Canon’s First Mirrorless Camera – EOS M

Canon until now has been sitting idle when its competitors have already set on battles for the title of ‘Mirrorless King’. This as we know is on the heads of Sony with their NEX series . The soldiers on the front line include  Sony NEX-5N,Sony NEX-F3K/B ,Sony NEX-7 24.3 MP. NEX 7  has already proven itself by producing some of the most professionally acknowledged Quality . With their line up of lenses Sony will still reign. Panasonic,Fujifilm and Olympus have their mirrorless cameras and are solely focused on providing the best with  models like   Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2, Panasonic Lumix GF5 ,Olympus PEN E-PL1 12.3MP (one of the first),Pen-PL3,Olympus OM-D E-M5 16MP,Nikon 1 J1 10.1 MP,

Come tonight and you will find yourself lodged in between the massive entry of Canon in the Journey to the  Mirror less World  and The other venturers. Will canon survive on  this world ? Has it got a wrong foot on the ground? Has canon lost a sense of trust over the decades old technology of Digital SLRs it has perfected. Go through the article below and find out whats up with all the new hype surrounding the Cam. Read the official canon statement below while i summarize what will it mean.

Canon EOS-M

EOS stands for the best of Canon.. 😉

M stands for massive

So in short Canon EOS-M will be a massively cute creature…Remember that T4i a.k.a. canon 650d ,that monster, Canon somehow caged it ,tamed it to be just a little nice and placed it inside a compact body. So don’t let canon fool you , its just an improved T4i on a diet.

SPECIFICATIONS

  • 18MP APS-C CMOS image sensor
  • Available two lenses: EF-M 22mm f/2 STM OR EF-M 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM
  • All  Canon EF and EF-S using Mount Adapter EF-EOS M:
  • ISO 100-6400 (expandable to 12,800!)
  • a DIGIC 5 Image Processor
  • SD/SDXC card slot
  • 1080p HD video capture@30p full HD /60p HD but wait before you say anything! Read below
  • AutoFocus (AF) Canon’s HYBRID CMOS AF: (Best of both worlds i.e.:- Contrast detect in combination with Phase detection)

Order Now

Price : 799$ EF-M 22mm f/2 STM

The new EF-M 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens, Mount Adapter EF-EOS M and Speedlite 90EX will all be available in October at an estimated retail price of $299.99, $199.99 and $149.99 respectively.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Focusing
    Current cameras have to compromise between the focus systems; Either Contrast AF  or  Phase detect based upon their body style limitations,Big But for canon as EOS-M has combined both sensor types on the Image CMOS,So Expect great things with focus .Movie Servo AF for continuous autofocus and tracking of moving subjects even before the shutter is pressed. Types? Face Detection & Tracking AF, Multi-Point AF for automatic selection and Single-Point AF, where users select one of 31 AF points through touch. So in terms of Focusing on a video ,its an improved T4i .
  • Sensor Size
    Yep! You heard it right its APS-C sized not the relatively small Micro thirds. Great job Canon. I am going bokehlicious.Expect cool previously unachievable depth of fields and bokeh.
  • Touch UI
    Ample Improvements over t4i and make use of touch AF magics. Pinch to Zooms.soon
  • VideoMakers Rejoice
    Full HD video and dedicated button for the purpose. Stereo Sound! Audio levels monitor, Full  Manual control.
    A dedicated movie servo (motor) for AF. Expect previously inaccurate focus ,focus shifts and lags to be over.Great Object tracking.
    30p FullHd ,720p 60 fps options….In camera Editing…
  • Wide Array Lenses Available
    With Canon officially announcing support for adapters to  EOS mount,it opens a wide range of  possibilities.

RED Anyone!

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PRESS    STATEMENT

Put Your Creativity Into Motion With The New EOS M Digital Camera
The Newest Camera in Canon’s Lineup Delivers Exceptional EOS Full HD Video Quality with Continuous Autofocus and an Expansive Selection of Lenses

LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., July 23, 2012 – Combining the perfect blend of advanced video features and excellent still image quality in a convenient size, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the EOS M Digital Camera. Canon has made significant advancements in the realm of professional-quality HD video capture, from advanced CMOS sensor technology to smooth, quiet continuous autofocus. Inspired by EOS technology, the EOS M leverages these core technologies and distills them down to provide outstanding video capture capabilities while retaining high-quality still image capture. When shooting still images, the EOS M camera’s 18-megapixel APS-C-sized CMOS image sensor provides a shallow depth of field, incredible low-light image quality and a wide dynamic range to capture rich gradation and detail. This new addition to the EOS family offers a great solution to videographers and photographers of all levels, with two new lenses designed specifically for Canon’s new camera format – the EF-M 22mm f/2 STM kit lens and the optional EF-M 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens– and the ability to use the full line of Canon EF and EF-S lenses through the optional Mount Adapter EF-EOS M.

