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March 27, 2015
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(CW4) Canon 50MP Sensor Coming to EOS-1 Line?

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

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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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March 25, 2015
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(CW0) Fake Canon EOS C700x Rumor Surfaces Again

It floating around again (previous), this time with a faked 7 pages specs sheet (won’t post it). Again, this is a fake rumor. There is no Canon EOS C700x with new EFx lens mount.

March 21, 2015
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(CW4/CW3) Canon EOS C300 Mark II and GH4 Competitor coming for NAB 2015, C500 Mark II will not

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This isn’t new murmuring, it’s another confirmation that these gear will come for NAB.

Canon Rumors reports they got another mention of the imminent announcement of the EOS C500 Mark II. The C300 Mark II will feature 4k video. I am almost sure CR is right here. Rated CW4.

Moreover, the recently surfaced GH4 competitor rumor appears to have got also another mention, since CR is “pretty certain” this camera will come for NAB. They also speculate it will be a camera with an 1 inch sensor, and that it will be shaped like the C100 Mark II, just a bit smaller. I rate this rumor CW3.

Finally, they are no longer sure the C500 Mark II will come for NAB (which I totally agree: there will not be a C500 Mark II announcement at NAB).

Stay tuned…

[via CR]

March 16, 2015
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Another Adobe Lightroom 6 Leak ($149.99, specs confirmed)

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Best Buy has Adobe LIghtroom 6 listed, with all specs, price ($149.99) etc. Lightroom 6 is expected to be available for the end of March (3/20 is the candiate date). Below are the LIghtroom 6 specs and product description as they show up on Best Buy. The leak was spotted by Photography Bay

We all have a cell phone in our pocket, and either a point-and-shoot or a DSLR digital camera. You take pictures of everything — your newborn child, family gatherings, your meal at a fancy restaurant, sporting events and selfies. You love taking pictures, but wish there was an easy way to make them look outstanding all the time. With the powerful, yet intuitive software tools of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 6, you can take your images from ordinary to extraordinary.Take your digital photos to the next level with the intuitive software tools of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 6. Whether your images were captured on your cell phone or a professional DSLR, you can enjoy pixel-level touch-ups to make every image in your library the best. Take advantage of one-touch adjustments, easy-to-use tools and more with this software. Keep your library organized, and share your creations with your family and friends by uploading them to social media and the Web, creating slideshows and prints and more. Are you ready to perfect your digital photographs?

Product Features

Organize, enhance, perfect and share your digital photographs easily with the tools of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 6

Delivers one-click adjustments, simple tools and more with an intuitive workspace

Fearlessly experiment with your images with nondestructive editing tools, so your originals remain untouched

Enjoy a seamless workflow to get the best out of every pixel in your photos, whether you used a DSLR or a camera phone to capture them

Share your creations with friends and family by uploading to social media and the Web, creating slideshows and prints and more

Specs:

PC Requirements

PC Video DirectX 10-compatible video card
PC System Memory 2 gigabytes
PC Additional Requirements Windows 7 (SP1), 8 or 8.1; Intel Pentium 4 or AMD Athlon 64 processor; 2GB RAM; DirectX 10-compatible video card; DVD-ROM drive
PC Processor Type Intel|AMD

Mac Requirements

Specs: Details:
Mac Processor Type Intel
Mac Operating System Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion|Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks
Mac System Memory 2 gigabytes

Details

Specs: Details:
Publisher Adobe
Release Date 10/01/2014
Platform Windows|Mac
Color Multi
Color Category Multi

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March 15, 2015
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(CW3) Canon EOS 5D Mark IV coming late 2015 with 28MP, 9 fps, and 4k

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Northlight Images reports a new 5D4 rumor. According to NL the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV will come in late 2015, and only after the new EOS 5DS and 5DS R have started shipping in reasonable numbers.

There are some specs that go with the rumor. The EOS 5D Mark IV is said to feature 28MP, 9fps, and 4k video (4k was rumored first here on CW). Moreover, both the 5D4 and the EOS-1D X Mark II should see an advance in Canon’s flash control features. NL suggests Canon may not put the EOS 5DS and EOS 5DS R on sale as long as the EOS 5D Mark III is selling good.

We will see if this rumor got it right. For the time being it’s classified CW3. We also got a 5D Mark IV spec list some time ago, which looks more plausible to me. The spec list we got a month ago:

  • 24MP sensor
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF III
  • New and more advanced AF system (compared to EOS 5D3)
  • 4k video
  • Anti-flickr technology (seen first on the 7D Mark II)
  • Improved video features
  • Crop mode (featured on the upcoming EOS 5Ds)
  • ISO 100-51200 (H1: 102400, H2: 204800

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, high probability to be true
  • CW5 – as good as certain to be true

[via NL]

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