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Datacolor Launches SpyderX Tool Kits for Digital Photographers

Datacolor Launches SpyderX Tool Kits for Digital Photographers

By Canon Rumors | June 18, 2019 | Industry News

Press Release

Lawrenceville, New Jersey, USA, June 18, 2019 – Datacolor®, a global leader in color management solutions, announced the launch of two new product bundles for photographers to manage their color workflow: SpyderX Capture Pro and SpyderX Studio. Both include the recently launched SpyderX color calibrator for monitors – the most accurate, fastest (4X faster) and easiest-to-use Spyder, ever.

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The Canon PowerShot G5 X Mark II appears to be just around the corner, one could assume the PowerShot G7 X Mark III will soon follow

The Canon PowerShot G5 X Mark II appears to be just around the corner, one could assume the PowerShot G7 X Mark III will soon follow

By Canon Rumors | June 15, 2019 | Canon Business General

The PowerShot G7 X Mark III has been the latest unicorn in the rumor world, we’ve seen subtle and major leaks over the last year or so, but still no announcement.

Nokishita is now reporting that the PowerShot G5 X Mark II has appeared on order sheets for dealers, which means we’re likely going to see an announcement before the end of August, maybe even as early as July. Rumors about the PowerShot G5 X Mark II started appearing earlier this year.

The last we were told, was that both cameras would be announced near the end of August alongside the EOS 90D, but that was never confirmed by us or others.

It’s possible that the PowerShot G5 X Mark II and PowerShot G7 X Mark III get announced at different times some time this year.

Fujifilm thinks the Canon EF-M mount is the best in the business for ease of lens design

Fujifilm thinks the Canon EF-M mount is the best in the business for ease of lens design

By Canon Rumors | June 15, 2019 | Industry News

Here’s an interesting one that came out of the recent X system summit by Fujifilm.

They came up with something that is called the “value angle” when talking about the various lens mounts out there for photography.

What is the value angle?

The formula for value angle = 2 × arctan ((mount diameter – sensor diagonal) / (2 × flange distance))

Which in layman’s terms, is a calculation that takes into account the flange distance of a mount. the size of the mount itself against the size of the image sensor.

In Fujifilm’s mind, this formula tells us and them how difficult it is to design top performing lenses for a particular mount. The winner? The EF-M mount from Canon. The latest RF mount from Canon didn’t do as well according to the formula.

Company Mount Value Angle Format Flange Distance Diameter Sensor Diagonal
Canon EF-M 58.6 APS-C 18 47 26.8
Leica L (TL) 54.5 APS-C 20 48.8 28.2
Sony E (NEX, E-mount) 52.9 APS-C 18 46.1 28.2
Fujifilm X 48.1 APS-C 17.7 44 28.2
m43’s (Olympus, Panasonic,etc) MFT 46.0 Micro 43’s 19.3 38 21.6
Nikon Z 40.2 Full Frame 16 55 43.3
Canon RF 30.0 Full Frame 20 54 43.3
Fujifilm G 21.6 44×33 26.7 65 54.8
Hasselblad XCD 17.6 44×33 20 61 54.8
L-mount Alliance L 15.7 Full Frame 20 48.8 43.3
Sony E (FE) 8.9 Full Frame 18 46.1 43.3

As you can see in the table above, the EF-M mount takes the top prize, while the RF mount comes in second for flexibility behind Nikon’s Z mount and well ahead of Sony’s E(FE) mount.

Canon News shows us what the EF-M mount would look like using this formula for the EF-M mount with a full frame image sensor.

Company Mount Value Angle Format Flange Distance Diameter Sensor Diagonal
Canon EF-M 58.6 APS-C 18 47 26.8
Canon EF-M 11.7 Full Frame 18 47 43.3

I think this likely shows us that the EF-M mount was never intended to be full frame and makes the introduction of the RF mount much needed for the full frame mirrorless application.

You can check out the full article about the value angle over at Profifoto (Google Translated Link).

Nothing here means you can’t make amazing lenses for any of these mounts, Fujifilm merely uses this formula to discuss how “easy” it is to get stellar optical performance from new lens designs. Canon’s RF mount is going to lead to some unique and one-of-a-kind designs, which may be more difficult on the E (FE) mount for Sony.

Patent: Further breakdown of Canon’s upcoming IBIS technology

Patent: Further breakdown of Canon’s upcoming IBIS technology

By Canon Rumors | June 13, 2019 | Canon Patents

A patent showing a breakdown of Canon’s IBIS development has appeared at the USPTO.

From Northlight:

Here’s one of the diagrams, which I’ve annotated to show the magnets (blue) and control coils (red)

We expect to see Canon’s IBIS technology to arrive in the next major EOS R series camera.

What about that EF 200-600mm f/4.5-5.6 IS from Canon?

What about that EF 200-600mm f/4.5-5.6 IS from Canon?

By Canon Rumors | June 12, 2019 | Canon Lens Rumors

It took but a few minutes to get my first inquiry about Canon’s plans for an EF 200-600mm lens once the announcement of the Sony FE 200-600 F5.6-6.3 G OSS for their mirrorless line.

