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Friday, October 13, 2017

Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III Images and Specifications Leaked


Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III camera


I am on another wildlife photography tour. In September, I was in the high Arctic and this time I will be photographing Jaguars and other fauna down in the Pantanal, Brazil. You can follow my travels on Facebook  and Twitter , see my equipment bag and works on MichaelDanielHo.com

As reported earlier, the Canon PowerShot G1X Mark III will be coming on October 16, 2017. Below are the final specifications. This will be Canon's PowerShot flagship model.

Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III final specs :

  • APS-C CMOS sensor (22.3 x 14.9 mm)
  • Dual pixel CMOS AF
  • Number of effective pixels: 24.2 million pixels (Total number of pixels: 25.8 million pixels)
  • Lens: converted 24-72mm f/2.8-5.6
  • DIGIC 7
  • Full HD 60p
  • Continuous shooting: about 9 frames / sec, servo AF about 7 frames / sec
  • ISO speed: 100-25600
  • Minimum shooting distance (from the lens tip): 10 cm (W), 30 cm (T)
  • EVF: 0.39 type 2.36 million dots
  • Back side liquid crystal: 3.0 type 1.04 million dot touch panel Bali angle angle LCD
  • Wi-Fi · Bluetooth · NFC installed
  • Battery: NB-13L
  • Number of storable pictures: 200 pictures, in eco mode 250 pictures
  • Recording medium: SD / SDHC / SDXC card
  • Size: 115.0 x 77.9 x 51.4 mm
  • Weight: 375 g (body only), 399 g (including battery and SD card)
  • List price $1,299 in the U.S.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

My Canon EOS-7D Mark III Camera Specifications Wish List




My readers know me as The Wildlife Ho-tographer. I have been using Canon equipment for almost three decades. Through the years, I have owned and used almost all of Canon professional and consumer grade gear and have tested many of them on global wildlife photo tours.

As you know, I have picked the EOS-7D as the best APS-C camera on the market for action and wildlife photography fours years in a row after it was announced in 2009. The Mark II model came out in 2014 followed by the Nikon D500 in January, 2016.

Read my comprehensive review of the Mark II DSLR. For those interested in comparing the EOS-7D Mark II to the EOS-80D, read my earlier post. You can follow my travels on Facebook  and Twitter , see my equipment bag and works on MichaelDanielHo.com

I will be going on another wildlife photography tour very soon. In September, I was in the high Arctic and this time I will be photographing Jaguars and other fauna down in the Pantanal, Brazil.

Although the Mark II camera is a dramatic improvement over the earlier model, the Nikon D500 gave the Canon camera a real challenge and of course, the EOS-7D Mark III is just 'around the corner'. The test cameras are already out of the labs and into the wild for beta testing.

There are crazy rumors flying around saying the new camera will have a 30MP sensor and burst rate of 12+ fps, etc. Frankly, that is a lot of photography noise so early in the guessing game. I do not expect the Mark III to be announced earlier than late Q1, 2018 but the trend in the past few years has been to speed up the replacement cycle of higher end cameras.

Since the EOS-7D has always been the leader in Canon's APS-C camera lineup, it is very logical the Mark III will again come with a new generation of APS-C sensor. Many photographers are clamoring for everything under the sun and a list price of $1,499. One has to be more realistic about the business of manufacturing photography equipment.

My personal opinion is the Mark II is already a very good camera but a few improvements will make it an even better prosumer DSLR body.

Here is my wish list for the EOS-7D Mark III :

  • A slight increase in megapixels, low to mid 20s for the sensor.
  • 10 fps is adequate but if technologically feasible, 12 fps is welcomed.
  • 4K video is unnecessary for my needs but its de rigueur these days for any camera
  • Additional AF points to below 100
  • Increase in high ISO and Dynamic Range performance is critical

Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III Camera and Accessories Pricing




As reported earlier, the Canon Powershot G1 X Mark III camera is expected to be announced in mid October with a list price of about $1,249. The new camera is similar to the EOS M5 but with a built-in lens. Additional PowerShot models, like the G3 X Mark II are coming around the Consumer Electronic Show on January 9, 2018.

Rumored PowerShot G1 X Mark III camera specs :

  • 24.2MP APS-C Sensor
  • DIGIC 7 Processor
  • 24-70mm f/2.8-5.6 lens (rough 35mm equivalent)
  • Built-in OLED Electronic viewfinder 
  • WiFi Certified
  • Dynamic IS
  • Touch screen AF
  • Dust and water resistant
  • WP- DC56 Waterproof Case - $499
  • Lens Hood LH-DC110 - $49
  • PSC-6300 - $99

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Canon EOS-1D X Mark II Camera - $5,172 Shipped




There is a top rated seller on eBay with a new Canon top-of-the-line EOS-1D X Mark II camera for $5,172 including free shipping. Hurry, it won't last. This is a very good deal. I bought this camera when it first came out and have taken it on many global photo tours.

