Does Canon’s Next Mirrorless Camera Need to Be a 70MP Monster?

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A new report suggests the next Mirrorless camera in Canon’s EOS R line-up may have a sensor bursting with megapixels.

As the Mirrorless race heats up, more and more reports are hitting the circuit in regards to what road Canon may take in regards to their next Mirrorless camera. We have already seen a mid-tier Mirrorless camera in the EOS R, and we now have the entry level EOS RP as well. So, where does Canon go next? If reports are to be believed, they will try to win users over with a 70MP monster. Continue reading…

Four of Our Fave Canon Cameras for Beginners and Pros Who Are Thinking About Switching to Canon

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Canon cameras are built solidly, perform very well, and have access to one of the biggest libraries of lenses around.

Whether you are new to the world of photography or you’re a seasoned pro, there are Canon cameras on the market for you and your current skill set. Canon has been making quality cameras and lenses for a very long time, in fact it’s the lens selection and outstanding optics that convince many to switch to Canon cameras.

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Upgrading from the Canon Rebel: A Guide on Choosing Your Next Camera

One of the most popular dedicated cameras out there today has to be the Canon Rebel in all its iterations. They’re honestly fantastic cameras that are quite capable of producing professional level results. At a certain point in a photographer’s progression though, you’ll often find they’re a bit lacking and that you may want more. But at the same time, a photographer also has to make the decision on whether they want to stick with the same system or move to another.

To help you out, we’ve gone through our reviews index to figure out what’s best for you.

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Review: Sigma 24-35mm f2 DG HSM Art (Canon EF)

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Not long ago, Sigma announced the fastest aperture zoom lens made for a full frame camera: the 24-35mm f2 DG HSM Art. With a constant f2 aperture range throughout its zoom range, it is the fastest constant aperture full frame lens made so far. But with that comes what many believe to be a big tradeoff. The lens has a very limited zoom range and essentially gives you three big focal lengths: 24mm, 28mm and 35mm. However, these lengths are made possible by 18 elements working together in 13 groups in conjunction with a 9 bladed aperture.

And at under $1,000 this lens any many others that Sigma makes may be some of the few things keeping you working with DSLRs.

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Review: Canon 50mm f1.8 STM (Canon EF)

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Of all the cheap 50mm lenses made, Canon’s nifty 50 has always reigned supreme as the niftiest thanks to both image quality and affordability. Very recently, however, the company chose to update its formula for the lens. The Canon 50mm f1.8 STM is a lens that, like its predecessors, is still priced rather affordably and also performs very well for the price point. In every single way, this lens is a step up and improvement from the previous version and with that in mind, it will surely serve a new generation of budding photographers very well.

But it’s not totally perfect.

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DigitalTev Tests the Canon 5Ds and 5DsR

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Screenshot taken from the video

The Canon 5Ds and 5DsR are two of the hottest cameras on the market right now for the reason that they’ve got lots of megapixels–lots and lots of them. The folks over at DigitalRev got a chance to play with them and seemed to figure that with this many megapixels, you’re probably going to be shooting mostly in the studio. The alternative is that it’s for enthusiasts with way too much money to burn and that just like to pixel peep and do nothing else with their lives.

Kai and the crew set up a special situation in the studio involving a water balloon bursting with a Broncolor light. They did the shoot over and over again until they got really great photos–and for the most part this would be really tough to do but it could have been made simpler if they used Triggertrap’s Sound trigger along with the flash attachment.

The video is after the jump.

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Lenses That Could Work With The Canon 5Ds 50MP Full Frame Sensor

Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Zeiss Rokinon Sigma 85mm f1.4 three way comparison (2 of 3)ISO 4001-125 sec at f - 3.5

With the very recent announcement of the Canon 5Ds and Canon 5Ds R, the industry has taken a huge step forward. A camera with a sensor that can shoot over 50MP images in the 35mm format is changing the game completely. But with that, we’re always wondering about lenses. A while ago, we asked Lens manufacturers about how lens technology will be able to keep up with sensor technology.

But to find out what lenses could potentially work with such a high megapixel sensor, we did some research and asking around. As we get more information, we will try to update this list.

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The Canon 5DS and 5DS R Have 50.6 MP Sensors

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If you thought Sony’s a7R had plenty of megapixels, Canon would like to introduce you to the 5DS and the Canon 5DS R. Both cameras pack a massive 50.6 MP full-frame CMOS sensor, and they have 41 AF points. This much power will do well in the hands of landscape, architectural, studio, portrait and commercial photographers. They’ve been designed to produce the sharpest image possible and positively huge prints, and we can only guess at how they’ll look.

Though where the two cameras diverge is the 5DS R’s lack of a low pass filter effect. What this does is help give images more sharpness.

Canon overhauled the mirror system in both cameras to minimize mirror bounce and camera shake. The company also added intervals between shutter presses (first to lock the mirror, second to release the shutter) at 1/8, 1/4, 1/2, 1 and 2 seconds to allow any possible shake to cease before the shutter’s released. Both the 5DS and 5DS R have the 7D Mk II’s Intelligent Viewfinder II, which provides the information you’d find on the rear LCD.

Both cameras carry on Canon’s commitment to HD video with 1080p capability. Both have new AE systems to compensate for flickering light sources. They also have a burst mode of 5 fps at full 50.6 MP resolution and dual SD and CF card slots.

Both the Canon 5DS and 5DS R will be available in June 2015 for $3,699 and $3,899 respectively.

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