Canon EOS 1300D Review

Canon has introduced a new digital SLR (DSLR) for beginners, the EOS 1300D. Ideal for beginners in DSLR photography, the EOS 1300D offers free Wi-Fi and NFC Dynamic for sharing images easier than ever, as well as a number of enhanced features to help you capture stunning photos and creative videos. With a 18-megapixel sensor and easy handling, the EOS 1300D is the perfect camera to capture images with incredible appearance and that can be shared immediately.

To get photographs that draw attention, the EOS 1300D incorporates a DIGIC 4+ processor and a large sensor APS-C sized, 18-megapixel, so you can capture the most intricate details and diversity of color in each scene. If you want to photograph scenes in which people and objects stand out from the unfocused background, you’ll get it by controlling the depth of field of the EOS 1300D. From close-ups of nature, portraits or large cityscapes, this camera helps you to create original photos you want to share wherever you are. With over 80 EF lenses and a wide range of accessories to choose from, the EOS 1300D is a versatile digital SLR camera that gives you the results you want today and flexibility for the future.

The DSLR photography can scare some beginners, but with the new EOS 1300D even the most novice can capture photos with stunning quality from the start. Intelligent Scene Mode gives all control to the camera and select the most appropriate settings for you. Or, simply turning the mode dial, you can choose from a number of shooting modes designed for specific subjects, such as the new Food mode. The fast autofocus system that can see through the viewfinder ensures that even moving subjects are always in focus, which will help to capture action scenes to three frames per second (fps). For fun and unique creations, you can apply to your images a number of creative filters such as Toy Camera and Fish-Eye.

As you progress in your photographic technique, you can take advantage semiautomatic modes control or full manual. To be able to choose the creative adjustments from the aperture to shutter speed and ISO sensitivity between 100 and 6,400, expandable to 12,800 ISO, the camera gives you the freedom to go to learn and capture your favorite moments, even when the light decreases. To record professional-looking videos, you can record every detail with Full HD quality thanks to its large sensor, and record with shallow depth of field to add a cinematic touch to your family and vacation videos. The camera has the same manual controls to record video for pictures. If you use the video snapshot mode, you can also record a series of short video clips that can automatically join in a continuous video sequence showing a summary of the day.

The EOS 1300D and NFC has a number of features Wi-Fi to help you store and share your photos during your travels. Using NFC, you only have to touch to connect to compatible Android smart devices and transfer photos or shoot remotely using the app Canon Camera Connect. It is very important to ensure that your most precious memories are stored safely; with built-in Wi-Fi can upload directly from your cámara¹ to a number of cloud services, including Canon irista, and create online galleries to share with your loved ones. You can also connect the EOS 1300D a Canon Connect Station CS100 to store your photos easily and have different options for sharing.

Canon PowerShot G9 X Review

The Canon PowerShot G9 X is the new compact premium Japanese manufacturer, designed for those users who don’t want to compromise on quality of image, but at the same time want a compact and portable to take with itself. The pedigree is that of sister G7 X, from which they are taken the great broad sensor diagonal, high build quality and the price also quite ambitious: 519 euros on the Italian market.

The Canon G9 features a back-lit CMOS sensor from X 1 inch diagonal and 20 Megapixel resolution. This is therefore a sensitive element much larger than those typically used in compact, with consequent benefits in terms of image quality.

The 3 x zoom lens offers a focal length range equivalent to 28-84mm, with a decent wide angle and telephoto lens a bit short, that lends itself to good portraits head and shoulders but not stealing big details on distance. The maximum brightness is f/2.0 or f/4.9: in addition to short, then, the tele is also quite closed. Certainly unfortunate, but it’s the price to pay for having a sensor 1 ″ in a car so compact.

The shutter has a top speed of 1/2000s and a volley from 6 FPS (with single-focus). On the back of the camera has a 3 touch screen LCD e 1,040 k dots, rather bright and personable. WiFi and NFC are integrated.

