Canon Powershot G7X Mark II and SX720 HS specs leaked, and EOS 80D announcement suggestion [CW4/CW3]

Canon Powershot G7X Mark II And SX720 HS Specs Leaked, And EOS 80D Announcement Suggestion [CW4/CW3]

Specifications for two upcoming Canon Powershot cameras leaked at Digicame-Info, the Powershot G7X Mark II, which replaces the popular Powershot G7 X, and the Powershot SX720 HS, replacement for the Powershot SX710 HS.

There is also a suggestion that Canon may indeed soon announce the EOS 80D (at CP+?). I always wrote that the EOS 80D will come in Summer; I might have been wrong.

Powershot G7X Mark II specs 

  • 1 inch 20MP CMOS sensor
  • DIGIC7 processor
  • 24-100mm f/1.8-2.8
  • Image Stabilizer (IS) equipped. 
  • 9 aperture blades 
  • Control ring mounted
  • Continuous shooting up to 8 frames/sec (even JPEG even RAW)
  • 3.0 inches 1.04 million dot tilting LCD monitor
  • Touch panel
  • Display tilts 180 degrees upward, 45 degrees below
  • Full HD video
  • Time-lapse movie
  • Wi-FI built-in
  • NFC
  • Picture Styles
  • In camera RAW development

Powershot SX720 HS specs 

  • 20.3 MP CMOS sensor
  • DIGIC6
  • 40 times optical zoom
  • Image Stabilizer (IS)
  • Wi-Fi built-in
  • NFC
  • Full HD video
  • 3.0 inches 922,000-dot LCD monitor

No specs for the EOS 80D leaked. I am somewhat puzzled about a February announcement for the EOS 80D. In any case, stay tuned since we will soon know more.

[via Digicame-Info]

Canon EOS-1D X Mark II overview and preview video (T. Northrup)

Tony Northrup on Youtube posted a 33 minutes overview video about the brand new Canon EOS-1D X Mark II.

Canon EOS-1D X Mark II at $5,999: Amazon, B&H Photo, Adorama, Canon USA, Digitalrev, eBay, Henry Canada, Newegg Canada, Alibaba 

  • 20.2MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor
  • Dual DIGIC 6+ Image Processors
  • 14 fps Shooting, 16 fps in Live View
  • DCI 4K Video at 60 fps, 8.8MP Still Grab
  • 61-Point High Density Reticular AF II
  • 3.2 inch (1.62m) Touchscreen LCD Monitor
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF and Movie Servo AF
  • ISO 100-51200 (Expanded to 409600)
  • Built-In GPS
  • CFast & CF Card Slots

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Canon EOS 70D deal – $699 (refurbished, reg. $999)

Canon EOS 70D Deal – $699 (refurbished, Reg. $999)

The Canon Direct Store has refurbished Canon EOS 70D on sale at $699.99. Compare to $999. Full 1 year warranty included.

Don’t forget to check the Canon Store’s refurbished gear listing, excellent deals can be found.

Canon EOS 70D product description after the break.

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Canon’s 250MP APS-H sensor presented at ISSCC 2016

ISSCC 2016

ISSCC 2016, the International Solid‑State Circuits Conference held in San Francisco, just closed its doors. This is a specialist conference about circuits technology, something Canon with their newly developed sensors would not miss for sure. Indeed, Canon presented their 250MP APS-H sensor, a piece of technology I reported a few times in the past.

The folks at Harvest Imaging posted a summary of the presented tech. About Canon’s 250MP sensor:

Hirofumi Totsuka of Canon presented a 250 Mpixel APS-H size imager : 1.5 um pixel pitch (4 sharing) made in 0.13 um technology node.   The device is consuming 1.97 W at full resolution 5fps.  An interesting build-in feature of this sensor is the following :  ALL pixel signals are converted by column SS-ADCs with a single ramp, but in front of the ADC, each column has its own PGA that can be switched to 4x or 1x gain, depending on the signal level.  So when the pixels are sampled, a first check is done to look whether the signal is above or below a particular reference level, and then the right gain of the PGA is set to 1x or 4x.  Simple method, but I think that the issues pop up in the reconstruction of the signal at the cross-over point between the two settings of the PGA.

I wonder when we will see this sensor technology go into production.

[via Harvest Imaging]

Canon patent to avoid image quality degradation in systems with transparent mirror

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tilted-mirror

Canon patent describing a solution to avoid degradation of image quality in systems featuring a translucent mirror.

The problem: when light goes through a pellicle mirror to the sensor, the tilted mirror produces a tilt in the focal plane. The Canon patent counters this by tilting the sensor. Will we ever see this technology in a Canon product that hits the market?

  • Patent Publication No. 2016-25487
    • Published 2016.2.8
    • Filing date 2014.7.22
  • Canon patent
    • Pellicle mirror
    • Imaging device suppressing the influence of aberration by tilting the
    • Pellicle mirror the characteristics of, to determine the amount of tilt by the F-number and the exit pupil position
[via Egami]