Cameratown headed down to NYC for Canon's Expo 2010, an event that only takes place once every five years. The event is used by Canon to showcase technologies and prototypes that might make it to market in the future. We took this opportunity to bring our Canon DSLR's and JAG35 shoulder rigs to cover the event.
Canon's Technical Advisor for the Professional Products Marketing Division, Chuck Westfall, was kind enough to give us some on-camera time to talk about some of the newest products and future technologies on display at the expo.
In the photography and videography area Canon was showcasing their new Canon EOS 60D, which will ship this month, but also a host of future technologies such as a 4k HD Video Camera that offers 4x the resolution of 1080p HD video, a 20x optical zoom lens (24-480mm equivalent), 2/3" sensor, a flip-up, top-mounted LCD color display along with an electronic color viewfinder. While this was a prototype I wouldn't be surprised to see a 4k camera from Canon sometime by the end of 2011.
Canon also showed off a new 120-megapixel image sensor that wasn't that much larger than a full-frame sensor. This sensor was not in a camera at the show, but they were showing off using dual flat panel TV's the resolution and video capabilities of the sensor.
A tradeshow wouldn't be complete without seminars and Canon had continuous seminars from some of the most respected names in photography and film: Shane Hurlbut, Vincent Laforet, Eddie Tapp, Denis Reggie, and others.
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