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Canon officially announces the ML-100 and ML-105, with ISO capabilities over 4,500,000

MELVILLE, NY, November 4, 2020 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today introduced the Company’s next generation of multi-purpose cameras, the ML-100, and the ML-105[i], which deliver amazingly high sensitivity to capture Full HD Color video with a minimum subject illumination of less than 0.0005 lux (at maximum 75 dB gain setting, equivalent to an ISO sensitivity of over 4,500,000). With the ability to capture color low-light images, these multi-purpose cameras can be utilized in industrial system design, where seeing color images is critical during day and night.

Canon’s new series of multi-purpose industrial machine vision cameras employ a next-generation 19um, 35mm full-frame CMOS sensor. The modular design of the cameras allows implementation and integration into industrial machine vision environments.

The ML series is available in two models with two different lens mounts and two video output configurations to choose from, for a total of four camera options. The ML-100 camera features a CoaXpress terminal, which allows for the transmission of video, camera-control data and power on a single coaxial cable, ideal for use in industrial systems. The CoaXpress terminal produces 12-bit RAW data output at up to 73 fps and allows for more flexibility during processing. The ML-100 features approximately 2.74 million pixels of maximum video output and supports Region of Interest, which can improve frame rate output up to 164 fps at 720p resolution. The ML-105 camera features a 3G/HD-SDI video terminal and can be suited for standard video environments where Canon image processing, including YCC 4:2:2 10-bit output, is required. The ML-105 features the Canon DIGIC DV4 Image Processor, capable of delivering Full HD resolution at 60fps. Both cameras can be ordered with either an EF or M58 mount for total system design flexibility.

The EF mount gives customers the ability to choose from Canon’s still and cinema lens lineup, while the M58 offers lens customization and design choice to the user.

The M58 mount version of the Canon ML-100 multi-purpose camera is scheduled to be available at the end of December 2020. The other three models are scheduled to be available in April 2021[ii]. For more information, please visit usa.canon.com.

TAF

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Full frame sensor...humm...I wonder if they plan on 'transplanting' it to an R body?

Would that be the R2, the R3, or the R8?
 

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Full frame sensor...humm...I wonder if they plan on 'transplanting' it to an R body?

Would that be the R2, the R3, or the R8?
It's a 2.74 million pixel sensor, so its not really suited for photography. And its 720p output really isn't suited for conventional videography either.
 
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so canon make dslr's and new mirrorless cameras where noise gets bad around the 6400-128000 level, but then make the jump to 4,500,000 for some new camera. Can you not make cameras that have zero noise at 12800 first?
 
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so canon make dslr's and new mirrorless cameras where noise gets bad around the 6400-128000 level, but then make the jump to 4,500,000 for some new camera. Can you not make cameras that have zero noise at 12800 first?
yes, but they don’t see a market for that until somebody else Does.
 

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For shooting astro when your 10 stop ND is stuck on the end of your wide angle.

It says it is for industrial applications. Smells like a night time surveillance camera.
 
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Canon needs to get better noise performance in the ISO 3,500,000+ range or they will NEVER be on par with Sony.
 

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For filming Aurora you don't need that high ISO. Filming the milkyway would be interesting though! :)
Timelapse is generally okay for milky way video but aurora is much faster moving. ISO3m would not be required but it should provide some interesting aurora footage... if that is still a valid term for it. What should we refer to now instead of footage and film?
 

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I'm sure the Sony A7SIII is better at ISO 4,500,000.....at least that's what the fanboys will say.

This is complete sarcasm.
 

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These cameras are designed for security purposes. To be able to see in almost complete darkness and then it perfect light, is a major milestone.