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. 

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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