We know Canon has been working on such a lens in the past, based off of some rumors and patents we’ve seen over the years. However, nothing has come to fruition as of yet.

As we sit here, I have doubts that we’re ever going to see such a lens for the EF mount. The RF mount? That is probably more likely. However, I doubt the EF design would translate well over to the RF in a way that Canon would be happy with, so it could be a case of starting from square one with the design of an RF 200-600mm f/4.5-5.6 IS.

The image above is for the Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM

No crop on 4K coming in next APS-C DSLR [CR1]

No crop on 4K coming in next APS-C DSLR [CR1]

By Canon Rumors | June 11, 2019 | Canon DSLR Rumors

The Canon EOS 90D is expected to be announced somewhere around the end of August or early September. All signs point to it being an amalgamation of the EOS 80D and EOS 7D Mark II lines of cameras.

We have been told that the next APS-C DSLR will shoot 4K from a 32.5mp sensor, and will do so without any sort of “meaningful” crop. So we may be getting the new generation of Canon sensors with line skipping or pixel binning for video work.

Other than that, there’s nothing really new to report about the EOS 90D. You can check out the rumoured spec list for the EOS 90D here.

*update* I added pixel binning as a possibility for Canon in getting rid of the heavy crop they currently have on their ILC still cameras for 4K video.

Latest sales data shows Canon maintains big market share lead in Japan for the year

Latest sales data shows Canon maintains big market share lead in Japan for the year

By Canon Rumors | June 10, 2019 | Industry News

Sales numbers for cameras and lenses tend to be freely available in Japan, which is something lacking in the rest of the world, especially Europe and North America.

BCNRetail has released its market share numbers for the 12 months between April 2018 through to March 2019.

Manufacturer market share leaderboard:

  1. Canon 37.3%
  2. Nikon 26.7%
  3. Sony 13.1%
  4. Olympus 6.0%
  5. Fujifilm 5.8%

Canon maintains a big lead in market share for cameras.

Year-over-year sales growth/decline leaderboard:

  1. Fujifilm +19.4%
  2. Canon -1.3%
  3. Sony -6.6%
  4. Olympus -13.8%
  5. Nikon -15.0%

Fujifilm was the big winner year-over-year, and Canon saw a slight decline in sales. Nikon had the biggest falloff.

You can check out the full report over at BCNRetail.

Canon Announces Two New PIXMA G-Series MegaTank Printers

Canon Announces Two New PIXMA G-Series MegaTank Printers

By Canon Rumors | June 6, 2019 | Canon Accessories

Press Release:

Providing Wireless1 Connectivity, Now is the Time to Upgrade Your Printer to a Continuous Ink Supply System

MELVILLE, NY, June 6, 2019 – In a time where it seems like digital is king, we cannot forget that 69% of Americans feel overwhelmed about the constant barrage of digital information2. It’s time to bring it back to basics and embrace the benefits of print. In that spirit, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is excited to announce the new PIXMA G6020 All-In-One Printer and the PIXMA G5020 MegaTank Single-Function Printer. These new PIXMA G-series MegaTank printers are further extending the current lineup and are ideal for high-print volume printing with low maintenance.

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Patent: Canon camera with in-body stabilization and in-lens stabilization working together.

Patent: Canon camera with in-body stabilization and in-lens stabilization working together.

By Canon Rumors | June 6, 2019 | Canon Patents

One of the worst-kept secrets (I guess it’s not a secret anymore) is that Canon will be bringing IBIS to the EOS R system, we’re not sure if we’ll ever see it in the EOS M or EOS lineup, but it’s definitely coming for the RF mount cameras in the future.

Canon News uncovered Japan Patent 2019-087937, which talks about how Canon is going to implement collaboration between IBIS and IS equipped lenses. If Canon didn’t figure out a way for both systems to work together, I think adding IBIS would simply be a half-baked feature addition.

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Unreleased Canon Cinema EOS camera used for 8K capture at WWDC

By Canon Rumors | June 4, 2019 | Canon Cinema EOS Rumors

During yesterday’s WWDC event to introduce the new MacPro, Pro Display XDR and Pro Stand, along with a whole slew of software announcements. It turns out Apple was using an unreleased cinema camera from Canon for 8K capture. The camera was used to capture 4:4:4 ProRes 8K RAW.

Jonathan Morrison shows us the camera during a live stream from the WWDC event, you can see the camera in action in the video above.

We’ve mentioned in the past that Canon could be releasing a new Cinema EOS C300 Mark III sometime in 2019 and that there will be an upgrade option to allow the EOS C300 Mark III to capture 8K video for the users that desire the added pixels.

Canon originally showed off their 8K cinema camera at the Canon EXPO back in 2015. The development process has been a long one and I think we’re going to see Canon enter the 8K fold very soon. Canon was late to the 4K party and have said numerous times that they won’t be playing catch-up in that regard again.

Thanks for the Canon Rumors mention in the video.

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