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Canon USA Adds New Cameras and Lenses to its CarePAK Program

Canon USA Adds New Cameras and Lenses to its CarePAK Program

By Canon Rumors | December 4, 2017 | Canon Business General

From Canon USA:

Canon U.S.A., Inc., is excited to announce the launch of a CarePAK PLUS promotion just in time for the holidays. Now through January 6, 2018, 13 months free Canon CarePAK PLUS is included at no additional cost to customers who purchase select Canon cameras and lenses and register their product within 30 days. The list of eligible Canon products has been expanded to include the EOS 6D Mark II, EOS 80D, EOS 77D and the EF 85mm f/1.4L IS USM, giving even more Canon customers the opportunity to enjoy free accident protection.

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Canon Cinema EOS C300 Mark III Coming in the Spring? [CR1]

Canon Cinema EOS C300 Mark III Coming in the Spring? [CR1]

By Canon Rumors | December 4, 2017 | Canon Cinema EOS Rumors

We’re told from unknown places that the Canon will be announcing a Cinema EOS C300 Mark III in the first half of 2018.

What’s rare about the communication is that some specifications were included.

Rumored Canon C300 Mark III Specifications:

  • 6K Super35 sensor
  • Highest dynamic range of any Canon Cinema camera.
  • 180fps @ 2K
  • 60fps @ 4K
  • Internal RAW
  • Pricing higher than C300 Mark II at launch.

All of this looks great, it just doesn’t look like something Canon would do. Maybe they’ll surprise us?

Please take this with a grain of salt until we can upgrade the post rating.

CIPA Figures Show Disappointing Sales for October

CIPA Figures Show Disappointing Sales for October

By Canon Rumors | December 4, 2017 | Industry News

CIPA has released its camera sales statistics for October 2017, and the numbers may be a disappointment to some companies.

Year-over-year total shipments for cameras in October are down 13%, but between the months of January 2017, through October 2017, we have an increase of 6% for ILC cameras, so we should likely wait to see how November’s Black Friday/Cyber Monday sales affect the year-over-year numbers.

Mirrorless has seen a good increase year-over-year, but most of the increase is happening in Asia as they continue to erode sales of DSLRs, North America remains a harder marketplace for mirrorless cameras.

Globally, mirrorless now makes up 36% of all ILC camera sales, and Canon is taking a big chunk of that with their revamped EOS M lineup.

The two giants Canon & Nikon need to obviously release professional mirrorless cameras in 2018. However, only Nikon has confirmed that they are doing so.

Read the full CIPA report (PDF)

NHK: 33mp 240fps 8K 1″ Image Sensor

NHK: 33mp 240fps 8K 1″ Image Sensor

By Canon Rumors | December 4, 2017 | Industry News

ISW has uncovered a paper from NHK, Brookman, TSMC, and University of Tokyo for a “A 1.1- μm 33-Mpixel 240-fps 3-D-Stacked CMOS Image Sensor With Three-Stage Cyclic-Cyclic-SAR Analog-to-Digital Converters

Once you get through all the crazy technical stuff, it basically describes a 1″ 8K stacked video sensor with a slow motion function.

Is 4K already over? :)

CamFi Will Launch the Fastest Wireless Camera Controller in the World

By Canon Rumors | December 4, 2017 | Industry News

GUANGDONG , China – November 30, 2017 – CamFi, maker of wireless controllers for digital cameras, today announced the launch of a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo for the fastest wireless camera controller, CamFi Pro. CamFi Pro uses the 802.11ac protocol to transfer the photo from the camera. It can offer Wi-Fi transfer speeds up to 866Mbps. Tests show it can reach speeds of 10M bytes per second in reality, two to three times faster than most built-in Wi-Fi cameras and 2.4G Hz wireless camera controllers.

CamFi Pro supports most of Canon, Nikon and Sony cameras. And it will be the only 5.8G wireless tether solution for Sony cameras in current market.

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