Latest Camera News
Canon EOS R5 Announcement
April 21st 2020
In a press conference which was held last night in the USA, Canon have now revealed further details about two new products we have all been eagerly anticipating.
We already knew that the EOS R5 was one of the most highly anticipated products being released by Canon this year, but after the announcement we have now been inundated with information and features about this body. Canon had already revealed that the EOS R5 would have 8K video capture capabilities, along with animal-eye detection. It has now been announced that camera will also offer Dual Pixel AF, 5-axis In Body Image Stabilisation, Dual Card Slots, automatic file transfer from the device to the Canon cloud platform; just to name a few features.
Canon have also announced they will be releasing the EOS C300 Mark III, a customizable cinema camera that is built for versatility and flexibility (which was rumored to be one of the new products). Additionally, Canon has revealed two more lenses, with the CINE-SERVO 25-250mm T2.95-3.95 and the CJ18EX7.6B KASE S, which are both extremely high, cinema quality lenses.
These products house next level technology and provide professional quality results. You can find all the product updates, along with the press conference here on the Canon website.
Tamron 70-180 Sony Mount EOI
April 9th 2020
Tamron has announced the launch of a new aperture telephoto zoom lens; the 70-180mm F/2.8 Di III VXD (Model A056), for Sony E-mount full frame mirrorless cameras. This new addition will be the third model to join Tamron’s collection of fast F/2.8 zoom lenses.
Boasting a compact and light-weight design, the product offers exceptional performance with an extremely fast focus. Featuring the use of Tamron’s recently developed VXD (Voice-coil eXtreme-torque Drive) linear motor focus mechanism, this model offers an autofocus drive that is quieter and quicker than ever. The quality is also boosted by a floating system, which is used to achieve optimal optical performance at all shooting distances. With an enhanced, highly-responsive focus system, subjects can be easily tracked, offering the user high-precision results.
Packed with features, this is a telephoto lens you can take anywhere. Anyone who has experience using these types of lenses will understand that sometimes they are slightly on the heavier side to carry around, but weighing in at just 810g, this really is a no fuss lens. The lens features a moisture-resistant design, providing extra protection for those times when you are shooting in unfavorable weather conditions, making it an ideal lens for travel and nature photography.
Perfect for capturing anything from portraits to distance landscape shots, this lens offers nothing but the sharpest, crispest images. With a set release date of 14 May 2020, there is a possibility that due to the spread of COVID-19, this date or the product supply schedule could be affected.
For more information about the Tamron 70-180mm F/2.8 Di III VXD (Mode A056), and to keep up to date with product release details, head to the Tamron website.
Blackmagic Design Announces Blackmagic Camera Update 6.9
April 6th 2020
Blackmagic design have announced a new software update for their Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K and 6K models. The update will now allow users of the product to connect to an ATEM Mini switcher, take control of the camera parameters, lens and tally light. The ATEM Mini has the capability to control up 4 cameras at once via the HDMI video connection, while ensuring all cameras sync up for high standard live studio workflow.
The update adds studio cameras features such as remote control, tally and DaVinci colour corrector, so owners of this product can expect the absolute best when it comes to quality and the final outcome of their work. Additionally, this product has 13 stops of range, meaning they preserve more detail in the lightest and darkest areas of an image compared to simple video cameras.
The new ATEM Mini now has the ability to stream multi-camera productions to platforms such as YouTube and Skype, while it also includes advanced broadcast features for high end work. The update offers consumers an insightful and user-friendly camera operating system that uses the latest technology.
This is a very exciting software update because it allows the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Cameras to become even more useful as they can now be used for both digital film production or live production for streaming," said Grant Petty, Blackmagic Design CEO. "We've seen a lot of customers use the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Cameras with ATEM Mini for live streaming because of their fantastic images, great low light capability and very creative looks when using 3D LUTS. Now customers will get new studio camera remote control plus a powerful built in DaVinci colour corrector, so there's even more creative options for live production!
Blackmagic Camera Update 6.9 is now available to download from the Blackmagic Design website.