Canon Rumors

New EOS M Body Coming in October? [CR1]

Canon Rumors | Sep 24, 2015

Canon Cinema EOS C300 Mark II Lab Test

Canon Rumors | Sep 24, 2015

Interview With Canon’s Masaya Maeda

Interview With Canon’s Masaya Maeda

By Canon Rumors | September 16, 2015 | Canon DSLR Rumors

Imaging Resource sat down with Masaya Maeda, Canon’s Senior Managing Director and Chief Executive of Canon Inc’s Image Communication Products Operations. A lot of topics of interest were covered, including EOS M, EF-S and EF-M lenses, printers and more.

Maeda says Canon will be releasing new printers soon, first up will be the ImagePROGRAF Pro-1000 which will be coming next month for PhotoPlus last we heard. This is the 12 ink, 17″ printer they showed last week at the Canon EXPO in New York City.

When asked about EOS M:

Going forward, and this would be a repeat of what I said before, but we will put more effort into mirrorless, and also, naturally, we will continue to expand the EF-M lens group. In the very near future, I think that Canon will come out with a mirrorless camera that you would really like.

We can also expect new EF-S and EF-M lenses in the near future, unfortunately there was no mention of the EOS-1D X Mark II or EOS 5D Mark IV, probably the two most anticipated products by Canon users.

Head over the Imaging Resource for the rest of the interview.

Firmware: Canon EOS-1D X 2.0.8 Released

Firmware: Canon EOS-1D X 2.0.8 Released

By Canon Rumors | September 16, 2015 | Canon Firmware

Firmware Version 2.0.8 incorporate the following fix.

  • Fixes a phenomenon which occurs when the “Shutter button half-press” menu item, configured in “C.Fn5: Operation” > “Custom Controls Menu”, is set to metering start only; depending on when the shutter button is half-pressed, it may initiate AutoFocus.

Firmware Version 2.0.8 is for cameras with firmware Version 2.0.7 or earlier. If your camera’s firmware is already Version 2.0.8, it is not necessary to update the firmware. The firmware update takes approximately seven minutes.

Download Firmware 2.0.8 for the Canon EOS-1D X (Canon USA)


Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L IS Mentioned Again [CR2]

Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L IS Mentioned Again [CR2]

By Canon Rumors | September 15, 2015 | Canon Lens Rumors

We’re told once again that Canon is actively working on an EF 24-70 f/2.8L IS lens. We’ve been told in the past that Canon was working on this during the time of the EF 24-70 f/2.8L II lens development.

One of the major reasons an IS version of the lens wasn’t released  was the size the lens would be with image stabilization, so Canon released a smaller EF 24-70 f/2.8L II instead.

We’re told that two or three prototypes exist, but no final design has been decided on. The IS being worked on for the lens will provide better performance than anything currently in the Canon lineup, along with more optical upgrades, one would assume a BR element would be part of the development.

Do not expect this lens from Canon for 18-24 months at the earliest, as there’s no pressure to release it, even after Nikon recently announced a VR version of their 24-70 f/2.8.

Canon’s Next ConnectStation to do 4K and Wireless Charging

Canon’s Next ConnectStation to do 4K and Wireless Charging

By Canon Rumors | September 14, 2015 | Canon Accessories

Canon’s first Connect Station CS100 didn’t create all that much of a buzz when it was announced back in January, most people didn’t see what the point of it was.

However, it looks like the next generation ConnectStation will bring some features that more people would want after looking at PhotographyBay’s report.

Canon showed off the next generation ConnectStation this past week in New York City at the Canon EXPO 2015 show. Beyond it being a device to easily connect your media to your television or computer, it will also wirelessly charge your next generation Canon DSLRs and most likely PowerShot cameras. The wireless features don’t stop at just charging, it will also automatically start the transfer of the images to your computer and/or immediately to the cloud. Canon demoed these features with a modified Rebel T6s and EOS M3.

Features of next generation ConnectStation:

  • Wireless charging
  • Wireless file transfer
  • Internal 1TB HD
  • HDMI out to TV
  • Support 4K playback
  • Tablet control via Android or iOS
  • Immediate upload of images to cloud

This definitely looks to be a more useful device than the current model, and I would be interested in trying one out.

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