Canon’s PowerShot G1 X Mark III is a 24MP APS-C compact with DSLR-like autofocus

Canon has introduced the PowerShot G1 X Mark III – the third and latest model in its premium G1 X-series. The G1 X Mark III borrows its 24MP APS-C sensor, Dual Pixel AF system and DIGIC 7 processor from Canon’s ILCs, such as the EOS 77D and EOS M5, but adds a fixed 24-72mm equivalent F2.8-5.6 zoom and combines them into a relatively compact body weighing just 400g/14oz. In other words, you’re essentially getting a fixed-lens version of the EOS M5 that fits in the palm of your hand.

We’re already familiar with the sensor and the Dual Pixel AF system and as such, we’re hoping for good results from both. Canon hasn’t said much about the lens aside from the basics, but it is promising a 4-stop reduction in camera shake courtesy of its built-in image stabilization system.

The Mark III can shoot continuous bursts at up to 9 fps with AF/AE locked on the first shot or 7 fps with continuous AF. The buffer fills up after around 19 Raw or 24 JPEGs, depending on which mode you’re using. Battery life is disappointing, with a CIPA rating of only 200 shots per charge (which assumes you’re using the flash 50% of the time). So, while you’ll usually get more than this number from the camera, you’re still likely to appreciate a second battery or get used to constantly worrying about where your next top-up is coming from.

The Mark III moves away from the blocky design of its predecessors, and now looks nearly identical to its baby brother the PowerShot G5 X, which uses a much smaller 1″-type sensor. The G1 X III has an SLR-style design, featuring dials on the front and back, a built-in flash, an OLED viewfinder and fully articulating LCD. Canon says that the shutter release has → continue…

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Casio launches intense-looking GZE-1 action cam that’s waterproof to 50 meters

Casio just announced an action camera that it claims is drop-, water- and freeze-proof, and comes with a 13mm f/2.8 equivalent lens. It’s called the GZE-1, and it’s the first of a new line of Gz EYE models that are aimed at extreme sports enthusiasts.

The camera is said to use G-Shock technology borrowed from the Casio’s sports watch brand, and can be controlled either by a Casio Pro Trek watch, a smart phone or the dedicated (and optional) remote controllers, one of which has a LCD screen that allows users to see the action live. The camera itself doesn’t have a viewing screen.

CD controller “GEC-10” PRO TREK Smart “WSD-F20”

Despite having a 21.14-million-pixel 1/2.3-type backlit CMOS sensor, the GZE-1 turns out only 6.9MP still images and FullHD video. It can, however, record frame rates of up to 240fps, and allows users to vary the frame rate during a clip to mix slow-motion with normal motion in the same sequence. This allows action moments to be shown in slow-motion without users having to record the whole sequence at a high frame rate, or having to combined multiple clips of different speeds in post-processing.

Three-axis electronic image stabilization helps to keep movie footage smooth (though it does nothing for stills) and over-sized buttons make the camera easy to control with gloves on. A resin body coating and a urethane bumper helps the camera withstand drops from 4 meters, high pressure blasts from waves, and water in general to depths of up to 50 meters. The body is also IP 6X dust-proof and can operate in temperatures as low as -10°C.

No price has been released yet but the Casio GZE-1 is due to go on → continue…

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Aggiornamento Blackmagic Camera 4.5, offre una latenza SDI ancora più bassa per URSA Mini Pro e supporto del URSA Mini SSD Recorder

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Rilasciato oggi l’ggiornamento Blackmagic Camera 4.5 l’update offre il supporto per il nuovo Blackmagic URSA Mini SSD Recorder, che acquisisce in RAW e ProRes su dischi SSD. Riduce la latenza a meno di un fotogramma sull’uscita SDI di URSA Mini Pro, e sull’LCD in fase di monitoraggio.
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