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Canon Patent: Tilt-Shift Lenses With Autofocus and Image Stabilization

Canon Patent: Tilt-Shift Lenses With Autofocus and Image Stabilization

By Canon Rumors | October 16, 2017 | Canon Patents

Correction: I said this patent was from 2010, when it is in fact from July of 2017.

Keith over at Northlight uncovered a patent application from 2010 July, 2017 that shows a tilt-shift lens with both autofocus and image stabilization.

Patent Summary:

Whilst it is a form of AF, it’s actually mentioned in the patent for correction of tilt angle. The lens also has sensors to feed back tilt and shift details for the camera to decide how to manage all this stuff.  Conventional AF is also a feature (it’s a patent application so can have all kinds of whistles and bells included). Read more at Northlight

Keith also wrote an article as to why focus affects tilt, which helps explain why we don’t have autofocus tilt-shift lenses currently.

Zeiss Milvus 25mm f/1.4 Coming Soon

Zeiss Milvus 25mm f/1.4 Coming Soon

By Canon Rumors | October 16, 2017 | Third Party Lenses

It looks like Zeiss will be adding to their Milvus lineup with a brand new 25mm f/1.4 lens.

Zeiss Milvus 25mm f/1.4 Specifications: (Google Translated)

  • Mount: ZE (for Canon), ZF.2 (for Nikon)
  • Shortest shooting distance: 25 cm
  • Maximum magnification: 1: 4.6
  • Filter diameter: 82 mm
  • Weight: 1225 g (ZE), 1171 g (ZF.2)

Canon Officially Announces The PowerShot G1 X Mark III

By Canon Rumors | October 16, 2017 | Canon PowerShot

The New Flagship G1 X Mark III PowerShot Camera Features the Largest Imaging Sensor Ever in a Canon Point-and-Shoot Camera

MELVILLE, N.Y., October 16, 2017 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced a new flagship addition to its acclaimed G-series of premium compact cameras, the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III. Lightweight and portable without sacrificing the very best in Canon digital imaging technologies, the new G-series flagship features a 24.3- megapixel* APS-C CMOS sensor and Canon’s revolutionary Dual Pixel CMOS AF (Auto-Focus) technology, both firsts for a Canon point-and shoot compact camera offering.

“As we continue to evolve the popular Canon PowerShot G-series line, we remain committed to incorporating both our latest innovations and the features photographers are looking for in an advanced, compact camera,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, president and COO, Canon U.S.A. “With the new PowerShot G1 X Mark III, users will appreciate the quality and overall performance made possible using a APS-C sensor, alongside upgraded capabilities that can enable the capture of amazing photo and video, even in lowlight conditions.”

Ultimate in Compact Image Quality

The new Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III offers dramatic improvements from the series’ previous flagship, the PowerShot G1X Mark II, headlined by a larger, 24.3-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor, resulting in fantastic image quality in both stills and video. This dramatic sensor upgrade pairs with a wide-angle 24-72mm** (3x zoom) lens with Optical Image Stabilization featuring a wide f/2.8-5.6 aperture to allow for maximum brightness and increased sharpness in images and an ISO range of 100-25,600. This provides users with the versatility to shoot in low-light scenarios like a dimly lit restaurant which can frame subjects with beautiful background blur.

Technology commonly found in Canon DSLRs and advanced cameras has now arrived for the first time in the PowerShot G-series, as the G1X Mark III will feature Canon’s acclaimed Dual Pixel CMOS AF system. This feature, popular amongst enthusiast and professional users, provides extremely fast and smooth autofocus capabilities across nearly the entire focal plane, allowing for more creative compositions when framing a subject away from the center of a shot.

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Images & Specifications For the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III

Images & Specifications For the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III

By Canon Rumors | October 13, 2017 | Canon PowerShot

*Update* 10/15/17: The PowerShot G1 X Mark II will begin shipping in late November.

Here are some images of the soon-to-be-announced Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III. This is Canon’s flagship point and shoot camera.

Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III (Google translated)

  • APS-C CMOS sensor (22.3 x 14.9 mm)
  • Dual pixel CMOS AF
  • Number of effective pixels: 24.2 million pixels (Total number of pixels: 25.8 million pixels)
  • Lens: converted 24-72mm f/2.8-5.6
  • DIGIC 7
  • Full HD 60p
  • Continuous shooting: about 9 frames / sec, servo AF about 7 frames / sec
  • ISO speed: 100-25600
  • Minimum shooting distance (from the lens tip): 10 cm (W), 30 cm (T)
  • EVF: 0.39 type 2.36 million dots
  • Back side liquid crystal: 3.0 type 1.04 million dot touch panel Bali angle angle liquid crystal
  • Wi-Fi · Bluetooth · NFC installed
  • Battery: NB-13L
  • Number of storable pictures: 200 pictures, in eco mode 250 pictures
  • Recording medium: SD / SDHC / SDXC card
  • Size: 115.0 x 77.9 x 51.4 mm
  • Weight: 375 g (body only), 399 g (including battery and SD card)

The announcement for this camera will come on October 16, 2017/October 17, 2017 depending on where you are on the planet.

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