“The EOS M includes a unique feature set making it an ideal movie-making tool, while also offering incredible still image quality on its APS-C-sized CMOS sensor.  The camera’s size, image quality, advanced video capabilities and the versatility of Canon’s full lineup of lenses make the EOS M another great option to help our customers record and capture their creative vision,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, executive vice president and general manager, Imaging Technologies & Communications Group, Canon U.S.A.

Product Specifications and Features:

    EOS Full HD Movie mode with Movie Servo AF for continuous focus tracking of moving subjects also includes:

    Manual exposure control
    Multiple resolution frame rates
    Built-in stereo microphone
    Manual audio level adjustment
    Video Snapshot mode with
    touch-screen editing

    18.0-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor
    ISO 100–6400 (expandable to 12800 in H mode) for video recording, ISO 100–12800 (expandable to 25600 in H mode) for still image shooting from bright to dim light and high performance Powerful DIGIC 5 Image Processor for exceptional image quality video and photos
    Hybrid CMOS AF delivers fast autofocus speed for video and photos
    Touch Screen 3.0-inch Clear View LCD monitor II (approximately 1,040,000 dots) with smudge-resistant coating features multi-touch operation allowing photographers to use familiar gestures such as “pinch-to-zoom” and “swiping” to scroll between pictures and Touch AF for an easy and intuitive video capture experience
    Scene Intelligent Auto mode delivers expertly optimized photos and scene detection for amazing results even when shooting at night
    Advanced imaging features like Handheld Night Scene mode, HDR Backlight Control mode, and seven Creative Filters provide added versatility
    Multi-shot Noise Reduction helps preserve precious detail in photos at high ISO speeds
    Compatible with SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards, including new Ultra High Speed (UHS-I) cards
    Compatible with all Canon Speedlite accessories including the new Speedlite 600EX and Speedlite Transmitter ST-E3-RT
    Compatible with Canon’s GPS Receiver GP-E2

An Advanced Video Capture Device

The EOS M utilizes Canon’s Hybrid CMOS AF system to deliver fast autofocus speed for both video and photos. The Hybrid CMOS AF system truly shines when shooting video with EOS Full HD Movie mode including Movie Servo AF for continuous autofocus and tracking of moving subjects. The Hybrid CMOS AF system is located on the CMOS sensor itself and combines phase-difference AF and contrast AF to achieve operational stability, speed and precision. The Movie Servo AF function on the EOS M is enabled by default which keeps images on the rear screen in constant focus, even before the shutter is pressed. This continual focus makes for sharp video capture in a snap or to help reduce shutter lag due to focusing when still images want to be shot. The camera employs three AF methods for video and photos, Face Detection & Tracking AF, Multi-Point AF for automatic selection and Single-Point AF, where users select one of 31 AF points. Through the camera’s touch-panel operation, subject recognition and tracking is engaged at the touch of a finger, allowing users to track subjects accurately and focus on intended subjects with ease. In addition to subject tracking, the touch-panel LCD allows for simple, intuitive operation, menu navigation and touch features making it easy to shoot video and photos.

Thanks to Canon’s new Stepping Motor (STM) technology, when using either of the newly announced M-series lenses – the EF-M 22mm f/2 STM kit lens or the optional EF-M 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens – the AF system remains silent, helping ensure users only capture the sound of the scene being recorded. The EOS M also features manual audio level control to 64 levels, a built-in stereo microphone, which includes a wind filter and an attenuator function to reduce audio distortion in extra loud situations. The EOS M records MPEG-4 AVC H.264 video as an .MOV file in a range of NTSC and PAL professional frame rates, including 1080p Full HD video at 30p (29.97), 24p (23.976) and 25p, 720p HD video at 60p (59.94) or 50p and Standard Definition video at 30p (29.97) or 25p.

In addition to the creativity afforded by over 70 compatible lenses, the EOS M also includes Picture Style settings – including custom Picture Styles – when shooting video, allowing users to adjust color settings the same as when shooting still images. The camera also includes Canon’s Video Snapshot mode for an easy way to record and create a fun highlight reel that can be easily shared. Video Snapshot mode combines a series of short video clips into a single file, all in-camera.  Through the camera’s touch-screen controls users can delete, cut or re-order the clips in-camera for quick and easy editing.

