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Canon thinks that the camera market decline has bottomed out, and targetted growth is coming

Canon thinks that the camera market decline has bottomed out, and targetted growth is coming

By Canon Rumors | August 4, 2022 | Canon EOS R

Canon has ammended their Q2 2022 financials with their thoughts about the future of the camera market. It’s one that we tend to agree with. The entry-level market formerly represented by the Powershot line and EOS Rebel line is essentially over for the obvious Smartphone reasons.

A few years ago Canon did say that they see the future of the business to be in producing products to target specific types of users. Now Canon thinks that they will see growth in the prosumer and professional spaces. A Sony executive’s recent silly claim that Smartphones would surpass ILCs in performance within three years aside, Canon will continue to listen to customers and produce targeted products to meet their ever changing needs.

Canon also says that they will continue to produce DSLRs as long as their is demand. I would not expect new DSLRs to be announced, but cameras like the Canon EOS-1D X Mark III will be a viable tool for years to come.

Below is an excerpt from the ammended financial presentation.

Q1. What is your outlook for the external environment in 2023 and the sustainability of your growth going forward?

A1. Even if production around the world recovers smoothly, it will probably take around a year for the inflation caused by the shortage of goods, which arose from supply-chain disruptions etc., to subside naturally. We expect to continue growing as we have transformed our business portfolio and will actively invest to further enhance our products.

Q3. Amid concern that semiconductor capital spending will slowdown, what is your outlook for semiconductor lithography equipment demand in 2023?

A3. Considering the current situation of semiconductor shortages and the technological innovation that is occurring now, we expect demand to remain strong. For this reason, we will continue to invest in production expansion, with a plan to increase our production capacity by at least 50% in the future.

Q5. What is your outlook for the camera market going forward? Additionally, will you continue to offer both Mirrorless and DSLR cameras?

A5. The camera market has largely bottomed out at its current size. Going forward, we expect the professional and advanced amateur segment to expand further and that products will become more highly developed. Accordingly, we expect the overall market to grow from now on. As for DSLR cameras, we will continue to supply products as long as there is demand.

Stock Notice: Canon EOS R3 at Adorama

Stock Notice: Canon EOS R3 at Adorama

By Canon Rumors | August 1, 2022 | Deals on Gear

Adorama now has available stock of the Canon EOS R3 for the first time, and it’s ready to ship!

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 204800The First EOS Digital camera to feature Eye Control AF
  • 5.76-million-dot & 195fps (with firmware v1.2.1) 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

Canon EOS R3 $5999

Firmware: Canon EOS R3 v1.2.1 has been released

Firmware: Canon EOS R3 v1.2.1 has been released

By Canon Rumors | July 31, 2022 | Canon Firmware

Canon has updated the recent firmware for the Canon EOS R3 with v1.2.1.

Firmware Version 1.2.1 incorporates the following enhancements and fixes:

  1. Adds the ability to set “Custom high speed continuous” to the Drive mode. It is possible to shoot from 2 to 50 images continuously at a speed of approximately 30 to 195 fps.
  2. Adds the ability to select “FHD 239.76 fps/200.00 fps” in “High frame rate.”
  3. Adds the ability for in camera “Depth compositing” during “Focus bracketing.”
  4. Adds Focus bracketing and depth compositing with a flash (Speedlite EL-1).
  5. Adds the ability of time-lapse movie recording. Note that the time-lapse movie setting is retained even if the camera enters the Auto Power Off state before starting time-lapse movie recording.
  6. Adds the ability of Cloud RAW processing functionality. RAW processing with the latest image processing technology is possible. This is a paid service that requires the purchase of a Canon Imaging App Service Plan, which will be available starting July 25, 2022.
  7. Adds the ability to convert multiple HEIF images into multiple JPEG images.
  8. Adds the ability to set [Still Image Crop/Aspect] to [Custom Controls]. The assigned button can be used to switch between crop and aspect ratio.
  9. Adds the ability to crop and resize images during transfer to an FTP server.
  10. 802.1X authentication/WPA2-Enterprise now supports the PKCS#12 certificate format.
  11. Adds an electronic shutter sound to be played when the mechanical shutter or electronic 1st-curtain is set.
  12. Enhances the performance of “Movie Digital IS”. It stabilizes the image when taking selfies or walking shots using a wide-angle lens.
  13. Adds [Auto Power Off Temp.: Standard/High] to the menu for still shooting.
  14. Fixes an issue, which displays Error Code 70 on the camera, that may occur, in rare instances, when the [Disp. performance] setting is set to [Smooth].
    Fixes minor issues.
  15. Fixes an issue, in which, after having updated the camera to firmware Version 1.2.0, when performing the [Factory reset] operation, some shooting settings are not retained.

