New Canon gear has been registered at certification authority (EOS 90D or 5Ds Mark II too?)

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Nokishita posted a list of yet unannounced Canon gear that has been registered at certification authorities, and one of the cameras could point to the EOS 90D or EOS 5Ds R Mark II.

At the bottom at the list there is a camera that could easily be Canon’s modular Multi-Purpose Camera MM100-WS, of which the company recently announced the development. The second camera in the list (D126741) cold be the replacement for the EOS 80D or EOS 5Ds, for the reason that no Bluetooth module is present which leads to the assumption that no GPS is featured. Actually the only Canon DSLRs eligible for replacement that to not have GPS are the EOS 80D and EOS 5Ds. While registrations at certification authorities usually mean an announcement isn’t far away, I doubt Canon will announce the EOS 90D in 2017. Both the EOS 90D and the replacement for the EOS 5Ds will be a 2018 affair.

In the list we also find the PowerShot G1 X Mark III (which I do not longer think will be be announced in September 2017), another PowerShot camera, and the Rebel T7.

  • DS 126701
    • Single-lens reflex camera
    • Made in Taiwan
    • Wi-Fi installed (Bluetooth not installed)
    • Size: W129.0 mm × H 101.6 mm × D 77.1 mm
    • EOS Kiss X90?
  • DS 126741 (EOS 90D or 5Ds R Mark II )
    • Single-lens reflex camera
    • Wi-Fi installed (Bluetooth not installed)
  • PC 2328
    • Digital camera
    • Wi-Fi · Bluetooth installed
    • New wireless module installed ( WM 600 )
  • PC 2335
    • Digital camera
    • made in Japan
    • SKU: 2208C001AA
    • Wi-Fi · Bluetooth installed
    • PowerShot G1 X Mark III ?
  • PC 2336
    • Multipurpose module camera
    • made in Japan
    • SKU: 2540C002AA
    • Wi-Fi installed
    • MM 100 – WS ?

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Canon announces development of Free Viewpoint Video System virtual camera system for immersive viewing experience

Various types of video production are employed at sporting events to convey a passion for sports and the thrill of competition. With the development of its Free Viewpoint Video System—which creates an immersive experience that gives the user a sense that they are really there—Canon has achieved a video experience that can be viewed from various angles and viewpoints, expanding the boundaries of visual expression and contributing to the development of video culture.

Canon press release:

MELVILLE, N.Y., September 21, 2017 – Canon Inc. announced today the development of the Free Viewpoint Video System, a new visual solution that incorporates the optical and sensor technologies cultivated by the Company over many years. Using this technology, Canon aims to provide a high-value-added imaging solution for a wide range of applications including sporting events.

Various types of video production are employed at sporting events to convey a passion for sports and the thrill of competition. With the development of its Free Viewpoint Video System—which creates a realistic, immersive experience that gives the user a sense that they are really there—Canon has achieved a video experience that can be viewed from various angles and viewpoints, expanding the boundaries of visual expression and contributing to the development of video culture.
The system comprises several high-resolution cameras set up around the stadium, which are connected to a network and controlled via software to simultaneously capture the game from multiple viewpoints. Afterward, image processing technology renders the videos as high-resolution 3-D spatial data where users can freely move a virtual camera around the 3-D space, resulting in video that can be viewed from various different angles and viewpoints.
The Free Viewpoint Video System offers a completely new, totally immersive visual experience that enables viewers to operate a virtual camera in 3-D space to move freely around the stadium and even experience the simulated physical sensation of being among players on the field during a game. Along with providing a new way to enjoy sporting events, Canon plans to explore such potential applications for this system as training teams and athletes.
Sample video
J League Match: November 3, 2016
Kawasaki Frontale vs. Gamba Osaka
at Kawasaki Todoroki Stadium, Kanagawa Prefecture
Canon strives to promote sports and culture by using its cutting-edge products and technologies to develop innovative ways to enjoy visual content.
Additional information 
Canon will showcase the Free Viewpoint Video System at the Canon booth during
Inter BEE 2017, held from November 15 to 17 at the Makuhari Messe in Chiba, Japan.
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Deal: AmazonBasics Wireless Remote Control for Canon – $8.49

Deal: AmazonBasics Wireless Remote Control For Canon – $8.49

AmazonBasics Wireless Remote Control at a glance:

