Future glimpses – Canon introduce DIGIC 5, Panasonic talk AVC-Ultra

Hints at future video capabilities have unfolded today. As yet they’re not directly DSLR related – but DIGIC 5 is the same processor Canon will use in the 5D Mark 3. It has been redeveloped from the ground-up with better performance, faster operation and new noise reduction technology.

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Massive 200mm Canon CMOS sensor records video in Japanese telescope

Left: Canon’s Kiso Sensor, right the 5D Mark II’s sensor, inset a telescope at the Kiso observatory in Japan.

The huge Canon CMOS revealed last year wasn’t just a marketing or R&D ploy after all, it has been put to practical use. The sensor does extraordinary low light 60fps video (no word on resolution) of the night sky at the Schmidt telescope in Tokyo.

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