By Third Party Accessories
| May 10, 2018 |
The folks at Yongnuo have posted a Micro Four Thirds camera module with an EF mount for the iPhone on their web site.
There are no specifications as of yet, but DIYPhotography appears to be the first to spot this interesting creation. We’ve seen similar products in the past from the likes of Sony and Olympus, so we’re not sure how successful this attempt is going to be.
Head over to DIYPhotography to read more about the YN43 from Yongnuo.
A Canon Rumors reader has sent us an image from the Apple App Store that seems to suggest this may be a 16.6mp sensor.
By Industry News
| May 10, 2018 |
Things are going really well for CMOS sensor makers according to IC Insights.
IC Insights reports:
The spread of digital camera applications in vehicles, machine vision, human recognition and security systems, as well as for more powerful camera phones will drive CMOS image sensor sales to an eighth straight record-high level this year with worldwide revenues growing 10% to $13.7 billion, following a 19% surge in 2017.
With the smartphone market maturing, sales growth in CMOS image sensors slowed to 6% in 2016, but strong demand in other imaging applications played a major factor in boosting revenues by 19% to $12.5 billion last year. Sales of CCD and other image sensor technologies fell 2% in 2017 to about $1.6 billion after rising 5% in 2016.
Overall, CMOS image sensors grabbed 89% of total image sensor sales in 2017 compared to 74% in 2012 and 54% in 2007. Unit shipments of CMOS imaging devices represented 81% of total image sensors sold in 2017 compared to 64% in 2012 and 63% in 2007.
In new smartphones, CMOS image sensors are also seeing a new wave of growth with the increase of dual-lens camera systems (using two sensors) for enhanced photography. Cellular camera phones accounted for 62% of CMOS image sensor sales in 2017, but that marketshare is forecast to slip to 45% in 2022. Automotive CMOS image sensors are projected to grow the fastest among major end-use applications through the five-year forecast, rising by a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 38.4% to about 15% of total CMOS image sensor sales in 2022 ($2.8 billion) while camera phone-generated revenues are expected to rise by a CAGR of just 2.2% to $8.6 billion that year.
By Canon Accessories
| May 10, 2018 |
B&H Photo has stock of the brand new Canon Speedlite 470EX-AI.
- Auto Intelligent Bounce Head
- Compatible with Canon E-TTL / E-TTL II
- Guide Number: 154′ at ISO 100 and 105mm
- Zoom Range: 24-105mm (14mm with Panel)
- Tilts Upward 120°, +/- 180° Rotation
- AI.B Full-Auto and AI.B Semi-Auto Modes
- Optical Receiver Mode
- LCD Panel
- AF Assist Beam
- Runs on 4x AA Batteries
Canon Speedlite 470EX-AI $399
By Canon PowerShot
| May 9, 2018 |
We’ve been sent what is the first Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark III specification breakdown that we’ve seen. We expect to see this camera announced some time in 2018 and Photokina is the obvious time to do it, thought we cannot confirm that’s when it’s coming.
Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark III Rumoured Specifications:
- 24.1mp 1″ CMOS sensor
- DIGIC 8
- 24-100mm f/1.8-f/2.8 Lens (4.2x Optical Zoom)
- 3″ Articulating Touchscreen
- 4K Video at 30fps
- 1080p Video at 60fps
- Built in Wi-Fi, NFC & GPS
- Announcement: 2018
- No mention about DPAF for 4K video.
If you check out our Buyer’s Guide, you can see that both the PowerShot G3 X and PowerShot G5 X have been around longer than the PowerShot G7 X Mark II, so we’re not sure what is going on with those two models. We’ve been told that only one “G” series camera is scheduled to be coming in 2018, and we continuously see suggestions that the PowerShot G7 X Mark II will be the next “G” series camera to see a replacement.
The PowerShot G9 X Mark III would likely come in early 2019 ahead of CP+.
By Canon Firmware
| May 8, 2018 |
Canon has released new firmware for the EF 200-400mm f/4L IS 1.4x.
Changes in firmware
Firmware Version 1.1.0 is incorporated with the following correction.
- Corrects a phenomenon in which the subject may not be in focus on some occasions when using this lens with some camera models (*) and performing AF shooting from approximately 3m.
* Some camera models:
EOS-1D X, Mark II, EOS-1D X, EOS-1D C, EOS 5Ds, EOS 5Ds R, EOS 5D Mark IV, EOS 5D Mark III
Firmware Version 1.1.0 is for lenses with Firmware Version 1.0.0. If the lens’ firmware is already Version 1.1.0, it is not necessary to update the firmware.
Download firmware v1.1.0 for the Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS 1.4x