Canon Working On A Lego-Style DSLR?

Canon Rumor

Canon Rumors writes:

We’re told that Canon will introduce a brand new DSLR model some time in 2015 that will be somewhat modular. All we were told is that the viewfinder will be interchangeable, as well as “other parts of the camera”

Somewhat nonsense imo.

Ikelite Announces Underwater Housing For Canon Powershot G7 X

Powershot G7 X

[Found via Dive Photo Guide]

Ikelite announced an underwater housing for the Canon Powershot G7 X. Availability since mid October, retail price $550.

Ikelite press release:

Announcing Ikelite’s Full-Featured Underwater Housing for the Canon PowerShot G7 X

About the Camera

Canon packed a large 1″-type 20.2MP BSI-CMOS sensor into a very compact and usable body. It also boasts speedy auto-focus and a sharp, 24–100mm equivalent lens which is perfect for shooting both wide angle and macro on the same dive.

Controls

This housing is just-right-sized to hold comfortably in your hand. Controls are provided for all important camera functions. Both the front control ring and rear dial are gear driven to place the controls within easy reach. A sensitive shutter lever makes it easy to half-depress the trigger for focusing and metering. All rear controls are clearly marked with engraved indicia which will never fade or fall off.

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Canon Patent for 35mm f/1.4 Lens

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Egami (translated) spotted a Canon patent for a 35mm f/1.4 lens.

  • Patent Publication No. 2014-202952
    • Published 2014.10.27
    • Filing date 2013.4.5
  • Example 1
    • Focal length f = 34.20mm
    • Fno. 1.45
    • Half angle ω = 32.32 °
    • Image height Y = 21.64mm
    • Lens length 129.16mm
    • BF 39.35mm

 

Canon Powershot SX60 HS Review (Camera Labs)

Camera Labs posted their exhaustive review of the Canon Powershot SX60 HS. From the verdict:

The PowerShot SX60 HS is the latest in a long line of very popular and successful DSLR-styled super-zooms from Canon – and that success isn’t going to stop anytime soon. After a two year wait, Canon has surpassed expectations (unless you were taken in by the nonsense 100x rumours) with a 65x zoom range that beats all comers, for now at least.

[…] the [Powershot SX60 HS] makes improvements in all the key areas with a better viewfinder and screen, built-in Wifi, better video, much improved continuous shooting and a new front dial. The new Seek assist auto mode which helps you keep track of moving subjects when zoomed in is an innovation of the sort that Canon used to magic out of the hat frequently, but has been absent in its compact releases lately. It’s good to see a return to this kind of form.

[via Camera Labs]

Canon Powershot SX60 HS price check: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Canon USA, Digitalrev, eBay

Powershot SX60
Canon Powershot SX60 HS specs (from B&H’s product page):

  • 16.1MP High Sensitivity CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 6 Image Processor
  • 65x Optical Zoom Lens
  • 21-1,365mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Full HD 60p Video & External Mic Input
  • 3.0″ 922k-Dot Vari-Angle LCD
  • 922k-Dot Electronic Viewfinder
  • High Speed AF System & RAW Image Capture
  • Intelligent IS & Zoom Framing Assist
  • Built-In Wi-Fi Connectivity with NFC