26 March 2015

Canon Celebrates 12 Years of Number 1 in Interchangeable-Lens Digital Camera Market

Canon EOS 7D Mark II camera
Canon Celebrates 12 Straight Years of Number One Share in Global Interchangeable-Lens Digital Camera Market
MELVILLE, N.Y. - Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, announced today that its parent company, Canon Inc., is celebrating that its EOS line of interchangeable-lens digital cameras has maintained the number one share worldwide in terms of volume within the interchangeable-lens digital camera market for 12 consecutive years from 2003 - 2014.
In addition to the interchangeable lenses, Canon develops key components - CMOS image sensors and image processors - utilized in its interchangeable-lens cameras. The most advanced of these technologies are incorporated across the Company's entire product lineup, spanning from the professional level flagship cameras to entry-level consumer models, enabling the Company to maintain the top global share by offering a robust product lineup that effectively responds to the needs of a wide range of users.
In 2003, at the dawn of digital SLR cameras, Canon introduced its breakthrough EOS Rebel Digital SLR camera. This groundbreaking camera featured a compact, lightweight design and a competitive price that helped to set the stage for Canon's growth in the digital SLR market and also enabled Canon to capture the top share of the global market. Since that time, Canon has continued to launch new products, including the EOS 1D digital SLR camera series targeting professional photographers and the EOS 5D digital SLR series, which paved the way for digital SLR video recording thanks to its full-frame sensor and video-capture function.
In September 2014, targeting advanced-amateur users, Canon announced the EOS 7D Mark II camera, which has garnered high acclaim from the market for its fast and continuous shooting speed of up to 10 frames-per-second and superb autofocus performance. Because of DSLR cameras like the EOS 7D Mark II and others within Canon's impressive camera lineup, the Company has continually maintained the number one market share for 12 years.
Aiming to further strengthen its wide product lineup, Canon introduced four new camera models in February of this year. The new lineup includes the EOS 5DS and 5DS R cameras, both which achieve the world's highest pixel count among 35mm full-frame sensor digital SLR cameras,2 the EOS Rebel T6s and the EOS Rebel T6i entry-level digital SLR cameras.

20 March 2015

Continuous Shooting / Multi-Shot Demo - Canon PowerShot SX40 HS

Canon PowerShot SX40 HS - Continuous Shooting
All Photos © Vernon Chalmers
Canon PowerShot SX40 HS Multi-Shot / Super Zoom Continuous Shooting Demonstration
Photos taken with (non-DSLR) Canon PowerShot SX40 HS - Av Mode: ISO 100, Aperture f/8, Continuous shooting mode on Manfrotto Compact monopod.
Location: Milnerton Beach, Cape Town

Objective: Demonstrating the Canon PowerShot SX40 HS super-zoom's impressive optical zoom capabilities when set to continuous shooting / multi-shot mode (shooting a breaking wave).


Continuous Shooting (in Av Mode)
Camera shoots 2.4 images per second. Focal length: 35mm equiv: 770mm   

High Speed HQ SCN Mode
There is also a SCN high speed burst mode.The camera will automatically shoot up to 8 continuous shots at a maximum speed of approx. 10.3 images per second. Auto ISO only. 

Please note: The photographs where uploaded without any other in-camera enhancements or software post-processing (except for crops).
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Canon PowerShot SX40 HS - Continuous Shooting
Canon PowerShot SX40 HS - Continuous Shooting
Canon PowerShot SX40 HS - Continuous Shooting
Canon PowerShot SX40 HS - Continuous Shooting
Canon PowerShot SX40 HS - Continuous Shooting
Canon PowerShot SX40 HS - Continuous Shooting
Canon PowerShot SX40 HS - Continuous Shooting
Canon PowerShot SX40 HS - Continuous Shooting
Canon PowerShot SX40 HS - Continuous Shooting
Canon PowerShot SX40 HS - Continuous Shooting
Canon PowerShot SX40 HS - Continuous Shooting
Canon PowerShot SX40 HS - Continuous Shooting
Canon PowerShot SX40 HS - Continuous Shooting
Canon PowerShot SX40 HS - Continuous Shooting
Canon PowerShot SX40 HS - Continuous Shooting
Canon PowerShot SX40 HS - Continuous Shooting

