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Canon Speedlite 600EX II-RT replacement coming soon [CR2]

Canon Speedlite 600EX II-RT replacement coming soon [CR2]

By Canon Rumors | May 12, 2020 | Canon Accessories

A replacement for the Canon Speedlite 600EX II-RT  has been rumored since the big January price drop.

A good source tells us that it has been delayed along with the EOS R5 and EOS R6 announcements, but we should see it announced alongside one of those cameras in the next couple of months.

I don’t have anything I can publish about new features included with the new flagship Speedlite, but the source did say that the new Speedlite will be a “big step forward”.

The Canon EOS R6 has shown up for certification

The Canon EOS R6 has shown up for certification

By Canon Rumors | May 9, 2020 | Canon DSLR Rumors

The Canon EOS R6 has shown up for certification under the name DS126831.

Canon EOS R6 Specifications: (New information in BOLD)

  • 20mp full-frame CMOS sensor
  • IBIS
  • 12fps mechanical and 20fps electronic.
  • 4K @ 60p
  • FullHD @ 120p
  • Dual card slots
  • No top-down screen
  • Lower resolution EVF than the EOS R5
  • Build quality not as good as the EOS R5
  • Bluetooth 4.2 (EOS R5 to get Bluetooth 5.0)
  • LP-E6NH Battery (Same as the EOS R5)
  • The latest rumored announcement is July 2020

The Canon EOS R5 likely won’t be announced next week

The Canon EOS R5 likely won’t be announced next week

By Canon Rumors | May 9, 2020 | Canon DSLR Rumors

An announcement date rumor of next week for the Canon EOS R5 is making the rounds, but it doesn’t look like it will come to fruition.

According to a German retailer, you will be able to “Experience the new Canon EOS R5 live on May 16, 2020”, which unfortunately doesn’t mean what we had hoped it would. Foto Hamer has clarified what the event actually is.

Hi guys, you could see the content and info about the live streams of the Testival Online. This is NOT the official presentation of the EOS R5 by Canon! It’s a LIVE workshop with a Canon product expert on the Canon R series and in this framework, it presents the previously known information of the R5 There will be no demonstration of the camera and, in our knowledge, will not publish any information that is not yet known. Nevertheless, the workshop is of course exciting.

I don’t think we’re going to get an official Canon EOS R5 announcement next week, but that could obviously change.

5 unreleased RF lenses show up again for certification

5 unreleased RF lenses show up again for certification

By Canon Rumors | May 8, 2020 | Canon Lens Rumors

There’s nothing really new here, but once again we see 5 unreleased lenses show up for certification according to Nokishita. We suspect at least one of them is the RF 100-500 f/4-7.1L IS USM. None of these lens SKUs are for the new RF teleconverters either.

Unreleased Canon Lens SKUs (One of these SKUs is the RF 100-500):

  • 3986C005
  • 3987C005
  • 4112C005
  • 4113C005
  • 4114C005
  • 4234C005

I and others expect to see at least 4 lenses announced before August of this year.

A Canon RF 70-135mm f/2L USM gets a mention [CR1]

A Canon RF 70-135mm f/2L USM gets a mention [CR1]

By Canon Rumors | May 7, 2020 | Canon Lens Rumors

An unknown source is claiming that Canon is actively testing an RF 70-135mm f/2L USM with a very small group of photographers and videographers.

The same source claims that this lens will be announced in Q4 of 2020.

With IBIS coming on the Canon EOS R6 and Canon EOS R5, it makes sense to leave IS out of this lens design, anything to save a bit of size and weight will be welcomed.

This lens has been previously mentioned,but I caution that both of these reports come from unknown sources.

Analysis: Canon EOS M6 Mark II shutter shock performance

Analysis: Canon EOS M6 Mark II shutter shock performance

By Canon Rumors | May 6, 2020 | Canon Reviews

Canon News has completed a full analysis of the Canon EOS M6 Mark II and the effect shutter shock has on images. Unfortunately, it looks like this is one area in which the Canon EOS M6 Mark II is a bit weak.

