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Canon freezes EOS 5D Mark III shipments [Updated]

Canon freezes EOS 5D Mark III shipments [Updated]

Canon has frozen shipments of the EOS 5D Mark III in Canada and the UK, after deeming the light leak problem with the camera is too serious to go uncorrected. "Canon has identified that when the LCD top light is switched on in very dark situations, the displayed exposure value may change on the EOS 5D Mark III" the company admitted last week; now it has confirmed that it will be freezing supplies until the fault can be rectified.

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Canon EOS 5D MkIII trumped by D800 in testing

Canon EOS 5D MkIII trumped by D800 in testing

Canon's woes with the EOS 5D Mark III go from bad to worse, with independent tests suggesting the core performance of its new 22-megapixel sensor is little improved from the 5D Mark II it replaces. Hot on the heels of Canon's embarrassing confirmation that the hardware design of the EOS 5D Mark III has a flaw that allows light into the body, testing by specialists DxO Labs indicate only minor advantages from the new model and - unlikely to help in the ongoing Canon vs. Nikon platform war - performance still lagging behind that of the D800.

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Canon unveils 4K lineup, DSLRs, lenses, and display

Canon unveils 4K lineup, DSLRs, lenses, and display

Canon has unveiled a new product lineup that boasts super high-definition 4K technology. The new equipment includes the EOS-1D C Digital SLR camera along with four EF Cinema zoom lenses, two Cinema EOS cameras, and an advanced display to round out Canon's 4K imaging solutions designed for professional photography, video, and motion picture cinematography.

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Canon 5D Mark III light leak confirmed by company

Canon 5D Mark III light leak confirmed by company

The Canon 5D Mark III is a beast of a digital camera. At $3,500 customers rightly expect a high level of precision and perfection. The idea alone of some sort of fundamental hardware flaw would be enough to destroy the pristine image that the device is supposed to represent. So you can just imagine how damaging it must have been for Canon to come out and admit that there is a problem with the design of the camera.

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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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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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