Canon Refreshes DSLR and Mirrorless Offerings with New Cameras

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Canon just announced a trio of new cameras and a lens as a Valentine's day gift to photographers. Two new DSLRs (the 77D and Rebel T7i) and a single new mirrorless camera (the M6) are now up for grabs which includes the EOS 77D, the EOS Rebel T7i, and the EOS … [Read more...]

Canon Announces The T6S And T6i Digital Rebels

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T6S/760D offers HDR Movie Mode By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Well it looks like Canon's decision to break their cameras into two competing models is now a bonafide strategy, perhaps even across the board. What started with the 1D-C and 1D-X recently has expanded to include the 5DS  and 5DS R … [Read more...]

Forget 4K, Quantel Is Working In 8K 60p

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) With the RED EPIC DRAGON and the ARRI ALEXA 65, filmmakers can now live in the world beyond 4K, while viewers are barely in that world themselves. It's crazy. Especially since companies like NHK are now developing 8K cameras and even broadcasting in limited markets of … [Read more...]

Cameron Considering HFR for Avatar Sequels

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And he may go three times farther than Peter Jackson By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Avatar Director James Cameron is a fan of high frame rate (HFR). He said a few months back that Hobbit director Peter Jackson was really onto something by shooting the Tolkien epic in 48p, and that he was likely … [Read more...]

Ricoh Announces Medium Format Pentax 645Z HD Camera

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Shoots 70 mm Style High Definition Video By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) When you're talking about DSLRs, you can pretty much figure that the Canons, Panasonics and Nikons are going to suck up all the air in the room.  That pretty much leaves companies like Ricoh/Pentax alone in the shadows … [Read more...]

Canon To Update 1D-C Camera Firmware – Adding 4K PAL Support

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Update to be released in Europe this Spring By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) European DSLR shooters rejoice! Canon is planning to release a firmware update to the 4K-capable Canon 1D-C Cinema camera which will bring 25 fps capture support, meaning that shooters in countries where PAL is the … [Read more...]

Canon Ends Production of the 5D Mark II Camera

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Transformative DSLR discontinued. Changed the way we shoot independent film By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) This week, Canon Japan listed the 5D Mark II DSLR in its "old products" section, quietly signaling that the revolutionary DSLR was being discontinued.  The Mk. II, also affectionately … [Read more...]

Canon Ships the C500 with White Balance Users May Not Be Thrilled With

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Camera maker's hack may have a method to it's madness By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Canon is now shipping the C500 Digital Cinema Camera, and users will be surprised that it's actually shipping for a price less than what it was announced for. When it was announced, Lake Success put the MRSP at … [Read more...]

Canon Launches 4K C500 and Lower Budget C100

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Lower end camera could cut into DSLR use for filmmaking By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Canon announced today a pair of new C Series Digital Cameras which will certainly rock the independent video production world. The first is the C500, which brings high-quality 4K image capture while the … [Read more...]

Canon Makes The EOS 1DC And C500 Official

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Well, that didn't take long. Canon didn't even wait until the actual briefing and dinner to drop the news.   A simple press release that's going around Hollywood faster than  a celebrity mugshot on TMZ.  But while a lot of what was speculated did come true, both the timing and price may leave … [Read more...]

Canon officially announces the 5D Mk. III and Vince LaForet isn’t that impressed

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Late last night, I got a tweet with a link to the official Canon product page of the 5D Mk. III.  It was quickly followed by Canon's official announcement.  So it's real and there's plenty to look at.  But in spite of it's hype and long awaited, rumor filled, … [Read more...]