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A Candid Interview with Masaya Maeda

A Candid Interview with Masaya Maeda

By Canon Rumors | July 28, 2015 | Canon Cinema EOS Rumors

An interview with Masaya Maeda by Neil Matsumoto has appeared on the EOSHD forum, Maeda is unusually open and frank with his answers about future products and features we can expect from Canon in regards to video. Below are the answers we think are the most interesting.

HDVP: Happy to see that the C300 Mark II is offering 4K. On that note, what sort of future does the C500 have?

Masaya Maeda: There isn’t anything I can say about the C500 at this point. We’re currently investigating to see if we can take this product to the next level. We’re looking into that now.

HDVP: When you say “next level,” could we be seeing a more traditional digital motion-picture camera, like the ARRI ALEXA or the Sony F65?

Maeda: Yes, we’re looking into this.

We’ve been hearing for quite some time that Canon would directly compete with Alexa in the future and it looks like that may just happen.

 

HDVP: One criticism of your DSLRs for video capture is the lack of a neutral or flat color profile. Will Canon Log ever be offered on your DSLRs?

Maeda: Yes, we’re considering that, although I can’t tell you what level that will be incorporated. In the future, we would like to bring that into our DSLRs.

This would make a lot of 5D Mark IV customers happy.

 

HDVP: We’ve seen the success of the Sony a7S and Samsung NX1 mirrorless cameras. Do you think there’s a market for a Canon mirrorless 4K camera that doesn’t fit in the Cinema EOS line?

Maeda: I think that’s a promising product, but we don’t like to imitate others, so I think it would be a slightly different product if we release something like that.

Sometimes imitation isn’t a bad thing. :) You can read the entire interview over at EOSHD.

The Canon EOS-1D X Mark II Coming in at 24mp? [CR2]

The Canon EOS-1D X Mark II Coming in at 24mp? [CR2]

By Canon Rumors | July 28, 2015 | Canon DSLR Rumors

Little bits of information about the upcoming EOS-1D X Mark II continue to come in, though nothing that shows a completed product has arrived in our inbox.

We’re told that the EOS-1D X Mark II will sport a 24mp sensor and shoot “faster than 12fps”, though the exact framerate was unknown.

We’ll pass on more information as soon as we receive it.

New Zeiss Otus Coming in September [CR1]

New Zeiss Otus Coming in September [CR1]

By Canon Rumors | July 28, 2015 | Third Party Lenses

We’re told that Zeiss will announce a new wide angle Otus in September of this year.

While we assumed a 35mm Otus lens would be announced, we’re told it’s actually going to be wider and likely 24mm, but could be announced as a “25mm” lens. The exact speed of the lens was unknown, but the previous two Otus lenses, the 55mm and 85mm are both f/1.4.

More to come…

 

Deal: Canon EOS 5Ds Body $2999 (Reg $3699)

Deal: Canon EOS 5Ds Body $2999 (Reg $3699)

By Canon Rumors | July 27, 2015 | Ad Post

GetItDigital (99.7% approval) is selling the Canon EOS 5DS body for $2999 (Reg $3699) via ebay. This has dropped faster than I ever expected it would. This does tell us that there is a shortage of the EOS 5DS R and Canon may have been wrong about which body was going to be more popular between the two. I’ve shot with both bodies, and while the 5DS R does show more detail, the EOS 5DS at $800 less just may be the better choice for some.

PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS

  • 50.6 MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor
  • Dual DIGIC 6 Image Processors
  • 3.2″ 1.04m-Dot ClearView II LCD Monitor
  • Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 30 fps
  • 61-Point High Density Reticular AF
  • ISO 100-6400; 5 fps Continuous Shooting
  • 150,000-Pixel RGB+IR Metering Sensor
  • User-Selectable Shutter Release Time Lag
  • Anti-Flicker Compensation

Canon EOS 5DS Body $2999 (Reg $3699)

*Note These are likely grey market items and may not qualify for a Canon USA warranty. Please check with the seller to see if they offer additional warranty.

Canon Profits Drop 16% in Second Quarter

Canon Profits Drop 16% in Second Quarter

By Canon Rumors | July 27, 2015 | Canon Business General

FROM REUTERS:

Japan’s Canon Inc cut its earnings outlook for the full year and reported a 16 percent fall in quarterly profit as consumers, increasingly in the habit of taking photos with their smartphones, bought fewer compact digital cameras.

The world’s largest camera maker said on Monday its second-quarter net profit fell to 68 billion yen ($552 million) compared with 81 billion yen a year earlier. Analysts on average expected 65 billion yen, according to Thomson Reuters data.

Read more at Reuters