Thanks Ebrahim. A photo of Canon’s new 8K camera system (development announcement) sent in by a CW reader. He says:
Body is identical to C300II but it records externally using an intermediate module then to Four Odyssey 7Q+ 4K recorders (Four 4096×2016 signals making up DCI 8K) up to 60p.
Can’t say with 100% confidence that it is the real thing. But I guess it is. The photo was posted on Imgur.
Canon might announce a new EF 85mm L lens in 2016, possibly at Photokina 2016.
The new 85mm is said to feature Blue Spectrum Refractive Optics first seen on the new EF 35mm f/1.4L II lens. Moreover, the new 85mm is weather sealed (as all recent L lenses), might have a new manual focus system, and it might be lighter. Will it still be f/1.2? No info so far.
We are currently flooded by Canon rumors. Take everything with a big grain of salt. The EF 85mm f/1.2L was released in 2003, a replacement is plausible.[via CR]
Canon press release:
Canon U.S.A. Unveils The Future Of Imaging Technology At EXPO 2015 New York
Once-Every-Five-Year Exhibition Brings Together Powerful Products, Cutting-Edge Technology and Inspirational Ideas
NEW YORK, September 9, 2015 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today commences its Canon EXPO 2015 New York, an imaging showcase galvanized by the visionary experience of New York and inspiring visitors to see impossible by providing a peek into the Company’s vision for the future. This once-every-five-year event offers attendees the rare chance to see and experience the incredible breadth of Canon’s imaging technology, as well as a glimpse into future products, solutions and services that will transform the way customers live, work and share experiences.
“Throughout history, from roll film to digital cameras, wooden printing presses to inkjet technology, creators have relied on technology to discover new worlds and further the progress of mankind. When we embark on new adventures, we explore uncharted territories, choosing to see what’s never been seen, and doing what has never been done,” said Joe Adachi, chairman and CEO, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “As today’s creators explore their world, continuing to dream and discover, Canon will be there for the journey, ready at the helm to provide the right technology to see impossible.”
Update: I just learned (thanks lw) that this rumor originated from a forum. I am not downgrading it because all in all it sounds plausible and it is covered by previous rumors. But still.
A rumor suggesting a set of feature for the upcoming (2016) Canon EOS 6D Mark II. Some of the specs leaked first here on CW. Please note that it seldom happens that spec lists leaking months before an announcement are very accurate.
- 24mp Full Frame CMOS
- 1.5 stops better at higher ISO
- Low-light autofocus (centre point) at -5 EV
- Two AF systems are currently being tested or the EOS 6D Mark II and which was chosen is unknown at this time. There will be more AF points than the current camera.
- WiFi with NFC and GPS
- Wireless battery charging with the Qi standard
- Internally Canon switches from VxWorks (Could have meant DRYOS) to an Android-based embedded OS, 6D Mark II will be the first Android-based camera from Canon.
- Dual-pixel autofocus technology
- Swivel LCD a-la-70D
- Anti-flicker a-la-7DII
- Will ship in a new box design in gold colour.
Take it with lotsa salt, but if true this makes up a pretty solid replacement for the EOS 6D. Basically, the suggested spec lists confirms many things we have already anticipated: the EOS 6D Mark II will continue to be Canon’s entry level full-frame DSLR, it may have a tiltable touchscreen, WiFi and GPS, and Dual Pixel AF. Having an AF system able to focus even at -5EV would be a game changer to me.
The quoted rumor also suggests two AF systems are currently tested. I was told there are two 6D2 models undergoing tests. I think my source then likely got confused. Finally, I am bit sceptical about the EOS 6D Mark II being an Android-based DSLR.
See all Canon EOS 6D Mark II rumors here. What do you think?[via CR]