26 April 2019

Canon New Cosmos of Photography 2019 competition opens

Canon New Cosmos of Photography 2019 competition opensCanon has begun accepting entries for its New Cosmos of Photography 2019 photo competition.

Now in its 42nd year, the competition is open to international entrants in the aim of discovering, nurturing, and supporting developing photographers who want to explore new and creative ways to engage with photography and video.

Experts from around the world have been invited to judge this year’s competition, including Emilia van Lynden, Artistic Director of the Dutch photo and video exhibition ‘Unseen’, and Sandra Phillips, Curator Emerita of Photography at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA).

'Hanging Heavy on my Eyes' by Song-Nian AngThe Excellence Award Selection Committee will meet in July to choose seven Excellence Award winners and 14 Honorable Mention Award winners, before a Grand Prize winner is selected in November.

Since its launch in 1991, the New Cosmos of Photography contest has accepted 29,398 entries from both individuals and groups, many of whom have gone on to receive international success through their work. The contest is widely regarded as a gateway to success for new photographers, with previous Grand Prize winners including, Song-Nian Ang in 2018 with his work ‘Hanging Heavy on My Eyes,’ as well as Trond Ansten from Norway and Benjamin Breitkopf from Germany, who won in 2017 with '17 toner hvitt.' And Derek Man from the UK was selected as an Excellence Award winner in 2018 with his work 'What Do You See, Old Apple Tree?', demonstrating the international nature of the competition.

The Grand Prize winner of this year’s competition will receive one million Japanese yen in prize money and an accompanying Canon product. The winner will also have the opportunity to host an individual exhibit at the exhibition of winning entries at New Cosmos of Photography 2020.

To encourage the continued pursuit of their creative activities, 2019 Excellence Award and Honorable Mention Award winners will also receive prize money and the chance to display their works at this year’s exhibition of winning entries.

Those wishing to enter the competition can do so by submitting original photography by post and online, either as an individual or as a group. Entries are open until 12 June 2019 and winners will be contacted directly at the end of July.

For additional information about this year’s New Cosmos of Photography competition, please visit the New Cosmos of Photography homepage at: https://global.canon/en/newcosmos

Canon News Source: EOS Magazine News

22 April 2019

Canon Celebrates Its 10th Year in Supporting the Arbor Day Foundation

500,000+ Trees Planted with the Company’s Support
Canon Celebrates Its 10th Year in Supporting the Arbor Day Foundation and Its Reforestation Program

500,000+ Trees Planted with the Company’s Support

MELVILLE, NY, April 22, 2019 – Sustainability is the future, which is why Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, finds it a privilege to announce and celebrate that the Company’s enterprise division has now lent a decade of support to the Arbor Day Foundation’s reforestation program. Since 2009, the company’s enterprise division helped contribute to the planting of more than 500,000 trees in the U.S., with this year’s efforts counting toward the Arbor Day Foundation’s Time for Trees initiative, under which the Arbor Day Foundation seeks to plant 100 million trees worldwide by 2022.

“We understand the vital importance of replenishing and maintaining our forests and are committed through our philosophy of Kyosei to promoting environmental responsibility to our employees, partners, and customers,” says Shinichi Yoshida, executive vice president and general manager, Canon U.S.A. Inc. “It’s an honor to continue into our 10th year of supporting the Arbor Day Foundation, which we believe can help drive positive environmental impact in 2019 and beyond.”

The Arbor Day Foundation implements reforestation initiatives across the country to rebuild forests that are in desperate need of regrowth. Through this program, Canon contributes to the planting of one tree for every eligible imageRUNNER ADVANCE solution sold between April 1, 2019 and December 31, 2019, up to a maximum of 50,000 trees. These solutions can help users work conscientiously and allow administrators to enable settings that can help users save energy and paper.

