessories. The new EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM Ultra-Wide Zoom Lens features a large diameter GMO dual surface aspherical lens and ground aspherical lens, f/2.8 aperture throughout the entire zoom range, fluorine coating, improved durability and is dust and water resistant. The new EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II USM Standard Zoom lens features an improved four-stop image stabilization as well as ghosting and flare reduction with air sphere coating. The Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM Ultra-Wide Zoom Lens is scheduled to be available late in October for an estimated retail price of $2,199.00†† and the EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II USM Standard Zoom Lens is scheduled to be available in late October for an estimated retail price of $1,099.00††.

Additional EOS accessories include the Canon Battery Grip BG-E20, Canon Rain Cover ERC-E5S/E5M/E5L and Canon Protecting Cloth PC-E1. For more information about all these products and accessories, please visit: https://www.usa.canon.com/5D4Legend

††Availability, prices and specifications are subject to change without notice. Actual prices are set by individual dealers and may vary.

EF 16-35mm F2.8L III USM / EF 24-105mm F4L II USM specifications

  Canon EF 16-35mm F2.8L III USM Canon EF 24-105mm F4L IS II USM
Principal specifications
Lens type Zoom lens
Max Format size 35mm FF
Focal length 16–35 mm 24–105 mm
Image stabilization No Yes (4 stops)
Lens mount Canon EF
Aperture
Maximum aperture F2.8
Minimum aperture F22
Aperture ring No
Number of diaphragm blades 9 10
Optics
Elements 16 17
Groups 11 12
Special elements / coatings 1 dual-surface aspherical, 1 aspherical, fluorine coating Air Sphere Coating
Focus
Minimum focus 0.28 m (11.02) 0.45 m (17.72)
Autofocus Yes
Motor type Ring-type ultrasonic
Full time manual Yes
Focus method Internal
Distance scale Yes
DoF scale No
Physical
Weight 790 g (1.74 lb) 795 g (1.75 lb)
Diameter 89 mm (3.48) 84 mm (3.29)
Length 128 mm (5.02) 118 mm (4.65)
Sealing Yes
Colour Black
Zoom method Rotary (internal) Rotary (extending)
Power zoom No
Zoom lock No
Filter thread 82.0 mm 77.0 mm
Hood supplied Yes
Hood product code EW-88D EW-83M
Tripod collar No

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Canon EOS 5D Mark IV First Impressions Review

by Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) ~ August 24th, 2016

The Canon EOS 5D series is arguably one of the must recognizable camera lines of the digital age and the Mark IV is designed to appeal to the same wide range of enthusiasts and professionals. Nearly identical-looking to its predecessor, it recei…

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Canon announces full-frame EOS 5D Mark IV with 30MP sensor and Dual Pixel AF

by Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) ~ August 24th, 2016

Canon has officially announced the EOS 5D Mark IV, the fourth generation of its full-frame DSLR for enthusiast and professional photographers. Built around a 30MP Dual Pixel AF sensor, it significantly extends the still and video capabilities the series has become known for.

The 30MP Dual Pixel CMOS sensor allows fast phase-detection autofocus in live view and video and can be used to capture DCI (4096 x 2160) 4K footage at up to 30p. This video is captured in the high quality but inefficient Motion JPEG format.

The camera’s AF coverage, sensitivity and lens compatibility has been expanded in-line with the EOS-1D X Mark II and the maximum frame rate boosted to seven frames per second. The 5D IV also becomes the first model to capture separate data from the dual photodiodes that make up each pixel, enabling some innovative post-processing options to correct for minor focus errors or remove lens ghosting.

The EOS 5D Mark IV will go on sale in early September with an MSRP of $3499. Kits with the 24-70mm F4L will ship at around the same time for $4399, while a 24-105mm F4L IS II USM kit follows in late October for $4599.


