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Canon SL1 Sample Images

Canon SL1 & EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens Sample Images

I took the new Canon SL1 DSLR out around Bryant Park in Manhattan on a sunny May day in order to get some sample images.  The SL1 packs quite a punch in a super-small body, and I’ll write a hands-on review soon about the SL1 experience.

For now, some sample photos:

Canon SL1 Sample Images
With the new 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens, you can shoot as close as 10 inches from the camera’s sensor, or about 6 inches from the end of the lens, for near macro photos.  The SL1 with this lens does a fantastic job with the tough reds in this flower.  1/100 sec. at f/10, ISO 100, Canon EOS Rebel SL1.

Canon SL1 Sample Images
100% crop of the above flower photo.  Excellent detail for a handheld macro shot at 1/100 sec. on a somewhat breezy day!  The IS in the 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM definitely works, as does the STM’s quick focusing.  Canon EOS Rebel SL1

Canon SL1 Sample Images
Again, great handling of bright pinks, which some cameras over-saturate.  The tips of the petals on the first flower are very sharp in the original image file.  1/200 sec. at f/8.0, ISO 200, Canon EOS Rebel SL1 with 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM.

Zooming In

The 18-55mm kit lens is a decent walk-around shooter with a 35mm equivalent zoom of about 29mm to 88mm.  That’s good for some nice wide angle shots, standard 35-50mm street shooting, and portraits at the longer end of the zoom.  Here is a sample of the zoom range:

Canon SL1 Sample Images
The SL1 with the 18-55mm STM lens, at 18mm:  great for wide angle shots (this was also shot in Live View Mode, and the focusing is MUCH quicker than in previous versions of Live View).  1/800 sec. at f/5.6, ISO 200.
Canon SL1 Sample Images
Zoomed in on the above, again shot in Live View–and because of this, I think the camera picked up on the speakers and tripod stands instead of the musicians; in other words, when using the viewfinder, it is a lot easier to tell what the camera is focusing on.  Still the image is quite good, and the colors are nice and vibrant.  1/400 sec. at f/5.6, ISO 200, at 55mm. 

Live View Shooting

Live View shooting with moving subjects has improved with the new STM lens.  It’s still not anywhere near as quick as using the viewfinder, but definitely is an improvement.  I’ll cover this more with a hands-on review, but here is a shot using Live View with a moving subject.

Canon SL1 Sample Images
1/160 sec. at f/7.1, ISO 200, in Live View Mode.

High Speed Shooting

The SL1 is not intended to compete with the likes of the Canon EOS 1DX or even the 7D, which do well more than 7 frames per second shooting.  At 4 frames per second, the SL1 is certainly adequate for general sports shooting, particularly given its small size.

Here are two shots taken in rapid succession of a ping pong game:

Canon SL1 Sample Images
1/320 sec. at f/7.1, ISO 200.  Canon SL1.
Canon SL1 Sample Images
1/320 sec. at f/7.1, ISO 200.

Keep an eye out for more sample images and a hands on review of the fun and exciting new Canon SL1!

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Canon T5i Sample Images

The Canon EOS Rebel T5i is In Stock at H and B Digital

Here are some sample images taken with the just-released Canon EOS Rebel T5i with the all-new 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM kit lens.  The T5i is now available in several configurations at HandBDigital.com.  All of the below photos are JPEGs taken right out of the camera with minimal post-processing (crops are noted).

You can read more about the T5i at www.camerastorenyc.com.

Canon T5i with 18-55mm STM Lens Sample Image
Very good and accurate colors right out of the camera, with very good metering.  Canon T5i with 18-55mm IS STM lens.  1/500 sec. at f/5.6, ISO 100, in Av mode, minimal crop, no post process. 

Canon T5i with 18-55mm STM Lens Sample Image
Excellent colors directly out of the camera.  1/200 sec. at f/5.6, ISO 100, at 50mm, in Av mode, no crop.

Canon T5i with 18-55mm STM Lens Sample Image
Minimum focal distance is less than 10 inches; this taken at one foot away.  Very good color representation and contrast.  1/640 sec. at f/5.6, ISO 100, at 55mm, in Av Mode.

Canon T5i with 18-55mm STM Lens Sample Image
The STM lens is very quick focusing.  1/1250 sec. at f/5.6, ISO 200, at 35mm.

