New Canon mirrorless camera coming Q3-Q4 2016? [CW4]

New Canon Mirrorless Camera Coming Q3-Q4 2016? [CW4]

We already knew that Canon will likely announce a new mirrorless camera during 2016. Now we have sort of a confirmation by a Canon executive.

Please note: the following text is machine translated with some editorial additions and corrections. The original article was posted on ascii.jp (emphasis mine).

Canon Marketing Japan Imaging System Company, president Yagi Koichi Managing Executive Officer [says] “in the third quarter and fourth quarter of 2015, we have been able to ship a lot of mirror-less […] cameras, [but we are] not yet satisfied […]. At present [we are working on] new products, but [we can not] mention, the third quarter in 2016, towards the fourth quarter and that the mirror-less market is forecast to grow, Canon’s share of the mirror-less camera market [in the last] two years ago [was] the 4. position, we want to aim at the 3. position [intended as ranking, editor’s note]. By all means [we want to get the] second place this year […]. And, because second place [is the] middle of the goal, [as] soon as possible [we] want to take the seat of the number one[…].

Canon Marketing Japan Shibasaki Hiroshi Director and Senior Managing Executive Officer, says it also “to implement an aggressive sales promotion measures to tow the camera market with a focus on mirror-less camera.”

While a full-frame Canon mirrorless camera is rumored since a while, I guess the interview refers to a new model of the EOS M line-up. What do you think…?

[via ascii.jp]

Canon EOS-1D X Mark II hands-on and previews round-up

Canon EOS-1D X Mark II Hands-on And Previews Round-up

Canon’s new flagship, the Canon EOS-1D X Mark II, is here, announced world-wide yesterday. Time for a first round-up of hands-on reviews.

  • Good sport: a closer look at Canon’s EOS-1D X Mark II – DPReview
  • X-Factor: We examine Canon’s EOS-1D X Mark II – DPReview
  • Canon EOS-1D X Mark II hands-on review – Imaging Resource
  • Canon EOS-1D X Mark II hands-on review – Digital Camera World
  • Canon EOS-1D X vs. EOS-1D X Mark II, what’s new? – Pocket-Lint
  • Canon EOS-1D X Mark II Preview – Photography Blog

  • Canon EOS 1D X Mark II hands-on first look – Digital Photographer
  • Exhaustive introduction to the Canon EOS-1D X Mark II, with videos, by Canon Australia
  • Hands on: Canon EOS-1D X Mark II review – TechRadar
  • Top 10 New Features Of The Canon EOS-1D X Mark II – Park Cameras
  • Canon launch 4K EOS-1D X mkII pro DSLR – we go hands on. Including testing the touch screen AF – News Shooter

Pre-order Canon EOS-1D X Mark II at $5,999: B&H Photo | Adorama  | Amazon

Pre-order Canon WFT-E8A Wireless file transmitter for EOS-1D X Mark II at $599: B&H Photo | Adorama | Amazon


 

  • 20.2MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor
  • Dual DIGIC 6+ Image Processors
  • 3.2″ 1.62m-Dot Touchscreen LCD Monitor
  • DCI 4K Video at 60 fps, 8.8MP Still Grab
  • 61-Point High Density Reticular AF II
  • Native ISO 51200, Expanded to ISO 409600
  • 14 fps Shooting, 16 fps in Live View
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF and Movie Servo AF
  • Built-In GPS, CFast & CF Card Slots
  • Includes 64GB CFast 2.0 Card and Reader
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EOS-1D X Mark II weather sealings

First Canon EOS-1D X Mark II deal – Premium Kit with 64GB cFast card and reader/writer on sale at $5,999 (reg.$6,299)

First Canon EOS-1D X Mark II Deal – Premium Kit With 64GB CFast Card And Reader/writer On Sale At $5,999 (reg.$6,299)

Can’t say if this is a mistake or not. However, if you pre-order the Canon EOS-1D X Mark II Premium Kit at Amazon US you’ll pay $5,999 instead of $6,299. The Premium Kit comes with a 64GB SanDisk cFast 2.0 card and a card reader/writer.

