Canon’s next big move in sensor technology might be a new organic compound that maintains a high level of transparency and is uncharacteristically efficient for light transmittance as far as organic electrochromic compounds go.
Rumors have been swirling in recent weeks about Canon’s next big thing and the key feature being tossed around is that Canon has some killer new sensor technology. As I spent a good chunk of my weekend reading Canon patent applications (because I’m more than an average camera geek), I came across a trend of sensor technology and some chemical engineering patents that relate to image sensors. [Read more…]
Recent rumors suggest that the Canon 7D replacement, tentatively called the 7D Mark II, will be getting more of a pro look and feel for its control systems. Specifically, the rumors assert that the 7D Mark II will feature an EOS-1 style top plate. As a result, there will be no mode dial and it will function more like a pro-level camera in terms of the external controls. [Read more…]
The Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS lens has been rumored to be replaced for over quite some time now. One of the common complaints of the about the lens is the push-pull zoom design, which leads it to be regarded as a “dust sucker.” Additionally, the lens is rather slow at the long end of the zoom at f/5.6; however, that allows it to remain compact in spite of its long zoom range. [Read more…]
Recent rumors suggest that the Canon 7D Mark II’s release date may have slipped a bit due to manufacturing issues of the Dual Pixel AF sensor for the camera. The excellent Dual Pixel AF we first saw in the Canon 70D and the Canon 7D Mark II is rumored to have a higher performance version of the sensor. [Read more…]