Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Canon commemorates 80 millionth EOS camera

Canon  has reached a new camera-manufacturing milestone. The combined production of its film and digital EOS-series interchangeable-lens cameras surpassed the 80-million mark on November 10, 2015. The 80-millionth camera produced was an EOS 5DS R.

Production of Canon EOS SLR cameras began in 1987 and rapidly increased following the spread of digital single-lens reflex (SLR) cameras in the early 2000s. Introduced in March 1987 as a new generation of autofocus SLRs, EOS cameras were the world’s first to incorporate an electronic mount system enabling complete electronic control throughout the entire camera, not just the lens and body.

Canon has successfully maintained the No. 1 share worldwide within the interchangeable-lens digital camera market for the 12-year period from 2003 to 2014.

This new milestone comes after Canon’s EF interchangeable lenses, launched alongside the EOS SLR camera system, celebrated a new manufacturing milestone in June 2015 with the production of the 110-millionth EF-series interchangeable lens for EOS cameras, setting a new world-record for the most interchangeable lenses produced.

Wednesday, 14 October 2015

Canon winter cashback

Canon is inviting you to capture the action this winter and receive up to £150 on selected products in the UK, as well as the chance to win a VIP trip to St Moritz in Switzerland.

Registering with Canon to claim cashback on any of the selected products will give you the chance to win a luxury trip to St Moritz to see and shoot every minute of the thrilling, adrenaline-fuelled action of Skijoring.

Whether you're looking to buy the perfect Christmas gift or a new piece of kit for yourself, the cashback is available from 14 October 2015 to 13 January 2016 for eligible products purchased from selected UK or Republic of Ireland retailers.

Eligible EOS cameras and lenses and their cashbacks are listed below. To see the entire range in the offer (which also includes PowerShot cameras, Legria video and PIXMA printer), together with the applicable retailers, visit

EOS 760D
EOS 750D
EOS 700D
EOS 100D
EOS 1200D
EF 70-200mm f4L IS USM
EF 24-70mm f4L IS
EF 16-35mm f4L IS USM
EF 70-300mm f4-5.6L IS USM
EF-S 17-55mm f2.8 IS USM
EF-S 10-22mm f3.5-4.5 USM
EF-S 55-250mm f4-5.6 IS STM
EF-S 18-135mm f3.5-5.6 IS STM
EF-S 10-18mm f4.5-5.6 IS STM
EF-S 24mm f2.8 STM
EF 40mm f2.8 STM
EF-S 60mm f2.8 Macro USM 
Speedlite 600EX-RT
Speedlite 270EX II

Tuesday, 13 October 2015

EOS M10 – DSLR performance in a small package

Canon has announced the EOS M10 – a new Compact System Camera that offers digital single-lens reflex photography in a compact body.

Also announced is the EF-M 15-45mm f3.5-6.3 IS STM - a new standard zoom lens for the EOS M10, as well as every other camera in the EOS M range.

Clarity and detail in every photo
With a DIGIC 6 processor, the EOS M10 picks up more light in every pixel and reduces noise, from the camera’s 18 Megapixel APS-C sized sensor.

Thanks to Hybrid CMOS AF II and a 49-point autofocus system, the EOS M10 can focus accurately in an instant and shoot movies with continuous focus. When used with compatible lenses, including the EF-M 15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM, Dynamic IS stabilises camera shake for steady footage when shooting on the move.

Intuitive design, customisable control 
Inspired by EOS DSLR cameras, the EOS M10 offers intuitive handling via minimalistic controls and a 7.5cm (3.0 inch) LCD touchscreen, with customisable menus allowing you to tailor the camera to your needs.

Using Creative Assist Mode, less experienced photographers can easily master photographic controls, with the most commonly changed settings explained in a language everyone can understand. For experienced photographers who want more control, the ergonomically situated Front Dial of the EOS M10 provides quick access to advanced settings, including aperture and shutter speed.

The screen itself tilts up to 180 degrees, ensuring hard to reach angles or low to the ground shots are never missed. Plus, when tipped to the maximum 180 degrees the camera automatically launches Self Portrait Mode for high quality selfies.

Share and store with a connected camera 
With built in Wi-Fi connectivity, transferring and storing photos and movies directly from the camera to cloud services, including irista from Canon, is effortless. Dynamic NFC also offers easy smartphone connectivity with a tap, letting you transfer and share images to your phone in an instant. Plus, with the EOS Canon Camera Connect app you can take advantage of Wireless Remote Shooting with full manual control.

A lens to have on location
A perfect companion to the EOS M10, at a weight of just 130g the EF-M 15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM is a lens to take everywhere. Whether you are shooting up close portraiture or far off landscapes, you can capture a huge variety of shots without the need to switch your lens. The EF-M 15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM includes three aspherical lenses, removing the need to compromise on quality when using a smaller device. For capturing all the action, the lens includes a 3.5 stop optical Image Stabilizer for improved image quality by reducing the effects of camera shake. The lens features STM technology for smooth and near silent focusing whilst filming.

EOS M10 key benefits
Compact system camera with DSLR performance
Beautifully simple and creative control
Connect, shoot and share wirelessly
Room to grow your creativity and experience
Shoot movies as simply as you shoot photos

EF-M 15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM key benefits
Versatile shooting that’s perfect for EOS M users
Easy to carry thanks to light, collapsible, stylish design
Easily record smooth and steady movies
Pin sharp images with optical Image Stabilizer
Capture spontaneous moments with fast AF

Price and availability
The EOS M10 will be available from November with the following RRPs:
•  EOS M10 body only - £309.99 / €449.99
•  EOS M10 with EF-M 15-45mm f3.5-6.3 IS STM lens - £399.99 / €589.99
•  EF-M 15-45mm f3.5-6.3 IS STM lens - £299 / €319.99

More details and full specification

Thursday, 1 October 2015

EOS 1200D firmware update

Firmware Version 1.0.1 for the EOS 1200D / EOS Rebel T5 fixes a phenomenon in which the captured image may exhibit uneven exposure when the camera is used with a TS-E 17mm f/4L or TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II lens which is shifted or tilted during shooting.

To download the firmware update visit the Canon website

For a full guide to updating your EOS firmware, see EOS magazine October-December 2012 issue, (available to buy as a back issue for £4.95 from EOS magazine shop). You can also download a copy of this article for free.

Wednesday, 9 September 2015

Firmware update v1.0.5 for EOS 7D Mark II

Canon has release the latest firmware update for its popular EOS 7D Mark II camera. Version 1.0.5 incorporates the following fixes and improvements:

1. Improves AF accuracy when used in combination with the EF 16-35mm f/2.8L USM lens or EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM lens.
2. Fixes a phenomenon in which, in very rare cases, the Peripheral Illumination Correction (PIC) is applied inconsistently.
3. Fixes a phenomenon in which, while performing an EF lens firmware update, the progress bar displayed on the LCD monitor may freeze at 100% even though the update has been completed.
4. Fixes a processing error in relation to the leap second for the 'Geotag information appended to image' and 'Log data' GPS functions.
5. Fixes a phenomenon, where at the time of shooting in very rare cases 'Err 70' occurs, or the shutter does not release.

After updating the firmware, you should reconfirm any AF Microadjustment you may have set for your EF 16-35mm f/2.8L USM or EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM lens.

To download the firmware update visit the Canon website

For a full guide to updating your EOS firmware, see EOS magazine October-December 2012 issue, (available to buy as a back issue for £4.95 from EOS magazine shop). You can also download a copy of this article for free.

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