Pre-order Canon EOS-1D X Mark II at $5,999: B&H Photo | Adorama  | Amazon

Pre-order Canon WFT-E8A Wireless file transmitter for EOS-1D X Mark II at $599: B&H Photo | Adorama | Amazon

  • 20.2MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor
  • Dual DIGIC 6+ Image Processors
  • 3.2″ 1.62m-Dot Touchscreen LCD Monitor
  • DCI 4K Video at 60 fps, 8.8MP Still Grab
  • 61-Point High Density Reticular AF II
  • Native ISO 51200, Expanded to ISO 409600
  • 14 fps Shooting, 16 fps in Live View
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF and Movie Servo AF
  • Built-In GPS, CFast & CF Card Slots
  • Includes 64GB CFast 2.0 Card and Reader

Canon EOS-1D X Mark II officially announced and available for pre-order (and presentation videos)

Canon EOS-1D X Mark II Officially Announced And Available For Pre-order (and Presentation Videos)
  • 20.2MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor
  • Dual DIGIC 6+ Image Processors
  • 3.2″ 1.62m-Dot Touchscreen LCD Monitor
  • DCI 4K Video at 60 fps, 8.8MP Still Grab
  • 61-Point High Density Reticular AF II
  • Native ISO 51200, Expanded to ISO 409600
  • 14 fps Shooting, 16 fps in Live View
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF and Movie Servo AF
  • Built-In GPS, Optional Wi-Fi Transmitter
  • Mag. Alloy Body, CFast & CF Card Slots

Now it’s official. Canon announced the Canon EOS-1D X Mark II to the world (press text below).

Pre-order Canon EOS-1D X Mark II at $5,999: B&H Photo | Adorama  | Amazon

Pre-order Canon WFT-E8A Wireless file transmitter for EOS-1D X Mark II at $599: B&H Photo | Adorama | Amazon

More EOS-1D X Mark II info at Canon Europe. CanonUSA posted a series of Canon EOS-1D X Mark II walkthrough videos:

 

Canon press release:

Fast, Formidable, And 4K, All-In-One Camera Canon U.S.A. Introduces The EOS-1D X Mark II Professional Digital Camera

Delivering Precise and Reliable Performance with Versatility for Any Photo or Video Professional

MELVILLE, N.Y. – Rising to meet the rigorous and evolving demands of professional photographers and videographers, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging, is proud to announce the new EOS-1D X Mark II DSLR camera. With a new 20.2 megapixel 35mm Full Frame Canon CMOS sensor and Dual DIGIC 6+ Image Processors, the EOS-1D X Mark II professional digital camera delivers stunning image quality and speed. Combining the ability to capture high-resolution still images at speeds up to 14 frames per second as well as stunning high-definition video up-to-4K 60P featuring Canon’s proprietary Dual Pixel CMOS Autofocus (AF) technology, the Canon EOS-1D X Mark II camera becomes the ideal camera for any professional image creator.

The new flagship Canon EOS-1D X Mark II features several firsts for EOS cameras including:

  • Newly developed 20.2 megapixel 35mm Full Frame Canon CMOS sensor;
  • Continuous shooting speeds of up-to-14 frames per second (fps) with Auto Exposure (AE) and predictive AF for viewfinder shooting and up to 16 fps1 in Live View mode;
  • Dual DIGIC 6+ Image Processors that transfer image data at extremely high speed for extended bursts during continuous shooting – up-to-170 consecutive RAW images at 14 fps. When shooting JPEG images you’re only limited by memory card capacity 2;
  • Capable of shooting 4K 60P and Full HD 120P video with Dual Pixel CMOS AF;
  • Enhanced wireless functionality (with the optional accessory Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E8) that supports the new high-speed IEEE 802.11ac standard and the ability to easily transfer photos and videos to compatible smartphones using Canon’s Camera Connect app*;
  • Digital Lens Optimizer to help correct aberrations in-camera (a feature that previously required post-processing on an external computer);
  • Improved 61-point viewfinder AF with expanded coverage and all AF-points selectable and supported to a maximum aperture of f/8;
  • Improved AI Servo III+ predictive AF algorithm for better accuracy;
  • Continuous red illumination of all AF points within the camera’s Intelligent Viewfinder II.
  • Compatibility with both CF and CFast memory cards for optimal performance and versatility.

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