Samsung Galaxy S II White 3G Discount Unlocked GSM Smartphone w/ 8 MP Camera / Android OS / 16GB Internal Memory (I9100)

Samsung Galaxy S II White

Blazing speed, stunning images, limitless entertainment… The Samsung Galaxy S II unleashes ground-breaking smartphone technology to deliver a mobile experience like nothing that’s come before. The 4.3″ SUPER AMOLED Plus display goes a step beyond the already remarkable SUPER AMOLED to provide enhanced readability, a slimmer design, and better battery consumption for the best viewing value of any smartphone. Clocking at lightening speeds the performance of the Dual Core Application Processor provides functionality and density for fast browsing, quick multi-tasking, a smooth UI, snappy streaming and efficient gaming. With encoding/decoding ability that supports video play and recording, the Samsung GALAXY S II showcases outstanding power and performance.

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Sony DSLT – Alpha 37

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Abraham Lincoln once said

if i had a digital camera it would definitely be SONY DSLT alpha 37.

Hell yeah he would be happy with it,take couple of historic photos and few HD clips of the revolution. Group shots of the parliament and his besties.Videos of him,his cat and funny fails  would be on YouTube .May be he would shot some short movies of his stand with the alpha 37. So sad all this didn’t happen but now you have a chance.

Sony arrives on the scene to compete with the latest heavy weights and conquers the scene by bringing the best DSLR a.k.a DSLT because of its unique single lensed translucent mirror technology @  a mere 598$

See why this is new because all other cameras are SLR or a DSLR which means they have a penta -mirror setup before the sensor,this needs to rotate every time the camera needs to switch between eyepiece (view finder)& sensor,Mirror rotates. Thus when you take a shot the view finder will go blank for a few seconds. Features like continuous auto focus will be hampered by it as camera needs to update their sensor,viewfinder,live view screen ,auto-focus sensors one by one . As it looks there will be some physical restrictions on how the camera will perform fast. Super high end cameras will handle the demerits my making stronger and lighter mirror to deal with rapid and fast response at the huge cost of cost. But entry level DSLRs will suffer as they cannot improve upon this due to cost cutting.Visibly the video feature is likely to suffer and Continuous photos doesn’t give more than 3-4 photos per seconds(fps).

Enter the DSLT, exclusively brought out by Sony TM  A DSLT has a translucent mirror technology by the means of which the mirror as used before ,is translucent. So the mirror is fixed at a place and lets 70% light to sensor and 30% to the electronic view finder above. Meaning the sensor and view finder are always open and features like continuous auto focus get the boost they require.Even the continuous shooting meets the range of 7 fps on the alpha 37.

Now you know what’s new on this : Dive into some more details.

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Ritz camera

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Sony Alpha SLT-A37K 16.1 MP Exmor APS HD CMOS Sensor DSLR with Translucent Mirror Technology and 18-55mm Lens (Black) ULTIMATE BUNDLE with 16GB High Speed Card, Deluxe Filter Kit, Spare Battery, Padded Case+ More

 

Nikon DSLR D3100 -Entry Level DSLR Camera 14.2MP Digital SLR Camera with 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 AF-S DX VR Nikkor Zoom Lens–Review

Time is now to upgrade your tiny little digital camera that you got for your sixteenth birthday which you forever got stuck with and jump into the world of amazing photography and Full HD videography on steroids.

Nikon DSLR are a trusted name in the photography industry and they mean it.

With the Nikon DSLR  d3100 you have been awarded a chance to serve your inner photographer with a gift that might ultimately lead you to a world of opportunities yet unimagined by you.Now you will get a weapon to fire at your local photography contest that you were ignoring all these time. Capture the moments with your friends and families . Go on a vacation and bring back vivid memories using photography. All that and you can boast for something freely.Give your memories the quality of a DSLR. let be this your first DSLR .

Capture Impressive semi-professional quality  14 mega-pixel images and Full 1080p HD videos on 24 frames per second cinema style.
Afraid of all the technicality.. the in-camera Nikon interactive guide will help you get the perfect shot ,be it a red sunset,portrait or background blurring etc .it will suggest you the correct settings to turn you into a pro.
Interchangeable lenses…if you dreamt of it ..now you can have it…Buy additional lenses to suit your need. Capture sports with high zoom 300mm lenses.Experiment with fish eye lenses. limitless possibility. Included kit lenses of 18- 55 mm is equivalent to your 4x-5x zoom or you can buy a 18-135 mm model . Check this link to see what your needs will be.
So Are you struggling with blurs under low light..well no more as high ISO-(light) sensitivity will take care of it. Allowing you to use flash much less as possible. Although included pop up flash can handle things quiet fantastically or add your own hot shoe flash.
 Experiment with your creative limit. Manual control of almost any aspect inside the camera in manual, programming ,priority modes..Take HDR photos,..etc etc you will get to it sooner or later
Videos with Auto Focus and Manual focus ensures your videos are always in focus. Professional quality videos.Start your own YouTube channel or a local channel, a talk show maybe ..Nikon d 3100 will handle it.

