Off Brand News: Sony Releases High-Speed Vision Sensor that Makes Detection and Tracking of Objects at 1,000 fps Possible

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High-speed vision sensor IMX38

Sony pushing technological innovation. Sony press release:

Tokyo, Japan—Sony Corporation today announced the release of the new IMX382 high-speed vision sensor, which enables detection and tracking of objects at 1,000 frames per second. Sony will begin shipping samples in October 2017.

This vision sensor features a stacked configuration with a back-illuminated pixel array and signal processing circuit layer. The circuit layer is equipped with image processing circuits and a programmable column-parallel processor, delivering high-speed target detection and tracking. This configuration enables high-sensitivity imaging thanks to the back-illuminated pixel array, with target detection and tracking at 1,000 frames per second. The new sensor uses information such as color and brightness obtained from pixels to detect objects, then extracts the object’s centroid, moment and motion vector, and finally outputs the information from the vision sensor in each frame.

This vision sensor has achieved imaging, target detection and tracking at 1,000 fps on a single chip. This not only expands the scope of application, but delivers new value that was difficult to obtain with conventional systems.

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Off Brand Rumor: Nikon D820 Specification Leaked

Off Brand Rumor: Nikon D820 Specification Leaked

While we still know very little about the Canon EOS 6D Mark II, beside some unsubstantiated claims about the annnouncement (Summer, they say), we have some specifications (pretty reliable, I guess) about the upcoming full-frame Nikon D820.

  • Announcement this summer, shipment in fall
  • 45-46MP sensor
  • Improved low and high ISO
  • New and improved version of SnapBridge
  • No built-in GPS
  • Tiltable LCD screen
  • Memory card slots: one SD and one XQD
  • New: AF system from the D5

Concerning the EOS 6D Mark II. Please note that we got rumors suggesting Canon may not release an EOS 6D Mark II but a full-frame mirrorless camera instead.

Canon EOS 7D Mark II firmware 1.1.1 no longer available (communication error)

Canon EOS 7D Mark II Firmware 1.1.1 No Longer Available (communication Error)

It doesn’t happen often. Canon pulled firmware 1.1.1 for the Canon EOS 7D Mark II because of the rare occurence of a communicstion error with the WiFi Adapter W-E1.

Canon advisory:

A communication error has been discovered when using the EOS 7D Mark II running Firmware Version 1.1.1, which version was released on April 27, 2017, in combination with the Wi-Fi Adapter W-E1.

Remote shooting with the Camera Connect App is not possible after connecting the EOS 7D Mark II to a smartphone via the Wi-Fi Adapter W-E1.
This error occurs for cameras that have been updated from Firmware Version 1.0.5 or earlier to Firmware Version 1.1.1
This phenomenon will not occur if the camera meets either of the two conditions below:

• If the camera has been updated from Firmware Version 1.1.0 to Firmware Version 1.1.1.
• If the camera was already equipped with Firmware Version 1.1.1 at the time of purchase.

We are currently making preparations to correct this phenomenon with the release of a firmware update in early June. In the meantime, the tentative countermeasure is as follows:

• Firmware Version 1.1.1 will no longer be available for download, and Firmware Version 1.1.0 will be made available for download again.
• Users whose camera is affected by this phenomenon are asked to download Firmware Version 1.1.0 and install Firmware Version 1.1.0 onto the camera.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience caused to customers, and we ask for your ongoing patience.

If you want the improvements and fixes provided in Firmware Version 1.1.1* applied to your camera, please contact the Canon Customer Support Center in your region and make a request for your camera to be re-updated to Firmware Version 1.1.1.
Firmware version 1.1.1 for the EOS 7D Mark II incorporates the following changes:

• Enhances reliability of communications when transferring images using Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E7 B.

• Corrects the phenomenon of Err70 which occurs with certain combinations of settings.

• Corrects the phenomenon in which in very rare cases the shutter can no longer be released.

• Enhances reliability of operations for specific custom function settings.

Firmware version 1.1.0 is available for Windows and Mac. If you have any enquiries, please contact us for further assistance.

Canon EOS 80D or Nikon D7500, which one is the better choice?

Canada based photographer, reviewer and RAW fan Jared Polin, aka FroKnowsPhoto, asks which one is the better choice between the Canon EOS 80D and Nikon D7500.

Even though the Canon EOS 80D is a year old how does it stack up next to the NEW Nikon D7500. This video is to help you decide based on the specs and what I know about these cameras, which one might be right for you.

Sigma firmware updates for 4 Canon mount lenses

 

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Please read the Sigma press release before applying the update.

Thank you for purchasing and using our products.

We would like to announce the availability of a new firmware update for the following Canon mount lenses.The lens firmware updates improve the AF accuracy when it is mounted on the SIGMA MOUNT CONVERTER MC-11 EF-E, and offers the improved usability for video shooting.For customers who own the following applicable products and the SIGMA USB DOCK, please update the lens firmware using SIGMA Optimization Pro.

【Applicable products】
・SIGMA 24-105mm F4 DG OS HSM | Art CANON
・SIGMA 17-70mm F2.8-4 DC MACRO OS HSM | Contemporary CANON
・SIGMA 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM | Contemporary CANON
・SIGMA 18-300mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM | Contemporary CANON

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CANON ANNOUNCES NEW FULLY INTEGRATED BRAND RE-LAUNCH ACROSS EUROPE

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Canon press release:

17 May 2017; Canon has today launched ‘Live for the story‘, an entirely new brand proposition for the consumer and professional imaging business across Europe, in a bid to shift perception of the company amongst a younger audience.

The fully integrated, through-the-line campaign, which launches today across 19 European markets, sees Canon’s new brand proposition take centre stage across all communications. ‘Live for the story’ encourages people to find special memories in all moments of their life, no matter where they are or what they are doing.

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