Canon 120mp CMOS Sensor
Canon is showing off a 120mp CMOS sensor this week at CP+, which they talked about back in 2010. While the sensor isn’t said to be for photography, it is interesting nonetheless. You can see an image of it compared to the brand new 50.6mp (53mp total) sensor that will appear in Canon’s EOS 5Ds and EOS 5Ds R DSLRs.
The frame rate of read-out for this ultra high-resolution is 9.5fps, and is made possible by reading multiple pixels simultaneously at high speeds – a process Canon is calling ‘parallel signal processing’. The 120 million pixels – of 2.2 µm pixel pitch – are contained on a sensor 29.2mm x 20.2mm in size, yielding pixel dimensions of 13280×9184.
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Canon appears to be going forward with their security camera business. With the shrinking consumer camera market, Canon is being aggressive in a space that is projected to see a lot of growth.
TOKYO/STOCKHOLM, Feb 10 (Reuters) – Canon Inc made a 23.6 billion-Swedish-crown ($2.83 billion) offer for network video surveillance leader Axis AB on Tuesday — the biggest purchase ever for the Japanese firm trying to expand beyond a shrinking camera market.
Canon said it had launched a bid to buy all the Swedish company’s shares at 340 crowns apiece, a premium of nearly 50 percent to their closing price of 226.90 on Monday. At 1126 GMT, shares of Axis were up 48 percent at 336.50 crowns.
Axis said its board of directors unanimously supported the offer, and that three of its top shareholders representing around 40 percent of total shares will accept it.
Canon already sells surveillance cameras and sees the sector as a growing market, although it has not disclosed how much it earns from such products.
Canon is announcing a slew of new products on Friday, February 6, 2015. We can expect to see 3 new DSLRs, the Canon EOS 5DS, EOS 5DS R and EOS Rebel 750D. We will also see Canon’s next mirrorless offering, the EOS M3. A new Rebel T6i/750D is on the horizon as well as a new EF 11-24 f/4L USM lens. You can also expect new PowerShot cameras.
I have created a single post with any and all confirmed specifications of the upcoming products, this should be easier to read than all the posts being “stickied” to the top of the page.
Below is all we know on the upcoming products and we’ll update it as we hear more.
Florida based photographer Sylvia Cacciatore has started to drum up public support to hopefully get Canon to pay attention to the needs of left handed photographers. Sylvia doesn’t have use of her right arm and shooting with her left hand on a right handed camera proves to be difficult at times.
She contacted Canon about her issue and received a response that sadly I’m not all that surprised about. Someone at Canon told her she should try out the PowerShot line of cameras. This has motivated her to try and get some public support for her cause, a cause I think could affect a lot of people around the globe.
“My name is Sylvia and I am writing this as someone who is disabled and is also left-handed, and I am asking for the consideration of the development of left-handed cameras. I suffered from a brachial plexus injury at birth that caused complete paralysis of my right arm, which also caused my arm to never fully develop. Living in a world that mainly caters to those who are right-handed and have use of both their arms is not easy. There are many things I am able to do using one arm, but there are times when some things are difficult to do. “ You can read her entire story at Change.org and sign the petition.
For all the south paws out there, would you pay a premium for a left handed version of a 5D Mark III from Canon?
Source: [Change.org] via [PetaPixel] & [Phoblographer] | image credit // PetaPixel
MELVILLE, N.Y., January 22, 2015 – Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, announced today the company will return as a Sustaining Sponsor to the 2015 Sundance Film Festival (January 22 – February 1, 2015). Nestled in the mountains of Park City, Utah, the Sundance Film Festival celebrates the best of independent film; as part of the Festival sponsorship, Canon will offer a special slate of programming dedicated to the filmmakers who push creative boundaries behind the camera.
Canon is pleased to share that at least 52 of the 188 films premiering at this year’s Festival — over 27 percent — were shot using Canon equipment, up from the approximately 20 percent last year. Eli Roth’s Knock Knock, Amy Berg’s Prophet’s Prey, The Overnight, The Wolfpack, Misery Loves Comedy, Cartel Land, Call Me Lucky, Fresh Dressed, How to Dance in Ohio, Most Likely to Succeed, The Hunting Ground, Tig, and The Nightmare are a few of the many shot-on-Canon projects set to screen during the festival.
“We are honored that so many creative filmmakers have chosen our equipment to bring their visions and stories to audiences. We look forward to supporting them and connecting with them at the Sundance Film Festival,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, president and COO, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “Sundance provides us with the opportunity to directly interact and support many up and coming filmmakers, and we are excited to return as Sustaining Sponsors to this year’s festival.”
For a list of events and more information, visit Canon USA