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Canon tech specialist talks the Canon EOS R3

By Canon Rumors | October 18, 2021 | Canon EOS R

We have about 5 more weeks to wait before the Canon EOS R3 hits the streets for the lucky few.

Canon tech specialist Dave Parry talks to Clifton Camera about the features, specifications and technology in the Canon EOS R3.

There were actually a few bits of new information that I picked up from this presentation, but you may already know it all.

The Canon EOS R system turns 3 and Lensrentals.com gives us a breakdown of its progression

The Canon EOS R system turns 3 and Lensrentals.com gives us a breakdown of its progression

By Canon Rumors | October 18, 2021 | Canon EOS R

The Canon EOS R system launched on September 5, 2018, and began hitting the streets in October of the same year. Commemorating the 3-year anniversary of the new system, Lensrentals.com has done a nice article on the progression of the system.

What Canon has accomplished in 3 years is pretty remarkable when everything the system has to offer is broken down. I would think the system would be even further along if not for all of the challenges that the pandemic has had on labour, manufacturing and logistics.

If we just look at EOS R camera bodies, Canon launched the EOS R in 2018, and in 2019 they brought the EOS RP to market. Both of these camera bodies were built on image sensors that appeared in both the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV and Canon EOS 6D Mark II DSLRs, it wasn’t until 2020 that we saw Canon build truly new camera bodies in the Canon EOS R6 and Canon EOS R5. Both cameras have been massively popular.

In 2021, Canon is bringing us the Canon EOS R3, which isn’t even going to be at the top of the EOS R lineup. I expect that we’re going to see the flagship Canon EOS R1 in late 2022 or early 2023. It is definitely set up to be a remarkable tool as Canon will have to make it something amazing to separate it from the already impressive Canon EOS R3.

In three short years, Canon has also launched 24 new RF mount lenses, which is also a remarkable feat. I expect that we’re going to see another 10-15 new lenses over the next couple of years as Canon has always enjoyed having the biggest lens lineup on the market.

Check out the full story at Lensrentals.com

Industry News: The Sony A7 IV will be announced on October 21, 2021

By Canon Rumors | October 18, 2021 | Industry News

It looks like Sony will be announcing a new Sony A7 IV on October 21, 2021. This camera has been highly anticipated by many.

SonyAddict reports that a teaser for the Sony A7 IV leaked, along with tags that likely tell us all of the main specifications for the upcoming camera.

Sony A7 IV Specifications (Rumored)

  • 4K
  • Eye AF, Animal Eye AF, AF, Eye AF movies
  • Field camera, pro camera
  • Silent shutter
  • FTP
  • 4K60p
  • Eye AF birds
  • 10fps
  • 33MP
  • BIONZ XR
  • 10-bit 4:2:2 HLG
  • All-I XAVC S-I
  • S-Cinetone
  • S-log3
  • S&Q dial
  • Vari-angle LCD
  • Gimbal
  • 5GHz Wi-Fi
  • USB 10Gbps live streaming
  • Creative Look
  • 15+ stops dynamic range
Canon EOS R3 will begin shipping on November 26, 2021

Canon EOS R3 will begin shipping on November 26, 2021

By Canon Rumors | October 18, 2021 | Canon EOS R

It looks like Canon USA has given the Canon EOS R3 an official ship date of November 26, 2021. The official announcement back in September said that the EOS R3 would launch in “November”, so now we have an official date. Some retailers are still showing November 30, 2021, but I’m sure that will be updated in the next little while.

I don’t expect every preorder to be met with the first batch and the Canon EOS R3 will likely be hard to find well into 2022.

Canon EOS R3 Key Features

  • High Image Quality with a Back-illuminated Stacked 24.1 Megapixel Full-frame CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC X Image Processor with an ISO range of 100-102400; Expandable to 204800
  • The First EOS Digital camera to feature Eye Control AF
  • 5.76-million-dot & 120fps blackout-free EVF with quick response, as well as a Vari-Angle Touchscreen
  • Capable of recording 6K 60P RAW or 4K 120p 10-bit (uncropped) with Canon Log 3
  • Dual Card Slots for CFexpress and UHS-II SD Memory Cards
  • Next Generation Multi-Function Shoe plus Speedlite EL-1 synchronization
  • Enhanced Connectivity
Firmware: Canon RF 100-500mm f/4.5-7.1L IS USM v1.1.0

Firmware: Canon RF 100-500mm f/4.5-7.1L IS USM v1.1.0

By Canon Rumors | October 18, 2021 | Canon Firmware

Canon has released new firmware for the Canon RF 100-500mm f/4.5-7.1L IS USM to improve performance with the Canon EOS R3.

Firmware Version 1.1.0 incorporates the following improvement:

  1. Improves performance of the image stabilization when using the electronic shutter of the EOS R3 camera during still image shooting.

