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Nine Canon Designs Recognized With iF Design Awards

Nine Canon Designs Recognized With iF Design Awards

TOKYO, February 28, 2014—Canon Inc. announced today that nine Canon designs were recognized by iF International Forum Design GmbH with prestigious 2014 iF Design Awards in the product design and communication design categories.

iF Product Design Awards went to the EOS 5D Mark III and EOS 100D (EOS Rebel SL1 or EOS Kiss X7 in other regions) digital SLR cameras, the PowerShot N compact digital camera, the LEGRIA mini (VIXIA mini or IVIS mini) camcorder, the PIXMA MG7150 / MG6450 / MG5550 (PIXUS MG7130 / N/A / MG5530 in Japan) inkjet printers, the i-SENSYS LBP7680Cx / 7110Cw (N/A / imageCLASS LBP7001Cw or N/A / Satera LBP7110C) color laser beam printers, the WUX450 multimedia projector, and the LE-5W LED projector. The iF Communication Design Award went to the user interface for the EOS M compact-system camera.

Canon iF Design Award Winners | Click for Larger

Canon iF Design Award Winners | Click for Larger

Established in 1953, iF Design Awards are recognized as one of the most prestigious awards within the field of design. Every year iF honors excellent design in three disciplines: product, communication and packaging design.

Canon won its first iF Product Design Award in 1989 for an office copying machine and, since that time, has been awarded for a wide range of products, including cameras, video camcorders and copying machines. This year marks Canon’s 20th consecutive year of winning iF Design Awards and brings the Company’s cumulative award count to 90. Encouraged by the recognition of the Company’s design excellence, Canon will continue striving to realize products that combine the highest levels of performance and design.

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Patent: EF-M 18-40 Pancake

Patent: EF-M 18-40 Pancake

A patent showing an EF-M 18-40  f/3.5-5.6 pancake has come to light. With this patent a bunch of other optical formulas also appear, such as an 18-55 pancake, 10-20, and a 9-18. We currently have an EF-M 11-22, which is probably rooted from the latter two optical formulas.

A zoom pancake would be a nice addition to the geographically fragmented and oddly marketed EOS M line.

  • Patent Publication No. 2014-6275
    • Publication date 2014.1.16
    • Filing date 2012.6.21
  • Example 7
    • Zoom ratio 3.00
    • Focal length f = 18.10-37.01-54.30mm
    • Fno. 4.20-6.20-8.20
    • Half angle ω = 36.92-20.17-14.06 °
    • Image height Y = 13.60mm
    • 64.74-56.63-62.13mm lens length
    • BF 0.50mm
  • Canon patents
    • The possible vibration damping by the second lens group
    • Feeding whole, front focus, focusing, rear focusing, etc.

Source: [EG]

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Patent: 16-120mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM

Patent: 16-120mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM

The following patent is most likely for the EF-M range of lenses. Also appearing alongside the 16-120 IS STM in the patent is an 18-55 IS STM and an 18-200 f/3.5-6.3 IS STM.

  • Patent Publication No. 2013-257507
    • Publication date 2013.12.26
    • Filing date 2012.6.14
  • Example 1
    • Zoom ratio 2.87
    • Focal length f = 18.58 – 27.82 – 53.36mm
    • Fno 3.60 -. 4.27 – 5.69
    • Half angle ω = 36.33 – 26.15 – 14.36 °
    • Image height Y = 13.66mm
    • 86.23 – - 104.79mm 78.22 overall length of the lens
    • BF 0.50mm
    • 13 pieces of 11-group lens configuration
    • Three four-sided aspherical
  • Example 3
    • Zoom ratio 10.39
    • Focal length f = 18.60 – 60.12 – 193.23mm
    • Fno 3.55 -. 5.59 – 6.60
    • Half angle ω = 36.29 – 12.80 – 4.04 °
    • Image height Y = 13.66mm
    • 151.48 – - 184.39mm 118.58 overall length of the lens
    • BF 0.50mm
    • 18 pieces of 14-group lens configuration
    • Three three-sided aspherical
    • One UD glass
  • Example 4
    • Zoom ratio 7.14
    • 51.87 – - 117.70mm 16.48 focal length
    • Fno 3.60 -. 5.30 – 5.88
    • Half angle ω = 39.65 – 14.75 – 6.62 °
    • Image height Y = 13.66mm
    • 138.55 – - 162.35mm 114.75 overall length of the lens
    • BF 0.50mm
    • 17 pieces of 13-group lens configuration
    • Two two-sided aspherical
    • One UD glass
  • Canon patents
    • Vibration control
    • Inner focus

Source: [EG]

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A New EOS M with EVF Second Half of 2014?

