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Busted: Canon EOS Smart 1 Phone
« on: March 31, 2014, 09:47:00 AM »

Busted!

The well done April Fools hoax has officially been busted. Here is the Tag Heuer phone used for the mockup. :) I have added a reminder to my calendar for next years April Fools day.


Tag Heuer Smartphone

Tag Heuer Smartphone


UPDATE

I just realized what day tomorrow was, so please keep that in mind. :) The person who sent it claims it isn’t but that’s part of the fun I guess. I will say that I can’t find the phone anywhere on the web that they would have doctored, if you do find it, please send it on.


Photo Rumors has also received the images and apparently they come from a Greek magazine. We have no confirmation from anyone else that the product is real.


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I received this little product today . I have no idea if it’s real or just a great PhotoShop hoax. What do you think? Would you buy a Canon branded smartphone if the photography capabilities trumped all other smartphones on the market?


It kind of looks like the Caterpillar branded smart phone.


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Canon EOS Smart 1


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Busted: Canon EOS Smart 1 Phone
« on: March 31, 2014, 09:47:00 AM »

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Re: Canon EOS Smart 1 Phone
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2014, 09:52:50 AM »
probaly not real, but intresting concept, looks water/shock proof, maybe if they put a micro 4/3 sencor and had a good prime without being to bulky, but i imagen a price tag of €500+ which I could not justafiy for a Phone even with amazing camera fetures.

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Re: Canon EOS Smart 1 Phone - April Fools Joke? :)
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2014, 10:02:37 AM »
Interesting, this phone will probably fall into Japanese top end cellphone market which is in the $800-900 USD range.  But This is very interesting, will have to wait to see how it performs.  Felt a little disappointed by the Galaxy S5 only have 2GB of Ram.
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Re: Canon EOS Smart 1 Phone - April Fools Joke? :)
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2014, 10:04:28 AM »
HOAX!

Why is it an EOS phone? It is not an interchangeable lens camera.... if anything it should be branded "powershot"

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Re: Canon EOS Smart 1 Phone - April Fools Joke? :)
« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2014, 10:07:31 AM »
Yeah, as per Facebook talk there, it looks like a Tag Heuer Race mobile phone. An awful design also, that I doubt Tag had anything to do with! http://www.goldsmiths.co.uk/TAG-Heuer-Racer-Sport-MP-Classic-Red-Mobile-Phone/p/39830054/



Also, yours has a composite of a Kodak Dual Lens sandwiched on top.  Looks great!

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Re: Canon EOS Smart 1 Phone - April Fools Joke? :)
« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2014, 10:15:38 AM »
Twould be interesting, would buy it. Not sure if Canon has any irons in that fire yet, they dont tend to collaborations (not many anyhow)

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Re: Canon EOS Smart 1 Phone - April Fools Joke? :)
« Reply #6 on: March 31, 2014, 10:24:21 AM »
Oh, come on  ;D

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« Reply #6 on: March 31, 2014, 10:24:21 AM »

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Re: Canon EOS Smart 1 Phone - April Fools Joke? :)
« Reply #7 on: March 31, 2014, 10:32:13 AM »
Definitely an April fools, if it was real it would have their famous 18Mp APS-C sensor inside!   :)

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Re: Canon EOS Smart 1 Phone - April Fools Joke? :)
« Reply #8 on: March 31, 2014, 10:32:49 AM »
Speaking of April Fools, I don't think this is a joke:

http://nikoneyes.com

I saw this on TV yesterday. I mean, seriously? People buy these things?

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Re: Canon EOS Smart 1 Phone - April Fools Joke? :)
« Reply #9 on: March 31, 2014, 10:37:08 AM »
funny stuff.
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Re: Canon EOS Smart 1 Phone - April Fools Joke? :)
« Reply #10 on: March 31, 2014, 10:40:56 AM »
Clearly a joke, but still the best way Canon could fight back at all the sales that phones are taking away from them in the compact market.
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Re: Canon EOS Smart 1 Phone - April Fools Joke? :)
« Reply #11 on: March 31, 2014, 11:11:09 AM »
Yeah, as per Facebook talk there, it looks like a Tag Heuer Race mobile phone. An awful design also, that I doubt Tag had anything to do with! http://www.goldsmiths.co.uk/TAG-Heuer-Racer-Sport-MP-Classic-Red-Mobile-Phone/p/39830054/


Ech, that Tag phone should be the april's fool's day joke.  Couldn't look worse and it's price tag: £2,650.00


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Re: Canon EOS Smart 1 Phone - April Fools Joke? :)
« Reply #12 on: March 31, 2014, 11:30:48 AM »
Canon, the top camera manufacturer recently announced they manufactured their 250 millionth digital camera (since 1995 presumably) while Samsung, the top smartphone manufacturer, sold 320 million smartphones in 2013 alone.

Whether or not this is a joke, these numbers alone suggest that Canon should seriously consider playing a bigger role in the smartphone market. Some obvious options could be to collaborate with another smartphone manufacturer on a camera centric phone, create snap on modules such as the Sony QX series (with better execution) or simply make a smartphone of their own.

Besides, with Android and Qualcom/Nvidia hardware, anyone can make a smartphone nowadays. That is good news to some but would mean that smartphones start to get commoditized. Manufactures would need to differentiate by adding specialized capabilities such as a better camera, specialized health sensors, etc. I think if Canon decided to get into the smartphone market with a camera focused strategy, they should have a good shot at being successful.

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« Reply #12 on: March 31, 2014, 11:30:48 AM »

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« Reply #13 on: March 31, 2014, 11:31:57 AM »
The two different sensors thing is probably the most absurd thing in the specs.  But the other specs are a close second.
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Re: Canon EOS Smart 1 Phone - April Fools Joke? :)
« Reply #14 on: March 31, 2014, 11:43:57 AM »
Entertaining.

I do wonder why Canon hasn't partnered with a phone manufacturer yet. Given that the cameras are the biggest differentiating factor in smart phones, it seems like a "Canon Inside" branded phone could be a big seller.
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Re: Canon EOS Smart 1 Phone - April Fools Joke? :)
« Reply #14 on: March 31, 2014, 11:43:57 AM »