Latest patent surfaced over the web shows a new kit lens for Canon APS-C sensor camera, the kit lens covers a excellent range starting from 15 to 105mm, take a look at the patent details below translated by google…
Explanation and self-interpretation of the patent literature
- Patent Publication No. 2015-118141
- Published 2015.6.25
- Filing date 2013.12.17
- Canon patents
- Positive and negative positive and negative positive and negative positive 7-group zoom
- Inner focus (fourth group)
Currently camera like Canon 750D , Canon 70D and Canon 7D Mark II comes with 18-135mm Kit lens, I think Canon will soon introduce this lens to add a option to users in upcoming cameras such as Canon 800D, Canon 80D and 7D Mark III.
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Take a look at the text below said by Fuji managers / Takashi Ueno, they don’t believe that Fullframe sensor are better than APS-C Sensor camera…
We gave a lot of thought to this, and reached our conclusion that APS-C is the best format for the optimum balance of body size and image quality.
Higher image quality can be achieved with full frame sensors, but in order to maximize the use of the sensor size, the lens will be very bulky and heavy.
With the power of FUJINON lens, we can achieve the full frame image quality with the APS-C sensor. We learned that the disadvantage can be recovered with the lens performance through various simulations.
Here is an example. It is generally believed that the lens performs at its best with 1 to 2 stop down from the maximum aperture. We tried to break the norm. Because if there is such belief, then the lens is very unlikely to perform at its best from corner to corner with the aperture wide open. But if we can break the norm, then we will achieve bokeh and sharpness that is equivalent to that of a full frame with 1 to 2 stop down. We can achieve the image quality that is equivalent to that of full frame.
Which is better? An f/1.4 lens on a full frame sensor and then used 1 stop down to prevent degradation in the image quality in the corner or an f/1.4 lens on an APS-C that see no degration in the image quality at its maximum aperture value?
You cannot really see the difference in bokeh between the APS-C wide open and the full frame one stop down. However, if the APS-C is wide open, then the shutter speed will be twice as fast as the full frame resulting in be less blur caused by hand shake or subject movement. If the picture becomes blurry, then the high image quality becomes meaningless.”
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According to the latest reports published at Japanese News Website, Panasonic is actively working on next generation of image processor to support 8K video recording in GH series consumer camera. The 8K resolution is exactly 16 times the resolution of Full HD, every single frame of the 8K videos carry 33Megapixels resolution, to record 8K video Panasonic need a ultra fast image processor, the current Venus Engine used inside the GH4 camera is capable to record 4K videos at 30p/24p.
Glimpse of the Japanese newspaper (translated via google)
Panasonic has developed a digital camera and broadcast business camera the number of pixels corresponding to the “8K” video shooting of 16 times the full high-definition, sequentially released in 2020. Toward 8K correspondence, it was undertaken on the development of next-generation image processing large-scale integrated circuit (LSI) “10th generation high-speed image processing Venus Engine”.
the Japanese newspaper is talking about Large-scale integration (LSI) chip, LSI chip is known as image processor in camera, the traditional LSI chip is made by integrating 1000 or more of transistors on a single silicon semiconductor microchip…now world has changed … the old LSI technology is replaced by very large-scale integration (VLSI) and ultra large-scale integration (ULSI) technologies, Panasonic may have adopted ultra large-scale integration (ULSI) technologies to build the new image processing engine to support 8k.
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During the Panasonic G7 announcement Panasonic revealed its future plans of 8K video, including 4K at 60fps and 120fps, take a look at a snapshot what ephotozine writes
“Panasonic announced plans for future 4K and 8K video and photo features, including 4K at 60fps and 120fps, as well as the ability to take 33 megapixel still images from 8K video footage. They say they are planning to have this technology ready for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic games. No further information was given at the time.“
All the above news clearly indicates that GH series Fan will get a 8K capable GH5 or GH6 camera before Tokyo 2020 Olympic games
Take a look – Panasonic GH6 Coming with 8K Video
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A new firmware update issued by Samsung for NX500 camera, the camera get significant improvement in the AutoFocus system and video mode.
The AF speed is boosted all the way, you will now notice quick AF performance under extremely low low-light environment, during face detection and in Movie mode. Samsung also added a new Zone AF mode that will let you choose AF area sizes, the Face detection area sensor is now also enlarged.
The Video mode get a turbo boost from Samsung, Now the NX500 can record videos up to 25 minutes and you can now enjoy bit rate for 4K video up to 70Mbps, the Samsung NX500 now reads more pixels while recording video that will improve 1080/60p video quality.
The Update Can be downloaded below via Wi-Fi on the camera or with Samsung’s iLauncher software.
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After the announcement of Canon 5DS/R and Sony A7R II Nikon wants to create a prefect competitor for both the camera, the Successor of Nikon D810 camera is expected to have massive bump in resolution and video recording capabilities.
According to a Anonymous source [Thanks] Nikon may pick a newly developed 50+ MP Fullframe resolution sensor for the successor of Nikon D810 DSLR camera, the upcoming Nikon D850 / D900 (name not confirmed yet) will also capture 4K videos,
Take a look at the rumored specification of the camera
- 52MP FX-Format CMOS Sensor
- Base ISO start from ISO 32
- EXPEED 4 Image Processor
- No Optical Low Pass Filter
- Internal UHD 4K Video
- New Multi-CAM AF Sensor
If everything perfectly than Nikon will announce next version of Nikon D810 camera on September 2015, however take this with a grain of salt since the information is coming from a new source. We will update you soon as we get any new information.
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As we know the popularity of Fujifilm X-mount mirrorless cameras are continuously increasing since 2013. In the earliest of 2014, the company launched the weather-sealed X-mount camera – Fujifilm X-T1. Hence today we come through a series of Fujifilm X-mount mirrorless cameras including Fujifilm X-T1, X-Pro1, X-E2, X-E1, X-M1, X-A1. Also there are a total of 36 X-mount lenses for Fuji mirrorless cameras.
Now the company Fujfiilm USA has decided to release the firmware update of Fujifilm X-T1 on 29th June, 2015. Hence the users can download the firmware from the mentioned date.
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A new EF-S Lens patent surfaced over the web that shows Canon 20mm F2.8 STM Lens details, from the name it is very clear that the upcoming lens will have Step drive motor to enable fast and silent Auto Focusing,
Take a look at the details below translated via google –
Explanation and self-interpretation of the patent literature
- Patent Publication No. 2015-111192
- Published 2015.6.18
- Filing date 2013.12.6
- Example 3
- Focal length 20.65mm
- Fno. 2.88
- Half angle of view ω = 33.48 °
- Image height Y = 13.66mm
- Overall length of the lens 64.00mm
- BF 35.30mm
- Canon patents
- Negative ShiboTadashi
- The pay-out the entire
Also see – Canon to Bring Back Pellicle Mirror in Upcoming DSLRs
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