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Review: Canon EOS R by DPReview

Review: Canon EOS R by DPReview

By Canon Rumors | November 20, 2018 | Canon Reviews

DPReview has completed their review of the Canon EOS R, and we see they find the camera a mixed bag. It appears the reviewers greatest issues with the EOS R body is the ergonomics of the camera. The EOS R is nothing like anything else Canon has ever released in that regard.

The camera definitely does take some getting used to, and we suspect a coming firmware update is going to add some features as well as fix some of the issues users are having.

From DPReview:

With a 30MP sensor, fantastic color reproduction and on-sensor autofocus, the EOS R can produce some beautiful photographs with pinpoint-accurate focus. But it’s Canon’s first mirrorless full-frame camera, and in many ways, it shows. The ergonomics feel unfinished, and for the same or less money, you can find better video, more dynamic range and faster burst speeds elsewhere. But we have to admit that Canon’s new RF lenses are simply spectacular, and at this time, the EOS R is the only way to get to use them. Read the full review

Learn more about the Canon EOS R system at Adorama

Canon said to have scrapped at least one DSLR in development [CR2]

Canon said to have scrapped at least one DSLR in development [CR2]

By Canon Rumors | November 19, 2018 | Canon DSLR Rumors

We’re told that Canon has scrapped development of at least one DSLR in favour of a mirrorless option. We weren’t told which potential DSLR has been scrapped, but it sounds plausible.

The same source said to expect 3 new APS-C DSLRs in 2019, but not to expect any full-frame EOS DSLR bodies next year. Though it was mentioned that the follow-up to the EOS-1D X Mark II is well on its way in its development, but not to expect the new camera until 2020 ahead of the Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan.

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Patent: Superzoom lenses for EF and RF mounts

Patent: Superzoom lenses for EF and RF mounts

By Canon Rumors | November 16, 2018 | Canon Patents

Japan Patent Application 2018-180203 shows off some optical formulas for superzooms with both EF and RF mounts.

EF mount optical formulas included in this patent:

  • EF 35-350mm f/3.5-5.6
  • EF 35-400mm f/4.5-5.6

RF mount optical formulas included in this patent:

  • RF 25-300mm f/3.5-5.6
  • RF 30-350mm f/2.8-4.5

A superzoom with some speed would definitely be a welcomed addition to the RF mount and the EOS R system.

Updated list of unreleased Canon gear

Updated list of unreleased Canon gear

By Canon Rumors | November 16, 2018 | Canon DSLR Rumors

Nokishita has released the latest list of unreleased Canon gear that we can expect to be announced in the first half of 2019. We’ve done a prediction of what we think is coming early next year based on these sorts of lists and some common sense.

DS 126751 (EOS 90D?)

  • Digital camera (single lens reflex or RF mounting machine)
  • Made in Japan (Oita Plant)
  • Wi-Fi · Bluetooth installed
  • SKU: 3380C003AA, 3380C013AA, 3380C023AA
  • Body only and two lens kits?

DS 126761 (Entry level EOS R model?)

  • Digital camera (DSLR or RF mount)
  • Made in Taiwan or Made in Japan (Oita Plant)
  • Wi-Fi · Bluetooth installed
  • SKU: 3454C001AA, 3454C002AA, 3454C003AA, 3458C001AA, 3461C001AA
  • Three color variations?
  • Black is only body and lens kit 2 types, the other two lens kit only?
  • What are the model names? (The model name differs perhaps in the United
  • States, Japan and other regions)

PC 2355 (PowerShot G7 X Mark III?)

  • Digital camera
  • Made in Japan (Nagasaki Plant)
  • Wi-Fi · Bluetooth installed
Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 DG OS HSM Sports coming December 14, 2018

Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 DG OS HSM Sports coming December 14, 2018

By Canon Rumors | November 15, 2018 | Third Party Lenses

Back in September, Sigma announced the Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 DG OS HSM Sports along with four other new Global Vision lenses. The shipping dates of the 5 lenses all seem to differ from one another.

According to Nokishita, the Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 DG OS HSM Sports will begin shipping worldwide on December 14, 2018. The current rumored pricing is ¥164,700 including tax ($1450USD). Expect the USA price to be well below the converted price.

Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 DG OS HSM Sports at Adorama

The predicted first half of 2019 Canon product announcement roadmap

The predicted first half of 2019 Canon product announcement roadmap

By Canon Rumors | November 14, 2018 | Canon DSLR Rumors

The rumor mill has slowed considerably since the launch of the EOS R system, which was to be expected. There are no more Canon cameras or lenses being announced for the rest of 2018. I suspect we’re going to see more emphasis from Canon on rebates and deals for Black Friday and the Christmas shopping season.

We should start seeing announcements almost immediately in 2019.

CES – Las Vegas, USA // January 8, 2019 – January 11, 2019

We think we’re finally going to see a replacement for the Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II for CES in January. We’re told this camera will be able to shoot 4K with DPAF. We may also see another G series PowerShot camera, but details have been scarce so far.

