New Canon products announced!

It’s been a busy morning for Canon who have announced four new cameras; two new EOS models – the EOS 700D and the innovative new EOS 100D, together with the new PowerShot SX280 HS and SX270 HS compacts.

The EOS 700D supersedes the popular EOS 650D and features an 18 megapixel CMOS sensor and a large 7.5cm articulated touchscreen LCD display. The responsive autofocus system and 5 frames per second shooting ensure you capture every detail.

Visit Park Cameras in store on Saturday 30th March 2013 and be one of the first people in the UK to see the EOS 100D and EOS 700D in the flesh, and see for yourselves how small the EOS 100D really is!

The EOS 100D is the first of a new generation of EOS models, delivering the high quality stills and video we’ve come to expect from the EOS range but in a significantly smaller body, comparable in size to a superzoom compact model. With a strong feature-set combining an 18 megapixel sensor, 7.5cm high resolution touchscreen and 4 frames per second shooting, the diminutive 100D should prove popular with customers looking for DSLR-level recording quality, but without the bulky size associated with most current DSLR bodies. It’s 25% smaller and 28% lighter than the EOS 650D, making it the world’s smallest and lightest DSLR.

The new cameras are joined by a new lens, the EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM. It features the Stepper Motor technology we’ve seen on a number of Canon lenses recently, which provides smooth, quiet autofocus when shooting movies. This high quality lens will be available both as a kit with the new bodies or separately.

The new PowerShot models replace the popular SX240 HS and SX260 HS and comprise a 12.1 megapixel CMOS sensor and 20x image stabilised zoom lens. Both models feature a 7.5cm LCD screen, manual shooting mode together with aperture and shutter priority, whilst 58 intelligent scene modes ensure great results every time.

The SX280 HS also features built-in GPS and Wi-Fi technology, which lets you trace your steps and easily share your images with your smartphone or tablet.

The SX270 HS is available in blue and grey for £279. The SX280 HS is available in both red and black for just £299

The new models have prompted several questions comparing models, we’ve answered the main one’s below:

What’s the difference between the EOS 650D and the EOS 700D?

Whilst the EOS 650D and 700D share many key features, there are some subtle differences:

Real time preview of Creative Filters in Live View
Until now Canon’s Creative Filter effects were only available as a post-production tool, where you could apply them to shots you’ve already taken. With the 700D you can apply them in Live View and see the effect on your shot before you take it, which is a really powerful option.

Redesigned Mode Dial
The camera’s mode dial can now rotate through 360⁰, which should remove the frustration that people experience when getting to the end of the dial’s range of motion in the current models. In addition, the icons on the top of the dial are raised, which make it easier to locate the right setting in low light, for example.

Upgraded body finish
The texture and materials of the body have been noticeably improved over previous EOS XXXD models, and feel of a similar quality level to the EOS 60D and other mid-range models.

What’s the difference between the EOS 600D and the EOS 700D?

The 700D offers a number of enhancements over the 600D. All of its autofocus points are cross-type, which provide great performance in both landscape and portrait orientation, only the 600D’s centre point in a cross-type sensor. The 700D also features Canon’s Hybrid CMOS AF, which uses dedicated AF pixels in the sensor to help speed up AF performance in Live View shooting. The 700D has the latest DiGiC 5 processor, the 600D has DiGiC 4. The 700D features a touchscreen LCD display, faster continuous shooting speed (5fps vs 3.7fps), an HDR scene mode, together with the enhanced body texture and finish similar to that found in mid-range models like the EOS 60D.

What’s the difference between the EOS 100D and the EOS 700D?

Compared to the new 100D, the 700D is bigger and heavier, has an articulated LCD display, a faster continuous shooting speed (5fps vs 4fps), and a bigger battery capacity (440 shots vs 380 shots).

How does the EOS 700D compare to the Nikon D5200?

These two models fall within a similar price bracket, at £619 and £599 respectively for the body only. The 700D benefits from having touchscreen functionality and a slightly higher screen resolution at 1.04m dots vs the 921k of the D5200. It also has slightly higher viewfinder magnification at 0.87x, compared to the 0.78 of the D5200. The D5200 on the other hand, uses a more sophisticated autofocus system with 39 AF points, compared to the 700D’s 9 point system. It also offers higher resolution image capture thanks to its 24 megapixel sensor compared to the 18 of the 700D. The D5200 is also slightly smaller and lighter.

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