The video mode allows you to record videos up to 1920 × 1080 Full HD resolution with 25 fps. Finally, the battery has a range of about 220 shots: not many, but more or less in line with the compact category.

The build quality of the Canon PowerShot G9 X is great. The chassis is manufactured with high quality strong and pleasant to the touch, with a simple design and elegant at the same time. The camera body measuring just 98 x 58 x 31 mm and weighs about 210 grams: values to be pocketable.

With regard to controls, the situation is more controversial. Canon has done a very particular, which threatens to be more traditional photographers indigesta: this camera offers a 4-way switch back. The vast majority of operations, therefore, needs to be carried out using the touch screen, whether it’s set ISO values, choose how autofocus or similar, there is no other solution than to interact with the menu.

The rest of the physical controls shall be reduced at death’s door: around the lens barrel is a convenient and pleasant rolling ring (offering of solids and precise “click”), but on the back are only 4 buttons, almost solely dedicated to menus.

The resulting experience is certainly not new, but somewhat inconvenient and little immediate. The lens of Canon, probably, is to reach out to users of smartphones: will the market to determine the success of such a choice.

The performance of the Canon PowerShot G9 X are overall very good for a compact camera. The camera is more or less rapidly in all operations (menu navigation, reproduction of images), as well as in autofocus, maybe not at the forefront but still very usable. Satisfying even the burst, which at 6 FPS lets not lose almost never the moment (as long as you settle into the single AF).

The image quality, as expected, is higher than the average compact. 1 inch sensor is felt and produces shots well detailed and pleasing colour, especially if the lighting is ideal. Even raising the ISO, performance remains impressive: until about 1600 produces very usable shots and generally pleasing, a milestone reached by only a few (and expensive).

The Canon PowerShot G9 X is a premium compact from interesting qualities. Its biggest advantage is to offer high image quality in a truly pocketable camera body, all with a high build quality and performance sector generally very good.

The elephant in the room is usability. Having regard to the limitations of traditional physical commands, almost everything must necessarily pass through the touch screen, a practice that probably will appeal to the generation of smartphones, but which threatens to alienate the more traditional photographers.

Even the goal could be more daring: in spite of its focal length is quite modest, tele position closed for a camera of this ambition.

The price of about 520 euro isn’t completely out of proportion, but opens the door to dangerous competitors (for similar figures may retrieve a RX100 Mk III from Sony). The advice is to carefully evaluate the pros and cons before purchasing.

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II Review

Canon unveils PowerShot G7X Mark II, a powerful compact camera that offers unprecedented levels of control and incredible image quality with every shot. Based on the PowerShot G7 X, the PowerShot G7 X Mark II is the first camera to incorporate the new Canon DIGIC processor 7. In combination with a CMOS sensor type 1.0 “20.1 megapixels and a 4.2x optical zoom this camera is perfect for capturing photos and videos worth sharing, print and display without using filters or conduct a thorough editing . The PowerShot G7 X Mark II offers the performance of a camera in a compact and ergonomically designed to fit the look of the PowerShot G series, while offering intuitive and immediate access to the most commonly used controls .

Thanks to Canon’s precision optics, high-speed, full manual control and enhanced connectivity, the PowerShot G7 X Mark II is a precise camera designed for those users who want to take control and shooting with their own style. The DIGIC 7 new generation of Canon offers a processing power of substantially improved image and allows extremely fast AF speeds and performing continuous shooting up to 8 fps in RAW format, reducing noise and helping to capture the most fleeting moments . To photograph safely and quickly, improving detection subject ensures that the camera will lock focus on the subject even when the saturation and contrast are low. The Auto Lighting Optimizer type EOS also improves contrast by a natural correction, while maintaining balanced areas of higher brightness with the darkest. Whether you catch a landscape at dawn or a city during sunset, the camera offers improved low-light performance. When it combined with bright f / 1.8-2.8, the CMOS sensor type 1.0 “and new imaging capabilities of the DIGIC 7 provide greater flexibility for shooting in the most complex conditions, even with the maximum zoom focal length. When shooting on the fly, with no time to stop, the Optical Image Stabilizer technology with Sensing Dual IS (IS with dual measurement) significantly reduces the effects of camera shake and helps reduce the impact of hand movements and body, so you captes always very clear photos.

