Canon Thunderbolt (Light Peak) I / O Inclusion: Your Thoughts?

Here at OSM we really first started to report on Intel’s Thunderbolt (Light Peak) technology on announcement of the new MacBook Pro 2011 notebooks. For anyone who still may not be familiar with what it offers, then a basic rundown provides you with this information: The new Thunderbolt technology (confusing to some with the new HTC Thunderbolt smartphone due to hit retailers in the future), will offer its device data transfers at a much faster speed, in fact of up to 10Gbps, along with support for high-resolution displays.

Following on from the official unveiling of the 13, 15 and 17-inch MacBook Pros and its inclusion of Thunderbolt, Debbie gave us news of companies hoping to jump on the bandwagon. Intel at that current time were reported to be working on adopting peripherals such s Avid, Western Digital and so on, with the hope that devices such as keyboards, docking stations and digital cameras would all benefit.

Its this very subject on cameras that caught our eye today. Slashgear amongst others have reported on Japanese company Canon now showing its support for Thunderbolt technology. Although they have shown huge interest, we have to point out that nothing concrete has been announced. Group Executive of Canon’s Video Products Group “Hiroo Edakubo” said how “excited Canon are about Thunderbolt technology and feel it will bring new levels of performance and simplicity to the video creation market.”

If Canon and Intel do collaborate this may bring bigger things for its DSLR camera range with benefits of faster uploading photo and video content.

Give us your thoughts on this news? Is this something you would like to see?

  • This_Guy_Is_A_Tool

    Lame. You had to insert HTC Thunderbolt in your article to get more hits huh? This article has absolutely nothing to do with the HTC Thunderbolt yet you mention it knowing its currently the most talked about news item. Fail!

  • http://www.facebook.com/Wizardgold David Allen

    Yes it is highly likely that there will be a bandwagon to be jumped with called Thunderbolt. Apple are known for the way they jump forward and burn the bridges behind them so that the users of their product have the latest and greatest. There are rumours allover regarding which companies have some notion of incorporating Thunderbolt. Nikon D4 getting Thunderbolt soon is one of those rumours. I expect all the hard drive manufacturers being in there as the will want to be able to offer the latest and greatest along with the fastest possible data transfer. Western Digital have already come out with statements along those lines.
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