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The Powershot G10 is the latest version of Canon’s most capable, serious and expensive compact camera. The G10 has a wealth of features that will appeal to the DSLR owner looking for a backup compact, or the enthusiast who wants DSLR functionality without the added bulk.

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At first glance the Canon G10 looks very similar to its popular predecessor, the G9, but as with that model, there are a number of key external and internal changes underneath the serious matt black exterior. 14.7 Megapixel CCD sensor.

Features at a glance : –

  • 5x wide-angle (28mm) optical zoom lens with optical Image Stabilizer
  • RAW image recording plus support for Canon Digital Photo Professional
  • DIGIC 4 for clear, sharp images, high-speed AF (including Servo AF) and fast response times
  • Targets all the main causes of blur with High ISO Auto, optical Image Stabilizer, Motion Detection   Technology and Auto ISO shift
  • Great people shots with improved Face Detection AF/AE/FE/WB plus
    Face Select & Track and FaceSelf-Timer
  • 3.0” PureColor LCD II (461k dots resolution) with wide viewing angle and optical viewfinder
  • i-Contrast boosts brightness and retains detail in dark areas
  • Dedicated Exposure Compensation and ISO dials
  • 26 shooting modes with manual control and custom settings
  • Accessories include tele-converter, Speedlite flashes and waterproof case
  • Smooth, 30fps VGA movies
  • For more on-line information, visit  : www.canon-europe.com  or www.dpreview.com

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    Kudos to CANON again for raising the bar by outfitting the EOS 5D Mark II with Full High Definition (HD) movie recording and playback functionality — a first for a DSLR camera*1.

    The smooth 30fps frame rate assures natural-looking movies in both Full HD at 1,920 x 1080 pixels and 4:3 Standard Definition (SD) at 640 x 480 pixels.

    Should a photo opportunity arise while shooting a movie, simply press the shutter button to capture the moment as a still with exactly the same image quality that is set for normal shooting. A built-in microphone records in monaural while stereo recording is possible via the external microphone input terminal. When it’s time for playback, view your movies on the bright 3-inch LCD monitor or connect the camera directly to an HDTV, standard TV, or computer monitor — the HDMI and A/V OUT interfaces make setup a snap.

    SEE TO BELIEVE !  CHECK OUT an independently-produced video by Explorer of Light VINCENT LAFORET 

    EF Lenses used in the making of REVERIE:
    FD 7.5mm f/5.6 (converted to EF mount)
    EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM
    EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
    EF 50mm f/1.2L USM
    EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM
    EF 135mm f/2L USM
    EF 200mm f/1.8L USM
    EF 400mm f/2.8L IS USM
    EF 500mm f/4L IS USM
    TS-E 24mm f/3.5L
    TS-E 45mm f/2.8

    SEE to BELIEVE :  RIVERIE Video & The Making of RIVERIE video . 

     

    Incredible! I could never believe an DSLR could provide video of that quality ! Can’t wait to get my hands on one of these to play with…

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    EOS 5D Mark II

    After a week or so of teaser ads Canon has finally unveiled the successor to the venerable EOS 5D, the world’s first ‘compact’ full frame digital SLR. The EOS 5D Mark II boasts a new 21MP CMOS sensor, an expanded ISO range of 50-25,600 and a wealth of improvements and new features including full 1080p HD movie recording, live view, 3.0″ 920k dot LCD, DIGIC IV processor, increased battery capacity and sensor dust reduction.