Press Release

It’s Finally here: Canon u.s.a. announces the highly anticipated EOS 5D Mark IV DSLR camera and new L-Series Lenses

Developed for Professional Wedding, Portrait, and Nature/Wildlife Photographers as well as Filmmakers, the EOS 5D Mark IV Delivers Excellent Image Quality and 4K Video Recording

MELVILLE, N.Y., August 25, 2016 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is proud to announce the EOS 5D Mark IV DSLR camera, the next generation of the popular and versatile 5D series of Canon professional DSLR cameras. Building on this legendary legacy, the EOS 5D Mark IV propels the series forward with a fusion of features and enhancements targeted to please even the most discerning creative eyes. The camera’s 30.4 megapixel 35mm Full Frame Canon CMOS sensor offers stunning image quality while the DIGIC 6+ Image Processor delivers 4K 30P video and up to and seven frames per second (fps) continuous shooting. To make video shooting even easier, the camera also features Canon’s propriety Dual Pixel CMOS AF, even when shooting 4K to help ensure sharp focus and subject tracking.

In addition, Canon is also introducing two new L-series EF lenses – the Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM Ultra-Wide Zoom Lens and EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II USM Standard Zoom Lens– offering fantastic edge-to-edge sharpness across the imaging plane, as well as improved durability and performance.

“Canon’s EOS 5D series of DSLR cameras has a history of being at the forefront of still and video innovation. And today, we add to this family of cameras the EOS 5D Mark IV– the first in our 5D series to offer 4K video and built-in Wi-Fi and NFC connectivity,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, president and COO, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “In developing this new DSLR camera, we listened to the requests of current EOS users to create for them a modern, versatile camera designed to help them create and share beautiful still and video imagery.”

“Outdoor photographers will really appreciate the new EOS 5D Mark IV, as it offers more resolution, better detail in the shadows, and improved speeds in autofocus and frame rate,” reported acclaimed nature photographer and Canon Explorer of Light George Lepp. “With the fabulous resolution of 4K video and the ability to make beautiful prints from a frame of that video as an added bonus, this camera sets a new mid-range standard for nature photography.”

EOS 5D Mark IV DSLR Camera Specifications:

  • New 30.4 Megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor for versatile shooting in nearly any light, with ISO range 100–32,000; expandable up to 50–102,400.
  • 4K Motion JPEG video (DCI cinema-type 4096 x 2160) at 30p or 24p; in-camera still frame grab* of 4K 8.8-Megapixel images; multiple video options include Full HD up to 60p, and HD up to 120p.
  • Superb Dual Pixel CMOS AF for responsive and smooth AF during video or Live View shooting; LCD monitor has full touch-screen interface, including selection of AF area.
  • Excellent performance — up to 7.0 fps** continuous shooting speed with high performance DIGIC 6+ Image Processor for improved speed and excellent image quality.
  • 61 AF points with expanded vertical coverage with 41 cross-points, and AF possible at all 61 AF points with many lens + extender combinations effective at f/8.
  • 150,000-pixel RGB+IR metering sensor helps provide precise exposure metering, helps detect flickering lights and allows for enhanced scene recognition and face detection capabilities.
  • Dual Pixel RAW***, in-camera Digital Lens Optimizer during JPEG shooting and Diffraction Correction technologies.
  • Built-in Wi-Fi®1 and NFC2 connectivity provide easy sharing to compatible smart devices, select social media sites and the Canon Connect Station CS100 device.
  • Built-in GPS3 provides geotag information including auto time syncing with Universal Time Code (UTC) via satellites.

“I have owned every camera in the 5D line, so the new EOS 5D Mark IV feels like an old friend in my hands, only better” exclaimed renowned wedding photographer and Canon Explorer of Light Clay Blackmore. “It has everything a professional photographer needs to create outstanding, quality images every time. Between its ability with still images and video capture, it is the complete package and—in my opinion—the best wedding camera on the planet.”

