Busted: Canon EOS Smart 1 Phone

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<p><strong>Busted!

</strong>The well done April Fools hoax has officially been busted. Here is the Tag Heuer phone used for the mockup. :) I have added a reminder to my calendar for next years April Fools day.</p>
<div id="attachment_16241" style="width: 470px" class="wp-caption alignnone"><a href="http://www.canonrumors.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/39830054_1_460.png"><img class="size-full wp-image-16241" alt="Tag Heuer Smartphone" src="http://www.canonrumors.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/39830054_1_460.png" width="460" height="460" /></a><p class="wp-caption-text">Tag Heuer Smartphone</p></div>
<p><strong>UPDATE

</strong>I just realized what day tomorrow was, so please keep that in mind. :) The person who sent it claims it isn’t but that’s part of the fun I guess. I will say that I can’t find the phone anywhere on the web that they would have doctored, if you do find it, please send it on.</p>
<p><a href="http://photorumors.com/2014/03/31/canon-smart-phone-leaked-in-a-greek-publication/" target="_blank">Photo Rumors</a> has also received the images and apparently they come from a Greek magazine. We have no confirmation from anyone else that the product is real.</p>
<p><strong>Original Post</strong>

I received this little product today . I have no idea if it’s real or just a great PhotoShop hoax. What do you think? Would you buy a Canon branded smartphone if the photography capabilities trumped all other smartphones on the market?</p>
<p>It kind of looks like the <a href="http://www.trustedreviews.com/cat-b15_Mobile-Phone_photos" target="_blank">Caterpillar branded smart phone</a>.</p>
<p><strong>Specifications</strong></p>
<ul>
<li>Android KitKat 4.4</li>
<li>8core 64bit Snapdragon 615 with 8 ARM Cortex A53 inside</li>
<li>8Gb RAM</li>
<li>64Gb memory</li>
<li>CPS,Bluetoth WIFI aso.</li>
</ul>
<p><strong>Double Lens Camera</strong></p>
<ul>
<li>First camera with 1 inch sensor 12,2×8,8mm 20Mpx (Sony?) 35mm equivalent lens</li>
<li>Second cam 1/1,7 inch sensor 10 Mpx with 3x Liquid Zoom Lens, which has liquid optical elements that changes zoom range by piezoelectricity.</li>
</ul>
<div id="attachment_16238" style="width: 560px" class="wp-caption alignnone"><a href="http://www.canonrumors.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/Canon-smartphone.jpg"><img class="size-full wp-image-16238" alt="Canon EOS Smart 1 " src="http://www.canonrumors.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/Canon-smartphone.jpg" width="550" height="526" /></a><p class="wp-caption-text">Canon EOS Smart 1</p></div>
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Jul 28, 2013
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Re: Canon EOS Smart 1 Phone

probaly not real, but intresting concept, looks water/shock proof, maybe if they put a micro 4/3 sencor and had a good prime without being to bulky, but i imagen a price tag of €500+ which I could not justafiy for a Phone even with amazing camera fetures.
 

squarebox

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Re: Canon EOS Smart 1 Phone - April Fools Joke? :)

Interesting, this phone will probably fall into Japanese top end cellphone market which is in the $800-900 USD range. But This is very interesting, will have to wait to see how it performs. Felt a little disappointed by the Galaxy S5 only have 2GB of Ram.
 

Don Haines

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Re: Canon EOS Smart 1 Phone - April Fools Joke? :)

HOAX!

Why is it an EOS phone? It is not an interchangeable lens camera.... if anything it should be branded "powershot"
 
Mar 31, 2014
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Re: Canon EOS Smart 1 Phone - April Fools Joke? :)

Yeah, as per Facebook talk there, it looks like a Tag Heuer Race mobile phone. An awful design also, that I doubt Tag had anything to do with! http://www.goldsmiths.co.uk/TAG-Heuer-Racer-Sport-MP-Classic-Red-Mobile-Phone/p/39830054/

39830054_1_460.png


Also, yours has a composite of a Kodak Dual Lens sandwiched on top. Looks great!

