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Canon’s 4 Million ISO Camera, Adobe Ditches CS6, Hipture Hits Kickstarter | Daily Roundup

By Anthony Thurston on July 30th 2015

Welcome to our roundup series where we will hit on several gear news and rumor topics each day. This gives you a chance to get caught up on all of the day’s news and rumors in one place. Make sure to check back daily for the latest gear news, rumors and announcements.

Canon’s 4 Million ISO ‘MultiPurpose’ Camera Announced

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Canon just announced their new ME-20F-SH, a mouthful of a camera that they are calling their first ‘multipurpose’ camera. The headlining feature of this new camera is an insane 4,000,000 – yes, 4 Million – ISO capability, blowing pretty much every other camera on the market away in terms of its low light capability. It also features an ‘enhanced’ full frame 35mm sensor.

Nighttime surveillance and security, cinematic production, reality television, and nature/wildlife documentaries are just some of the ME20F-SH’s many possible usage applications.

Specs

  • 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

You can read more about this exciting new video camera from Canon via the official press release.

Adobe Ending Camera Raw Support for CS6

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Adobe has announced that the next release version of Camera Raw, version 9.1.1, will be the last one to support CS6 applications. After that point, owners of CS6 will either need to upgrade to the Creative Cloud or download Adobe’s DNG converter in order to utilize RAW editing capabilities for newer cameras on their system.

We all knew it was coming, there was no way Adobe would support CS6 forever, and now that CC has been around long enough to prove its reliability (for the most part), and its affordability, now is the time Adobe has chosen to cut the cord.

I can guarantee some nasty emails are already being drafted…

Hipture

Hipture is a new app currently on Kickstarter and looks to change the way you save your memories. Let’s admit it, as easy as it is to snap a photo these days via camera phones and to share via social media, most of them are forgotten within weeks.

Hipture wants to help you save these memories. Their new app allows you to produce great wall art for your home or office. In their first two days on Kickstarter, they have already surpassed their $10,000 goal. They are also offering steep discounts to Kickstarter backers, so if you are interested in trying the service out, head on over to Kickstarter and show your support.

What are your thoughts on today’s roundup? What news/rumors did we miss? What would you like to see covered in future roundups? Leave a comment below and let us know what you think!

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Anthony Thurston is a photographer based in the Salem, Oregon area specializing in Boudoir. He recently started a new project, Fiercely Boudoir to help support the growing boudoir community. Find him over on Instagram. You may also connect with him via Email.

Q&A Discussions

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  1. Graham Curran

    “Hipture”?- the name alone is going to turn many people off.

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  2. Phil Bautista

    US Military will be the primary target market of the new Canon.

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