21 June 2014

How a Canon Digital Camera is Made - YouTube Video

13 June 2014

Canon EOS 60D / EF-S 60mm f/2.8 USM Macro Lens - YouTube Video

Canon EOS 60D DSLR Camera / Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 USM Macro lens
 

Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 USM Macro Lens Specifications

Focal Length & Maximum Aperture60mm 1:2.8
Lens Construction12 elements in 8 groups
Diagonal Angle of View25°
Focus AdjustmentManual
Closest Focusing Distance0.2m /0.65 ft.
Filter Size52mm
Max. Diameter x Length, Weight2.9" x 2.8", 11.8 oz. / 73 x 69.8mm, 335g (lens only)

10 June 2014

Canon EOS-1 Cameras Celebrate 25th Anniversary

Canon U.S.A, a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced that its parent company, Canon Inc., is commemorating the 25th anniversary of the EOS-1 series, the flagship model lineup of the Company's EOS series of interchangeable-lens cameras that debuted in 1989.
The inaugural EOS-1
The latest-model EOS-1D X
The inaugural EOS-1
The latest-model EOS-1D X
In 1987, Canon launched EOS, the world's first autofocus (AF) single-lens reflex camera to feature a fully electronic mount system, using electrical signals to control such functions as autofocusing and aperture adjustment. Two years later, in 1989, the Company introduced its top-of-the-line professional model EOS-1. Created to satisfy the advanced demands of professional photographers, the camera marked the inaugural model of Canon's EOS-1 series. Based on the EOS concept of delivering automated performance to meet the user's needs, the EOS-1 camera featured cutting-edge technologies, class-leading levels of performance, high durability, robustness and reliability.
Canon has consistently launched SLR cameras designed to satisfy the demands of professionals in step with the changing times. First, in 1994, as a growing number of professional photographers were making use of the autofocusing capabilities offered by EOS cameras and EF lenses, Canon launched the EOS-1N camera which featured an increased number of focusing points and enhanced predictive focusing capabilities when tracking moving subjects. Then, in 2000, the Company introduced the EOS-1V camera, equipped with 45-point high-density area AF, which contributed to accurate and precise high-speed predictive AF up to nine frames-per-second.
Upon entering the digital era, in 2001 Canon launched its first flagship-model, professional digital SLR camera the EOS-1D, followed in 2002 by the EOS-1Ds camera, equipped with a full-frame 35mm sensor. Since then, the Company has reinforced its product lineup through efforts targeting enhanced image quality, continuous shooting performance and rugged reliability even when shooting in adverse weather conditions such as rain or snow.
In June 2012, Canon released the EOS-1D X, its latest flagship pro-model digital SLR camera, marking the EOS-1 camera series' 13th* model since the launch of the original EOS-1 camera. The EOS-1D X Digital SLR camera has garnered strong acclaim from professionals working in a wide range of fields, from photojournalism and sports coverage to commercial and nature photography.
Through the introduction of its powerful flagship model EOS-1 series, Canon continues to enhance the value of its product lineup by incorporating cutting-edge technologies, and the expansion of these technologies, even to entry-level models. In addition to its robust camera lineup, Canon contributes to developing the culture of photographic and video imaging through its efforts to fulfill the diverse needs of its users.
Canon Press Release Source

06 June 2014

Canon Reveals Image Cloud Service irista

Canon Reveals Image Cloud Service Irista
Image : Canon  Europe

Canon today reveals irista – an advanced, cloud-based image management platform that allows users to access, enjoy and manage their photo libraries like never before.

People today take thousands of digital photographs which have become scattered across multiple devices, irista is built to help curate entire image libraries in one central location. Previously known in beta-form as Project1709, irista makes it easy to find any picture or any memory – regardless of which device it was shot on – camera or smartphone.

irista has been created around four consumer needs:

Simple to use: Making it quick and easy to find any image in a photo collection

Connected: Share images directly with popular social networks and keep track of likes and comments

Inspired: A single place for people to interact with their images, enhance their photography skills and get the most out of their pictures

Puts everybody in control: All images stored securely in one location so they can be accessed anytime, anywhere

Built using Canon’s unrivalled heritage and imaging expertise, irista has been designed for anybody looking to manage their memories. The unrivalled user experience, coupled with its design, puts people back in control of their image collections.