The lens Control Ring The PowerShot G7 X Mark II offers personalized access to the most important settings and has a function to switch the stepping mode to continuously perfect, both related to gradual changes and aperture settings , shutter speed and ISO sensitivity to changes more linear as the focus. For precise focus, MF Peaking function immediately shows what is in focus, instantly visible on the hinged touchscreen. In shooting mode RAW 14 bit you can capture the nuances of color and shoot style artwork for minor editing, image styles offer preset color, you can choose according to your style or the scene to go to photograph . The Picture Style profiles are customizable and can be used throughout the range of EOS digital SLR cameras, allowing you to get the same look at each feeding, you, photograph, photograph.

Film directors beginners can rely on the PowerShot G7 X Mark II to capture your videos Full HD with spectacular clarity. TEDA full manual control access to all exposure settings, which you can compose and customize each shot so that it fits your personal style. Details video capture is now easier thanks to improved subject tracking offered by the DIGIC processor 7, allowing absolutely capture everything from the change in facial expression to sudden movements. The Dynamic Image Stabilization Canon works with automatic level to correct the effects of camera shake on five axes automatically, ensuring stable and well leveled horizons scenes, even when using the camera in motion or from angles unusual. To capture fast action for a period of time, the camera has a video mode Time-Lapse creates videos that give the feeling of acceleration.

The broad range of connectivity features the camera are immediately accessible via the Wi-Fi button, while the Dynamic NFC lets you connect with one-touch intelligent devices, including the Canon Connect Station CS100. Sharing and backup in the cloud has never been easier thanks to the synchronization feature images, which makes online copies automatically. You can also upload your images to irista Canon, which gives you more room to store your photos in high quality, and create photo galleries that you can share with your friends worldwide. When you’re ready to share your photos, in-camera RAW processing allows you to choose the output format and edit images on the fly, but also keeping the file with the original resolution.

Canon PowerShot SX720 HS Review

Canon PowerShot SX720 HS presents, super zoom camera thinner and more powerful to date Canon. Reinforcing series PowerShot SX cameras trip combines a 20.3 megapixel CMOS sensor with DIGIC 6 processor to activate the Canon HS System and get photos and Full HD movies, even in complex lighting conditions, you’re wandering around through the streets of a city or dining outdoors at dawn or sunset. With a versatile ultra-wide 40x optical zoom (24-960 mm) and ZoomPlus 80x, this lightweight pocket camera has a body only 35.6 mm thick, which makes it the perfect travel companion to capture all the action, near or far.

When traveling with friends, you can shoot a large group in front of a spectacular background thanks to Framing Assist Advanced Zoom, which zooms in or out the zoom to compose the image depending on the number of people who appear on the scene. Also, when you decide to move to a new place, the Intelligent Image Stabilizer the PowerShot SX720 HS to be adapted to ensure you grasp images of the highest quality, even if you are on uneven terrain. Be creative you are, where you are, it is easy with Creative Shot mode. When using this mode, the PowerShot SX720 HS automatically create five versions of the image by applying various filters and effects. The camera can also convert your video stories in a special album by Featured Stories mode that lets you easily review and share your travel without editing.

Remember the most shocking moments in your videos up 60p Full HD and MP4 format, with the push of a button. Dynamic IS Canon, combined with automatic level, they offer very stable videos even when you scroll quickly or when recording from difficult angles, thanks to the correction of camera shake through its five axes. If you want to capture a snapshot of the action, use the Video mode -you can select Short video clips of four, five or six seconds, which has several playback options, including slow motion and double speed. For a higher level of manual control, you can use the MF Peaking function and thus achieve perfect focus both photos and videos.

