Canon is Now in the Sensor Business: 120MP Monster Unleashed

Canon is now officially in the business of selling sensors. Third-party companies can now purchase three of Canon’s state-of-the-art sensors, including the 120-megapixel monster that has received a significant amount of attention in recent years. New Camera reports that the three sensors are available through the Canon authorized distributor Phase 1 Technology Corp of New York, not to be confused with Phase One the Danish camera company. The three sensors are Canon’s 120MP ultra-high-resolution CMOS, 5MP global shutter CMOS, and ultra-low-light Full HD CMOS. “Canon industrial sensors redefine high-performance with state-of-the-art technology, backed by decades of ongoing development and improvement,”
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Canon to Unveil Two New 70-200mm Lenses Next Month: Report

It looks like upgrades are coming to Canon’s 70-200mm lens lineup. A new report states that Canon will be announcing not one, but two new 70-200mm lenses next month. Canon Rumors is hearing that the official unveiling will be in early June and that one of the lenses is 100% going to be a new 70-200mm f/4L IS II. The lens will be a followup to the original 70-200mm f/4L IS that was released in November 2006 (so it’s had a nice 12-year run).
The current 70-200mm f/4L IS
The second lens is “95%” going to be a top-of-the-line 70-200mm
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Rumor alert: New Style of Camera Coming from Canon?

An intriguing rumor!

Oh this could stir up some controversy. I remember how many people just blasted Canon when the XC10 came out… yet it sold well (for its niche) and they came out with a follow on. Of course, we'd be curious to see where this goes!

New Type of Camera Coming from Canon Ahead of Photokina [CR1]

Via Canon Rumors:
We continue to hear murmurs about a new style of camera coming from Canon ahead of Photokina. We have touched on this in the past and continue to see mentions of it in our inbox. The problem is
New canon camera
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Free Events in May

May is a good month if you’re looking for an excuse to examine gear up close and personal, get some free training, and meet up with other industry professionals. All these events are free, but require registration for admission.

Canon / Codex, May 3

Codex Digital offers free training on the Codex Production Suite at Canon’s Burbank, CA location (Canon’s C700 and C700 FF cameras will likely be featured). “Training in Production Suite will provide you with the valuable skills needed to work in the motion picture and television industries, and allows you a chance to connect with other professionals
C700 with Codex
Lens Summit logo
Post NAB Show banner
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Free Events in May

May is a good month if you’re looking for an excuse to examine gear up close and personal, get some free training, and meet up with other industry professionals. All these events are free, but require registration for admission.

Canon / Codex, May 3

Codex Digital offers free training on the Codex Production Suite at Canon’s Burbank, CA location (Canon’s C700 and C700 FF cameras will likely be featured). “Training in Production Suite will provide you with the valuable skills needed to work in the motion picture and television industries, and allows you a chance to connect with other professionals
C700 with Codex
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Post NAB Show banner
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NAB 2018: Things ‘n’ Stuff

Herewith I collect interesting things I haven’t written about already: mostly cameras and support kit, but there’s other stuff, too…

Kinefinity

Chinese camera company Kinefinity showed off its Terra, MAVO, and MAVO LF (large format) cine cameras: Brian Hallett has more details on the MAVO and MAVO LF.

JVC Connected Cams

JVC is filling a niche no one knew existed before JVC exploited it: all-in-one cameras with built-in, remotely controllable templated graphics and on-board wireless broadcasting. They’re just the thing for smaller organizations — school sports teams, town councils, local TV stations — that need maximum real-time production value with
Handheld camcorder with wireless transmitter and built-in graphics
You can tweak the templated graphics from your wireless tablet
DVInfo folks shooting the JVCs
The Nikon Booth
Bolt Dance
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MRMC explanatory placard
D850 on the business end of a Bolt
MRMC camera pod
MRMC camera pod, dissected
C700FF sensor size
You can center-cut a 4K image from the 5.9K sensor
...and the same for an HD / 2K image
Capture 5.9K raw to a Codex recorder and also save 4K files to CFast cards
Scanning at 5.9K, then downsampling, avoids most 1st-order aliasing. The purple area in the bottom plot shows the added MTF you get by doing so compared to native 4K capture
Panasonic NDI PTZ cameras
AV-HLC100 switcher
Broadcast Beat's NAB control room
One of Broadcast Beat's NDI cameras
Hitachi camera on Vinten robotic pedestal
DigiBoom, low
DigiBoom, high
Gimbal control handgrip.
Zoom / focus handgrip.
Blackmagic monitor.
Power, audio and counterbalance.
Bright Tangerine Titan-11 arm
Tilta Nucleus-M lens motor
Tilta wireless handwheel
Wooden Camera Zip Focus
Wooden Camera Pushbutton ARRI Rosettes
Pushbutton ARRI Rosette in use
PowerEgg drone
PowerEgg in simulated flight.
Spherical Drone Display with light bars at rest
Spherical Drone Display, spun up for snowflakes
Spherical Drone Display, displaying a globe
Fotodiox ArtFX ColorFlare EF lens adapters
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Leica coverage chart
Custom-painted Zeiss prime
Custom-painted Zeiss prime
Creamsource Micro, half-submerged
Creamsource Micro, half-submerged
Lectrosonics WM wireless transmitter
Countryman mics are good for recording fish
Countryman mike in cola
iPhone News Gathering
Skeleton holding an ENG camcorder
A selfie stick with a gimbal.
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Canon Shows Off the Power of Their New 120MXS 120MP CMOS Sensor

