By Cinema EOS News
| August 22, 2015 |
The Canon EOS C300 Mark II is nearly release after being announced last April at NAB 2015. The biggest development in the C300 Mark II that DSLR users are hoping for, is the claimed 15 stops of dynamic range in the new camera. Currently Canon DSLRs are running at around 12 stops, which is a few stops below the competition from Sony/Nikon.
The original EOS C300 digital cine camcorder employed an innovative new 4K UHD Super 35mm CMOS image sensor developed by Canon. The readout system dissected that 4K sampling into four parallel HD components. The summation of the two green components reduced aliasing that, in turn, supported a higher Luma MTF. The new C300 Mark II preserves these basic strategies but within a totally new 4K CMOS image sensor design. The new camera is intended to significantly extend the overall image performance of HD beyond that of the C300 while further supporting the alternative 2K cinema format. A 15-stop dynamic range is provided by a new photodiode design that simultaneously lowers the noise floor while elevating the saturation level – offering excellent HDR functionality.
The Cinema EOS C300 Mark II white paper will give you all the technical information you could possibly want about the new camera.
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By Canon DSLR Rumors
| August 21, 2015 |
We’re told Canon is actively developing EOS M and EF-M products and 2016 will be the year they “get serious about the platform”. Multiple zoom and prime lenses are in the late state of development and announcements should begin in the first part of 2016.
We’re also told that an EOS M4 will be a global product and a departure from what we’ve seen through the first 3 iterations. There was no information on sensor size, but I suspect APS-C will remain part of the system.
It would be a great if Canon put real resources into developing the EOS M system.
By Canon Patents
| August 21, 2015 |
A rare patent for an EF-S lens optical formula has appeared in the form of a Canon EF-S 100-300mm f/4-5.6 IS. I’m quite interested in seeing how much development Canon puts into APS-C cameras and EF-S lenses in the coming years.
Patent Publication No. 2015-138178
- Published 2015.7.30
- Filing date 2014.1.23
- Focal length 102.00 195.50 291.20mm
- F number 4.16 5.14 5.88
- Half angle of 7.63 4.00 2.69 °
- Positive and negative positive and negative four-group zoom
- Anti-vibration (part of the second group)
By Canon Reviews
| August 20, 2015 |
Ming Thein has completed his long term review of the Canon EOS 5DS R. It’s a great review and very different than most of the reviews you see out there for a camera body. He compares the EOS 5DS R directly to Nikon’s D810 and preferred a lot of things in Canon’s high megapixel offering.
From Ming Thein
It is clear to me that neither Nikon nor Canon can claim to be decidedly superior at the moment, each with their own strengths and weaknesses – much like their equivalent lens lineups. Canon lacks Nikon’s new f1.8G primes, but Nikon lacks all of the special purpose stuff and some of the zooms – there is no 17 TSE, for starters. There’s no question that if I were a Canon shooter, I’d be very happy at the moment: you have a tool that’s miles ahead of anything else in the system, can hold its own against the competition most of the time, and can pull ahead if the conditions are right. Read the full review
Canon EOS 5DS R Body: Adorama | B&H Photo | Amazon | ebay
By Canon DSLR Rumors
| August 19, 2015 |
There’s been a lot of chatter about the EOS 5D Mark III replacement, most of it rooted from a talkative forum member at DPReview. We haven’t played into it, because that sort of detailed information doesn’t come out 6 months before the release of camera, it never has and it never will. Leaks out of Canon has tightened up significantly over the years (my bad), which makes the chanced of such rumors being true, highly unlikely.
There is no imminent announcement for an EOS 5D Mark III replacement and we’ll likely be seeing an EOS-1D X Mark II beforehand. The rumored August 14, 2015 announcement date came and went without a new product from Canon, but we should be seeing something in the next month or so. Please be sure to check sources on posts, we do posts things that aren’t told directly to us.
All that said, the EF 35mm f/1.4L II is the real deal and we should see that shipping before December of this year. Beyond that, the next Canon DSLR is an unknown at this time.
More to come…