“When working with macro beauty photography, I need fast and precise autofocus. With each breath of the subject I need to be able to check the exact placement of focus, whether on the tips of the eyelashes, the pupils or other detail of her face. The EOS 5D Mark IV gave me exactly the speed and precision required to capture the detail and stunning color that is a signature of my beauty work,” remarked celebrated fashion and beauty photographer and Canon Explorer of Light Lindsay Adler. “I’m always looking for ways to create visuals that help me stand out from the competition. Cinemagraphs, also known as ‘living images,’ allow me to combine still frames and video to create captivating images. Because of the EOS 5D Mark IV’s 4K and slow motion capabilities, I now have the ability to create high quality and visually compelling cinemagraphs without having to invest in an expensive cinema camera!”

The Next Generation of EOS 5D Cameras

In addition to the new Full Frame sensor, the new EOS 5D Mark IV includes a 61-point High-Density Reticular AF II system, similar to the one found in the flagship EOS-1D X Mark II, with all AF points selectable by the user (and up to 41 cross-type points depending on the lens in use). The AF system, improved over previous Canon 5D series models, includes expanded coverage across the frame that supports AF at maximum apertures up to f/8 with all 61 points for high-precision autofocus even when using EF super-telephoto lenses with an EF extender. Standard ISO range for the EOS 5D Mark IV is ISO 100-32,000 and is expandable to 50-102,400.

The EOS 5D Mark IV also introduces a new 150,000 pixel RGB+IR metering sensor with enhanced precision and performance compared to its predecessor, improving upon facial recognition and tracking as well as nature and sports scenes with fast-moving action. AF sensitivity in low light is EV-3 and EV-4 when in Live View mode. The EOS Scene Detection System can detect and compensate for flickering light sources that are often used in gymnasiums and swimming pools. When enabled, this anti-flicker system automatically adjusts shutter release timing to help reduce disparities in exposure and color especially during continuous burst shooting.

Following the groundbreaking video recording capabilities introduced in the EOS 5D Mark II and EOS 5D Mark III, the EOS 5D Mark IV takes the next leap forward offering DCI 4K video recording. Adding to the versatility of capturing 4K video, is Canon’s Dual Pixel CMOS AF. This proven autofocus system allows for continuous focus tracking of subjects, and can be customized by the user for optimal performance. Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology not only enhances 4K video recording, but also helps create crisp focus for 4K Frame Grab extraction of 8.8 megapixel still JPEG images, all done in camera.

Mobile Connectivity

For the first time in an EOS 5D series DSLR camera, the EOS 5D Mark IV features built-in Wi-Fi®1 and Near-Field Communication (NFC)™1 providing for the easy transfer of images and MP4 movies to compatible mobile devices, as well remote shooting when using the Canon Camera Connect App2. The EOS 5D Mark IV also includes a built-in GPS3 receiver with compass for precise geo-tagged information of latitude, longitude, and elevation. This is especially valuable to wildlife photographers and photojournalists who need to track their locations, as well as providing sports and wedding photographers the ability to sync a multiple-camera setup with extreme accuracy and precision. The camera’s built-in GPS can also be used to sync the camera’s time to the atomic clock, an invaluable feature when multiple photographers are covering the same event.

Pricing and Availability

The Canon EOS 5D Mark IV DSLR is currently scheduled to be available in early September 2016 for an estimated retail price of $3,499.00 for the body only††. It will also be sold as part of body-and-lens kits with the EF24-70mm f/4L lens ($4,399.00, scheduled to be available early September)†† and the EF24-105mm f/4L IS II USM lens ($4599.00, scheduled to be available late October)††.

For an exclusive, hands-on preview, the camera will be available at the customer support centers shown below. Visitors can experience the camera firsthand while Canon technical experts demonstrate new product features, answer questions, and spotlight the benefits of Canon products and service.

