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Sigma updates compatibility notice for the Canon EOS R

Sigma updates compatibility notice for the Canon EOS R

By Canon Rumors | January 16, 2019 | Third Party Lenses

We would like to share the results of our further investigations regarding the operating conditions of the Canon “EOS R” and SIGMA’s interchangeable lenses for Canon mount.

When SIGMA’s interchangeable lenses in the current product lineup, listed below, are used in combination with the Canon “EOS R” and their “Mount Adapter EF-EOS R” or “Control Ring Mount Adapter EF-EOS R”, both AF and AE operate without any issues. Furthermore, lenses which incorporate Optical Stabilizer (OS) will work with the OS function properly in effect.

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Canon #1 in Japanese market share for both DSLR and mirrorless in 2018

Canon #1 in Japanese market share for both DSLR and mirrorless in 2018

By Canon Rumors | January 15, 2019 | Canon DSLR News

BCN has released their 2018 sales awards for Japan, and Canon has had a really good year on its home turf. Capturing both the #1 position in DSLR market share as well mirrorless market share for 2018.

Canon’s DSLR market share was at 57.4% in 2018, with Nikon taking the second spot at 39.3% and Ricoh rounding out the top 3 at 3.1%. Nikon did gain some market share at Canon’s expense, and this is probably because of the fantastic D850 and Canon’s lack of new prosumer DSLRs in 2018.

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IBIS and 100mp coming to an EOS R camera? [CR2]

IBIS and 100mp coming to an EOS R camera? [CR2]

By Canon Rumors | January 12, 2019 | Canon EOS R

Our friends over at Northlight received some information about a possible upcoming EOS R camera. After some direct communication between us, there appears to be some validity to the information.

First up, this is another source pointing to the inclusion of IBIS on an upcoming EOS R body. We were told previously that the IBIS system simply wasn’t ready for the EOS R release, though there were prototypes with IBIS floating around during testing. It’s safe to say that Canon will embrace IBIS in an upcoming release.

Secondly, is a 100mp EOS R in the pipeline? It’s highly possible. We’ve been told that Canon scrapped the development of an EOS 5DS/R follow-up and that their next high megapixel camera will be for the EOS R system. I don’t think we’ll see such a camera until 2020, as I believe there need to be some more native RF lenses announced to handle landscape and studio shooters.

Patent: Canon continues to work on focal length reducers

Patent: Canon continues to work on focal length reducers

By Canon Rumors | January 11, 2019 | Canon Patents

Canon continues to work on focal length reducers.

What’s a focal length reducer you ask?

It’s an adapter that reduces the focal length of a lens and at the same time increases the maximum aperture, basically the opposite of teleconverters.

Canon has yet to release such a product, but we suspect this type of converter could benefit the EOS M system as well as an upcoming APS-C EOS R body.

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Patent: Canon RF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM

Patent: Canon RF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM

By Canon Rumors | January 11, 2019 | Canon Patents

Northlight has uncovered a USPTO patent that shows an optical formula for an RF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM along with the already released RF 28-70mm f/2L USM.

Canon RF 24-f/2.8L USM Patent Specifications:

  • Focal Length: 24.69mm 37.63mm 67.88mm
  • F-Number: 2.91 2.91 2.91
  • Half angle of view (degrees): 41.23 29.90 17.68
  • Total length of zoom lens (mm):  139.21mm 150.29mm 171.74mm
  • Backfocus: 13.49mm 22.31mm 35.10mm

The RF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM is expected to be announced sometime in 2019, maybe even as soon as CP+ in February.

Lexar announces the world’s first 1TB SD card

Lexar announces the world’s first 1TB SD card

By Canon Rumors | January 9, 2019 | Industry News

San Jose, USA, January 9, 2019 – Lexar, a leading global brand of flash memory solutions, today announced the new Lexar® Professional 633x SDXC™ UHS-I card with 1 terabyte (1TB) of memory.

Shoot and record more of what you love without changing cards with this high-capacity 1TB memory card that supplies the space you need for capturing all the action. Designed for your mid-range DSLR, HD camcorder, or 3D camera, the Lexar® Professional 633x SDXC™ UHS-I card lets you quickly capture, and transfer high-quality photos and stunning 1080p full-HD, 3D, and 4K video**, with read speeds of up to 633x (95MB/s)*. This Class 10 card leverages UHS-I technology to deliver high-speed performance to get the shot you want while providing the reliability you need.

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Canon confirms 8K capable EOS R camera in development

Canon confirms 8K capable EOS R camera in development

By Canon Rumors | January 9, 2019 | Canon EOS R

Imaging Resource sat down with Canon executives to discuss the future of the EOS R system and RF lenses. There is a lot of great hints in the interview about what we can expect from Canon in the future for the system.

A few points worth noting from our perspective.

The EOS R and RF mount system have been designed to be around for the next 30 years, just like the EOS and EF mount have been. Canon will continue to develop DSLRs, as sales have remained strong for those cameras.

We developed the EOS R System for the next 30 years, and started by introducing higher-end RF lenses. Yes, we are very serious about mirrorless. But please do not get the wrong impression, we will continue to enhance DSLR technology and products as well. We will work hard on both DSLR and mirrorless technologies and will wait to hear what customers say about each. Regarding the EOS R series, we are considering multiple models including a pro-level model, although I cannot comment on the time frame at this point.

While the immediate future is going to focus on the EOS R system, which obviously needs to play catch-up in some regard, Canon is fully committed to the system.

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Canon places top five in U.S. patent rankings for 33 years running and first among Japanese companies for fourteen years running

Canon places top five in U.S. patent rankings for 33 years running and first among Japanese companies for fourteen years running

By Canon Rumors | January 8, 2019 | Canon Business General

TOKYO, January 8, 2019—Canon Inc. ranked third for the number of U.S. patents awarded in 2018, becoming the only company in the world to have ranked in the top five for 33 years running, according to the latest ranking of preliminary patent results issued by IFI CLAIMS Patent Services. What’s more, Canon once again ranked first among Japanese companies.

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Lower end EOS R body to omit the touch bar

Lower end EOS R body to omit the touch bar

By Canon Rumors | January 8, 2019 | Canon EOS R

We’re told that the entry-level EOS R camera coming sometime in 2019 will not feature the touch bar, which is quite a polarizing feature on the current Canon EOS R camera.

We suspect that this has been part of the entry-level EOS R plan for a while, and not because the user and media feedback about the touch bar has been mixed.

We don’t think Canon will give up on the feature after one iteration either and we expect to see it in some form on the higher end EOS R body also possibly coming in 2019.

The coming firmware update for the EOS R may correct some of the issues that some users have experienced with the EOS Rs touch bar.

Canon announces new waterproof and shockproof Canon VIXIA camcorders

Canon announces new waterproof and shockproof Canon VIXIA camcorders

By Canon Rumors | January 7, 2019 | Canon Videography

MELVILLE, NY, January 7, 2019 – Providing a dependable and durable pair of products that fit the everyday lifestyle of busy families, Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced two new ruggedly designed additions to the VIXIA family of digital camcorders – the VIXIA HF W11* and HF W10*. Both models are waterproof (up to 16.4 ft. / 5m), shockproof and dustproof and are capable of functioning in temperatures as low as 14 degrees Fahrenheit /-10 degrees Celsius so users can capture a variety of fun moments, such as trips to the beach for swimming or the mountains for skiing. Featuring 1920 x 1080 video AVCHD Full HD video recording, both camcorders are equipped with a 40x optical and 60x digital zoom lens allowing users to record action both near and far.

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