Canon PowerShot SX40 HS Continuous Shooting Settings
Canon PowerShot SX40 HS Continuous Shooting Settings
Reference: Canon PowerShot SX40 HS User Manual Page 83

Canon PowerShot SX40 HS Lens / Optical Specifications
  • 35x Canon USM optical zoom lens with IS
  • Digital zoom: 4 x (140 x total zoom) 
  • Aperture: f/2.7 at wide angle to f/5.8 at telephoto
  • Wide-angle 24mm to 840mm (35mm equivalent)

Canon PowerShot SX40 HS Super Zoom Camera
Canon PowerShot SX40 HS Super Zoom Camera 

18 March 2015

Learning more about Canon EF Lenses: Canon EF / EF-S Zoom Lenses



Canon EF / EF-S Zoom Lenses - YouTube Video
Telephoto lenses let you get close in on a subject. Photographer and educator Matt Kloskowski shows you how to get the most out of your Canon telephoto Lenses. Source: Canon USA


http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/consumer/standard_display/howto_lens_101?pageKeyCode=noLeftNavigation

15 March 2015

Quick Test with Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens

Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens
Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens
With Canon EOS 700D and EF-S 18-55mm IS STM kit lens. Av Mode f/11 ISO 200. Manfrotto Monopod. Photos: © Vernon Chalmers

Location: Arnhem Milnerton Cape Town

Objective: Demonstrating the Canon EOS 700D with EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens. Some photos with Canon Speedlite 430EX II / Canon Extension Tube EF25 II. 


Please note: The photographs where uploaded without any other in-camera enhancements or software post-processing (except for crops and RAW to JPG conversion in Lightroom 5.4).

Key Features:

  • Focal length range: 18-55mm
  • Compact design
  • Four-stop optical Image Stabilizer
  • Smooth focusing with STM motor
  • 0.25m closest focusing distance
  • Super Spectra Coating
  • Non-rotating front element
  • Manual focus ring
  • Circular seven-bladed aperture
  • 58mm filter thread / size
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Canon EOS 700D / EF-S 18-55mm IS STM Lens
Canon EOS 700D / EF-S 18-55mm IS STM Lens
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Canon 700D / EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens
Canon EOS 700D / EF-S 18-55mm IS STM Lens
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Canon 700D / EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens
Canon EOS 700D / EF-S 18-55mm IS STM Lens (Extension Tube)
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Canon EOS 700D with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens Kit

Canon EOS 700D with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens Kit

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS Facebook Cover Photo Competition - April 2015 Entries

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS Facebook Cover Photo Competition - April 2015 Entries

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS Facebook Cover Photo Competition - April 2015 Entries

Current Canon PowerShot SX60 HS Facebook Cover Page Competition - May 2015>> 

Monthly Canon PowerShot SX60 HS Facebook Cover Photo Competition 2015
Themes: Landscape Photography / Nature Photography / Flash Photography / Low Light Photography. Focus on nature / non-human with the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS (Global / International Competition).

April 2015 Cover Photo Winner (Current Facebook Cover Page) - View>>


Canon PowerShot SX60 HS Facebook April 2015 Entries
Post your best images with the Canon PowerShot SX60HS. Selected images (with EXIF Data) will be published on the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS Wall. The image with the highest Likes will become the Cover Photo for a month at a time. All Canon PowerShot SX60 HS images received until 31 March 2015 will be eligible for the April 2015 Facebook Cover Photo. More information >>


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08 March 2015

Introduction Videos to Canon EF Lenses for Landscape / Macro / Portrait / Sport / Wildlife

Introduction Videos to Canon EF Lenses: Landscape / Macro / Portrait / Wildlife Lenses


A set of 5 Canon YouTube Video Tutorials / Canon Masterclasses introducing the various Canon EF lenses, its applications, benefits, settings and specifications.

