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We will see a new camera on Tuesday and below I am confirming what we pretty much already know.
- 1D/1Ds line is about to be amalgamated. (Name Unknown)
- Full Frame
- 12 fps
- 61 AF Points
- New Battery
- Available in March
- Price unknown, but I suspect more than the 1D Mark IV
2012 is shaping up to be an interesting year for EOS.
The previous spec lists are pretty much bang on.
I have received no word of a new lens being announced at the same time. I suspect they’ll stagger announcements. The 24-70 f/2.8L II is the only lens being mentioned. Possibly in November. This isn’t included in the [CR3] rating.
Location to Serve as Western Hub for Education, Service & Training Operations
LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., October 12, 2011 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging, today announced the opening of the Canon Hollywood Professional Technology and Support Center to better serve its film and television production clients. The office, located on the historic Sunset Gower Studio lot at 6060 Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles, will provide a local site to foster support, research, service and training for Hollywood’s thriving entertainment industry.
“We want to offer a one-stop shop where our clients can come to ask questions and explore our various products with the help of our highly qualified technical and engineering staff members. The Canon Hollywood Professional Technology and Support Center provides a well-equipped venue for working with professionals in a range of imaging industries, from film and television production to still imaging and professional output,” stated Yuichi Ishizuka, executive vice president and general manager, Imaging Technologies and Communications Group, Canon U.S.A.
Comprehensive product repair services for Canon professional products will be available in the new Hollywood facility starting in late 2011. On-site repair operations will include two state-of-the-art camera body and lens adjustment rooms, Canon’s most advanced adjustment and calibration equipment, local spare parts inventory, and an experienced professional repair staff that will look to quickly return Canon’s professional products to their original factory condition and operation.
The Canon Hollywood Professional Technology and Support Center will also serve as a field extension of Canon’s Research and Solution Engineering Department, dedicated to ensuring that current and future products meet or exceed the demands of our clientele. As a local research and development center, staff will assess market demands and expectations for new professional imaging technology and look to build them into future product generations and customer support provisions. This represents only one of many initiatives and investments that Canon has planned to solidify its commitment to the film and television production community.
The facility will also support business opportunities by offering 1:1 meetings with major clients (studios, production houses, television networks, rental facilities, and others) to further build relationships and assess their needs. The new facility and local Canon staff will also offer hands-on education to current and potential clients on the latest Canon professional products. Courtesy visits by both existing and potential clients in the industry can be arranged to explore opportunities and assess Canon’s full capabilities. Guilds, unions or organizations affiliated with film and television production are encouraged to inquire about hosting seminars, events and industry gatherings at Canon’s Hollywood center as well.
The Canon Hollywood Professional Technology and Support Center will also host Canon Live Learning (CLL) workshops – fee-based seminars for professionals and enthusiasts looking to further their imaging education. In addition, the Hollywood center will offer other industry-related events covering a wide range of technical and creative topics within the professional production segment.
In addition to the business and Hollywood industry support mentioned above, the service and support facility located in the Canon’s new Hollywood center will also be part of Canon’s industry-leading nationwide customer service and support network. Canon’s customer service and support network includes Factory Service Centers in Irvine (Calif.), Jamesburg (N.J.) and Newport News (Va.) as well as five broadcast lens service centers located strategically throughout the United States. Canon service centers’ reputation for excellence is based on industry-leading repair turnaround times, high-quality repair services, personalized service and 100 percent US-based call center support operations, all based on Canon factory standards and processes and designed to provide complete customer satisfaction.
I am 99% positive we’re going to see a new DSLR next Tuesday, all the clues are pointing that way and I’m willing to give it a [CR3] rating.
What camera? No [CR] rating on this yet.
Everything is pointing to a new 1D series camera, I am getting zero information from sources or from anywhere else on the web about any other camera. We started hearing 6 months ago that the next EOS camera would be a new 1D and the bits of information are all pointing that way again.
For now the best spec list I have is what I posted a few days ago.
- Full Frame
- ISO 51,200
- Dual Digic V
- Crazy frame rates of 12-14fps have been reported
- 61 AF points has also been reported
Stock levels of the 1D Mark IV also point me in this direction. It seems they are very much being built to fill orders. There doesn’t seem to be any excess stock too many places.
I received word that Canon Singapore will be holding a press event on Tuesday, October 18, 2011 for an “important global announcement”. There was no mention of what the announcement would be for, which is normal.
As you can see in the image above (and below), there is a picture of an EOS-1 on the front page of the print edition of Today newspaper in Singapore. Interesting to see, considering there is no model showing, as well as the very limited quantities of the 1D Mark IV for sale and none of the 1Ds Mark III.
Could be nothing…..
*UPDATE* CRs Take
I will note there is an event in The Netherlands on October 18, 2011 as well. PDN in New York City is the following week, October 27-29, 2011. There’s a general feeling something is coming, and probably beyond a printer.
However, I have yet to receive any solid and articulate information about a new EOS product. There’s a lot of fragmented information floating around.
