Canon 3D + 5D Mark III rumor

Northlight-images.co.uk received info from their sources that Canon will introduce new full-frame DSLR next year. This camera will be called Canon 3D and will have brand new sensor design. The new sensor will probably use new multi-level Foveon style sensor :

“…proposes a photo-detection method that uses a two-dimensionally laminated image sensor in which a pixel has a multilayer structure and the three colors of RGB are detected at different depths utilizing differences in the absorption coefficients of Si. In this two-dimensionally laminated image sensor, a high S/N ratio can be expected because photo detectors having a spectroscopic function are arranged and loss of light due to the presence of a color filter does not occur”

and some specs rumor about Canon 3D:

  • EOS 3D priced at $3499
  • Fullframe 27 megapixels Foveon-style sensor
  • 5 fps
  • 16 bit mode
  • looks like 1Ds but without grip
  • has Canon 7D seals

Canon 5D Mark III is still long way away. The camera will use a version from Canon 3D’s new sensor and will be seen at photokina 2012 (August release)

source: Northlight-images.co.uk

 

Firmware update for Canon EOS-1D Mark IV and EOS 5D Mark II

New firmware update for Canon EOS-1D Mark IV and EOS 5D Mark II. Version 1.1.0 and 2.0.9 respectively will correct some minor bugs / translation errors and also improve write/read speeds with CF cards.

EOS-1D Mark IV Changes (download here )

This firmware update (Version 1.1.0) incorporates the following improvements and fixes.

  1. Improves the writing/reading speeds when using UDMA 7-compatible CF cards.
  2. Fixes a phenomenon that occurs when using high-capacity (32 GB or greater) CF cards: If either a CF card with only a little available space remaining or the battery is removed and then reinserted into the camera, and then the user attempts to start shooting movies immediately, shooting may stop.
  3. Corrects some mistakes in the menu screens displayed in Arabic and Portuguese.

EOS 5D Mark II Changes ( download here )

This firmware update (Version 2.0.9) incorporates the following improvements and fixes.

  1. Improves the writing/reading speeds when using UDMA 7-compatible CF cards.
  2. Fixes a phenomenon that occurs when custom function C.Fn III-2 is set to [5: IS start] to assign IS start to the AF stop button on the lens: When used with lenses that do not have an AF stop button, the IS function will not work.
  3. Corrects some mistakes in the menu screens displayed in Arabic, Portuguese, Spanish, and Thai.

Canon 5D Mark II Body Only is currently in-stock on Amazon for $2700 ( check )

Canon 5D Mark III and 7D Mark II next ?

According to a DPReview member, MrScorpio , he got info from his trusted dealer that Canon will announce 5D Mark III and 7D Mark II within a month

My local dealer, media markt, claims that the new 5d3 and 7d2 will be announced within a month and in the shelves this summer. The sales representative was so sure and convincing that I am selling my 5d2 before the price drops. He claimed the sales team already prepares for the rush of totally 7 new models/updates from Canon and Nikon, and that the new add’s from media markt are being prepared form this as we speek!

True or false ? only time will tell but fyi , Canon 5D2 is almost 3 years old while 7d is almost 2 years old. Canon , it’s time for new DSLR :)

Link to previous Canon 5D Mark III rumor specs

Equinox Housing For Canon 5D Mark II released

Equinox just released a housing designed specifically for Canon 5D Mark II. The housing is custom-made to fit a Canon 16-35mm lens (other lens available by request) , weight 12lbs, Ballast Release , and easy access to camera’s controls ( shutter speed, menu button, menu select/scroll and play controls. It’s available for order at Equinox website for $1599 ( shipping not included)

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Canon 5D Mark III specification rumor

CanonRumor posted a rather speculation news / rumor about 5D Mark III specifications . Translated from a japanese site :

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  • 28megapixel CMOS sensor. Achieved by introducing new technologies such as low-noise photodiode
  • Sensor Size 36.0 × 24.0mm 1.0x
  • Wide low-noise ISO sensitivity ISO100 ~ 12800 (extension L: 50, H1: 25600,H2: 51200, H3: 102400) The six frames
  • Dual DIGIC4 / s provides continuous shooting
  • 98 percent of the viewfinder field of view, magnification 0.71 times. With the electronic level
  • A high-speed AF system. Double Cross Centre, Cross assists 19 points – 26 points.
  • AF point selection mode, types of automatic. Advanced AI Servo AF
  • 63-segment metering. 1920 × 1080 30/25/24 frame Video
  • Crop video feature. 10X SD, HD four times, three times in full HD.

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