Canon Lens Tutorial 1: Canon EF Lenses - Watch Video>>

Canon Lens Tutorial 2: Canon EF Macro Lenses - Watch Video>> 

Canon Lens Tutorial 3: Canon EF Sports / Wildlife Lenses - Watch Video>>

Canon Lens Tutorial 4: Canon EF Landscape Lenses - Watch Video>>

Canon Lens Tutorial 5: Canon EF Portrait Lenses- Watch Video>>


Introduction Videos to Canon EF Lenses: Landscape / Macro / Portrait / Wildlife Lenses


Woodbridge Island Cape Town - After Sunset with Canon EOS 700D

All Photos © Vernon Chalmers
After Sunset Woodbridge Island Milnerton Cape Town
Objective: Demonstrating application of the Canon EOS 700D / Rebel T5i DSLR camera with EF-S 18-135mm IS STM lens with long exposures using Manual Mode. 
Note: All photos on tripod in M Mode Images captured in RAW (conversion via Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.4).
 Canon Camera Equipment
  • Canon EOS 700D SLR camera body
  • Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens
  • Manfrotto Compact tripod

Av Mode - Aperture Priority Settings
  • f/8 - f/19
  • ISO 100
  • Shutter: 0.4 - 30 seconds
  • Manual focus / IS Off
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Canon EOS 700D / EF-S 18-135mm IS STM Lens
Canon EOS 700D / EF-S 18-135mm IS STM Lens 

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Canon EOS 700D / EF-S 18-135mm IS STM Lens 

05 March 2015

Exploring the Canon EOS 5DS with Eberhard Schuy


Exploring the Canon EOS 5DS with Eberhard Schuy - YouTube Video
Eberhard Schuy, Canon Explorer, specialises in advertising and industrial photography and shares his experience of working with the new Canon EOS 5DS - an ultra high resolution full frame DSLR. Canon Source: Canon YouTube Channel


Canon EOS 5DS R Full-Frame DSLR
50.6 MP Full-Frame Dual Digic 6 Image Processors
More Info / Press Release>>

Canon EOS 5DS Full-Frame DSLR
50.6 MP Full-Frame Dual Digic 6 Image Processors
More Info / Press Release>

Exploring the Canon EOS 5DS with Eberhard Schuy

Using Canon Tele-Extenders: Bird Photography with Arthur Morris


Using Canon Tele-Extenders: Bird Photography with Arthur Morris - YouTube Video
See how attaching a tele-extender to your lens can allow you to zoom in closer and how it affects your f-stop. For more videos from this tutorial series, check out the Canon Digital Learning Center>>


More on the Canon Extenders EF 1.4x III / EF 2 III
  • Canon Extender EF 1.4x III View>>
  • Canon Extender EF 2 III View>>


03 March 2015

Canon updates own Cloud Service irista - now with Lightroom Integration

Canon updates Cloud Service irista - now with Lightroom Integration

On 6 June 2014 Canon launched irista – an advanced, cloud-based image management platform that allows users to access, enjoy and manage their photo libraries like never before. It is now been updated with new features, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom integration and more storage space.

irista - Latest updates: 7 March 2015
  • smartphone support – you can now access irista from your smartphone’s browser. We support all recent models, browsers and direct upload from your camera roll.
  • Favourites – mark your photos as favourites and select your best ones to create albums and photobooks of your best shots.
  • Desktop uploader – Several fixes have been made to improve your experience.

irista - new features / Adobe Lightroom integration

  • Photo books – irista can now turn your favourite photos into stunningly reproduced hd books. With simple-to-use tools, it only takes minutes to customise a book you’ll appreciate for years to come. 
  • Print at home – You can now also print photos directly to your home photo printer. 
  • Tablet friendly – We have created an irista experience completely optimised for tablets. 