Canon T5i with 18-55mm STM Lens Sample Image
You’ll want to consider another lens if you’re expecting to zoom in on subjects.  Consider the excellent Canon 55-250mm AF-S IS.  The above was cropped about 60%, and detail is not bad considering such crop.  1/200 sec. at f/9, ISO 100, at 55mm.

Canon T5i with 18-55mm STM Lens Sample Image
Very good metering considering the bright light and difficult yellows.  1/640 sec. at f/4, ISO 400, at 32mm.

The T5i and the kit lens are capable of taking some very sharp images!  1/800 sec. at f/5.6, ISO 200, at 55mm, about 2 feet from the flower.

Canon T5i with 18-55mm STM Lens Sample Image
Bokeh (background blur) is pleasant enough with the 18-55mm STM kit lens.  1/400 sec. at f/5.6, ISO 200.
Canon T5i with 18-55mm STM Lens Sample Image
Another nice sharp shot, and excellent handling of the difficult bright red colors.  1/125 sec. at f/5.6, ISO 100, 1.5 feet from subject.

Canon EF-S 55-250mm Zoom Lens Spring Sample Images

Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS Spring Sample Images

Below are several sample images taken in Central Park, New York City, on Saturday, April 6, 2013, with the excellent Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS lens.

On a APS-C sensor body, such as the Canon 7D (with which the photos were taken) or a Canon Rebel, the 55-250mm becomes a versatile 88-400mm (35-mm equivalent).

As you will see, the lens is capable of producing some fantastic results, particularly given its relatively low price of $299.  This is a great and economical way to get nature and animal/birding photos or to zoom in on portraits.

Canon EF-S 55-250mm Sample Image
A robin in Central Park.  Canon EF-S 55-250mm on Canon 7D at 250mm, 1/200 sec. at f/5.6, ISO 200. No post-processing.

Canon EF-S 55-250mm on Canon 7D at 250mm, 1/250 sec. at f/5.6, ISO 200. No post-processing.
Canon 55-250 Sample Images
Daffodils in Central Park.  Canon EF-S 55-250mm on Canon 7D at 250mm, 1/800 sec. at f/5.6, ISO 200. No post-processing.

Canon 55-250 Sample Image
Central Park Daffodils.  Canon EF-S 55-250mm on Canon 7D at 250mm, 1/1000 sec. at f/5.6, ISO 200. No post-processing.

Canon EF-S 55-250mm on Canon 7D at 250mm, 1/1000 sec. at f/5.6, ISO 200. No post-processing.
Canon 55-250 Sample Image
Canon EF-S 55-250mm on Canon 7D at 250mm, 1/1000 sec. at f/5.6, ISO 200. No post-processing.

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Canon PowerShot 330 HS Hands-On Review & Sample Images

Canon PowerShot 330 HS Hands-On Review & Sample Images

The new but familiar-looking Canon ELPH 330 HS.

Canon’s latest upgrades to its digital PowerShot point and shoot lineup includes the ELPH 330 HS, a tiny 12.1 megapixel mid-range camera with a 10x optical zoom and a 24mm wide lens.  With an upgraded Digic 5 processor, a 461k-dot 3″ LCD and, most notably, built in WiFi, the 330 HS definitely packs a lot into its small frame.

Canon ELPH 330 HS Sample Images
Point and Shoot?  Yes!  They still take better pics more quickly than your smartphone.  Canon ELPH 330 HS, f/3.0 at 1/320 sec, ISO 400, auto mode.

Point and Shoot?

While the proliferation of smartphone cameras has decimated the point and shoot digital camera market in general, point and shoots still offer more control and deliver better image quality than iPhones and Samsung Galaxy’s.  This is most noticeable when zooming, using a flash, and shooting at higher ISO’s. 

Canon ELPH 330 HS Sample Images
The ELPH 330 HS zoomed at almost 10x.  f/5.6 at 1/320 sec., ISO 80, in auto mode.

Indeed, the growth of the high end point and shoot market, such as Canon’s PowerShot S Series (the S110 is the latest version), is directly correlated to the shortcomings of smartphone photography.  At the same time, mid-range point and shoots such as Canon’s 330 HS are improving and offering more features in order to compete. 

