July 18, 2018, 08:29:19 PM

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Canon is showing off two new concept cameras at the Photography Show 2018 in the UK. One is a 360 degree intelligent camera and the other is a 100-400mm smartphone camera.

The Canon Smartphone camera attaches to your phone via a flip out lightning port and is lightweight at only 100g. The concept also shows a clip-on viewfinder that can be attached to the lens.

The 360 degree intelligent camera can automatically shoot both stills and video and uses AI to decide whether to shoot video or stills. The camera has 3x zoom and can pan and tilt a full 380 degrees. It can also be attached to the hot shoe on an EOS DSLR.

The folks manning the Canon booth were allowing visitors to try out each concept and asked to fill out a short survey about the products.

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Bird-in-flight photos with your cell phone?

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I'd be afraid of a break between the lightning port and the phone.  It may be sturdier than I expect though.  I noticed there was no red ring around it.... :)
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I have a Samsung S9 plus which is replacing my old iPhone, but I'd expect it to a a bright daylight camera.

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Does the phone qualify as a flippy screen?
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Does the phone qualify as a flippy screen?

Lol.


No sample images from the 100-400...
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i was at the show and examined bothl of these and talked with the designers.  The rotating intelligent camera is a working product but the 100/400 smartphone camera is a concept mockup only.

Still, they are interesting products and it was interesting they were not just showing these off, but very interested in feedback on what we would use them for, what we would want from them, etc.

The idea with the 360 camera is that you set it up somewhere and it will just keep tracking people on its own taking photos "intelligently?. I did suggest this would make great sense if it had wheels on it so it could just wander around taking snaps for you (someone suggested sticking it on a Roomba!) or, of course, if it was in a mini-drone format.
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Does the phone qualify as a flippy screen?

 ;D lol

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The idea with the 360 camera is that you set it up somewhere and it will just keep tracking people on its own taking photos "intelligently?.

The NSA will order some of these.
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imho I think Canon should work with a phone company like Leica does with Huawei.

I have a P9 Plus and will get the P20 Pro when it comes out in a couple of weeks.

I have my camera with me when I must (i.e. work or going out specifically to take pictures the latter of which is not all that often) but I always have my phone with me, and I do not want to carry gadgets I attach to phones.

Canon should work with a mobile phone company and bring out a Canon-branded phone and some amazing apps.
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DR will be so bad that I cannot push 25 stops.  It's useless.  So disappointed that Canon has crippled its products time and time again.

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The idea with the 360 camera is that you set it up somewhere and it will just keep tracking people on its own taking photos "intelligently?.

The NSA will order some of these.

The NSA just needs to grab the video off of the 16 cell phones in the room secretly transmitting and combine them :)

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The idea with the 360 camera is that you set it up somewhere and it will just keep tracking people on its own taking photos "intelligently?. I did suggest this would make great sense if it had wheels on it so it could just wander around taking snaps for you (someone suggested sticking it on a Roomba!) or, of course, if it was in a mini-drone format.

Wouldn't it be much easier to just capture a spherical view from the point of the camera and do a rectilinear or fish-eye projection of part of that in post production? No moving parts makes it more reliable and easier to construct and a few small high-res image sensors and 190° FOV lenses is all you need. Just look at the garmin virb, gopro fusion, insta360 one, rylo, ... They all do this already. Sure, you just get 1080p output when doing over-/smart-/whatevertheycallthetech-capture but that's just a limitation of image sensors and processing. Nothing two 8k sensors with a digic9 each couldn't solve, I'm sure.
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Wouldn't it be much easier to just capture a spherical view from the point of the camera and do a rectilinear or fish-eye projection of part of that in post production?

Not really. The aim of this is primarily to take photos not video (although it can do both), and a crop and rectilinear remapping from a relatively small sensor fisheye image? That's not going to be any good.
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Hands on video of one of those prototype cameras:
https://youtu.be/C_efVCCMKeE

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