  • Eliminate vibration and increase image clarity with this wireless remote for Canon cameras
  • Activates the shutter remotely
  • Use for a broad range of images, like low-light and family portraits
  • Compatible with the following Canon cameras: T5i, T4i, T3i, T2i, T1i, XT, XTi, XSi, 5D Mark II, III, 100D, 6D, 60D, 7D, 70D, 300D, 350D,400D, 450D, 500D, 550D, 600D, 650D, 700D
  • Battery powered; 10 foot range

Another bargain by Amazon’s AmazonBasics product line. The AmazonBasics Wireless Remote Control for Canon DSLRs is on sale at $8.49. Hard to beat, coming from Amazon US. There is also a Nikon version for the same price. And there is an AmazonBasics Canon LP-E8 replacement battery for $13.99.

Today’s Gold Box and one day only deals at Amazon USAmazon DEAmazon UKB&H Photo, eBay, Adorama, and refurbished lenses and DSLRs at Canon Store.

Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta sponsored by Canon

Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta Sponsored By Canon

Canon press release:

Canon U.S.A. Renews Sponsorship of the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

Canon Will Continue to Engage and Educate Visitors at One of the World’s Most Photographed Events Through 2020

MELVILLE, N.Y., September 21, 2017 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is proud to announce a renewal of its partnership with world-renowned event, the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, taking its role as presenting sponsor of the event through 2020. This renewed sponsorship marks Canon’s commitment to the Albuquerque community, an area where Canon calls home to one of the two U.S. support centers that service the Company’s customers. To mark this momentous three-year sponsorship renewal, Canon has and will continue to sponsor the opening Mass Ascension and closing Night Magic™ Glow events.

“It’s been a true honor to serve as the presenting sponsor of the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta since 2015,” said Eliott Peck, executive vice president and general manager, Imaging Technologies & Communications Group, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “It is a place to let your imagination run wild and is truly awe-inspiring as colorful balloons fill the sky – making it the ideal setting for photographers and videographers to capture spectacular images.”

As one of the most photographed events in the world, the balloon fiesta offers many photo opportunities to create memories of a lifetime. This year’s 46th annual event will take place Oct. 7-15, 2017 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, featuring over 500 hot air and gas balloons, of which the Fiesta anticipates almost 100 of those to be special shaped balloons.

“We are thrilled to continue our partnership with Canon as the Fiesta’s Presenting Sponsor for the next three years,” said Balloon Fiesta board president, Mike Rice. “This event is a crux of the Albuquerque community and Canon’s support over the years has helped our guests create lasting memories.”

With this renewal, Canon will continue to host hands-on activities, allowing attendees to try its wide array of products to bring their experience to life. Attendees will have the opportunity to borrow the latest Canon equipment* from the Main Street booth where they can also sign up for photo walks and use Canon’s interactive photo booth. Canon imaging experts will also be on site to provide educational experiences to help attendees capture once-in-a- lifetime photos and videos.

About Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta is an annual festival of hot air balloons that takes place every October in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA. It is the largest gathering of balloons and balloonists in the world. For details on events, schedule, entertainment and photographs visit our website www.balloonfiesta.com and follow us on Twitter @BalloonFiesta and Facebook.

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10% off on refurbished lenses at Canon Store

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Refurbished Canon EF 100-400mm F4.5-5.6L IS II are in stock (at the time of writing)

The Canon Direct Store has all refurbished lenses 10% off. You can be sure that the best deals will be over soon, so hurry up and look out for the lens you are thinking about. For the time being the Canon EF 100-400mm F4.5-5.6L IS II is in stock at $1583.28. Refurbished gear from the Canon Store has 1 year Canon USA warranty.

More refurbished gear listings at Canon Store:

Today’s Gold Box and one day only deals at Amazon USAmazon DEAmazon UKB&H Photo, eBay and Adorama

A new Canon EF 50mm f/1.4L lens coming in 2018, eventually? [CW2]

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A new EF 50mm f/1.4 lens coming in 2018?

A long running rumor got a fresh up. It’s about a new EF 50mm “L” lens.

Two prototypes of this lens are now rumored to undergo testing, one of them being the EF 50mm f/1.4L ISand the other beng unknown. This lens likely shares some of the design and technology that have gone into the new EF 85mm f/1.4L IS.

A candidate announcement date for the new EF 50mm lenses is sometimes in the first half of 2018.

Apparently, a previous prototype of the lens was discarded because Canon now has new technology to use for the design of the lens.

Take it with a huge grain of salt.

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