Program Mode

The ELPH 330 HS offers some manual control through its Program Auto mode, such as setting ISO and exposure compensation (EV).  It is also very easy to switch into various scene modes, especially if you are familiar with Canon’s best in class user interface. 

Canon ELPH 330 HS Sample Images
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Canon ELPH 330 HS Sample Images
The Empire State Building, zoomed in 10x from the same position as above.  f/6.9 at 1/200 sec., ISO 80.

At the same time, the elimination of “landscape” modes in favor of an “infinity” focusing mode that does not raise the aperture particularly high is somewhat perplexing.  Similarly, a “sports” mode comes near the end of the various optional scene modes; in days past landscape and sports fell just after portraits and flowers as the most easily accessible–and most frequently used–modes).

Canon ELPH 330 HS Sample Images
More zoom:  at 10x optical zoom.  f/6.9 at 1/100 sec., ISO 500.

Features

The Canon ELPH 330 HS comes with a 10x optical zoom with a maximum aperture ranging from f/3 to f/6.9.  The included Digic 5 processor allows for an ISO range of 80-6400, as well as a burst mode of 6.2 frames per second (not available in Program mode).

ISO Comparisons

Canon ELPH 330 HS ISO Test
The Canon ELPH 330 HS at ISO 1600:  Decent image quality in low light.

Canon ELPH 330 HS ISO Test
The Canon ELPH 330 HS at ISO 3200:  More noise, but still respectable, especially compared to smartphones.

Canon ELPH 330 HS ISO Test
The Canon ELPH 330 HS at ISO 6400:  You don’t want to shoot here if you can avoid it, but–again–still much, much better than your iPhone!

Wireless / WiFi

The biggest upgrade is the included and improved wireless connectivity, which allows you to connect the camera to your smartphone or home computer and to transfer files wirelessly.  This, of course, lets you shoot better photos than your smartphone might otherwise and to upload them to various social networking sites through your smartphone.  Yes, it’s a somewhat duplicative process, but if image quality is important, mid-range point and shoots still deliver better photos than what a smartphone alone can offer.

Conclusions

While the ELPH 330 HS may not warrant an upgrade from more recent Canon offerings, if you don’t already have a mid-range point and shoot and are wondering whether there is still a place for such cameras, definitely consider the Canon ELPH 330 HS.  With 10x optical zoom, some manual control over the camera, broad ISO capabilities, and included WiFi, the 330 HS offers great features from a dependable company in a tiny package. 

Canon PowerShot Instant Rebates – Further Savings

Canon PowerShot Instant Rebates

Available While Supplies Last

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PowerShot ELPH 520 HS:  Regular Price $279.99 - Instant Rebate ($80 Savings) =  $199.99
PowerShot ELPH 520 HS on SALE for $199.99.
PowerShot ELPH 520 HS on SALE for $199.99.
  • 10.1 Megapixel High-Sensitivity CMOS Sensor and DIGIC 5 Image Processor for the clear low-light imaging of Canon’s HS SYSTEM.
  • Only .8 inches thin, it packs a 28mm wide angle lens with 12x Optical Zoom.
  • Available in BLACK, SILVER, BLUE and RED.
PowerShot ELPH 110 HSRegular Price $229.99Instant Rebate ($100 Savings) =  $129.99
  • The ELPH 110 HS is the latest in Canon’s extremely popular and successful ELPH line.
  • With a 16.1 Megapixel CMOS sensor in an ultracompact body and a DIGIC 5 Image Processor, the PowerShot ELPH 110 brings amazing increases in processing speed and power.
  • Improved noise reduction produces clearer images in low light and at high ISO speeds.
  • The enhanced i-Contrast feature adjusts differences between light and dark areas to bring even more natural-looking results. 
  • Available in SILVER, RED, BLUE, and PINK
PowerShot ELPH 110 HSBundle$245.99  $139.99 ($106 savings)
    • Torkia Camera Case for Elph 110 HS
    • Transcend 8GB SD Memory Card Class 10
    • 5 Piece cleaning Kit

PowerShot SX50 HSRegular Price $479.99Instant Rebate ($80 Savings) =  $399.99

PowerShot SX50 on SALE!
PowerShot SX50 on SALE!

Read our Hands-on Review of the PowerShot SX50 HS here

  • An amazing 50 times optical zoom of 24mm to 1200mm in a 12.1 Megapixel all-in-one camera.
  • A great travel camera with it’s light weight and incredible zoom (perfect for safaris or birding or zooming in on locals!).




