Posts Tagged ‘canon’

Canon 7D Replacement Possibly Spotted at the World Cup

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The desire for more info and leaks about Canon’s upcoming EOS 7D Mark II (possibly not called that) is strong, and the image above is a good case in point. Spotted by a Northlight Images reader, the camera circled in red is always seen at the same spot on the pitch and is always covered up, despite the fact that every other camera is uncovered. Read more…

Rumor: Canon’s 5D Mark IV Might Feature 4K Video

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One of the hopes people had for the Nikon D810 was that it would feature 4K video, but even though Nikon made it obvious in the press materials that this camera is a capable video machine, the rumored 4K capability never came to fruition.

You can understand, then, why we’ll suggest you take this next rumor with a grain of salt. Nothing like getting our hopes up only to have them dashed. Read more…

Canon & Microsoft Sign Patent Agreement, Hints at Canon-Powered PureView Phones

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Future iterations of the already-impressive Nokia Lumia PureView cameras might sport Canon tech, thanks to a newly-signed patent agreement between the Japanese camera company and Microsoft, who recently bought Nokia. Read more…

Rumor: Canon 7D Mark II and Potential 100-400mm Replacement to Arrive at Photokina

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It’s shaping up to be quite a year at Photokina in Germany, with Leica, Sigma and now Canon all expected to drop some serious equipment at the expo. The Canon news comes by way of Canon Rumors, who got wind from a known source that both the 7D Mark II (or whatever the replacement will be called) and a new telephoto lens will both officially arrive in September. Read more…

Canon and Fujifilm Patents Look to Up the Ante on Viewfinder Technology

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As photography tech continues to improve, camera manufacturers are constantly looking for the next headline-worthy advance they can implement. And for Fuji and Canon, that means improving your viewfinder to integrate features like optical zoom and better coverage. Read more…

Canon Patents a Multi-Layer Image Sensor with Five Layers Instead of Three

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Remember the advent of multi-blade shaving razors? Single blades gave way to two blades and then three, four and five. There are even a six+ blade razors out there in case you want a REALLY close shave. Well, a fresh Canon sensor patent has us wondering if the same thing isn’t happening to digital sensors.

Canon has patented a Foveon-like sensor before — a type of sensor, initially implemented by Sigma, that uses individual layers for detecting red, green and blue — but the company’s newest multi-layer sensor patent shows not three, but five layers. Read more…

Canon Dramatically Retooling Digital Photo Professional, Adds 64-Bit Support & More

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Earlier this week Canon announced the fourth major iteration of its Digital Photo Professional software. Said to be the largest update since the software was launched, news of the update is turning quite a few heads in the industry. Read more…

Rumor: Canon Has a 1D X Mark II and 5D Mark IV in the Works for Early 2015

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If you’ve been following the most recent rumors regarding the long-awaited Canon APS-C flagship 7D Mark II, you know that the latest news is that Canon has some fancy new sensor technology in the works, and that it’s supposed to re-establish Canon as an imaging leader.

None of the rumor sites have been able to pin down what this sensor tech actually is, but its existence seems a near certainty; and now, it looks like the 7D won’t be the only release to benefit from it. Canon may be refreshing the 5D and 1D lines as well. Read more…

Rumor: Reliable Source Says the 7D Mark II Will Feature Completely New Sensor Tech

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A reliable source earlier today told Canon Rumors to expect some new sensor technology when Canon finally reveals its followup to the 5-year-old 7D. The source didn’t share many details, but this is supposedly “more than an ‘evolutionary’ technology” — something new that will appear in all Canon DSLRs from this point on but is not the Foveon-like tech spotted in some patents.

With the 7D Mark II supposedly being put through its paces at the World Cup, more details about the tech in the forthcoming APS-C flagship are bound to turn up, so keep checking back and go browse our previous coverage to hold you over in the meantime.

Humor: World Cup Photogs Have to Wear Sony Vests, But Not One Shoots Sony

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Need a bit of a chuckle this morning? Check out the image above, published by Visualise.com. As sonyalpharumors points out, you’ll notice that almost all of the photographers are wearing Sony branded vests (Sony is a major World Cup Sponsor) but not a single one of them is shooting with a Sony camera.

It’s good for a little smile and a reminder that, while many believe Sony is currently one of the most innovative camera brands in the world, sports photography is definitely an area where the big two enjoy a well-deserved monopoly.