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom integration – Our clever plug in lets you upload photos straight from Adobe Lightroom along with all their tags and keywords.

Storage Space Allocations

  • Free packages start you off with up to 15GB of storage 
  • Value package now offers 200GB for £4.49 per month 
  • Premium packages will now offer a spacious 500GB for just £9.99 per month 

01 March 2015

State of the Photography and Camera Industry in 2014

What Happened to the Photography Industry in 2014? - Lensvid YouTube Video




The 2009-2014 Camera Industry Facts - Infographic 

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Image : Lensvid

Canon EOS 7D Mark II DSLR Hands-On / Video Review


Canon EOS 7D Mark II Hands-On / Video Review
Digital Camera World has put the Canon 7D Mark II to the test in our imaging lab and out in the field. Complete with specs, new features, why they matter, and a detailed look at image quality results; Angela Nicholson gives her verdict on the long awaited 7D Mark II, which now sits at the top of Canon's APS-C format DSLR range. YouTube Channel Source


Canon EOS 7D Mark II Features / Brief Specifications
  • 20.2 Megapixel CMOS (APS-C) sensor
  • Dual DIGIC 6 Image Processors
  • ISO 100-16000
  • High speed continuous shooting up to 10.0 fps
  • 65-point* all cross-type AF system
  • EV -3 sensitivity (center point)
  • Canon Dual Pixel CMOS AF
  • Full HD video / Movie Servo AF
  • Full HD recording at 60p in MOV and MP4 formats and uncompressed HDMI out
  • Intelligent Viewfinder II provides approximately 100% field of view for shooting ease
  • Improved custom controls
  • Intervalometer and bulb timer
  • Magnesium alloy body
  • Dust and weather resistance
  • EOS Scene Detection System
  • 150,000-pixel RGB+IR Metering Sensor
  • Built-in GPS* Receiver
  • 3.0-inch Clear View II LCD monitor (approximately 1,040,000 dots)

Visit the Canon EOS 7D Mark II Product Page
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Canon EOS 7D Mark II DSLR Hands-On / Video Review
Canon EOS 7D Mark II - Image from Video

Canon PowerShot G3 X Premium Compact Camera

Canon PowerShot G3 X
Canon is developing the PowerShot G3 X Premium Compact Camera, Featuring 1.0-Inch Sensor with 25x Optical Zoom Lens

Update: With no formal announcement of other advanced PowerShots by Canon, this may just be the replacement for the highly anticipated Canon PowerShot G17>>

Preliminary Canon PowerShot G3 X Specifications

  • 1.0-inch sensor 
  • 35x Optical Zoom 
  • 24-600mm (35mm film equivalent) lens 

Official Canon USA Press Release>>

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS Camera Facebook Cover Photo 2015 Competitions


Looking for the best Cover Photos for the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS FaceBook Page for 2015.

Post some of your best images with the Canon PowerShot SX60HS. The best will be published on the Wall and the image with the highest likes will become the Cover Photo for a Month at a time.  All new Cover Photos will be published on the 1st of a new Month.

Please note: Images will only be considered if accompanied by the following EXIF data:

  • Canon PowerShot SX60 HS 
  • Focal length (ie 850mm) 
  • Aperture (f/ value ie f/5.6) 
  • Shutter speed (ie 1/125 seconds) 
  • ISO (ie 200) 
  • If you used flash
  • No overly post-processing manipulation 
  • Optional: Personal description 

Visit the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS Facebook Page >> 


Canon PowerShot SX60 HS Monthly Facebook Competition Page Links

  • Canon PowerShot SX60 HS Facebook Competition  April 2015 (Current)
  • Canon PowerShot SX60 HS Facebook Competition  March 2015
  • Canon PowerShot SX60 HS Facebook Competition  February 2015
  • Canon PowerShot SX60 HS Facebook Competition  January 2015

This is a non-official / public Canon PowerShot SX60 HS photography competition.



Canon PowerShot SX60 HS
Canon PowerShot SX60 HS