PowerShot SX260 HS:  Regular Price $299.99Instant Rebate ($100 Savings) =  $199.99

PowerShot SX260 HS:  $299.99 11/19/12 to 11/22/12:  $249.99
Canon’s leading point-and-shoot travel zoom, the PowerShot SX260 HS is on SALE for $249.99.
  • The Canon PowerShot SX260 HS is the leading travel zoom class point-and-shoot compact digital camera. With a slim and sleek design and a 12.1MP high-sensitivity CMOS sensor along with the company’s DIGIC 5 Image Processor, the SX260 HS delivers clear and brilliant looking images, even when shooting in low-light. 
  • The SX260 also records in full HD 1080p video with stereo sound. 
  • The 25mm wide-angle lens with optical image stabilization and 20x optical zoom helps capture a wide range of images. 
  • Auto features like Smart AUTO, Intelligent IS, and FACE ID all help you to get great shots without the guesswork. 
  • The built-in GPS tracker helps you to recall images by location for geo-tagging or simply for storage. 
  • Other features include High-Speed Burst HD for continuous capture up to 10 frames, and Super Slow Motion for slow motion playback.
  • Available in BLACK, RED and GREEN, and in a bundled KIT with memory card, case and cleaning kit for only $219.99.

    Canon EOS 6D Hands-on Review and Sample Images

    Canon EOS 6D Hands-on Review and Sample Images

    . . . And Necessary Comparison to the Canon 5D Mark III


    The highly-anticipated Canon 6D full frame camera is here—and wow is this camera fun!  OK, so it’s really the built-in WiFi on a smaller-than-5D Mark III-but-still-full frame body that makes it fun, but the very impressive feature set for the price—about $1200 less than the 5D Mark III at current prices—will also make users smile.
    Canon EOS 6D with 24-105 f/4L IS kit lens.
    Canon EOS 6D with 24-105 f/4L IS kit lens.
    The stats on the 6D are widely available:  20.2 MP full frame Digic 5+ processor, ISO range of 100 to 25,600, expandable to 50 to 102,400, WiFi and GPS built in, 4.5 frames per second (fps) and 3 fps in silent mode, and changeable focusing screens.  

    Canon’s other popular pro/prosumer full frame body, the Canon 5D Mark III, gets an additional 2 MP out of the same sensor as the 6D, but the above stats are otherwise the same for the two cameras.  Indeed, were it not for the 5D Mark III, most photographers would happily accept the stellar stats of the 6D.  Yet no review of the 6D is complete without the a comparison to the 5D Mark III, and with good cause:  the cameras have far more in common than there are differences.  Still, the differences are what users will concentrate on, and I will therefore focus on a few key differences below.
    Canon 6D with 24-105mm f/4L IS, 1/80 sec. at f/4.0, ISO 400, slight crop.

    Feel, Weight, and Ergonomics

    Right out of the box it is apparent that the 6D is lighter and a little smaller than the 5D III.  This is a boon to travelers and other non-studio shooters looking for all the advantages of a full frame body in a camera about the same size as Canon’s APS-C bodies, the 60D and the 7D.  5D users need not worry—the 6D is no EOS Rebel.  The 6D is 6.5 ounces lighter, and about 1/4 inch narrower, shallower and shorter than the 5D III.  Former 5D users will feel right at home with the controls, and those upgrading from the 60D or 7D will be equally comfortable.
    Canon 6D Sample Image.
    Canon 6D with 24-105mm f/4L IS, 1/160 sec. at f/5.0, ISO 400.

    In fact, 5D users will be pleased to find several improvements in ergonomics, including the movement of play, zoom and trash buttons to the right side of the camera where they belong.  The “nubbin” joystick of the 5D/7D has been replaced by a directional control within the back wheel, which is far more convenient as it abuts the “Set” button.  Depth of field preview is a little smaller on the 6D than the 5D III, but still adequate.  The simple point is that ergonomics seem improved.