Footnotes

1Compatible with iOS® versions 7.1/8.4/9.0, AndroidTMsmartphone and tablet versions 4.0/4.1/4.2/4.3/4.4/5.0/5.1. Data charges may apply with the download of the free Canon Camera Connect app. This app helps enable you to upload images to social media services. Please note that image files may contain personally identifiable information that may implicate privacy laws. Canon disclaims and has no responsibility for your use of such images. Canon does not obtain, collect or use such images or any information included in such images through this app.

2Data charges may apply with the download of the free Canon Camera Connect app. This app helps enable you to upload images to social media services. Please note that image files may contain personally identifiable information that may implicate privacy laws. Canon disclaims and has no responsibility for your use of such images. Canon does not obtain, collect or use such images or any information included in such images through this app.

3In certain countries and regions, the use of GPS may be restricted. Therefore be sure to use GPS in accordance with the laws and regulations of your country or region. Be particularly careful when traveling outside your home country. As a signal is received from GPS satellites, take sufficient measures when using in locations where the use of electronics is regulated.

* Saving a still image from a single movie frame does not result in the same image quality as a normal still image.

** Continuous shooting speed may vary depending on the shutter speed, the aperture, the lens being used, the battery charge and various camera settings.

*** When lens diaphragm setting is fully open, adjustment volume and compensation effect are emphasized. Sufficient adjustment volume and compensation effect may not be achieved, depending on lens in use and shooting conditions. Adjustment volume and compensation effect vary depending on camera position (landscape or portrait). Sufficient adjustment volume and compensation effect may not be achieved depending on the shooting conditions.

††Availability, prices and specifications are subject to change without notice. Actual prices are set by individual dealers and may vary.

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV specifications

Price
MSRP $3499 (body only), $4399 (w/24-70 F4L lens), $4599 (w/24-105 F4L IS USM lens)
Body type
Body type Mid-size SLR
Body material Magnesium alloy
Sensor
Max resolution 6720 x 4480
Image ratio w:h 1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
Effective pixels 30 megapixels
Sensor photo detectors 32 megapixels
Sensor size Full frame (36 x 24 mm)
Sensor size notes sRaw suppoorted in all aspect ratio. Size between 5 and 7.5 megapixel.
Sensor type CMOS
Processor Digic 6+
Color space sRGB, AdobeRGB
Color filter array Primary color filter
Image
ISO Auto, 100-32000 (expands to 50-102400)
Boosted ISO (minimum) 50
Boosted ISO (maximum) 102400
White balance presets 6
Custom white balance Yes
Image stabilization No
Uncompressed format RAW
JPEG quality levels Fine, normal
File format
  • JPEG (Exif v.2.3)
  • Raw (Canon CRW, 14-bit)
Optics & Focus
Autofocus
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Touch
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
Autofocus assist lamp Yes
Manual focus Yes
Number of focus points 61
Lens mount Canon EF
Focal length multiplier 1×
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCD Fully articulated
Screen size 3.2
Screen dots 1,620,000
Touch screen Yes
Screen type TFT LCD
Live view Yes
Viewfinder type Optical (pentaprism)
Viewfinder coverage 100%
Viewfinder magnification 0.71×
Photography features
Minimum shutter speed 30 sec
Maximum shutter speed 1/8000 sec
Exposure modes
  • Program
  • Shutter priority
  • Aperture priority
  • Manual
  • Bulb
  • Scene Intelligent Auto
Built-in flash No
External flash Yes (via hot shoe or flash sync port)
Flash X sync speed 1/200 sec
Drive modes
  • Single shooting
  • Continuous hi/lo
  • Silent single shooting
  • Silent continuous
  • 2/10 sec self-timer / remote control
Continuous drive 7.0 fps
Self-timer Yes (2 or 10 secs, custom)
Metering modes
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Partial
Exposure compensation ±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
AE Bracketing ±3 (2, 3, 5, 7 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
WB Bracketing Yes
Videography features
Resolutions 4096 x 2160 (29.97p, 24p, 23.98p), 1920 x 1080 (59.94p, 29.97p, 24p, 23.98p), 1280 x 720 (119.9p)
Format MPEG-4, Motion JPEG
Videography notes 8.8MP stills can be grabbed from 4K video; camera supports ALL-I, IPB and IPB Light compression.
Microphone Mono
Speaker Mono
Storage
Storage types CompactFlash + SD/SDHC/SDXC card (UHS-I enabled)
Connectivity
USB USB 3.0 (5 GBit/sec)
HDMI Yes (mini-HDMI)
Microphone port Yes
Headphone port Yes
Wireless Built-In
Wireless notes 802.11b/g/n + NFC
Remote control Yes (wired, wireless, or smartphone)
Physical
Environmentally sealed Yes
Battery Battery Pack
Battery description LP-E6N lithium-ion battery & charger
Battery Life (CIPA) 900
Weight (inc. batteries) 890 g (1.96 lb / 31.39 oz)
Dimensions 151 x 116 x 76 mm (5.94 x 4.57 x 2.99)
Other features
Orientation sensor Yes
GPS Built-in

