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…]

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…]

Aussie Retailer Kogan Now Selling Canon & Nikon DSLRs, Massively Undercuts Retail Prices

Kogan Screenshot

Kogan, an Australian online retailer, announced today that it would start selling Canon and Nikon DSLRs, among other electronic gear.  The initial prices are substantially lower than retail prices for the same merchandise elsewhere in Australia, which has caused quite a stir. [Read more…]

More Canon 1Ds Mark IV Rumblings

Canon 1Ds Mark IV

It seems that rumors of the Canon 1Ds Mark IV just won’t go away.  The latest word from Canon Rumors‘ sources proclaim an October announcement – with availability in 2012.  Frequent spec rumors include a 30+MP sensor and high frame rate.

With no solid leaks or consistent rumors, it’s all still guess work at this point.  With no new pro DSLR from Nikon so far this year though, there’s no new competitive threats to the 1D Mark IV or 1Ds Mark III.

There’s been a lot of speculation that the Japan earthquake has delayed both Canon and Nikon’s new products; however, that is still speculation until we get word from the companies’ mouth one way or the other.  And that’s probably not something we are going to get – both Canon and Nikon rarely tip their hand until they are ready to proceed with their own marketing plans (leaks notwithstanding).