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Patent: Canon continues to work on focal length reducers

Patent: Canon continues to work on focal length reducers

By Canon Rumors | January 11, 2019 | Canon Patents

Canon continues to work on focal length reducers.

What’s a focal length reducer you ask?

It’s an adapter that reduces the focal length of a lens and at the same time increases the maximum aperture, basically the opposite of teleconverters.

Canon has yet to release such a product, but we suspect this type of converter could benefit the EOS M system as well as an upcoming APS-C EOS R body.

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Patent: Canon RF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM

Patent: Canon RF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM

By Canon Rumors | January 11, 2019 | Canon Patents

Northlight has uncovered a USPTO patent that shows an optical formula for an RF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM along with the already released RF 28-70mm f/2L USM.

Canon RF 24-f/2.8L USM Patent Specifications:

  • Focal Length: 24.69mm 37.63mm 67.88mm
  • F-Number: 2.91 2.91 2.91
  • Half angle of view (degrees): 41.23 29.90 17.68
  • Total length of zoom lens (mm):  139.21mm 150.29mm 171.74mm
  • Backfocus: 13.49mm 22.31mm 35.10mm

The RF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM is expected to be announced sometime in 2019, maybe even as soon as CP+ in February.

Lexar announces the world’s first 1TB SD card

Lexar announces the world’s first 1TB SD card

By Canon Rumors | January 9, 2019 | Industry News

San Jose, USA, January 9, 2019 – Lexar, a leading global brand of flash memory solutions, today announced the new Lexar® Professional 633x SDXC™ UHS-I card with 1 terabyte (1TB) of memory.

Shoot and record more of what you love without changing cards with this high-capacity 1TB memory card that supplies the space you need for capturing all the action. Designed for your mid-range DSLR, HD camcorder, or 3D camera, the Lexar® Professional 633x SDXC™ UHS-I card lets you quickly capture, and transfer high-quality photos and stunning 1080p full-HD, 3D, and 4K video**, with read speeds of up to 633x (95MB/s)*. This Class 10 card leverages UHS-I technology to deliver high-speed performance to get the shot you want while providing the reliability you need.

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Canon confirms 8K capable EOS R camera in development

Canon confirms 8K capable EOS R camera in development

By Canon Rumors | January 9, 2019 | Canon EOS R

Imaging Resource sat down with Canon executives to discuss the future of the EOS R system and RF lenses. There is a lot of great hints in the interview about what we can expect from Canon in the future for the system.

A few points worth noting from our perspective.

The EOS R and RF mount system have been designed to be around for the next 30 years, just like the EOS and EF mount have been. Canon will continue to develop DSLRs, as sales have remained strong for those cameras.

We developed the EOS R System for the next 30 years, and started by introducing higher-end RF lenses. Yes, we are very serious about mirrorless. But please do not get the wrong impression, we will continue to enhance DSLR technology and products as well. We will work hard on both DSLR and mirrorless technologies and will wait to hear what customers say about each. Regarding the EOS R series, we are considering multiple models including a pro-level model, although I cannot comment on the time frame at this point.

While the immediate future is going to focus on the EOS R system, which obviously needs to play catch-up in some regard, Canon is fully committed to the system.

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Canon places top five in U.S. patent rankings for 33 years running and first among Japanese companies for fourteen years running

Canon places top five in U.S. patent rankings for 33 years running and first among Japanese companies for fourteen years running

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

TOKYO, January 8, 2019—Canon Inc. ranked third for the number of U.S. patents awarded in 2018, becoming the only company in the world to have ranked in the top five for 33 years running, according to the latest ranking of preliminary patent results issued by IFI CLAIMS Patent Services. What’s more, Canon once again ranked first among Japanese companies.

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Lower end EOS R body to omit the touch bar

Lower end EOS R body to omit the touch bar

By Canon Rumors | January 8, 2019 | Canon EOS R

We’re told that the entry-level EOS R camera coming sometime in 2019 will not feature the touch bar, which is quite a polarizing feature on the current Canon EOS R camera.

We suspect that this has been part of the entry-level EOS R plan for a while, and not because the user and media feedback about the touch bar has been mixed.

We don’t think Canon will give up on the feature after one iteration either and we expect to see it in some form on the higher end EOS R body also possibly coming in 2019.

The coming firmware update for the EOS R may correct some of the issues that some users have experienced with the EOS Rs touch bar.

Canon announces new waterproof and shockproof Canon VIXIA camcorders

Canon announces new waterproof and shockproof Canon VIXIA camcorders

By Canon Rumors | January 7, 2019 | Canon Videography

MELVILLE, NY, January 7, 2019 – Providing a dependable and durable pair of products that fit the everyday lifestyle of busy families, Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced two new ruggedly designed additions to the VIXIA family of digital camcorders – the VIXIA HF W11* and HF W10*. Both models are waterproof (up to 16.4 ft. / 5m), shockproof and dustproof and are capable of functioning in temperatures as low as 14 degrees Fahrenheit /-10 degrees Celsius so users can capture a variety of fun moments, such as trips to the beach for swimming or the mountains for skiing. Featuring 1920 x 1080 video AVCHD Full HD video recording, both camcorders are equipped with a 40x optical and 60x digital zoom lens allowing users to record action both near and far.

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Canon announces the VIXIA HF G50 4K UHD Video Camcorder

Canon announces the VIXIA HF G50 4K UHD Video Camcorder

By Canon Rumors | January 7, 2019 | Canon Videography

ENG-Style Camcorder is The First G-Series Camcorder with 4K 30P Recording and 20x Optical Zoom Lens

MELVILLE, NY, January 7, 2019 – A versatile addition to the VIXIA G-series family of camcorders, Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the Canon VIXIA HF G50. The camcorder is the first VIXIA G-series camcorder to feature 4K 30P recording and is an ideal tool for advanced amateur filmmakers, wedding videographers and student reporters. Featuring a genuine wide-angle Canon 20x (29.3-601mm)* optical zoom lens, the VIXIA HF G50 provides a well-rounded feature set at an affordable price point.

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New major firmware for the Canon EOS R should arrive soon

New major firmware for the Canon EOS R should arrive soon

By Canon Rumors | January 7, 2019 | Canon EOS R

Getting information on new firmware updates ahead of time has always been a very big challenge. I assume most firmware development has a soft release date because rushing firmware is never in the best interest of customers.

We’re told that a major functionality firmware update for the Canon EOS R should arrive sometime in the first quarter of 2019. What makes the update “major” and what sort of features are going to be added were not disclosed. It was mentioned that user and media feedback is going to play a major role in future updates for the Canon EOS R and other EOS R bodies.

The source did say that it’s possible a minor bugfix firmware update will precede the major release.

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The Canon EOS R is available at Adorama

Canon Europe Announces New SDK and API Package for Developers and Integrators

Canon Europe Announces New SDK and API Package for Developers and Integrators

By Canon Rumors | January 5, 2019 | Canon Software

Power your enterprising vision with Canon PowerShot SX70 HS, the first product supported in 2019

Canon Europe, a world leader in digital imaging solutions, announces the release of its new camera API package, offering a range of resources to developers. The combined EOS Digital software development kit (SDK) and all-new Camera Control API (CCAPI) create unique opportunities for developers and software engineers to take advantage of select Canon cameras and lenses, launching with the PowerShot SX70 HS.

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