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Canon Launches Canon Connected – A Free To Access Content Hub Featuring Educational And Inspiring Videos For Photography Enthusiasts

hursday 23ʳᵈ April 2020 – Canon Europe today announces the launch of Canon Connected, a free-to-access content hub, designed to educate, inspire and entertain photography enthusiasts and videographers. Produced by Canon Ambassadors and community of filmmakers, experts and influencers across Europe, inspiring and educational videos will be uploaded to the hub regularly, enabling people to learn a new skill or perfect their technique during these unprecedented times.

For many professional photographers and filmmakers, the restrictive lockdown measures imposed across the world has impacted their ability to work and travel. Canon Connected provides these very people the opportunity to share their experience, knowledge and talent with a virtual community of photography enthusiasts and in the process, enables them to continue with their livelihoods from the safety of their home.

Canon Connected provides a plethora of ways for visual storytellers to create and share thought provoking content. Covering a variety of relevant topics, videos will comprise of tips, tricks and tutorials for anyone interested in learning from the masters of their craft or simply fine-tune their photography or video-making skills.

Visitors to the Canon Connected hub will be able to select from videos produced by some of the world’s most acclaimed and accomplished photographers and filmmakers, including Pulitzer Prize winning photographer Daniel Etter, documentary and expedition photographer Ulla Lohmann and editorial expert Wanda Martin, talking through how to set up a home studio. In addition, extreme sports photographer Richard Walch shares his vlogging essentials, while family photographer Helen Bartlett provides tips for how to photograph restless children.

Canon Ambassadors associated with Canon Connected:

  • AWARD-WINNING TIPS
    Daniel Etter – Pulitzer Prize winning photographer sharing stories behind some of his most famous images.
  • SHOOTING FROM HOME
    Ulla Lohmann – Specialising in travel, expedition and adventure photography, offering creative ideas on capturing dynamic imagery when locations are limited.
  • SPORTS PHOTOGRAPHY AT HOME
    Eddie Keogh – With 35 years’ experience shooting sport at the highest level, Eddie shares his tips for taking sports photography to the home and garden, substituting players for pets and fans for family.
  • MASTER THE LIGHT
    Sanjay Jogia – Luxury wedding photographer specialising in Indian weddings, offering tips on creative uses of lighting and its importance in photography.
  • FREELANCERS
    Wanda Martin – With extensive experience in editorial and portrait photography, providing insight into turning your home into an exciting and creative shooting space.
  • FAMILY PORTRAITS
    Helen Bartlett – Highly-regarded family photographer offering family photography tips which can be implemented at the home or on-the-go.

Susie Donaldson, ITCG Marketing Director at Canon Europe, commented “I am extremely proud to support our network of Canon Ambassadors and community of photography enthusiasts during these challenging times. Canon Connected will host an exciting array of inspirational and educational video content which will help our community learn and develop new photography techniques from the comfort of their home, long after the lockdown has lifted”.

More so than ever, it is important for professional photographers, videographers and photography enthusiasts across all genres and technical capabilities to unite and share their invaluable knowledge with a supportive and passionate community.

For more information on Canon Connected, please visit: www.canon-europe.com/pro/canon-connected

Follow updates using #CanonConnected across Canon’s social media channels.

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Canon Reveals Further EOS R5 Details – Shutting Down Speculations That Some Specs Are ‘Impossible’

Exactly a month since its development announcement of the EOS R5 – a full frame mirrorless camera built on the revolutionary EOS R System – Canon Inc. reveals additional information.

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chieving the ‘impossible’, Canon Inc. confirms the EOS R5’s video capabilities will far exceed that of competing cameras on the market. With its ability to internally record 8K using the full width of the sensor at up to 30p, the latest Canon EOS R camera is set to redefine mirrorless with its market-leading features. In addition, in all 8K modes it will support Canon’s renowned Dual Pixel CMOS AF.

