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Canon Patent:  Hybrid Speedlite with active cooling

Canon Patent: Hybrid Speedlite with active cooling

By Richard | November 2, 2019 | Canon Patents

Canon News discovered yet another patent, this one discussing what appears to be a high powered flash that also includes continuous LED lighting.

As Canon News notes;

The mechanical design of the speedlite is quite developed in the patent application leading me to believe that the development is quite far along for this flash.  This speedlite is also a hybrid speedlite that contains a LED portion for continuous lighting.

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Canon Patent: Potential cooling for a 1 series camera

Canon Patent: Potential cooling for a 1 series camera

By Richard | November 1, 2019 | Canon Patents

Canon News has discovered an interesting patent that identifies external accessory based cooling for a 1 series camera body.  While this camera shown in the illustrations is clearly a 1 series camera, it does not appear to be the 1DX Mark III body.  It’s highly possible that this was one of the early attempts to manage heat in the upcoming 1DX Mark III that was later abandoned.

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Canon EOS 90D Firmware v1.1.1 is now available

Canon EOS 90D Firmware v1.1.1 is now available

By Richard | October 31, 2019 | Canon Firmware

New firmware (Version 1.1.1) for the Canon 90D is now available for download. This update adds 24p to 4K and Full HD.

Canon EOS 90D Firmware v1.1.1

Firmware Version 1.1.1 incorporates the following enhancements and fixes:

  • The option to capture both 4K and Full HD movies in the frame rate of 23.98p has been newly added.
  • Fixes an issue where error code “Err 01” may be displayed when using EF85mm F1.8 USM or EF100mm F2 USM lenses.

Download EOS 90D firmware 1.1.1

Canon Patent application for a Canon RF 24-80mm f/4

Canon Patent application for a Canon RF 24-80mm f/4

By Richard | October 31, 2019 | Canon Patents

Canon News discovered a patent application that features a Canon RF 24-80mm f/4.  It’s almost a given that like the EF mount, Canon will come out with a f/4 set of zooms for the RF mount, especially since Nikon has already released an f/4 UWA and normal zoom.

Canon RF 24-80mm f/4 patent:

  • Focal length: 24.72mm 48.09mm 82.45mm
  • F number: 4.12 4.12 4.12
  • Half angle of view:  41.19° 24.22° 14.70°
  • Image height: 21.64 21.64 21.64
  • Total lens length: 119.50mm 134.52mm 149.55mm
  • BF: 13.50mm 18.71mm 22.73mm
More information on the Canon EOS-1D X Mark III [CR2]

More information on the Canon EOS-1D X Mark III [CR2]

By Richard | October 29, 2019 | Canon DSLR Rumors

Remember when we told you we saw an image of the 1DX Mark III but couldn’t tell show it? Well, that person got back to us today with a little more details on the 1DX Mark III.

We already know it’s fast,  has great video specifications, built like a tank, and even shoots RAW video.  You can probably use it to prop up your car instead of a jack in an emergency.  It’s very likely to be Canon’s best 1 series DSLR, and hopefully not the last of it’s kind.

The source mentioned a few tidbits to us;

  • The battery life is nothing short of amazing, much better than the 1DX Mark II.
  • The silent shutter mode in liveview is absolutely silent.
  • The eye AF works incredibly well (via liveview we are assuming)
  • The AF-ON trackpad is so innovative, works fast and it very precise. In the source’s words, “it’s a real revolution. Nobody will be using the old joystick”

We still don’t have some details that some would like to know, such as the megapixels.   According to the source, “it was impossible to find out at the time, Canon may be testing different resolutions right now”

Also, according to the Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun which is a very respected newspaper in Japan, the Canon EOS-1D X Mark III will be released in early 2020.

We hope we get more details on the 1DX Mark III soon. Stay tuned.

 

Canon is shutting down Irista

Canon is shutting down Irista

By Richard | October 29, 2019 | Canon Business General

Canon has announced that as of January 31, 2020, Irista is shutting down.

Irista has been around since 2014 and was Canon’s online solution for managing, sharing and printing photos.  You could use Irsta through the web, Andriod or iOS.

Just posted on Irsta’s home page;

Sadly, we’ve decided to close Irista on January 31, 2020. You can continue to access to your photos until the service closes. Please sign in to download them before this date.

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Canon Third Quarter 2019 Financials

Canon Third Quarter 2019 Financials

By Richard | October 29, 2019 | Canon Business General

Canon released their financials and the news is grim if you look at what has transpired for Canon since they announced the RF mount.

From the numbers Canon is down 22% in sales for the 2019 year on year compared to 2018, and this quarter alone, down 16%.

Canon always posts their financials first, but others will soon follow.   From what we saw last quarter, everyone had bad quarters.  I doubt we’ll see much different this quarter after everyone else shows their financials.

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Patent: Canon is working on shrinking the size of mirrorless cameras

Patent: Canon is working on shrinking the size of mirrorless cameras

By Canon Rumors | October 28, 2019 | Canon Patents

According to a recently unearthed patent, Canon is actively working on shrinking the size of a full-frame mirrorless camera. We know that Canon is going to be bringing lots of new bodies above the current EOS R offerings, but it looks like there may be something to the thoughts that Canon may be working to add a camera below the EOS RP.

From Japan Patent Application 2019-184921:

An object of the present invention is to provide a technique for suppressing an increase in the size of an image pickup apparatus due to the arrangement of a motor for driving a shutter.

Canon News further breaks down the patent here.

Big price drops on the EOS 5D Mark IV, EOS R and more

Big price drops on the EOS 5D Mark IV, EOS R and more

By Canon Rumors | October 28, 2019 | Deals on Gear

The Canon USA fall frenzy has begun with big price drops on various cameras.

There are a lot more deals on various bundles as well, you can check out all of the deals at our exclusive affiliate partner Adorama.

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