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What a Full Frame Canon Mirrorless Needs To Have To Be Successful

What a Full Frame Canon Mirrorless Needs To Have To Be Successful

By Canon Rumors | January 22, 2018

Beyond Canon’s stellar brand loyalty and brand power, there are a few things that a full frame Canon mirrorless absolutely needs to be successful. Fstoppers posted an article today outlining what they think it needs, and it pretty much mirrors (doh) what I’ve been saying for the last year or so. A native EF mount Read more…

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Patent: Organic Image Sensor Ideas

Patent: Organic Image Sensor Ideas

By Canon Rumors | January 22, 2018 | Canon Patents

Canon continues to provide R&D resources into organic image sensors. Panasonic and Fujifilm are also putting resources into this technology and may actually be ahead of Canon with working examples of organic sensors.

Canon News breaks down Japan Patent Application 2018-011037:

This patent application deals with the thermal noise at the time of reset, and when that is improves has the effect of improving dynamic range by increasing the efficiency of conversion.

Organic sensors could very well be the “next big thing” to hit ILC’s as most our cameras have entered into diminishing returns for improvements.

The good news with all of these new sensor patent applications is I’m actually starting to understand them. My culinary background hasn’t been a great tool in that regard.

Patent: Stacked Sensor Patents Continue to Stack Up

Patent: Stacked Sensor Patents Continue to Stack Up

By Canon Rumors | January 22, 2018 | Canon Patents

Canon continues to apply for patents for stacked sensors. With the number that we’ve seen over the last few months, I think it’s safe to say something is coming in the not-so-distant-future.

Canon News breaks down Japan Patent Application 2018-7000:

This patent revolves around having the ADC on the second underneath layer and only the photodiodes on the top layer and eleviating cross talk between pixels.  The underside layer is much larger than the sensor layer, whcih my assumption is that this lessons noise, heat and interferance between layers.

Stacked sensors can offer both dynamic range and noise benefits if done well, and also processing speed improvements.  They can also offer other benefits such as global shutter and high speed video applications.

Canon News breaks down Japan Patent Application 2018-7101:

We have also discovered another stacked sensor patent application….. which deals with reducing the power consumption by a stacked sensor design.

As you can imagine, the more you stuff on the stacked sensor, the more power it consumes.  Power is changed to waste heat.  Heat is bad.  Bad makes for bad sensors. :)

When we’ll see this sort of sensor appear in a Canon product is a mystery, but I think more obvious innovation in sensors is coming from Canon.

Just a heads up, we’ve created a Patent Board on the forum. Why I didn’t do this eons ago is a mystery.

Sundance 2018 Infographic: What Was the Most Popular Gear Used for the Films?

Sundance 2018 Infographic: What Was the Most Popular Gear Used for the Films?

By Canon Rumors | January 22, 2018 | Cinema EOS News

NoFilmSchool made a great infographic showing what camera brands and lenses were used the most for the 2018 Sundance films.

Canon fared very well, and it looks like their considerable investment in the Cinema EOS series is paying off.

Camera Brand

  • Arri: 90
  • Canon: 37
  • Sony: 28

Most Popular Camera:  Arri Alexa

Lens Brand

  • Canon – 46
  • Cooke – 24
  • Panavision 16

Most Popular Lens: Canon EF

infographic credit // NoFilmSchool // Click to visit NoFilmSchool

 

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.