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CanonWatch reports:

have been told (thanks) that Canon Professional Services and Canon sale forces in Germany have informed various big German dealers that Canon HQs are recalling all EOS M models, but are letting all EF-M lenses in stores and branches. Dealers were told that Canon will address the EOS M in December. For the time being it looks as if it will be a development announcement rather than a last minute X-Mas surprise. If the rumor is reliable then Canon might getting serious about the EOS M system.

I’ve also been told that a CPS roadshow is scheduled for May 2015 to showcase new and important products Canon is going to announce in 2015, which possibly could be the rumoured professional cameras Canon may announce.

I also strongly believe Canon and Nikon will finally launch advanced mirrorless cameras during 2015. They cannot afford "to ignore" the mirrorless market anymore.

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  • November 26, 2014 06:25, Richard Dionysus said:

    No, I think the last tally had canon at 4th and not sure where Nikon is/was - however that's japan only and bcn rankings at that. Olympus, sony and Panasonic were the top three.

    I question WHY canon or Nikon would start up a loss leader suc...

  • November 26, 2014 05:28, John Gary Whalen Jr said:

    Canon and Nikon put together don’t even outsell Olympus mirrorless cameras alone. So, no they are not #1 and #2 unfortunately.

  • November 25, 2014 23:05, ronin said:

    Aren't Canon and Nikon #2 and #3 in the mirrorless market? That would be the sort of 'non-serious' that Olympus and Panasonic and Fuji and Samsung would love to do.

Both Sony and Canon will announce Full Frame cameras with around 50 Megapixel during the first quarter of 2015. Those cameras will likely be displayed at the CP+ show which starts in mid February.

The Sony 46 Megapixel FF camera will almost certainly be a new E-mount A7 (or A9?). It will feature an advanced autofocusing system based on the current A6000 hybrid af camera.

Canon is likely to announce a new DSLR with such a 50MP sensor. But there is a small chance Canon could use that sensor also on a new Full Frame mirrorless system camera.

I am 100% sure those kind of sensors are coming early 2015. We have an exciting time ahead of us!

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  • October 28, 2014 21:52, Käptn Obvious said:

    Taking into account viewing distance, even the current sensor generation's pixel count is already useless. It only takes six to eight megapixels to generate prints of arbitrarily large size. In order to view large prints, you need to step further ...

  • October 14, 2014 23:05, S said:

    With practice cropping is seldom nedded. IMHO I prefer a 16 to 24 mpix sensor without vigneting and magenta coloration than a 50 mpix sensor. A revolutionary better than a evolutiinary sensor would be great, a non bayer sensor, what about a layere...

  • October 13, 2014 15:51, Evan Caravelli said:

    You're going to need a set of Zeiss Otus lenses to take advantage of that kind of resolution. Is this really what most photographers want? I'd rather see a Foveon-type sensor or global shutter tech introduced...

Both Sony and Canon will announce Full Frame cameras with around 50 Megapixel during the first quarter of 2015. Those cameras will likely be displayed at the CP+ show which starts in mid February.

The Sony 46 Megapixel FF camera will almost certainly be a new E-mount A7 (or A9?). It will feature an advanced autofocusing system based on the current A6000 hybrid af camera.

Canon is likely to announce a new DSLR with such a 50MP sensor. But there is a small chance Canon could use that sensor also on a new Full Frame mirrorless system camera.

I am 100% sure those kind of sensors are coming early 2015. We have an exciting time ahead of us!

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  • October 28, 2014 21:52, Käptn Obvious said:

    Taking into account viewing distance, even the current sensor generation's pixel count is already useless. It only takes six to eight megapixels to generate prints of arbitrarily large size. In order to view large prints, you need to step further ...

  • October 14, 2014 23:05, S said:

    With practice cropping is seldom nedded. IMHO I prefer a 16 to 24 mpix sensor without vigneting and magenta coloration than a 50 mpix sensor. A revolutionary better than a evolutiinary sensor would be great, a non bayer sensor, what about a layere...

  • October 13, 2014 15:51, Evan Caravelli said:

    You're going to need a set of Zeiss Otus lenses to take advantage of that kind of resolution. Is this really what most photographers want? I'd rather see a Foveon-type sensor or global shutter tech introduced...

