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Firmware: Canon ImagePROGRAF Pro-1000 v1.1

Firmware: Canon ImagePROGRAF Pro-1000 v1.1

By Canon Rumors | July 11, 2016 | Canon Firmware

Canon has released an firmware update for the ImagePROGRAF Pro-1000 printer, this brings the firmware to version 1.1

Firmware v1.1:

The maximum printable height of custom paper size will be lengthened to 25.5-inch (647.70mm) with specifying in the printer driver.

This still may not be enough for some people, you can read more about this from this intensive review over at Northlight.

Canon EOS-1D X Mark II Image Quality Comparison

Canon EOS-1D X Mark II Image Quality Comparison

By Canon Rumors | July 11, 2016 | Canon Reviews

Imaging Resource has posted their image quality comparison between the Canon EOS-1D X Mark II and cameras such as the original Canon EOS-1D X and Nikon’s latest flagship, the D5.

Canon EOS-1D X Mark II vs Canon EOS-1D X at ISO 1600

The 1DX Mark II continues to resolve fine detail a little better than its predecessor here at ISO 1600. Luma noise appears to be a bit higher in the shadows from the Mark II, but chroma noise is better controlled which may be why the 1DX II doesn’t do as well with our tricky red-leaf swatch (the fabric has probably also faded slightly since the 1DX was shot). Still, overall image quality is similar. See the full comparison

Most sites and reviewers are finding that the new EOS-1D X Mark II does have better image quality than its predecessor, but that the differences are small.

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Spec List [CR1]

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Spec List [CR1]

By Canon Rumors | July 11, 2016 | Canon DSLR Rumors

The first spec list in a while from an unknown source has appeared for next months Canon EOS 5D Mark IV announcement. Most of it is probably a safe bet, though we don’t yet have confirmation on the resolution of the camera.

Rumoured EOS 5D Mark IV Specifications:

  • 28mp
  • DIGIC 7
  • ISO 100-51200 (204,800)
  • 9fps
  • 4K video
  • Headphone jack
  • Price: $3600
  • Touchscreen
  • CFast 2.0 & SD card slots
  • Built-in WiFi & GPS
  • 61 autofocus points (41 cross type)
  • Reduced weight
  • New EF 24-105 f/4L IS II kit lens

We hope to confirm the resolution and other pertinent specifications soon.

Patent: Improved Detection of AF Errors

Patent: Improved Detection of AF Errors

By Canon Rumors | July 11, 2016 | Canon Patents

A patent showing an improved AF accuracy concept has appeared, and Northlight has shed some light on what it’s all about.

It’s a way of improving detection of AF errors without changing the lens focus, as in the ‘hunting’ that Contrast AF does. Uses polarising filters on a plate in front of the pixels. More a concept than practical design here.

Patent Publication No. 2016-24391 (Google Translated)

  • Published 2016.2.8
  • Filing date 2014.7.23
  • When placed near squeezed retarder phase difference changes toward the periphery from the center, and a linearly polarized light having a vertical plane of vibration, the focus position of the direct polarized light having a horizontal oscillation plane deviates
  • Place the linear polarizer between the optical system and the imaging device, and polarization selection means

We’re still looking for patents to shed some light on Canon’s mirrorless future, especially how they’re going to make EF lenses “native” with a future full frame mirrorless body.

Firmware: Canon EOS-1D X Mark II v1.02

Firmware: Canon EOS-1D X Mark II v1.02

By Canon Rumors | July 7, 2016 | Canon DSLR News

Firmware Version 1.0.2 incorporates the following functional improvements and fixes.

  1. Incorporates countermeasures for a phenomenon in which the bottom part of still images recorded to SanDisk CFast cards become corrupted.
  2. Enhances communication reliability between the camera and CFast cards.

If you are using the affected CFast cards, after having updated the camera firmware to Firmware Version 1.0.2, please make sure to use the camera to format the CFast card.

The Version 1.0.2 firmware being released at this time is for cameras with Firmware Version 1.0.0. If the camera’s firmware is already Version 1.0.2, it is not necessary to update the firmware.

When updating the firmware of your camera, please first go over the instructions thoroughly before you download the firmware.

The firmware update takes approximately six minutes.

Download firmware 1.02 for the EOS-1D X Mark II

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