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Canon offers SD card-shaped Wi-Fi adapter, EOS 7D II bundle

by Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) ~ August 24th, 2016

Canon has introduced a Wi-Fi adapter shaped remarkably like an SD card, designed to bring wireless connectivity to dual card slot cameras like the EOS 7D II and 5DS/R. The W-E1 adapter will be sold bundled with the EOS 7D II as well as separately, and will work with previously purchased 7D II and 5DS/R models once a firmware updated is applied.

Though it looks like an SD card, the W-E1 doesn’t include any storage, so the camera’s available CF card slot will need to be used. When used with the EOS 7D II the card can transfer stills and MP4 video files; with the EOS 5DS/R only still images can be transferred. 

The W-E1 will be available in early September for $50. A new Canon EOS 7D II kit with the W-E1 and the EF-S 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 IS USM lens will go on sale in October for $2,449; a body-only kit with the adapter will cost $1,849. Firmware to enable use of the card with previously purchased 7D II units will be available in early September, followed by one for 5DS/R owners will in November.

Press release:

CANON ANNOUNCES NEW CANON EOS 7D MARK II KIT FEATURING NEW WI-FI® ADAPTER FOR THE EASY SHARING OF IMAGES AND VIDEOS

New Bundle Also Includes Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM Lens

MELVILLE, N.Y., August 25, 2016 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, announced today the new Canon EOS 7D Mark II Kit, featuring the new SD card-sized Wi-Fi® Adapter W-E1. This new Wi-Fi adapter, when placed in one of the camera’s SD card slots, provides the EOS 7D Mark II with Wi-Fi capabilitiesi like easy transferring of images and MP4 videos as well as use of the Canon Camera Connect App for remote capture of still images via a compatible smartphone or tablet.ii

The Wi-Fi Adapter W-E1 will be sold with the EOS 7D Mark II body as well as sold separately, and can also be used with the EOS 5DS and 5DS R as well as previously purchased EOS 7D Mark II camerasiii. When used with EOS 5DS and 5DS R cameras, the Wi-Fi Adapter W-E1 functionality is limited to the transfer of still images only. The W-E1 will support 802.11 b, g and n using the 2.4 GHz band.

Additionally, for the first time the EOS 7D Mark II camera will be conveniently bundled with the Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM lens. This lens has been optimized for high-speed autofocusing when shooting stills and quiet and smooth zoom when shooting video. This is the first Canon lens equipped with Nano USM technology providing high-speed autofocus for shooting stills and silent, smooth autofocus when shooting video. The Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM Lens also provides up to four stops of optical image stabilization.

