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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: April 12, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: April 12, 2012

Happy Thursday, everyone. Did you have a great day? Hopefully you said yes but even if you didn't, we have some technology news to put a smile on your face, especially if you're a Google stock holder - Google stock splits 2-for-1 to holder's glee. Also, remember that Sony SmartWatch that debuted yesterday? If not, get with the program because 1 million were sold in 28 hours. And finally, some good news for Kinect fams: Bethesda's Skyrim will see Kinect support later this month.

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Canon Cinema EOS C500/C500 PL granted price and first peek

Canon Cinema EOS C500/C500 PL granted price and first peek

Today Canon has released information regarding their newest line of high-powered video cameras including the Canon Cinema EOS C500 and C500 PL including pricing which has preliminary plans for a price of approximately $30,000 USD. These cinematography cameras will be part of the new Canon EOS System of professional cinematography products and will be capable of outputting 4K (4096 x 2160-pixel) resolution digital motion imagery. This video will be able to be output in uncompressed RAW format for external recording as well, making them ready for high level performance at Hollywood film quality.

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Canon EOS-1D C and C500 bring 4K video recording

Canon EOS-1D C and C500 bring 4K video recording

Canon today has announced two new cameras in their lineup, the EOS-1D C DSLR, and C500 4K Cinema video camera. The C300 was criticized for only being able to record 1080p video, so in response, Canon has added this new model to record in eye watering 4K. The EOS-1D C hasn’t been left out, though, and can also record 4K.

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SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: April 3, 2012

SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: April 3, 2012

This morning we're looking at a camera with starry ambitions: the Canon EOS 60Da with the ability to take photos of stars specifically! Intel has been tipped to be sending out sub-$299 Medfield SoryBook tablets soon! Apple's newest iPad has an app which allows you to use it as a second display for your Mac - now with Retina display upgrade! Google TV will be popping up in Europe in September!

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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 in stores and shipping now

Canon EOS 5D Mark III in stores and shipping now

If you've been eying Canon's hotly anticipated 5D Mark III we have some great news for you. The impressive 22.3-megapixel DSLR was expected to hit US stores this Sunday but is actually available now. Currently this top of the line camera can be yours for just $4,299 and is available in stores, and online from B&H.

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Canon EOS 5D Mark III tipped for March 25

Canon EOS 5D Mark III tipped for March 25

The highly anticipated Canon EOS 5D Mark III may start shipping at Best Buy stores and possibly other retailers on March 25. The rumored date comes from a leaked photo of a Best Buy inventory screen sent to Engadget by a tipster. Canon had previously revealed that its new flagship DSLR would go on sale sometime towards the end of March, but had not given a specific date.

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Canon EOS 5D Mark III photo and video samples revealed

Canon EOS 5D Mark III photo and video samples revealed

Canon has released photo and video samples from its new EOS 5D Mark III DSLR, demonstrating the camera's low grain, high ISO support and more. The new shots show the range of talents the freshly-revealed EOS lays claim to: Canon is positioning it not only as a great portrait camera but as ideal for landscape photographers and more.

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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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