Nikon set to announce their full frame mirrorless camera within a week…not?

Full Frame Mirrorless Camera Nikon Rumors

It seems it wasn’t that sure Nikon would announce their first full frame mirrorless camera in a few days.

Nikon Rumors clarified that

[…] the July 23rd date is just one of the rumored details I have reported about the upcoming Nikon mirrorless camera […] I have not seen the usual signs that precede a typical Nikon announcement and I am not sure if the official announcement will take place next week.

At the end, it’s likely we have to wait some more time. However, some specifications attributed to Nikon’s full frame mirrorless camera have already leaked,

To see all rumors about Canon’s full frame mirrorless camera click here.

Canon working on Electronic Viewfinder with Eye Sensor, patent suggests

Eye Sensor

Thanks Angela for the tip.

Interesting patent application (US20180164881) describing an external EVF with eye sensor. Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem Canon is working on eye tracking AF but just on a sensor that turns the power of the EVF on and off. Good to safe battery juice.

An electronic apparatus equipped with an eye sensor holding structure that is capable of preventing erroneous detection of an eye sensor without increasing the number of members and of improving an appearance without increasing stray light. An eye sensor that detects an eye-contact state is implemented on a circuit board. A protection window is provided so as to cover a front of the eye sensor and is held in a state where the circuit board is positioned thereto. The protection window is fitted and positioned to an exterior member that has an opening through which the protection window is exposed to external appearance. An elastic member generates energization force for pushing the eye sensor so as to be contact with the protection window and for pushing the protection window so as to be contact with the exterior member.

As usual, I’m glad for any help understanding the patent literature.

US20180164881A1

Nikon working on finger sensor able to understand photographer’s emotions, patent suggests

Nikon

Nikon patent application 2017-143581 describes a camera with a finger sensor that can understand basic emotions of the photographer.

The sensors are built into the sides of lenses and on the front and back of a DSLR. The sensor can detect biometric information like the heart rate, body temperature, blood pressure, perspiration, and also the pressure you put on the grip. From this data, a simple neuronal network (read basic AI) can get a hint about the photographer’s emotion and act accordingly.

Excerpt from the patent literature:

PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To solve the problem in which, while a viewer who views a photographed image can enjoy the photographed image more deeply if a photographer’s emotion at a time of photographing can be understood, how to enjoy such images cannot be realized with the conventional apparatus.
SOLUTION: The display device includes: an input unit for inputting biometric information of a photographer at a time of photographing an image; a display unit for displaying the image; and a processing unit for estimating an emotion at the time of photographing from the biological information of the photographer and processing an image to be displayed on the display unit on the basis of the estimated emotion.

Canon are you listening?

[via PP]

Amazon Prime Day started – Thousand of deals to choose from

Amazon Prime Day

Amazon started Prime Day, a promotional event where Amazon Prime members can access a huge set of deals. Amazon Prime day last until July 18, 2018.

All Amazon branches are taking part in Prime Day:

Amazon USAmazon CanadaAmazon GermanyAmazon UKAmazon FranceAmazon Italy – Amazon Spain

Please note: You have to be a prime member to grab the deals. Discounted price will be seen only at the time the deal starts. European customers can buy from any Amazon Europe store. US customers have to wait until 3pm EST.

Amazon Germany is offering:

Amazon Europe stores have deals on SanDisk memory cards:Amazon GermanyAmazon UKAmazon FranceAmazon ItalT and Amazon Spain.


More selected and exclusive deals…

Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II First Look and Hand’s On Video Review

Canon EF 70-200mm F/4L IS II

Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II at a glance:

  • EF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/4 to f/32
  • One Fluorite Element and Two UD Elements
  • Super Spectra Coating
  • Ring-Type Ultrasonic Motor AF System
  • Optical Image Stabilizer
  • Internal Focus, Focus Range Limiter
  • Weather-Sealed Construction
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm

Dustin Abbott posted a first look and hand’s on video on the new Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II lens. The video lasts 20 minutes and can be seen below.

The new Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II is in stock at major retailers in the US, price is $1,299: B&H Photo | Adorama | Amazon.

Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II world-wide:

Australia: Amazon, Adorama, B&H Photo, Digitalrev, eBay Australia, Alibaba
Canada: Amazon Canada, DigitalRev, Adorama, B&H Photo, eBay Canada, Canon Canada, KEH Camera
France: Amazon FR, DigitalRev, eBay FR, Canon France
Germany/Austria/Switzerland: Amazon DE, DigitalRev, eBay DE, Wex Photo Video, Canon Deutschland
Italy: Amazon IT, DigitalRev, eBay IT, Canon Italia
United Kingdom/Ireland: Amazon UK, Park Cameras, Wex Photo Video, DigitalRev, eBay.uk, Canon UK
USA: Amazon, B&H Photo, Digitalrev, eBay, Adorama, KEH Camera, Canon USA

Canon Store Summer Flash Sale on select items

Canon Store

The Canon Store has a 2 days Summer Sale going on. Click here to see all discounted items.

Also, do not miss the listings of refurbished gear (that’s where the best deals are hidden):