Off Brand: Sony On the Way to Kill Bayer Sensor Technology?

Bayer Sensors

A Bayer pattern over a sensor

It appears Sony is going to make another big innovative step. According to news emerged at Sony Alpha Rumors, 2015 will be the year when Sony might announce a totally new sensor technology, named Active Pixel Color Sampling (APCS). A leaked specs sheet refers to a 1.5 inch sensor with 4.8 million pixels. What, less than 5MP? Read on. 


Ikelite Underwater TTL Housing for Canon EOS 7D Mark II Released

7D Mark II

Ikelite announced an underwater housing for Canon EOS 7D Mark II.

  • 200 ft (60m) depth rating
  • All important camera functions are accessible
  • Controls are not provided for Depth-of-Field Preview button, Flash button, AF Area Selection lever, Multi-Controller, or Dioptric Adjustment knob
  • Ikelite bulkhead connector with built-in TTL circuitry
  • Slightly negative buoyancy in fresh water
  • Actual buoyancy varies depending on choice of lens and port
  • Weight 5.5 lb (2.5 kg) not including tray + handles
  • Dimensions 10 x 6.9 x 6.6 in (25 x 17.5 x 16.6 cm) including projections

Suggested retail price is $1,800. More about the game changing EOS 7D Mark II.

[via Dive Photo Guide]

Reminder: Take Part in CW’s Readers Contest and Show What You Can Do With a Canon Camera

Last week’s most liked reader photo: Greg Noble‎ – Millville, Calif. Canon5D MKII, 17mm T/S

Hey there! Just a reminder to take part in Canon Watch’s reader contest.

How it works:

1) Submit your picture with a short description on Canon Watch’s Facebook page
2) Vote and comment the pictures from other readers on the Photo Stream
3) A selection of the most liked pictures will be posted every Sunday here on Canon Watch

Show the world what you can do with a Canon camera!

Canon Patent for 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Lens

Canon Patent

Egami (translated) spotted another patent filed by Canon.

The patent refers to a 70-300mm f/4-5.6 lens. As Egami notes, it’s a bit early for a replacement of the EF 70-300mm F4-5.6L IS.

Patent description (machine translated):

  • Patent Publication No. 2014-186098
    • Published 2014.10.2
    • Filing date 2013.3.22
  • Example 4
    • Zoom ratio 4.02
    • Focal length f = 72.20-135.09-289.98mm
    • Fno. 4.19-4.63-5.86
    • Half angle ω = 16.68-9.10-4.27 °
    • Image height Y = 21.64mm
    • Overall length of the lens 183.25-214.28-237.12mm
    • BF 43.12-49.21-66.05mm

Canon Patent