Buying links

with 18-55mm lenses:     NewEgg               Amazon

with 18-200mm and 18-55mm lenses         Amazon

Split-second shutter response eliminates the frustration of shutter delay, so you’ll never miss any special moment. Six automatic exposure scene modes ranging from landscape to portrait automatically delivers stunning results under challenging conditions. The D3100 is also equipped with a live view function that allows you to frame images in the 3-inch monitor, and the D-Movie function that provides support for Full 1080p HD movie recording. Fast 11-point autofocus system delivers razor-sharp pictures.

While the D3100 offers authentic digital-SLR camera performance, it is also an extremely lightweight digital-SLR camera from which even beginners can expect beautiful images that accurately reflect their shooting intent. It also comes with an 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 VR Image Stabilization lens at a price you’ll appreciate.

  • newegg Nikon-developed CMOS Image Sensor and Image Processing EngineA newly developed DX-format CMOS sensor with 14.2 effective megapixels works in tandem with new EXPEED 2 image processing engine to produce highly detailed images containing rich tonal gradations and faithful color. This combination also helps produce beautifully defocused backgrounds – a hallmark of quality digital SLR cameras. In addition, a maximum ISO of 3200 (expandable to ISO 12800 equivalent) delivers exceptional results, even in the most challenging low-light situations.
  • newegg Guide ModeTaking Great photos is easy with D3100’s Guide Mode – in-camera guidance that shows you step-by-step how to change camera settings. Just select a Guide Mode setting that matches the scene then let Guide Mode assist. Not only will you obtain the desired results, you’ll understand how you achieved them. Guide Mode even displays sample photos so you’ll know what to expect from each setting.
  • newegg Full 1080p HD Cinematic Video with Full-time Autofocus and SoundThe D3100 is equipped with the D-Movie function that enables recording of high-definition videos with sound by simply pressing the movie-record button. View recorded videos on the large 3-inch LCD monitor and perform simple editing tasks like trimming scenes before or after a designated point and extracting still images. HDMI connectivity lets you connect D3100 to an HDTV with playback managed by the TV’s remote control (HDMI CEC-compatible TVs only).
  • newegg 18-55mm Zoom-NIKKOR VR Image Stabilization LensFeaturing legendary NIKKOR optical quality, and fast, accurate autofocus and Vibration Reduction (VR) image stabilization, the lens helps capture dramatically sharp, blur-free pictures with vivid color, striking contrast and crisp detail.
  • newegg Active D-LightingActive D-Lighting optimizes high contrast images to restore the shadow and highlight details that are often lost when strong lighting increases the contrast between bright and dark areas of an image.
  • newegg Picture Control – Customizing images before the shot Expand creative expression with Picture Control. Six settings – Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait and Landscape – let you determine the look of photos and full HD movies before you shoot. In addition, sharpness, contrast, brightness and saturation can be adjusted to customize settings.

