Canon has announced the M15P-CL industrial DSLR camera with a 15-megapixel APS-C CMOS image sensor and support for Nikon F-mount lenses.
In a surprising turn of events, Canon has launched a camera that only accepts Nikon F-mount lenses. At first look, this sounds like the most conflicting decision ever, one that is not supposed to happen at all.
Nevertheless, the Canon M15P-CL industrial DSLR camera is now official and is actually in need of Nikon F-mount lenses in order to function properly.
Canon introduces its first industrial DSLR camera with 15-megapixel APS-C sensor
Canon’s official announcement took place on March 19, 2014 and it has almost slipped by us unnoticed. The reason for that consists of the fact that this is not a regular DSLR camera, it has actually been designed for industrial purposes, therefore you should not expect to see it at a store near you anytime soon.
Moreover, the new Canon M15P-CL camera features a monochromatic sensor, meaning that it captures photos only in black and white, which would not be such a major downside for fans of black and white photography.
The sensor which powers the new DSLR camera is an APS-C model with 15 megapixels. According to the Japanese manufacturer, noise is kept to a minimum across a very wide dynamic range.
Furthermore, the 15-megapixel found in the Canon M15P-CL offers a very high contrast that will allow it to detect scratches as well as matter that cannot be seen with the naked eye.
Canon M15P-CL camera only supports Nikon F-mount lenses
The Canon M15P-CL DSLR camera is capable of other cool stuff, such as capturing up to 5.9 frames per second at maximum resolution. It also supports the Camera Link interface, which enables high-speed transfer of contents and is available in a number of industrial shooters.
Perhaps the most intriguing fact of this device is the fact that it is made by Canon and it is compatible only with Nikon F-mount lenses.
The main reason why this decision has been made is because Canon is new to this market, while Nikon is not. The latter has an impressive market share in industrial lenses, so Canon has deemed it unnecessary to invest in new lenses when users can take advantage of the current F-mount optics for industrial cameras.
Well, let us know what you think about this unforeseen development in the comments section below the article.