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Industry News: Sony Introduces the High-resolution A7R IV with World’s First 61.0 MP Back-illuminated, Full-frame Image Sensor

By Canon Rumors | July 16, 2019 | Industry News

Press Release:

NEW YORK — July 16, 2019 — Sony Electronics Inc. today announced the latest addition to its acclaimed Alpha 7R series full-frame mirrorless camera line-up: the extremely versatile, powerful Alpha 7R IV (model ILCE-7RM4).

Sony’s highest resolution full-frame camera ever, the new Alpha 7R IV delivers stunning image quality with high resolution and wide dynamic range while maintaining outstanding focusing performance, high-speed continuous shooting and much, much more.

“We are continuing to drive innovation, break boundaries and redefine the expectations of digital camera performance,” said Neal Manowitz, deputy president of Imaging Product and Solutions Americas at Sony Electronics. “The new Alpha 7R IV combines medium format-level image quality with high-speed shooting, extremely fast focusing and an extensive list of upgrades to design, connectivity and usability. This will allow professional photographers, videographers and all other types of creators to capture content in ways that were simply not possible before.”

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Service Notice: EOS M50 EF-M 15-45mm IS STM Kit may contain an incorrect battery charger (LC-E17)

Service Notice: EOS M50 EF-M 15-45mm IS STM Kit may contain an incorrect battery charger (LC-E17)

By Canon Rumors | July 16, 2019 | Canon DSLR News

From Canon USA:

An incorrect battery charger (LC-E17) may be included in some M50 EF-M 15-45mm IS STM Kits.

We would like to offer our sincere apologies to users who have been inconvenienced by this issue.

Support

If you received the LC-E17 battery charger in the EOS M50 EF-M 15-45mm IS STM Kit please contact our Customer Support Center, using the information below. Canon will replace the LC-E17 with the correct battery charger, LC-E12, free of charge.

This information is for residents of the United States and its five territories only. If you do not reside in the USA or its five territories, please contact the Canon Customer Support Center in your region.

If you have not already done so, please register the EOS M50. By registering, we will be able to notify you via email about future announcements.

Deal: Save 10% at the Canon USA store on refurbished items

Deal: Save 10% at the Canon USA store on refurbished items

By Canon Rumors | July 15, 2019 | Deals on Gear

Canon USA is having a 10% off sale on refurbished items! All refurbished items will come with a full 1-year Canon USA warranty.

DSLRs

Mirrorless

Lenses

There is tons of other gear on sale!

Only three days left to save on the revolutionary Peak Design Travel Tripod

Only three days left to save on the revolutionary Peak Design Travel Tripod

By Canon Rumors | July 15, 2019 | Third Party Accessories

Peak Design is no stranger to extremely successful Kickstarter campaigns, as such, we only promote companies that have been previously successful in releasing products via Kickstarter.

Peak Design has managed to raise $9,500,000 USD (and counting) on their latest campaign for a revolutionary travel tripod. If you want in on the preorder savings, you have 3 days left to save. The next availability will be at full retail price.

Learn more about the Peak Design Travel Tripod

Here’s a list of rumoured and predicted cameras coming from Canon in the next year

Here’s a list of rumoured and predicted cameras coming from Canon in the next year

By Canon Rumors | July 13, 2019 | Canon DSLR Rumors

The next year will prove to be a big one for Canon on the camera body front, as we’re going to be going into an Olympic year on Canon’s home turf of Japan.

The first Photokina on the new schedule is also in 2020, with the show taking place May 27, 2020 – May 30, 2020.

Below is a list of rumoured and predicted cameras coming from Canon in the next year or so.

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Patent: IBIS appears in a Canon DSLR for the first time

Patent: IBIS appears in a Canon DSLR for the first time

By Canon Rumors | July 11, 2019 | Canon Patents

A new Canon patent for in-body image stabilization has appeared, and it looks like it is being worked on for DSLRs as well. This is the first time we’ve seen evidence of IBIS appearing in a mirror slapper.

Northlight says this patent deals with compositional issues and vignetting that could arise when the sensor moves for stability.

Could we see this in an upcoming DSLR? I think that would be a good thing for the EOS lineup, perhaps we’ll see it in the upcoming EOS 90D or EOS-1D X Mark III.

Patent: Canon working on lens cap technology!

Patent: Canon working on lens cap technology!

By Canon Rumors | July 11, 2019 | Canon Patents

A patent showing a new type of lens cap/lens hood that stays affixed to the lens has appeared from Canon as been uncovered by Canon News.

This lens cap design stays attached to the lens and also doubles as a lens hood for convenience.

This design may have some usability concerns with dedicated lens hoods and filters, but could still be the right solution for some people.

From Japan Patent Application 2019-113645:

The present invention works as a lens hood function at the time of shooting and as a lens protection function at the time of non-shooting, thus eliminating the need for lens cap attachment / removal and barrier opening / closing operations. . 

SIGMA announces the “SIGMA fp”, the world’s smallest and lightest mirrorless digital camera* with a full-frame image sensor

By Canon Rumors | July 11, 2019 | Third Party Cameras

Press Release:

SIGMA Corporation is pleased to announce the launch of “SIGMA fp,” the world’s smallest and lightest full-frame mirrorless digital camera*. The SIGMA fp incorporates a 35mm full-frame Bayer sensor with 24.6 effective megapixels in a compact body, and boasts great versatility and scalability that allows mixing-and-matching of a variety of interchangeable lenses and accessories. It is a camera that is casual enough to take anywhere, anytime, and high-spec enough for serious still and cine shooting in the highest image quality, all in a robust and classy body.

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SIGMA announces three DC DN prime lenses for the EF-M mount

SIGMA announces three DC DN prime lenses for the EF-M mount

By Canon Rumors | July 11, 2019 | Third Party Lenses

SIGMA has decided that the Canon EF-M mount for the EOS M system is worth investing in by announcing that three DC DN prime lenses for the EF-M mount are on the way.

The first three lenses will be:

  • SIGMA 16mm f/1.4 DC DN
  • SIGMA 30mm f/1.4 DC DN
  • SIGMA 56mm f/1.4 DC DN

These aren’t new lens designs from SIGMA, as they’ve existed in other mounts for quite some time, but these will certainly add choice for EOS M shooters.

Pricing and availability will come at a later date.

SIGMA also announced three new lenses for the L mount and Sony’s FE mount. There was no announcement that these lenses will be coming for the RF mount at this time as was rumoured.

image credit // DPReview

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