CMOS Sensor

120 Megapixel CMOS Sensor

The 120MXS is an ultra-high resolution CMOS sensor with 13280 x 9184 effective pixels(approx. 60x the resolution of Full HD). It has a size equivalent to APS-H (29.22mm x 20.20mm), and a square pixel arrangement of 2.2µm x 2.2µm with 122 million effective pixels. Ultra-high-resolution is made possible by parallel signal processing, which reads signals at high speed from multiple pixels. All pixel progressive reading of 9.4fps is made possible by 28 digital signal output channels. It is available in RGB or with twice the sensitivity, in monochrome

Canon 120MXS 120MP
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NAB 2018: Canon C700 Full Frame Digital Camera

NAB 2018  has a hint of a large sensor love affair perfume filling the air. Its beautiful aroma is intoxicating to the NAB attendees. From booth to booth these little Romeos and Juliets rush around the NAB floor trying to find the camera they love the most. Star-crossed lovers they may be considering the depth of wallet or purse it will take to love one’s own full frame camera.   At $33,000 the Canon C700 Full Frame, or FF, appears to be one of the most reasonably priced high-resolution full frame cameras at NAB 2018 for camera owner/operator lovebirds.
C700 FF
C700 Ff
C700 FF
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Canon Said ‘Challenge Accepted,’ and This $70K 50-1000mm Lens Was Born

Back in 2010, Canon was challenged by German wildlife filmmaker Ivo Norenberg create an extreme, “impossible” lens. Canon accepted the challenge, and this 7-minute video is the fascinating story of how the $70,000 Canon CINE-SERVO 50-1000mm T5.0-8.9 EF-mount cinema lens came to be. Norenberg had detailed specifications in mind for his “wildlife dream lens” — a combination of features and specs that seemed ridiculous at the time. He wanted to be able to full frame a subject 4 to 5 feet in height (like many wild animals) from a distance of 300 to 350 feet. Canon decided this
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Canon UHD-Digisuper 66: a new broadcast lens

Canon new broadcast lens, the UHD-DIGISUPER 66 The new field zoom lens, named UHD-Digisuper 66,  delivers excellent image quality and operational control and features a 66x zoom ratio, making it ideal for sports and live event productions. Canon announced today a new series of compact lenses for broadcast under the name UHDgc, featuring three new zooms that will be on show at the 2018 NAB Show. Now the company announces a new lens that will also debut at NAB 2018: the UHD-Digisuper 66. A mid-range telephoto zoom lens for 4K UHD broadcast cameras, providing 4K optical performance for cameras that feature 2/3-inch sensors, the UHD-DIGISUPER 66 features Continue reading "Canon UHD-Digisuper 66: a new broadcast lens"

Canon Unveils 100fps Ultra-Low-Light Sensor for Slow-Mo in the Dark

In addition to showing off its ultra-high-resolution 120MP sensor, Canon has also released this 3-minute video to show the abilities of 35MMFHDXS, a new 2.2-megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor that has both high sensitivity and high speed. “The 35MMFHDXS CMOS sensor delivers high sensitivity, low-noise imaging performance, even in exceptionally low-light environments,” Canon says. “The sensor’s pixels and readout circuitry employ new technologies that reduce noise, which tends to increase as pixel size increases. “High sensitivity and increased well depth have been achieved through a larger pixel size of 19µm x 19µm (square) with proprietary device design technologies. The
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Canon shows new UHDgc series of portable zooms for broadcast

Canon shows new UHDgc portable zooms for broadcast The three broadcast lenses now announced usher in the newly launched UHDgc series that will broaden 4K UHD shooting options for Canon shooters. The new trio of compact lenses will be on show at NAB 2018. Announced a few days before the start of the 2018 NAB Show, the new lenses are compatible with 4K UHD broadcast cameras that have 2/3-inch sensors. Flanking the existing UHDxs series of 4K portable broadcast lenses that deliver excellent optical performance, these three lenses usher in the newly launched UHDgc series that, according to Canon, will broaden 4K UHD shooting options. These new lenses
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This is the Power of Canon’s 120MP Camera Sensor

Canon has just released this new 3-minute video showing the power of its 120-megapixel CMOS sensor, which it first announced in September 2015 and then showed off at an expo in May 2016. The sensor is called the 120MXS, and it has an ultra-high-resolution of 13280×9184, or about 60 times the resolution of Full HD video. Physically, the sensor is an APS-H sensor (29.22×20.20mm), which falls between full frame (36×24 mm) and APS-C crop (22.5x15mm): “Ultra-high-resolution is made possible by parallel signal processing, which reads signals at high speed from multiple pixels,” Canon says. “All pixel progressive
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Canon upgrades six professional video cameras

Canon upgrades six professional video cameras The EOS C200, EOS C300 Mark II, XF405, XF400, EOS C700 and EOS C700 GS PL professional cameras all receive firmware upgrades designed to help improve production workflows. Firmware upgrades are the modern way to expand the set of features of a camera, while also allowing to correct eventual bugs. Canon announced a firmware upgrade for its EOS C200, EOS C300 Mark II, XF405, XF400, EOS C700 and EOS C700 GS PL cameras, to drive workflow efficiency. Major updates include the addition of XF-AVC (MXF) – a Canon video format – for the XF405, XF400 and Continue reading "Canon upgrades six professional video cameras"