This year, active replanting efforts are taking place all over the nation. Canon’s aid for 2019 is planned to help support reforestation efforts for the Superior National Forest (MN), habitat restoration for rare species in the Upper Altamaha Watershed (GA), and restoration of the longleaf pine ecosystem in the Big Thicket National Preserve (TX).

“Canon’s longstanding support has been invaluable to our forest revitalization efforts across the nation,” says Dan Lambe, president, Arbor Day Foundation. “The Foundation appreciates Canon’s continued corporate support to address one of the world’s most challenging environmental issues.”

To learn more about Canon’s involvement, visit: www.usa.canon.com/arborday.

Canon News Source: Canon USA

18 April 2019

Canon EOS 250D / Rebel SL3: Links to Professional / Consumer Reviews

Whether you're a first time SLR user, an aspiring photo enthusiast, or someone looking to capture those amazing family moments, the Canon EOS Rebel SL3 can be the perfect companion. It's the smallest and lightest EOS DSLR camera to date, and is equipped with 4K recording capability, Canon's Dual Pixel CMOS AF, and a vari-angle LCD for selfies and fun angles.

Its 24.1 Megapixel (APS-C) CMOS Sensor combines with the powerful DIGIC 8 Processor for amazing performance and results, and the EOS Rebel SL3 even lets you channel your creativity with options like 4K Time-lapse movies and Creative Assist. Wherever you are and wherever you go, the EOS Rebel SL3 camera makes it simple to capture stunning photos and videos to view and share. (Source: Canon USA)

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Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Lens Hands-on Review - YouTube Video

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Canon EF f/1.8 STM Lens Features / Specifications
Focal Length & Maximum Aperture50mm f/1.8
Lens Construction6 elements in 5 groups
Diagonal Angle of View46°
Focus AdjustmentAF with full-time manual
Closest Focusing Distance1.15 ft./0.35m
Filter Size49mm
Max. Diameter x Length, Weight2.7 x 1.6 in., 5.7 oz.

69.2 x 39.3mm, 160g

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New Canon Photo Paper Options Including Restickable and Magnetic Photo Paper

New Varieties Of Canon Printer Paper Provide Endless Options For Individualized Creativity
Canon Magnetic Photo Paper
New Varieties Of Canon Printer Paper Provide Endless Options For Individualized Creativity

Bringing DIY to the Fingertips of Consumers with New Photo Paper Options, Including Restickable and Magnetic Photo Paper

MELVILLE, N.Y., November 13, 2018 – Coco Chanel once said, “In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different” and to encourage the spirit of originality, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, announced today three new consumables for select PIXMA series printers. Restickable Photo Paper, Magnetic Photo Paper and Photo Paper Plus Glossy II 3.5 inches x 3.5 inches, provide a myriad of opportunities for users to create and decorate their personal space.

"The art of expression is a person's most valuable asset in life," said Kazuto Ogawa, president and chief operating officer, Canon U.S.A., Inc. "Therefore, we felt it was imperative to provide consumers with the opportunity to bring their own imaging creations to life, ones that feel authentically unique to their individual personalities with the new line of consumables.”

New Canon Photo Paper Options Including Restickable and Magnetic Photo Paper
Canon Magnetic Photo Paper
Ideal for decorating personal gadgets, labeling items throughout the home or adding a little decorating “zhuzh” to a classroom or college dorm, Restickable Photo Paper is that extra detail that can stick and re-stick. Available in 4 inches x 6 inches, the restickable photo paper is compatible with Canon’s inkjet printers released from June 2013, including the new PIXMA TS9521C, PIXMA TS9520, PIXMA TR4520, PIXMA TS9220 and PIXMA TS6220 Printers, allowing users to print their own photos, graphics or text to fit their restickable needs.

The force is strong with Magnetic Photo Paper. Available in 4 inches x 6 inches size, users can stick their creative prints onto any magnetic surface throughout the home, in the office or even a school locker. Compatible with Canon inkjet printer models manufactured from June 2013 through today, magnetic photo paper provides users the ability to step away from the traditional picture frame and create imaginative ways to display their memories.

