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Canon is going to release new ultra-telephoto lens "EF100-400mm F4.5-5.6L IS II USM" for ¥300,000 on December 19.

From Canon's EF lens series, the CINE-SERVO lens "CN20×50 IAS H/E1 (EF Mount)" and "CN20×50 IAS H/P1 (PL Mount)" will be released in late April, 2015.

The price of both models will be about ¥8,100,000 (~$80,000).

Canon is going to release a new compact HD video camera with improved auto focus function - EOS C100 Mark II - from their CINEMA EOS SYSTEM (cinema camera system) series in late December.

The price will be around 550,000 yen. The lens kit, which comes with an EF24-105mm F4 L IS USM lens, is also scheduled to be released for about 620,000 yen in early February.

Canon changed the release day of their new DSLR - EOS 7D Mark II - to October 30. They originally planned to release it in early November.

To read details about EOS 7D Mark II, please check our previous coverage below.

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Canon announced the release of their new digital single-lens reflex camera, EOS 7D Mark II. It will be released for 208,000 yen in early November.

EOS 7D Mark II is the successor of the EOS 7D that was released in 2009, and it is the flagship model of Canon's DSLR with APS-C sensor.

Canon has announced the release of the EOS Kiss X7i Triple Zoom Kit. The price will be ¥143,800.

It comes with the DSLR EOS Kiss X7i camera, released in April 2013, and 3 different lenses (EF-S 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 IS STM, EF-S 55-250mm F4-5.6 IS STM, and EF-S 10-18mm F4.5-5.6 IS STM). With these 3 lenses, you are able to cover a 35mm equivalent focal range of 16-400mm.

From Canon's compact digital camera IXY series, the new IXY 130 will be released on August 7.

IXY 130 is only 22.1mm-thick. It features an optical 8X zoom lens covering a range of 28-224mm (35mm equivalent), and the Progressive Fine Zoom function allows you to shoot in 16X zoom.

There is an optical image stabilizer function called Multi Scene IS that detects scenes and offers the image stabilizing effect that is best for the scene.
 

Canon is going to release the new PowerShot digital camera - PowerShot SX400 IS - on August 7.

PowerShot SX400 IS has an optical 30X zoom lens covering a range of 24-720mm (35mm equivalent). By simultaneously using a digital zoom function "Progressive Fine Zoom", it boosts its zoom up to 60X and keeps its high-resolution. It also has DIGIC 4+ image processor and brings 0.19 seconds ultra-fast auto focus and 0.22 seconds release time lag.

2 new colors, Bay Blue and Red, are added to the Canon's EOS M2 mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera. They are scheduled to go on sale in early August.

To learn about the details of EOS M2, please read our previous coverage:

Canon is currently showing an intriguing optical illusion video on a special website called "PIXUS×GUNDAM PROJECT". The video is a collaborated project with the Gundam series and it is made to promote Canon's ink-jet printer PIXUS.

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