Hmm, you'd think we knew these things were coming.
Canon has announced a camera with a 15-megapixel monochrome APS-C sensor.
The camera also features a Nikon lens mount.
Well, things are not quite as they seem. The Canon M15P-CL is a camera for the so-called "industrial" market, meaning it's for security and for product inspection in manufacturing processes. It's for tethered use, and it uses a Nikon F lens mount because that's what's standard in the industrial camera market and prospective buyers aren't likely to want to buy new lenses.
The interesting part of this newsy tidbit, of course, is that Canon has a 15-megapixel APS-C black and white sensor. Would it be that hard to put one in a stripper Rebel T5i body for photography students? C'mon, Canon, think outside the box!
(Thanks to Eric Rose and Hugh Crawford)
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David: "Not sure which was better, your suggestion or the pun; assuming the pun was intentional."
Mike replies: As I might say, a little joke. And my brother Scott would reply: very little!
Mike Farley: "Canikon?"
Soeren Engelbrecht: "And let's not forget that the very first Canon cameras actually came bundled with Nikkor lenses :-) .