Thursday, 30 July 2015

Canon’s First Ultra-High-Sensitivity Multi-Purpose Camera Features ISO Equivalent Of Over 4,000,000

Canon’s First Ultra-High-Sensitivity Multi-Purpose Camera Features ISO Equivalent Of Over 4,000,000
MELVILLE N.Y., July 30, 2015 – Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today has introduced the Company’s first multi-purpose camera, the new ME20F-SH, which delivers exceptionally high sensitivity to capture Full HD video with a minimum subject illumination of less than 0.0005 lux1 (at maximum 75 dB gain setting, equivalent to an ISO sensitivity of over 4,000,000). Nighttime surveillance and security, cinematic production, reality television, and nature/wildlife documentaries are just some of the ME20F-SH’s many possible usage applications. With the ability to capture color video in extreme low-light conditions and its simplistic and versatile design, the ME-20F-SH Multi-purpose Camera can be easily incorporated into existing infrastructures and systems to provide high-quality video capture even where subjects might not be seen with the naked eye.
Canon’s new multi-purpose camera employs an enhanced version of the 35mm full-frame CMOS sensor for Full HD video use that was originally developed by the Company in 2013. Its compact, modular body design allows easy custom configurations for diverse usage scenarios. While capturing video in extreme low-light conditions often requires the use of infrared illumination (a technique that only yields video in black and white), the ME20F-SH camera achieves impressive high-sensitivity performance enabling the capture of color Full HD video with reduced noise in low-light conditions without the need for infrared illumination.

Ultra-High-Sensitivity CMOS Sensor Enables Color Video Capture in Extreme Low-Light Conditions
The ME20F-SH camera’s CMOS sensor has pixels measuring 19 μm square3, which is more than 5.5 times the surface area of the pixels on the CMOS sensor featured in select top-of-the-line interchangeable lens cameras4. Furthermore, the sensor’s pixels and readout circuitry make use of Canon proprietary technologies to achieve both reduced noise and exceptionally high sensitivity on subjects with a minimum illumination of less than 0.0005 lux. This multi-purpose camera allows users to discern subjects under even some of the dimmest lighting conditions, such as environments lit by artificial illumination or under a moonless night sky. Furthermore, similar to Canon’s Cinema EOS System of professional digital cinematography cameras, the ME20F-SH camera includes Canon Log and Wide DR, which make possible a wide dynamic range, delivering high-image-quality video results across a range of illumination environments, from low- to brightly lit conditions.

Canon’s Diverse Interchangeable EF Lens Lineup Enables Wide Range of Imaging Possibilities
The new ME20F-SH employs the same EF mount (Cinema Lock type) as Canon’s SLR cameras and Cinema EOS System-series of professional digital cameras, allowing users to make use of the Company’s extensive lineup of interchangeable EF lenses5. By letting users select the ideal lens based on their shooting or application requirements, taking into consideration such factors as angle of view and level of brightness, this multi-purpose camera facilitates a wide spectrum of imaging possibilities.
Supports various standard video-recording interfaces
Employing output-only 3G/HD-SDI and HDMI terminals, Canon’s ME20F-SH camera enables users working on location to output video via a single cable to a variety of peripheral equipment, including external recorders and monitors. Equipped with a φ2.5mm stereo mini-jack and a round 8-pin jack for RS-422, the multipurpose camera is capable of connecting with Canon’s RC-V100 Remote Controller (released in June 2014; sold separately)6. By allowing users to operate the camera or change settings from a remote location, the camera facilitates video capture from inaccessible locations as well as fixed-point surveillance. Furthermore, a φ3.5mm stereo mini-jack allows the camera to connect with an external microphone, enabling users working on location to output audio and video signals to connected peripheral equipment.
The Canon ME20F-SH is expected to be available in December 2015 at a suggested retail price of $30,000.
Here’s a video from 2013 talking about the sensor that was developed for this camera.

