Canon press release:
MELVILLE N.Y., July 15, 2015 – Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, and the University of Central Florida (UCF) recently partnered in the Company’s first collegiate mixed reality competition and mentorship program, in which students brought their virtual designs to life using the Canon MREAL Solution for Mixed Reality. Starting in February, Canon provided a mixed reality expert to mentor and work with the students bi-weekly throughout the competition, demonstrating the use of mixed reality solutions to advance and develop the future of education.
Russian certification authority Novocert has registration document for two Canon lenses: the already rumored EF 35mm f/1.4L Mark II, and a lens for the EOS M system, the EF-M 15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM. The latter never surfaced in a rumor.
The EF-M 15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM could be Canon’s next kit lens for the EOS M series cameras. Back in May we had a rumor pointing in this direction, though an 18-55mm IS STM Mark II lens was then mentioned as the new kit lens. However, I would be surprised if the EF-M 15-45mm is not going to be the next EOS M kit lens. Though, an f/6.3 at the telephoto end is a bit disappointing.
The announcement of both lenses should be matter of weeks. In the past, states Digicame Info, the event of a registration at a certification authority usually anticipated the announcement for a few weeks. So, most likely these are the two lenses that will be announced August 14, 2015.[via Digicame Info via Novocert]
The Canon patent describes a body cap that keeps the lens mount of a DSLR lubricated. To be honest I can’t grab the utility of this, except that it could concern the electric contacts (keeping them clean) . Since we get this patent literature translated by a machine, I am never sure the translated words are any helpful.
- Patent Publication No. 2015-121747
- Published 2015.7.2
- Filing date 2013.12.25
- Canon patents
- Mount Cap
- The mount and abutting surface, and oil-impregnated possible member, such as a porous plastic
Canon Japan announced the Canon Mini Projector C-5 in Japan, a pocket-sized mobile projector . No idea so far if we will see it in Europe and USA. Shipment is expected early August 2015. No price indication. Silver and deep blue color options are available. A tripod is included.
The Canon C-5 is a small and lightweight projector, it measures 124×71×20mm and weights 169g. The C-5 features a miniHDM terminal, MHL (Mobile High-Definition Link) standard is supported. MHL allows you to feed the projector with data from your PC, smartphone, or tablet. The LED light sources are stated to last 10,000 hours. The C-5 has a resolution of 640×480 pixels, a brightness of 50 Lumen, and a contrast rate of 800:1.
You can read the machine translated press release here.
Specifications (machine translated):
|Product name||C-5 (Deep Blue / Silver of 2 models)|
|Image element (number)||One DLP ×|
|Number of pixels||640 × 480 (VGA)|
|Real input resolution / aspect||VGA / 4: 3|
|Light source||LED light source (life guideline 10,000 hours)|
|Contrast ratio||800: 1|
|Keystone correction function||None|
|Video input||Mini HDMI × 1 (MHL compatible)|
|Audio output||Stereo mini Jack × 1|
|Built-in speaker||1W (monaural)|
|Battery drive||Up to three hours|
|Dimensions (including protrusions)||124 (width) × 71 (depth) × 20 (height) mm|
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