It works by magic. Here’s an explanation of their voodoo magic:
The newly developed CMOS sensor features pixels measuring 19 microns square in size, which is more than 7.5-times the surface area of the pixels on the CMOS sensor incorporated in Canon’s top-of-the-line EOS-1D X and other digital SLR cameras. In addition, the sensor’s pixels and readout circuitry employ new technologies that reduce noise, which tends to increase as pixel size increases. Thanks to these technologies, the sensor facilitates the shooting of clearly visible video images even in dimly lit environments with as little as 0.03 lux of illumination, or approximately the brightness of a crescent moon—a level of brightness in which it is difficult for the naked eye to perceive objects. When recording video of astral bodies, while an electron-multiplying CCD,*2 which realizes approximately the same level of perception as the naked eye, can capture magnitude-6 stars, Canon’s newly developed CMOS sensor is capable of recording faint stars with a magnitude of 8.5 and above.*3
Where was this when we were kids? Honestly, I would have still played with my Alien and Predator toys, however, I am sure this would inspire young kids to be photographers (maybe).
Check this bad ass out, switching lenses and checking out CNN for the latest details. On top of that, he looks a little like Leonardo DiCaprio. This is highly accurate because we photographers are a good looking bunch. Who wouldn’t want to make us into action figures? We’re the definition of perfect. Don’t take this away from me.
Well, it finally happened. Admit it, you kind of want to buy one, even at this age. “It’s for our son, honey, I promise!”
They are calling him “War Journalist: Battlefield Hero.”
It’s a 1/16th replica, clearly modeled after the average photographer. Jealous, everyone else?
Oh, and he’s a Canon shooter. Nikon users, don’t be upset just yet. I am sure the reason for this is so he can take on the Evil Canon Photographer from North Korea in this video.
Where can you get one? I’ve been told through an ebay search, however at the moment they seem to be sold out. If you do find one, they will be around $100.
Canon Owner Has Strange Dreams Of Insane Destruction
This is by far the strangest video I’ve ever seen with a camera involved. It starts off innocently, with a photographer resting his head. Clearly, he’s dreaming. The music is pleasant and calming. It starts well, then all of a sudden… oh dear, please, no, stop!
That Canon owner is serious!
It turns out that it’s a video by North Korea and how much they dislike America.
Okay, enough joking around, it appears they seem to be quite serious.
“North Korea, which is poised to conduct a nuclear test any day now, has posted a video on YouTube depicting a US city resembling New York engulfed in flames after an apparent missile attack.” - Source
Why did they even have to display a photographer and that Canon camera?
Canon gave a few photographers from different genres the 1DC to see how it compared to their current workflow. They shot their subjects in video and extracted the stills later. They wanted to show the diversity of the camera as well as a an option for a different workflow.
It’s scary to think you don’t even have to shoot the still anymore. Does this worry you or get you excited?
Imagine doing a fashion shoot, you tell the model to go through each pose and keep rolling. You “shoot” later by extracting the still later.
The downside now is no raw and no flash.
However, the takeaway message is you can still shoot stills, but in the moment that you’re stuck with just video, you can compliment your current workflow and extract stills from the video later as well. In situations like the first example where the photographer did not get a still of the elephant, he could still get the stills from the video itself.
Canon Steps Into Augmented Reality - Mixed Reality
I wonder the possibilities it has for us photographers or anything else in general. I can already see the possibilities in gaming as well as the obvious use of industrial design.
Canon’s been showing off its purpose-built HMD in real (or is it virtual?) use to DigInfo. Using those stereo cameras and a “free-curve” prism — along with high-speed image processing — we get a glimpse at how it generates life-size virtual objects in real-time. While this could benefit a number of scenarios, Canon points to industrial design, where mock-ups are commonly used. This system allows designers to run through virtual versions first, before committing to more time intensive physical models. Working on something where this could be handy? Canon also says there will be an SDK for developers coming soon. Head past the virtual break for the real video tour.
Olympus recently rebooted its OM line of film SLRs with the OM-D mirrorless camera, and many photographers are hoping that Canon will follow suit with one of its film bodies. Industrial designer and photographer David Riesenberg is among them, and recently decided turn what he wants to see into a concept drawing. After spending months “learning, debating, modeling, and rendering,” the Canon AE-D was born. Inspired by the AE and AE-P cameras, Riesenberg’s camera features the same 18.1MP full frame sensor found in the 1D X, a new CM-D lens mount that supports EF lenses with an adapter, a 50mm f/1.0L kit lens, and a pentaprism electronic viewfinder that attaches via the hot shoe.
Have you ever wanted to see how they make L lenses? Now you know.
Making of Canon L Series 500mm F4L IS USM. Part 1 of 3 in the production of expensive camera gear. L series is Canon’s Premium lens line featuring fluorite lenses. IS refers to Image Stabilzation build into the lens, and USM refers to Ultrasonic Motor drive that makes focusing faster than older systems.
Do you remember how hard it was to get flashes to communicate with those optical triggers? No more of that, Canon has stepped it up another notch with their new product.
The Speedlite 600EX-RT represents the next generation in wireless flash systems. In addition to traditional optical wireless transmission, the Speedlite 600EX-RT facilitates radio controlled, two-way wireless transmission up to 98.4 feet, among up to 5 groups with a total of 15 individual Speedlites. Communicating on 2.4 GHz frequencies, the Speedlite 600EX-RT does not have the same directional limitations of traditional wireless optical transmitters. Where other wireless signals can be interrupted by physical obstacles, radio controlled systems excel. 15 transmission channels are available, selectable manually or automatically, and radio transmission IDs can be set to prevent misfiring in the event of signal interference on the same channel.
You can trigger them by the, also new, ST-E3-RT transmitter.
Newly designed wireless system uses 2-way radio wave communication for enhanced communication among master and slave units
Achieves a transmission distance of up to 98.4 ft. / 30m, all at a 360 degree angle
Up to 5 groups, or 15 individual flashes can be controlled via 1 transmitter
Supports E-TTL II flash, manual flash, stroboscopic and external flash metering