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Monday
Mar252013

Canon to Release World's Smallest And Lightest DSLR 

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On Thursday, Canon USA announced the forthcoming release of the EOS Rebel SL1 Digital Single Lens Reflex Camera. It is said to be the world's smallest and lightest DSLR, costing $649.99 for the body and $799.99 for a EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM kit lens. The camera is scheduled to hit shelves next month. Attachedbelow is Canon's full press release:

New EOS Rebel SL1 Digital SLR Camera Fuses Advanced Image Quality and Features into an Ultra-Portable Body 

MELVILLE, N.Y., March 21, 2013 – Continuing the quest to deliver superb product innovations, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the world's smallest and lightest DSLR* camera: the EOS Rebel SL1 Digital SLR Camera. It features a newly developed 18.0-megapixel CMOS (APS-C) sensor and high-performance DIGIC 5 Image Processor for exceptional image quality and speed. With its combination of lightweight size, ease of use and outstanding image quality, the EOS Rebel SL1 is perfect for users looking for the ideal camera to bring sightseeing on vacation or to capture the everyday.

"The EOS Rebel SL1 Digital SLR Camera represents a new era in DSLR versatility: ultra-portable, full-featured DSLR cameras," said Yuichi Ishizuka, executive vice president and general manager, Imaging Technologies & Communications Group, Canon U.S.A. "The EOS Rebel SL1 combines the high speed, high image quality and expanded shooting range of a DSLR camera, with the easy and fun usability of a point-and-shoot camera."

Advanced Image Quality in a Compact Body

As the world's smallest and lightest DSLR, the new camera body is 4.6" (w) x 3.57" (h) x 2.74" (d), and weighs only 14.36 oz.** In comparison, the EOS Rebel SL1 is approximately 25 percent smaller and 28 percent lighter than the EOS Rebel T4i digital camera.

EOS Rebel SL1 is approximately 25 percent smaller and 28 percent lighter than the EOS Rebel T4i digital camera

The EOS Rebel SL1 features an 18 megapixel CMOS (APS-C) sensor that performs exceptionally well in both bright and dimly lit shooting environments with an ISO range of 100-12800 (expandable to H: 25600) for photos and ISO-6400 (expandable to H: 12800) for video. Canon's DIGIC 5 Image Processor technology allows for exceptional image quality and shooting speed up to four frames per second (fps).

The camera includes a new nine-point center cross-type autofocus (AF) system to help achieve fast, sharp focus. The new AF system also includes a new Hybrid CMOS AF II sensor, which provides a wider focus area when shooting photos or video in Live View mode, and a continuous AF speed that's increased from previous EOS models.

To help capture video with ease, the EOS Rebel SL1 features Canon's Movie Servo AF, which provides continuous AF tracking of moving subjects. When shooting video with one of Canon's new STM lenses, such as the EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM (available in the standard lens kit), Movie Servo AF takes advantage of the lens' stepping motor for smooth and quiet continuous AF. The camera is capable of Full HD shooting in a number of recording sizes and frame rates, and enables easy manual control of exposure, focus and Live View features. The combination of Canon's new Hybrid CMOS AF system II and EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens is ideal for shooting video helping to ensure only the sounds of the scene are recorded.

Allowing for clear and easy viewing even in bright environments, the Touch Screen three inch Clear View LCD monitor II provides a rich and expansive display as well as providing intuitive touch panel operation. Two finger touch gestures (multi-touch) can be easily used for zooming or changing images, accessing menu and quick control settings, and activating focus point and shutter release while shooting.

Creativity at your Fingertips

The EOS Rebel SL1 encourages users to explore their creative side with a wide array of features for convenience and simple shooting. The EOS Rebel SL1 is equipped with Scene Intelligent Auto Mode, an advanced function that detects faces, colors, brightness, movement, contrast, distance and other factors and automatically adjusts and selects the exposure method needed. The results are photos with a wide dynamic range, ideal for users without advanced photography knowledge or experience.

Users can also access advanced imaging features like the new Effect Shot mode, which automatically creates two different shots, one with a selected creative filter and one without. In addition, Creative Filters and Background Blur Simulation can now be displayed in real time during Live View shooting. Editing photos is also a snap with the Rebel SL1's in-camera editing and cropping functionality. This feature allows users to view and crop the image using the camera's LCD touch screen and save the edited version as a separate file.

For those who would like to take beautiful photos with ease, the EOS Rebel SL1 offers a variety of scene modes to explore. New special scene modes include Kids, Food and Candlelight, giving users advanced presets to help ensure the best possible photos even under difficult shooting conditions.

