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DXOMark tests the Canon EOS R image sensor, scores it at 89

DXOMark tests the Canon EOS R image sensor, scores it at 89

By Canon Rumors | March 20, 2019 | Canon EOS R

DXOMark has released their review of the Canon EOS R image sensor. I’ve never really put much stock in the testing at DXOMark, but there are a lot of people that do. The EOS R, which has a nearly identical image sensor, but different DIGIC version (DIGIC 8 vs DIGIC 6+) to the EOS 5D Mark IV actually scored 2 points lower at 89. The EOS 5D Mark IV scored a 91.

From DXOMark:

Although we’ve not directly compared the two Canon 30MP full-frame CMOS sensors side-by-side in this review, it’s not surprising that the results for the EOS R are very close to that of the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV. Both appear to use a similar sensor, with some of the differences likely attributable to the increased number of AF points available in the EOS R.

While not possessing the low noise levels of the Nikon Z 6 and Sony A7 III, which have slightly lower pixel density and BSI architecture in their favor, the EOS R’s sensor is one of Canon’s best. It comes very close to the one used in the pro-level EOS 1Dx Mark II, particularly in its low light, high ISO capabilities.

With a low noise floor, the dynamic range of the Canon 30MP sensor greatly improves over its predecessors. The EOS R is much more capable of handling high-contrast scenes, thus allowing a photographer faced with protecting highlights at capture to lift shadows in post-processing without incurring some of the noise penalties. Read the full review

The review is mostly positive for the image sensor in the EOS R, and after using the EOS R for some time, I’ve found no issues with the quality of the image sensor. I’m one of those crazy people that doesn’t care about dynamic range though, which can bring about some fun conversations at parties.

Canon EOS Rebel SL2/200D replacement next from Canon?

Canon EOS Rebel SL2/200D replacement next from Canon?

By Canon Rumors | March 20, 2019 | Canon DSLR Rumors

Nokishita is reporting that the next body from Canon could be a replacement for the EOS Rebel SL2/200D, which was announced in June of 2017.

DS 126761

  • Digital camera (single lens reflex or RF mounting machine)
  • Made in Taiwan or Made in Japan (Oita Plant)
  • Wi-Fi · Bluetooth equipped (WM 600)
  • SKU: 3454C001AA, 3454C002AA, 3454C003AA, 3458C001AA, 3461C001AA
  • Battery: 7.2 V 1040 mAh (LP – E 17)

We’ve been told that an all-new 24mp sensor is ready to go,  and it’s possible we’ll see it in the next APS-C DSLR.

Canon USA lays off 60 employees from the camera division

Canon USA lays off 60 employees from the camera division

By Canon Rumors | March 19, 2019 | Canon Business General

We were told last week that Canon USA laid off 60 employees from the camera division shortly after WPPI this month. We were unable to confirm the information at that time, but it appears other sources have reached out to other media outlets to confirm the layoffs.

According to Newsday, a Canon spokeswoman said that the company “is constantly reviewing business needs and organizational structures to help ensure that we are best positioned for future growth and development. At this time, we are confident that with our new organizational structure, we are well positioned for future growth and success.”

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Firmware: Canon RF 35mm f/1.8 IS STM Macro v2.0.0

Firmware: Canon RF 35mm f/1.8 IS STM Macro v2.0.0

By Canon Rumors | March 19, 2019 | Canon Firmware

Canon has released new firmware for the RF 35mm f/1.8 IS STM Macro.

Firmware Version 2.0.0 incorporates the following enhancement:

  • Support for the “panning” scene mode with the EOS RP has been added. The “panning” scene mode reduces subject blurring and blurs the background when the lens is mounted to the EOS RP.

This firmware update is for lenses equipped with firmware version older than 2.0.0. If the lens firmware is already Version 2.0.0, it is not necessary to update the firmware.

The version of the lens firmware can be checked on the camera menu.

Download firmware v2.0.0 for the RF 35mm f/1.8 IS STM Macro

Firmware: Canon RF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM v2.0.0

Firmware: Canon RF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM v2.0.0

By Canon Rumors | March 19, 2019 | Canon Firmware

Canon has released new firmware for the RF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM.