    Other Features

     

    The integrated WiFi is simply a blast to deal with.  It’s very easy to sync it up with your iPhone or other smartphone with Canon’s free EOS Remote App.  With the Remote App you can manually set functions such as aperture, speed and exposure compensation on your phone and trigger the camera remotely.  Photos are viewable on your phone (zoomed in too), and you can view photos taken on the camera and download smaller versions wirelessly on your phone.  You can also wirelessly tether the camera using other Canon software.  While not something you might use every day, this is a very, very cool feature.
    Canon 6D Sample Image.
    Canon 6D with 24-105mm f/4L IS, 1/200 sec. at f/4.0, ISO 800.

    Key Differences Between the 6D and 5D Mark III

    In the 6D’s Favor 

    The 6D comes with an integrated WiFi system that allows for transfer of files directly to a computer, shooting “tethered” wirelessly and using a smartphone to remotely trigger the camera.  A similar add-on is available for the 5D III for an additional $800.  

    The 6D comes with integrated GPS, accurate to 100 meters.  Again, an add-on—much more accurate, apparently—is available for the 5D III for an additional $400.

      The 6D allows for interchangeable finder screens, while the 5D III does not.  This may be somewhat misleading, however, since the 5D III apparently has a focus assist, while the 6D does not (but this is not entirely clear at this point).  Photographers using manual focus lenses or, more likely, video shooters, will thus continue to gravitate toward the 5D III depending on the capacity of the other focusing screens.

      While the 6D only uses SD cards, it accepts the newer, faster UHS-1 SD cards, while the 5D III does not. 

      Price:  The 6D retails for $2099 for the body only and $2699 with the awesome 24-105 f/4L IS lens, as compared to $3299 for the 5D Mark III body, a difference of $1200!!!  Shooters on any type of budget will no doubt look to the 6D, and, in our opinion, be quite happy with the results.

      Canon 6D with 24-105mm f/4L IS sample image.
      Canon 6D with 24-105mm f/4L IS, 1/200 sec. at f/4.0, ISO 800, slight crop.

      In the 5D Mark III’s Favor


      The 6D is made with a magnesium alloy body but has a polycarbonate (heavy plastic) top plate, which the 5D III is entirely magnesium; having dropped and dragged my 7D and 20D on numerous occasions on 6 continents, I’m not worried about the polycarbonate.  The 5D III is “weather sealed,” while the 6D is “dust and splash proof.” 

      Perhaps the biggest difference is that the 5D III has 41 cross-type autofocus points compared to the 6D’s one.  Yes, only one.  This makes a difference in hard to focus situations, but Canon claims that the 6D is capable of improved accuracy at extremely low light levels (down to LV -3 compared to the 5D’s LV -2).  Similarly, the 6D uses only 11 autofocus points compared to the 5D III’s 61.  This will be most significant when shooting moving objects.  I’m a focus and recompose shooter who uses center focus, so this does not greatly impact me. 
      The 6D shoots at up to 4.5 frames per second (fps), the 5D III up to 6 fps. 
      The 6D uses SD cards only, which the 5D III uses both SD and Compact Flash cards.  The 6D accepts the newer, faster UHS-1 SD cards, however, while the 5D III does not.
      Both LCD’s use 1,040,000 dots, but the 6D’s LCD is 3” compared to the 5D III’s 3.2” and auto brightness control.  The 5D III also has a glass covering to its LCD while the 6D sticks with the traditional plastic (again, not worried about this one).
      The 6D’s top shutter speed is 1/4000 of a second and a top flash shutter sync of 1/180 of a second compared to the 5D III’s 1/8000 sec. and 1/200 flash sync—virtually no perceptible difference to most users.
      For video shooters, the 5D Mark III has a headphone jack for monitoring sound.  The slightly larger LCD will likely appeal to video folks as well.  We have not been able to test the manual focus confirm on the 5D Mark III, but if this is indeed available, this would certainly push the 5D further into the video shooters’ camp.

                  Conclusion

                  The real question for photographers considering either the 6D or the 5D Mark III will be price.  The new features on the 6D are quite fun and exciting, and certainly geared towards non-studio shooters.  Given the similarities between the two and the images we’ve seen so far (and, indeed, the positive reviews of the images coming out of the 5D Mark III), we believe the 6D more than just fills a gap for Canon and is a fantastic camera.

                  Canon 6D WiFi remote capture.
                  The author using the WiFi remote capture feature using an iPhone 5!

