We’re told by a few other people that Canon is working on a “foveon like” sensor for their next generation of full frame cameras. The goal is to have the new sensor tech in their next “prosumer” camera, so perhaps that means a new large megapixel camera with a smaller body than an EOS-1, or the EOS 5D Mark IV in 2015.
The replacement to the EOS 7D will have a new sensor not currently available in the Canon lineup, but we’re told the camera is being specced more on features, especially for fast action and video than brand new EOS technology. By the sounds of things, the new sensor tech is best suited for the full frame segment.
More to come…
We’re told by a new source that a new generation of full-frame CMOS sensors slated for both a forthcoming mirrorless camera as well as updated versions of the current range of prosumer DLSR models.
The new full frame sensors are said to have lower production costs. Yields have improved for these sensors when compared to their predecessors, and that has probably lead to the cost reduction in production. There was also a bit of information about the new sensors having Foveon like technology, we’ve asked for clarification on this.
New source, so a big grain of salt for this one is required.
The rumor returns
A few new rumors for a mediun format camera coming from Canon. This talk has been around since about 2006 and probably prior to that as well.
The rumoured camera would somehow be compatible with EF lenses. The image circle in most EF lenses would be too small for a medium format sensor, so I’m not sure how this would be accomplished without running the camera in a “crop mode” and making new EF lenses for medium format.
I’m not overly confident on this one. I think something may have been lost in translation and by “medium format” they actually mean “medium format quality huge megapixel full frame camera”. The updated lenses spoken about would be to increase resolving power. I imagine all the recent lenses are already ready to go in that department.
Source: [PP] via [CW]
I’ve had two separate comments in regards to Canon entering the big megapixel space. We’re talking 35+ megapixels like the Nikon D800. Both comments mention an announcement sooner than later. No word on whether we’re talking about an EOS-1 or 5D3 style body.
Lots to come in August and September!
Over a POTN there is a thread talking about a “1D X Successor”, basically a “slower 1DX”. Judging by the rumored price of $4000 AUD, I wouldn’t think it’s an “EOS-1″ body, perhaps a large megapixel camera above the 5D Mark III.
I believe we’ll only see one new full frame camera in 2012, unless something gets announced at the end of 2012 for availability in 2013.
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