Firmware Version 2.0.0 incorporates the following enhancement:

  • Supports continuous shooting in silent shooting mode with the EOS R running Firmwmare Version 1.1.0 or later.

This firmware update is for lenses equipped with older firmware versions. If the lens’s firmware is already version 2.0.0, update is unnecessary.

The version of the lens firmware can be checked on the camera menu.

Notes:
EOS R Firmware Version must be 1.1.0 or later.

Download firmware v.2.0.0 for the RF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM

Canon releases a product advisory for the EF 400mm f/2.8L IS III and EF 600mm f/4L IS III

Canon releases a product advisory for the EF 400mm f/2.8L IS III and EF 600mm f/4L IS III

By Canon Rumors | March 18, 2019 | Canon Business General

From Canon:

We would like to inform you of the firmware for the interchangeable lens “EF 400mm F2.8L IS III USM” and “EF 600 mm F4L IS III USM” for SLR cameras, which will be released soon.

Products

The following fixes will be incorporated into the firmware (Version 1.0.8), which will be released soon.

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Firmware: SIGMA updates multiple lenses for EOS R compatibility

Firmware: SIGMA updates multiple lenses for EOS R compatibility

By Canon Rumors | March 15, 2019 | Third Party Lenses

From SIGMA:

Thank you for purchasing and using our products. We would like to announce that a new firmware update for SIGMA’s interchangeable lenses for CANON EF mount listed below is now available.

This firmware allows compatibility with Canon’s in-camera Lens Aberration Correction function to enable correction matching the optical characteristics of each lens. It also corrects the phenomenon that abnormal images appear or operation errors occur when the function is enabled. In addition, it improves functionality. Furthermore, there is an improvement to the phenomena particular to some lenses when they are used in combination with the Canon “EOS R” and their “Mount Adapter EF-EOS R”, or “Control Ring Mount Adapter EF-EOS R”. This was previously reported in our announcement of January 16th, 2019.

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Canon’s new instant cameras have leaked ahead of launch

Canon’s new instant cameras have leaked ahead of launch

By Canon Rumors | March 15, 2019 | Canon DSLR Rumors

Canon’s upcoming instant cameras have leaked via a certification agency ahead of their official launch.

Canon ZV-123 Specifications

  • Product manual · appearance image
  • Photo resolution: 8 million pixels
  • Focal length: 25.4 mm
  • F value: F2.2
  • Minimum shooting distance: 30 cm
  • ISO sensitivity: Auto (ISO 100-1600)
  • Wireless: Bluetooth 4.0
  • Battery: Built-in (700 mAh, 7.4 V), USB charging (micro USB)
  • Media: micro SD card
  • Size: 121mm (W) x 80.3mm (H) x 21.5mm (D)
  • Weight: 188g
  • Printing Technology: ZINK
  • Printing resolution: 314 x 600 dpi
  • Aspect ratio: 2 ” x 2 ” or 2 ” x 3 ”
Patent: Canon EF 10mm f/2.8L USM

Patent: Canon EF 10mm f/2.8L USM

By Canon Rumors | March 14, 2019 | Canon Patents

A patent application showing the optical formula for an EF 10mm f/2.8 prime lens has been filed in Japan.

Japan Patent Application 2018-233223:

  • Focal length: 10.30mm
  • F number: 2.88
  • The half angle of view: 64.54°
  • Image height: 21.64mm
  • Lens length: 124.58mm
  • Back focus: 38.00mm

It looks like this patent may have been a part of the EF 11-24mm f/4L USM development.

Canon talks IBIS and EOS M in a recent interview

Canon talks IBIS and EOS M in a recent interview

By Canon Rumors | March 14, 2019 | Canon EOS R

Amateur Photographer had a chance to interview Canon executives at the recent CP+ show in Yokohama, Japan. They touched on the usual things going on in the industry.

Canon also confirms (again) that IBIS is coming to future EOS R camera bodies, as well as saying the EOS M and EF-M will be around for a while. They also didn’t close the door on an APS-C EOS R camera.

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