The service supports a wide range of file types, has no file size limitations and automatically uploads new additions to image collections. A sleek user-interface is supported by a powerful search index, which allows people to locate an image based on a wide range of criteria. The clean, tiled design features a customisable timeline ribbon and tag-based filtering options that make it easier to find shots using dates, location, custom user tags, lens type and much more. Social integration with Facebook® and Flickr also allows users to publish images on both platforms, as well as track social comments, directly from the irista interface.

“People are taking more photos on more devices than ever before, but it can be difficult to enjoy your images when they’re stored in different places,” said Alessandro Stanzani, Head of Consumer Imaging Group, Canon Europe. “With irista, we’ve created a platform that solves that problem. It’s currently the only service of its type and is built entirely around the needs of the user – reflecting a lot of the feedback received during the beta phase. It’s an invaluable resource for those who love their images, and will only get better as we add more and more features over time.”

irista is available to everyone, with tiered storage options to suit a range of different needs. The ‘entry’ tier offers 10GB of cloud storage space completely free-of-charge. It offers casual or hobbyist photographers full use and functionality of the irista platform, providing them with an ideal place to manage libraries or specific photography projects. Advanced enthusiasts or professional users, who require larger capacities, can also choose from two further storage options, with 50GB and 100GB tiers available for a monthly or annual cost.

irista subscription tiers are as follows:

Up to 10GB: No cost, full functionality

Up to 50GB: €4.99 per month, or €49.00 per year

Up to 100GB: €10.99 per month, or €109.00 per year

The full irista service is now live. People can sign up by visiting: www.irista.com


Canon Press Release Source

Canon Reveals Image Cloud Service irista
Image : Canon  Europe

01 June 2014

Early Morning Fishing with Canon EOS 700D / EF-S 55-250mm IS II Lens

Canon EOS 700D / Canon EF-S 50-250mm IS II Lens
All Photos © Vernon Chalmers
Woodbridge Island, Milnerton Cape Town
With Canon EOS 700D / EF-S 55-250mm telephoto lens Milnerton Lagoon / Woodbridge Island.

Objective: Exercising application of the Canon EOS 700D / Rebel T5i DSLR camera with EF-S 55-250mm IS II lens / multi-shot shutter mode - handheld
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Canon Camera Equipment
  • Canon EOS 700D SLR camera body 
  • Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4.5-5.6 IS II lens

Av Mode - Aperture Priority Settings

  • f/5.6 
  • ISO 100 
  • Shutter: Auto 
  • Auto-focus / IS 
  • RAW to JPG conversion / lens profile correction
  • Cropped
(Click to Enlarge)
Canon EOS 700D / Canon EF-S 50-250mm IS II Lens
Canon EOS 700D / Canon EF-S 50-250mm IS II Lens
Canon EOS 700D / Canon EF-S 50-250mm IS II Lens
Canon EOS 700D / Canon EF-S 50-250mm IS II Lens
Canon EOS 700D / Canon EF-S 50-250mm IS II Lens
Canon EOS 700D / Canon EF-S 50-250mm IS II Lens
Canon EOS 700D / Canon EF-S 50-250mm IS II Lens
Canon EOS 700D / Canon EF-S 50-250mm IS II Lens
Canon EOS 700D / Canon EF-S 50-250mm IS II Lens
Canon EOS 700D / Canon EF-S 50-250mm IS II Lens

'Windsurfing' Milnerton Lagoon - With Canon EOS 700D / EF-S 55-250mm IS II Lens

Canon EOS 700D / Canon EF-S 50-250mm IS II Lens
All Photos © Vernon Chalmers
Above Milnerton Lagoon Cape Town
With Canon EOS 700D / EF-S 55-250mm telephoto zoom lens Milnerton Lagoon / Woodbridge Island.

