This is the Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark III, and it has 4K video

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark III

UPDATE: it turned out the images are faked.

Images of the upcoming Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark III leaked over at Photo Rumors. As you can see on the screen in one of the photos, the Powershot G7 X Mark III does some sort of 4K video. First time on a PowerShot. Cool looking little camera. Unfortunately so far no hints about specifications.

We expect the PowerShot G7 X Mark III to be announced ahead of CP+.

Stay tuned.

[via Photo Rumors]

Canon announce new Compact Native 4K Resolution Laser LCOS Projectors

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The Canon REALiS 4K600Z and the REALiS 4K601Z Pro AV LCOS Projectors have the suggested list price of $77,990, and are scheduled to be available through authorized Canon dealers by December 2017.

Press release:

Canon U.S.A. Expands Line Of Compact Native 4K Resolution Laser LCOS Projectors

Offering Superb Image Quality for a Wide Range of Markets and Applications Including Immersive Simulations and Multi-Projection Blending

MELVILLE, N.Y., November 7, 2017 – Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the REALiS 4K600Z Pro AV LCOS Laser projector which incorporates all of the same features as Canon’s current award-winning REALiS 4K600STZ with the new standard throw ratio of 1.3-2.4:1 (throw ratio of 4K600STZ is 1.0-1.3:1). Suitable for a wide range of markets and applications including government, museums, higher education, and medical education and training, the 4K600Z projector utilizes Canon’s unique LCOS technology with AISYS-enhancement, an advanced Genuine Canon 4K projection lens and dual image processors to create beautiful ultra-high-resolution images.

“Canon’s 4K600STZ LCOS projector has been very well received in a variety of new markets and applications, and we’re excited to introduce this new model that further delivers on these markets’ needs,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, president and chief operating officer, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “We are confident that our new REALiS 4K600Z projector will not only provide an extremely high quality of imagery, but will also help professionals in these markets advance their work and training to new heights.”

The REALiS 4K600Z Pro AV LCOS 4K projector is designed to offer an impressive native 4K resolution of 4096×2400 available pixels, making it ideal for those applications like simulation/training, design and engineering that require extremely high detail, and can also benefit from larger vertical display areas. The 4K600Z projector is also fully equipped with a unique Canon designed 4K high-performance dual-image processing engine, reproducing uncompressed 4K video at up to 60 frames per second (60P) using high-speed image processing technology.

The REALiS 4K600Z Pro AV LCOS 4K features exclusive Canon technology, such as the AISYS (Aspectual Illumination System) optical engine that is designed to offer maximum brightness and contrast while maintaining a compact size. The projector’s Genuine Canon 4K Lens, which can project up to a maximum of 600 inches, is marked with a distinct red line around the lens signifying Canon’s highest quality of imaging technology. This model also includes a special Marginal Focus function, which can be used to help ensure content projected on the peripheral portions of domed surfaces remains in focus—particularly important to those in the simulation, training and educational fields.


Additional technology found in the REALiS 4K600Z Pro AV LCOS projector includes:

  • Laser Phosphor Light Source: Provides an extensive list of benefits including extended operation life of up to 20,000 hours (20,000- 40,000 hours with extended mode1), 360 degree installation—on any axis, fast boot up at approximately two seconds2, wide color gamut supporting RGB, and super quiet modes which allow for operation at just 29db.
  • 6000 Lumens: Delivers bright, stunning images with an impressive dynamic contrast ratio of up to 10,000:13, as well as a consistent level of brightness throughout its zoom range (when screen size remains unchanged).
  • High Dynamic Range (HDR): Provides the ability to reproduce content with outstanding high contrast, making gradation close to that of human vision. Additionally, the projector supports the input of video content simulating the 4K/8K broadcast-standard ITU-R BT.2020 color gamut.
  • DICOM® Simulation Mode4: The Canon REALiS 4K600Z projector’s DICOM® Simulation Mode4 is ideal for those in the medical education and training field who require displaying monochrome digital X-rays, CAT scans and MRIs with superb grayscale gradation. This mode, which offers both clear and blue base color temperature presets, simulates the results of devices compliant with the Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM) Part 14 standard4.
  • Versatile Connectivity and Network Management: The Canon REALiS 4K600Z offers many industry-standard interfaces to enhance usability, including two HDMI (version 2.0a), and four DVI inputs supporting single, stripe and cross configurations for 4K, 2K or HD video playback. Network management, including compatibility with PJLink™, Crestron Room View and AMX Device Discovery, also helps provide outstanding flexibility for monitoring and control.