                  Canon PowerShot ELPH Pre-Black Friday Deals


                  Canon PowerShot ELPH Pre-Black Friday Deals:  11/19/12 to 11/21/12
                  PowerShot ELPH 530HS $329.99 11/19/12 to 11/21/12:  $299.99 ($30 savings)
                  PowerShot ELPH 530HS on Sale for $299.99

                  • Only .8 inches thin, it packs a 28mm wide angle lens with 12x Optical Zoom.
                  • 10.1 Megapixel High-Sensitivity CMOS Sensor and DIGIC 5 Image Processor for the clear low-light imaging of Canon’s HS SYSTEM.
                  • Built-in WiFi.
                  • 1080p Full HD videos.
                  • 3.2-inch wide touch panel PureColor LCD screen.
                  • Other technological advancements like Smart AUTO with Face ID to ensure that every shot you capture is amazing.
                  • Available in BLACK and SILVER.
                  PowerShot ELPH 520 HS:  $279.99 11/19/12 to 11/21/12:  $199.99 ($80 savings)
                  PowerShot ELPH 520 HS on SALE for $199.99.
                  PowerShot ELPH 520 HS on SALE for $199.99.
                  • 10.1 Megapixel High-Sensitivity CMOS Sensor and DIGIC 5 Image Processor for the clear low-light imaging of Canon’s HS SYSTEM.
                  • Only .8 inches thin, it packs a 28mm wide angle lens with 12x Optical Zoom.
                  • Available in BLACK, SILVER, BLUE and RED.
                  PowerShot ELPH 320 HS:  $249.99 11/19/12 to 11/21/12:  $199.99 ($50 savings)
                  • 16.1 Megapixel High-Sensitivity CMOS Sensor and DIGIC 5 Image Processor create Canon’s HS SYSTEM, letting you capture exceptional images even in low light.
                  • Built-in Wi-Fi® lets you share images and beautiful 1080p Full HD videos anywhere, while the 3.2-inch wide PureColor System LCD responds to your touch for an interactive shooting experience.
                    Super Smart, Elegantly Thin.
                  • Available in BLACK, SILVER, BLUE and RED.
                  PowerShot ELPH 110 HS$229.99 11/19/12 to 11/21/12:  $179.99 ($50 savings)
                  • The ELPH 110 HS is the latest in Canon’s extremely popular and successful ELPH line.
                  • With a 16.1 Megapixel CMOS sensor in an ultracompact body and a DIGIC 5 Image Processor, the PowerShot ELPH 110 brings amazing increases in processing speed and power.
                  • Improved noise reduction produces clearer images in low light and at high ISO speeds.
                  • The enhanced i-Contrast feature adjusts differences between light and dark areas to bring even more natural-looking results. 
                  • Available in SILVER, RED, BLUE, GREEN and PINK
                  PowerShot ELPH 110 HSBundle$245.99 11/19/12 to 11/21/12:  $199.99 ($46 savings)
                    • Torkia Camera Case for Elph 110 HS
                    • Transcend 8GB SD Memory Card Class 10
                    • 5 Piece cleaning Kit
                  PowerShot A3400 IS:  $159.99 11/19/12 to 11/22/12:  $119.99 ($40 savings)
                   PowerShot A3400 IS:  $159.99 11/19/12 to 11/22/12:  $119.99
                  • Touch control in an A-Series PowerShot!  You will love the ease of being able to control the PowerShot A3400 IS with its big 3.0-inch Touch Panel LCD. The LCD features touch to shoot, shooting mode selection and settings selections.
                  • With a 16.0 Megapixel sensor and Canon’s DIGIC 4 image processor, resolution is fantastic and performance is very fast. 
                  • Push the dedicated Movie Button, and you’ll be shooting gorgeous 720p HD video.

                  Canon PowerShot Pre-Black Friday Deals

                  Canon PowerShot Pre-Black Friday Deals: 11/19/12 to 11/21/12

                  PowerShot G1X$799.99 11/19/12 to 11/21/12:  $699.99
                  Canon PowerShot G1X on Sale
                  Canon’s Top of the Line PowerShot G1X on SALE!
                  • Canon’s top of the line PowerShot, the G1X offers a 14.3 Megapixel 5 CMOS sensor similar in size to the APS-C sensors found in Canon’s EOS DSLR’s.  With the same pixel size and structure as the Canon EOS Rebel T3i, the sensor is more than 6 times larger than the acclaimed PowerShot G12, thereby providing DSLR image quality in more compact body.
                  • The larger sensor size allows for greater control over depth of field.
                  • Improved dynamic range enables photographers the ability to capture a broader range of shadows and highlights within the same image.
                  • The G1X combines the DIGIC 5 image processor with Canon’s HS System for greater low-light performance, with a maximum full ISO resolution range 100 to 12,800, a level not found before in a Canon compact.

