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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...

A recently published Canon teaser for a new FF DSLR. Still no decent mirrorless to come :(

Many sites reported about a possible Canon medium format camera. But unlike those I got notice that there is no such medium format camera coming from Canon.

I know for certain that Fuji-Nikon and Sony are considering to make such a camera but we will see such cameras in stores as early as 2015 only.

But Canon no, they are focusing on FF for the next couple of years. But I don't know if they will make a FF mirrorless any time soon...

I know this news will make your day! Canon launched two new color version of their EOS-M2 camera which is available in Asia only (here on eBay)! That was it :(

via CanonWatch.

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  • July 10, 2014 01:58, dick ranez said:

    putting new feathers on this turkey still won't make it an eagle.

  • July 09, 2014 19:26, Ingolfur Hallgrimsson said:

    For the Canon folks with Canon lenses any update to the EOS mirrorless I guess would be nice - I sold my Canon DSLRs and lenses a while back or once I realized how much I like mirror-less for size and weight yet still nice IQ - I find it amazing ...

  • July 07, 2014 12:51, J Shin said:

    At the same time? I hope not! Of course, I was gonna say "no self-respecting American woman would do that in this decade," but, then again, I was wearing magenta and blue jeans yesterday. If I dress like I am *two* EOS Ms, what does it say about m...

This is a new lens patent describing a new EOS-M 22-46mm f/3.5-5.6 lens.

  • Patent Publication No. 2014-63025
    • Publication date 2014.4.10
    • Filing date 2012.9.21
  • Example 7
    • Zoom ratio 2.09
    • Focal length f = 22.10-34.22-45.19mm
    • Fno. 3.60-4.59-5.60
    • Half angle ω = 31.72-21.76-16.48 °
    • Image height 13.66mm
    • 65.76-62.07-64.72mm lens length
    • BF 28.16-36.88-45.09mm

Found via CanonWatch.

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  • April 21, 2014 11:17, Simen1 said:

    It looks like the length is in operational mode. When turned of i expect it to retract to less then 20 mm. There is also very little glass in this lens. That indicate very low cost and weight. I guess it will be a new kit zoom for the EOS-M series...

  • April 21, 2014 10:53, Andrew said:

    Unless the lens retracts significantly from the quoted lens length when not in use and provides extraordinary iq, I really don't see any benefit this would bring over the 18-55 kit lens.

I was curious to see how different the results would be between Canon’s 85mm F1.2 and the Fuji 56mm F1.2. Both are considered to be top in quality for both companies and are meant to be a top notch portrait lens. In the case of the 85mm, we get a true 85mm F1.2 on a full frame camera while with the 56 F1.2, we get an 84mm F1.8 equivalent on a 1.5x APS-C cropped sensor. I tested the 85mm using the Canon 5D Mark III and the 56mm F1.2 using the Fuji XT-1.

On paper, this should mean that the images from the full frame sensor should look more rich, have more detail and should have shallower depth of field. At least this is what one who knows camera gear would guess. The one thing that holds true is that the 85mm does indeed have the ability to have a more shallow depth of field. Other than that…

Follow the link to see my findings:

http://andrewvanbeek.com/fuji-vs-canon-lenses/

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  • May 01, 2014 08:33, Romulus Locke said:

    I think the XT-1 and 56/1.2 really nails the focus every time. It must be the PDAF+CDAF combo.

  • April 22, 2014 14:32, Mike said:

    The Canon lens definitely produces the better images.

    However the full frame vs. crop sensor bokeh advantage only really comes into play at wider angles, not at 85mm. Put some 24/1.4, 35/1.4 and 50/1.2 lenses on that Canon body and Fuji has...

  • April 17, 2014 05:09, bousozoku said:

    It's shocking that the Canon exposures all seem to be off. The one thing I expect with the 5DMkIII is that it's incredibly accurate. Could it just be an Adobe problem?

In an interview with the Dpreview team Canon explained why they don't bet high on mirrorless:

DSLRs can capture the moment better than mirrorless, because you're viewing directly, not through an LCD.

Another reason is:

In the US, in terms of total number of cameras sold, mirrorless cameras account for less than 20%.

But Canon "will continue to produce new mirrorless cameras and although our competitors in this field are very strong, we hope we won't be beaten by them."

Well these are the official answers from Canon. But I do believe they know that if they would go serious with Mirrorless they would have two negative side-effect:

1) They would compete against their own DSLR cameras. Not a smart move seen that they are the king of the market.

2) They would have to publicly the Mirrorless cameras and this would bring attention to a market segment where the competition is very strong.

My two cent: Canon (and Nikon) will only make a serious mirrorless system camera if Sony-Fuji-MFT will start to erode their DSLR market. That's it.

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  • March 06, 2014 08:24, tecnoworld said:

    Ppl voting the 'unlike' to me should say why they don't like my posts. They are just ridicolous, otherwise. :-)

  • March 06, 2014 04:05, J Shin said:

    Ha!

  • March 06, 2014 01:30, Sil said:

    Exactly right.... Does anyone remember Kodak?!?!