REALiS 4K601Z Pro AV LCOS Projector
For those specific applications that require a projector with no wireless connectivity and functionality, the REALiS 4K601Z Pro AV LCOS Projector is available with all of the same features as the 4K600Z, with the wireless connectivity and functionality removed.

Price, Availability and Warranty/Support
The Canon REALiS 4K600Z and the REALiS 4K601Z Pro AV LCOS Projectors have the suggested list price of $77,990.00, and are scheduled to be available through authorized Canon dealers by December 2017*.

Both projectors are backed by Canon’s Five-Year Laser Projector Limited Warranty, and the Company’s award-winning Professional Service & Support, which includes both a Three-Year Advanced Warranty Exchange Service Program and a Service Loaner Program.

I/ITSEC 2017
Canon’s 4K Projectors will be on display in the Canon booth #2419 at I/ITSEC 2017 in Orlando, Florida, from Monday November 27th to Thursday November 30th.

For more information please visit usa.canon.com

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New Canon 4K UHD Portable Zoom Broadcast Lenses announced

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Whiteout anyone seeing it coming, Canon just announced two new 4K UHD portable zoom broadcast lenses. Following Canon’s naming tradition for this kind of lenses, these two too have nice monikers, easy to remember:  Canon CJ45ex9.7B and CJ45ex13.6B. Easy Peasy.

The Canon CJ45ex9.7B is scheduled to be available in April 2018, while the CJ45ex13.6B will be available in May 2018. For full product specifications and more information on these lenses and the full-line of Canon 4K Broadcast Lenses please visit here.

Canon press release:

Canon Launches New 4K UHD Portable Zoom Broadcast Lenses

The New Broadcast Lenses Feature 45x Zoom, The Highest Zoom Ratio in Their Class1

MELVILLE, N.Y., November 1, 2017 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, announced today two new portable 4K UHD broadcast lenses for use with broadcast cameras featuring 2/3-inch sensors: the Canon CJ45ex9.7B 4K UHD Portable Zoom Lens provides users with the highest zoom ratio in its class1, and the Canon CJ45ex13.6B 4K UHD Portable Zoom Lens features both the highest zoom ratio and longest focal length in its class1.

The Canon CJ45ex9.7B and CJ45ex13.6B lenses both feature a broad 45x zoom ratio and wide-angle focal length of 9.7 mm to 437 mm and 13.6 mm to 612 mm, respectively. Both telephoto zoom lenses are ideal pieces of equipment for Electronic Field Production (EFP) broadcast applications including wildlife/nature, sports, live events, documentaries, and helicopter/aerial. Additionally, both lenses are well suited for mid-size broadcast vans and surveillance applications.

“As the demand for more 4K UHD broadcasting continues to grow, Canon is constantly developing high-quality products to provide producers and broadcasters with outstanding optical performance,”said Yuichi Ishizuka, president and COO, Canon U.S.A. “The CJ45ex9.7B and CJ45ex13.6B both support a variety of broadcast applications, enabling users to capture breathtaking 4K UHD image quality in a form factor that is both lightweight and compact.”

The CJ45ex9.7B and CJ45ex13.6B both employ Canon proprietary optical design technology that features optimal lens positioning using both fluorite and Ultra-low Dispersion (UD) glass. The use of these lens elements enable users to capture high-quality 4K UHD imagery from the center of the imaging field to the periphery and across the entire zoom range, making them ideal for a variety of shooting situations—from close-up shots all the way to wide shots such as panoramic views of large venues.

The form factor and operational controls of the lenses will be very familiar to users who have previously operated one of Canon’s award-winning HD lenses. The lenses are designed to meet the demands of the on-the-go broadcast shooter where lightweight and compact are key advantages, comparable to HD super telephoto lenses. Both lenses feature three 20-pin connectors for zoom control, focus control and access to the virtual terminal, even in full servo setup with focus and zoom controllers connected. Futhermore, a 16-bit absolute value encoder in the digital drive unit helps eliminate the need for any initialization, enabling users to simply turn on the camera and begin shooting.

Availability

The CJ45ex9.7B 4K UHD Portable Zoom Lens is scheduled to be available in April 2018*, while the CJ45ex13.6B will be available in May 2018*. For full product specifications and more information on these lenses and the full-line of Canon 4K Broadcast Lenses please visit, https://www.usa.canon.com/bctv-lenses.

