EOS 5D Mark III DSLR Camera Officially Announced by Canon

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Canon have officially announced the pending arrival of their new model of EOS 5D DSLR. Entitled the EOS 5D Mark III, this is sure to become a must-want on many a professional photographers list of super high quality products to buy in 2012.

The official press release can be viewed in full after the read more link:

 Featuring Improved Image Quality, a 61-Point High Density Reticular AF, Six fps High-Speed Continuous Shooting and Enhanced HD Video Recording Features

LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., March 2, 2012 – On the 25th anniversary of its world-renowned EOS System, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is proud to announce its latest model, the new EOS 5D Mark III Digital SLR Camera. Positioned between the extremely popular EOS 5D Mark II and Canon’s top-of-the-line professional EOS-1D X model, the EOS 5D Mark III delivers superb image quality, thanks to a new 22.3-megapixel full-frame Canon CMOS sensor, a high-performance DIGIC 5+ Imaging Processor, a 61-point High Density Reticular Autofocus (AF) System and six frames-per-second (fps) continuous shooting speed. Building upon the trailblazing success of the EOS 5D Mark II, the EOS 5D Mark III also incorporates enhanced video features for professionals in the fields of cinematography, television production and documentary filmmaking, including better noise reduction, longer recording times and a built-in headphone jack for audio monitoring. The EOS 5D Mark III is Canon’s answer to hundreds of thousands of advanced amateurs and emerging professionals looking for a compact, high-quality camera system to help them achieve their artistic vision, whether it be through still or video imagery. The EOS 5D Mark III introduction coincides with Canon’s 25th anniversary celebration of the EOS camera system. Canon’s award-winning EOS system first debuted in March of 1987 with the introduction of the EOS 650 SLR camera and three EF lenses.

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Samsung release new range of quality memory cards

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Samsung have announced no less than seven new additions to their range of SD and microSD cards in their High Speed Series and Plus Extreme Speed Series of memory cards.

Coming in a superb looking brushed metal design, the cards are available in sizes ranging up to a class 10 32GB card. The cards are capable of performing 13MB write speeds and 24MB read speeds and are operable to -13 degrees. Pricing varies from $29.99 to $89.99.

The full range of cards can be viewed here at the Samsung Official website.

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Goodbye Kodak as company files for bankruptcy

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Not the jolliest of news but, something that should pluck a heart string of many a photographer is the news today that pioneering photographic company Kodak have filed for bankruptcy. The company have struggled for a number of years and today it seems they have eventually run out of steam to fight against dwindling business.

Kodak have always been there and have led some of the innovation that has led us to digital photography as it stands today. Kodak’s Chief Executive Antonio Perez has stated that the bankruptcy filing is “a necessary step and the right thing to do for the future of Kodak”. The company expects to finish up and close the business for good in 2013.

 

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Canon announce release of Powershot G1 X at CES

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Canon have announced the upcoming release of  a new model in the G-series line up, namely the PowerShot G1 X. During CES 2012, the camera company confirmed that the G1 X is coming soon and features include a 1.5″ 14.3 mega pixel CMOS Sensor, an optical viewfinder, 4x Zoom, 3.0 LCD and a variety of shooting modes usually only found on DSLR cameras. Features list below:

  • A newly developed Canon 1.5-inch, 14.3 Megapixel High-Sensitivity CMOS sensor combined with the DIGIC 5 Image Processor creates Canon’s HS SYSTEM for outstanding low-light performance up to ISO 12800.
  •     Full range of shooting and recording modes including 14-bit RAW + JPEG, as found in Canon DSLR cameras for the ultimate creative control.
  •     Shoot beautiful 1080p Full HD video in stereo sound with a dedicated movie button; zoom while shooting and play back videos on an HDTV via the HDMI output.
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