(CW5) Detailed Canon EOS 5Ds and 5Ds R Specifications Leaked (41 cross type AF, electronic level, face recognition, and more)

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More specifications of the upcoming Canon EOS 5Ds and EOS 5Ds R full-frame DLSRs leaked at digicame-info. Some of the new specs leaked yesterday here at CW. Announcement Friday February 6th. Both DSLRs will be available late March/April 2015.

The updated spec list:

– Sensor Effective Pixels 50.6MP. The total number of pixels 53MP CMOS
– 5DS R is a low-pass filter is disabled
– RAW (50MP), M-RAW (28MP), S-RAW (12.4MP)
– Media CF (UDMA7), SD / SDHC / SDXC (UHS-I)
– Dual DIGIC6
– Crop 1.3x and 1.6x
– Finder penta prism, 100% field of view, magnification 0.71 times, the eye point 21mm
– Electronic Level
– Grid display
– AF 61 points (41 points cross type). EV-2 support.
– ITR AF
– Anti-flicker
– Time-lapse movie
– Bulb timer
– Live View, the contrast AF (face recognition)
– 150,000 pixel RGB-TR metering sensor. 252 zone TTL metering
– EOS iSA system
– ISO100-6400 (extended with ISO50 and ISO12800)
– The shutter speed is 30 seconds -1/8000 seconds. Synchro is 1/200 sec
– Continuous shooting 5 frames / sec.
– Video 1920×1080 30fps (ALL-I or IPB)
– LCD monitor 3.2 inches 1.04 million dot
– Mini HDMI output terminal. External microphone terminal
– Battery LP-E6N / LP-E6
– The size 152 x 116.4 x 76.4mm
– Weighs 930g (CIPA guidelines). 845g (body only)

[via digicame-info]

(CW4) The Canon Powershot G3 X is Canon’s Next Large Sensor Compact Camera (20MP, 25x zoom, WiFi, NFC)

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The Canon Powershot G1 X

I posted the specs yesterday but since I got confirmation from a good source I can upgrade the rumor to CW4. Yesterday I wasn’t sure if the new Powershot will be named G1 X Mark III or G3 X. I can now confirm that the name is Powershot G3 X. Announcement February 6th.

The specifications:

  • Powershot G3 X
  • 20.2mp 1 inch back illuminated cmos
  • Wi-fi
  • NFC
  • 5 fps
  • f/2.8-f5.6. 25x zoom. 28-600mm zoom (35 equiv.)
  • 3.2 inch touch screen
  • ISO 12800 expand to 25600
  • Full HD. 59.94 fps

About our rumor rating:

  • CW1 – probably fake rumor, not reliable
  • CW2 – rumor from an unknown/new source, but otherwise at least a plausible rumor
  • CW3 – a 50% chance to be real, coming from a known source, or from new source with good insight in Canon’s business
  • CW4 – rumor from a known source that was right in the past
  • CW5 – as good as certain to be true

(CW5) Detailed Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L Lens Specifications Leaked

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Detailed specifications of the upcoming Canon EF 11-24mm f4/L lens leaked at digicame-info.

– Lens arrangement 16 sheets group 11
– 4 aspherical lens (large diameter grinding aspheric single, large-diameter glass molded aspherical one, two glass mold aspherical)
– One Super UD lens, one UD lens
– SWC coating (two-sided)
– ASC coating (one side)
– The fluorine-coded into the rear lens and the front lens
– Diaphragm blades nine. The aperture circular
– Minimum aperture is F22
– In the shortest shooting distance is 24mm 0.28m, 0.32m in 11mm
– 0.16 times at the maximum photographic magnification is 24mm, 0.06 times in 11mm
– AF motor ring USM
– Full-time manual focus
– Dust and water
– Rear gelatin filter holder
– Total length 132mm, maximum diameter 108mm
– Weight 1180g

[via digicame-info]

(CW3) Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Coming in August 2015?

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We know that Canon will announce the EOS 5Ds and EOS 5Ds R next week – but what’s going on with the EOS 5D Mark IV?

Northlight Images says they have been told that the EOS 5D Mark IV will be announced in August. The EOS 5D Mark IV is said to come with improved video and still performance and features, and with just a modest increase in resolution.

As we reported first, the EOS 5D Mark IV will most probably have 4k video recording. This will be a DSLR oriented to the sport, action and event photographers. I am sure the EOS 5D Mark IV will push Canon already exceptional low-light performance to new boundaries.

About our rumor rating:

  • CW1 – probably fake rumor, not reliable
  • CW2 – rumor from an unknown/new source, but otherwise at least a plausible rumor
  • CW3 – a 50% chance to be real, coming from a known source, or from new source with good insight in Canon’s business
  • CW4 – rumor from a known source that was right in the past
  • CW5 – as good as certain to be true
[via Northlight Images]

Canon Wants to Dominate the Mirrorless Market by 2017

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Dicahub posted an interesting analysis of a BNC report on shares in the mirrorless market in Japan.

Two interesting things. If you look at the graph above, you can see that Sony lost market shares towards the end of 2014, and that Canon gained shares (to a small degree). The other interesting thing, not visible in the graph but mentioned in the original BNC article, is that Canon wants to become the leader of the mirrorless market by 2017. During the period 2015-2017 Canon is targeting an annual revenue growth of 4% in 2017 to 741 billion yen sales, with an operating profit of 37 billion yen.

Next week Canon will announce the EOS M3, and we will see if Canon’s next MILC is a step in the right direction.

[via Dicahub]

Canon EOS-1D C Gets a $4,000 Price Drop on Sunday, February 1st

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As reported a few weeks ago, the Canon EOS-1D C will get a price drop. Starting Sunday, February 1st, the EOS-1D C will sell for $7,999 instead of $11,999 – that’s $4,000 price drop. If you are on the fence for the top of Canon’s DSLR line-up then Sunday is your day. Adorama has the link ready: Canon EOS-1D C for $7,999.