New Canon Cameras, Woody Shoots Digital & Why The Internet Fights Copyright

New Canon Cameras, Woody Shoots Digital & Why The Internet Fights Copyright

Tech: New Members Of The Canon Family: M10, G5 X & G9 X

The EOS M10 and two new PowerShot G-series cameras are the proud new members of the Canon family.

The EOS M10 is an interchangeable lens camera that wants to please digital natives with NFC functionality, Wi-Fi connectivity and the support of the Camera Connect app, which is available for iOS and Android. Needless to say that its 3” screen can be inclined to get the perfect selfie shot.

Specs:
18 Megapixel CMOS (APS-C) | ISO 100-12800 | Hybrid CMOS AF II | Compatible lenses: EF-M (EF and EF-S) | Price: $599 (EF-M 15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM Kit)

With regard to design, the PowerShot G5 X and the G9 X are the more interesting models. Like so many other cameras these days, the new Canon family members have a nice retro optic. But of course, the high quality look is not just a facade.

Both cameras feature a one-inch, 20 Megapixel High-Sensitivity CMOS sensor with an ISO range of 125 to 12,800.

Specs G5 X:
Canon 4.2x Optical Zoom Lens (f/1.8 – f/2.8) | Image Stabilization | Wi-Fi | NFC | Price: $799.99

Specs G9 X:
Canon 3x Optical Zoom Lens (f/2.0 – f/4.9) | Image Stabilization | Wi-Fi | NFC | Price: $529.99 [1]

 

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Calendar: Stream Con NYC

Want to meet tomorrow’s celebs, or rather be digital media’s new wunderkind? Then visit Stream Con NYC, the three-day digital content and creator convention that will take place in Midtown Manhattan on October 30 – November 1.

While newbies can improve their skills in a Creator Camp, professionals meet at the Industry Summit to discuss the future of digital content. [2]

 

Film: Woody Allen Goes Digital

Talking about the future of digital content, according to “Variety” filmmaker Woody Allen has moved to digital filmmaking for the first time.

For his, yet untitled, upcomig movie starring Steve Carell and Kristen Stewart, director of photography Vittorio Storaro used a Sony CineAlta F65.

Allen is not the only director struggling with the digitalization of the film industry. Quentin Tarantino, always being Hollywood’s last rebel, stays loyal to 35mm film. In a 2014 press conference, the director of “Pulp Fiction” called cinema dead. He and others like Christopher Nolan and J.J. Abrams joined together to strike a deal with Kodak in order to save 35mm. [3]

 

Topic: 100-Year-Plus Copyright

Thousands of photographers presumably will be jubilant at the prospect of a 100-Year-Plus copyright. However, they should not rejoice too quickly for the proposal comes from Argentina’s ruling party and has many opponents.

One of them is the EFF (Electronic Frontier Foundation). “The law would extend copyrights on works retroactively, so a lifetime of photos that are already in the public domain would be re-captured by copyright. That would bring about a huge amount of legal uncertainty over works that have already been shared, remixed, sold, and modified in innumerable ways.“

And while Argentina will probably lose its “own copyright battle”, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is already a great threat to public domain.

 

 

Sources:

[1] https://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/home
[2] http://streamconnyc.com/
[3] http://variety.com/2015/film/news/woody-allen-digital-camera-movie-1201612893/
[4] https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2015/09/argentina-proposes-100-year-plus-copyright-extension-photography

 

 

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