Showing posts with label camera. Show all posts
Showing posts with label camera. Show all posts

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Canon intros PowerShot G16, S120, SX170 IS, SX510 HS point-and-shoot cameras

Canon's got a handful of incremental updates to detail, including a selection of PowerShot point-and-shoots. Now it announced the release of four new PowerShot cameras: the PowerShot G16, PowerShot S120, PowerShot SX510 HS and PowerShot SX170 IS.

Overall, The G16 is the priciest of the bunch, ringing in at $550. This model, which is set to ship in October, replaces last year's G15, and includes a 12.1-megapixel CMOS sensor, DIGIC 6 processor, 5x 28-140mm f/1.8-2.8 optical zoom lens and 1080/60p video capture. Next up is the S120, retailing for $450, also in October. This pocketable S110 replacement includes a 12.1-megapixel CMOS sensor, DIGIC 6 processor, 5x 24-120mm f/1.8-5.7 optical zoom lens and 1080/60p video capture. The SX510 HS is the cheapest of this premium bunch, with a $250 MSRP. This superzoom, expected in September, packs a 12.1-megapixel CMOS sensor, DIGIC 4 processor, a 30x 24-720mm f/3.4-5.8 optical zoom lens and 1080p video.

These cameras feature advanced DIGIC imaging technology and the ability to achieve faster autofocusing speeds than previous PowerShots. The G16 and S120 also feature the new Star mode to capture the brilliance of a starry night sky, while the new Background Defocus mode allows users to soften the background of their images.

For the connected photographer, the PowerShot G16, S120 and SX510 HS digital cameras come with built-in WiFi that allows for outstanding quality images and video files to be wirelessly transferred from the camera to social networking sites through CANON iMAGE GATEWAY, to a PC, or on their compatible iOS or Android device through the free Canon CameraWindow app. All initial setup can be accomplished from a smart device or computer, allowing for easy photo sharing on-the-go.

The PowerShot G16 is the first PowerShot in the G-series that comes equipped with built-in WiFi, the G16 has the ability to share images and video to Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Flickr and email. The PowerShot G16 features a 28-140mm wide-angle lens with an aperture range of f/1.8 – f/2.8. The G16 is equipped with Canon’s HS System, which combines a DIGIC 6 image processor and a 12.1-megapixel High-Sensitivity CMOS image sensor for enhanced image quality. The PowerShot G16 also features improved AF times and reduced shooting lag over previous G-series models. The G16 has continuous shooting speeds of 9.3 frames-per-second. The G16 also captures 1080p Full HD video, and includes built-in stereo microphone and HDMI output.

In addition, the camera’s creative handheld HDR Scene mode automatically combines multiple shots of a scene to help create an image with a greater dynamic range without the necessity for a tripod. The G16 also features dials and controls similar to those on Canon’s EOS DSLRs. It’s also compatible with Canon Speedlite flashes and other accessories.

The PowerShot G16 is scheduled to be available in October for $549.99.

The PowerShot S120 features a 24-120mm extra-wide angle lens with an aperture range of f/1.8-f/5.7. It’s equipped with Canon’s HS System and allows for continuous capture of up to 12.1 frames per second at 12.1-megapixels. The S120 also records 1080p Full HD video and includes built-in stereo microphone and HDMI outputs.

The PowerShot S120 is scheduled to be available in October for $449.99.

The PowerShot SX510 HS camera has a 30X optical zoom 24mm wide-angle lens, intelligent IS technology, a 12.1 megapixel CMos sensor and Canon DIGIC 4 Image Processor. The SX510 also records 1080p Full HD video and built-in WiFi. The camera’s Zoom Framing Assist automatically maintains the correct distance from a subject using face recognition.

The PowerShot SX510 HS is scheduled to be available in September for $249.99.

The PowerShot SX170 has 16x optical zoom with a 28mm wide-angle lens and Optical Image Stabilization. The SX170S also features high-speed AF, an intelligent IS system, a DIGIC 4 Image Processor and a 16-megapixel sensor and 720p video. The PowerShot SX170 IS also has a 3-inch LCD screen and an ergonomic bod.

