Canon’s full frame mirrorless camera might have a dedicated sensor [CW3]


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Still nothing sure about Canon’s upcoming full frame mirrorless camera. Just a bit suggesting Canon will use a sensor developed specifically for their full frame mirrorless camera. No EOS 6D Mark II or 5D Mark IV sensor.

The suggestion  seems to come from an internal presentation at Canon. The announcement Canon’s full frame mirrorless camera might happen at Fall 2018.

EOS M1 is rumored to be the moniker of Canon’s full frame MILC.

We know Nikon is now seriously committed to mirrorless, let’s hope Canon eventually does the same.

These are the tidbits about Canon’s full frame mirrorless camera, these:

  • Dedicated full frame CMOS sensor
  • Different sources and sites were reporting that early prototypes exist, at least to be tested inside Canon’s labs. This intel came in 2016 and early 2017.
  • Canon is possibly working on a full-frame mirrorless camera with EF mount. There have been rumors saying that Canon is delaying this camera because of issues in implementing the EF mount. There is a lot of talk about this. If Canon manages to engineer a full-frame mirrorless camera with EF mount, thus allowing us to use our beloved EF lenses on a smaller and hopefully performing body, it will be a winner. Imagine what you could do with a MILC that goes along with your EF lenses. There is serious a chance we may see this.
  • The latest bit of info I got suggests Canon will announce a full-frame mirrorless camera with a sensor having a resolution of 36-38MP.
  • A possible announcement date is around Photokina 2018, which happens in September.

Stay tuned


Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III rumored specifications update [CW4]

Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III Rumored Specifications Update [CW4]

A new, updated specification list for the PowerShot G1 X Mark III emerged from the web.

  • 24.2mp APS-C Sensor
  • DIGIC 7
  • 24-70mm f/2.8-5.6 (35mm equivalent)
  • Dynamic IS
  • Touch AF
  • Dust & water resistant
  • OLED Electronic View Finder (EVF)

We already knew the PowerShot G1 X Mark III was going to have an 24MP APS-C sensor. The 24-70mm lens makes perfectly sense. The EVF is a welcome feature. If this specs get confirmed it will be a well rounded small camera with fixed lens and a large sensor. I add to the list above that the G1 X Mark III will also have Dual Pixel AF.

It was about time for Canon to beef up the PowerShot line-up. Previous rumors suggested more upcoming PowerShot G-series cameras might have an APS-C sensor. At the time of writing I would be a bit cautious with that. Likely the top of the line PowerShot G1 X Mark III might be the only new PowerShot with an APS-C sensor.

Stay tuned…

Canon EOS 7D Mark III specification wishlist surfaces [CW1]

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EOS 7D Mark III coming with a 30MP sensor? (Image: EOS 7D Mark II)

A list of supposed Canon EOS 7D Mark III specifications makes the rounds on the web. Please note. Though being credited to us, we have nothing to do with this list. It’s weird to see people who never credits us eventually doing it with rumors that do bot belong to us.

The specification list below is more of a wishlist, and I am not sure all specs would be possible. We posted a tidbit about the EOS 7D Mark III sensor, murmured to have a resolution around 30MP, and that it will most likely have 4K video (we did not say anything about crop factor). All the rest was added and does not come from us.

  • 30MP sensor
  • 4K video/30p 1.4x
  • 12 fps
  • No AA filter
  • 1D X Mark II focusing
  • Tilting touch screen
  • CFast/SD
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • Price around $2,000

While some things make sense and are plausible (12fps, tilting screen, WiFi), others do not.

The EOS 7D Mark III is expected to be announced next year. No exact announcement date is known so far, though you can think it may happen somewhen in summer.

Stay tuned…

Deal: X-Rite ColorMunki Photo Color Management Solution – $299 (reg. $459)

Deal: X-Rite ColorMunki Photo Color Management Solution – $299 (reg. $459)

X-Rite ColorMunki Photo Color Management Solution at a glance:

  • Camera, Monitor & Projector Profiling
  • RGB & CMYK Printer Profiling
  • Ambient Light Measurement
  • Spot Color Measurement
  • Built-in White Calibration
  • No Cumbersome Accessories
  • DigitalPouch Communication Tool

B&H Photo has the X-Rite ColorMunki Photo Color Management Solution on sale at $299. Compare at $459. Free shipping. The deal is fopr today only.

Today’s Gold Box and one day only deals at Amazon USAmazon DEAmazon UKB&H Photo, eBay, Adorama, and refurbished lenses and DSLRs at Canon Store.

Canon is consultant for Japanese Anime production to feature realistic cameras

Canon Is Consultant For Japanese Anime Production To Feature Realistic Cameras

Canon was recruited for the Japanese Anime production “Just Because!” to make sure cameras depicted in the animation are realistic.

“Just Because!” will start October 5, 2017. One of the main characters is a schoolgirl with a passion for photography.

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The character’s main camera is a PowerShot G5 X. But she is using also other Canon gear, like the EOS 7D Mark II, the EOS M6, and the EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II lens. Canon’s contribution was to make the cameras and lens look absolutely realistic.

The trailer below briefly shows the EOS 7D Mark II.

[via DC Watch via PetaPixel]

Canon EOS M6 review (Ming Thein)

Canon EOS M6 Review (Ming Thein)

Canon EOS M6:  Amazon Canada, Newegg Canada, Canon Store, DigitalRev, Adorama, B&H Photo, eBay Canada, Henry

Canon EOS M6 at a glance:

  • 24.2MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 7 Image Processor
  • 3.0″ 1.04m-Dot Tilting Touchscreen LCD
  • Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 60 fps
  • Built-In Wi-Fi with NFC, Bluetooth
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF
  • Up to 9 fps Shooting and ISO 25600
  • Combination 5-Axis Image Stabilization

Well known street phoographer Ming Thein had a look on the Canon EOS M6.

From the review:

The camera build quality is sturdy, and has a premium feel to it (unlike the entry level Sony mirrorless cameras that feel plasticky and cheap). The buttons and multiple dial placements on the M6 make sense and are easy to get used to. I like that I have a dedicated dial that I can use to adjust the ISO immediately without needing to press a combination of buttons. My only complaint is the exposure compensation adjustment which is quite slow to react.

The Canon EOS M6 is a mirrorless camera capable of delivering excellent images. It left me impressed with the speedy AF performance, pleasing Canon colors and overall shooting experience. The kit lens however, needs vast improvement, and if you are using the Canon EOS M5 or M6, please look for alternatives. There really is nothing much to complain about, Canon has successfully delivered a rival-worthy mirrorless camera that newcomers can truly consider an option in their entry level camera system shopping list.

The big issue with the EOS M system isn’t the EOS M system itself but the lack of cool native lenses. Still wondering what Canon thinks about it.