Read my comprehensive review of this amazing DSLR. For those who are interested in comparing the EOS-1DX2 to the Nikon D5, read my earlier post. You can follow my travels on Facebook  and Twitter , see my equipment bag and works on MichaelDanielHo.com

You will not find a link to this item because I am not receiving any compensation from any company. I do not accept any ad or commissioned link on my blog or website. You can easily find the item by Googling it yourself. I am completely unbiased in my recommendation and have no conflict of interest.

I will be going on another wildlife photography tour very soon. In September, I was in the high Arctic and this time I will be photographing Jaguars and other fauna down in the Pantanal, Brazil.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Sigma To Announce New Lens Before PDN PhotoPlus Expo




Ronkonkoma, NY – October 4, 2017 – Sigma Corporation of America, a leading still photo and cinema lens, camera, flash and accessory manufacturer, will showcase its full line up of Sigma Global Vision lenses, including a brand-new addition to the line, at the upcoming PDN PhotoPlus Expo 2017 Expo held at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City from October 26-28, 2017 (booth 837).

The company will also have on hand its breakthrough optics for the cinema market – the Sigma Cine high-speed Primes and Zooms – as well as the Foveon sensor-based sd Quattro and Quattro H cameras. “Sigma has had a landmark year with the introduction of seven new lenses across our Global Vision and Cine product lines,” states Mark Amir-Hamzeh, president of Sigma Corporation of America. “Our research and development team is dedicated to creating superior optics that meet the ever-growing requirements of today’s high resolution cameras, taking advantage of every possible design and element to capture the greatest picture detail for both still and moving images.

We look forward to showcasing the culmination of what has been a remarkable year in optical advancements for Sigma at this year’s PPE event.” Sigma 2017 introductions include the award-winning 14mm F1.4 DG HSM Art, 24-70mm F2.8 DG OS HSM Art, 135mm F1.8 DG HSM Art, 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary Sigma Global Vision lenses and the new Sigma Cine FF High Speed 14mm T2 and 135mm T2 prime lenses.

Sigma Special PPE Presentation – Sigma Pro Phenom Jen Rozenbaum

Sigma Pro Jen Rozenbaum will take the PPE stage on Wednesday, October 25, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM to deliver a PPE Master Class on “How to make every woman look amazing.” Jen will share with attendees her vast experience in boudoir photography, providing top tips and secret tricks – from wardrobe to posing – that flatter all women. Jen’s presentation will help attendees understand how to best dress and pose any woman of any size and shape as well as gain confidence behind the camera whether they are shooting boudoir, wedding or seniors!

Master Photographers Take the Sigma Stage

Showcasing the very best in photography craft, the expanded Sigma Pro family will headline the Sigma stage and offer attendees a behind the lens look at the techniques and technology that captured some of the year’s most outstanding photographs in the areas of aviation, editorial, glamour, landscapes, travel and weddings.

This year’s prestigious Sigma Pro PPE stage line-up includes outdoor sports and adventure travel photographer Liam Doran, aviation photo expert Jim Koepnick, renowned bird and travel photographer Roman Kurywczak, fearless woman photographer Jen Rozenbaum, and glamour and wedding photographer Jim Schmelzer.

For the Sigma Pro presentation schedule days and times, please visit : https://blog.sigmaphoto.com/event/photoplus-2017/

Sigma Super Giveaways at PPE 2017

PPE 2017 attendees who visit Sigma at booth 837 will have a chance to enter and win a Sigma grand giveaway – a 24-70mm f/2.8 Art lens – a MSRP value of $1,299.00 USD.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Canon Full Frame Mirrorless Camera Will Come With Brand New Sensor




As reported earlier, Canon's next full frame mirrorless camera will most probably have a brand new sensor, perhaps in the mid 20 to 30 MP range.

Nikon is also planning to announce their full frame mirrorless camera, perhaps some time in mid 2018. Canon is expected to be cautious again and let Nikon take the lead in the new camera introduction. The earliest Canon may announce their full frame mirrorless camera is probably late August 2018, just before the Photokina Show in Germany.

Canon is a huge conglomerate and the biggest photography equipment manufacturer in the world. They have multiple full frame mirrorless projects in their labs. However, unless Canon decides to bring out their full frame mirrorless body with the EF mount, they will still be playing catch up to Sony's formidable line of full frame mirrorless cameras. The successor to the highly acclaimed Alpha A9 will be on the market by then.

The only way Canon can differentiate itself from the pack is to announce a top-of-the-line, full frame mirrorless camera that will interest professional sports and wildlife photographers, and the ace in Canon's pocket is a mirrorless camera with the EF mount, enabling photographers to use the vast array of EF lenses on the market without any cumbersome adapter.