Canon has announced three additions to its RF series telephoto zoom lens, and PowerShot range of digital cameras. Canon RF 24-240mm F4-6.3 IS USM telephoto zoom lens for its full-frame mirrorless cameras and will be available for purchase this September. The PowerShot line gets two new additions in the form of the Canon G5 X Mark II and G7 X Mark III compact cameras which will be available in May and the SX720 HS which will arrive in August.
Canon RF 24-240mm F4-6.3 IS USM is the first telephoto zoom lens designed for EOS R and EOS RP full-frame mirrorless cameras. It is very compact and lightweight 10x zoom RF 24-240mm provides photographers high-quality videos and images at an affordable price.
Canon RF 24-240mm F4-6.3 IS USM lens is equipped with Nano USM, which allows photographers full-time manual focusing on making possible the fine-tuning and adjusting of focus while in AF mode. This is the first Canon lens designed for full-frame cameras to feature Dynamic IS and utilizes a CIPA-standard, five-stop image stabilization system. The five-stop IS allows you to capture images and record videos with a minimal shake, even during nighttime sightseeing or in dimly lit indoor events, without the need of a tripod.
The Canon RF 24-240mm F4-6.3mm IS USM lens has been priced at $899.00 and is already up for pre-orders via Bhphotovideo.com and is scheduled to be available September 2019.
The Canon PowerShot G5 X II is the successors to the PowerShot G5 X, comes with new and innovative functionalities. New innovative features include live-streaming available with YouTube (via wireless connection), a pop-up electrical viewfinder (EVF) and 4K video shooting.
The Canon G5 X II comes with a 20.1-megapixel BSI-CMOS sensor and is powered by a newer Digic 8 image processor. The highest ISO speed in the PowerShot series with a maximum ISO range is now 12,800. Video recording quality is also said to be better and the maximum resolution remains 4K up to 30p.
The G5 X Mark II also offers a pop-up EVF with a 2.36m-dot resolution, a rear touchscreen display also supports Touch & Drag AF for intuitive control over autofocus while using the EVF. It packs a 5x zoom lens equivalent to 24-120mm with an f/1.8-2.8 aperture and Optical Image Stabilizer. Additionally, it has USB charging, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, a mobile workflow, panoramic shooting, a star shooting mode, and plenty of other functions.
The Canon G5 X Mark II has an estimated retail price of $899.00 and is already up for pre-orders via Bhphotovideo.com and is expected to be available in August 2019.
Coming to the next PowerShot model, the Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark III boasts of a 1-inch, 20.1-megapixel CMOS sensor along with the Digic 8 image processor for better low-light captures. You also get a 4.2x optical zoom, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, a tiltable 3-inch touchscreen, 4K video, and in-camera RAW conversion to preview images without a PC.
It has an external mic input, but no headphone socket. Battery life is modest, with a CIPA-rated number of 235 shots per charge: and that’s without live streaming. It offers innovative technologies, an improved user interface and Creative Assist for both video and still photography needs.
The Canon G7 X Mark III price has been set at $749.00 and is also up for pre-orders via Bhphotovideo.com and is expected to be available in August 2019.