New flexible 20x ultra-zoom from Canon: CN20x50

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Canon's new ultra-zoom lens has PL and EF mounts and a focal length up to 1,500mm with a range extender

This is how good Canon’s low light camera is

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Replay: If you wanted an illustration of exactly how good Canon’s 4 million ISO ME2OF-SH camera is, this still from the BBC’s Stargazing Live was recorded in a muddy, dark field and broadcast live in January.

Developments in the field of magic lantern raw video continue to grow with news that developers have managed to get raw video support up and running on the Canon 50D, a 5 year old camera that predates the Canon 5D Mark II and which shipped without any video capability at all!

Making sense of sensors: Part 1 of 2

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Film always used to be the main thing that determined how a photograph looked. Now, it's the sensor. So camera manufacturers have taken on a huge extra responsibility!

Drone Report: Red-hot consumer UAVs for filmmakers

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Guest author George Krieger, cinematographer and drone pilot (amongst many other things) takes us on a drone tour circa 2015, revealing the hottest consumer drones that will undoubtedly find their way to productions near you.

With a mind-blowing ISO of over 4 million (+75dB), Canon’s new ME20F-SH provides Full HD colour footage in lighting conditions where you’d previously be reaching for the infra-red.

This has been a long time coming, and we never actually thought we'd see it: a clean HDMI output from the Canon EOS 5D Mark III. What does this mean and why is it important?

As NAB Show 2015 quickly approaches, we survey the buzz around rumored announcements from Canon, Sony, Panasonic and Blackmagic Design.

For such a speciality camera, it’s fair enough to say that interest around the 4 million ISO Canon ME20F-SH has been fairly phenomenal. Now it’s had an equally spectacular price cut too.

Is it hard to set up 4K recording?

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Most of us, if we're honest, struggle slightly when it comes to configuring even HD equipment and settings. There are enough combinations of frame rates, codecs and resolutions that just about everyone has to stop and think when they're setting up their gear

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