Technical specifications

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General
Brand
Nikon
Model
D3100
Color
Black
Image Sensor
Image Sensor
CMOS
Image Sensor Size
23.1 x 15.4mm
Gross Pixels
14.8 MP
Effective Pixels
14.2 MP
Dust Cleaning System
Image sensor cleaning
Airflow Control System
Image Dust Off reference data (optional Capture NX 2 software required)
Resolution
DX-format
(L) 4608 x 3072
(M) 3456 x 2304
(S) 2304 x 1536
White Balance
White Balance
Auto
Incandescent
Fluorescent (7 types)
Direct Sunlight
Flash
Cloudy
Shade
Preset Manual
All except preset manual with fine tuning
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Type
Eye-level pentamirror single-lens reflex viewfinder
Coverage
95% horizontal
95% verticalApprox.
Magnification
0.80x (50mm f/1.4 lens at infinity; -1.0m¯¹) Approx.
Eyepoint
18mm (-1.0m¯¹)
Dioptric Adjustment
-1.7 to +0.5m¯¹
Focusing Screen
Type B BriteView Clear Matte Mark VII screen
Mirror
Quick-return type
LCD Monitor
LCD
3.0″ 230k
Focus
Focusing Modes
Single Area AF
Dynamic-area
Auto-area AF
3D-tracking (11 points)
AF Points
Can be selected from 11 focus points
Focus Lock
Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single-servo AF)
Focus can be locked by pressing AE-L/AF-L button
Exposure
Exposure Control
Auto modes ( auto, auto [flash off])
Scene Modes
Programmed Auto with flexible Program (P)
Shutter-Priority Auto (S)
Aperture-Priority Auto (A)
Manual (M)
Exposure Compensation
±5 EV in increments of 1/3EV
Metering System
TTL exposure metering using 420-pixel RGB sensor
ISO Sensitivity
ISO 100 to 3200 in steps of 1 EV
Can also be set to approx. 1 EV above ISO 3200 (ISO 6400 equivalent) or to approx. 2 EV above ISO 3200 (ISO 12800 equivalent
Auto ISO sensitivity control available
Expanded ISO Sensitivity Options:
1 EV above ISO 3200 (ISO 6400 equivalent)
2 EV above ISO 3200 (ISO 12800 equivalent) Approx.
Auto ISO sensitivity control available
Shutter
Shutter Type
Electronically controlled vertical-travel focal-plane
Shutter Speed
1/4000 to 30 sec. in steps of 1/3 EV
Bulb
Self-timer
2 sec.
10 sec.Timer duration electronically controlled
Flash
Flash Mode
Auto
Auto with red-eye reduction
Fill-flash
Auto slow sync
Auto slow sync with red-eye correction
Rear curtain with slow sync
Flash Control
TTL: i-TTL ballanced fill-flash and standard i-TTL flash for digital SLR using 420-pixel RGB sensor are available with built-in flash adn SB-900, SB-800, SB-600, or SB-400 (i-TTL balanced fill-flash available when matrix or center-weighted metering)
Auto aperture: Available with SB-900/SB-800 and CPU lens
Non-TTL auto: Supported flash units include BS-900, SB-800, SB-80DX, SB-28DX, SB-28, SB-27, and SB-22S
Distance-priority manual: Available with SB-900 and SB-800
Flash Exposure Compensation
-3 to +1 EV in increments of 1/3 EV
Function
Scene Modes
Portrait
Landscape
Child
Sports
Close-up
Night Portrait
Playback
Full frame
Calendar
Thumbnail (4, 9 or 72 images)
Zoom
Movie Playback
Slideshow
Histogram display
Highlights
Auto image rotation
Image Comment (up to 36 characters)
Highlight point display
Recording System
File Format
NEF (RAW)
JPEG: JPEG-Baseline compliant with fine (approx 1:4), normal (approx 1:8), or basic (approx 1:16) compression
NEF (RAW) + JPEG: Single photograph recorded in both NEF (RAW) and JPEG formats
Recording Media
SD / SDHC /SDXC Card
Movie
Movie Format
MOV
Max. Recording Resolution
1920 x 1080 (24p): 24 fps (23.976 fps)
1280 x 720 (30p): 30 fps (29.97 fps)
1280 x 720 (25p): 25 fps
1280 x 720 (24p): 24 fps (23.976 fps)
640 x 424 (24p): 24 fps (23.976 fps)
Lens
Compatible Lenses
AI-P NIKKOR: All functions supported except autofocus and 3D Color Matrix Metering II
AF-S, AF-I: All functions supported
Non-CPU: Can be used in mode M, but exposure meter does not function; electronic range finder can be used if maximum aperture is f/5.6 or faster
IX Nikkor lenses cannot be used
Electronic Rangefinder usable with lens with maximum aperture of f/5.6 or faster
Type G or D AF NIKKOR not equipped with an autofocus motor: All functions supported except autofocus
AF-NIKKOR for F3AF not supported
Other AF NIKKOR: All functions supported except autofocus and 3D color matrix metering II
Type D PC NIKKOR: All functions supported except autofocus and some shooting modes.
Lens Mount
Nikon F bayonet mount
Interface
USB
Yes
HDMI
Yes
Power Source
Battery
EN-EL14 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
Feature
Features
14.2 Megapixel DX-format CMOS Image Sensor
Includes 3x 18-55mm Zoom-NIKKOR VR Image Stabilization Lens
Full 1080p HD Cinematic Video with full-time autofocus and sound
Compact and Lightweight Design
Easy-To-Use—Featuring Nikon’s Guide Mode
Split-second Shutter Response
Fast 11-point Autofocus System
ISO sensitivity 100-3200, expandable to ISO 12800 equivalent
3-in. monitor with One-Touch Live View shooting and movie capture
Scene Auto Selector
EXPEED 2
Scene Recognition System
6 Automatic Exposure Scene Modes
Active D-Lighting
Picture Control
Automatic Image Sensor Cleaning
Built-in pop-up flash
In-camera Image Editing
Manufacturer Warranty
Labor
1 year limited
Parts
1 year limited
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