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July 24, 2014
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Canon Mentions The Possibility Of A High-Resolution Sensor In Interview

 High-Resolution Sensor

The interview was conducted by DC.Watch (translated), and the topic are Canon’s new EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM and EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USMS lenses.

When pointed to the fact that the resolution figures of Canon’s “L” lenses are much higher than the EOS 5D Mark III’s 22MP sensor needs, the Canon executive said (machine translated):

I to higher pixel unnecessarily is the opposite, but there is also a feeling if there is a high-performance lens that matches the number of pixels (pixel pitch), and wanting to take a look at the descriptive power of its true. By ultra-wide-angle zoom image quality is good came out to the periphery, and we look forward to the advent of high-resolution model of the EOS.

Sounds like Canon is realising that customers want higher sensor resolutions on their professional bodies.

[DC.Watch via CR]

July 14, 2014
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Canon EOS 7D Replacement Will Push Dual Pixel AF To New Levels

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Whatever Canon is going to announce on September 5th (the most likely announcement date) it will be something groundbreaking. Most rumor sites, CW included, think there will be an entirely new sensor technology that is coming. Recent patents filed by Canon point to Foveon-like sensors (3 patents in a row), one patent refers to a 5-layer sensor.

Details about the sensor technology Canon is supposed to announce are by now in the realm of pure speculation, no serious specs have leaked so far. However, I have been told (thanks) that the EOS 7D replacement will not just feature Canon’s Dual Pixel CMOS Auto-Focus, it will push its capabilities to new boundaries. We had a patent that points in this direction, i.e. to the next evolutive step of the Dual Pixel AF technology. It is also pretty plausible that Dual Pixel AF will show all its power with a new generation of CPUs. This fits with the rumors stating that the EOS 7D replacement will feature very advanced functionalities for videography, since Dual Pixel AF delivers a lot for videographers.

This rumor sounds very credible to me. Dual Pixel AF is a major milestone in Canon’s technological sensor evolution. And Dual Pixel AF is for sure not relegated to the more affordable Canon DSLRs (as the EOS 70D, where it was first implemented): Canon didn’t waste time in offering it also on the professional-graded EOS C100 and C300 (where it was already implemented on the sensor but had to be unlocked via firmware). Dual Pixel AF is a technology we will see in many future Canon cameras, and hopefully eventually also on a serious mirrorless camera.

Note that I prefer to use the definition “EOS 7D replacement” instead of “EOS 7D Mark II”. For the time being there are no hints it will be the next iteration of the 7D, pertinent rumors surfaced in the past.

Stay tuned, there will be more and more leaks in the next weeks.


July 7, 2014
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New Candidate Announcement Date For Canon EOS 7D Replacement Is September 5

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CR reports they got word that the NDAs (aka embargo) on the successor of the Canon EOS 7D will end on Friday, September 5, 2014 EST. That’s 10 days before Photokina 2014 starts. Sounds plausible.

Since last Sunday the EOS 7D and kits get massive instante discounts (up to $600). That’s a fire sale and a great opportunity.

Check out all EOS 7D kits on sale at Amazon.

Check out all EOS 7D kits on sale at B&H Photo.

Check out all EOS 7D kits on sale at Adorama (also kits with accessories for the same price).

More Canon EOS 7D price checks: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Canon USA, J&R, Digitalrev, Borrow Lenses, eBay

[via CR]

July 5, 2014
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Big Discounts Coming For The Canon EOS 7D (and for other DSLRs, next week)

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I have been told (thanks) that Canon will start a new instant rebates program next week. While a lot of Canon DSLRs and kits are involved, the discounts are particularly consistent for the EOS 7D. Another hint that its successor is close to be announced? I think so.

Both the EOS 7D body only and the kit with EF-S 18-135mm IS lens will get a wobbling $500 instant discount, the 7D kit with the EF 28-135mm IS lens will get $600 instant rebate.

New instant rebates programs will start also for the following Canon DSLRs and kits:

EOS 70D, EOS 60D, Rebel T5i, Rebel SL1, Rebel T3i, Rebel T3, Rebel T5.

Keep a close eye here at CW, more to come, or check the EOS 7D price now: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Canon USA, J&R, Digitalrev, Borrow Lenses, eBay

July 5, 2014
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Is This The Canon EOS 7D Replacement?

I told you the replacement for the Canon EOS 7D was undergoing professional testing at FIFA 2014 World Cup. Now NL got an image sent in that shows a Canon DSLR that is always covered up. You can see it is a Canon because the lens is made by Canon. According to NL’s source the photographer with the concealed camera is always in the same spot, always shooting with this hidden camera.

I also got serious hints that the NDAs for the EOS 7D replacement will expire at the beginning of September, so the camera in the pic above could definitely be Canon’s new APS-C flagship, and the rumored new 100-400mm telephoto lens.

[via NL]

July 3, 2014
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Canon EOS 5D Mark IV To Feature 4K Video?


Canon EOS 5D Mark III price check: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Canon USA, J&R, Digitalrev, Borrow Lenses, eBay

Just recently a rumor surfaced stating that Canon may announce the EOS 5D Mark IV at the beginning of 2015. Now I have been told (thanks) that the successor of the EOS 5D Mark III could feature 4k video. The feature is going to be implemented, so the source, to further push the 5D into the videographers domain.

Currently Canon is featuring 4k on the EOS-1D C (Adorama | B&H Photo). It would be a more than welcome move if the 5D Mark IV would deliver 4k! Canon added HD recording to the EOS 5D Mark II, let’s hope the EOS 5D Mark IV will make the next step. Just to remind: full HD has a 1920 x 1080 resolution, 4K has a resolution of 4096 x 2160.

Take it with a grain of salt. Canon has been very smart in keeping their plans secret in the last time. It’s still a long time until we will see the EOS 5D Mark IV.