Canon Eos M20 Could Be Announced July 20

Canon EOS M20 Could Be Announced July 20

Canon has been making quite a bit of effort in their mirrorless camera department as we have seen the company launch quite a few different models over the years, with each model improving over the previous one. That being said, the company could be getting ready to launch a successor to the EOS M10 which was launched back in 2015.

In a report from Canon Watch, it seems that Canon could have a successor to the EOS M10 in the form of the EOS M20. This is the first time we have heard about the EOS M20 and in terms of specs, not much is known about it at the moment, but presumably it will improve upon what the EOS M10 had to offer. The report claims that the camera will be announced on the 20th of July, 2017 which is next month.

Throwback Thursday: The Canon Powershot G3

Throwback Thursday: The Canon PowerShot G3

It's hard to believe that the Canon G-series is almost 17 years old, and while technology has certainly marched forward, 'G cameras' have consistently been a favorite of enthusiasts and even pros. (OK, there was that whole kerfuffle when the G7 dropped Raw support, but Canon saw the error of its ways and corrected course with the G9.)

However, through all the years, there's one model in particular that always stands out in my memory: the PowerShot G3. In part, this is surely due to the fact that it's one of the cameras that helped me make the transition to digital, but I don't think I'm alone in this. The G3 was released right around the time that a lot of photographers were making the same transition, and the camera offered a fast lens and all the manual controls you could want. Its 'rangefinder' look undoubtedly appealed to aesthetic tastes as well.

Canon Launches Realis Wux500st, Wux500st D Pro Av Lcos Short Throw Projectors

Canon launches REALiS WUX500ST and WUX500ST D Pro AV LCOS Short Throw Projectors with Outstanding Optical Lens ShiftAppealing to a wide range of markets and applications including higher education, museums and galleries, corporate, simulation and training, digital signage, and medical education and training, Canon today announced two new LCOS Projector models to its REALiS lineup – the REALiS WUX500ST Pro AV LCOS Projector and the REALiS WUX500ST D Pro AV LCOS Projector. These short throw projectors feature a 0.56:1 throw ratio which helps enable 100-inch diagonal projection from less than 4 feet away from the projection surface, which offers an alternative option to the brightness loss experienced with lenses used on some long throw projectors.

Canon Premieres Cinema Eos C200 And C200b 4k Dual Pixel Cameras With Cinema Raw Lite

Canon premieres Cinema EOS C200 and C200B 4K Dual Pixel cameras with Cinema Raw Lite

Canon has premiered the third generation of its Cinema EOS range of professional production video cameras, the EOS C200. The camera will also be sold without an LCD, viewfinder, handle or grip units as the 'C200B'.

The C200s will capture 4K footage in both DCI and UHD aspect ratios, from a 8.85MP Dual Pixel AF Super 35 format (~APS-C) sensor. They can shoot at up to 60/50p.

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.