Busted: Canon EOS Smart 1 Phone

bereninga

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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.

+1!
 

lol

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Re: Canon EOS Smart 1 Phone

Putting aside the earlier probable source photos, I was wondering about it from the other side. If those specs were accurate, how big would the optical system have to be?

Firstly "1 inch sensor 12,2×8,8mm" doesn't match with anything I can find here. Let's round it to 4x crop factor for that sensor. 35mm equivalent would therefore be a tad under 9mm focal length. How short can you make a 9mm focal length lens? As that, combined with the sensor thickness, and then the screen thickness assuming they're overlapping as shown, would determine the phone thickness. This is going to be a bit of a brick even if they made it telephoto type, unless it pokes out when in use?

Repeating for the 2nd claimed sensor, 1/1.7" at 4.55 crop factor. 3x zoom lens, from what angle though? Usually 24 or 28mm equivalent, let's say 24mm equiv. in this case to make the tele end easier. We're still looking at 16mm max focal length required here.

As a side note, I have been wondering if I'm the only person that'll rather have a slightly thicker phone if it means I get more battery life out of it? Add an extra mm or two wont make a practical difference to carrying, but if that extra volume was given to putting in more battery, I think we could double life!
 

expatinasia

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Aug 18, 2011
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Aren't there unofficial rules to April Fools? First is it should be on April 1st, which considering it is now 01:54 where I am in the far east right now, means that for most it is still March 31.

Then the other rule is that it finishes at midday. Or is that only an English thing?

:eek: 8) ;D
 

AcutancePhotography

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May 8, 2013
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bereninga said:
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?

Care to share with the rest of us what the joke is? What is so hard to believe about Nikon selling polycarb and other materials for lenses for eye glasses? Pentax also makes lens material for eyeglasses along with Ziess.
 

bdeutsch

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Jul 20, 2011
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Re: Canon EOS Smart 1 Phone - April Fools Joke? :)

AcutancePhotography said:
bereninga said:
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?

Care to share with the rest of us what the joke is? What is so hard to believe about Nikon selling polycarb and other materials for lenses for eye glasses? Pentax also makes lens material for eyeglasses along with Ziess.
I agree. Doesn't seem so odd. And if Canon could put out some EOS glasses with interchangeable lenses, I'd consider buying them.


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Don Haines

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Jun 4, 2012
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Re: Canon EOS Smart 1 Phone - April Fools Joke? :)

bereninga said:
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?
This is NOT a joke. Nikon makes some of the best lenses for eyeglasses. I have been buying Nikon eyeglass lenses for at least 20 years.
 

brad-man

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Jun 6, 2012
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Re: Canon EOS Smart 1 Phone - April Fools Joke? :)

bdeutsch said:
AcutancePhotography said:
bereninga said:
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?

Care to share with the rest of us what the joke is? What is so hard to believe about Nikon selling polycarb and other materials for lenses for eye glasses? Pentax also makes lens material for eyeglasses along with Ziess.
I agree. Doesn't seem so odd. And if Canon could put out some EOS glasses with interchangeable lenses, I'd consider buying them.

The Nikons would have better DR :p
 

expatinasia

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Aug 18, 2011
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Re: Canon EOS Smart 1 Phone - April Fools Joke? :)

Don Haines said:
bereninga said:
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?
This is NOT a joke. Nikon makes some of the best lenses for eyeglasses. I have been buying Nikon eyeglass lenses for at least 20 years.

I agree. These have been in Asia for years, and whenever you go into an optician they always have quite an elaborate demonstration box of why Nikon lenses are so good. There are also Hoya, Canon (I think, but not sure) and quite a few other very well known brands that many on CR would recognise.
 

infared

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

brad-man said:
bdeutsch said:
AcutancePhotography said:
bereninga said:
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?

Care to share with the rest of us what the joke is? What is so hard to believe about Nikon selling polycarb and other materials for lenses for eye glasses? Pentax also makes lens material for eyeglasses along with Ziess.
I agree. Doesn't seem so odd. And if Canon could put out some EOS glasses with interchangeable lenses, I'd consider buying them.

The Nikons would have better DR :p

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