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Canon XF305 and XF300 pro-spec camcorders outed

Canon XF305 and XF300 pro-spec camcorders outed

After drooling a little over JVC's latest pro-spec video camera earlier this week, it only seems right to pay a little attention to Canon's rival camcorders, the XF305 and XF300.  Each capable of recording 1920 x 1080 Full HD video in MPEG-2 4:2:2 50Mbps Canon XF codec, they have hot-swappable dual UDMA CF card slots, Canon 18x HD L-series lenses and the company's latest DIGIC DV III Image Processor.

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High Performance CompactFlash Benchmarks on Canon 1D Mark IV

High Performance CompactFlash Benchmarks on Canon 1D Mark IV

Being successful in digital photography isn’t just about which DSLR you spend your money on: it’s the memory card you put inside it, too. Over the past few weeks, we’ve been testing the latest high-capacity UDMA 6 capable CompactFlash cards in up to 64GB sizes from SanDisk, PhotoFast and Lexar, intended for the most demanding of professional photographers. We didn’t stop at spec-sheet theory, either; to get the most out of these high-speed cards, we put them through their paces with the Canon EOS 1D Mark IV and top-spec computers to gather the real world performance figures, including an unprecedented in-camera write speed pushing the limit to 58MB/s with the Mark IV. Read on to find out which card tops the chart, and how the newcomer PhotoFast G-Monster holds up against the market leaders.

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Canon pre-announces 5D Mark II Firmware 2.0.3, 24p coming this month

Canon pre-announces 5D Mark II Firmware 2.0.3, 24p coming this month

No more lengthy retiming your 5D Mark II video footages to 24P, the long awaited 5D Mark II’s firmware to enable motion capture in 24fps will arrive soon this month. Canon has informed us the upcoming firmware 2.0.3 will meet the demands of filmmakers, cinematographers, and movies enthusiasts by adding the Full HD 1080 in 24 fps-recording capability and changing 30P video frame rate to 29.97.

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Canon PowerShot SX210 IS, SD3500 IS, SD1400 IS and SD1300 IS digicams drop

Canon PowerShot SX210 IS, SD3500 IS, SD1400 IS and SD1300 IS digicams drop

Canon's other new cameras of the morning aren't quite as interesting as the Rebel T2i, but the four fresh PowerShot models are better suited to entry-level point and shoot users.  Top of the range is the Canon PowerShot SX210 IS, a 14.1-megapixel shooter with 14x optical zoom, 28mm wide-angle lens and optical image stabilization, as well as a 3-inch LCD display and Eye-Fi compatibility, which will arrive in late March 2010 for $349.99.

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Canon Rebel T2i DSLR gets official

Canon Rebel T2i DSLR gets official

Canon have outed their latest digital camera, the Canon Rebel T2i DSLR, the new flagship of their Rebel range.  An 18.7-megapixel CMOS shooter with Full HD 1080p 30fps video capture, the Rebel T2i supports ISO ranges from 100 to 6400 and has a 63-zone Dual Layer Metering System together with Canon's DIGIC 4 Imaging Processor.

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