Only yesterday we were picking through specifications of the Canon EOS 7D, crossing our fingers that the new DSLR would drop sooner rather than later. Now Canon have made their latest digital camera official, and as expected it's an 18-megapixel monster complete with 8fps continuous shooting, the company's latest APS-C CMOS sensor, and Full HD 1080p video capture at 24p, 25p or 30p.
The Canon 5D Mark II launched six months ago but it didn’t get shipped until late November, and today, it’s still nowhere to be found. There’s no question that the 21mp DSLR is incredibly high in demand, and logically, you wouldn’t be able to find any discounts on this camera; but now you can.
Canon USA has launched a $200 MIR program for a list of products which includes the newest EOS 5D Mark II DSLR. It’s slightly tricky, as you have to purchase an additional Speedlite 580 EX II and a high dollar (nearly $1000) lens to be eligible for the rebate. Nevertheless, those are must have items for a much-serious photography, they worth every penny and now you can take advantage of an additional saving. Continue Reading...
Though not as serious as the Mark III’s auto-focus disaster, the black dots are persistent on the new Canon 5D squeal. Frustrated photographers took it up with USA technical adviser Chuck Westfall at The Digital Journalist and the man spoke, "Watch for an official Canon comment on this issue in the very near future"
RG, in his brief interview with Westfall, also confirmed Canon is prepping to address the 5D mark II’s black dots debacle that've been widely spread on numerous community forums. No further details were disclosed but it would be a positive announcement. Well, if they’ve learned anything from Mark III; it’s wiser to break silence on founded technical difficulties, another case of lack-of-response could be the last straw that breaks the camel's back.
Canon took a huge beating on its latest Mark III DSLRs’ flagships with the controversial Auto-Focus snafu. Make no mistake; the newest release and much-promising 5D sequel if continue to face technicalities, will tear them into pieces, losing more prominent domination in pro as well as prosumer markets. Early reports in favor of the improved AF, white balance and high ISO sensitivity despite the increased sensor sizes; however, like most cameras at its initial rollout, 5D mark II can’t escape the early-adopter bugs.
Rumors are rife that Canon's German site has accidentally released information about the upcoming EOS 5D Mark II digital SLR. According to the story the mention was spotted and a screengrab saved before Canon realised and edited the page. Specs for the Mark II are given as a 16-megapixel CMOS sensor with the company's DIGIC III processor and waterproof casing.
Canon makes Digital SLR cameras with three different sizes of image sensor. The flagship 1DS series or mid-price 5D with full frame sensor, high speed 1D series with APS-H 1.3x FOV crop sensor and the entry-level with APS-C 1.6x FOV crop sensor. For years, there have been rumors and predictions on the future on 1.3x sensor but it still makes it way to world’s fastest DSLR, the EOS 1D mark III a year ago.
Sony is reportedly busy behind the scenes cooking up the A99, a DSLR that will rival offerings from Canon and Nikon. The specs for the camera are still up in the air, and it’s not clear when the company plans on announcing the A99, but Sony Alpha Rumors has been talking to inside sources to try and figure out the exact strategy behind the camera. Sources suggest that the camera is aimed at those looking for professional video, with Sony taking note of the popularity of the Canon EOS 5D Mark II and Mark III in that particular area.
Over at the sweetest little camera shop on the web, Photojojo, there's a brand new gadget ready to connect your iPhone to your DSLR. All it actually consists of in the physical package is a cord with a tiny box on it able to convert signals from your iPhone to your DSLR camera that'll tell it to do a variety of actions. You can use this little beast with your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch and it'll work right this minute with your Canon, Samsung, Haddeblad, or Pentax camera - with Nikon on the way as well!
It seems that if you’re trying to make a honest buck selling high-end DSLRs, you’re going to run into potential problems. Canon had to suspend EOS 5D Mark III shipments a few weeks ago due to a light leakage issue that affected picture output. Now Nikon seems to be facing a problem of its own with with D4 and D800. Both cameras seemingly lock up and stop responded to input, with only a battery pull and reboot fixing the issue.