The EOS-1 in the image is a 1Ds as people have pointed out, however it seems like a very odd time to do 4 full page ads in a newspaper. However, as I mentioned earlier, it could mean nothing.
With the big announcement on November 3, 2011, is it too much to ask for another major camera announcement within a few weeks of the Hollywood date?
I have not [CR3]‘d anything in regards to next week.
Actual Print Edition
Last weeks mention of a 1D Mark V spec list was for the most part dismissed by yours truly. The spec list just seemed too detailed. However, my mind could be changing with new information that has trickled in over the last couple of weeks.
It’s looking more and more like a camera will be announced by Canon in 2011, however it may not be available until the new year.
What I do know
- The next EOS camera will NOT be a 5D Mark III.
- The next EOS camera will probably not be a 1Ds Mark IV. Probably is the key word here, it could change.
- The next EOS camera will not be an APS-C camera.
A new model camera introduced to the lineup, or a replacement of a current camera. I’m currently leaning towards a replacement of the 1D Mark IV.
Line amalgamation of the 1D and 1Ds? Maybe not in the literal sense we’ve been told. However, they could definitely take on the same form factor. By making the Mark V a full frame camera. That would lower production costs, tooling and everything else that comes with sharing parts across camera models.
A Loose 1D Mark V spec list based on multiple pieces of information
- Full Frame
- 16-20mp Range
- Native ISO 51,200
- Dual DIGIC V
- Frame Rate Unknown
- EOS Video Features Unknown.
October 18 coincides with previous mentions of an announcement the third week of October. The rumor last week from DCI also mentions October 18, as does the CPS invite in The Netherlands.
If this is coming in 10 days, I expect to see a lot more info coming my way.
I was told as long as 6 months ago, that the next EOS camera would be a 1D Mark V.
I’m told more and more that Canon will be staggering announcements for the foreseeable future. You’ll see a body, and then a lens a while later, and so on.
I have nothing definitive to report on that topic.
Received word and scans of an invite for an event on October 18, 2011 in The Netherlands.
No mention of what might be the reason for the event.
There has been mention in the past of an announcement the 3rd week of October. I’ll have more information soon.
A far fetched spec list?
An amalgamated 1Ds/1D Spec List.
- 61 AF Points
- Native ISO of 100-51200
- New Battery
- 150g-200g heavier that current EOS-1s
- October 18 Announcement
Currently this is the only information I’ve seen in regards to such a camera. I’d rank this as highly unlikely for the moment.
From [NL] via [1K1] originally from [DCI]
The megapixel war is on
We were told a while ago about a big megapixel camera coming from Nikon, the date of the announcement was wrong, but it doesn’t appear the camera is.
Nikon Rumors is reporting a 36mp D800 coming in the next 30-60 days at a 99% probability.
Why does a Canon site care?
Lots of people speculated Canon was waiting for a Nikon announcement to decide how to proceed. If Nikon announces this camera and is able to delivery before the year closes out, I don’t think Canon has any choice but to respond in some way.
What about responding to a big megapixel camera with a small megapixel, high ISO performance full frame camera [here] & [here]?
I can hear the collective tears hitting the floor.
The recent rebates on the 5D Mark II have nothing to do with an imminent release of an updated camera. They have more to do with selling lots of 5D Mark IIs. I’d expect rebates to be extended right through to Christmas (Dec 25).
What is coming?
Two new video cameras are coming to us on November 3, 2011.
What I think I know about them
One will be EF mount, the other will be PL mount. They will be both be higher end cameras, and could reach the price point of $10000+. It has also been suggested that the EF mount camera could fall under the “EOS” banner.
crazy things I’ve heard about them?
One of them would have a square sensor and take 48mp still images. I’ll [CR1] that one.
Noooooo, What about the 5D Mark III?
There is absolutely nothing, I mean nothing about a 5D Mark III being imminent. I have received the “no new DSLR in 2011″ line from 7-8 different sources. One source said if something is announced in 2011, it would be near the end of December for CES/PMA, but that was merely conjecture.
So no 1Ds4, 5D Mark III or the rumoured 6D (name guess) in 2011.
A curveball could still come, announcements for products can change. Just because they announce, it doesn’t mean they have to ship anything.
A series called “Pixma Pro 1″ printers are apparently to be launched sometime in the next 6 weeks. There may have been something lost in translation on the “series” of printers, it could just be one called Pixma Pro 1.
- Clean lines in design
- No LCD screen
- 12 Cartridges
- A new type of coating cartridge? I didn’t understand exactly what was meant.
- Announcement within 6-7 weeks
I’ve been hearing about 12 cartridge printers for a while now, we’ll see. The source is good on this one.
There was another printer that was supposed to be announced last spring and never was.
The printer that was supposed to be launched last spring was code named ‘Renoir’ and was basically a 9500 (pigment ink), but it has a unique design.
The ink is in the base, so it doesn’t add weight to the print head. The ink then goes via tubes to the print head. Since the head is not weighted down, the ‘Renoir’ can print at extremely high speed.
No word whether or not this printer or technology will reach market.