Where’s the Canon EVIL? Everyone is asking. There have been rumors about the Nikon EVIL, but little in the way of scuttlebutt from the Canon camp. Until now.
Masaya Maeda, head of Canon’s Image Communication Products division, has confirmed Canon is working on a small version of its DSLRs to compete with recent Olympus, Sony and Panasonic offerings. Maeda did not elaborate – but the new “mirrorless” Canon EVIL camera may in fact contain a mirror.
Competitors have made high-quality cameras more compact by removing the mirror that enables the user to look at the actual scene through a viewfinder, creating a new market segment that is popular in Japan and which analysts say may grow rapidly.
“It’s not a question of whether or not you have a mirror. There is a consumer need for good-quality cameras to be made smaller,” Maeda said. “We will meet this need.”
He denied this would be difficult without removing the internal mirror, adding that Canon had produced very small SLR cameras in the past.
What does this mean? The Canon EVIL will have a mirror? Only time will tell….
Canon 7D firmware version 1.2.2
Canon has released fresh firmware for the EOS 7D. What does it fix? Among other things, some typos:
- Problems regarding the set aperture moving when shooting movies in manual mode when using some Canon lenses.
- Fixes the AF point-selection behavior when certain custom functions are set.
- Fixes the AF point display for the viewfinder electronic level when shooting vertical.
- Corrects misspellings in the Spanish and Thai menus.
Download the firmware from Canon.