Canon debuts the EOS 5DS And EOS 5DS R cameras featuring 50.6 Megapixel Full-frame CMOS sensors and Dual DIGIC 6 image processors. The company also announced the PowerShot G3 X compact, the PowerShot SX410 IS, the PowerShot ELPH 350 HS and the EOS Rebel T6s and the EOS Rebel T6i DSLR cameras.
The Canon EOS 5DSi and Canon EOS 5DS Ri Digital SLR cameras are featuring the world's highest resolution among 35mm format DSLRs. Both new EOS models incorporate a newly designed Canon 50.6 megapixel full-frame CMOS image sensor and Dual DIGIC 6 Image Processors.
Maximizing the potential of the new 50.6 megapixel sensor - for the first time in an EOS camera the low-pass filter effect in the EOS 5DS R model is cancelled. Canoc claims that the cancellation of the low-pass filter helps deliver sharp images, squeezing the most out of every pixel.
In addition to the 50.6 megapixel full-frame image sensor and Dual DIGIC 6 Image Processors, both cameras include a 61-Point High Density Reticular AF array including up to 41 cross-type AF points and EOS iTR AF for high precision autofocus. They also include the EOS Scene Detection system featuring a 150,000-pixel RGB+IR 252-zone metering sensor.
In support of a high-resolution imaging sensor, the EOS 5DS and EOS 5DS R cameras were designed to minimize camera shake via a reinforced chassis, baseplate and tripod lug. Canon also re-designed the mirror vibration control system to help reduce mirror bounce and camera shake. A new Arbitrary Release Time Lag Setting in Mirror Lock mode was added in both models. In addition to the standard setting (press the shutter button once to lock the mirror, then again to release the shutter), the EOS 5DS and EOS 5DS R cameras offer new setting intervals of 1/8, 1/4, 1/2, one and two seconds, releasing the shutter after the selected preset delay, allowing potential camera vibration to dissipate before shutter release.
A new Picture Style called "Fine Detail" has been added to enhance the sharpness of JPEGs and EOS Movies with three new settings: Strength, Fineness and Threshold. With such abundant resolution on each sensor, both models also provide two cropped shooting modes, while still delivering high-resolution images -- 30.5 megapixels for the 1.3x mode and 19.6 megapixels for the 1.6x mode. The available crop options are visible as a mask or an outline in the viewfinder.
Like the EOS 7D Mark II, the EOS 5DS and EOS 5DS R cameras feature an advanced AE system that can detect and compensate for flickering light sources such as sodium vapor lamps.
Photographers will appreciate improved custom controls including a built-in intervalometer and bulb timer to enable the capture of time-lapse images and long-exposure images.
Both models feature Intelligent Viewfinder II providing approximately 100 percent field of view, while adding the ability to display cropped shooting frames and superimpose a customizable selection of camera settings and data such as dual-mode electronic level display and grid, as well as exposure, white balance, metering, drive, image quality and AF modes.
The EOS 5DS and EOS 5DS R cameras continue the EOS Movie tradition with the ability to shoot in 1080p Full HD up to 30p or 720p HD video up to 60p. A creative Time Lapse Movie function, a first for EOS cameras, takes a continuous series of still photographs and automatically combines them in camera into a Full HD movie file. Interval adjustments can be set from one second to 99 hours, 59 minutes and 59 seconds. The number of shots possible range from 2 to 3,600 with a maximum of two minutes and 30 seconds of playback time. In addition, high-speed continuous shooting up to five-frames-per-second (fps) at full 50 megapixel resolution allows users to capture fast action.
The EOS 5DS and EOS 5DS R cameras feature dual card slots for CF and SD memory cards, including Ultra High Speed (UHS-1) SD cards. Built to last, the cameras also feature a shutter durability rating up to 150,000 cycles, the same as the EOS 5D Mark III.
The EOS 5DS and EOS 5DS R Digital SLR cameras are scheduled to be available in June 2015 for estimated retail prices of $3,699.00 and $3,899.00 for the body only, respectively.
Canon is also adding the the PowerShot G3 X to its G-series lineup of compact cameras.
Currently under development, the PowerShot G3 X will incorporate an 1.0-inch sensor and a 24-600mm (35mm film equivalent) 25x optical zoom lens while maintaining a compact size.
The new PowerShot SX410 IS and PowerShot ELPH 350 HS cameras are weighing just 0.4 ounces more and measuring only 0.2 inches longer than their predecessor.
The PowerShot SX410 IS camera offers a 40x optical zoom range, an Intelligent IS image stabilization system and a 20 Megapixel CCD sensor.