The Photo Paper Plus Glossy II makes it hip to be square and perfectly mimics your social media pages, bringing them to life. The square photo paper is 3.5 inches x 3.5 inches – eliminating the need to cut down traditional photo paper to fit square spaces – making it ideal to decorate throughout the home, attach to notebooks and even to your personal gadgets – which is #nifty. The Photo Paper Plus Glossy paper is compatible with the Canon PIXMA TS8220, TS6220, TS9520 and TS9521C Printers.

The new consumables are currently available for purchase at an estimated retail price of $5.99 for the Restickable Photo Paper, $7.49 for the Magnetic Photo Paper and $7.99 for the Photo Paper Plus Glossy II*. For more information and the full list of product specifications, visit http://shop.usa.canon.com/.

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New Canon Photo Paper Options Including Restickable and Magnetic Photo Paper
Canon Reststickable Photo Paper

Digital Photo Professional Express App for iPad

Digital Photo Professional Express App for iPad
RAW Processing On the GoFor portable and wireless digital photography workflows, Canon's Digital Photo Professional Express (DPP Express) brings the powerful features of Canon's DPP software to your compatible iPad. Working with Canon's Camera Connect app*, DPP Express streamlines the processing of JPEGs and .CR3 RAW files with an intuitive and powerful interface. View images and adjust settings right on your mobile device, and save files to the cloud, a computer or your camera. With DPP Express, it's incredibly easy to maintain a wireless RAW workflow on the go.

Connect Your CameraWith the Camera Connect app* installed on your compatible iPad, it's simple to connect wirelessly to your camera to download images, operate remotely and more. Images stored on the camera's memory card can be downloaded instantly and automatically for review, sharing or use in DPP Express. The Camera Connect app* also makes it easy to change camera settings, take pictures and video and even apply GPS data.

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System Requirements
OSDevice
iOS 11iPad Pro all model/iPad(6th) /mini4/Air2 (iPad with installed RAM capacity 2 GB or more)
The first generation of iPad mini2/mini3/Air is installable but not supported
Can not install earlier above iPad and iPhone / iPod touch

 Basic Features

Support formatNew RAW format (CR3)
JPEG
Import**From Camera Connect (CR3/JPEG)
From Camera Roll (JPEG)
SelectSelect in thumbnail view
Switch preview image by button / flick gesture
Focus/CompositionFit to screen, pixel by pixel
Zoom in up to 400%
AF Frame display
HistogramRGB, R, G, B, Luminance
ExportJPEG only
Remove PhotoFrom thumbnail view
Edit HistoryRemembers 4 histories for each image
Copy HistoryApplicable for CR3 images
Compare AdjustmentSwitch between before/after adjustment
Switch between Edit History tabs

 

Raw Adjustment Functions

CroppingAspect ratio, Angle
Picture StyleStandard, Auto, Portrait, Landscape, Fine Detail, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, [Custom PS]
White BalanceAuto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, White fluorescent light, Flash, Color temperatures, Gray point, Fine-tune
BrightnessBrightness
Auto Lighting Optimizer
Gamma LevelAuto
Black point, Mid point, White point
Contrast, Highlight, Shadow
SaturationColor tone, Color saturation
Filter effect, Toning effect (monochrome)
Tone CurveRGB, R, G, B, Luminance,
Adjustable for each channel
ColorHue, Saturation
Specified color 8 colors palette
Lens CorrectionShooting distance, Diffraction correction, Chromatic aberration, Color blur, Peripheral illumination, Distortion
DetailNoise reduction, Sharpness, Unsharp mask


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New Canon EOS Rebel SL3 / EOS 250D Launched

Canon EOS 250D / Rebel SL3 Released on 10 April 2019
Canon EOS 250D / EOS Rebel SL3 Released on 10 April 2019

