Quick roundup of news coupled with my musings …
Canon EOS 150D / EOS SL2 / Kiss X8 Rumors
Northlight images is reporting that the SL2 will be announced sometime in August. This is a followup to the quietly successful SL1, Canon's smallest DSLR. The SL2 is being described as a little 750D (t6i) without the articulating screen.Canon SL2 Rumored Specs
- 19 point AF
- 4.5 fps
- 1080/30p video
- Hybrid CMOS AF III focus system
- Fixed 3" LCD touchscreen
- Wi-Fi + NFC
This is why I believe Canon moved the 750D/760D to a slightly larger size- they want to differentiate that line from the SL2 line coming in a few months. Giving people a choice within the Rebel line. Nikon has just elected to take their D5X00 series smaller. If they can get the rear dial like the new Canon 760D T6s on the Sl2 I would be VERY compelling to many Canon photographers already owning lenses and craving that smaller, mirrorless like approach. Previous rumors have mentioned Canon switching to an EVF in the SL2 (This was also a rumor for the Canon 750D/760D series and it turned out to be false, I believe it won't happen in the SL2 either).SL1 is current $499 with 18-55 STM. Watch my Review Related - The Canon 50mm f/1.8 STM is now shipping
Future of Mobile Editing
Adobe has announced that they will pull Photoshop Touch from the app stores on May 28th. The other apps Adobe has released in the last few months have superseded the features in the now outdated touch. And along with this announcement Adobe has released a look at mobile photo editing coming later this year.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DLhftwa2-y4
The Future of Photography - 4k Video?
Christina and I have discussed the future of photography multiple times on our weekly mish mash show including the recent episode 58. I propose that we will in the not so distant future shoot video (basically shooting a burst of images that happens to be so fast it is virtually video) and then you pull a still or stills from the video. I am not the only one that thinks that way, it's pretty clear from the recent Panasonic G7 release that Panasonic has a similar idea. Their new G7 offers two 4K photo modes - ways to extract stills from video. I already own the GH4 and recently accompanied Christina on an engagement shoot. I was recording video with the GH4 and pulled out some of the best moments as stills and sent the files off to AdoramaPix (saved 20% too). Just got the prints back and I am pleased with the results.