Saturday, March 31, 2012

BBC Says it's 'OK' to Canon C300


         Canon has announced that its Cinema EOS C300 camera "has met the standards the BBC requires from cameras tested to the EBU recommendation EBU R118."
The approval allows both internal and external BBC production teams to use the EOS C300 "for the production of a variety of programmes to be broadcast on the BBC's range of HD channels."
In a statement , Kieran Magee, director of professional marketing at Canon Europe, says: "The EOS C300 has received a fantastic response since it launched in November last year, and we're delighted it's been approved for use by the BBC."
He adds: "By utilising the expertise in our video, broadcast, DSLR and lens groups, we've created a unique product that offers exceptional creative scope for videographers of all kinds. Its quality and versatility make it ideal for a number of different shooting purposes, and we're looking forward to seeing how the BBC puts it to use."

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

New Compact from Canon;The IXUS 510 HS

Canon added latest to its IXUS series, the IXUS 510 HS , with a 10.1 MP high sensitivity C MOS Senosr,DIGIC 5 processor,12x optical zoom,28mm wide angle lens,2.7 inch LCD, canon claims the camera never disappoint the users. The full HD video recording facility makes this camera to compete with a DSLR.The advanced Wi-Fi allows you to share the videos and images wirelessly to smart phones, internet and even othr IXUS supporting Wi-Fi.

IXUS available in a variety of colours and sure to attract other's attention 

IXUS 510 HS – key features:

12x optical zoom in a tiny, chic metal body
HS System: 10.1 MP CMOS and DIGIC 5
Intelligent IS
Wi-Fi for easy image sharing
8.0 cm (3.2”) touch screen with Touch Shutter

Full HD movies, HDMI
Smart Auto (58 scenes)
Face ID
High-speed shooting
Movie Digest (720p)

IXUS 240 HS – key features:
Slim metal body; 24mm, 5x optical zoom
HS System: 16.1 MP CMOS and DIGIC 5
Intelligent IS
Wi-Fi for easy image sharing
8.0 cm (3.2”) touch screen with Touch Shutter
Full HD movies, HDMI
Smart Auto (58 scenes)
Face ID
High-speed shooting
Movie Digest (720p)

Pricing and Availability
The IXUS 510 HS is available from April 2012, priced at £349.00/€399.00 RRP incl. VAT.

Monday, March 12, 2012

BSNL launches low Cost Android tablets, Starting RS.3,250

          BSNL (Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited) on collaboration with Noida-based company Pantel Technologies, has launched three tablets which  includes one 7-inch screen tablet with resistive screen and it runs on Android 2.3 operating system, while the second comes with 7-inch screen and the third tablet comes with an 8-inch screen, both of which are capacitive but with a higher price.
These tablets are designed keeping in mind the students need, the tablet come with a promotional offer of 3 month free data download. BSNL is also giving 2G SIM along with all the tablets.
Developed by the Noida based company – Pantel technologies. The tablet will be sold at data plans from BSNL at reduced cost. The cost of these tablet will be Rs 3250, Rs 10,999 and Rs 13,500.
Three tablets are:
  • Penta TPAD IS701R
  • Penta TPAD WS704C
  • Penta TPAD WS804C 

