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Major Canon announcements in February and May of this year [CR2]

Major Canon announcements in February and May of this year [CR2]

By Canon Rumors | January 20, 2020 | Canon DSLR Rumors

We reported earlier that there were two new EOS bodies coming in the first half of 2020. We have no been told to expect those announcements to occur in February and May of 2020.

We were also told to expect the EOS RS (High-megapixel) body to come first, with an “unknown type of body” in May.

Another source has said it won’t be the EOS R Mark II in the first half, but a lower megapixel body to “rival the A7 S line”. We have been unable to confirm this with more than one person at this time.

More to come a bit later today.

Fundraiser: Australian Fire Relief Charity Shirt

Fundraiser: Australian Fire Relief Charity Shirt

By Canon Rumors | January 18, 2020 | Industry News

Jared Polin AKA FroKnowsPhoto is doing a good thing and has created an “I SHOOT RAW” t-shirt to raise funds for the relief efforts in Australia.

From Jared:

By now everyone knows what’s going on in Australia. There’s been massive devastation and up to a billion animals have perished. Matt Granger reached out to me about creating a shirt to raise funds for charity and this is the design I came up with.

All profits from sales of the shirts will go directly to the “Australia Zoo Wildlife Warriors”, that’s Steve Irwins Zoo. Feel free to order as many shirts as you would like as all the profits go to a great cause.

Check out the fundraiser

Please Note: Unfortunately due to a trademark issue with G Star RAW, ‘I SHOOT RAW’ shirts cannot be shipped to the EU and various other countries in that region.

Industry News: Leica announces the M10 Monochrom

Industry News: Leica announces the M10 Monochrom

By Canon Rumors | January 17, 2020 | Industry News

The highly anticipated camera enters a new dimension of innovation in the world of monochrome photography

January 17, 2020 – Leica Camera continues to be a trailblazer in the world of black-and-white photography with the announcement of the new Leica M10 Monochrom. Photographers are now able to explore their subjects in vivid tones of monochrome due to the omission of a color filter, resulting in an unparalleled black-and-white photography experience. The newly developed 40-megapixel true black-and-white sensor, new Wi-Fi capabilities, and expanded ISO range make room for added creativity with light and contrast, bringing photographers back to the basics with the most up-to-date technology.

Read more…

Canon Speedlite 600EX II-RT $399 (Reg $579), is a new flagship Speedlite coming?

Canon Speedlite 600EX II-RT $399 (Reg $579), is a new flagship Speedlite coming?

By Canon Rumors | January 16, 2020 | Canon Accessories

We were told recently that Canon would be announcing a new flagship Speedliite ahead of CP+ next month, and this price drop may be evidence that the information is true.

This is the lowest price we’ve ever seen for this Speedlite from an authorized dealer.

Canon Speedlite 600EX II-RT $399 (Reg $579)

We’re number 3! Canon Places 3rd in IFI CLAIMS 2019 U.S. Patent Rankings

We’re number 3! Canon Places 3rd in IFI CLAIMS 2019 U.S. Patent Rankings

By Canon Rumors | January 16, 2020 | Industry News

The Only Company in the World to be Ranked in Top Five for 34 Years

MELVILLE, NY, January 15, 2020 – Aligning with its mission of empowering innovations, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is proud to announce that its parent company, Canon Inc., was granted 3,548 patents by the US Patent and Trademark Office and maintained its third-place ranking for patents granted in 2019 according to IFI CLAIMS Patent Services, a leading producer of global patent databases. With this year’s ranking, Canon has become the only company in the world to have ranked in the top five for the number of patents granted for 34 consecutive years. Additionally, Canon has once again ranked first in patents among Japanese companies for the 15th consecutive year.

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Patent: Canon RF 135mm f/1.4L USM

Patent: Canon RF 135mm f/1.4L USM

By Canon Rumors | January 16, 2020 | Canon Patents

Well here’s a fun optical formula from Canon discovered by Canon News, a Canon RF 135mm f/1.4L USM.  The Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM is an all-time classic, and this would certainly be an amazing offering worth of the new lens mount.

I think there is a higher than normal probability that such a lens design will make it into a consumer product.

Canon RF  135mm f/1.4L USM:

  • Focal length: 131.00mm
  • F-Number: 1.41
  • Half angle of view: 9.38°
  • Image height: 21.64mm
  • Total lens length:  182.28mm
  • BF: 13.87mm
BCN Awards: Canon sweeps the sales awards

BCN Awards: Canon sweeps the sales awards

By Canon Rumors | January 15, 2020 | Industry News

The BCN awards based on 2019 sales in Japan are now out, and Canon has swept the major segments. BCN collects data from a majority of Japanese camera retailers to give a good idea of how things are going for the big manufacturers on their home turf.

Sony has made a big move in interchangeable lenses as they have passed Nikon for #2.

DSLR Cameras

  • Canon 56.3%
  • Nikon 41.1%
  • Ricoh 2.4%

Mirrorless Cameras

  • Canon 30.9%
  • Sony 25.9%
  • Olympus 23.4%

Compact Cameras

  • Canon 39.3%
  • Nikon 22.9%
  • Sony 15.2%

Interchangeable Lenses

  • Canon 19.9%
  • Sony 16.9%
  • Nikon 14.4%

Canon News made some pretty graphs that show how the market has looked over the last 8 years.

You can see the full list of BCN award winners here.

Canon shows off new concept cameras at CES 2020

Canon shows off new concept cameras at CES 2020

By Canon Rumors | January 13, 2020 | Industry News

Canon had a large presence at CES 2020 this year in Las Vegas, and made a big splash with the Canon EOS-1D X Mark III announcement.

Canon also brought a lot of concept cameras to the show and DPReview has posted a gallery of these ideas Canon has. The concepts include a wearable camera,  a single camera with a modular lens setup, a small camera with a 400mm lens,  and their AI intelligent capture camera that we’ve seen before.

There’s no telling when any of these cameras could end up as consumer products.

Check out all of the Canon concept cameras here.

Two new EOS R bodies coming in the first half of 2020 [CR3]

Two new EOS R bodies coming in the first half of 2020 [CR3]

By Canon Rumors | January 13, 2020 | Canon DSLR Rumors

A lot more information came in after the weekend’s posting about potential Canon EOS R Mark II specifications.

A known source has told us that the specifications posted did not match up with the next 2 EOS R cameras that are coming in the first half of 2020.

While the source said they couldn’t say too much at this time specification wise, it was mentioned that Canon will be “stepping it up a gear” when it comes to specifications for the next two EOS R bodies.

More to come…

Potential Canon EOS R Mark II specifications [CR1]

Potential Canon EOS R Mark II specifications [CR1]

By Canon Rumors | January 11, 2020 | Canon DSLR Rumors

Sources continue to talk to us about the next EOS R cameras, but the information has been pretty vague for the most part.

However, we have received our first somewhat informative Canon EOS R Mark II specifications. A camera we have been told on more than one occasion will be coming in 2020.

Canon EOS R Mark II rumored specifications:

  • 32mp
  • IBIS
  • DIGIC X (A different version than the EOS-1D Mark III)
  • 12fps
  • ISO 100 – 51,200
  • 1 SD card slot
  • 1 CFexpress slot
  • No crop 4K video with DPAF
  • No RAW video
  • 5mp EVF
  • May get a new naming scheme

Take any [CR1] specifications lists with a grain of salt, however, a few of these specifications have been mentioned by known sources over the last couple of weeks.

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