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Canon launches groundbreaking camera Canon EOS 1D C

From the BJP by Simon Bainbridge

Introducing the EOS 1D C, Canon’s newest digital SLR camera aimed at filmmakers, delivering advanced video capture tools, launched alongside four new lenses and a pro interchangeable-lens camcorder.

In a raft of new announcements this afternoon, Canon has unveiled the EOS 1D C, the latest addition to its Cinema EOS system, supporting 4K video capture.

The camera, which Canon is aiming at the motion picture, television and high-resolution production industries, supports in-camera 4K (4096 x 2160) video recording with 4:2:2 colour sampling, “offering greater creative freedom for video professionals… [and] delivering outstanding video quality, advanced low light performance and film-like dynamic range” in a DSLR-sized body, it claims.

The 1D C offers variable resolutions and frame rates, capturing 4K video using eight-bit Motion JPEG compression at 24p, while Full HD (1920 x 1080) is available at frame rates up to 1080/60p. The camera supports internal recording to Compactflash cards at all resolutions up to and including 4K, or video (excluding 4K) can be output to external recorders via an integrated HDMI terminal using an uncompressed YCbCr 4:2:2 signal.…MORE

Here is a review on the ever trusted DP Review site

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The EOS-1D C with a CN-E24mm T1.5 L F cinema lens attached. (Credit: Canon)

Phase One introduces two specialist high-end camera systems

In the BJP by Simon Bainbridge

Aerial specialists and photographers shooting high-res reproductions such as fine art are the target market for Phase One’s latest digital medium format camera systems.

Phase One today announced the development of two specialist capture systems; one aimed at aerial photographers, the other at shooters with their cameras firmly secured to the ground.

The latter is a system dedicated to high-resolution repro applications, such as digitising fine-art collections, or photographing industrial components. Built “from the ground up to meet the exacting needs of the reproduction photographer”, says the Danish maker, the iXR (pictured below) is ruggedly engineered using aircraft-grade aluminum alloy for the camera body, and does away with both the mirror and viewfinder to reduce moving parts and subsequent vibrations.

It is complemented by a fully integrated workflow designed to streamline the whole process, and when put to work with the company’s Capture One software, photographers can take advantage of remote focus and easily move from live view to capture at the click of a mouse.

It will go on sale in next month, priced from €22,990 +VAT for a kit that includes the iXR camera system with 40-megapixel digital back and Schneider-Kreuznach 80mm lens (it’s compatible with Schneider-Kreuznach leaf shutter lenses, as well as Phase One’s digital lenses and Mamiya’s 645 AFD/Pro lenses). Both 60- and 80-megapixel versions versions are also available, along with a standalone camera body aimed at existing Phase One back owners….MORE

  The iXA is designed for aerial capture

It will be joined by the iXA (above), which may not be Phase’s only product aimed at the aerial photography market, but it is the first fully integrated solution, with “features that rival large format cameras at a fraction of the price”, it claims. The company says it has been developed alongside experts and engineers in the aerial industry, and is designed to withstand demanding rigour, made from a robust aluminium alloy.

Available in 60- or 80-mergapixel options, configured for RGB or NIR (near infra-red) capture, the device is designed to fit into new and existing aerial capture systems. “The iXA operates effectively either in single or in a multiple camera configuration, capturing synchronised images within 100 microseconds of each other and eliminating post production sync issues,” says the company in a statement.

The Photographers’ Gallery celebrates London 2012 Olympics with an outdoor exhibition

Simon Bainbridge writes in the BJP about an exhibition due to open at the new Photographers Gallery.

“The World in London is a major outdoor photography exhibition that will go on show in east London to coincide with the London 2012 Olympics.

The Photographers’ Gallery has revealed its contribution to this year’s Olympic games, announcing The World in London, a major outdoor exhibition for which it commissioned 204 portraits.Each of the 204 subjects originated from one of the 204 countries competing in this summer’s games in the capital, all of which will be shown together as large-scale posters in Victoria Park in east London (which hosts the 2012 Olympics), as well as in the pedestrian zone outside the gallery’s soon-to-re-open venue in Soho. “

The World in London explores portraiture and cultural diversity using photography, one of the most accessible and democratic artistic mediums of our times,” says the gallery. “The project celebrates London as a place where individuals from all parts of the world live side by side, each of them contributing to make London the unique city it is.”.…….MORE

Snezana Lukka-Biesek, Russia 2010 (c) Véronique Rolland, who is one of 204 photographers commissioned for an exhibition as part of the London 2012 Festival.

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