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Canon Concept Cameras Brought to CES 2018
« on: January 12, 2018, 02:45:02 PM »
Canon didn’t announce any consumer cameras at CES 2018 this year, but they did bring a couple of concept cameras that did impress the folks at The Verge.

The first camera is a small brick shaped device with a flip out lightning port that would allow it to be attached to an iPhone. You could use the screen on your iPhone as viewfinder and likely be able to transfer images to your phone. The camera also pivots. One of the unique features of this concept, is it has a 100-400mm lens. This camera would also come with an detachable viewfinder so the photographer could shoot with it using their eyes.

The second camera is concept that is in working form. It’s shaped like the Samsung Gear 360 and is a single lens unit that can swivel 360 degrees. The point of the camera is to focus and film faces and objects in nearly all directions.

Both cameras seem to borrow from products that already exist

You can see the cameras and read more at TheVerge

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Canon Concept Cameras Brought to CES 2018
« on: January 12, 2018, 02:45:02 PM »

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Re: Canon Concept Cameras Brought to CES 2018
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2018, 07:04:06 PM »
Canon doesnt seem to pay much attention to CES and only brings either new powershots or some concepts for the show.

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Re: Canon Concept Cameras Brought to CES 2018
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2018, 09:35:25 PM »
And I've learned that some of the more ordinary products introduced at CES don't make it to the USA for nearly a year--and in small quantities.  Take monitors, for instance.  Several that were introduced last year just became available in the past 30 days.  Viewsonic is one brand.  LG also has elusive stock.


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Re: Canon Concept Cameras Brought to CES 2018
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2018, 04:27:27 PM »
This is a hopeful sign that innovation will touch the camera division in coming years.

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Re: Canon Concept Cameras Brought to CES 2018
« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2018, 05:33:19 PM »
Those cameras are exiting? :'(
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Re: Canon Concept Cameras Brought to CES 2018
« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2018, 04:19:47 AM »
Canon is wasting its time with those ideas. The camera on an iPhone / Samsung is already good enough and not too many people will be adding a brick to it. Canon are running out of ideas. I think they’d be better off sticking to their mainstream businesses. Better printing, better cameras. They’d sell more printers if they were easier to calibrate and better size ink tanks and didn’t weigh a ton. Proper printing is stupidly complex. (Adobe don’t help in this regard either)

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Re: Canon Concept Cameras Brought to CES 2018
« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2018, 11:38:55 AM »
And I've learned that some of the more ordinary products introduced at CES don't make it to the USA for nearly a year--and in small quantities.  Take monitors, for instance.  Several that were introduced last year just became available in the past 30 days.  Viewsonic is one brand.  LG also has elusive stock.
Generally speaking CES is used as platform to showcase different ideas these companies are working on. Most of the stuff shown at CES never makes it to market. Just look at automotive sector showcases at CES and you will find hardly handful of those ideas ever make it to market and that too in high end segment. For PC industry Computex is the show to follow as thats the one that actually showcases the PC products that actually make it market by end of year.

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« Reply #7 on: January 15, 2018, 07:38:44 AM »
They’d sell more printers if they were easier to calibrate and better size ink tanks and didn’t weigh a ton. Proper printing is stupidly complex. (Adobe don’t help in this regard either)

While I agree inks are a sore point (it looks French authorities are investigating it, as printers "planned obsolescence) - your other complaints often are due to physical and engineering needs. For example, a printer has not to jump around while the printer heads changes direction so quickly (or you would need to bolt it to the table), and the paper handling mechanism needs to be precise and sturdy.

Calibration procedures has to cope with the many different monitors, inks and papers available. It's quite automatic today. Even when you use the printer's ICC profiles for its known papers you can get good result.

And unless monitors, inks and papers are fully standardized and made with the same specs, there's little to do, and anyway, you're moving your images between very different ways of displaying them. Maybe AI one day will take care of the whole process - just it will be the result it thinks it is best, not what you think. Transforming a source image into a print is a process where the photographer has a role - it may not be just a "you press the button, we do the rest".

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« Reply #7 on: January 15, 2018, 07:38:44 AM »