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Canon 200D II Images and Full Specification Leaked
Canon 200D II Images and Full Specification Leaked

Fresh Canon EOS Rebel SL3 / EOS 250D / EOS 200D II rumors surface
Fresh Canon EOS Rebel SL3 / EOS 250D / EOS 200D II rumors surface

Canon EOS Rebel SL3 Coming this Month
Canon EOS Rebel SL3 Coming this Month

Canon 250D Name Confirmed, Coming Very Soon
Canon 250D Name Confirmed, Coming Very Soon

Canon EOS 300D or EOS 250D, or something else?
Canon EOS 300D or EOS 250D, or something else?

Is the Canon EOS Rebel SL3 around the corner?
Is the Canon EOS Rebel SL3 around the corner?

Confirmed ! Canon EOS Rebel SL3 to be Announced Next
Confirmed ! Canon EOS Rebel SL3 to be Announced Next

Canon SL3, 200D Successor Announcement Soon
Canon SL3, 200D Successor Announcement Soon

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Where Next for Canon? Interview about the new EOS R System

Interview with Canon Europe's Mike Burnhill
Interview with Canon Europe's Mike Burnhill

From the post on EOS Magazine:
 "In an exclusive interview with EOS magazine for the April-June 2019 issue, Michael Burnhill, European Technical Support Manager at Canon Europe, told us what the new EOS R system means for the future of Canon EOS cameras and hints at the exciting optics made possible by the new RF lens mount."

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Questions Asked to Mike Burnhill by Angela August, Editor of EOS Magazine


Where is Canon heading with the EOS R system?

Having said that, the touch-sensitive multifunction bar on the EOS R is a significant departure from the familiar Canon layout. What has the feedback been?

EF lenses have eight contacts on the lens mount, while RF lenses have 12. What sort of additional features does this offer?

There are currently four RF lenses, with a further six recently announced, but let’s not forget that the EOS R-series cameras are compatible with Canon’s range of over 160 EF and EF-S lenses. Are there any differences in terms of performance when using EF and EF-S lenses on EOS R cameras?

Many of your competitors have introduced in-body image stabilisation (IBIS). Does Canon intend to introduce this technology?

You mentioned that Canon wants to address the movie capabilities of its EOS cameras, but there has been criticism that the EOS RP is lacking some fairly standard movie features.

Will Canon be introducing more DSLR cameras?

What is the future for the M-series, which has been a big seller in Japan, but has not done so well in Europe or the USA?

The six proposed lenses have no prices or availability. Can you give us more details?

Can you tell us more about focus bracketing? Why did you decide to introduce it into the EOS RP?

What other camera features are available on the R range that you couldn't incorporate on a DSLR?

You have talked about how the speed of information passing from camera to lens is critical, so presumably the disparity in performance between Canon lenses and third-party lenses has increased with the R-series?

What do you think is the most significant aspect of the new design?

Do you see a full-frame camera coming in at a price below the RP?


Canon Interview source: EOS Magazine

New Canon Professional Print & Layout Solution for Professional Photographers

New Canon Professional Print & Layout Solution for Professional Photographers
Customers Ask and Canon Delivers: New Professional Print & Layout Solution Now Available for Commercial, In-house and Professional Photographers

Software Helps Simplify Workflow, Layout, and Color Management for imagePROGRAF PRO Series Printers

MELVILLE, NY, January 17, 2019 – Streamlining the printing process for commercial, professional, as well as prosumer photographers alike, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the launch of the Professional Print & Layout (PPL) software for the imagePROGRAF PRO large format series of inkjet printers. The PPL software simplifies functions essential for photo printing, with features such as customizable layout settings, preview, and color management.

“Listening to the needs of our customers, we launched the Professional Print & Layout solution to bring an intuitive workflow that combines the professional capabilities of our PRO Series printers with the easy-to-use software capabilities for layout and color settings to the market,” said Shinichi Yoshida, executive vice president and general manager, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “We are excited to launch a software that can help professionals create a highly effective workflow link between their images and the finished printed products.”

