Canon EOS-1D X Mark II almost ready? [CW3]

Canon EOS-1D X Mark II Almost Ready? [CW3]

A new rumor suggests the Canon EOS-1D X Mark II has come out of pre-production. It’s said that the EOS-1D X Mark II is already actively used by photographers around the world, for the latest tests and to produce marketing material.

No specs have been leaked so far. A 24MP sensor is rumored, and a burst rate of 14 fps. Moreover, some bits emerged about a new AF system (every new camera is always rumored to have a new AF system) and some vague new viewfinder technology.

The Canon EOS-1D X Mark II is expected to be announced in 2015, the question is when. Stay tuned for more.

For comparison, the EOS-1D X specs:

  • 18.1 MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor
  • Dual DIGIC 5+ Image Processors
  • 3.2″ 1.04m-Dot ClearView II LCD Monitor
  • Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 30 fps
  • 61-Point High Density Reticular AF
  • Native ISO 51200, Extended to ISO 204800
  • 12 fps RAW+JPEG Shooting, 14 fps in JPEG
  • 100k-Pixel RGB Metering Sensor & EOS iSA
  • Magnesium Alloy Body, Dual CF Card Slots
  • 1000BASE-TX Gigabit Ethernet Terminal

All Canon EOS-1D X Mark II rumors.

[via CR]

Gold Box Deal for Europe: SanDisk 16GB and 64GB Extreme Pro memory cards (starting 10am & 11am Berlin time)

Gold Box Deal For Europe: SanDisk 16GB And 64GB Extreme Pro Memory Cards (starting 10am & 11am Berlin Time)

Amazon Germany has a Blitzangebot (Gold Box Deal) on SanDisk Extreme Pro Class 10 (95MB/s) memory cards:

The deal is offered by Amazon Germany but can be purchased from all around Europe. To see all upcoming Blitzdeals at Amazon Germany click here (check horizontal bar).

sandisk extreme pro

[via Fuji Rumors]

Canon developing portable zoom lens for 4K broadcast cameras

Canon Developing Portable Zoom Lens For 4K Broadcast Cameras

More (technical) information here.

TOKYO, August 25, 2015—Canon Inc. today announced that the Company is currently developing a portable-type zoom lens that realizes exceptional optical performance to support use with 4K broadcast cameras employing 2/3-inch sensors. Canon will exhibit the lens for reference at the 2015 Beijing International Radio, TV & Film Exhibition (BIRTV), to be held from August 26 to 29 in Beijing, China.

As 4K-resolution content, which traces its beginnings to the movie-production industry, continues to gain ground in the broadcasting industry, initiatives are currently underway to implement 4K broadcasting in countries around the world with an increasing number of professionals making use of equipment supporting 4K production.

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Canon announces 2015 Visa pour l’Image plans

Canon Announces 2015 Visa Pour L’Image Plans

To find out more about the latest updates and plans for the 27th Visa pour l’Image international festival of photojournalism, please visit the Visa pour l’Image website.

Press release:

Canon today announces its annual programme of activities for Visa pour l’Image 2015, the international festival of photojournalism held in Perpignan, France, taking place from 31 August until 6 September (pro week) with the exhibitions continuing until 13 September…

In its 26th year of partnership, Canon will run an inspiring and interactive series of events throughout the seven-day festival that champions the very best in photojournalism and reflects Canon’s passion for powerful images. This year the Canon programme will include:

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