(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.

(CW3) More Canon EOS 5Ds and EOS 5Ds R Specifications

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Canon EOS 5Ds

After the leaked specs and image of the upcoming Canon EOS 5Ds and 5Ds R, I got some more tidbits about the specs (thanks).

Here is the new specification list (lines in bold are the new specs):

  • 50.6MP full-size CMOS sensor (53MP total count)
  • 5DS R is without low-pass filter
  • Magnesium alloy body
  • Dust and water sealed
  • Dual processor DIGIC6
  • Regular sensitivity ISO 100-6400, expand to 12800
  • Continuous shooting 5 frames / sec.
  • High precision 61-point AF, 41 cross type
  • EOS iTR AF
  • 150,000 pixel RGB + IR photometry sensor
  • Added “fine detail” to the Picture Style
  • 1.3x and 1.6x crop shooting mode
  • Customizable “Quick Control Screen”
  • Time-lapse movie
  • Anti-flicker
  • Interval Timer
  • Bulb timer
  • No headphone terminal
  • No DAF
  • No HDMI output for video (clean out) Not to compete with 5D III other video features are same.

The source also stated that the sensor is made by Canon using a new CMOS manufacturing process. I rate this rumor CW3 (added specs and sensor stuff). This is post is just a small update, the discussion is going on with the first post about the leaked specs and image.

(CW3) Is the Canon Powershot G1 X Mark III Canon’s next Large Sensor Compact Camera? (20MP, 25x zoom, WiFi, NFC, more specs)

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The Canon Powershot G1 X

I got some specs (thanks) for a new Powershot camera, the Powershot G3 X (or G1 X Mark III). I can not yet confirm it is the anticipated large sensor Powershot. Given the high ISOs it may well be. There is no “G2 X”, and both the PowerShot G1 X and PowerShot G1 X Mark II had an 1.5″ sensor. In any case, this is one of the new Powershot cameras Canon will announce next week.

The specifications:

  • Powershot G1 X Mark III (or maybe 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) Image and Specs of Canon 5Ds and 5Ds R leaked (50MP sensor) – Updated 2, user poll, more specs, sensor by Canon

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UPDATE 2: In the meantime a more detailed spec list leakedBoth DSLRs will be available late March/April 2015.

– 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)

UPDATE

I got some more tidbits about the specs (thanks). Here is the new specification list (lines in bold are the new specs):

  • 50.6MP full-size CMOS sensor (53MP total count)
  • 5DS R is without low-pass filter
  • Magnesium alloy body
  • Dust and water sealed
  • Dual processor DIGIC6
  • Regular sensitivity ISO 100-6400, expand to 12800
  • Continuous shooting 5 frames / sec.
  • High precision 61-point AF, 41 cross type
  • EOS iTR AF
  • 150,000 pixel RGB + IR photometry sensor
  • Added “fine detail” to the Picture Style
  • 1.3x and 1.6x crop shooting mode
  • Customizable “Quick Control Screen”
  • Time-lapse movie
  • Anti-flicker
  • Interval Timer
  • Bulb timer
  • No headphone terminal
  • No DAF
  • No HDMI output for video (clean out). Not to compete with 5D III other video features are same.

The source also stated that the sensor is made by Canon using a new CMOS manufacturing process. I rate the added specs as CW3. The new specs (if real) confirm that these are DSLRs not oriented to the videographers.

ORIGINAL POST

Image and specs of the upcoming Canon 5Ds and EOS 5Ds R leaked at digicame-info. Two models will be announced next week, the EOS 5Ds and the EOS 5Ds R. Yesss, it’s a full-frame, high resolution Canon DSLR! 🙂

The specs look impressing:

  • 50.6MP full-size CMOS sensor
  • 5DS R is without low-pass filter
  • Magnesium alloy body
  • Dust and water sealed
  • Dual processor DIGIC6
  • Regular sensitivity ISO 100-6400
  • Continuous shooting 5 frames / sec.
  • High precision 61-point AF
  • EOS iTR AF
  • 150,000 pixel RGB + IR photometry sensor
  • Added “fine detail” to the Picture Style
  • 1.3x and 1.6x crop shooting mode
  • Customizable “Quick Control Screen”
  • Time-lapse movie
  • Anti-flicker
  • Interval Timer
  • Bulb timer

There is no mention of Dual Pixel AF. Hence I think these cameras are not oriented to the videographers crowd. Moreover, looking at the so far leaked specs these appear to be DSLRs heavily oriented to stills photography. Another surprise is the relatively small ISO range, topping at ISO 6400, which makes me think that Canon wanted to keep sensor noise low. The pixel density of a full-frame 50MP sensor is more or less the same as on a 20MP APS-C sensor. The EOS 5Ds and EOS 5Ds R are not for the sport and wildlife photogs out there. Both cameras are for studio and landscape photography.

The two crop modes are an interesting feature, for sure it was on the wish list of many pros, and it is a primer for Canon. All in all, and judging according to the specs, these are two cameras that professional photographers will love. Looks like Canon is well listening to the needs of their customers.

The big question is: is this a Sony sensor?!? What do you think?

Do you think the EOS 5Ds and EOS 5Ds R have a sensor made by Sony?

  • YES (48%, 1,146 Votes)
  • NO (28%, 681 Votes)
  • Don't know/don't care (24%, 582 Votes)

Total Voters: 2,409

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[via digicame-info]