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Firmware: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV v1.3.0

Firmware: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV v1.3.0

By Canon Rumors | October 20, 2020 | Canon Firmware

Canon today released new firmware for the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV.

Firmware Version 1.3.0 incorporates the following enhancements and fix:

  1. Enables NFC connection with smartphones running Android 10 operating system.
    *For Android running v6.0 or later, use Camera Connect v2.7.10 or later.
    *For Android running v5.0 or older, use a connection method other than NFC.
  2. Enables support for the .CR2 image file format on image.canon.
  3. Fixes a phenomenon in which some camera operations may not be possible or an error may occur after an insufficient flash output is produced when shooting with the flash.

Download firmware v1.3.0 for the EOS 5D Mark IV at Canon USA

Firmware: Canon EOS 6D Mark II v1.1.0

Firmware: Canon EOS 6D Mark II v1.1.0

By Canon Rumors | October 20, 2020 | Canon Firmware

Canon today released new firmware for the Canon 6D Mark II

Firmware Version 1.1.0 incorporates the following enhancements and fix:

  1. Enables NFC connection with smartphones running Android 10 operating system.
    *For Android running v6.0 or later, use Camera Connect v2.7.10 or later.
    *For Android running v5.0 or older, use a connection method other than NFC.
  2. Enables support for the .CR2 image file format on image.canon.

Download firmware v1.1.0 for the EOS 6D Mark II at Canon USA

Stock Notice: The Canon EOS R6 body only is in stock at Adorama

Stock Notice: The Canon EOS R6 body only is in stock at Adorama

By Canon Rumors | October 20, 2020 | Deals on Gear

Our exclusive affiliate partner Adorama has stock of the Canon EOS R6 body only. Act quickly, they won’t stay in stock for long.

Key Features

  • High Image Quality featuring a 20 Megapixel Full-frame CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC X Image Processor with an ISO range of 100-102400; Expandable to 204800
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF covering Approx. 100% Area with 1,053 AF Areas
  • Subject tracking of People and Animals using Deep Learning Technology
  • In-body Image Stabilizer can provide up to 8 stops of Shake Correction
  • Dual UHS-II SD Memory Card Slots
  • Built-in Wi-Fi, Bluetooth Technology
  • Enhanced Operating Controls

Canon EOS R6 body at Adorama

Industry News: DJI announces the DJI Pocket 2

By Canon Rumors | October 20, 2020 | Industry News

DJI has announced the DJI Pocket 2, and has brought a whole set of new features to the sequel of the very popular original.

Pricing for the DJI Pocket 2 starts at $349 USD and shipping will begin in the next couple of weeks.

Learn more about the DJI Pocket 2

DJI Pocket 2 – What’s New

Fast Wake – Pocket 2 wakes up faster so you can start shooting in seconds

Bigger Sensor – A new 1/1.7″ sensor on the Pocket 2 lets you shoot in all types of lighting conditions and a wider FOV means better selfies

8x Zoom – Pocket 2 supports 8x zoom and 4x lossless zoom

DJI Matrix Stereo – Pocket 2 uses a 4-way array of microphones to capture beautiful surround sound audio

Four Array Microphone – DJI Pocket picks up beautiful stereo sound.

Audio Zoom – If you zoom in on a subject Pocket 2 automatically increases pickup from the mic facing that direction.

SoundTrack – DJI Pocket 2 can adjust the direction of audio enhancement based on the direction the camera is facing.

Directional Microphone Switching – puts you in control of what is being recorded. Maybe you’re filming away from you but want to provide narration of what the camera is recording. No problem. Just chose the microphone facing you and you’ll have perfect audio.

64MP Stills – 4K60fps Video – The larger camera sensor of the Pocket 2 means more beautiful images and video regardless of the time of day and you can toggle between 64MP and 16MP stills.

Active Track 3.0 – DJI keeps refining subject tracking, and ActiveTrack 3.0 can better detect adults, children, even pets and it’s smart programming means it can anticipate motion continuity when your subject moves behind an object.

Joystick Control – The multi-use Mini Control Stick lets you tilt, pan and zoom all with one thumb control.

Built-in Wireless Connectivity – No need to purchase a separate wireless module. Connect your smartphone or other wireless accessories (like the Wireless Mic) and access all of the features of the Pocket remotely.

8x Slow Motion – Our beta version of the original Osmo Pocket had 8x Slow Motion, but DJI never rolled it out to the masses. It’s back and fully available in the Pocket 2 at 1080p!

Hybrid AutoFocus 2.0 – This feature lets you autofocus more quickly and accurately on a subject. It makes a world of difference when you’re tracking and want clear footage between transitions.

Learn more about the DJI Pocket 2

The reshaping of the Cinema EOS line will continue into 2021, there is a Cinema EOS C90 in the pipeline [CR2]

The reshaping of the Cinema EOS line will continue into 2021, there is a Cinema EOS C90 in the pipeline [CR2]

By Canon Rumors | October 19, 2020 | Canon Cinema EOS Rumors

With the announcement of the Canon Cinema EOS C70, we can see Canon has some new plans for the Cinema EOS line in pricing as well as form factor.

The next Cinema EOS camera to be announced will likely be the Canon Cinema EOS C50, and this camera will be a small “box” style camera.

I have now heard from multiple places that Canon has a Cinema EOS C90 in the pipeline for 2021. What this camera is or will bring is unknown at this point. I’m not even sure if it’ll be an RF mount camera.

