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Some EOS 5D Mark IV Information [CR1]

Some EOS 5D Mark IV Information [CR1]

By Canon Rumors | July 12, 2015 | Canon DSLR Rumors

A report over at Northlight mentions testing of the EOS 5D Mark IV.

There is still a mix between 18 and 24MP. 24MP is the likely final outcome, with the lower MP sensor testing AF speed and buffer management issues (less than 8FPS is the likely shooting speed).

We’ve heard recently that the camera is coming in 2016, with shipping of the C300 Mark II and EOS-1D X Mark II to happen before the EOS 5D Mark IV. There’s a lot of R&D dollars going into the 5D4 project, with the hopes of launching a product that is perceived to be a big jump in features and performance over the more-than-capable EOS 5D Mark III.

Some Talk About the Canon EOS-1D X Mark II [CR2]

Some Talk About the Canon EOS-1D X Mark II [CR2]

By Canon Rumors | July 12, 2015 | Canon DSLR Rumors

There hasn’t been a lot of chatter about the EOS-1D X Mark II, which tells us the camera probably isn’t what’s coming on the rumored DSLR announcement on August 14, 2015. If it is, I definitely expect to see some teasers from Canon in the coming week or so. For now, we’re betting on some kind of an SL1 replacement if the announcement date rumor is true.

We’re told that the all new autofocus system in the EOS-1D X Mark II will have considerably more AF points than the 61 in the current camera. Most of the points will be crosstype, though the exact AF point number wasn’t known. The viewfinder will also feature some new technology to “handle all the additional points”. It’s also likely we’ll see the return of the solid red AF point when in AI Servo mode.

We’re also told that there are test cameras with OLED displays, but whether or not that makes it to a production camera is unknown. We also don’t know if the OLED test screens are for the top display, or main LCD, or both.

Ergonomics aren’t going to change all that much, but there will be “further button customization options”.

Review: Canon EOS 5DS for Bird Photography

Review: Canon EOS 5DS for Bird Photography

By Canon Rumors | July 11, 2015 | Canon Reviews

Canadian bird photographer Glenn Bartley has completed his review of the Canon EOS 5DS. As a bird photographer, Glenn requires a select featureset to maximize his number of keepers, especially with small avian creatures. As far as I know, Glenn shoots a lot with APS-C cameras such as the EOS 7D Mark II.

From Glenn:

The 5DS has raised the bar and become the new king of high megapixel cameras. It is an impressive camera to be sure! Photographers whose primary and ultimate concern is resolution need look no further than the 5DS. If your photography workflow includes the best glass that money can buy, a very sturdy tripod, good technique, a solid post processing workflow and a fast computer this just might be the camera for you!

The reality is that most of us simply do not need 50.6 megapixels. Aside from the resolution increase the 5DS doesn’t really bring enough to the table to “force” 5D Mark III users to upgrade. Those of us wildlife photographers focussed on fast moving and small subjects would be wise to look past the incredible resolution of this camera to the more practical capabilities that it lacks (such as frame rate and buffer size). Read the full review

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DXOMark Scores the EOS 5DS & EOS 5DS R Sensors

DXOMark Scores the EOS 5DS & EOS 5DS R Sensors

By Canon Rumors | July 8, 2015 | Canon Business General

DXOMark has completed their sensor review for the Canon EOS 5DS and EOS 5DS R camera bodies.

From DXOMark:

Boasting an unprecedented 50.6Mp resolution, the EOS 5DS and 5DS R offer a unique DSLR shooting solution. What’s more, our industry standard tests have shown these are the best sensor results yet for a Canon chip, with the 5DS cameras offering a small step up for image quality against other full-frame semi-pro models such as the EOS 6D and EOS 5D Mark III. Our measurements show that there’s very little difference between the 5DS and 5DS R sensors, but we’ve seen both models post better scores in print results compared to those on screen. Read More

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Canon Celebrates Significant Milestone With Production Of 110 Million Interchangeable EF Lenses

Canon Celebrates Significant Milestone With Production Of 110 Million Interchangeable EF Lenses

By Canon Rumors | July 8, 2015 | Canon Business General

MELVILLE N.Y., July 8, 2015 – Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced that its parent company, Canon Inc., will celebrate the achievement of a new lens-manufacturing milestone with the production of the Company’s 110-millionth EF-series interchangeable lens for Canon EOS cameras on June 22, 2015 -an EF 11-24mm f/4L USM ultra-wide-angle interchangeable zoom lens.

Production of interchangeable EF lenses for Canon EOS-series AF (autofocus) single-lens reflex film cameras began in 1987 at the Company’s Utsunomiya Plant. Over the years, EF lenses have garnered support from a wide range of users and production has since expanded to a total of four manufacturing bases, including Canon Inc., Taiwan; Canon Opto (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd.; and Oita Canon Inc. in southern Japan.

EF lens production surpassed the 10-million-unit mark in 1995 and crossed the 50-million-unit threshold in 2009. In April 2014, the Company celebrated its first-in-the-world achievement of having manufactured 100 million EF lenses, and now, will set a new world record for the most interchangeable lenses produced.

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