We’re told that Canon will be directly targeting the Panansonic GH4 at NAB 2015 in Las Vegas this spring. The new camera will have a 1″ sensor, shoot 4K and will be very portable, which sounds like similar specs to an upcoming camcorder. This little camera will have a removable viewfinder and grip and will most likely be small enough to be mounted to drones and other like devices.
The term “a different style DSLR” was used when describing this camera, but I’m not sure what sort of lens mount the camera would have, EF? EF-S? EF-M? Something new? A DSLR with a 1″ sensor? I wrote a few days ago that I didn’t think Canon would care much about this market, which I guess was wrong, as this comes from a solid source. I do hold on to the idea that the professional cinema market being where growth is going to come from. We’re hoping for more information in the coming weeks.
More to come…
Canon has sent out another invite for April 16, 2012. This will be beyond the screening from the other invite.
Could this be the hoped for 4K DSLR Canon has already teased the world with? As some would say, is this what videographers wanted the 5D Mark III to be?
We have heard the 4K DSLR would be announced sooner than later, however it’s rumoured availability would be in the distant future.
The rumoured lens announcements from a few weeks back have yet to materialize. Beyond what I was told then, I haven’t heard a single thing about the lenses in question.
Lens announcements are always the toughest to pin down. One of the major reasons is, Canon doesn’t have media events for them if they’re being announced alone. If a DSLR is involved, they’re a little easier to get information on.
I have heard some murmurs about a DSLR announcement before or at CES, nothing concrete though.
I haven’t had one PowerShot camera rumor in a while.
Canon at CES?
Yes, they’re there. They’ll be showing their gear at booth 13304. For the moment however, it looks like they won’t be showing anything new. All this could change literally overnight.
The IDC reported yesterday on the marketshare of the camera makers for 2010.
Canon remains the #1 camera maker in the world if you included PowerShots. Sony is in 2nd place.
However, in DSLR marketshare for 2010. Canon kicked the butt of pretty much everyone out there.
DSLR Global Marketshare 2010
- Canon 44.5%
- Nikon 29.8%
- Sony 11.9 %
I always attach a grain of salt to marketshare research, everyone seems to come up with a different number. However, IDC is pretty well respected.
Source [1001noisycameras] via [Bloomberg]