Canon announces their first OLED products (pro and semi-pro camcorders)

Canon has been interested in OLED displays for years - they have shown prototype OLED DSLRs back in 2005, they had plans to make their own OLED panels, and they acquried Tokki, which makes OLED manufacturing equipment. Today Canon finally announced their first cameras with OLED displays (which are most likely made by Samsung).



The VIXIA HF-G30 is a semi-professional camcorder that features a large CMOS sensor, a new DIGIC DV 4 CPU, 20X f/1.8 lens, Wi-Fi (with DSLR-like remote control via a browser) - and a 3.5" touch OLED display (1.23 million dots). It will launch in June 2013 for $1,700

Canon also announced two professional compact camcorders (the XA-20 and XA-25) that features a large CMOS sensor, a new DIGIC DV 4 CPU, 20X f/1.8 lens, XLR mic inputs and holders, independent audio level adjustment, SDI connectors (on the XA-25 only), Wi-Fi (with DSLR-like remote control via a browser) - and a 3.5" touch OLED display (1.23 million dots). These camcorders will also launch in June, for $2,499 (XA-20) and $2,999 (XA-25).

Comments

This screen is totally as same as the one that sony TX series dc uses. And the number of the pixels suggests that it does not use a PenTile sub-pixel structure. And despite the fact that the ppi of Galaxy Note II's screen reaches 267, but this screen, if it is the one sony alse uses, has been put into use at least since 2010. how could samsung be able to produce such a high resolution display wthout PenTile and still not use it on its own devices?

Sony never made mass-produced small AMOLED panels. Samsung is most likely the maker of this display. It may be a panel made by LGD, but I don't think that's probable.

Just like what i said, samsung would never let other company, especially japanese company, use an oled screen of this high ppi before himself. And sony has been using a very similar oled display since his digital camera TX100V, which was launched in 2011. Back then, samsung still used a 3 inch VGA oled screen with PenTile structure for its cameras. So even if sony has never mass-produced any oled display of this size, the producer could never be samsung!

Well, the only AMOLED makers today are Samsung, LGD and Sony. As far as I know Sony are only making larger sized panels, and they do not have the capacity for a mass-market product such as the TX series. But maybe I'm wrong on that one...

By the way - I'm not sure but usually camera makers quote the number of sub -pixels. So these are actually 1.23 million sub pixels, probably 854x480 resolution.

and reaches a ppi of 279@full RGB structure, at the same time samsung only used a 3.3 inch AMOLED screen with WVGA and PenTile on its s8500. And as for OLEDmanufacturers, there are much more just to look through oled-innfo's Companies catalog

LGD even didn't manage to achieve RGB structure with WOLED+CF structure, see its cellphone E730. There must be another display provider rather than these 2 Korean companies.

No, Canon do not produce any AMOLEDs.

Dear Bobe Emg:

Thank you for contacting Canon product support regarding information on the OLED touch display on the XA25.

This 3.5" OLED Touch Display on the XA25 camcorder is produced by Canon.  Canon develops and produces the LCD and OLED touch screen displays for all of their products. 

I hope this information is helpful to you.  Please let us know if we can be of any further assistance with your XA25.   Thank you for choosing Canon.

Sincerely,

Rodney

My q: Hello I want to know if the new display 3.5 "OLED touch display (1.23 million dots). That equip XA-25 is made by canon. ?

 

Thank you for contacting Canon product support regarding information on the OLED touch display on the XA25.

This 3.5" OLED Touch Display on the XA25 camcorder is produced by Canon.  Canon develops and produces the LCD and OLED touch screen displays for all of their products. 

I hope this information is helpful to you.  Please let us know if we can be of any further assistance with your XA25.   Thank you for choosing Canon.

Sincerely,

RodneyTechnical Support Representative

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