User-Friendly Experience
PPL can be accessed as a plug-in from such software programs as Canon Digital Photo Professional, Adobe®Photoshop®, Adobe® Lightroom or as a stand-alone program. The intuitive interface allows for quick and easy navigation of printer, layout, and color management settings to help improve productivity. The easy, drag-and-drop method allows users to input images directly into template layouts, providing photographers with more freedom to easily create and visualize final print jobs.

Enhancement of Layout Function
Create and save custom template designs, such as one ideal for wedding packages, to easily use previously reliable printing and color settings. Minimize media waste with the nesting capability that lays out images in predetermined templates meant to help reduce white space and, in turn, potentially result in cost savings.

“Canon’s Professional Print & Layout software gives you amazing control for print quality with a host of options for layout, color and tonal excellence that you can store and retrieve quickly and print with confidence,” said Eddie Tapp, Explorer of Light - Canon U.S.A., M.Photog., MEI, Cr., API, CPP. “With this software the creative process doesn’t stop with the click of the camera, PPL can help add a new dimension to your work as well as your bottom line.”

Availability
The Professional Print & Layout software is compatible with the imagePROGRAF PRO Series printers and is available as a free download. For additional information on Canon’s large-format portfolio, visit www.usa.canon.com

Canon News Source: Canon USA

17 April 2019

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS vs Canon PowerShot SX70 HS Specification Comparison


Specification Comparison: Canon PowerShot SX60 HS vs Canon PowerShot SX70 HS




Features PowerShot SX60 HS PowerShot SX70 HS
Camera Type Compact / Bridge Compact / Bridge
Megapixels 16 21.1
Image Processor DIGIG 6 DIGIG 8
Sensor 1/2.3" CMOS 1/2.3" CMOS
Display 3" LCD Vari-Angle 3" LCD Vari-Angle
Viewfinder EVF 100% EVF 100%
Optical Zoom 65x 65x
Digital Zoom 4x 4x
Combined Zoom 260x 260x
Image Stabilizer Yes (USM) Yes (USM)
35mm Eqv 21-1365mm 24-1365mm
Aperture Range f/3.4 - 6.5 f/3.4 - 6.5
AF System TTL TTL
AF System Contrast Detect Contrast Detect
AF Points 9 9
ISO 100-3200 80-3200
Shutter Speed 15 - 1/2000 s 15 - 1/2000 s
Continuous Speed 6.4fps 10fps
Video Full HD 1920 x 1080  4K Full HD / HD
Hotshoe Yes No
Wi-Fi Yes Yes
Battery Life 340 shots 315 shots
Battery Type NB-10L LP-E12
Dimensions 127 x 91 x 114 mm 127 x 91 x 117mm
Weight 649g 576g
In The Box Camera Camera
Lens Cap Lens Cap
Battery Battery
Battery Charger Battery Charger
Neck Strap Neck Strap

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Download Canon EOS M50 Mirrorless Camera PDF User Guide / Manual

Download Canon EOS M50 Mirrorless Camera PDF User Guide / Manual


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Canon partnership with The Card Isle Print-At-Home Platform

Purchasing Greeting Cards Just Got A Whole Lot Easier With The Card Isle Print-At-Home Platform
Purchasing Greeting Cards Just Got A Whole Lot Easier With The Card Isle Print-At-Home Platform

MELVILLE, NY, April 19, 2019 – Mother’s Day, birthdays, anniversaries, – all of these big holidays have something in common: greeting cards. When 82% of Americans choose printed greeting cards over their digital counterparts, the demand for high-quality greeting cards is astounding. In the spirit of celebration, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is excited to work with Card Isle Corporation to help bring the ease and convenience of printing greeting cards at home to Canon customers with the new Card Isle Print-at-Home Platform.