Canon Inc. also confirms the EOS R5 supports advanced animal AF – recognising dogs, cats and birds, relying not only on the eyes of the animal but also the face and body for situations when the eyes are not visible.

Richard Shepherd, Pro Product Marketing Senior Manager, said: “We’ve seen speculation that the EOS R5’s specs are ‘impossible’. Today’s announcement confirms once again, we are achieving the ‘impossible’ in order to support our customers’ need for a camera that delivers exceptional image quality and video capture.

“As an industry leader, we are challenging the market with this launch and showing what’s possible with our technology. The EOS R5 and the RF lens system is proof of our commitment to redefine mirrorless and shows Canon’s unparalleled strength in creating products with true purpose.”

Other EOS R5 specifications confirmed by Canon Inc. in the camera’s 13th February 2020 development announcement:

  • The EOS R5 offers a step-change in performance with an incredible 12fps using the mechanical shutter and the electronic shutter offering 20fps
  • The EOS R5 takes Canon’s cutting-edge image stabilisation technology to the next level, by including a newly Canon-developed, in-camera image stabilisation system – which works in combination with the lens stabilisation system
  • With content delivery just as important as image and video capture, the EOS R5 supports automatic transfer of image files from the device to the image.canon cloud platform
  • The highly anticipated EOS R5 also features dual card slots for convenience.
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Upgrade Your Photography With The Canon EOS 850D, The Perfect All-Round DSLR Camera

Canon Europe announces the launch of the Canon EOS 850D, a lightweight, versatile and connected DSLR camera, powered by Canon’s fast and responsive DIGIC 8 processor. Capturing rich, detailed images with its 24.1 Megapixel Dual Pixel CMOS APS-C sensor and stunning 4K movie capability, the Canon EOS 850D is the perfect all-rounder for photography enthusiasts looking to upgrade their existing equipment and unleash their creativity.

Canon EOS 850D

The camera’s APS-C sensor delivers a high level of depth-of-field control, creating sharp images with beautifully softened backgrounds that make subjects stand out in the frame. Even when shooting fast-moving or distant subjects such as birds in flight, the 24.1MP provides ample resolution for cropping. The sensor also produces high resolution pictures without compromising on low-light performance; perfect for shooting indoor portraits. As part of Canon’s world-class EOS system, users can attach any EF or EF-S lens, add a Speedlite flash for creative lighting, or plug in an external mic via the 3.5mm jack. Paired with the versatile EF-S 18-55mm f/4-5.6 IS STM kit lens, photographers can tackle a plethora of shooting scenarios.

Inherited from Canon’s professional range, the EOS 850D is equipped with an Intelligent Tracking (iTR) automatic focus (AF), made possible by the 220,000 Pixel RGB+IR metering sensor. By exchanging high-resolution automatic exposure data with the AF sensor, the iTR automatic focus provides high speed responsiveness and accuracy, ideal for capturing sport and wildlife photography. This advanced technology makes automatic face tracking through the optical viewfinder possible. The ergonomic design features top and rear dials for dual control of both shutter speed and aperture. With this enhanced design, lightweight body and improved connectivity all contributing to greater ease of use, the Canon EOS 850D is a great option for photography enthusiasts who need a camera that can inspire and provide total creative control.

Always Capture the Moment

The precise Eye Detect AF in Live View creates natural looking portraits with detailed eyes that bring the subject to life. Also capable of 7fps continuous shooting, accurately tracking subjects on the move is effortless. To give photographers the flexibility to capture from challenging viewpoints, the camera features a Vari-Angle touchscreen which can be positioned at almost any angle for more creative compositions.

The autofocus tracking on the Canon EOS 850D is high-speed and accurate due to the 45 point all cross-type AF sensor and Dual Pixel CMOS AF, while face detection is more reliable for improved exposure judgement when people are in the frame, perfect for capturing in challenging light such as when subjects are backlit.