It also features a dedicated movie button to easily start and stop recording 720p HD video. An ECO mode helps extend battery life.
The camera's Smart AUTO mode sets the ideal image quality settings by intelligently selecting from 32 pre-defined scene modes for still shots and 21 scene modes for video. Users can further expand their artistic abilities right from the camera with Creative Filters such as Fisheye Effect, Toy Camera Effect and Monochrome.
The PowerShot SX410 IS camera will be available in March 2015 in red or black for an estimated retail price of $279.99.
Building on the PowerShot ELPH series' "Circle in a Box" design, the new PowerShot ELPH 350 HS camera is featuring a 12x optical zoom lens and a 20.2 Megapixeli CMOS sensor. It packs Intelligent IS to help optimize image stabilization, a built-in flash and low light sensitivity up to ISO 3200.
The PowerShot ELPH 350 HS is also equipped with built-in Wi-Fi and a built-in NFC feature. It supports Canon's Creative Shot mode, Smart AUTO technology and Hybrid AUTO for simultaneous still and 1080p Full HD video capture. And the camera has a 3-inch LCD screen with a resolution of 461,000 dots.
The PowerShot ELPH 350 HS camera will be available in April 2015 in black and silver for an estimated retail price of $209.99.
Canon has also added two new DSLR cameras to its popular EOS Rebel lineup: the EOS Rebel T6s Digital SLR camera, and the EOS Rebel T6i Digital SLR camera. They both feature a newly developed 24.2 megapixel Canon CMOS imaging sensor, built-in Wi-Fi and NFC capabilities.
The new EOS Rebel cameras have an ISO range of 100-12800 (expandable to 25600), they take advantage of the DIGIC 6 image processor and Canon's new Hybrid CMOS AF III image sensor-embedded autofocus system for capturing Full HD video or high-resolution photos in Live View.
For photographers who prefer to compose their images through a viewfinder, the new EOS Rebel T6s and EOS Rebel T6i cameras have a 19-point all cross-type AF system.
The new EOS Rebel cameras have a three-inch Vari-Angle Touch Screen Clear View LCD monitor with approximately 1,040,000 dots. Additionally, they feature the latest version of Canon's EOS scene analysis system, which helps photographers capture images in a wider range of situations by detecting near-infrared light and flickering light sources. Also new to the entire EOS system, both models feature color tone detection, which helps ensure individuals in photographs are properly focused and/or exposed by adjusting both autofocus and exposure metering.
The EOS Rebel T6s and EOS Rebel T6i cameras feature EOS Movie mode which captures Full HD 1080p resolution video up to 30 fps in MP4 format. Manual exposure control, digital zoom and an external stereo microphone jack are provided for advanced users using the EOS Rebel T6s.
For photographers who desire more advanced features, the EOS Rebel T6s is the first EOS Rebel class DSLR camera to feature a top LCD panel, Quick Control Dial, Horizontal Level and built-in HDR movie capabilities. The new camera is also the first model in the EOS Rebel series to feature Servo AF in Live View, allowing continuous tracking of moving subjects during burst mode shooting sequences.
The EOS Rebel T6s Digital SLR camera and EOS Rebel T6i Digital SLR camera are scheduled to be available at the end of April 2015. The estimated retail price of the EOS Rebel T6s is $849.99 for the body only, and $1,199.00 bundled with an EF-S 18-135 STM lens. The EOS Rebel T6i has an estimated retail price of $749.99 for the body only, $899.99 bundled with an EF-S 18-55 STM lens, and $1,099.00 bundled with an EF-S 18-135 STM lens.
New EF 11-24mm f/4L USM Ultra Wide-Angle Zoom Lens
The new Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM ultra wide-angle zoom lens are featuring the widest angle of view (126°05' diagonal) ever achieved for a rectilinear full-frame Digital SLR lens, and a minimum focusing distance of 11 inches (at 24mm).
Fully compatible with all EOS cameras, this new L-series lens features newly developed optics comprised of 16 elements in 11 groups with a three group zoom system and rear focus. The new optical design utilizes four aspherical lens elements to help minimize distortion from the center of the image to the periphery, across the entire zoom range. This new optical array provides straight lines with minimal curve throughout the zoom range, ideal for architectural, event, and forensic photography. The lens also features one Super UD element and one UD lens element to help significantly reduce chromatic aberration.
The Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM ultra wide-angle zoom lens is scheduled to be available in late February 2015 for an estimated retail price of $2,999.00.