Canon Full-frame Mirrorless Could Be Unveiled In 2018

Canon Full-Frame Mirrorless Could Be Unveiled In 2018

While Sony might be slightly late to the camera game compared to the likes of Canon and Nikon, the company has quickly made up for time lost by pushing out cameras that are ahead of the competition. For example Sony launched full-frame compact cameras and even a full-frame mirrorless camera, prompting some professionals to make the switch.

However Canon is certainly not about to let Sony get too far ahead because according to a report from Canon Rumors, the company could be working on a full-frame mirrorless camera of their own. If their sources are right, it seems that Canon's full-frame mirrorless is set for an unveiling at Photokina 2018, which means that we still have more than a year of waiting before we see it, or rather if we see it.

Canon Boosts 2017 Profit Forecast Following Strong Q1 Financial Results

Canon boosts 2017 profit forecast following strong Q1 financial results

Canon's recent acquisition of Toshiba's medical equipment unit has helped spur strong first fiscal quarterly financial results for the camera company, and as a result it has increased its full 2017 operating profit forecast. In January, Canon estimated that it would see a yearly profit of 255 billion Yen; following the favorable Q1 2017 results, the company now estimates the profits will be higher at 270 billion Yen. However, the company's outlook on 2017 camera unit sales are gloomier, with ILC unit sales dropping 7% and compacts down 13%, working out to -9% overall.

Overall, the company saw a year-on-year Q1 operating profit increase of nearly 89%, rising from 40.09 billion Yen in Q1 2016 to 76.67 billion Yen this past first quarter. According to Reuters, Canon Executive VP and CFO Toshiz Tanaka stated during the company's earnings conference that mirrorless cameras are helping drive the company's camera sales. The company's financial report notes that 'healthy demand' for Canon's EOS 5D Mark IV has helped drive the company's interchangeable lens camera sales. First quarter revenue from camera sales were up over 7%, though unit sales were unchanged since Q1 2016.

Canon Will Add C-log To The Eos 5d Mark Iv For $99

Canon will add C-Log to the EOS 5D Mark IV for $99

Canon has announced it will make C-Log available to current EOS 5D Mark IV owners by way of a $99 feature upgrade. The update, which includes an unspecified hardware change, will be available at Canon's service centers in the US starting July. C-Log will also be pre-installed in new 5D Mark IV bodies starting July, retailing for $3599.

The camera's internal capture and output remain 8-bit 4:2:0, so it is unlikely to match the degree of gradability that's possible with the 10-bit 4:2:2 footage captured with cameras such as the C700. We're told the Log curve is the same across both cameras, though, to make it easy to match footage.

Canon Introduces Compact-servo 70-200mm T4.4 Lens For Aspiring Filmmakers

Canon introduces Compact-Servo 70-200mm T4.4 lens for aspiring filmmakers

Canon has announced the Compact-Servo 70-200mm T4.4 L IS KAS S, a lens designed for small-scale filmmakers. Targeted at a similar 'emerging production' market to Fujifilm's recently announced MK-series cine lenses, it will offer a middle ground between the company's photographic lenses and its high-end CN-E cinema lenses.

Unlike traditional cinema lenses it offers autofocus, auto iris and image stabilization (when used with certain Cinema EOS models), but is designed to Canon's standards for 4K video capture. It comes with a servo unit for driving focus, iris and zoom.

Canon Wants To Get You Ready For This Year's Total Solar Eclipse

Canon wants to get you ready for this year's total solar eclipse

Photographers throughout the U.S. will get a rare treat this upcoming August 21: a total solar eclipse visible throughout a significant part of the country, the first of its kind to affect the nation from coast-to-coast since 1918. Ahead of the celestial event comes a new blog from Canon titled 'A Total Guide to Totality.' In it, photographers will find a library of articles detailing how to prepare for and photograph the solar eclipse.

As explained by Space.com recently, the upcoming solar eclipse will be visible to the general American public across a region spanning from the coast of Oregon to the coast of South Carolina. Canon details this and more in one of its new educational articles, as well as providing info on choosing the right lenses and the right cameras to photograph the event. 

Canon Eos 5d Mark Iv Firmware 1.0.4 Launches With Bug Fixes

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV firmware 1.0.4 launches with bug fixes

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV firmware version 1.0.4 has been released, and it brings with it a handful of minor bug fixes and improvements. According to the new version's release notes, 1.0.4 'enhances' communication reliability between the SD card and camera, as well as fixing a Finnish language word error, an image issue experienced during long exposures and in bulb mode, and a problem with autofocus.

The full release notes:

Canon Develops 'global Shutter'-based Cmos Sensor With Wide Dynamic Range

Canon Develops 'Global Shutter'-based CMOS Sensor With Wide Dynamic RangeCanon Inc developed a CMOS image sensor that supports the "global shutter (GS)" technology and has a dynamic range of 111dB and announced it at ISSCC 2017 (lecture number: 4.5).
The size, pixel count, pixel pitch and power consumption of the sensor are 2/3 inches, 2,592 x 2,054, 3.4μm and 450mW, respectively. In a demonstration after the lecture, the company used the sensor to take a picture of an electric fan whose blades are turning.

Canon Eos-1d X Mark Ii Firmware Updated To Version 1.1.3

Canon EOS-1D X Mark II firmware updated to version 1.1.3Canon has released firmware version 1.1.3 for the Canon EOS-1D X Mark II DSLR. The latest firmware version is a relatively small update, bringing a bug fix that corrects an issue displaying the drive mode icon, as well as improving USB communication reliability with a function in EOS Utility 3 and increasing the maximum 'release cycles' number displayed in the 'Camera system information' menu.

Canon Debuts Eos M6 Mirrorless With Optional Evf

Canon debuts EOS M6 mirrorless with optional EVFCanon's newest mirrorless camera, the EOS M6, is a replacement for the entry-level EOS M3 and slides in directly under the enthusiast M5 (confused yet?).
It shares essentially all of the M5's internal components, including the 24MP APS-C sensor with Dual Pixel CMOS AF, Digic 7 processor and 3" touchscreen. It's also capable of 1080/60p video capture and has Wi-Fi, NFC and Bluetooth.

New Canon Eos 77d Sits Between Rebel T7i And Eos 80d

New Canon EOS 77D sits between Rebel T7i and EOS 80DCanon today has announced the EOS 77D (known as the EOS 9000D in some regions), which will sit between the company's established Rebel line of entry-level DSLRs and the more enthusiast-oriented 80D. (The 77D is essentially the replacement to the Rebel T6s/EOS 760D.) But despite sitting below the 80D in the lineup, it shares that more advanced model's 24.2MP sensor with Dual Pixel autofocus and adds an updated Digic 7 processor to the mix. Users opting to focus using the optical viewfinder will be greeted with a 45-point all-cross-type AF system and 7650-pixel RGB+IR metering system, which work together for better accuracy and subject recognition.

Canon Eos Rebel T7i / 800d Bring Dual Pixel Af To Entry-level Series

Canon EOS Rebel T7i / 800D bring Dual Pixel AF to entry-level seriesCanon is taking the wraps off its latest entry-level DSLR, the EOS Rebel T7i (known as the EOS 800D in most regions and the Kiss X9i in Japan). It's the highest specified of the beginner-friendly line and maintains the same 24.4MP resolution CMOS sensor as its T6i predecessor. What is new is a 45-point all cross-type autofocus system used for viewfinder shooting, and Dual Pixel AF in live view, a pretty serious upgrade over the T6i's 19-point system.