V570_lgv1_480x320.jpg
 

TeT

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Re: Canon EOS Smart 1 Phone - April Fools Joke? :)

Twould be interesting, would buy it. Not sure if Canon has any irons in that fire yet, they dont tend to collaborations (not many anyhow)
 

MintChocs

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Nov 17, 2013
159
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Re: Canon EOS Smart 1 Phone - April Fools Joke? :)

Definitely an April fools, if it was real it would have their famous 18Mp APS-C sensor inside! :)
 

bereninga

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Apr 16, 2013
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Re: Canon EOS Smart 1 Phone - April Fools Joke? :)

Speaking of April Fools, I don't think this is a joke:

http://nikoneyes.com

I saw this on TV yesterday. I mean, seriously? People buy these things?
 

Harry Muff

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Re: Canon EOS Smart 1 Phone - April Fools Joke? :)

Clearly a joke, but still the best way Canon could fight back at all the sales that phones are taking away from them in the compact market.
 

bdeutsch

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Re: Canon EOS Smart 1 Phone - April Fools Joke? :)

nealkernohan said:
Yeah, as per Facebook talk there, it looks like a Tag Heuer Race mobile phone. An awful design also, that I doubt Tag had anything to do with! http://www.goldsmiths.co.uk/TAG-Heuer-Racer-Sport-MP-Classic-Red-Mobile-Phone/p/39830054/

39830054_1_460.png

Ech, that Tag phone should be the april's fool's day joke. Couldn't look worse and it's price tag: £2,650.00.


Actor Headshots NYC | Gotham Family Photos | NY Wedding Photographer
 

photosites

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Jun 21, 2011
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Re: Canon EOS Smart 1 Phone - April Fools Joke? :)

Canon, the top camera manufacturer recently announced they manufactured their 250 millionth digital camera (since 1995 presumably) while Samsung, the top smartphone manufacturer, sold 320 million smartphones in 2013 alone.

Whether or not this is a joke, these numbers alone suggest that Canon should seriously consider playing a bigger role in the smartphone market. Some obvious options could be to collaborate with another smartphone manufacturer on a camera centric phone, create snap on modules such as the Sony QX series (with better execution) or simply make a smartphone of their own.

Besides, with Android and Qualcom/Nvidia hardware, anyone can make a smartphone nowadays. That is good news to some but would mean that smartphones start to get commoditized. Manufactures would need to differentiate by adding specialized capabilities such as a better camera, specialized health sensors, etc. I think if Canon decided to get into the smartphone market with a camera focused strategy, they should have a good shot at being successful.
 

ScottyP

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Feb 18, 2012
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Re: Canon EOS Smart 1 Phone - April Fools Joke? :)

The two different sensors thing is probably the most absurd thing in the specs. But the other specs are a close second.
 

unfocused

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Re: Canon EOS Smart 1 Phone - April Fools Joke? :)

Entertaining.

I do wonder why Canon hasn't partnered with a phone manufacturer yet. Given that the cameras are the biggest differentiating factor in smart phones, it seems like a "Canon Inside" branded phone could be a big seller.
 

jeffa4444

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Feb 28, 2013
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Re: Canon EOS Smart 1 Phone - April Fools Joke? :)

It has to be an early April Fools Day joke! the design is awful.
Many moons ago we experimented with liquid lens designs and they were very problematic I cannot see Canon doing a camera phone utilising a liquid lens at their first attempt they would "play safe" to begin with so this must be a hoax.
 

EchoLocation

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Dec 26, 2011
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Re: Canon EOS Smart 1 Phone - April Fools Joke? :)

bdeutsch said:
nealkernohan said:
Yeah, as per Facebook talk there, it looks like a Tag Heuer Race mobile phone. An awful design also, that I doubt Tag had anything to do with! http://www.goldsmiths.co.uk/TAG-Heuer-Racer-Sport-MP-Classic-Red-Mobile-Phone/p/39830054/

39830054_1_460.png

Ech, that Tag phone should be the april's fool's day joke. Couldn't look worse and it's price tag: £2,650.00.


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There are some things you can never unsee. This phone is so ugly it's haunting my dreams already.
 

Arctic Photo

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Oct 31, 2013
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Re: Canon EOS Smart 1 Phone - April Fools Joke? :)

unfocused said:
Entertaining.

I do wonder why Canon hasn't partnered with a phone manufacturer yet. Given that the cameras are the biggest differentiating factor in smart phones, it seems like a "Canon Inside" branded phone could be a big seller.
Sorry, I disagree that the camera is the biggest differentiating factor in chosing a smartphone. The package is so much broader today, maybe a few years ago.

But I like the idea of Canon Inside.
 
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