Canon testing third-party full-frame sensor for their DSLRs? [CW1]

Canon rumors

I got a tip from a new source, stating that Canon is actively testing a third-party full-frame sensor on a DSLR, along with a Canon sensor. If true, it could be a Sony sensor. This is the text of the mail I got:

I hear that Canon is considering to sell off its sensor fab and acquire from other manufacturers the sensors of its future cameras. Furthermore, I learn that an EOS camera currently in testing is being tested with two different sensors, one made by Canon and the other one made by another sensor manufacturer.

If it wasn’t for the “Canon is considering to sell off its sensor fab” I would have took this rumor more seriously. But so it is only a CW1 rumor to me. However, Canon did already feature third-party sensors on the Powershot cameras with 1″ sensor, and they always stated they would use the best sensor on the market, regardless of who manufactures it.

It is not the first time we are told Canon may abandon their sensor business and adopt third-party sensors (1 | 2 | 3). Nevertheless, I think this rumor is nothing but a hoax. What do you think?

Canon develops video content analysis plug-in for network cameras

Canon

Four detection functions offered by multi-person tracking technology

Canon is investing heavily in new markets. Video surveillance is one of these markets. Canon press release:

Canon develops video content analysis plug-in for network cameras

Realizes coordination with Milestone Systems’video management software

TOKYO, October 9, 2015—Canon Inc. announced today the development of a plug-in that facilitates greater video-analysis efficiency in systems employing multiple network cameras through the combination of Canon’s video content analysis (VCA), which includes multi-person tracking technology currently under development, and Milestone Systems’1 XProtect® video management software2 (VMS). The plug-in was realized through Canon’s ongoing development of VCA, which makes possible the analyzing and application of data from video captured by network cameras to realize benefits in such fields as marketing and service.

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Canon EOS M3 video-review

TheCameraStoreTV on YouTube posted their review about the Canon EOS M3, Canon’s enthusiast-oriented mirrorless offering which was announced to the USA a few months ago. TCSTV usually isn’t very Canon-friendly, but this time they “are impressed” by the EOS M3 (for a good reason, it’s a great camera). They really appear to like the EOS M3 (our M3 review).

Canon really made everything right with the EOS M3. From the button layout over the touch-interface to the image quality: nothing to complain on the EOS M3. I love mine, it’s always in my bag. Have something to say about the EOS M3? Go to our We Shoot EOS M forum.

Canon EOS M3 price check: Amazon | B&H Photo | Digitalrev | eBay | Adorama | Canon USA

  • 24.2MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 6 Image Processor
  • 3.0″ 1,040k-Dot Touchscreen Tilting LCD
  • Full HD 1080p Video at 24/25/30 fps
  • Built-In Wi-Fi Connectivity with NFC
  • Hybrid CMOS AF System with 49 AF Points
  • ISO 100-12800, Expandable to 25600
  • Hot Shoe and Built-In Flash
  • 3.5mm Stereo Mic Input
  • Full Manual Control

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Canon and Ron Howard release short film “The Rusted” For Project Imagination: The Trailer

Canon U.S.A. And Ron Howard Release Short Film, “The Rusted”, Starring Josh Hutcherson And Jena Malone For  Project Imagination: The Trailer

“THE RUSTED” is a Psychological Thriller Inspired by a College Student’s Trailer Submission for the Project Imagination Contest

MELVILLE, N.Y., October 23, 2015 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, debuts a new Hollywood short film, “The Rusted,” as part of Canon’s Project Imagination: The Trailer, a consumer contest helmed by Ron Howard who has championed Canon’s Project Imagination creative experiment since 2011. Ron Howard and Josh Hutcherson (“The Hunger Games”) chose one winning trailer created by Mark Mukherjee, a college student in Florida, as the inspirational foundation for “The Rusted,” a psychological thriller written and directed by Kat Candler (“Hellion”) starring Josh Hutcherson and Jena Malone (“The Hunger Games”).

“The Rusted” is a film about a brother and sister’s attempt to renovate their childhood home into a recording studio, but strange happenings force them to deal with memories from their past. The global premiere of the film took place via a livestream with AOL BUILD, giving consumers everywhere a chance to experience the film, and will now be available at imagination.usa.canon.com.

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Canon EOS M10, the lifestyle camera for the ladies

Canon is pushing the Canon EOS M10 as a lifestyle cameras for the ladies. The introduction video above states it very clearly. Click here for a series of how-to and intro videos about the EOS M10.

  • 18MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 6 Image Processor
  • 3.0″ 1.04m-Dot Tilting Touchscreen LCD
  • Full HD 1080p Video at 30/24 fps
  • Built-In Wi-Fi Connectivity NFC
  • Hybrid CMOS AF II, 49-Point System
  • Up to 4.6 fps and Expandable ISO 25600
  • Creative Assist and Self Portrait Mode

The M10 will be available in November 2015, pre-orders can be made:

 

Canon and Fujitsu Collaborate to Develop Imaging Solutions

Delivering solutions through synergies between Canon and Fujitsu (Image: Canon)

Canon and Fujitsu Collaborate to Develop Imaging Solutions

TOKYO, October 23, 2015—Canon Inc. and Fujitsu Limited today announced that they will jointly develop new imaging solutions utilizing network cameras. By combining Canon’s image quality enhancing technology and video content analysis technology with Fujitsu’s services platforms, the two companies aim to provide a variety of solutions employing network cameras.

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