Download firmware v1.2.1 for the Canon EOS R3

Stock Notice: Canon EOS R10 with RF-S 18-45mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM ready to ship

Stock Notice: Canon EOS R10 with RF-S 18-45mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM ready to ship

By Canon Rumors | July 28, 2022 | Deals on Gear

Adorama has the Canon EOS R10 with RF-S 18-45mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM in stock and ready to ship.

Canon EOS R10  Highlights

  • Capture sharp photos and video
  • Full features, sleek design
  • Capture fast-moving subjects in brilliant detail

Canon RF-S 18-45mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM Highlights

  • Compact-size, Standard Zoom Lens for everyday use
  • Lead Screw-type STM
  • Image Stabilization at up to 4 Stops of Shake Correction

Canon EOS R10 with RF-S 18-45mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM $1099

Canon has pulled firmware v1.2.0 for the Canon EOS R3 due to a bug

Canon has pulled firmware v1.2.0 for the Canon EOS R3 due to a bug

By Canon Rumors | July 28, 2022 | Canon EOS R

Canon has removed the firmware v1.2.0 download for the Canon EOS R3 due to a bug in the software.

The bug is described on the DPReview Forum

The issue is that if you have v1.2 on your camera and then perform a reset the mode dial does not work correctly and you cannot change between Tv Av etc

If you have updated to firmware v1.2.0 for the Canon EOS R3, do not do any resets until v1.2.1 is released.

Canon has always fixed these sorts of firmware bugs pretty quickly, so I would expect an update very soon.

Firmware: Canon EOS R6 v1.6.0 now available

Firmware: Canon EOS R6 v1.6.0 now available

By Canon Rumors | July 22, 2022 | Canon Firmware

Canon has released firmware v1.6.0 for the Canon EOS R6.

Firmware Version 1.6.0 incorporates the following enhancements and fixes:

  • Adds the ability to convert multiple HEIF images into multiple JPEG images.
  • Enhances the performance of “Movie Digital IS”. It stabilizes the image when taking selfies or walking shots using a wide-angle lens.
  • Fixes minor issues.

Download firmware v1.6.0 for the Canon EOS R6

Firmware: Canon EOS R3 v1.2.0 released

Firmware: Canon EOS R3 v1.2.0 released

By Canon Rumors | July 22, 2022 | Canon Firmware

Canon has released firmware v1.2.0 for the Canon EOS R3.

Firmware Version 1.2.0 incorporates the following enhancements and fixes:

