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Canon EOS 60Da aims for the stars

Canon EOS 60Da aims for the stars

Hello Spaceboy: Canon has your camera. The Canon EOS 60Da gets starry specific, a camera specifically tweaked to suit astronomical photography: the company uses a modified infrared filter and a low-noise sensor "with heightened hydrogen-alpha sensitivity" which, it's said, makes for "magnificent photographs of "red hydrogen emission" nebulae and other cosmic phenomena." Replacing the aging 8.2-megapixel EOS 20Da, the EOS 60Da has an 18-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor and, with the right adapter, can be mounted to telescopes.

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Nikon D800 takes on Canon 5D Mark III for video quality

Nikon D800 takes on Canon 5D Mark III for video quality

In the war to create the greatest handheld camera of the day, both Nikon and Canon have come out swinging with video-ready units under the names Nikon D800 and Canon 5D Mark III. What we'd like to know is if the difference between video qualities on these units is one to be concerned about, and/or if it'll be a deciding factor in choosing one or the other to purchase brand new from the camera shop. Gizmodo's Michael Hession took the opportunity to film several scenes using both cameras with the same settings this week, and his results basically seem to bring the discussion to a head.

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Canon EOS 5D Mark III hands-on and samples

Canon EOS 5D Mark III hands-on and samples

The day the camera geeks have been waiting for is upon us: the Canon EOS 5D Mark III is finally shipping, and while supplies are tight one of the new DSLR flagships is already on the SlashGear test bench. Packing a new 22.3-megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor and DIGIC 5+ Imaging Processor, along with up to 6fps continuous shooting and up to 1080/24p, 25p and 30p video capture, it's little surprise that 5D Mark II owners are looking enviously on at the new model and wondering what sort of trade-in prices they might get. We've already seen what Canon can do with the Mark III, and what pre-reviews think; head on after the cut for some preview footage and shots ahead of the full SlashGear review.

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Canon 5D Mark III pre-review round-up

Canon 5D Mark III pre-review round-up

The super powerful Canon EOS 5D Mark III is starting to make waves among photography buffs around the world. The new 22-megapixel juggernaut is sure to excite anyone interested in digital photography, and several sites have already posted test pictures of the device, ahead of publishing their full reviews. Here's a look at the kind of buzz that the 5D Mark III is already making. Fair warning - the pictures are pretty eye-popping.

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Canon EOS 5D Mark III accessories: Wireless Speedlite & GPS

Canon EOS 5D Mark III accessories: Wireless Speedlite & GPS

It's not just the new EOS 5D Mark III that Canon has today, the photography company has also outed a range of new accessories for the DSLR including the first wireless-enabled pro Speedlite. The Sppedlite Transmitter 600EX-RT uses Canon's new radio-based wireless flash tech, and can control up to five flash groups from up to 30m away. Meanwhile, there's a new battery grip for the Mark III, a WiFi file transmitter, GPS puck and more.

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Canon EOS 5D Mark III official

Canon EOS 5D Mark III official

Canon has officially revealed the hotly anticipated Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR, bringing a new 22.3-megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor and DIGIC 5+ Imaging Processor to the high-end digital camera party. Packing 61-point High Density Renticular Autofocus and up to 6fps continuous shooting, the EOS 5D Mark III also steps up its HD video game, capable of capturing 1080/24p, 25p and 30p as well as 720/60p half hour long clips with H.264 compression and a headphone jack for real-time audio monitoring, a first for an EOS model.

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Canon 5D Mark III images leak ahead of March 2 launch

Canon 5D Mark III images leak ahead of March 2 launch

The next mega Canon DLSR, the 5D Mark III, has been spotted in the wild again, this time in three separate images of the camera at various angles to whet the appetites of photography pros ahead of the expected March 2 launch date. The images showed up on the forums of CanonRumors, and appear authentic, according to the site. The camera will be unveiled in at least two upcoming events, one in Singapore and the other in France.

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