  • ME20F-SH Multi-purpose Camera
  • 35mm full-frame CMOS sensor (single), effective pixel count: approx. 2.26 million pixels
  • Minimum subject illumination: Less than 0.0005 lux (at maximum 75 dB gain setting, equivalent to an ISO sensitivity of over four million)
  • Pixel Pitch: 19 Microns
  • Lens mount: Canon EF mount (Cinema Lock type)
  • Optical filters: ND filter with two density levels (motorized manual / auto) IR cut filter (motorized manual)
  • Frame rates: 59.94P / 59.94i / 50.00P / 50.00i / 29.97P / 25.00P / 23.98P
  • Gamma: Canon Log, Wide DR, etc.
  • Two 3G / HD-SDI BNC jacks (1080P / 1080i / 720P)
  • One HDMI connector
  • Genlock terminal: BNC jack (input only)
  • Remote terminal: φ2.5mm stereo mini-mini-jack (Canon-proprietary protocol), Round 8-pin jack (for RS-422, Canon-proprietary protocol)
  • Microphone terminal: φ3.5mm stereo mini-jack
  • AF: One-shot AF
  • Auto-exposure: Combined interlocking (iris / gain / ND / shutter)
  • White balance: AWB, color-temperature setting (setting range: 2000 to 15000 degrees Kelvin), natural light, light bulb, Setting A, Setting B
  • Digital teleconverter: 2x, 4x
  • Power input: 4-pin XLR DC11-17V, Terminal block 2-pin jack DC11-17V
  • Operating temperature: 32 degrees F (0 degrees C) to 104 degrees F (40 degrees C)
  • Body dimensions: Approx. 4 inches (102mm) (w) x 4.5 inches (116mm) (h) x 4.4 inches (113mm) (d) (excluding protrusions)
  • Weight: Approx. 2.4 lbs (1.1 kg) (body only)
  • Availability: December 2015
  • Price: $30,000

Thursday, 11 June 2015

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 II Digital Camera

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 II Digital Camera

Pixels Actual: 21 Megapixel
Effective: 20.2 Megapixel
Sensor 1.0" (13.2 x 8.8 mm) CMOS
File Formats Still Images: JPEG, RAW
Movies: MP4, MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, MPEG-4 AVCHD, XAVC S
Audio: AAC LC, AC3, Dolby Digital 2ch, Linear PCM
Max Resolution 20 MP: 5472 x 3648
Aspect Ratio 1:1, 3:2, 4:3, 16:9
Image Stabilization Optical
Color Spaces sRGB, Adobe RGB
Lens Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar, 14 elements in 11 groups
7 Aspherical
EFL: 8.8-73.3mm (35 mm equivalent: 24-200mm)
Aperture: f/2.8
Filter Thread 62mm
Zoom Optical: 8.3x
Clear Image Zoom: 16x
Digital: 33x
Focus Range Wide: 1.18" (3 cm) - Infinity
Telephoto: 9.84" (25 cm) - Infinity
