Canon Rumors

Canon’s Blue Spectrum Refractive Element

Canon Rumors | Aug 26, 2015

Preorder: New Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II

Canon Rumors | Aug 26, 2015

Announcement: Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II

Canon Rumors | Aug 26, 2015

Canon EOS M3 Coming to USA

Canon Rumors | Aug 26, 2015

Canon EOS 5Ds SD & CF Card Speed Comparison

Canon EOS 5Ds SD & CF Card Speed Comparison

By Canon Rumors | August 17, 2015 | Canon DSLR News

Camera Memory Speed has completed their comparison of which memory cards have the fastest write speed with the EOS 5DS. Needless to say, 50mp RAW files are enormous in size and having the fastest card you can inside the camera is important. Also not surprising, is SD cards (*note: Canon doesn’t support UHS-II. thanks m8547) cannot come close to the write speed of a CompactFlash card, as the fastest card was the Lexar Professional 2000x UHS-II 32GB at only 71.8 MB/s.

How they test:

The 5Ds is mounted on a tripod and a remote timer is used for 30 second shooting intervals. A manual lens is used and focused using live view at maximum magnification. The subject is a static test scene under controlled lighting.

A comparison of different test subjects was conducted with the the Canon 5Ds. Using the Lexar Professional 1066x 128GB CF card, the most detailed scene resulted in 101.4 MB/s average write speed (75.6 MB average RAW file size), while a scene with moderate amount of detailed averaged 84.0 MB/s (55.7 MB file size), and with lens cap on 84.0MB/s (45.8 MB file size). The most detailed scene is used for this card comparison test. Read the rest of the article

Below are the 10 fastest cards from their tests.

  1. Lexar Professional 1066x 32GB CF 101.6 MB/s
  2. Komputerbay 1066x 128GB CF 101.6 MB/s
  3. Lexar Professional 1066x 64GB CF 101.5 MB/s
  4. Lexar Professional 1066x 128GB CF 101.4 MB/s
  5. PixelFlash SuperSport 1000X-PRO 128GB CF 101.3 MB/s
  6. SanDisk Extreme Pro 160MB/s 64GB CF 99.9 MB/s
  7. SanDisk Extreme Pro 160MB/s 32GB CF 99.8 MB/s
  8. Toshiba Exceria Pro 1066x 32GB CF 99.6 MB/s
  9. Transcend 1000x 128GB CF 99.5 MB/s
  10. Toshiba Exceria Pro 1066x 64GB CF 99.5MB/s

I found it interesting that a SanDisk card didn’t make the top 5. However, we can’t comment on how reliable the cards in this test are going to be. Although, we’ve only ever had a handful of memory cards fail and found Lexar and SanDisk to perform the same in that regard.

Patent: Canon 10-120mm f/1.8 Lens for 1″ Sensor

Patent: Canon 10-120mm f/1.8 Lens for 1″ Sensor

By Canon Rumors | August 16, 2015 | Canon Patents

A patent showing a Canon 10-120mm f/1.8 lens for a 1″ sensor has become public. Such an optical formula may be a remanent from the XC10 development or could appear in a future video camera product. I’m sure a lot of people would have rather seen an f/1.8 lens in the XC10, instead of the f/2.8 lens it comes with.

Patent Publication No. 2015-75523

  • Published 2015.4.20
  • Filing date 2013.10.7

Example 1

  • Zoom ratio 11.54
  • Focal length 10.21 56.31 117.88
  • F number 1.87 1.79 1.78
  • Half angle (in degrees) 38.07 8.09 3.88
  • Image height 8.00
  • Overall length of the lens 555.0
  • BF 16.56

Canon patents

  • 5-group zoom of positive and negative TadashiTadashiTadashi
  • Inner focus (part of the first group)
  • Inner zoom
Canon is Recognized With Three Esteemed EISA Awards for EOS and EF-Lens Products

Canon is Recognized With Three Esteemed EISA Awards for EOS and EF-Lens Products

By Canon Rumors | August 16, 2015 | Canon Business General

United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, 15 August 2015 – Canon today announces it has received three prestigious awards from the European Imaging and Sound Association (EISA). The EOS 7D Mark II has been named the ‘European Prosumer DSLR Camera 2015-2016’, both the EOS 5DS and 5DS R have been honoured with the title of ‘European Professional DSLR Camera 2015-2016’, while the Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM has been awarded ‘European Professional DSLR Lens 2015-2016’ – highlighting the outstanding quality of Canon products throughout its DSLR and lens range.

Voted for by panels of editors representing nearly 50 prominent magazines from across 20 European countries, the EISA Awards honour products which combine the most advanced technology, intuitive design and sought-after features, while also providing genuine value to end users. Each of the awarded products has been received with great acclaim since launch, and the EISA award recognition is further testament to their exceptional quality and performance.

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Canon EOS-1D X Firmware 2.0.8 Spotted

Canon EOS-1D X Firmware 2.0.8 Spotted

By Canon Rumors | August 14, 2015 | Canon Firmware

It looks like Canon is readying a firmware update for the EOS-1D X.

A forum member at found firmware 2.0.8 installed on his camera after it had came back from Canon service. The latest firmware for the EOS-1D X is 2.0.7

There’s no word on what updates and fixes are included in the new firmware.

More to come…

thanks Adrian

Deal: EOS 5DS $2949 & EOS 5DS R $3499

Deal: EOS 5DS $2949 & EOS 5DS R $3499

By Canon Rumors | August 13, 2015 | Ad Post

GetItDigital (99.7% approval) is selling Canon’s latest high resolution cameras for less than retailers. The EOS 5DS is $2949 (Reg $3699) and the hard-to-find EOS 5DS R is $3499 (Reg $3899).

Canon EOS 5DS Body $2949 (Reg $3499) | Canon EOS 5DS R Body $3499 (Reg $3899)

*Note These are likely grey market items and may not qualify for a Canon USA warranty. Please check with the seller to see if they offer additional warranty.

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