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Canon Announces Visa pour l’Image 2015 Plans

Canon Announces Visa pour l’Image 2015 Plans

By Canon Rumors | August 24, 2015 | Canon Business General

Canon today announces its annual programme of activities for Visa pour l’Image 2015, the international festival of photojournalism held in Perpignan, France, taking place from 31 August until 6 September (pro week) with the exhibitions continuing until 13 September.

In its 26th year of partnership, Canon will run an inspiring and interactive series of events throughout the seven-day festival that champions the very best in photojournalism and reflects Canon’s passion for powerful images. This year the Canon programme will include:

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Canon Releases White Paper for Cinema EOS C300 Mark II

Canon Releases White Paper for Cinema EOS C300 Mark II

By Canon Rumors | August 22, 2015 | Cinema EOS News

The Canon EOS C300 Mark II is nearly release after being announced last April at NAB 2015. The biggest development in the C300 Mark II that DSLR users are hoping for, is the claimed 15 stops of dynamic range in the new camera. Currently Canon DSLRs are running at around 12 stops, which is a few stops below the competition from Sony/Nikon.

The original EOS C300 digital cine camcorder employed an innovative new 4K UHD Super 35mm CMOS image sensor developed by Canon. The readout system dissected that 4K sampling into four parallel HD components. The summation of the two green components reduced aliasing that, in turn, supported a higher Luma MTF. The new C300 Mark II preserves these basic strategies but within a totally new 4K CMOS image sensor design. The new camera is intended to significantly extend the overall image performance of HD beyond that of the C300 while further supporting the alternative 2K cinema format. A 15-stop dynamic range is provided by a new photodiode design that simultaneously lowers the noise floor while elevating the saturation level – offering excellent HDR functionality.

The Cinema EOS C300 Mark II white paper will give you all the technical information you could possibly want about the new camera.

Download the White Paper | Preorder: Canon EOS C300 Mark II EF| Canon EOS C300 Mark II PL

EOS M Finally Getting Attention from Canon in 2016? [CR2]

EOS M Finally Getting Attention from Canon in 2016? [CR2]

By Canon Rumors | August 21, 2015 | Canon DSLR Rumors

We’re told Canon is actively developing EOS M and EF-M products and 2016 will be the year they “get serious about the platform”. Multiple zoom and prime lenses are in the late state of development and announcements should begin in the first part of 2016.

We’re also told that an EOS M4 will be a global product and a departure from what we’ve seen through the first 3 iterations. There was no information on sensor size, but I suspect APS-C will remain part of the system.

It would be a great if Canon put real resources into developing the EOS M system.

Patent: Canon EF-S 100-300mm f/4-5.6 IS

Patent: Canon EF-S 100-300mm f/4-5.6 IS

By Canon Rumors | August 21, 2015 | Canon Patents

A rare patent for an EF-S lens optical formula has appeared in the form of a Canon EF-S 100-300mm f/4-5.6 IS. I’m quite interested in seeing how much development Canon puts into APS-C cameras and EF-S lenses in the coming years.

Patent Publication No. 2015-138178

  • Published 2015.7.30
  • Filing date 2014.1.23

Example 1

  • Focal length 102.00 195.50 291.20mm
  • F number 4.16 5.14 5.88
  • Half angle of 7.63 4.00 2.69 °
  • Positive and negative positive and negative four-group zoom
  • Anti-vibration (part of the second group)
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