We may also see some other unique camera products, such as this 360-degree camera.

We do not expect any ILC announcements for ahead of this show.

CP+ – Yokohama, Japan // February 28, 2019 – March 3, 2019

This tends to be a bigger show for higher-end consumer and prosumer announcements.

We’re expecting to see the replacement for the EOS 80D at CP+. It’ll be a 4K capable APS-C DSLR. While we cannot confirm it’ll be called the EOS 90D, there’s a good chance it will be. There have been some mentions that the APS-C DSLR lineup will be getting a bit of a shake-up in 2019.

We also expect to see new EOS M cameras, but no new lenses for the EF-M mount.

There is a possibility that we’ll see another EOS R body and at least one RF lens announced for this show.

NAB – Las Vegas, USA // April 6, 2019 – April 11, 2019

This is generally a Cinema EOS show for Canon, and not much in the way of DSLRs or mirrorless cameras should be expected.

We think we may finally see the ILC version of the XC style camera body. There is some thought this camera may also come with an RF mount, but we cannot confirm that at this time.

We don’t expect any other Cinema EOS body, as the EOS C300 Mark III seems to be slated for later in 2019.

There’s still nothing about an EOS C500 replacement, but we’re still quite far away from the show and that could obviously change.

Photokina – Cologne, Germany // May 8, 2019 – May 11, 2019

This is the first spring Photokina show, as they are moving to a yearly cycle in the spring going forward. We’re not sure how companies are going to react to this new way of doing things, and if there will be any attempt to get products announced for the show in May.

We think this would be the latest that Canon announces a new EOS R body and the new “holy trinity” of RF lenses, the RF 16-35mm f/2.8L, RF 24-70mm f/2.8L IS and RF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS.

As previously mentioned, the focus from Canon is going to be on the RF mount when it comes to lenses, but a few DSLRs will likely also be announced next year.

We have nothing reliable to report about an EOS 7D Mark III at this time.

ON1 Photo RAW 2019 – An All-New Photo Editing Experience Now Available

ON1 Photo RAW 2019 – An All-New Photo Editing Experience Now Available

By Canon Rumors | November 13, 2018 | Third Party Software

Portland, OR – November 13, 2018 – ON1, Inc announces that ON1 Photo RAW 2019, an all-new photo editing experience and a major upgrade to ON1 Photo RAW, is available today. ON1 Photo RAW 2019 includes all-new features and technologies along with a streamlined workflow that is elegant, powerful and easy to learn. Notable new features include a new non-destructive workflow for layers, auto-alignment of layers, focus stacking, a new portrait tab, a new text tool, new digital asset management updates and more. ON1 Photo RAW 2019 includes the tools photographers need in a single well thought out photography workflow application.

Download a free trial of ON1 Photo RAW 2019

This all-new photo editing experience gives photographers the features they use the most from the Adobe® Lightroom® and Photoshop® worlds in a single application. ON1 Photo RAW 2019 also includes a significant enhancement to the migration process for customers looking to move away from Lightroom®. Version 2019 is the first solution to utilize AI-powered algorithms to transfer and display Lightroom edited photos in ON1 Photo RAW 2019. The transferred settings will also remain non-destructive and be re-editable inside ON1 Photo RAW 2019.

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Canon EOS C300 Mark III coming in late 2019, with possible 8K option [CR1]

Canon EOS C300 Mark III coming in late 2019, with possible 8K option [CR1]

By Canon Rumors | November 13, 2018 | Canon Cinema EOS Rumors

We’re being told that the next iteration of the C300 will be coming in late 2019.

On an interesting note. We’re told that the EOS C300 Mark III will be launched at 4K but will be able to be upgraded to 8K for an additional cost after purchase. We have no information on how the upgrade would work, or how much it would cost.

Other features will include 4.4.4 as well as a new electronic image stabilization, but no details were given for the latter.

Testing for the new Cinema EOS body is already under way.

More to come…

Canon to use a Sony image sensor in an upcoming APS-C ILC body? [CR1]

Canon to use a Sony image sensor in an upcoming APS-C ILC body? [CR1]

By Canon Rumors | November 10, 2018 | Canon DSLR Rumors

We’re told that Canon will be using the brand new Sony IMX571 image sensor in an upcoming Canon APS-C ILC camera body. The source thinks it’s going to be in a mirrorless camera, but there’s also the possibility we’ll see it in a DSLR.

The Sony IMX571 is a back-illuminated 26mp CMOS APS-C image sensor built for DSLRs, which we believe includes mirrorless ILC applications. The sensor is also capable of shooting at 16fps.

Canon has used Sony image sensors in PowerShot cameras in the past, but I cannot remember the last time they used a 3rd party image sensor in an interchangeable lens camera.

You can learn more about Sony’s image sensors here.

More to come…

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