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Interview with Canon Executives at CP+

Interview with Canon Executives at CP+

By Canon Rumors | February 28, 2017 | Canon Business General

DPReview had the opportunity to sit down with some executives from Canon and talk about all things cameras. They covered a bit about 4K implementation, mirrorless cameras , 360° tools and even a little about film cameras.

Q: Looking at 4K TV saturation, what kind of time-frame does that suggest and when do you think it will be necessary to have 4K in every part of your product line?

A: We obviously have to look at the technical feasibility of it, cost-wise, as well as [the challenge of power consumption]. Those factors will tell us how we will introduce 4K technologies going forward.

We will continue to challenge and overcome these technical hurdles that we are seeing at moment in introducing 4K into our entire product lineup. But it is important to keep in mind that we don’t want to harm the original inherent concept of these products. 4K should compliment, rather than hinder.

Q: The EOS M series continues to expand. What is the long term goal of the M series in terms of market share?

A: That is a difficult question to respond to with a simple answer because we don’t have a particular number set in terms of getting the market share for the mirrorless market. This is because we are a company that produces [both mirrorless and DSLR], as a total package.

Our intention is to become number one in the overall ILC market: mirrorless and SLR. Different regions would have different penetration and different market share of mirrorless products.

Q: Do you think there could be a professional-level EOS M model sometime in the future?

A: Obviously we think it could be possible, there is a potential, but we do not want to put a time frame on that.

Q: Do you have any plans to enter the VR or 360 markets?

A: We’re always looking to see what sorts of new visual means of expression we can offer to our customers, 360 imaging included. So, yes, we are considering how we can leverage 360 technology.

You can read the rest of the interview at DPReview.

Canon EOS Rebel SL2 Confirmed for 2017 [CR3]

Canon EOS Rebel SL2 Confirmed for 2017 [CR3]

By Canon Rumors | February 27, 2017 | Canon DSLR Rumors

We’ve been told by a couple of sources now that we will definitely be seeing a Canon EOS Rebel SL2 in 2017. We don’t yet know exactly when we’ll see the new camera, but we don’t expect an announcement at least until after the brand new EOS Rebel T7i begins shipping at the end of March.

We had been told previously that a new EF-S prime lens would be coming, and it would make sense if these two products came around the same time.

We think that’ll likely be it for APS-C DSLRs from Canon in 2017, there won’t be an EOS 90D or EOS 7D Mark III this year.

Specifications are unavailable at this time, but we’ll obviously pass them on if we hear anything.

Review: Canon EOS M5: “The Best M So Far”, Says TDP

Review: Canon EOS M5: “The Best M So Far”, Says TDP

By Canon Rumors | February 27, 2017 | Canon Reviews

“Easily the best “M” so far!”

Bryan at The-Digital-Picture has completed his review of the Canon EOS M5 mirrorless camera.

From TDP

If you have been waiting to jump into a Canon MILC and an APS-C sensor format works for you, the EOS M5 is a great choice.

While one may feel a tendency to treat a camera of this size as a point and shoot model, using it only for those still-important snapshot opportunities that pop up (it works extremely well for these opportunities) would mean grievously underutilizing a highly-capable camera. The M5 has great image quality, an excellent AF system (intelligent, quickly controllable and good speed) and an impressive set of features and controls. Read the full review

We have yet to use the EOS M5, but I have put one order after reading Bryan’s review and I look forward to actually enjoying the EOS M system for the first time.

CP+ Interview With Sigma CEO Kazuto Yamaki

CP+ Interview With Sigma CEO Kazuto Yamaki

By Canon Rumors | February 27, 2017 | Third Party Lenses

DPReview was able to sit down with Sigma CEO Kazuto Yamaki and talk all things lenses at CP+ in Yokohama, Japan. One thing we have learned reading this interview is that Sigma truly listens to customers and tries to make the products we ask for.

From DPReview:

Q: You’ve told me previously that you really want Sigma to make more wideangle lenses. Do you think you’re achieving that goal with the 12-24mm and new 14mm?

A: Yes, but I’m still not satisfied. I think we need to make more wide-angle lenses. A fast 14mm was one of the lenses that our customers were asking for. Most existing 14mm lenses are F2.8, so F1.8 was a challenge.

Q: Sigma’s new Art-series lenses have a degree of weather-sealing – why now?

A: It’s based on customer demand. Some of our customers said that rain and snow sometimes got into the lens mount, so they wanted sealing. And the other reason is that it’s becoming a trend. Other manufacturers are offering sealed mounts.

You can read the full interview over at DPReview.

**You can now receive a preorder notification from us once pricing is available for the new Sigma lenses. We also have a few surprises in store for those that do. Check that out here.

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Preorder Information for the New Sigma Lenses

Preorder Information for the New Sigma Lenses

By Canon Rumors | February 25, 2017 | Third Party Lenses

As well all know, Sigma announced a bevy of wonderful new Art and Contemporary series lenses this past week. The bad news is, pricing and preorders have not become available.

We’re told that pricing will not be released until the end of March, which means there will be no preorders until this time. However, we did have information from an authorized retailer that pricing was to be released this past week, so we’re not sure if anything has been truly finalized as of yet. If the end of March is the case, we’re hoping shipping will follow almost immediately.

Announced Sigma lenses:

  • Sigma 14mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art
  • Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 DG HSM OS Art
  • Sigma 135mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art
  • Sigma 100-400mm f/5-6.3 DG HSM OS Contemporary

Preorder surprises from Canon Rumors and select retailers

We will also have a couple of surprises in store for people that are on this list. We cannot announce what they might be until pricing has been announced.

You can enter your email below to be notified as soon as preorders to become available for the all of the new Sigma lenses.

Sigma Preorders

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