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The Next Large Sensor PowerShot Camera Shows Up in Official Video

Canon Netherlands has posted a video showing the outline of the previously mentioned large sensor premium Canon PowerShot. The world “grote” translates to “large”.

Translation from Canon Netherlands (thanks Ikkehans)
“Canon is doing it’s utmost to combine and offer first-class image quality and handling in a compact housing. The newest model in the Premium Compact line up combines a large sensor and powerful zoom for excellent photos from a distance. Register to receive more information as soon as this model becomes available”

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New PowerShot Digital Compact Camera Under Development

New PowerShot Digital Compact Camera Under Development

Featuring large image sensor, high zoom capability and compact body
Canon is developing a new premium digital compact camera that combines the merits of both large image sensor and high-magnification optical zoom lens in response to the demands from users looking for high quality high zoom performance. Offering both convenience from a compact body and excellent super telephoto performance, this camera is perfect for everyday or travel shooting in high quality.

Source: [CHK]

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What Else is Coming for Photokina? [CR2]

What Else is Coming for Photokina? [CR2]

We’re told a lot of the imaging line will see new products.

We’ve confirmed that Canon will announce new projectors at various price points for Photokina. You can also expect new printers in the Pixma line, at least one of the printers will be “Pro”. No word on the much desired 17″ Pixma Pro printer. We’ve heard it was in development, but we’re not sure when it’s coming to market.

We can also expect a couple of PowerShot announcements. A new durable camera is likely. We’re still waiting on the SX60 to make an appearance, and this seems like a good time do it.

Lots more to come…

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Patent: Multi-Lens, Multi-View Camera

Patent: Multi-Lens, Multi-View Camera

Below is a patent for a multi-lens, multi-view camera. I’m not sure what the application would be for such a camera, but I felt the same way about the PowerShot N and it continues to get made. :)

The patents below are translated via Google Translator.

Patent Publication No. 2014-110442

  • Publication date 2014.6.12
  • Filing date 2012.11.30

Canon patents

  • Multi-lens camera concentrically arranged an imaging device and a plurality of lenses
  • I do light field, angle of view changes, perspective changes, noise reduction, resolution conversion, HDR, distance estimation, the disparity estimation

Patent Publication No. 2014-110443

  • Publication date 2014.6.12
  • Filing date 2012.11.30

Canon patents

  • I provided a handle to the multi-lens camera
  • Parameter change in the rotation of the handle

Patent Publication No. 2014-110444

  • Publication date 2014.6.12
  • Filing date 2012.11.30

Canon patents

  • I reduce the number of the imaging lens element than the number of multi-lens camera
  • By the rotation of the optical unit, to select a specific lens

Source: [EG]

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New PowerShot & EOS Cameras to Offer DOF Control?

New PowerShot & EOS Cameras to Offer DOF Control?

We’re told that Canon is working to implement depth of field control in upcoming PowerShot and Rebel DSLRs. The idea sounds like what Lytro is doing, or more recently what Google introduced for the Android camera.

There’s no mention of which camera(s) this would be introduced in, but it seems like a logical next step feature.

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Canon to Leave the Entry Level Point & Shoot Market?

Canon to Leave the Entry Level Point & Shoot Market?

There are couple of reports today saying that Canon plans to leave the sub $200 compact point and shoot market. The segment has been decimated by smartphones over the last 3-5 years and sales are no where near what they were.

The move makes a lot of sense, Canon would be better suited putting development dollars into DSLRs, lenses, advanced compacts and the Cinema EOS lines.

Source: [DCI] via [PR]

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PowerShot G1 X Mark II Specs Emerge? [CR1]

PowerShot G1 X Mark II Specs Emerge? [CR1]

Rumored specs for a replacement to the PowerShot G1 X have surfaced on the Xitek forums. The camera will “probably” be announced for CP+ next month in Tokyo. If true, it looks like Canon isn’t straying too far from the original G1 X. Pricing will probably be the biggest thing in this cameras success. It can’t be anywhere near the original $700 price tag.

  • 20.2MP 1.5″ CMOS sensor
  • 3 inch LCD touch screen
  • Similar size and design to the G1 X
  • DIGIC 6
  • 24-120mm f/2.8-5.8
  • New “real image” optical viewfinder.

Source: [XT] via [PR]

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What’s Coming August 21, 2013? [CR2]

What’s Coming August 21, 2013? [CR2]

What to expect on August 21, 2013
First, we’re told by a great source that only PowerShot announcements will take place on the 21st. We’re also told not to expect anything “high end”, nothing like the Sony RX100 II. I would imagine at least a few new PowerShots will have features that go along with sharing photos.

Which brings us to…. as some have pointed out, the invitation shows a cloud and not an EOS, PowerShot or EF logo like most invites. There’s a good chance that this is for the Project 1709 photo management service. You can visit it at www.project1709.com.

I have feelers out to see if anything bigger in the way of an EOS camera is to be announced or showcased. There is always a possibility of a “development” announcement, as that can afford Canon time to actually get a product to market.

More to come…

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Creative Canon Invite for March 22

Projector Pen
Canon sent this invitation out for the press event next week on March 22. Beyond the standard paper invitation, they sent a pen with “IXUS/PowerShot” on it. The pen doubles as a projector, and projects the invite information.

It’s interesting that EOS is not on the pen, unless the function of the pen is a hint about a new PowerShot.

Invite Projector Pen

Invite Projector Pen

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The invite

Source: [NP]

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*UPDATE* Announcements on March 22, 2013?

UPDATE
Invites appear to have gone out for March 21, 2013 in the Czech Republic, the invite can be seen below.

A Thursday announcement day is a bit different. Most announcement days I can remember are either on a Tuesday or a Friday. I’ll probably see more invites in the coming days that will clarify the date.

Product announcement invite in the Czech Republic.

Product announcement invite in the Czech Republic.

and another invitation for March 22, 2013.

"Whole new image world"

“Whole new image world”

 

Canon EOS 70D Coming?
A few places are mentioning March 22, 2013 as an announcement date for Canon. We’re expecting the new Canon EOS 70D to be announced, and it will be a big step up from the EOS 60D in terms of technology.

Also expect some lower end PowerShots to be announced on the same day as the EOS 70D. There is no word on a lens announcement.

Source: [PR]

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