Greater Control of Stills & Movies

Whether shooting stills or movies, this fast and powerful DSLR delivers impeccable image quality as a result of the DIGIC 8 processor. The Canon EOS 850D can record in Full HD up to 60p, stunning 4K up to 25p1 and expands on its predecessor’s options for movie capture, with a more detailed set-up for time-lapse movies and automatic scene selection. To counteract the jittery shake associated with handheld movie shooting, the EOS 850D features 5-Axis Movie Digital IS, for smooth, controlled videos.

When capturing stills in Live View mode, photographers have ultra-fine control when selecting their focal point – offering 143 points in automatic mode or 3975 points in manual selection – thanks to the Dual Pixel CMOS AF. The Remote Live View function gives photographers extended control, including remote shutter release and the ability to view from their smartphone; perfect for when photographers need to step away from the camera. Capable of shooting in RAW, photographers can utilise all the information captured by the sensor, while shooting in C-RAW format will produce a smaller file size that almost doubles the continuous shooting buffer from 40 images to 75. With in-camera RAW editing, users can perfect their images without the need for a computer or mobile device.

Connect and Share with Ease

The connectivity options offer enthusiasts more ways to share their work and greater security when capturing. With 2.4GHz Wi-Fi and Bluetooth®2 Low Energy connectivity, photographers can connect the Canon EOS 850D to their iOS or Android device through the Canon Camera Connect app, to edit and share high-quality images. From here, content can be downloaded to a smart device, reviewed and posted on social media or shared with friends and family. With this integration, photographers can easily edit using DPP Express for iPad3 for a full RAW workflow on the move. The Auto Image Sync also provides worry-free back up of both stills and movies to the users’ computer with Image Transfer Utility 2, so precious shots are never lost.

For photography enthusiasts looking to take the next step in creative control, this impressive DSLR captures detailed images and powerful 4K movies. Responsive, easy-to-use and built to last, the Canon EOS 850D is packed with advanced functionality to give photographers the tools they need to explore their creativity.

The Canon EOS 850D is available to pre-order from Canon’s online store and will go on sale from April 2020.

For more information on the Canon EOS 850D or to locate your nearest retail outlet, please visit:
www.canon-europe.com/cameras/eos-850d

Canon EOS 850D – Key Features:

  • 24.1 Megapixel Dual Pixel CMOS APS-C Sensor
  • 7fps continuous shooting rate
  • 4K (contrast AF) 24p/25p
  • Full HD with Dual Pixel CMOS AF up to 60p
  • 45 AF point system
  • 220,000 Pixel RGB+IR Metering Sensor with Flicker Detection (same as 90D)
  • Intelligent Tracking (iTR) AF
  • Eye Detection AF (With tracking)
  • DIGIC 8 Image Processor
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Professional Mirrorless Redefined – Canon Announces Development Of The Game-Changing, 8K Video-Capable EOS R5

anon Inc. announces the development of the EOS R5, a full frame mirrorless camera built on the revolutionary EOS R System. Developed with customer feedback and market needs in mind, the EOS R5 features unrivalled high-speed, high-resolution, 8K video and unparalleled image stabilisation – allowing photographers and filmmakers to push creative boundaries harder and capture action better than ever before.

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Fast and first-class image capture

Reaffirming Canon’s commitment to its EOS R System and providing photographers and filmmakers with innovative products, the EOS R5 offers a step-change in performance, with an incredible 12fps using the mechanical shutter and the electronic shutter offering 20fps. The camera’s combination of speed and resolution will set new standards, to make mirrorless an ideal choice for everyone from wedding to wildlife photographers.

Canon’s outstanding optical image stabilisation technology and superior electronic communication between lens and camera shines with this latest addition to the EOS R family. The EOS R5 takes the cutting-edge technology developed for the range to the next level, by including a newly Canon-developed, in-camera image stabilisation system – which works in combination with the lens stabilisation system, making sure that whatever the situation stills and video content captured is shake-free.