Objective: Exercising application of the Canon EOS 700D / Rebel T5i DSLR camera with EF-S 55-250mm IS II lens / multi-shot shutter mode - handheld (slight overcast conditions)


Canon Camera Equipment
  • Canon EOS 700D SLR camera body 
  • Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4.5-5.6 IS II lens
  • Raw to JPG conversion (Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.2)

Av Mode - Aperture Priority Settings

  • f/5.6 - f/8
  • ISO 100 
  • Shutter: Auto 
  • Auto-focus / IS 
  • RAW to JPG conversion / lens profile correction
  • Zero colour correction / cropped
(Click To Enlarge)
Canon EOS 700D / Canon EF-S 50-250mm IS II Lens
 Canon EOS 700D / Canon EF-S 50-250mm IS II Lens
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Canon EOS 700D / Canon EF-S 50-250mm IS II Lens
 Canon EOS 700D / Canon EF-S 50-250mm IS II Lens

Canon EOS 700D / Canon EF-S 50-250mm IS II Lens
 Canon EOS 700D / Canon EF-S 50-250mm IS II Lens
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Canon EOS 700D / Canon EF-S 50-250mm IS II Lens
 Canon EOS 700D
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Canon EOS 700D / Canon EF-S 50-250mm IS II Lens
Canon EOS 700D / Canon EF-S 50-250mm IS II Lens

Canon EOS 700D / Canon EF-S 50-250mm IS II Lens
Canon EOS 700D / Canon EF-S 50-250mm IS II Lens

Canon EOS 700D / Canon EF-S 50-250mm IS II Lens
Canon EOS 700D / Canon EF-S 50-250mm IS II Lens

Canon EOS 700D / Canon EF-S 50-250mm IS II Lens
Canon EOS 700D / Canon EF-S 50-250mm IS II Lens

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New Canon PowerShot SX700 HS 30x Zoom Digital Camera

Canon PowerShot SX700 HS 30x zoom digital camera
London, UK, 12 February 2014– Canon today unveils its slimmest ever 30x zoom digital camera, the PowerShot SX700 HS, that’s perfect for capturing all your adventures. Combining Canon’s leading lens innovations with an expertly engineered slim, compact body, the PowerShot SX700 HS is ideal for capturing your special moments in the quality they deserve. The camera delivers sharp, high quality photos and vivid Full HD 60p movies, and creative shooting modes add a unique twist to your shots. Sharing your adventures is also simple thanks to integrated Wi-Fi with NFC support.

Capture every detail of your travels
The camera boasts exceptional versatility in a surprisingly compact body – just 34.8mm thin – and captures detail easily with the 30x optical zoom lens. The precision-engineered, ultra-wide angle 25mm lens offers the flexibility to capture a beautiful sweeping countryside vista, while the impressive focal length also gives you the freedom to zoom in on detail in the distance. On memorable holidays when you want to capture, for example, distant wildlife across a valley, Canon’s ZoomPlus technology digitally extends the camera’s reach to 60x while maintaining full resolution image quality. The handy Zoom Framing Assist feature also helps keep your subject in the frame when using the telephoto zoom.

Whether you’re shooting the sunrise, or a candle-lit dinner in a piazza, the PowerShot SX700 HS captures every detail in stunning quality. Canon’s acclaimed HS System combines the latest generation Canon DIGIC 6 processor with a high-sensitivity 16.1 Megapixel CMOS sensor to give you beautiful results, with sharp detail and realistic colours – even in low light.

Having the confidence to push the boundaries of your photography and shoot in different situations is possible using Canon’s optical Image Stabilizer with Intelligent IS technology, which keeps your images crisp and clear. Cleverly adapting to eight different scenes, Intelligent IS analyses your shot – whether it’s watersports in the sun, or shooting exquisite flowers up close – and automatically adjusts the stabilisation mode, leaving you with sharp and steady photos and movies.

Share your adventures with the world
Keep friends and family up-to-date on your latest adventures easily with the PowerShot SX700 HS’s built-in Wi-Fi connectivity. Sharing your shots on your favourite social networks - including Facebook®, Twitter and YouTube – is just a few simple steps away by quickly connecting to smartphones or tablets using the Mobile Device Connect Button. Or alternatively pair the camera to your device using the new NFC functionality, simply touch the two devices together to begin sharing via Canon’s dedicated CameraWindow app.

The new Wi-Fi connectivity also includes Remote Shooting from smartphones – perfect when the photographer wants to be included in a group shot. You can also keep your images backed up with Image Sync, which lets you wirelessly transfer shots to cloud storage destinations including CANON iMAGE GATEWAY, Flickr, Google Drive™ and directly to your PC. What’s more, for explorers who want to remember where each picture or movie was shot, the PowerShot SX700 HS’s GPS via Mobile functionality can be used to tag the location of every shot.

