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Canon officially announces the RF 24-240mm f/4-6.3 IS STM

By Canon Rumors | July 9, 2019 | Canon Lens News

Press Release:

The All-in-One RF Travel Lens Provides High-End Features Such as Nano USM at an Entry-Level Price Tag

MELVILLE, N.Y., July 8, 2019 –Introducing the next travel companion for photographers, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the sixth lens in the RF family, the RF 24-240mm F4-6.3 IS USM telephoto zoom lens. As the first telephoto zoom lens designed for EOS R and EOS RP full-frame mirrorless cameras, the compact and lightweight 10x zoom RF 24-240mm provides photographers high-quality images and video capture at a budget-friendly price point.

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Canon officially announces the PowerShot G5 X Mark II and PowerShot G7 X Mark III

By Canon Rumors | July 9, 2019 | Canon PowerShot

Press release:

The PowerShot G7 X III and the PowerShot G5 X Mark II are the New Powerhouse Cameras for Visual Creators and Advanced Amateurs

MELVILLE, N.Y., July 8, 2019 – Ansel Adams, one of the greatest landscape photographers once said, “You don’t take a photograph, you make it.” Never have truer words been spoken as digital photography has evolved and storytelling is shared through multiple mediums. Providing visual storytellers more options to bring their imaginative visions to life, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, introduces the PowerShot G7 X III and the PowerShot G5 X Mark II cameras. Successors to the PowerShot G7 X II and PowerShot G5 X respectively, these new cameras usher in a plethora of new and innovative functionalities. Depending on the model, new innovative features include live-streaming available with YouTube* (via wireless connection), a pop-up electrical viewfinder (EVF) and 4K video shooting.

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Canon increased its global market share of still cameras in 2018

Canon increased its global market share of still cameras in 2018

By Canon Rumors | July 8, 2019 | Canon Business General

For all the internet hate Canon gets, they continue to do what you’re supposed to do as a company, sell more things than anyone else, and according to the latest numbers, Canon has done just that. In 2018, Canon increased its market share globally by 3.9%.

Now, it’s not all positive, as the digital camera market fell 22% in 2018. Which means Canon has a bigger piece of a smaller pie.

The top 5 camera companies control 85.2% of the global camera market.

Top 5 camera manufacturers by market share globally:

  1. Canon 40.5% (+ 3.9)
  2. Nikon 19.1% (- 2.7)
  3. Sony 17.7% (- 0.7)
  4. Fujifilm: 5.1% (+ 1.3)
  5. Olympus: 2.8% (+ 0.1)

It looks like Sony continues to eat into Nikon’s market share, and I imagine is a second system for a lot of Canon shooters.

More information about the Canon RF 24-240mm f/4-6.3 IS USM

More information about the Canon RF 24-240mm f/4-6.3 IS USM

By Canon Rumors | July 8, 2019 | Canon Lens Rumors

Canon will officially announce the Canon RF 24-240mm f/4-6.3 IS USM this week, with shipping coming in early September on its own as well as in a kit with the EOS RP.

We’ve known about this lens since its development was announced back in February ahead of the CP+ show alongside 5 other RF mount lenses. Only the RF 85mm f/1.2L USM has started shipping at this point.

Below is more about the Canon RF 24-240mm f/4-6.3 IS USM from Canon themselves. We won’t directly link to the source of the information below to protect the retailer.

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More information about the Canon PowerShot G5 X Mark II and PowerShot G7 X Mark III

More information about the Canon PowerShot G5 X Mark II and PowerShot G7 X Mark III

By Canon Rumors | July 8, 2019 | Canon PowerShot

Both the Canon PowerShot G5 X Mark II and Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark III are scheduled to be announced later this week alongside the new RF 24-240 f/4-6.3 IS lens. Both of the new PowerShot cameras will begin shipping in early August.

The RAW burst mode of 30fps seems quite impressive for both cameras, though there are some caveats according to Nokishita.

The continuous shooting performance of the Canon “Powershot G5 X Mark II” and “Powershot G7 X Mark III” is 20 fps during one-shot AF and 8.0 fps during servo AF (G7 XIII: 8.3 fps?), RAW burst It seems that 30 frames per second only in a specific mode.

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Patent: Tiny Canon 100-400mm lens and camera

Patent: Tiny Canon 100-400mm lens and camera

By Canon Rumors | July 6, 2019 | Canon Patents

Canon continues further development of its miniature lenses for what appears to be smartphone applications.

This is a patent (USPTO) for the Canon 100-400mm camera/lens that can fit in the palm of a child’s hand.

This patent explains more about the camera, along with lenses that will mount to it. In theory, Canon could develop a range of different focal lengths that will attach to the camera unit.

Could this be the birth of a tiny new camera and lens system? I don’t know, but it’s definitely an interesting concept that appears to be deep into development.