Compatible and available with four Canon PIXMA-series printers the PIXMA TS9521C, PIXMA TS9520, PIXMA TS8220 and PIXMA TS6220, the new online platform allows users to design, purchase, and print full-sized 5 inch x 7 inch greeting cards in the comfort of their own homes. Card Isle offers thousands of crowd-sourced designs by local and independent artists, and a user-friendly dashboard making it easy to personalize greeting cards for any event, holiday, or special occasion.

“We have showcased Card Isle as a great visionary in the past, and we are excited to expand our relationship and be able to now provide our customers access to customize and print, meaningful greetings cards from the comfort of their home,” said Kazuto Ogawa, president and chief operating officer, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “We have seen a shift in how consumers are using print within their daily lives – from personal use to home office needs, therefore it is imperative that our products extend beyond traditional usages and offer variety to our customers and we believe this platform delivers just that.”

With the purchase of select Canon PIXMA printers and the creation of an account at www.cardisle.com, consumers will have the option to purchase packs of Card Isle Cards that will include the cardstock, the envelopes, and the power to print from Card Isle’s design database at a rate of $3.00 per card.

Card Isle Cards will be available for purchase as follows:
  • 12-Pack Card Isle Cards: Includes cardstock, envelopes, and access to the Card Isle design database for $36.00 plus $5 for shipping, for a total of $41.00
  • 24-Pack Card Isle Cards: Includes cardstock, envelopes, and access to the Card Isle design database for $72.00 and free shipping

To learn more about The Card Isle Print-at-Home partnership with Canon, please visit www.cardisle.com/printathome.

Canon News Source: Canon USA

15 April 2019

Canon EOS R Firmware Version 1.2.0

Canon EOS R Firmware Version 1.2.0 Update for Windows / Mac
Canon EOS R Firmware Version 1.2.0 Update for Windows / Mac

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Firmware Version 1.2.0 incorporates the following fixes and enhancements:

Eye-detection AF
1. Supports Servo AF when shooting still images.
2. Now available when shooting movies regardless of "Movie Servo AF" setting.

Small AF Frame Size
Supports Servo AF when shooting still images.
3. Now available when shooting movies regardless of "Movie Servo AF" setting.
4. Under certain conditions the electronic level displayed in the electronic viewfinder did not display properly.
5. Under certain conditions information displayed in the electronic viewfinder was not properly rotated.
6. Under certain conditions updating the firmware for the wireless file transmitter WFT-E7 was not possible.

This firmware update is for cameras equipped with firmware up to Version 1.1.0. If the camera's firmware is already Version 1.2.0, this update is unnecessary. When updating the firmware of your camera, please first review the instructions thoroughly before you download the firmware.
The firmware update takes approximately 6 minutes.

Caution:The user guide has been revised to reflect the functional improvements to the product. Please download the latest version of the user guide together with the new firmware. The latest version of the user guide can be downloaded from Canon's Web site.

Preparations for the Firmware Update:
Windows
After the downloaded compressed file (.zip file) is extracted, a firmware folder is created.

In the firmware Version 1.2.0 folder you downloaded are the firmware (File name: EOSR0120.FIR / File size: 33,912,208 bytes) and the instructions on the firmware update procedures (a PDF file in five languages: Japanese, English, French, Spanish, and Simplified Chinese). Before starting the firmware update operations, please be sure to carefully review these instructions.

(The following is the history of past firmware updates.)

Q: Are the improvements from previous firmware versions included in Firmware Version 1.2.0?
A: Yes, the following improvements from the previous version are included:

(Previous) Version 1.1.0 improvements:
1. Support for "continuous shooting" is available when "silent shutter" has been enabled. *)
2. Corrects a phenomenon in which an error may occur if there is a large number of files in a specific format on the memory card.
3. Corrects a phenomenon in which an error may occur when silent shutter has been enabled.
4. Corrects a phenomenon in which horizontal linear noise may occur when using specific lenses together with certain recording image quality settings.
5. Corrects a phenomenon in which the information displayed in the viewfinder may become abnormal.