So it looks like this will be the Cinema EOS lineup by the middle of next year:

  • Canon Cinema EOS C50
  • Canon Cinema EOS C70
  • Canon Cinema EOS C90
  • Canon Cinema EOS C200 (Will there be a Mark II version?)
  • Canon Cinema EOS C300 Mark III
  • Canon Cinema EOS C500 Mark II
  • Canon Cinema EOS C700
  • Canon Cinema EOS C700 FF

I do know that Canon is actively working on making RF mounts for some of the older Cinema EOS cameras on this list. When those are going to be released in anyone’s guess at this point.

The header image is of the Canon Cinema EOS C70

Canon announces two new 250mp APS-H image sensors

By Canon Rumors | October 19, 2020 | Industry News

Canon Japan has announced two new APS-H image sensors from Canon with 250mp of resolution. As Keith at Northlight points out, that’s a resolution of 388.7mp if they were full-frame sensors.

From Canon: (Google Translated)

As a new product of APS-H size (about 29.4 x 18.9 mm) CMOS sensor, Canon will release “LI8020SAC (color) / LI8020SAM (monochrome)” capable of imaging about 250 million pixels (19,568 x 12,588 pixels) in 2020. It will be released in late October of the year.

Main features

The new product is an ultra-high resolution CMOS sensor with approximately 250 million pixels, which enables you to capture detailed information in an image while shooting a wide range. In addition, by setting the pitch of one pixel to 1.5 μm (micrometer), we have achieved approximately 250 million pixels in APS-H size, making it possible to use it for various purposes. It can be used for various purposes such as FPD (flat panel display) inspection, which has become higher definition due to the development of 4K / 8K video technology, industrial inspection, video production, digital archive, wide-area surveillance, microscope, etc. Meet the needs of users.

Read more…

Do you need an RF portrait lens on a budget? Consider the Samyang AF 85mm f/1.4

Do you need an RF portrait lens on a budget? Consider the Samyang AF 85mm f/1.4

By Canon Rumors | October 18, 2020 | Third Party Lenses

Are you in the market for a portrait lens for your Canon RF mount camera? Don’t have the budget for the Canon RF 50mm f/1.2L or the pair of Canon RF 85mm f/1.2L lenses? Well, then the Samyang AF 85mm f/1.4 for the RF mount may be for you.

This Samyang has autofocus and weather sealing, as well as terrific image quality for the price. I have yet to find a bad review of the Samyang AF 85mm f/1.4 and actually ordered one myself.

Key Features

  • Designed for Canon RF mount
  • Fast F1.4 lens with beautiful bokeh – 9 rounded aperture blades provide pleasing bokeh
  • Ultra Multi Coating (UMC) – Proprietary UMC technology effectively eliminates Ghosting and Flare
  • Weather Sealing – Protects the lens from the elements

Samyang AF 85mm f/1.4 for the RF mount

Revisiting the Canon Cinema EOS C50 and what it could be

Revisiting the Canon Cinema EOS C50 and what it could be

By Canon Rumors | October 18, 2020 | Canon Cinema EOS Rumors

There is some renewed talk about the Canon Cinema EOS C50, as sleuths around the web try to put together previous information to make a prediction about what the Cinema EOS C50 is going to be.

With Panasonic announcing the Panasonic BGH1 4K cinema camera in box camera form factor, there is renewed interest in what the Canon Cinema EOS C50 will be.

There are now some suggestions that the Canon Cinema EOS C50 will too be a box camera. This I cannot confirm or deny at this time.

We have this patent from back in September of 2019 uncovered by Canon News showing a box camera with an RF mount.

Keep in mind that these drawings are from 2018, so a lot may have changed since then.

We also have the rumored specifications that we first reported back in August that brought us the first mention of the Cinema EOS C50 and Cinema EOS C70.

Canon Cinema EOS C50 

  • Super 35mm 4K sensor (same as the Cinema EOS C200)
  • No IBIS
  • RF Mount
  • Internal ND (10 Stops)
  • CLog 2 & CLog 3
  • 4:2:0 8bit internally onto SD cards up to 4K60 & 1080/120
  • 4:2:2: 10bit external in HD
  • No RAW
  • Dual LP-E6NH battery slot
  • Price: $3299 (This price isn’t confirmed, as the rumored pricing of the Cinema EOS C70 was wrong)

The announcement for the Canon Cinema EOS C50 has reportedly been delayed, and I currently don’t know when we can expect an announcement, but I definitely don’t expect on before the Cinema EOS C70 begins shipping in good numbers.

More to come…

The 5DayDeal Photography Bundle 2020 has launched!

The 5DayDeal Photography Bundle 2020 has launched!

By Canon Rumors | October 15, 2020 | Deals on Gear

It’s that time of the year again. The 5DayDeal Photography Bundle 2020 has launched. This is something I support every single year because I find a great deal of value in it. Even if you only learn one thing from all of the content provided, it’s more than worth it for the cost.

The other reason I support this bundle is because of the charity component. We’re going to raise a lot of money for various charities. You also get to choose which charity you’d like to support.

There are three different bundle options to choose from. 5DayDeal has done a great job of offering multiple bundles for different budgets and learning goals.

There is too much available in the three bundles to list here, but head on over to 5DayDeal and learn more.

There are some bonuses for folks that buy the bundle through Canon Rumors.

  • 1 year of CR Pro (which will be set up at the end of the sale on Monday)
  • Canon PowerShot ZOOM (3 available to be had)
  • A software surprise once it’s ready, I can’t let that out of the bag yet.

You also get a 6-month portfolio membership at SmugMug (New customers only) included with your purchase.

Learn more about the 2020 Photography Bundle at 5DayDeal

 

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