Now it is Canon's turn. Everyone else will have to make some room for Canon and its devastating 'septet', composed of four new cameras and three lenses, that is ready to 'make a full-court press' in Photokina’s arena. The members of this septet are: a long-expected Canon EOS 7D Mark II, a Canon PowerShot G7 X, a Canon PowerShot SX60 HS, a Canon PowerShot N2, and three lenses, a Canon EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II USM, a Canon EF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM, and a Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8.
The Canon EOS 7D Mark II will be a flagship model of this campaign at this year Photokina. In comparison to its predecessor, Canon EOS 7D with 18MP, it features a 20.2MP APS-C sensor, and it is also more advanced than its predecessor regarding the focus – it boasts a new-generation Dual Pixel AF system with 65 cross-type points – it is equipped with two DIGIC 6 processors, and its burst mode attains the speed of 10 fps. As for the video possibilities, the Canon EOS 7D Mark II exhibits video recording in Full HD resolution at 60 fps. The whole show can be watched via a 3” Clear View II LCD screen with 1,040,000 dots and an optical viewfinder with 100% coverage. Furthermore, the 7D Mark II has a built-in flash, a GPS and is resistant to dust and weather conditions.
The Canon PowerShot G7 X, on the other hand, is the first compact camera produced by this manufacturer that features a 1”-type sensor. It is characterized by a 20.2MP BSI CMOS sensor in tandem with a DIGIC 6 processor and an 24-100mm f/1.8-2.8 lens, which displays 4.2x optical zoom. The G7 X also offers an AF system with 31 points, a 6.5 fps burst mode, Full HD video (1920 x 1080) at 60 fps, built-in Wi-Fi with NFC; it does not boast a built-in viewfinder, but there is a 3” touch screen LCD with the resolution of 1,040,000 dots and ability to rotate upwards by 180 degrees.
As far as the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS is concerned, it is equipped with a 16.1MP CMOS sensor and an extraordinary 21-1365mm f/3.4-6.5 USM lens with absolutely marvelous 65x optical zoom. Moreover, there is an unrivalled DIGIC 6 processor, continuous shooting at up to 6.4 fps, Full HD video at 60 fps, Wi-Fi with NFC, a built-in electronic viewfinder (EVF) with 922,000 dots, as well as a 3” Vari-Angle LCD with the same resolution and the ability to rotate leftwards.
Now the turn comes for the Canon PowerShot N2 with a unique design and form. This compact camera in the shape of a square is armed with a 16.1MP CMOS sensor and a 28-224mm f/3.0-5.9 lens with 8x optical zoom. Thanks to its sophisticated design, this model is perfect for shooting self-portraits. The release button is made in the form of a ring around the lens, which enables easy handling and taking photos from all possible angles, both for right-handed and left-handed photographers. Additional flexibility is obtained by incorporating a capacitative 2.8” touch screen LCD that tilts upwards by 180 degrees. In order to share effectively captured selfies easy and quickly, there is built-in Wi-Fi with NFC, as well as a Mobile Device Connect button.
The three lenses that are included in this package are aimed at different types of photographers. The super telephoto Canon EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II USM lens is twice as light as the Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM and it exhibits dual-layered diffractive optical (DO) elements, which considerably enhances its optical performances, an ultrasonic motor (USM), as well as three modes of image stabilization (IS) - standard, panning and during exposure only.
The Canon EF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM is the first lens from the EF series designed for cameras with full-frame sensors that features a stepper motor (STM) and offers almost silent AF during video recording. With its stepper motor, this lens represents a much lighter and affordable option in relation to the Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM.
As for the Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 lens, it is the smallest and lightest Canon EF-S lens ever to be produced. This is a ‘pancake’ lens with a stepper motor (STM), an aspherical element and a coating that keeps ghosting and flares to a minimum, and in return it offers superior image quality.
The Canon EOS 7D Mark II will hit the streets in November at a price of $1799.00 for body only, while kitted with a Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens, it will cost $2149.00. The Canon PowerShot G7 X will arrive at the market next month, priced at $699.99. The Canon PowerShot SX60 HS will hit the shops in October as well, and it will be sold at $549.99. As far as the Canon PowerShot N2 is concerned, it will come up some time later, in December, and it will be available for $299.99. As for the lenses, the situation is the following: the Canon EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II USM and the Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 will come on the market in November and their prices will be $6899.00 and $149.99, respectively; the Canon EF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM will arrive one month later, and its price will total $599.99.
The news was taken from CANON - Canon EOS 7D Mark II; Canon PowerShot G7 X; Canon PowerShot SX60 HS; Canon PowerShot N2; Canon EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II USM; Canon EF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM; Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8