  1. Adds the ability to set “Custom high speed continuous” to the Drive mode. It is possible to shoot from 2 to 50 images continuously at a speed of approximately 30 to 195 fps.
  2. Adds the ability to select “FHD 239.76 fps/200.00 fps” in “High frame rate.”
  3. Adds the ability for in camera “Depth compositing” during “Focus bracketing.”
  4. Adds Focus bracketing and depth compositing with a flash (Speedlite EL-1).
  5. Adds the ability of time-lapse movie recording. Note that the time-lapse movie setting is retained even if the camera enters the Auto Power Off state before starting time-lapse movie recording.
  6. Adds the ability of Cloud RAW processing functionality. RAW processing with the latest image processing technology is possible. This is a paid service that requires the purchase of a Canon Imaging App Service Plan, which will be available starting July 25, 2022.
  7. Adds the ability to convert multiple HEIF images into multiple JPEG images..
  8. Adds the ability to set [Still Image Crop/Aspect] to [Custom Controls]. The assigned button can be used to switch between crop and aspect ratio.
  9. Adds the ability to crop and resize images during transfer to an FTP server.
  10. 802.1X authentication/WPA2-Enterprise now supports the PKCS#12 certificate format.
  11. Adds an electronic shutter sound to be played when the mechanical shutter or electronic 1st-curtain is set.
  12. Enhances the performance of “Movie Digital IS”. It stabilizes the image when taking selfies or walking shots using a wide-angle lens.
  13. Adds [Auto Power Off Temp.: Standard/High] to the menu for still shooting.
  14. Fixes an issue, which displays Error Code 70 on the camera, that may occur, in rare instances, when the [Disp. performance] setting is set to [Smooth].
  15. Fixes minor issues.

Download firmware v1.2.0 for the Canon EOS R3

Firmware: Canon EOS R5 v1.6.0 now available

Firmware: Canon EOS R5 v1.6.0 now available

By Canon Rumors | July 22, 2022 | Canon Firmware

Canon has released firmware v1.6.0 for the Canon EOS R5.

Firmware Version 1.6.0 incorporates the following enhancements and fixes:

  1. Adds [Auto Power Off Temp.: Standard/High] to the menu for movie recording. When [High] is selected, the camera will not automatically turn off when the temperature of the camera body and card become high, which may allow for longer movie recording than before, depending on the shooting conditions. Note that the temperature of the bottom surface of the camera may increase at this time.
  2. Adds the ability to convert multiple HEIF images into multiple JPEG images.
  3. Enhances the performance of “Movie Digital IS”. It stabilizes the image when taking selfies or walking shots using a wide-angle lens.
  4. Fixes minor issues.

Download firmware v1.6.0 for the Canon EOS R5

Meyer Optik Görlitz adds native Canon RF mount for all of its lenses

Meyer Optik Görlitz adds native Canon RF mount for all of its lenses

By Canon Rumors | July 20, 2022 | Third Party Lenses

Meyer Optik Görlitz has announced that all of their lenses now have a native Canon RF mount. The the Trioplan 100mm F2.8 II and Trioplan 35mm F2.8 II were already available for the RF mount, but now the rest of their lineup gets the same treatment.

New Meyer Optik Görlitz Lenses now with an RF mount.

These lenses are fully manual, so they don’t have contacts for AF confirmation or EXIF data. They do have terrific optical performance and build quality.

Review: Canon RF-S 18-45mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM

Review: Canon RF-S 18-45mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM

By Canon Rumors | July 20, 2022 | Canon Reviews

Bryan at The-Digital-Picture has completed his review of the Canon RF-S 18-45mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM, the brand new “kit” lens for the EOS R7 and EOS R10.

Bryan has also completed his review of the Canon RF-S 18-150mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM.

From the review of the Canon RF-S 18-45mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM

This lens is tiny, measuring only 1.7″ (44.3mm) in length and mostly 2.5″ (62.4mm) in width.

The 4.6 oz (130g) weight is barely noticeable.

While the focal length range is not especially long, it has the most-used focal lengths included.

This lens produces decent image quality and physically performs well. It even has image stabilization that coordinates with IBIS.

Everyone will love that the price tag is lower than any other Canon RF mount zoom lens. Professional photographers will love the low financial risk of treating this lens as disposable in scenarios dangerous to the lens.

While the Canon RF-S 18-45mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM Lens is a fine “Only” lens for a lightweight, low-cost kit, it is also a nice option to have available in a high-end kit. Read the full review

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