Wednesday, 24 September 2008

New Canon EOS 5D Mark II Reviews & Video Sample

The much hyped and anticipated Canon 5D MkII is not available for sale yet. But the first test shots and videos are out. These are from pro photographers selected by Canon to test the new camera.

Below are the links of the two most interesting ones:

The wedding photographers at Bebb Studios had a 5D MkII and have posted a quite detailed “experience report” on their blog:

However, the “test”, which currently creates the largest waves on the net is from New York based pro photographer Vincent Laforet. He has 2 videos on his blog:
  • A video shot with a pre-production Canon EOS 5D MarkII. The files to create the video have not of been manipulated. The result is simply very very impressive.
  • A “Making of” about the video shoot.

Go and watch it! Great stuff!

Tuesday, 23 September 2008

Leica announced new DSLR system

Leica has today announced a new autofocus DSLR system (Leica S-System), which is configured around a 30x45mm sensor (i.e. 56% larger than 35mm full-frame) with 37.5 Megapixel.

First info on Leica website:

Monday, 22 September 2008

D3 Shutter In Super Slow Motion

This one was an interesting find. Check if out if you want to know how the shutter in a DSLR camera works:

An interesting animation showing the Nikon D3's shutter release, step by step. Wait until the complete loading of the pictures. Then slowly move your mouse over the picture (left / right) to go backwards / foreward . Watch the comments at the top and the time indicator at the bottom!

Check it here:

Wednesday, 17 September 2008

New Canon EOS 5 Mark II

After a week of teaser ads Canon has finally unveiled the successor to the EOS 5D: Canon EOS 5 Mark II

  • New 21.1 Megapixel CMOS sensor with improved EOS Integrated Cleaning System (E.I.C.S.)
  • Movie Recording
- Available optionally during Live view mode
- 1920 x 1080 (16:9) up to 12 mins (Quicktime 1080p H.264; 38.6 Mbits/sec)
- 640 x 480 (4:3) up to 24 mins (Quicktime 480p H.264; 17.3 Mbits/sec)
- Max file size 4 GB
- Quicktime MOV format (H.264 video, PCM sound)
- 30 fps
  • 3.9 frames per second continuous shooting
  • High performance DIGIC 4 providing superb image quality
  • Maximum 310 large JPEG images in a single burst with a UDMA card
  • 3.0” VGA (920k dots) Clear View LCD
  • ISO 100-6400 (expansion from 50 up to 25,600)
  • 9 AF points + 6 Assist AF points

Body-only prices: US: $ 2,699, EU: € 2,499, UK: £ 2,299