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Firmware update for SIGMA Global Vision lenses in Canon EF mount

Firmware update for SIGMA Global Vision lenses in Canon EF mount

By Canon Rumors | October 23, 2020 | Third Party Lenses

We would like to announce that a new firmware update is now available for the SIGMA Global Vision lenses in Canon EF mount listed below.

For customers who own the SIGMA USB DOCK UD-01 and applicable products listed below, please update the firmware via SIGMA Optimization Pro.

[Applicable product]

  • SIGMA 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM | Contemporary in Canon EF mount

[Benefits of the update]

  • It has optimized the exposure during viewfinder shooting when used in combination with the EOS 90D.
  • It has improved the AF accuracy when using SIGMA MOUNT CONVERTER MC-11 EF-E and SIGMA MOUNT CONVERTER MC-21 EF-L.

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DXO announces Photolab 4, save 30% on new purchases and upgrades

By Canon Rumors | October 21, 2020 | Third Party Software

DxO PhotoLab 4: revolutionary in every respect

Today, DxO, one of the most innovative companies in the field of photography and image editing, is unveiling DxO PhotoLab 4, a major update of its multiple award-winning photo-editing software. This latest version features DxO DeepPRIME, a revolutionary demosaicing and denoising technology based on artificial intelligence and trained with deep learning. DxO PhotoLab 4 has also added a new dynamic interface system called DxO Smart Workspace, enriched its photo library with a batch renaming feature, and created an even simpler workflow by adding a new and exclusive editing history tool called DxO Advanced History and the ability to selectively copy and paste specific settings. Lastly, the new DxO Instant Watermarking feature lets users sign their photos by adding a watermark directly to the image.

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Review: Canon EOS R5 by DPReview

Review: Canon EOS R5 by DPReview

By Canon Rumors | October 21, 2020 | Canon Reviews

DPReview has completed its review of the Canon EOS R5. They come away very impressed with the camera, with the caveats that we’ve read about ad nauseam.

A couple of new things I hadn’t read about the EOS R5 from the DPReview is that dynamic range dips a bit when shooting with the 20fps electronic shutter as the camera goes from 14-bit to 12-bit when using the electronic shutter, which had overlooked until today.

There is also non-optional noise reduction applied to RAW files. Outside of those two things and how the camera handles heat for 8K and 4KHQ, there really isn’t much negative to say about the camera.

From DPReview:

The Canon EOS R5 is well-suited for just about any type of photographer, whether you shoot portraits, events, weddings, sports, family gatherings, and more. We’ve felt a bit let down by Canon’s promises of the camera’s outright video capability, but for most users, it’s still a great option for getting good-quality video clips of almost anything you point it at. Power users that need the best video quality all the time won’t be a good fit, but otherwise the EOS R5 is a fantastic option for almost anyone looking for a quality full-frame high-resolution mirrorless camera. Read the full review

Another batch of Canon EOS R5’s hit retailers this week, but from my understanding, the backorder lists are still pretty long. Hopefully, that changes before the end of 2020.

Firmware: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV v1.3.0

Firmware: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV v1.3.0

By Canon Rumors | October 20, 2020 | Canon Firmware

Canon today released new firmware for the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV.

Firmware Version 1.3.0 incorporates the following enhancements and fix:

  1. Enables NFC connection with smartphones running Android 10 operating system.
    *For Android running v6.0 or later, use Camera Connect v2.7.10 or later.
    *For Android running v5.0 or older, use a connection method other than NFC.
  2. Enables support for the .CR2 image file format on image.canon.
  3. Fixes a phenomenon in which some camera operations may not be possible or an error may occur after an insufficient flash output is produced when shooting with the flash.

Download firmware v1.3.0 for the EOS 5D Mark IV at Canon USA

Firmware: Canon EOS 6D Mark II v1.1.0

Firmware: Canon EOS 6D Mark II v1.1.0

By Canon Rumors | October 20, 2020 | Canon Firmware

Canon today released new firmware for the Canon 6D Mark II

Firmware Version 1.1.0 incorporates the following enhancements and fix:

  1. Enables NFC connection with smartphones running Android 10 operating system.
    *For Android running v6.0 or later, use Camera Connect v2.7.10 or later.
    *For Android running v5.0 or older, use a connection method other than NFC.
  2. Enables support for the .CR2 image file format on image.canon.

Download firmware v1.1.0 for the EOS 6D Mark II at Canon USA

Stock Notice: The Canon EOS R6 body only is in stock at Adorama

Stock Notice: The Canon EOS R6 body only is in stock at Adorama

By Canon Rumors | October 20, 2020 | Deals on Gear

Our exclusive affiliate partner Adorama has stock of the Canon EOS R6 body only. Act quickly, they won’t stay in stock for long.

