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February 26, 2015
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There is No Canon C700x on the Horizon, It’s a Fake

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It turned out to be a fake. The rumor that surfaced yesterday was just a hoax. Canon Rumors did the investigative work, and says:

The camera in the image is the C500 PL mount with some “work” done to fit the larger 34mm sensor and a longer base to fit the “X”, which in itself makes no sense. We’re also told that most PL lenses wouldn’t work with a 34mm wide sensor.

However, there are new Canon Cinema cameras coming for NAB 2015, the EOS C300 Mark II and EOS C500 Mark II. Both rated CW4. Stay tuned…

February 25, 2015
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(CW4) Canon EOS C500 Mark II Coming for NAB 2015?

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Canon Rumors is pretty sure it will:

We’ve been told for a while now that we’d be seeing a 4K Cinema EOS C300 Mark II at NAB 2015 in Las Vegas this coming April. We can now also confirm we’ll also get to see a new Cinema EOS C500 Mark II at the show.

Stay tuned..

February 25, 2015
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(CW3) Canon EOS C700x Image and Specification Leaked (coming with global shutter and 4k?)

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Hard to say if this is a reliable rumor, or not. Image and specs of an unseen Canon EOS C700x leaked over the web. There is more. According to the rumours, Canon may planing the introduction of global shutter and 4K video in the EOS Cinema lineup. It would also mean Canon is going to introduce a new model in their Cinema line-up. I prefer to rate this rumor CW3 for the time being.

The supposed specs are:

  • Effective Pixels: 4096 x 2160 Pixels; Approx: 8.85-megapixel
  • Sensor Type: CMOS; Global Shutter
  • Sensor Size 34.2 x 18.0; Cell Pitch: 8.2µm
  • Compression: 10-bit MPEG-2 Long GOP
  • Color Space: 4:4:4
  • Imaging Processor: DIGIC DV IIIa
  • GPS Location Sensor
  • MEMS Orientation Sensor
  • Extended Metadata Stream:*
  • All Frames Recorded with Following Data
  • GPS: Lat; Long; (degrees decimal) Elevation (meters)
  • Compass/Heading: (magnetic and degrees from true north)
  • MEMS Orientation: Roll; Yaw; Pitch (degrees decimal)
  • Date
  • Clock Time (HH:MM:SS.MILLISECONDS)
  • Elapsed Time (HH:MM:SS.MILLISECONDS)
  • SMPTE Timecode
  • Scene-Based and Continuous-Run Frame Numbers (set from menu or app)
  • Shot Number/Scene Number/Text Description (set from menu or app)
  • Focus/Zoom/Iris/ISO

(*all metadata embedded as separate track into saved MOV file with simultaneous live output to USB port)

About our rumor rating:

  • CW1 – probably fake rumor, not reliable
  • CW2 – rumor from an unknown/new source, but otherwise at least a plausible rumor
  • CW3 – a 50% chance to be real, coming from a known source, or from new source with good insight in Canon’s business
  • CW4 – rumor from a known source that was right in the past
  • CW5 – as good as certain to be true
February 23, 2015
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(CW1) Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Coming With 18MP?

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A weird rumor was posted at Canon Rumors. A “test camera” is mentioned, which “could” be the EOS 5D Mark IV. However, the specs are weird:

  • 18mp Full Frame CMOS
  • ISO 100-204,800
  • 61 AF Points (all crosstype)
  • 12fps
  • Dual CFast
  • 4K Video Capture

While we were the first to report that he 5D4 will have 4k video ob board, it looks somewhat strange that Canon will lower the megapixel count on the EOS 5D Mark IV. It’s 22MP on the EOS 5D Mark III and I can’t really figure out while it should be 18MP on the next iteration. The rest of the suggested specs are at least credible. But then: I think Canon will feature a new auto-focus system on the 5D4. I think the 5D4 rumor I got some weeks ago is more realistic.

I rate this rumor as CW1 since it doesn’t sound very plausible to me. What do you think?

[via CR]

February 19, 2015
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Adobe Lightroom 6 Leaked Online, Available March

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French site fnac.com leaked the pic and the specs of Adobe Lightroom 6. The site says LR 6 will ship March 6th 9th.