Wi-Fi connectivity and NFC

Whether you plan to walk the spectacular peaks of Machu Picchu or visit the majestic Taj Mahal, Dynamic NFC and Wi-Fi will facilitate share the wonders of the world with your loved ones. Just put the camera in contact with your compatible smartphone or your Connect Station CS100 or press the Wi-Fi button to access the Wi-Fi function and sharing or backing up your images on other devices. Picture synchronization allows you to archive photos of trips as back up photos are made in various cloud services, including irista Canon, the cloud platform that allows you to automatically save your images to free up your camera and create galleries to share with your family and friends. When, photograph, you can also control the camera remotely and wirelessly using your smartphone, so you can capture a multitude of meerkats or the elegance of flamingos without disturbing them.

Canon PowerShot SX720HS Features

• Travel light and captures every moment
• All you need to record excellent videos
• Connect, share and make backups easily
• Perfect for the best times, both day and night
• As simple or as advanced as you want

Canon PowerShot SX720 HS price and availability

• PowerShot SX720 HS price: 369 €
• Available from April 2016

Canon EOS M10 Review

Canon and Nikon have so far created with little conviction in the mirrorless camera market. Understandably, neither producers cannibalised sales of its SLR cameras: for this, both attempt to launch more targeted, no professional ambitions and mirrorless instead, to offer an upgrade for users of Classic Compact (an industry crippled by Smartphones).

The new Canon EOS M10 is the latest addition to this philosophy: an entry-level range mirrorless, but outfitted with a sensor from reflex and a affordable price: 500 euros for the kit with the goal 15-45 mm stabilized and squeezable.

The Canon EOS M10 features a CMOS sensor in APS-C 18 Megapixel resolution (this is probably the same when mounted on the SLR EOS 100 d). The available ISO range goes from the base value of 100 up to 12800 (with extension to 25600), the maximum burst is from 4.5 frames per second and the shutter can shoot with times up to 1/4000s.

The LCD Panel is from 3 inches and 1,040 k dots, with touch. The machine body incorporates a small popup flash but not a hot shoe for external flashes (or electronic viewfinders). This Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n with NFC, to synchronize with tablets and Smartphones.

The video mode allows you to shoot movies up to the standard 1080 p, however limited 25 frames per second. The battery offers a battery life of approximately 250 shots: not many, even for a mirrorless compact.

The physical construction of Canon EOS M10 is very good. The body is made of metal and plastics pretty resistant, for a feeling to the touch very positive overall, especially considering the price range.

The size is very compact for a camera with APS-C: 108 x 67 x 35 mm, only weighs about 300 g. Collapsible lens design 15-45 mm helps maintain very compact volumes, giving this camera excellent transportability.

The LCD screen is pleasant to observe and, thanks to a joint, can be folded completely to enter selfie mode (also the interface is geared accordingly).

Unfortunately, the rest of the commands is less positive. It’s for the little space available, or to make more attractive this camera to the public of the laity, Canon has decided to retain the physical controls to a minimum. There is the usual 4-way selector on the back, the shutter release button, a control ring and very little else.

The resulting user experience is simple and immediate, perhaps too much. Those who want to rely entirely to automatismi will have no problems, but the average advanced user will dig really often electronic menus to access important functions and frequently used as the capture or the ISO. The presence of touch controls only partially makes up for these shortcomings.

The performance Department of Canon EOS M10 is a medal consisting of two very different faces. On one hand there is the image quality, really good for a compact camera. The sensor in APS-C is felt (is much larger than other mirrorless) and produces 18 Megapixel shots well detailed and balanced in terms of colour and exposure.

Low light performance is remarkable: up to 3200 ISO images are usable and feature a digital noise well contained, with few artifacts and color blocks. Rather than compact, entry-level SLRs are results.

