Canon is showing off the cameras of the future at a showcase of concept technology in Paris. Crave jumped on the Eurostar for the prestigious Canon Expo, a showcase of Canon's latest -- and future -- technology. Like a shooting star or a mythical creature emerging from the mist of an enchanted lake, the expo takes place just once every five years. Crave was there to yoke the shooting star of photography and capture the mythical beast of future technology.
Canon acquires over 2,000 patents each year. You may know the company for the IXUS compact camera in your pocket, but it also launches around 100 new products annually. Most of them are photocopiers and boring stuff like that, so we're not bothered with them. Instead, we present for your viewing pleasure the highlights of the expo, a number of concepts that point at the future of photography. Futuretography, if you will.
Click through our gallery to meet a trio of image sensors each more ridiculously high-resolution than the last. They're not designed for consumer cameras, but for Canon's printing, medical and commercial imaging. We also get a look at Canon's vision for GPS, 3D and SLR-style cameras of the future.
GPS may already be on the market in cameras like the Samsung ST1000, and Fujifilm may have the Real 3D W1, but when Canon brings its market-dominating expertise to bear on these innovations it'll be something to see. Enough talk: get clicking.