  • Windows Compatibility: Windows 7, 8, 8.1
  • Mac OS Compatibility: Mac OS X v10.8, v10.9 or v10.10
  • Designed for both amateur photographers and professionals
  • Merge to HDR
  • Fusion panoramas
  • Performance gains
  • Facial recognition
  • Sophisticated video slideshows
  • Optimized web galleries
  • Filter brush

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Machine translated description:

Product Overview

Master your digital photography workflow: Ranking, optimization and sharing – Lightroom together in one fast, intuitive application all tools dedicated to digital photography.

Bring out the best of each photo: Test your ideas freely with non-destructive tools – your original pictures remain intact. Lightroom lets you optimize every pixel of your photos, they were taken with a professional digital SLR camera or mobile phone.

Key features of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 6

Environment nondestructive: Unleash your creativity in a nondestructive editing environment that allows you to test your ideas freely. The originals remain intact and you can easily cancel your edits or save multiple versions of a cliché.

Advanced conversion feature black and white: Monitor closely the tonal qualities so essential to the black and white photos. Combine precisely the information of eight color layers in the grayscale conversion.

Development predefined settings: Save time by instantly applying the desired effect to your images. Just save develop settings as a preset and apply them to other photos in a click. If Lightroom includes dozens of presets, thousands more are offered by third parties.

Face Recognition: Quickly find pictures of loved ones, even without metadata tags. You select a face on the photo, Lightroom and search the person it belongs to all of your other shots. Sort and group your photos by faces.

Sophisticated Healing Brush: Get best pictures with one touch. Set the brush size and move it according to specific plots. Unwanted items and other imperfections, including irregular shapes son type, magically disappear.

Upright (Vertically): Straighten skewed images with a single click. The Upright tool (Vertically) analyzes the image and detects horizontal or vertical lines inclined. It can even recover images without horizon.

Merge to HDR: Create realistic or surreal images from high-contrast scenes. By merging HDR, you can easily combine photos with different exposures into a single HDR image.

Fusion panoramas: Import and refine your photos in record time. Lightroom leverages compatible graphics process to get you better performance, especially when you edit your images in the Develop module.

Sophisticated video slideshows: Create stunning slideshows combining still images, movies and music, and supplement them with pan and zoom effects, for example.

Optimized web galleries: Present your work in the most elegant web galleries, more attractive and interactive. The new models of HTML5 compatible galleries are supported by many browsers and mobile devices work stations.

Integration of online sharing: Easily publish images on social networks and sites for such as Facebook and Flickr. On some sites, you can even view the online comments on your images directly from Lightroom Library.

Creating photo books: Create beautiful photo books. Lightroom includes a large number of user-friendly catalog templates that you can now customize. Load them then printing a few clicks.

February 18, 2015
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Adobe Lightroom 6 Coming Soon (listed on Amazon UK, yet not available)

Looks like the announcement of Adobe Lightroom 6 is not far away. LR6 DVD edition is already listed on Amazon UK (though it isn’t yet available). Adobe Lightroom 6 will work only with 64-bit operating systems. Announcement is expected somewhen between March and May 2015.

Adobe Lightroom 5 price check: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Canon USA, Digitalrev, eBay

[via PR]

February 13, 2015
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Canon EOS M3 only available with 18-55mm IS STM in Europe?

Lawrence from EOS-M World wrote to Canon UK to ask if Canon will release a body only option of the EOS M3. Canon UK answered (emphasis mine):

Thank you for your request and for contacting Canon.

In response to your enquiry whether the Canon EOS M3 will be released as a body only version, we  can advise you the following.

We  regret to inform you that at the moment the Canon EOS M3 will only be available in a kit with the 18-55mm lens. The European release date will be April 2015. This will also be the only available kit, thus there are no kits with added items such as the viewfinder.

These are disappointing news. And, if true, it could easily be that the EOS M3 will not be available as body only option in all of Europe. I have four EF-M lenses and just want to buy the body. On the other hand, it could also be that Canon UK got mistaken (let’s hope). I can’t see the point of not selling the EOS M3 as a body only option.

The new Canon EOS M3 with EF-M 18-55mm IS STM lens can be pre-ordered in Europe:

You can also pre-order the M3 at at DigitalRev (ships internationally)DigitalRev’s price at checkout is inclusive of all taxes and customs for customers from Asia and the EU, 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:

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