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Video Capabilities Will Be at the Heart of All Future Canon Prosumer Camera Bodies [CR2]

Video Capabilities Will Be at the Heart of All Future Canon Prosumer Camera Bodies [CR2]

By Canon Rumors | June 12, 2018 | Canon DSLR Rumors

We’re told a big selling point of all future Canon prosumer camera bodies will be video capabilities. Internally Canon has had a lot of discussion about improving the perceived feature set of prosumer cameras to match the likes of Sony and Panasonic.

We consider a prosumer DSLR to be anything EOS 7D Mark II and up. That said, we don’t think Canon has anything currently we’d consider prosumer in the mirrorless space, as much as I like the EOS M5 and EOS M50. Feel free to disagree on the latter.

The source claims that Canon no longer wants to lose the “spec war” with their future camera releases. This way of thinking is trickling down to various Canon subsidiaries around the globe to prepare for the changes coming.

As we mentioned yesterday, there’s likely going to be an accelerated product development cycle over the next 18-24 months, and video will be central to it.

What’s Next From Canon?

What’s Next From Canon?

By Canon Rumors | June 11, 2018 | Canon DSLR Rumors

After last week’s announcement of the EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II and EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS III, most everyone around these parts want to know what’s next from Canon. While the roadmap is still a bit unknown for us, we do have some suggestions about what’s on the near horizon from Canon.

Camera Bodies:

  • Prosumer mirrorless camera announced ahead of Photokina
  • One DSLR at Photokina

Lenses:

  • Two “professional” lenses ahead of Photokina
  • EF-M 32mm f/1.4 ahead of Photokina
  • New “kit” lens ahead of Photokina

Cinema:

  • One more Cinema EOS body in 2018, some signs point to an EOS C300 Mark III.
  • New style of cinema camera body

A couple of sources have said to expect an accelerated product development cycle over the next 18-24 months over the entire imaging lineup. We’ll let you guess what that means.

Patent: Optical Formula for an EF 800mm f/5.6L IS II

Patent: Optical Formula for an EF 800mm f/5.6L IS II

By Canon Rumors | June 11, 2018 | Canon Patents

An updated EF 800mm f/5.6L IS is a lens I figured we would have seen already, but here we are still waiting for an update. For the moment, owning an EF 600mm f/4L IS II and a 1.4 teleconverter outperforms the EF 800mm f/5.6L IS in most of the important ways.

It looks like Canon is continuing to work on a follow-up to the longest lens in the current EF lineup.

Japan Patent Application 2018-087965

  • Focal distance 780.00
  • F number 5.80
  • A half field angle (degree) — 1.59
  • Image height 21.64 whole length of the lens 485.85
  • BF 128.77

We’ve been told to expect new “big white lenses” some time in the next year, but we do not yet know which lenses in the lineup will see an update.

Service Advisory: Canon Cinema EOS C200 & EOS C200B

Service Advisory: Canon Cinema EOS C200 & EOS C200B

By Canon Rumors | June 10, 2018 | Canon Cinema EOS Rumors

From Canon USA:

We have determined that a recording error may occur with the EOS C200 / C200B. The details of the phenomenon and support plan are described below.

Preparations are underway to incorporate improvements/revisions for the phenomenon into the latest Firmware for the EOS C200 / C200B. Once this Firmware is available for download, we will make an announcement on our website.

We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience caused to customers, and we ask for your ongoing patience.

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