The new Canon EOS 7D Mark II Lens Kit is currently scheduled to be available in October 2016 for an estimated retail price of $2,449.00*, with the body-only version also currently scheduled to be available in October 2016 for an estimated retail price of $1,849*. The Wi-Fi Adapter W-E1 is scheduled to be available in early September 2016 for an estimated retail price of $50.00*. A firmware update to enable compatibility with the W-E1 for previously purchased cameras is currently scheduled to be available in early September 2016 for the EOS 7D Mark II camera and November 2016 for the EOS 5DS and 5DS R cameras.

For more information: http://www.usa.canon.com/

i The Wi-Fi Adapter W-E1 must be inserted into the available SD card slot. The W-E1 does not have storage and is not designed to record images. To record and store images, a CompactFlash card must be used in the dedicated CF card slot.

ii Compatible with iOS® versions 8.0/8.1/8.2/8.3/8.4/9.0/9.1/9.2/9.3, Android™ smartphone and tablet versions 4.1/4.2/4.3/4.4/5.0/5.1/6.0. Data charges may apply with the download of the free Canon Camera Connect app. This app helps enable you to upload images to social media services. Please note that image files may contain personally identifiable information that may implicate privacy laws. Canon disclaims and has no responsibility for your use of such images. Canon does not obtain, collect or use such images or any information included in such images through this app.

iii EOS 7D Mark II, EOS 5DS and EOS 5DS R cameras that have already been purchased separately require a firmware update to utilize the Wi-Fi Adapter W-E1.

* Availability, prices and specifications are subject to change without notice. Actual prices are set by individual dealers and may vary.

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Tamron files patent for 115mm F1.4 VC lens

by Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) ~ August 24th, 2016

Lens manufacturer Tamron has filed a patent for what looks like an interesting portrait lens to add to its growing collection of fixed focal length lenses. The company appears to be developing a 115mm F1.4 moderate telephoto lens that will come with Tamron’s Vibration Compensation system built in. The focal length is very unusual, as is the 45mm that the company chose for its F1.8 standard lens, but that will only make it stand out from the crowd of 90mm, 100mm, 105mm and 135mm lenses. The 115mm focal length isn’t unheard of though as Carl Zeiss produced Tessar 115mm F3.5 and Pro Tessar 115mm F4 lenses for SLR and rangefinder film cameras. 

The patent application was spotted by Japanese website egami.

* Patent Publication No. 2016-151661
* Published 2016.8.22
* Filing date 2015.2.17

* Example
* f = 113.000
* Fno = 1.456
* ω = 10.632

* Tamron patent
* Positive and negative positive
* Inner focus (the second group)
* Vibration proof group (one of the group)

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Pentax K-70 added to studio test scene

by Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) ~ August 24th, 2016

The Pentax K-70 features a 24MP sensor with, for the first time in a Pentax, hybrid AF in live view. It also brings Pentax’s impressive Pixel Shift Resolution mode down to the mid-level DSLR segment. Take a look at how it fares against its compe…

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Photographing People: To do Styled Portraits or Not?

by Meredith Clark ~ August 24th, 2016

When I was a senior in high school, there was one local photographer that nearly everyone went to for their portraits. Part of her process included each person bringing in a bag of clothing to model for her. She would then help select the outfits that would ultimately be worn for the portraits. She also […]

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Edelkrone Wing adds non-motorized gliding to any tripod

by Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) ~ August 24th, 2016

Edelkrone has launched Wing, a non-motorized sliding armature that attaches to a tripod and glides a camera in a straight line without rails.  Wing has a total gliding range of 40cm / 16in and is made from CNC machined lightweight aluminum. According to Edelkrone, Wing is designed to stay out of the shot at all points.

When collapsed, Wing measures 147 x 45 x 66cm / 5.7 x 1.7 x 2.6in and weighs 0.54kg / 1.2lb. The unit features a 3/8”-16 mounting port on the bottom and a standard 1/4”-20 mounting screw on the top, as well as locking and drag adjustment mechanisms to fix the camera in place or alter the amount of friction.

Wing is available to purchase now for $249.

 
Via: Gizmodo

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