An Update on Canon’s NAB 2018 Announcements [CR3]

An Update on Canon’s NAB 2018 Announcements [CR3]

By Canon Rumors | March 14, 2018 | Canon Cinema EOS Rumors

A couple of days ago, we posted an article about an upcoming 4K Canon Cinema EOS C100 Mark III. We warned you to take the report with a grain of salt, but you may have actually needed the whole salt shaker.

A Cinema EOS C100 Mark III is NOT coming to NAB.

Canon’s big announcement will be a “modifications for a higher end camera in the Cinema EOS lineup”. We haven’t yet been told which camera will get the “modification” or even what the “modification” is.

More to come…

Issue Discovered With The EOS 5D Mark IV, Firmware Fix Coming

Issue Discovered With The EOS 5D Mark IV, Firmware Fix Coming

By Canon Rumors | March 14, 2018 | Canon DSLR News

Canon Rumors readers Darach G. (Darachphotography) has uncovered an issue with the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV that Canon themselves have confirmed. The firmware to fix the issue below should come within the next 4-8 weeks.

Darach G. explains the issue and how Canon handled it:

I was testing out the various remote control options for controlling video on my Canon 5d Mk iv.  All works fine using the EOS utility V3 via WiFi or via USB and also using the Canon App on a samasung S7 phone.  However, if you switch on the “High Frame Rate Movie” option and attempt any of the remote control options, the 5D Mk iv camera completely hangs.  All functions including the on/off button become disabled and in one instance the camera actually “purple” screens. The only way to reset the camera is to take the battery and put it back in.   Shooting high frame rate movie directly on the camera works fine, but remote control causes the problem.  I upgraded the cameras firmware to 1.0.4 but the problem persisted.

I contacted Canon support in the UK and they immediately came back to me for some additional information.  Within 24 hours of receiving the additional information, they were able to replicate the issue and escalated this the Canon Europe.  I have since been informed via email that  Canon Inc. are now looking into this and will attempt to correct the problem in a firmware update within the next 4-8 weeks.

Darach was extremely impressed with how quickly Canon acted on the issue, and has asked them name the firmware update after him. It’s worth a shot.

Thanks Darach (Darachphotography)

Sony Executive: Expects Canon and Nikon full frame mirrorless by this year

Sony Executive: Expects Canon and Nikon full frame mirrorless by this year

By Richard | March 13, 2018 | Canon Rumors General

I’m sure this is quite worrying for Sony.

Up to now they have had this particular niche market for themselves; now it seems that Sony’s expecting competition soon.

DPReview interviewed  Sony’s Senior General Manager of the Digital Imaging Business Group, Kenji Tanaka who has this to say;

Q: One of the reasons that companies like Sigma and Tamron are creating native Sony FE lenses is that they’re looking forward to a future where full-frame mirrorless is the norm. How long will that be?

A: This is just my personal opinion, but I think that maybe by next year’s CP+ you’ll see full-frame mirrorless cameras from Canon and Nikon. I think [by then] they will be participating in this market.

Just look at our technologies, like eye focus. All of that data comes from the imaging sensor. In DSLRs, the data comes from separate sensors. The main imaging sensor is blanked out, 90% of the time by the mirror. The sensor is turned off. But the imaging sensor is very important. So if cameras are going to develop, and be more able to capture the moment, manufacturers have to develop mirrorless technologies. So within one year, I think.

If Sony is thinking their own market is going to get more competition it’s probably a pretty good indication that both Canon and Nikon have serious development occurring as we speak.

Keep in mind that Canon has most of the pieces now demonstrated to make a fairly serious first version full frame mirrorless.

  1. The 5D Mark IV sensor is competitive against it’s peers and supports over 24 million phase detection points on the sensor.
  2. DPAF and DIGIC 8 bring quicker AF, wider focus sensitivity which is now down to -2EV, and now supports Eye AF. For the video followers h.264 finally makes it into a camera DIGIC.  All of these show up in the entry level EOS M50.

While some questions still linger, how quick can DIGIC 8 run, and also how much support for video will there be, there’s good indications that Canon has certainly been working towards a full lineup of mirrorless cameras for a while now.

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