                  PowerShot SX50 HS$479.99 11/19/12 to 11/21/12:  $449.99

                  PowerShot SX50 on SALE!
                  PowerShot SX50 on SALE!

                  Read our Hands-on Review of the PowerShot SX50 HS here

                  • An amazing 50 times optical zoom of 24mm to 1200mm in a 12.1 Megapixel all-in-one camera.
                  • A great travel camera with it’s light weight and incredible zoom (perfect for safaris or birding or zooming in on locals!).


                  PowerShot SX500 IS$329.99 11/19/12 to 11/21/12:  $249.99

                  Canon PowerShot SX500 on Sale!
                  Canon PowerShot SX500 on Sale!
                  • The power of a super zoom in a camera sized to go everywhere:  the PowerShot SX500 IS has a powerful 30x Optical Zoom with a 24mm Wide-Angle Lens up to a 720mm zoom in very small body.
                  • Image quality is great thanks to the 16 Megapixel sensor and Canon DIGIC 4 processor.

                  PowerShot SX500 IS Digital Camera Bundle$379.99 11/19/12 to 11/21/12:  $269.99

                  The PowerShot SX500 bundled with case, card, mini tripod and cleaning kit on SALE.
                  • Bundle includes the Canon PowerShot SX500 plus:
                    • Torkia EMZ1312N Case 
                    • 16GB High Speed Class 6 SDHC Memory Card
                    • 8 Piece Accessory Kit (includes mini tripod, lens cleaning kit, lens brush and blower and more)



                  PowerShot SX260 HS:  $299.99 11/19/12 to 11/21/12:  $249.99

                  PowerShot SX260 HS:  $299.99 11/19/12 to 11/22/12:  $249.99
                  Canon’s leading point-and-shoot travel zoom, the PowerShot SX260 HS is on SALE for $249.99.
                  • The Canon PowerShot SX260 HS is the leading travel zoom class point-and-shoot compact digital camera. With a slim and sleek design and a 12.1MP high-sensitivity CMOS sensor along with the company’s DIGIC 5 Image Processor, the SX260 HS delivers clear and brilliant looking images, even when shooting in low-light. 
                  • The SX260 also records in full HD 1080p video with stereo sound. 
                  • The 25mm wide-angle lens with optical image stabilization and 20x optical zoom helps capture a wide range of images. 
                  • Auto features like Smart AUTO, Intelligent IS, and FACE ID all help you to get great shots without the guesswork. 
                  • The built-in GPS tracker helps you to recall images by location for geo-tagging or simply for storage. 
                  • Other features include High-Speed Burst HD for continuous capture up to 10 frames, and Super Slow Motion for slow motion playback.
                  • Available in BLACK, RED and GREEN, and in a bundled KIT with memory card, case and cleaning kit for only $259.99.



                  PowerShot SX160 IS$229.99 11/19/12 to 11/21/12:  $149.99

                  The PowerShot SX160 IS is on Sale for only $149.99.
                  • A compact, versatile camera with a 16x Optical Zoom (28mm to 448mm) and Image Stabilizer.
                  • 16 Megapixel sensor with Canon’s DIGIC 4 image processor, the SX160 IS also captures 720p HD video.
                  • Smart AUTO settings make shooting still images easy.
                  • Available in BLACK and RED.

                  Canon EF-M 18-55mm Sample Images

                  Sample Images Taken with the New Canon EOS M Mirrorless and the New EF-M 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens

                  We were able to take a few photos this afternoon with the new EF-M 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 STM Lens for Canon’s new mirrorless camera, the EOS M.  With a 35mm equivalent of 28mm to 88mm, the EF-M 18-55mm covers the standard “walk around” zoom range.

