Transparent Canon cams on Sunrise this morning!

Discussion in 'Canon' started by POTD.com.au, Jan 3, 2006.

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    POTD.com.au Guest

    Did anyone see the transparent canon cams on Sunrise this morning?

    The one that really caught my eye was the transparent DSLR. It looked quite
    similar to a 350D, but it was clear except for a circular area positioned
    behind the lens. All the internal workings were hidden in this area and the
    rest of the body was simply to hold and marvel at!!

    There were also several transparent compact cameras and like the DSLR they
    too were amazing!!
     
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    kosh Guest

    this used to be the norm... the last one of these I saw was an EOS 10
    (in a camera collection). Leica are still into producing the 'Cut-away)
    of their binos/lenses... basically a cross section.. right down the
    middle. Funnily enough (when bought new) they are more expensive than
    the actual lens.... as they were lenses/binos.. then they had to do the
    precision cutting.... obviously worth much more once in the hands of
    collectors.

    Michaels have a huge collection of photographica obscura .. including
    several see-through models. When they open the new section upstairs.. my
    understanding is much of this will be on display.... once they have the
    space

    kosh
     
    kosh, Jan 4, 2006
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    But these where not just clear outer shells.... these things you could see
    right through!! They were like boxes of air that took pictures!!
     
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    kosh Guest

    hmmn ignore last message... I heard about it today... shown at a Canon
    expo in Japan ( I was told)... new concept!

    Apparently there was something on Yahoo news about it...

    Seems more likely to have been shown at CES in Vegas.

    had a quick look... Anyone find a pic, woul dnot mind seeing it.

    kosh
     
    kosh, Jan 5, 2006
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    POTD.com.au Guest

    Some pix here.... (they are not the best)

    http://www.engadget.com/2005/09/16/engadget-canon-expo-2005/
     
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    POTD.com.au Guest

    I have known SED has been coming for a while and have put off a really big
    screen because of it. (a mate owns a TV company and saw SED demonstrated
    back in late 2004 and it blew him away)

    CRT has always been the better system with a much faster refresh rate, but
    size was always an issue..... now CRT can take on Plasma and LCD in the size
    stakes and we are gunna have some kickarse screens to pick from. :)
     
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    kosh Guest

    all reports look great. Latency, contrast ratio, resolution and lifespan
    have all kept me away for flat screens... this look slike it might fit
    the bill.

    have you rheard anything about price & longevity issues?

    on the side.. I have 1 issue with flat screens.... great their small and
    slimline and can be hung on a wall saving lots of space.... BUT..... by
    the time you have a set top box, dvd player and all the dvd stored in a
    cupboard.... most advantages are lost.

    kosh
     
    kosh, Jan 6, 2006
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    POTD.com.au Guest

    Only what was mentioned by a Canon CPS guy at a display recently... he
    reckons they will be cheaper than all other forms of flat screen out at the
    moment. One can only hope and time will tell. He also said they are due for
    release mid 2006 so the wait is not that long.

    As for longevity.... they can't be any worse than Plasma.

    I do have an LCD in the bedroom.... it's only the bedroom and I needed the
    space so I figured "what the hell".... anyway, I was lucky that the robe is
    behind that wall and I was able to resess a cabinet into the wall for the
    other stuff. Unfortunately I did not have the room to recess a wide screen
    CRT :-(
     
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