Canon EOS-1D X Mark II will not be announced in 2015, has dual DIGIC7 and dual cFast [CW2]

Canon EOS-1D X Mark II Will Not Be Announced In 2015, Has Dual DIGIC7 And Dual CFast [CW2]

After a long row of rumors suggesting the Canon EOS-1D X Mark II will be announced in Q4 2015, the rumors mill is now stating the EOS-1D X Mark II will come in 2016, before NAB (which happens in April 2016).

The announcement date is one thing, the specs another. There are still very few specs that leaked, and even less of these are reliable. However, the latest has it as follows. The EOS-1D X Mark II is said to feature dual DIGIC7 processors and dual cFast memory slots. That’s all.

Take it with a grain of salt. An EOS-1D X Mark II announcement in 2016 is an almost safe bet (CW4), the specs are plausible speculations (CW2). But after all those rumors suggesting an imminent announcement of the EOS-1D X Mark II, I would add some extra amount of salt to the usual doses.

For the time being the EOS-1D X Mark II is rumored to have the following specs:

  • 24MP
  • 14 fps in RAW mode
  • 4K video
  • Dual DIGIC7
  • Dual cFast memory slots

Keep in mind that the EOS-1D X Mark II is Canon’s full-frame flagship, the top of the line. Whatever specs it will have, it will be another killer DSLR made for the most demanding pros. Given how secretive Canon has become, do not expect to see some reliable specs until the last weeks before the announcement.

Enjoy life!

[via CR]


Canon Expands hdAlbum Service Portfolio with Affordable New Photo Album

Canon Expands HdAlbum Service Portfolio With Affordable New Photo Album

The hdAlbum Classic photo album is available now, starting at a Manufacturer’s Suggested Rate of $29.99 for 8×8 photo album, 20 pages. Visitors can go to and select a retailer to create albums. Canon press release:

Canon Expands hdAlbum Service Portfolio with Affordable New Photo Album

hdAlbum Classic Photo Album Recreates Life’s Special Moments in Vivid Color

MELVILLE, N.Y., November 3, 2015 – To expand an exciting new technology for printing photo albums, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced hdAlbum Classic, a new affordable photo album available in a service designed to make exceptional digitally- printed albums more accessible to a wider audience, turning special memories into full-color photo albums that will last a lifetime.

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Canon Unveils Its First-Ever Dual Lamp Interchangeable Lens Projector For Enhanced Reliability

Canon Unveils Its First-Ever Dual Lamp Interchangeable Lens Projector For Enhanced Reliability

Canon press release:

Canon U.S.A. Unveils LX-MU700, Its First-Ever Dual Lamp Interchangeable Lens Projector For Enhanced Reliability And Wide Application Flexibility

LX-MU700 Delivers up to 7500 Lumens and Seven Interchangeable Lens Options for Impressive Performance in Business, Education, Exhibition, Digital Signage and House of Worship Applications

MELVILLE, N.Y., November 3, 2015 – Responding to the needs of customers who do business in large venues, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today unveiled its first-ever LX-Series dual lamp projector, the LX-MU700, which delivers high-brightness at up to 7500 lumens1, WUXGA resolution (1920 x 1200), DLP Technology, a 2100:1 contrast ratio1, seven interchangeable lens options with motorized lens shift for installation flexibility, and a range of connection and integration options ideally suited for use in exhibition, digital signage and house of worship applications.

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Still Live: Special Deals by Canon Store (EOS 7D2 at $999, Rebel T5i at $399.99, Rebel SL1 at $299.99, and more)

Still Live: Special Deals By Canon Store (EOS 7D2 At $999, Rebel T5i At $399.99, Rebel SL1 At $299.99, And More)

The Canon Direct Store celebrates “Cyber Monday in November”. A set of select deals are available by following this link, it’s all still listed and it should expire today). Refurbished Canon EOS  7D Mark II bundles (starting at $999), refurbished Rebel T5i bundles (starting at $399.99), refurbished Rebel SL1 with 18-55mm IS STM at $299.99, and a lot of non refurbished photo printers are on offer.

It’s also always a good idea to have a look at Canon Store’s refurbished gear listings, some excellent deals can be found.

Sebastião Salgado interviewed by Canon Professional Network

Sebastião Salgado Interviewed By Canon Professional Network

The Canon Professional Network posted a video with an interview to world-famous photographer Sebastião Salgado (Wikipedia).

Sebastião Salgado (born February 8, 1944) is a Brazilian social documentary photographer and photojournalist.

He has traveled in over 100 countries for his photographic projects. Most of these have appeared in numerous press publications and books. Touring exhibitions of this work have been presented throughout the world. Longtime gallery director Hal Gould considers Salgado to be the most important photographer of the early 21st century.

Salgado is a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador. He was awarded the W. Eugene Smith Grant in 1982, Foreign Honorary Membership of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1992 and the Royal Photographic Society’s Centenary Medal and Honorary Fellowship (HonFRPS) in 1993.

Canon full-frame mirrorless camera delayed because of mount-related issues? [CW3]

Canon FF mirrorless camera mock-up by David Riesenberg

Canon FF mirrorless camera mock-up by David Riesenberg

I have been told by a known source (thanks) that Canon is delaying their full-frame mirrorless camera because of issues with the mount type.

The full-frame mirrorless camera Canon is working on, should have an adapted version of the EF-M mount (in use on Canon’s APS-C mirrorless cameras). While I am not an expert in such things, I wonder how the mount type can be similar, or an “adapted version”. Guess the source meant something like EF vs EF-S lenses.

I wasn’t told what the issues with the mount type are, or how serious they are. Knowing Canon as a company that triple-checks everything for the highest possible quality, it could also be a minor issue. There have also been reports (by another, unknown source) that Canon is trying to figure out if and how they can fit EF lenses on a full-frame mirrorless body. A full-frame mirrorless camera with an EF mount would be fantastic!

We were first to report that Canon is working on a full-frame mirrorless camera, and that prototypes exist and are going through testing in Canon’s laboratories (not in the field, just in the labs). The source suggested that Canon may announce the full-frame mirrorless camera during 2016, likely towards the end of the year. So, no FF MILC coming from Canon in the near future.

I also wonder if we will see a new EOS M soon. I guess the EOS M3 is what Canon intends for “enthusiast-oriented”. While the EOS M3 is an excellent camera, I am missing some features to call it enthusiast-oriented.

Your thoughts are welcome…