The PowerShot SX170 IS is scheduled to be available in September for $179.99.

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Source: Canon

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

GoPro App 2.0 lets action cam owners save and share their footage

A new version of the GoPro app has been released for iOS devices bringing several important improvements. 

The GoPro App makes it easy to control your camera remotely with your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. New features let you view, play back and share select content—so you can do more with your photos and videos than ever before.


• Full remote control of all camera functions
• Live preview for easy shot-framing
• Instantly view photos and playback videos*
• Copy photos and videos* to your device, then share via email, text, Instagram, Facebook or other app
• View the GoPro Photo and Video of the Day
• Compatible with all HERO3 cameras and HD HERO 2 cameras + Wi-Fi BacPac

What's New In This Version:

• View photos and play back videos
• Copy photos and videos* to a GoPro album on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch
• Share the photos and videos copied to your device via email, text, Instagram, Facebook or other app
• Browse and delete files on the camera’s memory card

You can download GoPro App from the App Store for free.

Since launch, the GoPro App has primarily served as a remote control; it hasn't been much good for reviewing the day's shooting. That won't be an issue with the newly launched GoPro App 2.0. Both Android and iOS users can now browse their action camera's memory card, save and play media on a mobile device, and share any saved clips through email, MMS and social networks like Instagram. Windows Phone users aren't in line for the update right now, but their Android and iOS counterparts can grab both the new app and corresponding camera firmware upgrades at the source links.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Canon 50D gains video recording through Magic Lantern RAW hack

It may be time to dust off that Canon 50D you purchased back in 2008. The folks behind the Magic Lantern firmware add-on have pulled yet another rabbit out the proverbial hat (or is it lantern?) by enabling RAW video recording on the APS-C-based DSLR. What's even more impressive is that the 50D lacks video support out of the box, so this new-found functionality is truly magical. This hack comes hot on the heels of the Magic Lantern team coaxing the Canon 5D Mark II / III into capturing 24 fps RAW video.

With the firmware add-on installed, the 50D is capable of shooting video up to 1592 x 1062 pixels at 30 fps. There are some caveats, though. First, there's no audio recording since the camera lacks a microphone input and associated electronics. Second, capturing RAW video requires fast CF cards (at least UDMA 6). Third, we now fully expect to see the 50D skyrocket in value on the used market. Hit the break for a few sample videos.

See more video tips:
Edit T2i/550D MOV in FCP X
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Wednesday, May 15, 2013

RAW 24fps DNG video hits the Canon EOS 5D Mark III via Magic Lantern!

It's no secret that Canon's 5D Mark III is the go-to DSLR for videographers the world over, but things are about to become a whole lot more interesting. The people behind Magic Lantern have successfully coaxed the 5D Mark III into shooting 24 fps RAW video at resolutions up to 1,920 x 820 pixels using 1000x speed cards. If you're not familiar with Magic Lantern, it's an open source firmware add-on that brings additional functionality to Canon EOS cameras. The ability to capture RAW video at 24 fps improves dynamic range and resolution -- it also provides extra flexibility during post-production. According to the team at Magic Lantern, more work is required before the feature is ready to be deployed. So until then, you're invited to follow the via link below and watch the RAW vs. H.264 videos after the break, or if you're feeling brave, check the source for download locations.

Yes, thoungh initially the Magic Lantern team didn’t even think it was possible, they’ve now enabled 24fps RAW HD video (without sound) on the Canon EOS 5D Mark III

This is HUGE news. The dynamic range is now in the range of what people are so excited about with the Blackmagic Cinema Camera and Alexa and other cams. 

So what does this mean? As I mentioned above, the dynamic range of the video is stunning and is on par with the Blackmagic Cinema Camera and other cameras.  

Update: We just received news from Magic Lantern that Canon's Mark II is now also a go for 24 fps with the new firmware. Nic from the development team said "After some further testing it is clear the older, cheaper Mark II should be able to record at least resolutions of 1880x840 in full-frame mode (with line skipping)."

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