Exposure Control
ISO Sensitivity Auto, 100-12800 (Extended Mode: 64-25600)
Shutter Type: Mechanical
Speed: 4 - 1/3200 seconds in  Auto Mode
Type: Mechanical
Speed: 30 - 1/3200 seconds in  Program Mode
Type: Mechanical
Speed: 30 - 1/3200 seconds in  Bulb Mode
Type: Mechanical
Speed: 30 - 1/3200 seconds in  Aperture Priority Mode
Type: Mechanical
Speed: 30 - 1/3200 seconds in  Shutter Priority Mode
Type: Electronic
Speed: 4 - 1/32000 seconds in  Auto Mode
Type: Electronic
Speed: 30 - 1/32000 seconds in  Program Mode
Type: Electronic
Speed: 30 - 1/32000 seconds in  Aperture Priority Mode
Type: Electronic
Speed: 30 - 1/32000 seconds in  Shutter Priority Mode
Exposure Metering Center-weighted, Multi, Spot
Exposure Modes Modes: Aperture Priority, Bulb, Intelligent Auto, Manual, Movie, Program Shift, Programmed Auto, Scene Selection, Shutter Priority, Superior Auto, Sweep Panorama
Compensation: -3 EV to +3 EV (in 1/3 EV steps)
Shooting Modes Anti-motion Blur
Black and White Copy
HDR Painting
Handheld Twilight
High Contrast B&W
Miniature Effect
Night Portrait
Night Scene
Partial Color
Pop Color
Rich-Tone Monochrome
Soft Focus
Soft High-Key
Toy Camera Effect
Vivid Color
White Balance Modes Auto, Cloudy, Color Temperature Filter, Custom, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent (Cool White), Fluorescent (Day White), Fluorescent (Daylight), Fluorescent (Warm White), Incandescent, Shade
Burst Rate Up to 14 fps at 20.2 MP
Self Timer 10 Sec, 5 Sec, 2 Sec
Flash Modes Auto
Flash On
Rear Sync
Slow Sync
Built-in Flash Yes
Maximum Effective Flash Range 3.28 - 33.46' (1 - 10.2 m)
Up To 66.93' (20.4 m)
External Flash Connection Hot Shoe
Memory Card Type Memory Stick Duo
Memory Stick Pro Duo
Memory Stick PRO HG-Duo
Memory Stick PRO Duo (High Speed)
Memory Stick XC-HG Duo
Memory Stick Micro
Memory Stick Micro (M2)
Video Recording Yes, NTSC
Resolution 3840 x 2160p: 30 fps
1920 x 1080p: 60 fps, 30 fps, 24 fps
1280 x 720p: 30 fps
1920 x 1080p: 960 fps, 480 fps, 240 fps
1824 x 1026p: 240 fps
1676 x 566p: 480 fps, 240 fps
1136 x 384p: 960 fps, 480 fps
800 x 270p: 960 fps
Video Clip Length Up to 29 Minutes
Audio Recording Built-in Mic: With Video, Stereo
Optional External Mic: With Video, Stereo
Viewfinder Type Electronic
Screen 3.0" LCD Rear Screen Tilt (1,229,000 pixels)
Screen Coverage 100%
Connectivity/System Requirements
Connectivity DC Input
HDMI D (Micro), USB 2.0
USB 2.0
Wi-Fi Yes