Pricing and Availability

The new EOS Rebel SL1 Digital SLR Camera is scheduled to be available in April for an estimated retail price of $649.99 for the body alone or $799.99 bundled with the new EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM kit lens.

For more information about the EOS Rebel SL1 Digital SLR Camera, and a full list of product specifications, visit www.usa.canon.com/eos.

 

About Canon U.S.A., Inc.

Canon U.S.A., Inc., is a leading provider of consumer, business-to-business, and industrial digital imaging solutions. With approximately $40 billion in global revenue, its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), ranks third overall in U.S. patents registered in 2012† and is one of Fortune Magazine's World’s Most Admired Companies in 2013. In 2012, Canon U.S.A. has received the PCMag.com Readers' Choice Award for Service and Reliability in the digital camera and printer categories for the ninth consecutive year, and for camcorders for the past two years. Canon U.S.A. is committed to the highest level of customer satisfaction and loyalty, providing 100 percent U.S.-based consumer service and support for all of the products it distributes. Canon U.S.A. is dedicated to its Kyosei philosophy of social and environmental responsibility. To keep apprised of the latest news from Canon U.S.A., sign up for the Company's RSS news feed by visitingwww.usa.canon.com/rss.

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† Based on weekly patent counts issued by United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Availability, prices, and specifications of all products are subject to change without notice. Actual prices are set by individual dealers and may vary.

All referenced product names, and other marks, are trademarks of their respective owners.

* Among digital SLR cameras which use APS-C size equivalent sensors. As of March 1, 2013.

** Weight specifications are for camera body only; does not include battery or memory card

 

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Monday
Aug132012

A View From Below: Underwater Photography at the Olympics

Wondering what the story behind the camera that created all those beautiful underwater images in the London Olympics is? According to the video recently released by Reuters, the camera, which uses a Canon body and wide angle lens, was developed by Reuters' own photography duo of Wolfgang Rattay and Pawel Kopczynski. Though the camera was made specifically for the purpose of capturing shots of swimming competitions from underwater, the design model originated from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010. To learn more, watch the educational video below:   

Here at NYIP, we are always keeping our students and readers informed about the latest developments in photographic technology.  

 

We're the New York Institute of Photographya distance education school teaching photography since 1910 - over 100 years of knowledge and experience. Listen to the following podcast to learn more about who we are and what we do.

AUDIO LINK: WHAT IS THE NEW YORK INSTITUTE OF PHOTOGRAPHY? [20:58M]

 

Monday
Apr022012

Top 5 New Cameras from CES 2012

Calling all gear and gizmo fans - Which?, the UK review site, produced a video of their 6 favorite new cameras at the 2012 CES show. They selected (in this order):

So what do you think? Best of Show, truly? What new cameras have you tried out lately and found to be great performers for the value? 

 

 


We're the New York Institute of Photographya distance education school teaching photography since 1910 - over 100 years of knowledge and experience. Listen to the following podcast to learn more about who we are and what we do.

Audio Link: WHAT IS THE NEW YORK INSTITUTE OF PHOTOGRAPHY? [20:58M]


Tuesday
Dec272011

So What Do You Think? - Canon's Project Imagin8ion


When Canon first announced its Project Imagin8ion photography contest, I was hesitant to give it a plug. My educational hat went on, and the venture seemed a bit too pat and commercial. Grey New York, Canon's advertising firm, launched an ambitious new campaign that kicked off with a consumer photo contest. Photo submissions were requested in 8 different categories - Setting, Time, Character, Mood, Relationship, Goal, Obstacle, the Unknown - and award-winning director Ron Howard chose the winners, and these 8 photos were to provide the basis for a Hollywood short film, directed by Howard's talented actor/director daughter Bryce Dallas Howard.
 

 
The video shown above changed my perception of the project, putting me into the consumer-photographer's shoes. The project seems to give photographers a good opportunity to submit their work and potentially inspire a movie with the power of images. The comment made late in the video - about the goal of the project being to take the promotional focus away from the camera and move it onto the creativity of the photographer using the equipment - is very much in keeping with the philosophy of our New York Institute of Photography courses - people think, cameras don't, and it's up to you to add creativity to the combination and produce inspiring photographs. Here's the trailer of the final creation, called "when you find me" - and let us know what you think of this project. Would you submit your work to a future photography-film collaboration? 
 

We're the New York Institute of Photographya distance education school teaching photography since 1910 - over 100 years of knowledge and experience. Listen to the following podcast to learn more about who we are and what we do.

Audio Link: WHAT IS THE NEW YORK INSTITUTE OF PHOTOGRAPHY? [20:58M]