Canon is Developing a New Organic Compound for Sensor and Optics Technology

Canon-7D-Sensor

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...]

More Canon 7D Mark II Spec Rumors

Canon 7D Mark II Rumors

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...]

Canon 7D Mark II Set for Photokina Announcement, Preproduction Models to be Used at World Cup in June/July

Canon 7D Mark II Rumors

Recent rumors and tips suggest that Canon is putting the final touches on the Canon 7D successor with an official announcement planned ahead of Photokina 2014. Preproduction models of the camera are believed to be planned for use during the World Cup in Brazil, which starts on June 12. [Read more...]

Canon EF 100-400mm L Lens is Next Up for Replacement?

Canon 100-400mm Lens

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...]