Pricing for the new PowerShot G series cameras and new RF 24-240mm f/4-6.3 IS have leaked

Pricing for the new PowerShot G series cameras and new RF 24-240mm f/4-6.3 IS have leaked

By Canon Rumors | July 4, 2019 | Canon PowerShot

We expect to see the rumoured Canon PowerShot G5 X Mark II and Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II to be announced on Wednesday evening (ET).

The Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark III will cost $749USD, while the Canon PowerShot G5 X Mark II will set you back at $899USD.

The brand new RF mount superzoom, the RF 24-240mm f/4-6.3 IS will launch at $899USD, and when kitted with the Canon EOS RP, that package will cost $2199USD.

Specifications:

Canon PowerShot G5 X Mark II | Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark III

Correction: I can’t read a calendar properly, and mistakenly said the announcement would come Monday night, but it will likely come the night of Wednesday, July 10, 2019 (Eastern Time).

Is SIGMA getting ready to announce their first RF mount lenses? [CR1]

Is SIGMA getting ready to announce their first RF mount lenses? [CR1]

By Canon Rumors | July 3, 2019 | Third Party Lenses

In the next few weeks, SIGMA is rumoured to be announcing 4 new lenses for the Sony FE mount as well as their shared L mount with Panasonic and Leica.

  • SIGMA 35mm f/1.2 DG HSM
  • SIGMA 45mm f/2.8 DG HSM
  • SIGMA 12-24mm f/2.8 DG HSM
  • SIGMA 24-70mm f/2.8 DG HSM

It’s now rumoured that SIGMA will also make these lenses for Canon’s RF mount. It’s unknown if they will be announced alongside their Sony counterparts.

It’d be a good move for SIGMA to get in early on making lenses for the RF mount, as Canon’s RF lens lineup obviously needs some time to mature.

Canon Cinema EOS C500 Mark II information [CR1]

Canon Cinema EOS C500 Mark II information [CR1]

By Canon Rumors | July 3, 2019 | Canon Cinema Lens Rumors

There seems to be a lot more talk about coming Cinema EOS products, so I think we’re going to see a major camera announcement sometime in the next couple of months.

We’ve been told the following about the rumoured Canon Cinema EOS C500 Mark II.

  • First the obvious, the EOS C500 Mark II will sit between the EOS C300 Mark II and EOS C700.
  • The Cinema EOS C500 Mark II will be full-frame with the ability to do internal RAW recording.
  • The camera will be somewhat modular, you’ll be able to build the base for your specific needs.
  • You will be able to switch between PL and EF mounts yourself.
  • The camera will be approved for Netflix productions

It’s rumoured that the C500 Mark II was shown to specific dealers at NAB last April and should come  before the end of 2019.

The image for this post is the Canon Cinema EOS C300 Mark II

Canon PowerShot G5 X Mark II Specifications

Canon PowerShot G5 X Mark II Specifications

By Canon Rumors | July 2, 2019 | Canon PowerShot

Here are the specifications of the upcoming Canon PowerShot G5 X Mark II. We expect to see this announced alongside the PowerShot G7 X Mark III this week.

Canon PowerShot G5 X Mark II Specifications: (Google Translated)

  • 20.1 mp 1.0″ type stacked CMOS
  • DIGIC 8
  • 5x optical zoom (converted 24-120 mm f / 1.8-2.8)
  • It is equipped with “RAW burst mode” that can shoot RAW images continuously with high-speed continuous shooting up to approx. 30.0 fps (up to 70)
  • In RAW burst mode, shooting starts with the shutter halfway pressed, and “pre-shooting” is possible, which allows recording from up to about 0.5 seconds before the shutter is fully pressed
  • Up to about 20.0 fps (up to 118 images) can be captured continuously with AF fixed even in continuous shooting in drive mode, and up to about 8.0 fps captured continuously with AF tracking
  • You can keep looking at the subject without blackout during continuous shooting
  • The shortest shooting distance at the tele end in normal mode is reduced to 20 cm
  • Achieves the maximum shooting magnification of 0.47 times equivalent to half macro
  • 4K movie (29.97 / 25 fps, up to 9 minutes 59 seconds)
  • First to achieve crop-free 4K video shooting with Canon’s compact digital cameras
  • Full HD 120 fps movie
  • Fastest 1/25600 second electronic shutter
  • 3.0 type 1.04 million dots touch panel tilt type liquid crystal
  • 0.39 type 2.36 million dots pop-up type EVF
  • USB Type-C terminal
  • 3.5 mm microphone input terminal
  • Equipped with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.1
  • Battery: NB-13L
  • Size: 110.9 x 60.9 x 46 mm
  • Weight: 340g
  • Expected release date: early August 2019

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