New product announcements from Photokina

Photokina 2014 is in full swing this week in Cologne, Germany, and many of the major camera manufacturers are launching exciting new products! Check out a sampling of new products that Englewood Camera will be carrying from Canon and Sony:

The much anticipated Canon EOS 7D Mark II
The much anticipated Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Canon announced the release of the new EOS 7D Mark II, a highly anticipated addition to it’s digital SLR family. Main features of this camera include:

  • 20.2MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • Dual Digic 6 Image Processor
  • New 65-point* All Cross-Type AF system with EV -3 sensitivity at the center point
  • 10fps can consecutively capture up to 31 RAW images or 1,090 Large Fine JPEGs
  • Durable magnesium alloy body with enhanced dust and weather resistance
  • Standard ISO range of 100-16000 for both still and video (expandable to ISO 51,600)
  • Shutter rated to 200,000 actuations
  • Improved EOS Scene Detection system features a new 150,000-pixel RGB+IR 252-zone metering sensor for enhanced precision
  • 1080p Full HD or 720p HD video up to 60p enabling slow-motion capture at full resolution in either ALL-I or IPB codecs with optional embedded time code

Estimated retail price: $1,799.00 for the body only and $2,149.00 bundled with an EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens


Sony announced a new full-frame lens to it’s E-mount system, ideal for both still photographers and videographers. Specifications:

  • Three control rings for zoom, focus and iris offering manual control for large format productions
  • Aspherical elements and advanced multi-coating technology effectively suppress aberration
  • SSM (Super Sonic wave Motor) drive system has been employed for precise, quiet zooming
  • Built-in Optical SteadyShot image stabilization adds to the extraordinary performance of this outstanding lens
  • Dust and moisture resistant design
  • Maintains plane of focus while zooming, and field of view while focusing

Retail price on this lens will be $2499.99 with expected customer delivery in late December 2014

New! EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM Pancake lens
New! EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM Pancake lens

Canon introduced a few new lenses to it’s popular EF and EF-S lineup, including the new EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM “pancake” lens and EF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM.

Specifications for the 24mm:

The affordable EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM lens is the slimmest and lightest Canon EF-S lens ever produced. This compact, lightweight wide-angle “pancake” style lens features STM technology and was developed for photographers and videographers who are aiming to capture bright, clear images with beautiful softly blurred backgrounds at a fixed focal length. The EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM lens features an aspheric lens element and the optimized lens arrangement and coating helps to minimize ghosting and flare while delivering excellent image quality. The seven bladed aperture delivers beautiful, soft backgrounds, while the Electro-Magnetic Drive aperture mechanism uses a micro-stepping driver control for quieter operation, especially useful when shooting video.

Expected price is $149 with availability in November 2014.

Specifications for the 24-105mm:

New! Canon EF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM
New! Canon EF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM

The new EF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens is the first EF-series zoom lens for full-frame sensor cameras to include a lead screw-type stepping motor (STM) that provides virtually silent AF while shooting video. The 24-105mm is one of the most versatile focal range options in the EF lineup as it can be used as a wide-angle lens while out on the town as well as a portrait-length zoom when trying to get closer to your subjects.

The Optical Image Stabilizer provides up to four shutter speed steps of correction,** while two aspheric lenses plus a UD lens combine to provide high-quality results for both still images and video. New to the EF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens is a seven group zoom optical formula that enables a conveniently compact design while maintaining high-quality optical performance. The lens’ lightweight inner focusing system, high-speed CPU, and improved AF algorithm enables high-speed AF. In addition, the seven bladed circular aperture combined with the optimized lens placement and coatings delivers beautiful, soft bokeh, and exceptional color balance, while helping to minimize ghosting and flare. The new EF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens provides a lighter and more affordable option with STM focus capabilities to Canon’s popular EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens.

Expected price is $599 with availability in December 2014.

Get your preorders in today with Englewood Camera!

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