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What a Full Frame Canon Mirrorless Needs To Have To Be Successful

What a Full Frame Canon Mirrorless Needs To Have To Be Successful

By Canon Rumors | January 22, 2018

Beyond Canon’s stellar brand loyalty and brand power, there are a few things that a full frame Canon mirrorless absolutely needs to be successful. Fstoppers posted an article today outlining what they think it needs, and it pretty much mirrors (doh) what I’ve been saying for the last year or so. A native EF mount Read more…

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DJI Introduces Mavic Air For Limitless Exploration Wherever Adventure Takes You

DJI Introduces Mavic Air For Limitless Exploration Wherever Adventure Takes You

By Canon Rumors | January 23, 2018 | Industry News

The Most Portable 3-Axis Gimbal 4K Camera Drone Features SmartCapture, FlightAutonomy 2.0 And Advanced Pilot Assistance Systems

January 23, 2018 – DJI, the world’s leader in civilian drones and aerial imaging technology, today introduced Mavic Air, an ultra-portable, foldable camera drone that delivers higher performance, more intelligent features and greater creative possibilities than any other consumer drone. Developed with the traveler and outdoor enthusiast in mind, Mavic Air inherits the best features of DJI’s iconic Mavic series with a 4K camera for superior image quality, new QuickShot modes and SmartCapture for easier, more intelligent photo and video capturing, and FlightAutonomy 2.0 with Advanced Pilot Assistance Systems for smarter, safer flight. A marvel of engineering and design, Mavic Air enables limitless exploration wherever adventure takes you.

“When DJI introduced the Mavic Pro, it reinvented what a consumer drone could be: powerful, yet portable, accessible, but advanced,” said Roger Luo, President at DJI. “Today, with the introduction of Mavic Air, we have pushed these attributes to the next level to create our best consumer drone yet.”

Preorder the DJI Mavic Air at B&H Photo

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Photoshop Releases Version 19.1 With Selections Improvements, Advanced Support for Windows High-Density Monitors and More

Photoshop Releases Version 19.1 With Selections Improvements, Advanced Support for Windows High-Density Monitors and More

By Canon Rumors | January 23, 2018 | Third Party Software

Today we are excited to announce the release of Photoshop 19.1, with improvements for customers on both Mac and Windows.

Hereis a quick list of all the new features. Read about the complete release below or scroll to your favorite parts:

  • Select Subject
  • Select and Mask Improvements
  • BetterSVG Compatibility with Adobe XD
  • Support for Microsoft High-Density Monitors and Improved Dial Support

Windows High-Density Monitor Support

With this release, Photoshop on Windows 10 Creator’s Edition now offers a full range of choices for UI scale factors from 100% through 400%, in 25% increments.

This means that the Photoshop user interface will look crisp, beautiful, and the right size no matter the density of your monitor. Photoshop will now automatically adjust itself based on your Windows settings, making it simple to set up. Read more at Adobe

Patent: Organic Image Sensor Ideas

Patent: Organic Image Sensor Ideas

By Canon Rumors | January 22, 2018 | Canon Patents

Canon continues to provide R&D resources into organic image sensors. Panasonic and Fujifilm are also putting resources into this technology and may actually be ahead of Canon with working examples of organic sensors.

Canon News breaks down Japan Patent Application 2018-011037:

This patent application deals with the thermal noise at the time of reset, and when that is improves has the effect of improving dynamic range by increasing the efficiency of conversion.

Organic sensors could very well be the “next big thing” to hit ILC’s as most our cameras have entered into diminishing returns for improvements.

The good news with all of these new sensor patent applications is I’m actually starting to understand them. My culinary background hasn’t been a great tool in that regard.

Patent: Stacked Sensor Patents Continue to Stack Up

Patent: Stacked Sensor Patents Continue to Stack Up

By Canon Rumors | January 22, 2018 | Canon Patents

Canon continues to apply for patents for stacked sensors. With the number that we’ve seen over the last few months, I think it’s safe to say something is coming in the not-so-distant-future.

Canon News breaks down Japan Patent Application 2018-7000:

This patent revolves around having the ADC on the second underneath layer and only the photodiodes on the top layer and eleviating cross talk between pixels.  The underside layer is much larger than the sensor layer, whcih my assumption is that this lessons noise, heat and interferance between layers.

Stacked sensors can offer both dynamic range and noise benefits if done well, and also processing speed improvements.  They can also offer other benefits such as global shutter and high speed video applications.

Canon News breaks down Japan Patent Application 2018-7101:

We have also discovered another stacked sensor patent application….. which deals with reducing the power consumption by a stacked sensor design.

As you can imagine, the more you stuff on the stacked sensor, the more power it consumes.  Power is changed to waste heat.  Heat is bad.  Bad makes for bad sensors. :)

When we’ll see this sort of sensor appear in a Canon product is a mystery, but I think more obvious innovation in sensors is coming from Canon.

Just a heads up, we’ve created a Patent Board on the forum. Why I didn’t do this eons ago is a mystery.

Sundance 2018 Infographic: What Was the Most Popular Gear Used for the Films?

Sundance 2018 Infographic: What Was the Most Popular Gear Used for the Films?

By Canon Rumors | January 22, 2018 | Cinema EOS News

NoFilmSchool made a great infographic showing what camera brands and lenses were used the most for the 2018 Sundance films.

Canon fared very well, and it looks like their considerable investment in the Cinema EOS series is paying off.

Camera Brand

  • Arri: 90
  • Canon: 37
  • Sony: 28

Most Popular Camera:  Arri Alexa

Lens Brand

  • Canon – 46
  • Cooke – 24
  • Panavision 16

Most Popular Lens: Canon EF

infographic credit // NoFilmSchool // Click to visit NoFilmSchool

 

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