March 27, 2015
Posted in Rumors

(CW4) Canon 50MP Sensor Coming to EOS-1 Line?

Image:  © Canon

Image: © Canon

A rumor surfaced suggesting Canon is investigating the possibility to feature their new 50MP sensor technology on an EOS-1 body. In other words: Canon’s new high resolution sensor could find its way to Canon’s top level line-up.

Such a possibility is anything but remote. I think more than a rumour, this is just a very plausible future strategy by Canon.

The EOS 5Ds and EOS 5Ds R will be best sellers, I have no doubt about that. Maybe Canon wants first to see how well the 5Ds and 5Ds R will do, but for sure the company is already working on an EOS-1 body with the new sensor. I would dare to say that prototypes are already out in the wild undergoing testing.

Stay tuned…

[via CR]

March 26, 2015
Posted in News

Canon Puts Its Latest Digital Imaging Solutions On Display With Interactive Booth Demonstrations at 2015 Nab Show


Canon's upcoming 4k video camera

Canon U.S.A. Puts Its Latest Digital Imaging Solutions On Display With Interactive Booth Demonstrations At The 2015 Nab Show

Highlights Include Shooting Galleries, Live Speaker Sessions, Extensive Lens Exhibits, Full On-Site HDR and DI Suite, and the Canon Theater 

MELVILLE, N.Y., March 26, 2015 – At the 2015 NAB Show in Las Vegas, NV, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, will showcase its full line of professional, high definition imaging equipment for motion picture, television production, video content creation, and still photography at booth C432. During the 2015 NAB Show, Canon will feature a live 4K Workflow Demonstration where visitors will have the opportunity to interact with industry-leading colorists and editors in a 4K HDR (High Dynamic Range) and DI (Digital Intermediate) suite. Visitors will also have the opportunity to demo the full range of Canon Cinema, HD Video and DSLR cameras, Cinema Lenses, including the Cine-Servo 50-1000mm T5.0-8.9 lens and Broadcast HDTV lenses, such as the new HJ24ex7.5B HD ENG lens, through various simulated shooting situations in three different shooting galleries. Canon will also feature a 4K frame-grab demonstration where professional photographers will utilize the Canon Cinema EOS-1D C camera to deliver still images from 4K video.

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March 26, 2015
Posted in Reviews

More Canon EOS M3 Sample Photos (different lenses, high ISO)


Canon EOS M3,EF-M22mm f/2 STM,0.025 sec (1/40),f/2.0,ISO 2500,+1/3 EV – Image © Digital Life Innovator

Digital Life Innovator posted another set of sample pictures shot with the new Canon EOS M3. Different lenses have been used, original sized pics available for view.

Unfortunately it appears to be true that the EOS M3 will be available in Europe only as kit with the EF-M 18-55mm IS STM lens (Amazon ItalyAmazon GermanyAmazon UK). You can pre-order the M3 also at DigitalRev (ships internationally)DigitalRev’s price at checkout is inclusive of all taxes and customs for customers from Asia and the EU (and possibly a better price than Amazon), for customers from the US taxes depend by the state. Detailed M3 specification can be read here. A round-up of hands-on and previews:

The Canon EOS M3 will go on sale March 26 in Japan, according to Akihabara News. Four kits will be available (Amazon JP):

  • EOS M3 body only – around ¥56,800
  • EF-M18-55IS STM Lens Kit – around ¥71,800
  • Double Lens Kit (with EF-M18-55mm F3.5-5.6 IS STM / EF-M22mm F2 STM lenses) – around ¥85,800
  • Double Zoom Kit (EF-M18-55mm F3.5-5.6 IS STM / EF-M55-200mm F4.5-6.5 IS STM lenses) – around ¥96,800


March 26, 2015
Posted in News

Canon is Number One in the Global Interchangeable-Lens Digital Camera Market for 12th Consecutive Year


Canon Celebrates 12th Consecutive Year at Number One in the Global Interchangeable-Lens Digital Camera Market

United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, 26 March 2015 – Canon Inc. today announces that the company is celebrating a 12th year as the global number one in terms of volume within the interchangeable-lens digital camera¹ market.

Canon’s run as market leader began in 2003², a time when digital SLR cameras were still very much in their infancy, and coincided with the launch of the company’s ground breaking EOS 300D. Offering consumers a compact, lightweight design at a competitive price, the EOS 300D was a true innovation and set the stage for Canon’s growth in the digital SLR market. Since then, Canon has continued to challenge and innovate and has launched a host of industry defining products, including the EOS-1D series for professional users, and the EOS 5D series, which paved the way for digital SLR video recording thanks to its full-frame sensor employing a video-capture function.

More recently, in October 2014 Canon launched the EOS 7D Mark II for advanced-amateur users, which has garnered high acclaim for its fast continuous shooting speed of 10 frames per second and superior autofocus performance. The range was further bolstered in February of this year with the introduction of five new camera models. The new line-up includes the EOS 5DS and 5DS R, which boasts the world’s highest pixel count among 35 mm full-frame sensor digital SLR cameras³; the EOS 760D and EOS 750D – two entry-level digital SLR cameras; and the EOS M3 – a digital compact-system camera which offers a premium performance for enthusiast photographers.

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March 26, 2015
Posted in News, Rumors

Possible Canon 4k Video Camera Shows Off in China (GH4 competitor) – Update


Update: readers suggest that the guy grabbing the cam indeed is famous actor Jackie Chan (thanks Michael)

Images of what could be the upcoming Canon 4k camera are shown in a conference in China. The pictures surfaced on Weibo. You see Canon China President and CEO Hideki Ozawa showing the 4k camera, and a guy who steps on the stage and grabs the camera. This is most probably the 4k camera Canon will announce at NAB 2015 in April 2015.

The camera in the pics has a DSLR shape, an external viewfinder, and a 10x optical zoom 8.9-89mm f/2.8-5.6 4k video lens. So far leaked specs:

  • 1″ CMOS Sensor
  • removable grip
  • 58mm filter
  • built-in Wi-Fi
  • external viewfinder
  • Canon 10x optical zoom 8.9-89mm f/2.8-5.6 4k video fixed lens (35mm equivalent:. 24-240mm)

What do you think?




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[via PR]

March 25, 2015
Posted in News

Canon Interview About EOS 5Ds at WPPI 2015 (video)

Rudy Winston from CanonUSA speaks with Larry Becker at the 2015 WPPI Show about the all new Canon EOS 5Ds DSLR camera.

Canon’s new EOS 5DS and EOS 5DS R are available for pre-order. Demand wil be high, be sure to make your pre-order as soon as possible in order to get it in June when it ships.

More about the EOS 5DS and 5DS R. Canon Asia posted a two part article about the new EOS 5DS and EOS 5DS R: [Part 1] Appearance and New Features[Part 2] Enhancements Seen from the Product SpecsEOS 5DS and 5DS R previews and hands-on: Canon Japan’s EOS 5DS image and video samples and EOS 5DS R image samples. EOS 5DS and 5DS R preview at Photography Blog, hands-on and sample pics at ephotozine, preview at DPReviewCPN Europe ArticleThe Digital Picture. A tip about which lenses are best for the EOS 5DS at The Phoblographer. A more technical and in-depth article by CPN. First impression from the videographer’s point of view at EOSHDFotosidan interview with Mike Burnhill at CPS, Canon Europe to talk about the upcoming, high resolution Canon Eos 5Ds and 5Ds R (12min video). Hands-on video in Italian. Hands-on video in German.

Image: Canon