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Another Weird Rumor About A Supposed Foveon-Like Sensor By Canon

Foveon-Like Sensor By Canon

Another rumor about the possibility that Canon may work on a new sensor design (Foveon-like sensor?), for a camera supposed to be announced in 2015.

The rumor states that “someone from Canon” payed a visit to some NYC-based studios with a “test 1D-X” body to do some strictly supervised test. So strictly supervised that images were allowed to be processed only on a special laptop (carried along with the camera). No images were allowed to be kept.

Apparently this test-camera produced images of about the same size of the EOS 5D Mark III, but showing a better color rendition and more details, and no moire-artifacts. This super-secret camera is supposed to be announced at the end of 2014 and more plausibly during 2015. If the images are of the same size of the 5D3 it can’t be the high-res sensor that others are speculating about.

Can’t say anything about that. However, it is true that Canon filed a patent for a Foveon-sensor some time ago. Please note that the reported rumor isn’t mentioning a Foveon-like sensor. That’s an information I got some time ago and didn’t post because I didn’t consider it reliable. The better color rendition, more details and no moiré point all in this direction.

The Canon-rumor-mill is getting chaotic in the last months, and I have to say that I am starting to feel always more reluctant to report all the rumors that surface on the web. There is a lot of wishful thinking related to Canon gear that’s floating around, especially since Sony announced their three A7 camera in the last month. But then: it’s Canon Watch’s duty to be on top of everything related to Canon.

[via NL]
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