*) When using the continuous shooting option when silent shutter has been enabled with the RF24-105mm F4 L IS USM lens, it may be necessary to update the lens' firmware version. If the lens' firmware version is Version 1.1.1, please download the latest firmware version (Version 2.0.0) or later from Canon's Web site to update the lens firmware.

10 April 2019

New Canon EOS Rebel SL3 Camera Launched

Light In Weight, Heavy In Features: Introducing The EOS Rebel SL3 Compact Digital SLR Camera
Canon EOS 250D in Europe / UK Press Release>>

Light In Weight, Heavy In Features: Introducing The EOS Rebel SL3 Compact Digital SLR Camera
Empowering Users with an Easy Way to Express Themselves, the New Camera Delivers Stunning Photos and 4K Videos in a Lightweight Body

MELVILLE, N.Y., April 10, 2019 – Combining ease-of-use with high-image quality, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today unveiled the EOS Rebel SL3 DSLR camera, the smallest and lightest product within the current EOS lineup. Weighing just 15.84 oz1, the EOS Rebel SL3 offers users a compact system delivering high-resolution images – complete with an APS-C imaging sensor, DIGIC 8 Image Processor and 3.0-inch vari-angle LCD touchscreen as well as 4K video, a first for the EOS Rebel lineup. Compatible with Canon’s full line of interchangeable EF and EF-S lenses, along with the ability to instantly send images to compatible smartphones through Auto Image Transfer via Wi-Fi®connectivity2, the EOS Rebel SL3 is the tool needed to empower aspiring photographers to capture gorgeous shots quickly and easily.

“Since its inception, the EOS Rebel product line has aimed to provide imaging excellence for entry-level visual storytellers,” said Kazuto Ogawa, president and chief operating officer, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “Therefore, it was imperative that the next step in the EOS Rebel journey include innovative features such as 4K video and DIGIC 8 Image Processor to meet the needs of emerging photographers, while living up to the high-image quality and compact size EOS Rebel DSLRs are known for.”

The EOS Rebel SL3 carries a powerful 24.1 Megapixel CMOS (APS-C) sensor, enabling users to snap photos and express themselves across a multitude of settings – whether it be a beautiful night scene, stunning family-vacation destination or a picturesque landscape. The camera is equipped with Canon’s DIGIC 8 processor – first introduced in the EOS M50 and later built into the revolutionary EOS R full-frame mirrorless system. DIGIC 8 helps improve autofocus performance and allows for the processing of 4K video and 4K time-lapse movies – helping budding videographers record scenes such as the colorful evening skyline in brilliant detail.

The EOS Rebel SL3 features autofocus (AF) capabilities, delivering nine AF points across the optical viewfinder. This includes a new Spot AF which allows users to focus on a precise area within the subject.

The EOS Rebel SL3 is the first DSLR in the Canon EOS line to feature Dual Pixel CMOS AF3 with Eye Detection AF in Live View shooting mode.

With its optical viewfinder and Live View LCD monitor, photographers can enjoy two different ways of shooting and customize their experience based on the scene. The system is also the first Canon EOS SLR to incorporate a Smooth Skin setting, which can help render skin tones as well as Creative Assist – an interface by which users can check and seamlessly change shooting conditions in Live View4 – such as white balance or brightness – in real time.

Additional key features of the EOS Rebel SL3 camera include:
  • Feature Assistant that guides and offers tips for more effective shooting
  • Continuous shooting mode up to 5.0 fps
  • Digital Lens Optimizer that corrects optical shifting automatically, even without a computer

The EOS Rebel SL3 will be available toward the end of April for purchase in black and white color options for an estimated retail price of $599.99, for the body only and $749.99 for the body with a EF-S 18-55 f/4-5.6 IS STM lens*. For more information, please visit usa.canon.com.

Canon News Source: Canon USA