Futureproofing video content

The EOS R5 is the ideal camera for those looking to set their video and stills content apart from the rest. Making the capturing of cinematic-quality 8K video available in a wider range of scenarios, the EOS R5 is the answer to the growing demand for high-resolution, high-quality moving image across all genres. Offering four times the resolution of the current industry standard of 4K, the camera enables creators to shoot wide in 8K and, when needed, crop for a 4K output.

Richard Shepherd, Pro Product Marketing Senior Manager, said: “We’re confident that the EOS R5 will shake up the global mirrorless market and we’re excited to see the content photographers and filmmakers will be able to capture with this outstanding new device in their hands.

“This camera highlights our commitment to mirrorless and the need to futureproof photography and filmmaking. We launched the innovative EOS R System in September 2018 with an array of RF lenses and the EOS R, soon followed by more RF lenses, the EOS RP and EOS Ra. The EOS R5 will become the new flagship Canon mirrorless camera, delivering exceptional image quality and video capture.”

Swift on-the-go communication abilities

With content delivery just as important as image and video capture, the EOS R5 will support automatic transfer of image files from the device to the image.canon cloud platform. This automatic image transfer makes it easy for users to view their content on other devices instantly when on-the-go. What’s more, the EOS R5 also features dual card slots for convenience.

Today, Canon also announces the launch of the RF 24-105mm F4-7.1 IS STM – the latest lens to join Canon’s RF line-up for the EOS R System. Canon is developing a total of nine RF lenses scheduled for release in 2020, including the RF 100-500mm F4.5-7.1 L IS USM and compatible Extender RF 1.4x and Extender RF 2x.

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Canon Announces The Robotic Camera System CR-S700R Enabling Remote Operation Of EOS Cameras

Canon Europe announces the release of its remote control system for still image shooting. Sports photography and news media use remote photography extensively to capture still images from various viewpoints or angles that cannot be achieved with conventional photography methods. The Robotic Camera System CR-S700R is a release driven by the needs of professional photographers to operate cameras remotely to shoot still images for the media and is part of Canon’s commitment to deliver convenient solutions.

Remote control solution for EOS camera operation

The Robotic Camera System CR-S700R revolves around a remote pan head that can be used to remotely control and shoot still images using a compatible EOS camera1. This system includes a small and lightweight gateway box, the IP camera controller CR-G100. The Camera Remote Application CR-A100 (sold separately) enables users to control multiple cameras from a PC, display live view images, and remotely trigger a camera or simultaneously shoot with multiple cameras.

Main features and components

The remote pan head uses a centre type rotational axis that makes the optical axis of the camera perpendicular to the rotational axis of the remote pan head, enabling smooth remote operations such as zooming, panning, tilting, and rolling. Ideally suited to follow subjects that move at high speed during sporting events, the remote pan head benefits from a compact design with a turning radius of approximately 260mm and can be used upright or underslung.

The IP camera controller CR-G100 is a gateway device to connect the camera and the remote pan head. It easily connects to a PC for remote operation using only a wired LAN (Ethernet) cable. The extremely compact and lightweight design has been developed specifically for still image shooting. Various terminals (digital terminal, Ethernet terminal, remote control terminal, etc.) necessary for connecting to cameras, pan heads, etc. are grouped together to simplify previously complicated and bulky wired connection.

The Camera Remote Application CR-A100 software (also available separately) controls the Robotic Camera System CR-S700R and cameras via a PC. It displays live view images from multiple cameras using the IP camera controller CR-G100 and can control a single camera or simultaneous shoot using multiple specified cameras, streamlining the workflow of still image shooting at the news site.

Robotic Camera System CR-S700R availability

The Robotic Camera System CR-S700R and the Camera Remote Application CR-A100 will be available from mid-February 2020.

For more information and details on product specifications, please visit: www.canon-europe.com/cameras/ptz-camera-system/cr-s700r-remote-pan-tilt-power-head