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Canon EOS-1D X Mark II Studio Tests

Canon EOS-1D X Mark II Studio Tests

By Canon Rumors | May 4, 2016 | Canon DSLR News

DPReview has posted their first studio tests with the Canon EOS-1D X Mark II. They have tested RAW dynamic range performance as well as ISO to give you an idea just how good the new 20.2mp Canon sensor is.

Dyanmic Range

The Canon EOS-1D X Mark II shows very similar amounts of noise to the excellent sensor in the Sony a7R II up until a 3EV push, with the Canon dropping behind after a 4EV push. It’s a similar story against the likes of the Nikon D750 or D810. This means that the darker shadows in a processed image would be slightly cleaner in images from these cameras, after contrast adjustments or a less extreme push.

However, this performance is noticeably better than the Canon EOS 5DS R and, significantly, better than the 1D X II’s most direct rival: the Nikon D5. See the full studio test

ISO Performance:

Although the 1D-X II shows significant increase in dynamic range at low ISOs in our dynamic range tests, high ISO Raw performance remains fairly similar to its predecessor, falling behind the Nikon D5, and even slightly behind the 42MP Sony a7R II, at very high ISOsSee the full studio test

There will likely be a lot of comparison tests and reviews rolling out in the coming weeks. I haven’t received my EOS-1D X Mark II yet, so I’ll just enjoy reading about it for now. :)

Canon EOS-1D X Mark II Starts Shipping in Large Quantities

Canon EOS-1D X Mark II Starts Shipping in Large Quantities

By Canon Rumors | May 2, 2016 | Canon DSLR News

The brand new Canon EOS-1D X Mark II has started shipping in large quantities across North America and Europe. Initial inventory at most major retailers isn’t enough to meet all of the preorders, but more cameras are expected in waves during the month of May.

Preorder the Canon EOS-1D X Mark II

Review: Canon EOS 80D DSLR by DPReview

Review: Canon EOS 80D DSLR by DPReview

By Canon Rumors | May 2, 2016 | Canon Reviews

In case you missed it (I did), DPReview has completed their review of the recently released Canon EOS 80D. A very good upgrade from the EOS 70D which served Canon quite well. The new camera seems to refine the strengths of its predecessor and improve a lot of areas of weakness.

From DPReview:

But the D7200 and 80D are both starting to look a bit old fashioned compared to to the current crop of 4K-capable mirrorless APS-C cameras, like the Sony a6300. Of course, while the 80D may look completely inferior to the a6300 on paper, specs aren’t everything. In most ways the 80D feels like a more refined product both in terms of build and operation. It’s also much easier to use. It’s for these reasons I see the 80D as a potentially more appealing choice for enthusiasts. This is especially true if you are less concerned with specs and more concerned with getting the shot, without getting lost in menu options. On the other hand the Sony is much more capable when it comes to video (flat picture profile, zebra warnings), but only if you know how to use those features. Read the full review

The Canon EOS 80D is our favourite xxD camera since the EOS 40D.

Canon EOS 80D

Patent: CN-E 30-160mm t/2.8 LS

Patent: CN-E 30-160mm t/2.8 LS

By Canon Rumors | May 2, 2016 | Canon Patents

Canon has filed patent for a new Cinema EOS lens optical formula. This time we get a 30-160mm t/2.8 for Super35mm sized sensors.

Patent Publication No. 2016-57387

  • Published 2016.4.21
  • Filing date 2014.9.8
  • Zoom ratio 5.00
  • Focal length 32.00 100.00 160.00
  • F-number 2.70 2.70 3.00
  • Half angle of view (degrees) 24.82 8.42 5.28
  • Image height 14.80
  • Overall length of the lens 271.71
  • BF 45.83

With NAB having just come and gone, we don’t expect any imminent Cinema EOS announcements.