The Canon EOS M6 Mark II lacks an Electronic First Curtain Shutter, which is a strange omission and does have a negative impact on image sharpness.

From Canon News:

The M6 Mark II is a hopped-up little camera that is fun to use and is an amazing performer – but the deliberate lack of EFCS on this camera reduces it’s ability in some cases to deliver the highest IQ possible.  Now to be fair, the M6 Mark II (as well as the 90D) are the two most exacting and demanding cameras on the market today, as both have 32.5MP APS-C sensors when the rest of the industry mostly has 24MP.  However, this makes it more puzzling as it is more prone to show the effects of shutter shock than any other camera as well. Read the full analysis

While we all love graphs and numbers when analyzing cameras and lenses, this issue probably won’t be noticed by a vast majority of shooters.

The Canon EOS R5 has passed Bluetooth certification

The Canon EOS R5 has passed Bluetooth certification

By Canon Rumors | May 5, 2020 | Canon DSLR Rumors

It looks like one of the last hurdles to production has been passed, as the Canon EOS R5 has received Bluetooth certification.

Nokishita breaks down the certification and code names:

Canon “DS126831 / 36/37/38/39/40” also passed Bluetooth certification. Probably all “EOS R5” (36 is North American version [1-11,36-64,149-165ch], 38 is Taiwan etc. version [1-11,36-165ch], 39 is Chinese version [1-13,36-64,149] -165ch]. There should be a Japanese version [1-13,36-140ch] and a 1-13,36-165ch compatible version)

Read more…

Canon announces $100 firmware update for stop-motion photography

Canon announces $100 firmware update for stop-motion photography

By Canon Rumors | May 5, 2020 | Canon Firmware

From Canon USA:

Supercharge Your Stop Motion Animation

Whether pre-installed on a new EOS R or manually installed on an existing EOS R the new Stop Motion Animation upgrade for EOS R cameras increases your Live View resolution to 1920×1280 from Canon’s normal of 960×640 when connected to Dragonframe stop motion animation software. This makes it easier for animators to confirm focus and movement within every frame.

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Canon EOS R6 announcement moved to July [CR2]

Canon EOS R6 announcement moved to July [CR2]

By Canon Rumors | May 4, 2020 | Canon DSLR Rumors

I have been told that the official announcement for the Canon EOS R6 will not happen until July now. This is coming from two sources and contradicts our own report from two weeks ago that said the camera was still scheduled for announcement in May.

I have also been told not to expect the Canon EOS R6 to begin shipping until late Q3 in 2020, which sounds like August/September.

I haven’t been told if we’ll get a similar development announcement for the EOS R6 that we have had for the EOS R5, but I can’t see that happening.

Canon EOS R6 Specifications:

  • 20mp full-frame CMOS sensor
  • IBIS
  • 12fps mechanical and 20fps electronic.
  • 4K @ 60p
  • FullHD @ 120p
  • Dual card slots
  • No top-down screen
  • Lower resolution EVF than the EOS R5
  • Build quality not as good as the EOS R5
  • New battery (Not sure if it’s the same as the EOS R5)
  • July 2020 launch
Two more EOS R bodies are coming in 2021 [CR2]

Two more EOS R bodies are coming in 2021 [CR2]

By Canon Rumors | April 30, 2020 | Canon DSLR Rumors

I have been told that Canon’s roadmap shows two more EOS R bodies are to be announced and released in 2021.

Both of the cameras were given “internal names”, with no mention of specifications or where the cameras would sit in the lineup.

If you look at it logically, there are probably 3 possibilities for the three cameras.

Since there won’t be a direct EOS R replacement (EOS R6 will likely take its place), we can rule out that as a possibility.

The EOS RP could get a replacement, a new low-cost EOS R body. Perhaps an “EOS R9”.

We all expect a Canon EOS R1 to be coming down the pipeline, but with how the EOS R5 is looking, I could see such a body being pushed further into the future.

A high-megapixel version of the EOS R5, perhaps an EOS R5s or EOS R3 seems extremely likely. A studio and landscape version of the EOS R5 seems like a no-brainer for stills photographers.

More to come soon on this…

 

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