Canon caused a real sensation by introducing as many as 7 new cameras and announcing plans for producing another one, as well as introducing a new lens! The septet of new models consists of a Canon EOS 5DS, a Canon EOS 5DS R, a Canon EOS Rebel T6i, a Canon EOS Rebel T6s, a Canon PowerShot SX410 IS, a Canon PowerShot ELPH 350 HS, and a Canon EOS M3; the one that is announced to be produced is a Canon PowerShot G3 X, while the new lens is labeled Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM.
By introducing the Canon EOS 5DS and Canon EOS 5DS R, Canon set a new standard - absolutely incredible 50.6MP resolution! Both of these models have got practically the same body as their predecessor Canon EOS 5D Mark III; however, they are equipped with a superb full-frame CMOS sensor featuring the said 50.6MP, which makes them the first DSLR cameras with such high resolution. Each of these two DSLRs features a dual DIGIC 6 processor, 61-point AF (41 cross-type), a 3.2" 1,040,000-dot ClearView II TFT-LCD screen, dual SD/CF memory cards slots, and both record 1080/30p videos, just like the EOS 5D Mark III, but contrary to it, they do not feature microphone sockets or HDMI out. The only difference between the 5DS and the 5DS R is the fact that the 5DS R does not exhibit the low-pass filter, with the aim of delivering sharper images.
The other two DSLRs introduced by Canon are the Canon EOS Rebel T6i (in Europe - Canon EOS 750D) and the Canon EOS Rebel T6s (in Europe - Canon EOS 760D). Both of these models are characterized by a 24.2MP APS-C CMOS sensor, built-in Wi-Fi with NFC (which is the first such case in the Rebel series), a 19-point phase-detection AF system, a 3" 1,040,000-dot touch screen ClearView TFT-LCD screen, 5 fps continuous shooting, and Full HD video at 30 fps.
Aside from the new DSLRs, Canon launched two compacts from the PowerShot series - the Canon PowerShot SX410 IS and the Canon PowerShot ELPH 350 HS. The SX410 IS is equipped with a 24-960mm equivalent range lens, 40x optical zoom and Canon's intelligent image stabilization, a 20MP CCD sensor, and well as HD video. As for the Canon PowerShot ELPH 350 HS (in Europe - Canon IXUS 275 HS), it exhibits a 25-300mm lens with 12x optical zoom, a 20.2MP CMOS sensor, as well as built-in Wi-Fi with NFC.
Moreover, Canon offered something for the MILC category aficionados - the Canon EOS M3. This successor of the Canon EOS M2 brings an improved 24.2MP APS-C CMOS sensor, a DIGIC 6 processor, a front control dial, a 49-point Hybrid CMOS AF III system, a 3" LCD screen capable of flipping up by 180 degrees, as well as Wi-Fi with NFC. As far as video recording is concerned, it is Full HD at 30 fps, and the M3 also offers a built-in pop-up flash and a hot shoe for optional viewfinder accessory. What is also important concerning this model is that for now it will be sold only in Europe and Asia, currently without plans to be launched on the American market.
In addition to introducing these 7 cameras, Canon announced another one - a Canon PowerShot G3 X. It has been announced that the G3 X will be equipped with a 1"-type sensor, while the expected resolution is 20MP, just as in the case of the Canon PowerShot G7 X; it will also feature a 24-600mm lens with 25x optical zoom. Based on an image of this camera released by Canon, it is expected that the G3 X will also feature Wi-Fi with NFC, and that it will resemble the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II.
Canon introduced another wide-angle lens from the EF series - the Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM. It consists of 16 elements in 11 groups, 4 of which are aspherical for distortion control. It is characterized by fluorine coatings on the front and rear lens surfaces, whose aim is to neutralize smudges and fingerprints. This lens is compatible with all EOS cameras, but is primarily designed for full-frame models, such as the new Canon EOS 5DS and the Canon EOS 5DS R. What distinguishes it from other lenses is the fact that this is a lens with the widest angle of view (126̊05’ diagonal) that has ever been achieved for a rectilinear full-frame DSLR lens. The 11-24mm f/4L USM is resistant to dust and water, which makes it ideal for outdoor activities, and it also features an Ultra-Sonic Motor (USM).
The availability and prices of the new models are the following:
- Canon EOS 5DS - June, $3699;
- Canon EOS 5DS R - June, $3899;
- Canon EOS Rebel T6i - end of April, $749 body-only, $899 with a Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens, $1099 with a Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens;
- Canon EOS Rebel T6s - end of April, $849 body-only, $1199 with a Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens;
- Canon PowerShot SX410 IS - March, $279;
- Canon IXUS 275 HS - April, $209;
- Canon EOS M3 - April, €769;
- Canon PowerShot G3 X - there is still no information about the price or the date of an official launch, but its prototype will be exhibited next week in Yokohama, Japan;
- Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM - February, $2999.
The news was taken from CANON - Canon EOS 5DS; Canon EOS 5DS R; Canon EOS Rebel T6i; Canon EOS Rebel T6s; Canon PowerShot SX410 IS; Canon PowerShot ELPH 350 HS; Canon EOS M3; Canon PowerShot G3 X; Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM.