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Source – JoeyLawrence

Image from onOne Software

Image from onOne Software

Following the success with the Canon version of the DSLR Camera Remote for iPhone or iPod Touch, onOne Software released its latest version for Nikon users. The latest version features –

  • Remotely fire your Canon EOS or Nikon DSLR camera with your iPhone or iPod Touch
  • Remotely control the camera settings like shutter-speed, aperture, white-balance and more
  • View images saved on the camera from your iPhone or iPod Touch
  • Look through your camera’s viewfinder remotely
  • Great for remote-firing at weddings, sporting events, for kids, and for self-portraits

There are currently two versions out, the Professional version (US$19.99) and the Lite version (US$1.99). The Lite version only support the basic functions such as connecting to host computer, firing the camera, seeing post-view image, checking battery status and image remaining. For another US$18, you’ll get all those fancy functions such as being able to adjust shutter speed, ISO, white-balance, exposure compensation, auto exposure bracketing, burst mode and more.

For more information (and there are tons), visit onOne Software’s product page.

Source – onOne Software’s product page

Image from Photography Bay

Image from Photography Bay

According to Photography Bay and MacNN, a possible upgrade to the Canon 450D might pop up next week at one of the Canon event.  Rumored specifications includes –

  • 15-megapixel sensor with a DIGIC IV processor;
  • supporting ISO levels up to 12800;
  • LCD with 900K resolution; and
  • 1080p video recording???

Guess we’ll wait and find out.

Source – MacNN, Photography Bay

Wow, seems like a busy week for firmware upgrades.  Click the following download link for more information.

Canon EOS 40D v.1.1.1 Firmware Update

Nikon D700 v.1.01 Firmware Upgrade

Nikon D3 v.2.01 Firmware Upgrade

Source – DPReview

Not sure how many of you have seen this clip but I find it pretty interesting. Haven’t really tried counting the Canons, LOL.

For those who are interested in watching his behind-the-scenes video on the REVERIE (which we covered earlier), the raw footage from both Canon XH A1 camcorder – and a few clips for the Canon EOS 5D MKII, check out the following site as well, great video – http://blog.vincentlaforet.com/2008/09/23/behind-the-scenes-video/

[Updated: 26 August 2008] It’s official now, the Canon EOS 50D will start shipping this October.  The price tag will be US$1,599 with Canon’s EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM zoom lens and US$1,399 for the body only.

[25 August 2008] As we are approaching the Photokina show in September, we are hearing more and more about the possible DSLR releases and upgrades from the manufacturers.  The past weekend, we received specs on the rumoured Canon EOS 50D and it stands as follow (for full specs, check out the article from NEUTRAL day) –

  • 1.6x crop (焦距放大率為 1.6x)
  • 15.1MP (1510 萬像素 CMOS 感光元件)
  • Digic 4 (DIGIC 4 影像處理器)
  • Dust Reduction (設有自動除塵系統)
  • Auto Brightness Processing
  • 95% viewfinder .97 magnification
  • 9 point af (All Cross Type)(9 點自動對焦系統,全部皆是十字高精度對焦點)
  • AF Fine Tuning (提供 AF 微調功能)
  • Face Recognition AF
  • ISO 100-3200 (Expansion to 6400, 12800)
  • 14-bit image processing
  • Auto CA correction
  • 6.3 fps (high speed) 3fps (low speed)(6.3 fps 連拍速度)
  • Buffer: 16 RAW – 60 JPG – 10 RAW+JPG (可連拍 60 張 JPEG 或 16 張 RAW)
  • 100,000 shutter life (isn’t this a bit low?)
  • HDMI Output
  • VGA LCD (920,000 pixel)

And today, we got the pics of the Canon EOS 50D over at Engadget.

pic from Engadget (click to enter link)

pic from Engadget (click to enter link)

Source – NEUTRAL day via Engadget, DC Fever

Pic from Engadget

Pic from Engadget

Is the Canon EOS 7D really coming? Well, guess we have to wait till next month’s Photokina to find out but this pic popped over at Engadget today.  Thinking about it, the upgrade for the EOS 5D is realy long overdued.

Source – Engadget

Canon HF11

Canon HF11

Canon HG21

Canon HG21

Canon this week announced the new upgrade to their camcorders line, the VIXIA line which features the all new HF11 and HG21 to replace the existing HF10 and HG10 models.  The HF11 will feature 32GB onboard flash memory and the HG21, a whopping 120GB Hdd to match that of Sony’s.  Both camcorders will incorporate a 3.32 megapixel CMOS sensor together with 12x optical zoom. What’s also new is the capabilities of achieving the 24Mbps ceiling for AVCHD compression for both the two new cams.

Both camcorders will be released this coming August at an indicative price of US1,300.

Canon EOS1000D

Canon EOS1000D

Canon today announced the introduction of the EOS 1000D, a new entry-level digital camera that affordably puts Canon SLR technology such as an Optical Image Stabilizer and easy-to-use professional features into the hands of emerging photographers.

The new EOS 1000D also incorporates Canon’s 10.1 Megapixel CMOS sensor, DIGIC III image processor, Live View mode, Auto Lighting Optimizer, 7-point wide-area autofocus (AF) sensor and 3.0 frames per second continuous JPEG burst rate where the number of consecutive shots in a burst is only limited by the capacity of the memory card in the camera.

Speedlite 430EX II

Speedlite 430EX II

In addition, Canon also introduced the all new Speedlite 430EX II, a light and compact autoflash with high output power. It has a maximum guide number of 43 (meter; ISO 100; 105mm) and a retractable wide-panel to create illumination as broad as a 14mm lens would need. The 430EX II excels not only by its accurate E-TTL II autoflash and wireless slave E-TTL II autoflash, but also by the way it integrates with the camera.

The 430EX II has control precision up to 1/3-stop in manual output adjustment. Thanks to a new computer-controlled oscillator circuit, recycling time of the 430EX II has been reduced by 20% as compared to previous models.

Canon’s new EOS 1000D digital SLR camera and 430EX II Speedlite will be available for sales in Hong Kong in late July 2008.

For more information, check out the Canon Press Release here.

大型運動比賽,極受大眾歡迎。通過優秀的Canon EF鏡頭,憑藉其高速精確科技,讓 專業攝影師將運動員的每一個姿態、情緒起伏完全捕捉,令觀眾如同近距離目睹。為了 讓大家感受那一剎難以形容的震撼感覺,Canon特別於港鐵金鐘站及中環站舉行 “Lens for Professionals”相片展。屆時將會展出一眾專業攝影師的精彩作品,定必令人目不暇給。

場內作品,均以Canon EF 鏡頭L 系列的紅圈白鏡拍攝,其配備USM 超聲波馬達,高速靜音對焦;加上內置IS 光學影像穩定器,高度防震,時刻保持影像清晰銳利,為專業運動攝影師捕捉決定性0.01 秒。因此,世界各地以Canon 遠攝鏡頭拍成的精彩影像,數不勝數。

Canon “Lens for Professionals”攝影展覽
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