Canon USA Announces New Executive Appointments

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Canon press release:

MELVILLE, N.Y., July 11, 2016 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, has announced the recent promotion of Mr. Nobuhiko Kitajima to vice president and general manager of the business imaging solutions group as well as the appointment of Mr. N. Scott Millar as vice president and general manager of corporate human resources.

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Canon EOS 5D Mark IV specification speculation shows up on YouTube video [CW2]

A spec list taken from a YouTube video by user YannickFilms (the video is in German) is making its rounds.

Fifteen “facts” (read: specs) are suggested for the EOS 5D Mark IV:

  • Fact 1: 28 megapixel (maybe 32)
  • Fact 2: ISO 100-51200 (204,800)
  • Fact 3: 9 frames / second
  • Fact 4: 4K video
  • Fact 5: headphone jack
  • Fact 6: Price: 3500-3600 €
  • Fact 7: Touchscreen
  • Fact 8: It was already delivered to photographer
  • Fact 9: Will probably be presented at the Photokina 2016 in Cologne
  • Fact 10: 79 Digic processor
  • Fact 11: CFast 2.0 & SD card slots
  • Fact 12: Built-in WiFi & GPS
  • Fact 13: 61 autofocus points (41 cross type)
  • Fact 14: In spite of the new features Reduced weight
  • Fact 15: New kit lens (probably new version of the 24- 105mm lens)

Please be aware that the list is based on speculations, possible ones but still speculations. However, as you can see the list has some of the rumors that surfaced in the last months, along with some guessing.

I would usually not post this but I have since all the others are posting it too. It deserves a CW2 because the list is at least plausible. The whole rumor was taken from the video above.

Expect first reliable EOS 5D Mark IV rumors to start coming in towards the end of the month. Stay tuned…

Canon patent to avoid AF hunting through improved detection of AF errors

AF hunting

Canon patent for a method to avoid Auto-Focus hunting by improving the detection of AF errors. If I got it right, this is achieved by using a linear polarizer between the optics and the imaging sensor (any help appreciated). This should improve the detection of inconsistent AF measurements and hence reduce if not drop the so called “AF hunting”. According to the machine-translated patent literature, this is…

a technology that can detect the displacement direction and amount of focus without having to drive the focus group.

 

  • Patent Publication No. 2016-24391
    • Published 2016.2.8
    • Filing date 2014.7.23
  • Example 1
    • Zoom ratio 1.00
    • Focal length 293.46
    • F-number 2.93
    • Half angle of view (degrees) 4.22
    • Image height 21.63
    • Overall length of the lens 274.0
    • BF 59.13
  • Canon patent
    • When placed near squeezed retarder phase difference changes toward the periphery from the center, and a linearly polarized light having a vertical plane of vibration, the focus position of the direct polarized light having a horizontal oscillation plane deviates
    • Place the linear polarizer between the optical system and the imaging device, and polarization selection means
[via Egami]

 

Canon EOS M10 review (and you can win one, Photography Blog)

Canon EOS M10 Review (and You Can Win One, Photography Blog)

Canon EOS M10: Amazon | B&H Photo | Digitalrev | eBay | Adorama | Canon USA

Canon EOS M10 at a glance:

  • 18.0MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 6 Image Processor
  • 3.0″ 1.04m-Dot Tilting Touchscreen LCD
  • Full HD 1080p Video at 30/24 fps
  • Built-In Wi-Fi Connectivity NFC
  • Hybrid CMOS AF II, 49-Point System
  • Up to 4.6 fps and Expandable ISO 25600
  • Creative Assist and Self Portrait Mode

Photography Blog tested and reviewed the Canon EOS M10, Canon’s entry-level mirrorless camera.

In the conclusion they write:

The Canon EOS M10 has a lot more in common with the original EOS M from 2012 than last year’s more enthusiast-focused EOS M3, sharing the same 18 megapixel sensor and simplified control layout as Canon’s first compact system camera. Thankfully, it also inherits some of the EOS M3’s key improvements, including a much faster AF system and wi-fi/NFC connectivity. We can also pardon the omission of a viewfinder, flash hotshoe, second control dial, exposure compensation dial and handgrip, given the camera’s entry-level status. Perhaps the biggest step forward is the inclusion of the new EF-M 15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM collapsible standard zoom lens, which makes the overall package much more compact than before. The result is a relatively cheap and very cheerful camera that’s well suited to its target beginner audience, although more serious photographers will inevitably want to look elsewhere.

Photography Blog is also giving away a Canon EOS M10 with EF-M 15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM lens. Click here for your chance to win.

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[via Photography Blog]

Canon EOS C100 Mark II price drop, now at $3,999 (was $5,499)

Canon EOS C100 Mark II Price Drop, Now At $3,999 (was $5,499)

Canon EOS C100 Mark II at a glance:

  • Super 35mm 8.3MP CMOS Sensor + EF Mount
  • 1920x1080p 59.94/50/29.97/25/23.98
  • Built-In Dual Pixel CMOS AF Hardware
  • AVCHD + MP4 Recording
  • Dual SDHC/SDXC Media Card Slots
  • HDMI Output with Timecode & Canon Log
  • ISO 320 to 102,400
  • Canon Log and Wide DR Gamma
  • Two XLR Audio Connectors
  • Built-In 2.4 GHz & 5 GHz WiFi Capability

Huge price drops for Canon’s Cinema EOS cameras. After the C300 Mark II, also the C100 Mark II saw a big price drop by $1,500. The Canon C100 Mark II is now in sale at $3,999, which is a pretty good price for this kind of gear: B&H Photo | Adorama.

A Bit of Everything (Canon News)

Above:Miami Derezzed [4K Hyperlapse & Aerial] by Oliver KMIA

Today’s Gold Box deals at Amazon US, Amazon DE, Amazon UK, B&H Photo, eBay and Adorama

Flying with legends: Life in the clouds with John Dibbs – Canon Professional Network

Macro Photography Projects for a Rainy (Or Hot) Day – Canon Digital Learning Center

Sheffield Doc Fest 2016: Nick Read on shooting cinematic feature docs with the Canon C300 – NewsShooter

This YouTube Channel is All About DIY Repairs on Cameras and Lenses – PetaPixel

Canon Said My Lens Was Dead… So I Fixed It Myself for $140 – PetaPixel

Canon Announces Filmmaker Anna Akana as Its Next Rebel With A Cause, Continuing a Year-Long Celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the Canon EOS Rebel SLR Camera – Canon USA

Photography Myths and Stereotypes | Can UV Filters Actually Ruin Your Images? – SLR Lounge

What Is Canon’s Ultimate Portrait Lens: 85mm, 100mm, 135mm, or 200mm? – Fstoppers


Above: Mind-Blowing Experiments with Infrared Cinematography – No Film School


Above: 1,000 Hours and 300,000 Photos Went Into This Timelapse of Europe – PetaPixel