    The cheapest of all three  is Penta T-pad IS 701R  which will cost  Rs 3250, giving a tough competition to Aakash which is priced at just Rs 2500. However, T-pad has better specifications of the tablet, than the DataWind low cost tablet Aakash. We think that this BSNL tablet will appeal a lot students as the technical specification out-weight both the Aakash tablets.
    Penta T-Pad IS 701R is a tablet with Wi-Fi only (no SIM card slot, but you can attach 2G/3G USB modem via the USB port) and Android 2.3 (Ginger Bread) operating system. It has a 1 GHz processor (ARM11 IMAP210) combined with 256 MB of DDR2 RAM. This entry level tablet from Pantel is 3-times as fast than the first Aakash and 300MHz faster than Aakash2 (Ubislate7), theoretically.
    The tablet also offers HDMI port through which it can be connected to an HDTV. Its 7-inch resistive touchscreen comes with a 800×600 resolution (which looks great on 7-inch screens) and 16:9 ratio wide-screen display.
    The tablet also comes with gravity sensor (G-sensor) which can orient the display in portrait and landscape when turned and also aids in motion gaming, something that was missing in Aakash.
    Penta T-pad IS 701R has a battery rating of 3000mAh, which is expected to last for about 5-5:30 hours of video watching, which is certainly not bad considering laptops too give that much of battery life.
    The internal memory is 2GB, but it can be extended via microSD cards upto 32GB.
    It also has a front-facing 0.3MP camera for video chat and one standard USB port to accommodate pen-drives or other USB devices along with support for USB modems/net dongle, so that you can surf the internet, talk on Skype, watch YouTube videos, read e-books and open PDF files too.
    The tablet is up for pre-orders now. Pre-book yours.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Canon's New Avatar in 5D Series...Mark iii Announced!!

Canon will release, this month, the successor to the popular filmmakers' digital SLR - the EOS 5D Mark II - offering "improved speed, greater resolution and enhanced processing power" with the Mark III 

The new model is fitted with a 22.3-megapixel full-frame sensor, compared to 21.1 megapixels for its predecessor. It has a burst rate of 6fps at full resolution, and offers a 61-point AF system and 63-zone metering to provide greater speed, flexibility and accuracy, claims Canon.
"The EOS 5D Mark III represents a big step forward for the EOS 5D series," says Kieran Magee, marketing director of the professional imaging division at Canon Europe. "The EOS 5D Mark II is an exceptional camera and we've listened carefully to feedback from its passionate community of users to improve performance in every area. This camera has been designed to meet virtually any creative challenge - it's faster, more responsive and features the tools to adapt to everything from studio photography to creative videography, while producing results of the highest quality."

The EOS 5D Mark III inherits some of the features that were first introduced with the EOS-1D X - which, incidently, will only be released after the Mark III - such as the wide-area AF system that features 41 cross-type points and five dual cross-type points.
The camera has an eight-channel read out, and offers a sensitivity range of ISO 100 to ISO 25,600, expandable to ISO 102,400, "making it possible to capture clean, high quality pictures, even in extreme low-light conditions," says Canon.
The EOS 5D Mark III uses the new DIGIC 5+ image processor, allowing the camera to perform operations such as lens peripheral illumination correction, lens chromatic aberration correction (lateral and axial) and high ISO noise reduction.
Canon has introduced a new silent shooting mode that "dramatically" reduces the sound of the shutter and mirror for photographers that "want to avoid being noticed." The camera also features a new dedicated button for in-camera image rating to "make it easy for photographers to organise images ahead of post-production."

But, the EOS 5D Mark III is most-awaited for its video features, which Canon says have been improved to provide better Full HD performance. First, the camera has been redesigned to offer a movide mode switch and a recording button "enabling videographers to begin shooting immediately," says Canon. Also, the new full-frame sensor combines with the processing power of the DIGIC 5+ image sensor "to improve image quality by virtually eradicating the presence of moiré, false colour and other artefacts," claims the firm.

The ESO 5D Mark III has manual exposure control and an enhanced range of high bit-rate video compression options, with intraframe (ALL-I) and interframe (IPB) methods both supported. "Variable frame rates range from 24fps to 60fps, and the addition of SMPTE timecode support provides greater editing flexibility and easier integration into multi-camera shoots," adds Canon. "Users can also check and adjust audio during recording via the camera's Quick Control screen and a headphone socket enables sound level monitoring both during and after shooting. Enhanced processing power provided by DIGIC 5+ also makes it possible to conveniently trim the length of recorded movies in-camera."
The camera is housed in a magnesium body with advanced weather proofing. It features an enhanced version of the Intelligent Viewfinder first introduced with the EOS 7D, has a 3.2-inch Clear View II LCD screen, and is compatible with both CompactFlash and SD cards.
The EOS 5D Mark III will be released this month, priced at £3000 (€3570).


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