Canon got the world’s largest CMOS sensor, AMS (CMOSIS) is starting production of their new 48MP full frame sensor


Canon is bragging about having the world's largest high-sensitivity CMOS sensor (20cm square):

"In the pursuit of further improving the sensitivity of imaging elements, Canon has embraced the challenge of achieving higher levels of sensitivity and larger element sizes while maintaining high-speed readout performance, and has succeeded in developing the world's largest class of CMOS image sensor measuring approximately 20 cm square. At present, the standard diameter of the silicon wafers on which CMOS sensors are fabricated is 12 inches (approx. 30 cm). As such, a 20-cm-square sensor is the largest size that can be manufactured based on these dimensions, and is equivalent to nearly 40 times the size of a 35 mm full-frame CMOS sensor."


AMS announced (former CMOSIS) that they are starting production of their latest CMV50000 CMOS full frame sensor (48MP, global shutter, 7920 x 6004, 4.6µm-sized pixels, 30 fps with 12-bit pixel depth at full resolution or a binned 4K and 8K modes, up to 60 fps with pixel sub-sampling at 4K resolution, per unit pricing is €3,450):

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New Zeiss lens discounts in the US and UK



Zeiss has new lens discounts in the US/UK. Here are the details:

Via @PhotogDeals

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New Sony WW213188 camera without built-in Bluetooth registered online


Sony has registered online a new WW213188 camera. As SonyAddict noted, this will most likely be a new point and shoot camera since it doesn't have built-in Bluetooth (all of Sony’s advanced cameras have Bluetooth). We can assume that this registration is not for the expected/rumored Sony a6700, a7SIII, or RX10V models since the current Sony a6500Sony RX100IV, and Sony a7III all have Bluetooth but the Sony a7SII doesn't:

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Four new Canon lenses registered online


Canon registered four new lenses with the Russian certification authority. This brings the total number of registered and not-yet-announced Canon lenses to five. The new lenses will be made in Japan (Canon Utsunomiya Factory, Oita Factory).

Via Digicame-info

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Leica M10 Edition Zagato and C-Lux cameras officially announced




The previously rumored Leica M10 Edition Zagato ($21,600) and Leica C-Lux ($1,050) cameras are now officially announced. Additional information is available at Leica Rumors:

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Voigtlander Macro APO Lanthar 110mm f/2.5 lens for Sony E-mount update


The new Voigtlander Macro APO Lanthar 110mm f/2.5 lens for Sony E-mount will be available for pre-order next week on June 19th (check the US pricing here).

The price is expected to be around £850/$1,000 (around the same price as the Voigtlander MACRO APO-Lanthar 65mm f/2 Aspherical lens for Sony E-mount).

Update: the new Sigma 20mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art lens for Sony E-mount will start shipping on June 20th.

Voigtlander Color-Skopar 21mm f/3.5 Aspherical lens for Sony E-mount specifications:

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Samyang AF 85mm f/1.4 EF lens for Canon EF mount coming next


Samyang will soon announce a new AF 85mm f/1.4 EF full frame lens for Canon EF mount. The weight of the new lens is 485g and the dimensions are 88 x 72mm - significantly lighter and smaller than Canon version (950g, 88 x 105mm). Samyang already has the AF 14mm f/2.8 EF lens for Canon mount that was announced in January (currently $100 off).

Additional pictures of the Samyang AF 85mm f/1.4 EF lens for Canon EF mount:

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