Capture all the fun in Full HD 60p movies
To preserve your adventures for years to come you can also capture truly mesmerising 1080p Full HD video. The PowerShot SX700 HS’s Movie Record Button easily switches from shooting pictures to filming, and thanks to the power of DIGIC 6, video is shot at 60fps with high quality stereo sound. The five-axis Enhanced Dynamic IS mode keeps movies stabilised, so everything from a game of beach volleyball to flying a kite is smooth and crisp. Recorded in the MP4 format, movies can be instantly enjoyed on different devices or uploaded to social networks to share with friends across the globe.

For a shorter snapshot video of your day, Hybrid Auto automatically captures the four seconds before each still image is shot, joining all the clips together into a single movie at the end of the day, letting you relive your adventure in motion.

The smarter way to take creative pictures
With Creative Shot you’ll capture unique images with every press of the shutter; 46 effects are arranged into four themed categories, Monochrome, Retro, Natural and Special. Pick a category and the PowerShot SX700 HS intelligently creates six individual shots, based on the selected creative effect theme, so you can wow your friends with a great selection of images.

PowerShot SX700 HS Key Features:

  • Ultra compact 30x zoom, 25mm lens
  • HS System with 16.1 MP CMOS and DIGIC 6
  • Intelligent IS with 5-axis Dynamic IS
  • Wi-Fi with NFC support
  • Full HD (60fps)
  • 7.5 cm (3.0") PureColor II G LCD (922k sRGB)
  • Creative modes
  • Hybrid Auto & Smart Auto
  • Manual, Av and Tv modes
  • High-speed shooting

Busy Bee with Canon EOS 700D SLR / EF-S 55-250mm IS II Lens

Canon EOS 700D Canon EF-S 55-250mm IS II lens / 500D Close-up lens / 5.6 ISO 100  Photo: Vernon Chalmers
Canon EF-S 55-250mm IS II lens 
Close-up photos Milnerton Cape Town. (Photos by Vernon Chalmers).

Objective: Demonstrating the application of the Canon 500D close-up lens filter for creating a shallow Depth of Field  / creative background blur.
Note: The Canon 500D close-up lens filter screws to the front of the Canon EF-S 55-250mm lens (filter size: 58mm). Photos are hand-held in Av mode (Aperture Priority) without flash.
 Equipment
  • Canon EOS 700D SLR camera body
  • Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4.5-5.6 IS II telephoto lens
  • Canon 500D Close-Up lens

Av Mode - Aperture Priority Settings
  • Aperture f./5.6
  • ISO 100
  • Shutter speed: various (auto in Av mode)
  • Image stabilsation (IS) on
  • Zero post-processing (just crops)
(Click to Enlarge)
Canon EOS 700D Canon EF-S 55-250mm IS II lens / 500D Close-up lens / 5.6 ISO 100  Photo: Vernon Chalmers
Canon EF-S 55-250mm IS II lens / Canon 500D Close-up lens f/5.6 ISO 100 
Canon EOS 700D Canon EF-S 55-250mm IS II lens / 500D Close-up lens / 5.6 ISO 100  Photo: Vernon Chalmers
Canon EF-S 55-250mm IS II lens / Canon 500D Close-up lens f/5.6 ISO 100 
Canon EOS 700D Canon EF-S 55-250mm IS II lens / 500D Close-up lens / 5.6 ISO 100  Photo: Vernon Chalmers
Canon EF-S 55-250mm IS II lens / Canon 500D Close-up lens f/5.6 ISO 100 
Canon EOS 700D Canon EF-S 55-250mm IS II lens / 500D Close-up lens / 5.6 ISO 100  Photo: Vernon Chalmers
Canon EF-S 55-250mm IS II lens / Canon 500D Close-up lens f/5.6 ISO 100 

Canon lenses used (with Canon EOS 700D Body)
Canon 500D close-up lens
Canon 500D Close-Up Lens
                                                               
Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4.5-5.6 IS II zoom lens
Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4.5-5.6 IS II telephoto zoom lens

Canon EOS 700D SLR Body with no lens
Canon EOS 700D SLR Body