A New EOS M with EVF Second Half of 2014?

Interview with Mr Masaya Maeda
DCWatch has posted an interview (Google translated) with Mr Masaya Maeda from Canon Japan. He touches on the EOS M as well as a few other things in the interview.

The main points  from the conversation

  • A new EOS M3 camera could arrive in the 2nd half of 2014 with an EVF
  • New EF-M lenses are coming, though worldwide availability isn’t mentioned.
  • Canon is considering a prosumer/professional mirrorless camera
  • Video performance will be a key feature of future EOS M development.

Read the full interview

CR’s Take
It sounds like Canon has changed its plans with EOS M. It feels like the EOS M2 may just be a stop-gap between the EOS M1 and a more advanced EOS M body & system.

We’ve also heard more reports from Europe that the M2 is not coming to that continent and Canon USA is taking the “not at this time” approach.

Source: [DC] via [CW]

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EOS M & Lens Sale at B&H Photo

EOS M & Lens Sale at B&H Photo

From B&H Photo
Below are a few deals from B&H Photo that are currently active.

First up is the Canon EOS M w/18-55 IS bundle. Currently you can save $300 on the kit and get into the system for $299.

Canon EOS M w/18-55 IS $299 (Reg. $599)

Secondly, we have a couple of prime lenses from B&H Photo that are on sale. The lens deals won’t show up until after the checkout process has begun.

Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 $314 (Reg. $399) | Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 $334 (Reg. $419)

B&H has also continued to the sale on the Canon ultra wide for APS-C cameras.

Canon EF-S 10-22 f/3.5-4.5 $529 (Reg. $649)

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The Next EOS M in 2014 [CR2]

The Next EOS M in 2014 [CR2]

Early 2014
The expected launch of the Canon EOS M2 appears to be happening in early 2014 according to a good source. The new camera won’t be much of a departure from the current EOS M, although it will be smaller and provide a better AF experience. It’s expected the 20mp sensor from the 70D will be present in the new camera.

Apparently this launch was delayed until the new year and was originally planned for August/September of 2013.

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Deals: Canon EOS M & Tamron Rebates

From B&H Photo
B&H Photo is selling the white Canon EOS M w/18-55 IS and Speedlite EX90 kit for $369. It looks like the other colors are $419 (Black | Red).

Canon EOS M w/18-55 IS and Speedlite EX90 (white) $369

Tamron Rebates
Tamron have extended their lens rebates until October 31, 2013.

Tamron Rebates at B&H Photo

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Bad News Closing out 2013? [CR2]

Bad News Closing out 2013? [CR2]

Nothing new for the EOS/EF family in 2013?
We’ve received word from a very good source that Canon has no more product announcements for EOS or EF in 2013. There is always the possibility of a “development” announcement, but no new product will be announced or shipped in 2013.

The same source had previously said that only 1 entry level DSLR will begin shipping in Q1 of 2014.

EOS M?
I hoping to hear confirmation from the same source as to whether or not EOS M is included in the “no new products for the EOS/EF line in 2013″.

CR’s Take
I think manufacturers are going to ride out a pretty stagnant year and try to build a lot of hype for 2014. Economic recovery around the globe will further recover and we should expect a very exciting 2nd half of 2014 for new gear.

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EOS M Update Information [CR1]

EOS M Update Information [CR1]

Same sensor as 70D?
Another couple of emails have mentioned at least one of the updated EOS M bodies will feature the same 20.2mp APS-C sensor as the EOS 70D. DIGIC 6 is also going to be in both bodies. We’ve reported this before, it just seems we’re getting more confirmations on the topic.

We also got a mention about an EF-M 55-200 IS STM lens coming whenever a body is announced. We have heard various focal lengths for the telephoto zoom that will come to the EF-M mount. A grain of salt on this one.

I receive emails almost daily asking about the possibility of a full frame EOS M body. I do not see this happening for the foreseeable future.

When?
We haven’t confirmed the reports of an announcement this week, nor have we heard from the usual suspects in that regard. I would think if Canon wants to reinvigorate the EOS M line, then a little bit of fanfare should be expected.

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New EOS M This Week? [CR1]

New EOS M This Week? [CR1]

Various reports
We’ve received various reports of a possible EOS M announcement this week. We’ll keep an eye on our inbox if something does come to fruition.

Note: I am currently in Ireland and Italy (not at the same time) and may not be as quick with the information for the next few weeks.

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