Unfortunately, the excellent image quality is not supported by an autofocus in step with the times. In focusing, Canon EOS M10 is much slower compared to the best on the market: even in light condition mirrorless optimum, it can take a few moments to lock topics, while less illuminated scenes it is not uncommon for the AF module give up altogether, or wrong evaluation, reporting a false engagement that results in an image out of focus. These are defects that are reminiscent of the first generations of mirrorless and that, depending on your needs, may be so annoying by degrading the user experience.

The Canon EOS M10 is thus well suited to photographers looking for an excellent image quality within a very compact form factor, provided, however that you enjoy static subjects (landscapes, portraits pose) and don’t have any hankering for action photography. Even the possibility of stolen shots, typical of street photografy, is hampered by a shutter really loud: the “clack” seems almost a reflex mirror.

Disappointing, finally, videos: many Canon models excelled on this front, but not the EOS M10. Movies recorded are devoid of detail and overly contrasted, unpleasant overall.

The Canon EOS M10 is a mirrorless camera with a dual nature. On the one hand, it offers excellent image quality in a compact body and such a pretty content: a combination certainly commendable.

Its flaws, though, are just as apparent. The autofocus is very slow for a mirrorless of 2015, perhaps too much. Also the simplification of the control system may be excessive, especially for moderately advanced photographers (probably the ones who should better appreciate the superior picture quality). Finally, do not underestimate the front lenses: Canon EF-M line is nowhere given as micro 4:3 by Olympus and Panasonic.

Overall, the EOS M10 is a camera that can give your satisfactions, as long as you are willing to accept its obvious compromises. Anyone looking for a mirrorless camera well balanced and efficient to 360 degrees, will probably be able to find better deals on the market.

Canon EOS 80D Review

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Canon announces the EOS 80 d, a powerful digital SLR camera fully equipped, that puts at your fingertips everything you need to advance in your experience with photography and video. Ideal for enthusiasts who enjoy practicing different genres and styles, this camera can be customized in many ways and shoot with exceptional speed and ease. The 80 d EOS, which combines advanced imaging technology – including a new sensor CMOS of 24.2 megapixels and a DIGIC 6 processor, together with a new AF system of 45 points, all of cross type, and shot burst at a rate of up to 7 fps-, is a versatile camera to capture both photos and videos Full HD.

Whatever topic you want to explore – from sports, wildlife or action-80 d EOS is a very fast camera, noted for capturing amazing and complicated details. Your new sensor provides a spectacular clarity and the freedom to cut the scene, while its new 45 point AF system all cross-type and its bursts of up to 7 fps shooting allow to freeze the action with the highest precision. To a precise point focus or track in a wide area, the AF points can be selected individually or grouped by areas, which gives you greater control over the composition, regardless of where the subject is in the frame. When you make combinations of objectives with small openings, 27 points AF f/8 will allow you to focus, even in the most extreme situations.

Designed to photograph under changing light conditions, this camera has a range of 100-16,000 ISO, expandable to ISO 25.600 native sensitivity. The AF system will continue to operate even in the light of the Moon (- 3 EV). RGB+IR measurement of 7,560 pixels sensor measures both visible light and invisible infrared light, which ensures accurate exposures, while the detection of the flashing lamp ensures consistent exposures when you photograph with artificial lights. A new priority target setting also helps to reduce the appearance of warmer tones.

The Canon EOS 80 d has been meticulously created to provide photographers everything they need. The instinctive design of the camera means that it is possible to easily customize the experience of shooting, using properly located controls that give access to the modes and settings that were used most frequently. The camera’s intelligent viewfinder shows 100% of the frame, in addition to the camera settings. In addition, you can quickly switch to the touch screen LCD II Clear View angle variable, 7.7 cm (3.0), ideal for recording video, view live “Live View” mode, or quick access to different functions.