That is a massive let down. Canon big teaser counter and full page advertising on the New York Times was made for a completely unexciting self-producing and self-publishing platform. There is one video on top and another one here if you want to see what it is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FtS39XS513I.

We will no more believe in any Canon teaser :)

found via CanonWatch.

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  • October 07, 2014 09:38, Systemkamera Forum said:

    I just checked the code - the Javascript counted down to 9 a.m. system time.
    Set your system to NYC time and it starts counting again...

    If it counts to Canon USA HQ time (Melville, NY) we have still have to wait for 3:20 h.

  • October 07, 2014 09:22, Roos Heter Jag said:

    Oh, so they failed the time zone implementation. Should we assume its Canon us headquarter time or maybe ny times time that is revelation time.

  • October 07, 2014 09:08, Andre Vandal said:

    In my time zone (-5) it says still about 4 hours left, was this timer fixed with added time or is yours still at zero?

Finally the giant is waking up form the long sleep and promises to get serious on the mirrorless front. In an interview at Dpreview Canon stated:

In the very near future you can expect us to show something in terms of mirrorless and also a higher resolution sensor.

Sounds like they are going after the Sony A7r!!!

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  • September 27, 2014 08:10, Al Le said:

    Maybe they just don't understand that when we say mirrorless in English, we don't mean Powershots.

  • September 25, 2014 17:33, Ho said:

    When I read the interview with the Canon boss, my impression was that this guy is just filled with arrogant pride at Canon being the largest seller, and he was just giving politician-style answers. He's the sort of guy that deserves to go down wit...

  • September 25, 2014 11:44, rjbell said:

    Canon sensors are about 5 years behind Sonys. They need to get serious period not just about mirrorless.

Canon held a huge presentation in Tokyo (report at DCwatch). The interesting news is that Canon believes the decrease in DSLR sales are just a very short happening. They expect the interchangeable lens camera market to grow again in 2015. The image on top shows the expected growth in Japan.

There is of course no mention at all about future mirrorless strategy. But I think Canon cannot ignore mirrorless anymore...

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  • September 18, 2014 07:17, Mike said:

    This smells like BS. Their 2014 sales are down dramatically, this 'expected' growth looks made up.

  • September 17, 2014 14:50, BeefMeUp said:

    Interesting to see Canon that calls the grow in' interchangeable lens camera's'
    Normally Canon would have said growth in DSLR. Those words were carefully choosen by Canon I guess.

  • September 17, 2014 12:06, Dummy00001 said:

    "There is of course no mention at all about future mirrorless strategy. But I think Canon cannot ignore mirrorless anymore..."

    I do not think they do. They have all the tech necessary - but it was not yet put together into a single camera mo...

Digicameinfo spotted that image of the 1inch sensor GX7 camera. And here are the google translated specs:

- Sensor 1 inch 20MP CMOS sensor
- Lens conversion 24-100mm F1.8-2.8
- Intelligent optical Image Stabilizer
- Video 5 Jikute shake correction
- DIGIC6
- AF is 31 points. Allows Touch AF
- LCD monitor tilting. 1.04 million dots. Touch panel
- Built-in flash
- Exposure compensation dial
- Control ring
- ND filter built-in
- Video Full HD 60p. Stereo
- Manual video control
- Wi-Fi Built-in. NFC. The remote control function with smartphone

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  • September 15, 2014 22:02, Sean said:

    Disappointed :-(

    Was hoping for a pocket camera, but compared to the RX100 III, the RX100 III would fit better in my pocket as it is narrow, shorter, and weighs less than the G7X :-(

    BTW, where is the EVF (this is a deal breaker), ...

  • September 13, 2014 22:09, iudex said:

    I could write something like "too little, too late" and there would be a lot of truth in it (long after Sony created this cathegory and not even that specced - meaning the EVF), but the market of large sensor compacts is still small and every comp...

  • September 13, 2014 17:48, Wally in Austin said:

    It does look interesting. Question is 4K, not that you need it but it's out there in the market. EVF Sony has it built in. Mic input?. I have a V1 and my wife has a RX 100II and I am looking for a V1 replacement so will compare this to the RX10...