The latest Canon MF rumor suggests Canon isn’t in any hurry to produce a medium-format sensor based system. The reason appears to be related to resources needed to design, engineer, and produce the larger lenses needed to build up a system. That does not mean Canon isn’t testing prototypes of medium and large format sensors.
No reason to expect an announcement any soon, or to preview any MF gear at this year’s Photokina. An incomplete MF system isn’t something Canon would release to the public.
Deal: Canon EOS 5D Mark III w/ 24-105mm f/4L IS for $3203 (and more Canon deals: 6D Kits, Flash, Lenses)
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Canon Rumors reports a new, interesting rumor. It appears that people working in the video domain is selling their gear because they are looking forward to a global shutter technology that’s able to deliver 2.5k video footage. No information about the DSLR that might employ the technology.
This would be a great step forward for Canon’s commitment to the film-making industry. We know that Canon is heavily pushing video in their DSLR line-up, the Canon EOS 70D‘s Dual Pixel Auto-Focus being the latest, great innovation in this area. This trend started with the EOS 5D Mark II, got almost mature with the EOS 5D Mark III, and we will see more advancements in the next years. Not to mention where Magic Lantern is able to push your Canon DSLR.
This rumor is sort of new. Does it have a connection with the murmured hybrid viewfinder enabled DSLR? Maybe. I think the rumor is plausible, given Canon’s confirmed commitment to the video world. However, take it with a grain of salt (as usual). Canon is secretive and conservative about their technologies and developments, but you should never forget that they have the knowledge to innovate, the labs to experiment, and the facilities to produce all the rumored tech that has been reported in the last year.
The patent refers to the implementation of a curved diaphragm. I guess this could be very useful for miniaturization purposes. Is there another super-small DSLR like the Rebel Sl1 (price & specs) coming?
- Patent Publication No. 2014-13363,2014-13365
- Publication date 2014.1.23
- Filing date 2012.6.6
- Canon patents
- The iris of the dome-shaped
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