Major Canon Announcement Confirmed for Nov. 3

Canon Hollywood Announcement

Well, Canon just stirred the pot.  Engadget received the above invitation for an announcement of something big from Canon on November 3, 2011.  The prominent display of the Hollywood location leads to the obvious suggestion that Canon is finally set to premiere its serious, large-sensor video camera. [Read more...]

RED Cameras and the Push to a 48fps Standard

The above video does a nice job of summarizing the state of RED and what filmmakers like James Cameron and Peter Jackson are doing with the technology, along with their push toward a cinematic standard frame rate of 48 frames per second.  You also get some nice behind-the-scenes at RED Studios.

[via The Daily]

Ricoh GR Digital IV Officially Announced

Ricoh GR Digital IV

Ricoh has unveiled its GR Digital IV, which features a 10MP and a 28mm f/1.9 fixed lens.   The Ricoh GR Digital IV adds sensor-shift image stabilization over its predecessor, the GR Digital III.

Additional features include a 3-inch 1.23 million dot resolution LCD, an improved image processor and quicker autofocus.  A special edition, white model will be available in a total of 10,000 units.

No word yet on price or release dates.  Check availability on

More details and images below. [Read more...]

Canon Puts 8-Inch Image Sensor in Telescope, Records Video at 60fps

Canon 8-inch Telescope Sensor

Last year, Canon showed off an 8-inch CMOS sensor, which was roughly 40-times the size of the 5D Mark II sensor.  We were all summarily impressed; however, Canon has gone off and put this massive sensor into a telescope.

What’s more is that they are recording video at 60fps using this massive sensor, which works swimmingly well in the low-light scenes of space. (I think everyone’s wishlist for the 5D Mark III just went up a couple levels of intensity.)

For all of the amazing details, the below press release is a must read. [Read more...]