                  The lens is compact and lightweight, and is a really very good looking lens, unencumbered by buttons or rubber dials; the zoom is very smooth. The lens includes Canon’s Image Stabilizer technology, which Canon claims provides up to four stops of shake correction.  It is also built with three aspheric lens elements, which help reduce aberrations and provide high resolution and contrast.

                  Finally–and certainly most importantly–focusing seems to be much quicker than with the EF-M 22mm f/2 STM.  This unscientific observation is confusing, since one might expect the prime lens to focus a bit quicker.  But perhaps the reach of the zoom lens allows for quicker focusing and fewer attempts to focus at infinity.  Autofocus is by no means perfect, but it seems much improved with the 18-55mm lens.  To me it is about managing expectations–shooting anything in Canon’s LiveMode will render less than ideal results as compared to using a viewfinder.

                  Here are some sample images taken around 3 p.m. on a cold, cloudy afternoon in Manhattan:

                  Canon EF-M 18-55mm Sample Images
                  Canon EF-M 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM, 1/200 sec. at f/5.6, ISO 1600.  Skin tones are great, and colors come out quite well even at this relatively high ISO.
                  Canon EF-M 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Sample Images.
                  Canon EF-M 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM, 1/80 sec. at f/5.0, ISO 800.
                  Four disaster-response nurses from Colorado, in New York to help out in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, look down at the few skaters on the Rockefeller Center rink.  Canon EF-M 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM, 1/60 sec. at f/5.0, ISO 800, at 24mm.
                  Canon EF-M 18-55mm Sample Image
                  Watches in a window in the Diamond District, shot with the widest angle zoom at 18mm.  Canon EF-M 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM, 1/160 sec. at f/9.0, ISO 400.
                  Canon EF-M 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Sample Image
                  Zoomed in at 55mm on the same watches.  Canon EF-M 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM, 1/320 sec. at f/9.0, ISO 400.

                  Two more photos for zoom range comparison purposes:

                  Canon EOS M with the Canon EF-M 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM
                  At 18mm, Canon EOS M with the Canon EF-M 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM, 1/400 sec. at f/3.5, ISO 800.

                  Canon EOS M with the Canon EF-M 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM
                  At 55mm, the Canon EOS M with the Canon EF-M 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM, 1/60 sec. at f/5.6, ISO 800.
                  Canon EOS M with the Canon EF-M 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM
                  Canon EOS M with the Canon EF-M 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM, 1/160 sec. at f/5.6, ISO 800.

                  Canon EOS M: More Sample Images with Canon’s Mirrorless Camera

                  Canon EOS M:  More Sample Images with Canon’s Mirrorless Camera

                  Here are a few more sample images taken last week with the Canon EOS M, Canon’s new mirrorless camera.  The EOS M utilizes the same APS-C-sized sensor found in Canon’s latest APS-C DSLR, the EOS T4i.  This 18 Megapixel sensor with a DIGiC 5 image processor has expanded ISO sensitivity to 25,600, allowing for shooting in very low light conditions.

                  The sensor is also larger than the popular Micro Four Thirds sensor, and allows for a “form factor” multiplier of 1.6x as opposed to the Micro Four Thirds’ 2x — in other words, a 50mm lens on the Canon EOS M (and other APS-C cameras) becomes an 80mm lens (1.6 x 50mm = 80mm), while a 50mm lens on a Micro Four Thirds body becomes a 100mm lens (2 x 50mm = 100mm).  The included kit EF-M 22mm f/2.0 STM thus becomes a 35mm lens.

                  The EOS M is great for casual portraits.  Canon EOS M with 22mm EF-M f/2 STM, 1/640 sec. at f/2.5, ISO 200.
                  Canon EOS M Sample Image.
                  Canon EOS M with 22mm EF-M f/2 STM, 1/1600 sec. at f/2.0, ISO 400.
                  Diamond District, New York.  Canon EOS M with 22mm EF-M f/2 STM, 1/2000 at f/5.6, ISO 3200.
                  The EOS M could be much quicker focusing on quickly moving subjects, but still manages to hold its own when you bump up the ISO.  Canon EOS M with 22mm EF-M f/2 STM, 1/160 sec. at f/5.6, ISO 400.
                  Canon EOS M with 22mm EF-M f/2 STM, 1/500 sec. at f/5.6, ISO 3200.
                  Canon EOS M with 22mm EF-M f/2 STM, 1/640 sec. at f/2.5, ISO 200.

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