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Canon has quietly launched the Canon M10 mirrorless camera!

It is just a couple of month back that Canon launched its first decent mirrorless camera, the EOS M3. Now it has revealed a tiny, cheaper sibling of it, the EOS M10. The camera arrived in Canon’s store with no press release or any info in advance, but judging by the specs, it’s essentially a stripped-down version of the M3. It carries a lightweight, more basic body, and is equipped with an 18-megapixel instead of a 24.2-megapixel sensor. It’s pretty darn similar otherwise, however: it has the same 49-point AF, 25,600 max (expanded) ISO, 3-inch, 1.04 million dot touchscreen and shoots 1080/30p video. Little differnt here is that it comes as well with a different kit lens. Instead od the 18-55 lens that comes with the M3 the M10 has a 15-45mm lens attached to it.

Depending on the price, the model might interest photographers looking for a very small APS-C camera who don’t want to spend $680 on the EOS M3 body. However, the lack of an EVF option . Being sold at 599$ in the pre order right now, I would rather go for the M3 instead. But we will have to wait to get the EOS M10 in our hands to review it properly.

The M10 shows available in the Canon Shop in three different colours. White, Black and Grey. I hope they put our a red option as well. I loved the red on my M2.

Canon developed APS-H-size CMOS sensor with approximately 250 megapixels!

Cannon announced that it has developed an APS-H-size (approx. 29.2 x 20.2 mm) CMOS sensor incorporating approximately 250 million pixels (19,580 x 12,600 pixels), the world’s highest number of pixels1 for a CMOS sensor smaller than the size of a 35 mm full-frame sensor.

When installed in a camera, the newly developed sensor was able to capture images enabling the distinguishing of lettering on the side of an airplane flying at a distance of approximately 18 km from the shooting location. How cool is that?

With CMOS sensors, increases in pixel counts result in increased signal volume, which can cause such problems as signal delays and slight discrepancies in timing. The new Canon-developed CMOS sensor, however, despite its exceptionally high pixel count, achieves an ultra-high signal readout speed of 1.25 billion pixels per second, made possible through such advancements as circuit miniaturization and enhanced signal-processing technology. Accordingly, the sensor enables the capture of ultra-high-pixel-count video at a speed of five frames per second. Additionally, despite the exceptionally high pixel count, Canon applied its sensor technologies cultivated over many years to realize an architecture adapted for miniaturized pixels that delivers high-sensitivity, low-noise imaging performance.

Video footage captured by the camera outfitted with the approximately 250-megapixel CMOS sensor achieved a level of resolution that was approximately 125 times that of Full HD (1,920 x 1,080 pixels) video and approximately 30 times that of 4K (3,840 x 2,160 pixels) video. The exceptionally high definition made possible by the sensor lets users crop and magnify video images without sacrificing image resolution and clarity.

Canon is considering the application of this technology in specialized surveillance and crime prevention tools, ultra-high-resolution measuring instruments and other industrial equipment, and the field of visual expression.

Win a new Canon EOS 100D with the Acme Blog

We are giving away another lovely gadget. This time around we got a new Canon EOS 100D DSLR to give away.

Suitable for beginners and semi professional photographers, the EOS 100D from Canon is a DSLR camera you would love to use; not only because of its great results, but the simplicity with which it delivers them. The 18MP sensor of this black camera helps record extremely detailed and colorful shots of even the most mundane objects.

With an ISO sensitivity of 12,800 (Expandable up to 25,600), you can shoot Full HD noise free images even in difficult lighting conditions. The 3 Inch Clear View II Touch Screen LCD Monitor helps you accurately compose your shots and review the captured images. The touchscreen interface of this monitor makes it easy for you to navigate the settings menu or scroll through the list of images you recently captured.  The value of this camera is 1599AED.

And this is how you can win:

Just participate below and have the chance to win. Please note that this competition is only for UAE based readers. The device will be either shipped via Aramex or handed over in person in Dubai or Abu Dhabi.
Win a new Canon EOS 100D