Canon Wins More TIPA Awards for the 22nd Straight Year

Canon Wins More TIPA Awards for the 22nd Straight Year

By Canon Rumors | April 18, 2016 | Canon DSLR News

TOKYO, April 18, 2016—Four Canon cameras and one Canon printer were recognized with “Best Photo and Imaging Product” awards by the Technical Image Press Association (TIPA), representing 30 photo and imaging magazines from 15 countries across five continents. The five award winners are: the EOS 5DS R digital SLR (DSLR) camera, the EOS-1D X Mark II DSLR camera, the PowerShot G5 X digital compact camera, the IXUS 285 HS (PowerShot ELPH 360 HS in the Americas) compact digital camera, and the imagePROGRAF PRO-1000 professional inkjet printer.

Best DLSR Professional / High Res: EOS-5DS R
Named “Best DSLR Professional / High Res,” the Canon EOS-5DS R features an “impressive” approximately 50.6 megapixel full-frame sensor that the TIPA jury noted rivals those of larger medium-format digital cameras. The judges also highlighted the camera’s 5 frame-per-second (fps) continuous shooting of full-resolution still images and Full HD video capture at 30 fps. The EOS-5DS R is equipped with Dual DIGIC 6 image processors, a newly developed mirror vibration control system and time-release lag settings to further suppress camera shake and allow the camera to realize the full potential of its sensor.  It has a 100% coverage 3.2-inch 1.04 million dot Intelligent ClearView II LCD viewfinder that can display a variety of shooting information. The jury also pointed out that the camera sports a 150,000 pixel RGB-IR metering sensor that utilizes EOS iTR (Intelligent Tracking and Recognition) AF and that AF performance is enhanced by the 61-point high-density reticular sensor.

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Patent: Canon EF-M 9-18mm f/3.5-4.5

Patent: Canon EF-M 9-18mm f/3.5-4.5

By Canon Rumors | April 18, 2016 | Canon Patents

A patent showing  a new ultra wide angle optical formula has appeared in the form of a 9-18mm f/3.5-4.5 STM. This could be a higher  end version of the EF-M 11-22 f/4-4.5 IS STM.

Patent Publication No. 2016-54371 (Google Translated)

  • Published 2016.4.14
  • Filing date 2014.9.3
  • Zoom ratio 1.90
  • Wide-angle intermediate telephoto
  • Focal length 9.22 14.05 17.50
  • F-number 3.39 4.04 4.63
  • Half angle of view (degrees) 53.07 44.12 37.91
  • Image height 12.27 13.63 13.63
  • Overall length of the lens 89.68 83.60 86.84
  • BF 14.22 15.78 16.00
  • Upon correction of the distortion, providing a constraint on stretching amount at each image height
  • Properly set the curve shape of the distortion aberration

There definitely see to be a lot of EOS M patents and talk happening at the moment. We expect to see at least one higher end EOS M camera announced and delivered this year.

Canon to Finally Announce a 50mm f/1.4 Replacement Soon? [CR1]

Canon to Finally Announce a 50mm f/1.4 Replacement Soon? [CR1]

By Canon Rumors | April 17, 2016 | Canon Lens Rumors

“Soon” is always a relative term and we’re now not expecting such a lens to be announced in 2016.


We’re told that Canon will announce a replacement to the EF 50mm f/1.4 “soon”. This is an oft rumored lens for replacement and there’s no doubt there has been ongoing development for such a lens.

We’re told that the replacement for the EF 50mm f/1.4 will not have IS, will still be f/1.4, and have ring type USM, instead of the new macro USM we’ve seen in the new EF-S 18-135 IS.

Take this with a grain of salt for the time being, as it comes from an unknown source. If we can confirm or deny this information from a known source, we’ll update this post.

The NAB 2016 LiveBlog from Las Vegas

The NAB 2016 LiveBlog from Las Vegas

By Canon Rumors | April 15, 2016 | Cinema EOS News

I’m heading off to Las Vegas this weekend for NAB 2016. Canon Rumors will be taking part in a multi-site liveblog, showing you all the great new gear that will (hopefully) be available in 2016.

We’ll obviously be covering Canon, but we’ll also be bringing you information from all of the other great vendors that will be attending the show. I hope to get some of these nice people to our readers free stuff. Be sure to sign-up for our newsletter on the right hand side of the site for more information about the coming giveaways.

Thanks to Mitch at Planet5D for organizing the liveblog once again.

Patent: Canon EF-M 16-80mm f/2-6 for APS-C

Patent: Canon EF-M 16-80mm f/2-6 for APS-C

By Canon Rumors | April 15, 2016 | Canon Patents

A patent for a new EF-M lens has appeared. We’ve been told that there will be 3-5 new lenses coming for the EF-M mount in 2016 and at least one will be a new kit lens. This patent is for an APS-C sized sensor and the optical formula is for an EF-M 16-80mm f/2-6. This concept definitely fits what would be considered a kit lens.

Patent Publication No. 2016-51137 (Google Translated)

  • Published 2016.4.11
  • Filing date 2014.9.2
  • Zoom ratio 4.71
  • Focal length 16.09 41.83 75.78
  • F-number 2.07 5.15 6.00
  • Half angle of view (degrees) 36.26 18.01 10.17
  • Image height 11.80 13.60 13.60
  • The total lens length 100.68 110.04 120.89
  • BF 15.19 27.94 26.84

I suspect we’ll be seeing a lot more patents for upcoming EOS M products.

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