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Another Canon Medium Format Mention

Another Canon Medium Format Mention

Photography Bay has posted that one of their sources has said Canon will announce something that has to do with a “bigger sensor than 35mm” for Photokina.

I’m not sure we’ll see a product, but it’s possible we see a technology demo or a development announcement.

There’s a fair bit of medium format talk going on with all the manufacturers, but we still don’t seem to have the smoking gun.

Source: [PB]

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Canon Most Widely Used Camera System at the Latest World Cup

Canon Most Widely Used Camera System at the Latest World Cup

Canon Follows Up on Their Strong Showing at February’s Big Game in New Jersey With Widespread Use by Imaging Professionals at the Soccer Tournament in Brazil

MELVILLE, N.Y., July 24, 2014 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is proud to announce that Canon broadcast lenses were the most widely used broadcast lenses covering the matches of the recent Soccer Tournament in Brazil. Furthermore, the professional photographers tasked with capturing the riveting goals, ravenous fans, colorful scenery and nail-biting moments of the soccer matches utilized Canon DSLR cameras and lenses more than any other brand.

This outstanding show of support for Canon equipment in Brazil follows Canon broadcast lenses being used extensively to broadcast The Big Game in New Jersey on February 2, 2014, as well as being the number one camera and lens choice for imaging professionals shooting from the sidelines of the game between Denver and Seattle. In support of professionals on the ground, the Canon Professional Services (CPS) team was on location at each of these sporting events, among countless others, to provide support to photographers, broadcasters and all imaging professionals.

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4K Video Capture Coming to the EOS 5D Mark IV? [CR1]

4K Video Capture Coming to the EOS 5D Mark IV? [CR1]

The EOS 5D Mark IV received a mention recently as possibly being announced in early 2015. One of the features mentioned as a possibility is 4K video capture. Although, I’m pretty sure every future Canon DSLR is going to be rumored to shoot 4K video.

CR’s Take
If the EOS 5D Mark IV is coming in early 2015 as this rumor suggests, then I cannot see 4K being a part of the feature set. I don’t think we’ll see 4K video recording in a “prosumer” level DSLR from Canon until the technology moves down the Cinema EOS line.

I asked someone in the know recently if Canon had market research on who buys the EOS 5D Mark III and for what purpose. I was told that the videographer focused purchaser of the EOS 5D Mark III was less than 10% of the total sales. The camera is, and has always been, for the still photographer.

If Canon wants to grow in cinema and 4K capture, and they do, then they have a whole new line of cameras that is one generation into its existence to add these and other features to at various price points.

My 2 cents anyway…. :)

Source: [CW] via [P5D]

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New Speedlite Coming? [CR2]

New Speedlite Coming? [CR2]

A brief mention that we could see a new Speedlite announced with the EOS 7D replacement in September.

I do not expect an 600EX-RT replacement, but the 430EX II could be the one to get an upgrade.

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Canon PowerShot SX60 HS Update [CR2]

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS Update [CR2]

We were told a while back by a great source that a replacement to the PowerShot SX50IS would be coming in the spring, obviously that didn’t occur. We have been told there have been some production issues with the camera and it will be announced for Photokina 2014 in September. The PowerShot lineup will probably get a separate announcement date than that of the EOS 7D replacement.

We’ve been told it will indeed have the biggest zoom range on the planet when it does surface.

More to come…

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