Battery 1x NP-FW50 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 7.7 VDC, 1080 mAh
AC Power Adapter AC-UB10C (Included)                                                                                                              

Wednesday, 6 May 2015

First Images & Specs & Price of EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Lens

canon ef 50mm f 1.8 stm lens
The rumored Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM lens now get leaked, it will be announced soon.
Here is first image and specs of EF 50mm f/1.8 STM lens:
  • Construction: 6 elements in 5 groups
  • Full-frame compatible
  • The lens coating is optimized for the digital
  • Stepping Motor
  • Full time manual focus
  • Length 39.3mm
  • Weight 160g
  • Price: Around $200
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Wednesday, 8 April 2015

Full Canon XC10 specs now released in Japan – Update

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And here it is the new Canon X10! It’s a 12MP 4K camera that is going to ship in mid June in Japan.
And those are the google translated info from the Japanese press text:
Edit: in the meantime we have the English press text. The XC10 will be available starting June 2015, and will sell for around $2,000.

Canon premieres the XC10 – a breakthrough compact 4K video and stills camcorder

United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, 8 April 2015 – Canon today unveils the XC10 – a compact, lightweight video and digital stills camera that brings professional 4K quality to aspiring filmmakers and enthusiasts. Inheriting many of the Cinema EOS range’s features, the XC10 offers incredible recording versatility and is the ideal solution as a small, stand-alone camera for independent film makers or the perfect accompaniment as a supporting B camera in larger productions.
Unleashing 4K recording for enthusiasts
Boasting outstanding market leading image quality, traditionally associated with larger cameras, as well as the flexibility and ease of use of traditional compact camcorders, the XC10 delivers consistently breath-taking results. Its advanced imaging engine – a powerful combination of a specially developed 1” CMOS sensor and Canon’s new DIGIC DV5 image processor – gives both budding filmmakers or experienced pros the blistering speed and quality they demand to capture 4K video, at a wide range of variable bit rates.
Able to fit seamlessly into workflows, or productions with existing Cinema EOS cameras, the XC10 can record UHDTV standard (3840 x 2160) 4K footage to an internal CFast 2.0™¹ card at up to 305Mbps, or Full HD (1920 x 1080) footage to an SD card at up to 50Mbps, with pro-standard 4:2:2 colour sampling for high resolution performance.
The XC10 delivers rich colour, synonymous with Cinema EOS cameras, with a high ISO of up to 20,000, ensuring excellent results in low light conditions, and a 12-stop Wide Dynamic Range, providing vivid detail in both highlights and shadows.
Shooters have the freedom to capture a diverse range of scenes in professional 4K quality using a specially developed 10x optical zoom lens, complete with Canon’s class-leading image stabilisation technology. With a versatile 27.3-273mm focal range (35mm equivalent, in video mode) videographers can easily switch between capturing sweeping scenes, to intimate close ups with a single lens. Pros and enthusiasts alike can change between movie recording and still image shooting, capturing high quality 12.0 MP images, or extracting 8.29 MP stills from 4K video footage.
Uncompromising design, optimised for easy shooting
The XC10 redefines the boundaries of advanced compact camcorder design, with a body that’s instantly intuitive to use. Once in your hand, you’ll find a rotating grip that supports a variety of shooting styles, as well as essential feature controls at your fingertips, including a manual zoom and focusing ring. Designed to match any shooting preference, the camcorder features a 7.66cm vari-angle touch LCD, with 100% field coverage, providing direct access to the menu system through a simple set of cross keys, while an included optical loupe viewfinder, that fits the LCD, offers a more traditional shooting experience.
Fostering creativity with expert workflows
Professional videographers can easily integrate the XC10 into existing production kits and workflows, thanks to its portfolio of professional standard codecs and recording modes. Canon’s new XF-AVC H.264 codec supports recording in both 4K and Full HD quality, enabling easy integration into industry- standard Non-Linear Edit systems. Canon Log Gamma also enables maximum freedom in post-production editing and processing and seamless quality matching with content shot on Cinema EOS cameras. Additionally, videographers can freely shoot in 4K, and later down convert to Full HD, to create a higher quality end product, and enable greater flexibility in the editing process.
A selection of slow and fast motion recording modes – including up to 1200x fast motion in 4K/Full HD, and up to1/4x slow motion in HD – as well as interval shooting provide further creative opportunities.
The XC10 is also Wi-Fi compatible; enabling remote control of key features via a browser, smartphone or tablet – securing its position as an essential part of any Cinema EOS video shooter’s toolkit.
XC10 Key benefits:
Stunning 4K video and 12MP stills from one compact camera
High bit rate XF-AVC files, great for post production
Seamlessly integrate with professional workflows
Get creative with fast and slow motion recording
Built-in Wi-Fi for easy browser/smart device control

Pricing and availability
The XC10 will be available from June 2015 with an RSP of £1599.99.

Monday, 30 March 2015

Canon Announced Canon 5D Mark 4 ?


    • 28.3 Megapixel Full Frame CMOS sensor
    • DiG!C 6+ Image Processor
    • ISO 100-102400 (expandable to L:50 H1:204800, H2: 409600
    • 4K  Movie (ISO 100-102400 (H:204800)
    • 61-point high-density reticular AF (up to 41 crosstype points)

    • 12 fps for high continuous shooting

    • Intelligent viewfinder with approx. 100% coverage
    • 3.2-type, ~1.04m dot (3:2 wide) Clear View LCD II
    • iFCL metering with 63-zone dual-layer sensor
    • Shutter durability of 250,000 cycles
    • Silent & low vibration modes
    • Dual card slots (CF & SD)
    • High Dynamic Range (HDR) Mode
    • Multiple Exposures
    • Dual Pixel CMOS AF III
    • Improved durability and water and dust resistance
    • Min Shutter Speed – 30 sec
    • Max Shutter Speed – 1/8000 sec

    • Connectivity – USB 2, HDMI, Mic Input, Wireless (optional)
            Price 3000 $