Key Features

  • High Image Quality featuring a 20 Megapixel Full-frame CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC X Image Processor with an ISO range of 100-102400; Expandable to 204800
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF covering Approx. 100% Area with 1,053 AF Areas
  • Subject tracking of People and Animals using Deep Learning Technology
  • In-body Image Stabilizer can provide up to 8 stops of Shake Correction
  • Dual UHS-II SD Memory Card Slots
  • Built-in Wi-Fi, Bluetooth Technology
  • Enhanced Operating Controls

Canon EOS R6 body at Adorama

Industry News: DJI announces the DJI Pocket 2

By Canon Rumors | October 20, 2020 | Industry News

DJI has announced the DJI Pocket 2, and has brought a whole set of new features to the sequel of the very popular original.

Pricing for the DJI Pocket 2 starts at $349 USD and shipping will begin in the next couple of weeks.

Learn more about the DJI Pocket 2

DJI Pocket 2 – What’s New

Fast Wake – Pocket 2 wakes up faster so you can start shooting in seconds

Bigger Sensor – A new 1/1.7″ sensor on the Pocket 2 lets you shoot in all types of lighting conditions and a wider FOV means better selfies

8x Zoom – Pocket 2 supports 8x zoom and 4x lossless zoom

DJI Matrix Stereo – Pocket 2 uses a 4-way array of microphones to capture beautiful surround sound audio

Four Array Microphone – DJI Pocket picks up beautiful stereo sound.

Audio Zoom – If you zoom in on a subject Pocket 2 automatically increases pickup from the mic facing that direction.

SoundTrack – DJI Pocket 2 can adjust the direction of audio enhancement based on the direction the camera is facing.

Directional Microphone Switching – puts you in control of what is being recorded. Maybe you’re filming away from you but want to provide narration of what the camera is recording. No problem. Just chose the microphone facing you and you’ll have perfect audio.

64MP Stills – 4K60fps Video – The larger camera sensor of the Pocket 2 means more beautiful images and video regardless of the time of day and you can toggle between 64MP and 16MP stills.

Active Track 3.0 – DJI keeps refining subject tracking, and ActiveTrack 3.0 can better detect adults, children, even pets and it’s smart programming means it can anticipate motion continuity when your subject moves behind an object.

Joystick Control – The multi-use Mini Control Stick lets you tilt, pan and zoom all with one thumb control.

Built-in Wireless Connectivity – No need to purchase a separate wireless module. Connect your smartphone or other wireless accessories (like the Wireless Mic) and access all of the features of the Pocket remotely.

8x Slow Motion – Our beta version of the original Osmo Pocket had 8x Slow Motion, but DJI never rolled it out to the masses. It’s back and fully available in the Pocket 2 at 1080p!

Hybrid AutoFocus 2.0 – This feature lets you autofocus more quickly and accurately on a subject. It makes a world of difference when you’re tracking and want clear footage between transitions.

Learn more about the DJI Pocket 2

The reshaping of the Cinema EOS line will continue into 2021, there is a Cinema EOS C90 in the pipeline [CR2]

The reshaping of the Cinema EOS line will continue into 2021, there is a Cinema EOS C90 in the pipeline [CR2]

By Canon Rumors | October 19, 2020 | Canon Cinema EOS Rumors

With the announcement of the Canon Cinema EOS C70, we can see Canon has some new plans for the Cinema EOS line in pricing as well as form factor.

The next Cinema EOS camera to be announced will likely be the Canon Cinema EOS C50, and this camera will be a small “box” style camera.

I have now heard from multiple places that Canon has a Cinema EOS C90 in the pipeline for 2021. What this camera is or will bring is unknown at this point. I’m not even sure if it’ll be an RF mount camera.

So it looks like this will be the Cinema EOS lineup by the middle of next year:

  • Canon Cinema EOS C50
  • Canon Cinema EOS C70
  • Canon Cinema EOS C90
  • Canon Cinema EOS C200 (Will there be a Mark II version?)
  • Canon Cinema EOS C300 Mark III
  • Canon Cinema EOS C500 Mark II
  • Canon Cinema EOS C700
  • Canon Cinema EOS C700 FF

I do know that Canon is actively working on making RF mounts for some of the older Cinema EOS cameras on this list. When those are going to be released in anyone’s guess at this point.

The header image is of the Canon Cinema EOS C70

Canon announces two new 250mp APS-H image sensors

By Canon Rumors | October 19, 2020 | Industry News

Canon Japan has announced two new APS-H image sensors from Canon with 250mp of resolution. As Keith at Northlight points out, that’s a resolution of 388.7mp if they were full-frame sensors.

From Canon: (Google Translated)

As a new product of APS-H size (about 29.4 x 18.9 mm) CMOS sensor, Canon will release “LI8020SAC (color) / LI8020SAM (monochrome)” capable of imaging about 250 million pixels (19,568 x 12,588 pixels) in 2020. It will be released in late October of the year.

Main features

The new product is an ultra-high resolution CMOS sensor with approximately 250 million pixels, which enables you to capture detailed information in an image while shooting a wide range. In addition, by setting the pitch of one pixel to 1.5 μm (micrometer), we have achieved approximately 250 million pixels in APS-H size, making it possible to use it for various purposes. It can be used for various purposes such as FPD (flat panel display) inspection, which has become higher definition due to the development of 4K / 8K video technology, industrial inspection, video production, digital archive, wide-area surveillance, microscope, etc. Meet the needs of users.

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