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Canon Announces Its Newest Professional 4K HDR Reference Display

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Canon press release:

Canon Announces Its Newest Professional 4K HDR Reference Display Featuring Stable High-Luminance And 12G-SD1 Terminals

MELVILLE, N.Y., September 12, 2017 – Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the Canon DP-V2411 4K HDR1 Reference Display, a 24-inch display that features stable high luminance and 12G-SDI terminals, ideal for use on-set in broadcasting vans, and in-studio needs.

Highlighting Canon’s proprietary display image processor, LED direct backlight system design and an In-Plane Switching (IPS) LCD screen, the DP-V2411 display provides users with detailed and precise color reproduction as well as high resolution, high contrast and high luminance, allowing for accurate review and confirmation of 4K and HDR video content.

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Here are Canon’s new 4K video camcorders, officially announced

Video camcordersPre-order links:

Canon XF400: Adorama | B&H Photo

Canon XF405: Adorama | B&H Photo

Canon VIXIA HF GX10: Adorama | B&H Photo 

Canon press release:

Canon Launches Three New Compact and Lightweight 4K UHD Video Camcorders: The XF405, XF400 and VIXIA HF GX10

MELVILLE, N.Y., September 12, 2017 – Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced three new additions to the company’s video camcorder lineup: the XF405 4K UHD Video Camcorder, the XF400 4K UHD Video Camcorder and the VIXIA HF GX10 4K UHD Video Camcorder, three lightweight and compact video camcorders that feature 4K/60p video recording.

Canon XF405, XF400 and VIXIA HF GX10 4K UHD Video Camcorders

The Canon XF405 and XF400 4K UHD Video Camcorders are both ideal for applications like broadcast interviews, documentaries and weddings. Designed with advanced amateurs and hobbyists in mind, the VIXIA HF GX10 4K UHD Video Camcorder provides the same high- image quality as the Canon XF405 and XF400.

All three models feature a newly developed 15x optical zoom lens (35 mm film equivalent: 25.5mm–382.5mm), to support 4K recording, alongside a 1.0-inch CMOS sensor and Dual DIGIC DV 6 image-processing platform, to produce stunning 4K/60p recording across the entire zoom range. In addition, the compact and lightweight body designs measure approximately 5.3in (l) x 3.8in(h) x 8.4in(d) and weigh approximately 40.5oz, 40.3oz and 40.2oz for the XF405, XF400 and VIXIA HF GX10, respectively. The compact and lightweight nature of all three 4K UHD models provide great mobility when shooting such scenes as news reports and events.

All three camcorders provide users with fast, highly accurate focusing through intuitive touch-panel operations and feature Dual Pixel CMOS AF—a technology that offers smooth Auto Focus(AF) operation with high-tracking capabilities, making it ideal for shooting video.

Pricing and Availability

The Canon XF405 4K UHD video camcorder, the XF400 4K UHD video camcorder and the VIXIA HF GX10 4K UHD video camcorder are scheduled to be available in November 2017 for estimated retail prices of $3499.001, $2999.001 and $2499.00.1 respectively. For more information, please visit, usa.canon.com

“Pursuit” is storm chaser Mike Olbinski’s latest work (and it’s shot with Canon gear)

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I featured previous works by Mike Olbinski, a talented videographer with a passion for chasing storms all over the United States.

PURSUIT (available in 4K and 8K) is Mike’s latest work. And it’s stunning and jawdropping, the way we are used by his movies. Writes Mike:

This past spring was a tough one. Supercell structure and beautiful tornadoes had been very hard to come by. In fact, the tornado in the opening of this film was the only good one I saw this entire year. I had been on the road longer than ever before. Driven more miles. I was away from my family for 12 straight days at one point, and when I got home, I had to tell them I was going back out 24 hours later for June 12th. It was just too good to pass up. It promised to be a day that I could get everything I had been hoping for this spring and I had no choice. My wife understood, even though I knew she wished I stayed home. And I wished it too

Blu-Ray discs are available here. The music is by Peter Nanasi. You can follow Mike Olbinski on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

Mike used two Canon 5DSR’s along with Canon 11-24mm, 35mm, 50mm, 135mm and Sigma Art 50mm lenses, and Manfrotto tripods. The final product was edited in Lightroom with LR Timelapse, After Effects and Premiere Pro.