Leaked: DJI Mavic Air, Official Announcement January 23, 2018

Leaked: DJI Mavic Air, Official Announcement January 23, 2018

By Canon Rumors | January 22, 2018 | Third Party Cameras

DroneDJ has leaked images of the DJI Mavic Air which will be announced officially tomorrow.

DJI Mavic Air Rumored Specifications:

  • A 32-megapixel camera with panorama mode
  • 1/2.3 CMOS sensor and new ISP (Image Signal Processor)
  • 4K video spec @ 60fps
  • 3-way gimbal (upgrade from 2-way on Spark)
  • Four foldable legs like the current Mavic Pro
  • Obstacle-avoidance sensors in the front, bottom, and back
  • Equipped with a VPS – Visual Positioning System for better control, hovering and indoor flying
  • Gesture control
  • 21-minute flight time
  • It will be available in different matte colors: white, black and red we’ve seen so far
  • Compatible with DJI Goggles
Is a Super35 Mirrorless Camera Coming?

Is a Super35 Mirrorless Camera Coming?

By Canon Rumors | January 22, 2018 | Canon DSLR Rumors

We’re throwing the idea of a Super35 sensor equipped mirrorless camera (form factor) out there, not based on an actual source telling us such a product is coming, but on some clues we’ve seen over the last little while.

  • First up, we’ve been told that a replacement to a current Cinema EOS camera is coming for NAB 2018 in April. We’ve also been told that a non “Cinema EOS” camera is coming as well. We thought perhaps an ILC version of the XC15 or maybe something else, like a Super35 sensor mirrorless camera.
  • There is also the invitation we were told about last week in regards to a new mirrorless camera. We were told that the sensor area of the camera was cut out of the invitation, suggesting that the sensor was the interesting part of the camera. We know for a fact that no full frame camera is coming soon. We also don’t believe a camera between the EOS M6 and EOS M100 would garner any sort of clandestine presentation to higher up people in retail. Perhaps the invite is for a development announcement or its that second camera that will appear at NAB in 2018. Please keep in mind that we have no visual confirmation of this invitation.
  • We have seen patents for EF mount lenses for a Super35 sensor equipped camera that isn’t the standard Cinema EOS form factor.
  • We’ve been told that Canon’s next mirrorless camera would have 4K. Now there could be some confusion here with sources. The EOS M50 might not be that “next” camera, but maybe the sources actually mean an NAB mirrorless camera will be the first with 4K. I doubt the EOS M50 would get 4K, as that would pretty much kill the EOS M5 and M6 in my opinion. We do know that Canon is going to align the EOS M model numbers like the DSLRs. EOS Mx, EOS Mxx and EOS Mxxx. I believe the EOS M50 will be a short run camera until the new 4K able APS-C sensors are ready and the entire line gets replaced.

Please keep in mind that none of the above is a guarantee that a Super35 mirrorless is coming, consider this more of a hypothesis. There is however a lot of things pointing to something new from Canon.

We may also just get an APS-C video oriented mirrorless camera. I don’t think Canon believes you can make a truly great video camera and a truly great stills camera in one product.

FORTUNE Magazine Places Canon Among “World’s Most Admired Companies” for 2018

FORTUNE Magazine Places Canon Among “World’s Most Admired Companies” for 2018

By Canon Rumors | January 22, 2018 | Canon Business General

MELVILLE, N.Y., January 19, 2018 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is proud to announce that Canon Inc., its parent company, has been named to FORTUNE Magazine’s “World’s Most Admired Companies” list for 2018, demonstrating its strong standing within the global business community. Called the “definitive report card on corporate reputations” by FORTUNE, Canon received positive marks for financial soundness, long-term investment value, social responsibility, global competitiveness and quality of products and services to earn this distinction, resulting in a rank of fourth in the Computer category.

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New EF-M Prime Lens Pushed Later Into 2018 [CR3]

New EF-M Prime Lens Pushed Later Into 2018 [CR3]

By Canon Rumors | January 21, 2018 | Canon Lens Rumors

We’re told that the rumoured new EF-M prime lens that was expected in March for CP+ has been pushed back until later in 2018. Unfortunately we still don’t have [CR3] confirmation of the focal length and aperture yet.

It’s not unusual for lens announcements to get pushed back. We’ve seen it with the EF 11-24mm f/4L, the EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III and the EF 85 f/1.4L IS and likely others we’re unaware of.

More to come…

Major Problem With the Aurora Aperture ND Filters for the Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L

Major Problem With the Aurora Aperture ND Filters for the Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L

By Canon Rumors | January 20, 2018 | Third Party Accessories

Professional photographer Dan Carr recently had a chance to borrow a set of ND filters by Aurora Aperture (edit: the filters were provided by B&H Photo, not Aurora Aperture) designed for the Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L and other Canon ultra-wide angle lenses. These are rear mount filters.

The set of 4 ND filters from Aurora Aperture includes a 3-stop, 6-stop, 12-stop and 16-stop filters. Dan had a level of excitement for the filters, because it seemed like an easy solution to add ND to the EF 11-24mm f/4L. While it doesn’t solve the circular polarizer challenges, it seemed to easily solve the ND issues in a nice and compact package.

However, Dan found softness issues shooting with the 12-stop and 16-stop filters. You cannot use AF or Liveview focus with ND filters this dark. It’s standard practice to focus your shot and then add the filter and shoot. The 3-stop and 6-stop filters will allow enough light through to focus the show with them equipped.

The 12-stop and 16-stop issue as explained by Dan:

It was immediately noticeable that the shot was soft. So soft that I didn’t need to zoom in on the image to see it. At first I thought that maybe I had nudged the focus ring during the lens removal procedure, but after 4 or 5 more attempts at the same routine, I couldn’t get a sharp shot. For these tests I was shooting the mountains in my local valley, with the focus being set on extremely distant features, basically at infinity.

I also tested the 16-stop filter and had the same problem, so that ruled out a single faulty filter. Read the full story

If anyone else has used these filters and experienced the same problem, please sound off in the forum.

Update: Aurora Aperture has acknowledged that some photographers are experiencing this issue, and they are investigating the cause. We’ll update if we hear more.

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