    UPDATE: Body-only prices: US: $ 2,699

    Key features / improvements

    • 21 megapixel CMOS sensor (very similar to the sensor in the EOS-1Ds Mark III)
    • Sensor dust reduction by vibration of filter
    • ISO 100 – 6400 calibrated range, ISO 50 – 25600 expansion (1Ds Mark III & 5D max ISO 3200)
    • Auto ISO (100 – 3200) in all modes except manual
    • 3.9 frames per second continuous shooting
    • DIGIC 4 processor, new menus / interface as per the EOS 50D
    • Image processing features:
      • Highlight tone priority
      • Auto lighting optimizer (4 levels)
      • High ISO noise reduction (4 levels)
      • Lens peripheral illumination correction (vignetting correction)
    • RAW and SRAW1 (10 MP) / SRAW2 (5 MP)
    • RAW / JPEG selection made separately
    • Permanent display of ISO on both top plate and viewfinder displays
    • AF microadjustment (up to 20 lenses individually)
    • Three custom modes on command dial, Creative Auto mode
    • Image copyright metadata support
    • 98% coverage viewfinder (0.71x magnification)
    • 3.0″ 920,000 dot LCD monitor with ‘Clear View’ cover / coatings, 170° viewing angle
    • Automatic LCD brightness adjustment (ambient light sensor)
    • Live view with three mode auto-focus (including face detection)
    • No mirror-flip for exposures in Live View if contrast detect AF selected
    • Movie recording in live view (1080p H.264 up to 12 minutes, VGA H.264 up to 24 mins per clip)
    • Two mode silent shooting (in live view)
    • New jump options in play mode
    • HDMI and standard composite (AV) video out
    • Full audio support: built-in mic and speaker, mic-in socket, audio-out over AV (although not HDMI)
    • IrPort (supports IR remote shutter release using optional RC1 / RC5 controllers)
    • UDMA CompactFlash support
    • New 1800 mAh battery with improved battery information / logging
    • New optional WFT-E4 WiFi / LAN / USB vertical grip
    • Water resistance: 10 mm rain in 3 minutes

    For more information, log unto : www.dpreview.com

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    Canon has just added a mysterious teaser to its US website. The page shows a silhouette of a camera with the words ‘Destined Evolution… Be excited ! be anticipative !

    CLICK here to see the US teaser

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    Canon has today strengthened its EOS range with the addition of a powerful new digital SLR for advanced amateurs and semi-professionals: the EOS 50D.

    With a 15.1 Megapixel CMOS sensor, 6.3 frames per second shooting capability and Canon’s latest DIGIC 4 image processor, the EOS 50D delivers a combination of superb high-ISO performance, shooting flexibility and image quality without any compromise.

    KEY FEATURES
    15.1 Megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor
    6.3fps continuous shooting, max. burst 90 JPEGs with UDMA card
    DIGIC 4 processor
    ISO 100-3200, expandable to 12800
    9-point wide area AF
    3.0” Clear View VGA LCD with Live View mode & Face Detection Live AF
    Magnesium alloy body, with environmental protection
    EOS Integrated Cleaning System
    HDMI connection for high quality viewing and playback on a High Definition TV
    Full compatibility with Canon EF and EF-S lenses and EX-series Speedlite

    A new lens has been announced today in conjunction with the EOS 50D: The EF-S18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS, with an equivalent focal length of 29-320mm, offers an 11x zoom range, close focusing distance of 45cm and a 4-stop optical Image Stabilizer.

    For more information, log unto: www.dpreview.com or CANON Professional Network news.

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    CLICK! Magazine latest Issue 24 is out in the market now!

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    Featuring a portfolio on “A look at LOUIS PANG” with an array of beautiful work by this award-winning wedding photographer from Sabah!

    Break the Rules – Yes, You Can!
    When it comes to photography many things are possible even if it seems impossible!

    The Right Exposure – Shift to Manual
    Getting the right lighting and exposure for your photos is just a simple shift to manual mode

    Digital Enhancement – Dodge and Burn
    A post processing technique favored by most photographers

    Improve Your Photo Skills – All About Group Shots
    Helping you to shoot better group photos in various situations

    Magazine is available for SALE at Pixels – 28 Nagore Road 10050 Penang, Malaysia or all participating outlets.

    For conveniences, you can subscribe & save $$$ too !

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    What’s New & Special ?

    Announced : Pre-PMA 2008

    Physical Comparison between EOS 400D & 450D ( Front & back view )

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    Specifications:

    • 12.2 megapixel CMOS sensor
    • SD/SDHC cards
    • Larger viewfinder
    • Live view mode, including contrast-detect AF
    • Improved 9-point AF system
    • Spot metering
    • 3.0″ LCD monitor
    • Redesigned menus (including My Menu as seen in 40D)
    • Slightly redesigned info display
    • Continuous shooting at 3.5fps for up to 53 JPEG (6 RAW)
    • ISO setting displays in viewfinder and ISO button
    • New, larger, higher capacity battery
    • 14 bit A/D converter and processing
    • Multi-shot self-timer mode
    • Highlight Tone Priority (from 40D)
    • Auto Lighting Optimiser (boosts shadows after shooting)
    • Redesigned battery grip (BG-E5)

    For more information, log unto : www.dpreview.com.

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