Download firmware v1.1.0 for the Canon RF 100-500mm f/4.5-7.1L IS USM

Deal: New instant rebates on the Canon EOS R, plus great bundle deals

Deal: New instant rebates on the Canon EOS R, plus great bundle deals

By Canon Rumors | October 18, 2021 | Deals on Gear

Canon USA has launched new instant rebates on the Canon EOS R. You can now get the body only for as low as $1599 in various different bundles from our exclusive affiliate partner Adorama.

This probably signals the end of the Canon EOS R. I reported back in September that the EOS Ra was discontinued and that production of the Canon EOS R had also ended.

Canon EOS R Body with Accessory Bundle:

  • Rode VideoMicro Compact On-Camera Microphone
  • SanDisk 64GB Extreme PRO SDXC memory card
  • Ulanzi W49 6000K Mini LED Light
  • Peak Design Camera Cuff Wrist Strap
  • Flashpoint FPX-BK-S2 Straight Bracket with Dual Shoe
  • Tamrac Jazz Shoulder Bag 50 v2.0
  • ProOptic Optics Care and Cleaning Kit
  • ProOptic Glass Screen Protector
  • Corel Photo Video Art Suite Software Kit

Check out this Canon EOS R Bundle $1599 

Canon EOS R with RF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM with Accessory Bundle:

  • Rode VideoMicro Compact On-Camera Microphone
  • SanDisk 64GB Extreme PRO SDXC memory card
  • Ulanzi W49 6000K Mini LED Light
  • Peak Design Camera Cuff Wrist Strap
  • Flashpoint FPX-BK-S2 Straight Bracket with Dual Shoe
  • Tamrac Jazz Shoulder Bag 50 v2.0
  • ProOptic Optics Care and Cleaning Kit
  • ProOptic Glass Screen Protector
  • Corel Photo Video Art Suite Software Kit

Check out this Canon EOS R w/RF 24-105mm f/4L IS Bundle $2699

Canon EOS R w/RF 24-105mm f/4-7.1 IS STM with Accessory Bundle

  • Flashpoint Zoom Li-on X R2 TTL Round Flash Speedlight for Canon (V1)
  • ProOptic 67mm Filter Kit
  • ProOptic Optics Care and Cleaning Kit

Check out this Canon EOS R w/RF 24-105mm f/4-7.1 IS STM Bundle $1899

Canon Launches the PowerShot Zoom in Black

Canon Launches the PowerShot Zoom in Black

By Canon Rumors | October 13, 2021 | Canon PowerShot

I have no idea how many PowerShot Zooms have been sold, but I guess it has been enough of them to launch the unique monocular camera in black.

The black PowerShot Zoom has only appeared on the Canon Japan site, so it’s possible that the camera will only be sold there.

The PowerShot Zoom Black edition will go on sale in December 2021.

PowerShot Zoom Key Features

  • One-touch switchable telephoto magnification from 100mm to 400mm
  • Optical, and to 800mm digital
  • Auto Focus (Continuous in Viewing mode; Face Tracking available during video)
  • Optical Image Stabilization for Shake Correction
  • Compact and Lightweight
  • 0.39 inch 2.3M dot, 59.94fps EVF
  • 12 Megapixel CMOS Sensor
  • Full HD 1080 30p Video and up to 12 Megapixels Still Image Recording
  • LiveView and Photo Downloads available with Canon Camera Connect App

Industry News: Sony announces the completely redesigned Sony FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS II

By Canon Rumors | October 13, 2021 | Industry News

Sony’s Newest G Master Lens Features Superb Resolution and Bokeh with Next-generation AF Performance in the World’s Lightest Large-aperture Telephoto Zoom Lens

  • Constant aperture F2.8 70-200mm telephoto zoom
  • Fast, precise quiet AF (autofocus) and continuous AF tracking capabilities
  • Advanced features for video creators
  • World’s lightest 70-200mm large-aperture telephoto zoom lens, approximately 29% lighter than the previous model
  • Up to approximately four times[ii] faster AF, with focus tracking, while zooming improved by approximately 30% when compared to the previous model
  • Professional-level control and reliability

Read more…

Stock Notice: Canon RF 14-35mm f/4L IS USM at Canon USA

Stock Notice: Canon RF 14-35mm f/4L IS USM at Canon USA

By Canon Rumors | October 13, 2021 | Deals on Gear

The Canon USA store has limited stock of the hard-to-find (aren’t they all?) Canon RF 14-35mm f/4L IS USM for $1699.

Canon RF 14-35mm f/4L IS USM Key Features

  • Dramatic, creative possibilities with 14mm ultra-wide-angle coverage
  • Covers the entire wide-angle zoom range, from exceptionally wide 14mm through 35mm
  • Compact design – Approx. 1.2 lbs. weight, similar to RF85mm F2 IS STM lens
  • Optical Image Stabilizer with up to 5.5 stops of shake correction
  • High speed, smooth and quiet autofocus with Canon’s Nano USM
  • Control Ring for direct setting changes
  • Dust- and weather-resistant
  • Zoom Focal Length: Focal Length: 14-35mm

Canon RF 14-35mm f/4L IS USM $1699