Whether you are creating a vlog of travel as a video with cinematic style, the 80 d EOS offers complete flexibility, thanks to the recording Full HD. Get an accurate autofocus and the track of soft focus is very simple thanks to the exclusive Dual Pixel CMOS AF for Canon technology. Both the AF speed and AF tracking sensitivity can be adjusted easily, giving you complete control over the speed and responsiveness of the AF to suit the style of your video. More advanced video fans can rest assured that they will get results professional in appearance, with the ability to record in MP4 format to 60 p, perfect to slow the action while it continues to control the approach. The 80 d EOS has both input for headphones and microphone, which allows recording and have full control over the audio during recording.

Enjoy the freedom to shoot the camera remote through your smartphone or tablet, using the EOS 80 d with the Canon Camera Connect app. Built-in Wi-Fi connections and dynamic NFC make it easy to connect and share your JPEG files of full resolution with your smart devices. You can also connect and control your camera through a personal computer, without the need for a Wi-Fi router, and thus save, view, and share your photos and videos quickly and easily accessible location, using the Connect Station CS100 of Canon.

Canon also introduces the versatile lens EF-S 18 – 135 mm f/3, 5, 5, 6 IS USM. To adapt to the versatility of the EOS 80 d, the new lens EF-S 18-135 mm f/3, 5-5 and 6 IS USM Canon offers an automatic approach to high performance for both videos and photos, with a wide focal range that allows you to capture images very broad or nearby, with a single objective. The EF-S 18-135 mm f/3, 5-5 and 6 IS USM is the first objective of Cannon powered by Nano USM approach, which provides a smooth and silent AF and a spectacular collection of photos speed. The new PZ-E1 motorized Zoom adapter is a compact and lightweight accessory designed for the EF-S 18-135 mm f/3, 5-5 and 6 IS USM that enables manual control of the smooth zoom when recording videos, ideal for recording documentaries of professional appearance, with the option to control Wi-Fi.

Canon EOS 80 d price and availability

• Body EOS 80 d: €1285 – available may
• EF-S 18 – 135 mm f/3, 5 – 6 IS USM: €579 – available from March
• PZ-E1 motorized Zoom adapter: €149 – available from June

Canon PowerShot SX620 HS Review

Canon PowerShot SX620 HS presents a superzoom compact camera designed for closer you get closer to the action, thanks to its new 25x optical zoom. This elegant camera is perfect for capturing those important moments when your smartphone can not, thanks to its CMOS sensor 20,2 megapixels and DIGIC 4+ its processor. With intuitive operation and an exclusive range of creative effects, the PowerShot SX620 HS helps you discover your creative side and has numerous possibilities and simple connectivity.

The PowerShot SX620 HS is designed to impact, thanks to its new ultra wide-angle objective and 25x optical zoom, which can be up to 50x with ZoomPlus technology. When you use the camera while you travel, the Intelligent Image Stabilizer (IS) eight modes fits virtually any situation, ensuring that subjects appear sharp and detailed.

The PowerShot SX620 HS Canon gives you the freedom to record Full HD videos, so you can see and relive your best moments whenever you want. Dynamic IS offers visual stability in each frame, keeping your steady recordings even when using long focal lengths or zoom when recording with the camera in hand. Featured stories linking your photos and clips, to create videos of the best memories of your holidays or special family moments.

To give an artistic touch, the Creative Shooting adds effects and filters of style to your photos, such as Fish-eye Effect and Miniature Effect, producing up to five different versions of the same image, in addition to the original, creating a library of interesting images . Whether you are on holiday or exploring a city, to share your images easily, quickly connect smart devices using dynamic NFC and transfer your photos using the Camera Connect application; You can also save them directly to cloud services, including Canon irista using Wi-Fi. To direct and new ways to share increases, the PowerShot SX620 HS is also compatible with the Canon Connect Station CS100.

SX620 features Canon HS
• very small camera with a big zoom, you can take everywhere
• Easy to connect, share and capture images remotely, with Wi-Fi and NFC
• Create stunning Full HD video with the touch of a button
• Capture your memories effortlessly and with the quality they deserve Play and experiment with your creativity

Canon PowerShot SX620 HS Price & Availability
• PowerShot SX620 HS Price: 265 euros
• Available from June 2016