As a follow-up to the previous Canon medium format rumors, I received an additional tip from a known source (who has had advanced knowledge in the past) that Canon will “announce” something that has to do with a “sensor bigger than 35mm” in September (presumably in the run-up to Photokina). [Read more…]
New rumors are surfacing that Canon has sent out questionnaires to some “key users” that contained questions about interest in a medium format system. Specifically, the questions concentrated on “image quality, usage scenarios and lens requirements.” [Read more…]
The latest rumors on the Canon medium format camera suggest that Canon will hold off unveiling a medium format camera until Photokina 2014. The reasoning in the rumors is that Canon does not want to launch until there are enough products in the line to unveil a complete system – with the intent to have a “show stealing” announcement at Photokina 2014 next September. [Read more…]
A fews after the Canon/Phase One medium format rumors surfaced, we now have a gaggle of confirmations and denials about such a camera. One source noted that Canon was certainly going to make it happen and the Canon medium format move would get a very big announcement at Photokina 2014.
Nothing concrete has surfaced anywhere in the rumor mill. At this point, we are still waiting for something more solid to come along.
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Now this would stir the pot a bit….
New rumors suggest that Canon is looking into digital medium format cameras. Specifically, that Canon is investing (possibly with the intent to purchase) a medium format manufacturer. The most obvious choice? Phase One.
Phase One makes some very high-res camera backs, including the IQ280 at 80MP in 645 format with a sensor size of 40.4mm x 53.7mm.