  •     Happy April fools Day
  • Thursday, 26 March 2015

    Canon 4K Video Camera w/ Fixed Lens (GH4 Competitor ?) Shows Off in China (Updated)

    canon fixed lens 4k video camera
    Canon China recently shows off a new 4K video camera in Shanghai. This camera could be previous rumored fixed lens GH4 competitor. According to Canon China, this 4K video fixed lens camera will be announced next month around NAB Show 2015.
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    canon 4k fixed lens video camera
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    Here are specs of this new 4K video camera:
    • 1″ CMOS Sensor
    • Built-in Wi-Fi
    • Same Shape of Canon EOS 70D
    • External Viewfinder
    • Canon 4K Video Lens, 10X OPTICAL ZOOM 8.9-89.0mm 1:2.8-5.6 Φ58 (24-240mm f/2.8-5.6)
    • Tilting screen
    Stay tuned for more info.
    canon 4k video camera
    via: 163

    Thursday, 5 February 2015

    Canon EOS 5Ds R Front, Back, Top Images

    Canon EOS 5Ds R

    Here are first images of Canon EOS 5Ds R, front image, back image, and top image. The difference between 5Ds and 5Ds R is that 5Ds R has no low pass filter. The price of 5Ds and 5Ds R is around $3,499 – $3,699.

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    Canon EOS 5Ds Full Specs:
    • 50.6mp full frame CMOS
    • 53mp total resolution
    • 5DS R has no low pass filter
    • AF 61 points (41 points cross type)
    • ISO 100-6400 (extended with ISO50 and 12800)
    • Dual DIGIC 6
    • 3.2 inch LCD 1.04 million pixels
    • RAW (50MP), M-RAW (28MP), S-RAW (12.4MP)
    • CF (UDMA7), SD / SDHC / SDXC (UHS-I)
    • Crop modes 1.3x and 1.6x
    • 100% field of view
    • Magnification 0.71 times, the eye point 21 mm
    • Electronic Level
    • Grid display
    • EV-2 support.
    • Itr AF
    • Anti-flicker
    • Time-lapse movie
    • Bulb timer
    • Face recognition during live view
    • 150,000 pixel RGB-TR metering sensor
    • 252 zone TTL metering
    • EOS iSA system
    • Shutter speed is 30 seconds -1/8000 seconds
    • Synchro is 1/200 sec
    • Continuous shooting 5 frames / sec
    • Video 1920×1080 30fps (ALL-I or IPB)
    • Mini HDMI output terminal
    • External microphone terminal
    • Battery LP-E6N / LP-E6
    • Dimensions 152 x 116.4 x 76.4mm
    • Weight 930g (CIPA guidelines). 845g (body only)
    • Availability is late March/early April

    Saturday, 31 January 2015

    5D Mark IV will Also Coming with 4K Video and High ISO Features

    The new Canon EOS 5Ds, to be announced next week.
    The new Canon EOS 5Ds, to be announced next week.
    Along with the 50.6MP high megapixel Canon EOS 5Ds, Canon will also announce the real 5D Mark III successor: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV.
    Canon EOS 5D Mark IV will focus on low light events and sports events, also 5D Mark IV will feature a 4K video recording. See the rumored specs below:
    5D Mark IV Rumored Specs:
    • High ISO
    • Focus on low light,  sports events
    • 4K video recording
    • New video features
    • Modest increase in megapixels
    • To be announced in August, 2015
    via: CR

    Thursday, 29 January 2015

    50.6MP Canon EOS 5Ds / 5Ds R Leaked Image, Specs

    Canon EOS 5Ds
    The long rumored high megapixel full frame Canon DSLR now finally coming, here is the first leaked image and specifications of the upcoming Canon EOS 5Ds / Canon EOS 5Ds R DSLR camera, the difference between Canon EOS 5Ds and 5Ds R is that 5Ds R has no low-pass filter.
    Canon EOS 5Ds / 5Ds R specs:
    • 50.6MP full frame CMOS sensor
    • Magnesium alloy body, dust and water sealed
    • Dual processor DIGIC6
    • Regular sensitivity: ISO 100-6400
    • Continuous shooting 5 frames / sec.
    • High precision 61 AF points
    • EOS iTR AF
    • 150,000 pixel RGB + IR photometry sensor
    • New ”fine detail” picture style
    • 1.3x and 1.6x crop modes
    • Customizable “Quick Control Screen”
    • Time-lapse movie
    • Interval Timer
    • Bulb timer
    • The official announcement will be next week