MELVILLE, NY, October 9, 2019 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced that its parent company, Canon Inc., celebrated a camera-manufacturing milestone – the production of the Company’s EOS-series silver halide (film) cameras combined with the digital interchangeable-lens cameras surpassing 100 million units* as of September 20, 2019. An EOS R mirrorless camera (released in October 2018) was the 100 millionth EOS-series camera produced, which is a true testament to Canon’s continued dedication to innovation and evolution of the EOS series with its first full-frame mirrorless camera.
From Canon: In response to feedback from our customers about some of our recently launched EOS and PowerShot models, Canon plans to introduce 24p mode (23.98fps) for movie recording via a series of future firmware updates for select models. After the firmware updates are downloaded it will be possible to shoot 24p (23.98fps) in 4K and Full HD for the select models.
The first models to benefit will be the EOS 90D and EOS RP at the end of October. The PowerShot G7X Mark III and G5X Mark II will follow at the end of 2019 and the EOS M6 Mark II during the first half of 2020.
Canon is committed to providing a diverse and full line-up of products, listening to our customers and providing enhancements accordingly.
We have received our first rumoured specifications for the upcoming Canon EOS-1D X Mark III. Please keep in mind a specification list with a [CR1] rating is coming from an unknown source.
Canon EOS-1D X Mark III specifications (rumoured):
28.1mp full-frame CMOS
Up to 30fps still shooting
Dual DIGIC 9 (This would be the first time the 1D series would introduce a new processor)
New and larger rear LCD, the source said it looked brighter too.
The source has no knowledge of the video features for the camera. The camera specifications above are for a prototype, and there’s always a possibility that more than one set of specifications are in these prototypes, but if the February announcement timeframe is legit, we should be getting better information soon.
2019.10.04 – SIGMA Corporation is pleased to announce the upcoming launch of interchangeable lenses for the Canon EF-M mount digital camera series with APS-C image sensors. SIGMA will gradually introduce the lenses as members of the Contemporary line.
The new Canon EF-M mount models will feature a newly and exclusively developed control algorithm that optimizes the autofocus drive and maximizes the data transmission speed. In addition, these lenses will be compatible with Servo AF and lens aberration correction.
The second generation of speed, the Sony Alpha a9 II takes the impressive feature-set of its predecessor and adds enhanced connectivity, a refined body design, and even quicker performance. Utilizing the proven 24.2MP full-frame Exmor RS BSI stacked CMOS sensor and an updated BIONZ X processor, the a9 II sports especially quick and responsive capabilities. Up to 20 fps shooting is possible with a silent electronic shutter or up to 10 fps with a mechanical shutter is supported, along with a wide sensitivity range that reaches up to an expanded ISO 204800. The sensor’s design also incorporates a 693-point phase-detection autofocus system, which offers intelligent subject tracking and Real-time Eye AF to ensure critical focus on moving subjects. The BIONZ X also performs up to 60 AF/AE functions per second to go along with the 20 fps shooting for reliable results in quickly changing situations. In addition to stills, UHD 4K video recording is supported at up to 30 fps and Quick and Slow Motion recording is also available. Additionally, 5-axis SteadyShot INSIDE sensor-shift image stabilization is available, too, which minimizes the appearance of camera shake by up to 5.5 stops.
Canon News has uncovered a patent that discusses cooling modular cinema cameras. As we’ve previously reported, we expect a lot more modular Cinema EOS cameras in the future. The drawings in this patent look closer to the ME20F-SH than any current Cinema camera.
Heat is the enemy of progress in a lot of things, and cinema cameras are no different. When bitrates and resolution increase, and you want to shrink the form factor of the camera, heat becomes a big issue.
The images for this patent seem to show an EF mount camera.
The Cinema EOS lineup has been pretty successful for Canon, but 2019 was a slow year for the system as we only saw one new camera, the Cinema EOS C500 Mark II.
We have been told that at least two new Cinema EOS cameras will come in 2020, one will be the Cinema EOS C300 Mark III, a Super35 4K camera that will follow the modular design of the Cinema EOS C500 Mark II.
The second, and much later in 2020 will be a replacement for the Cinema EOS C100 Mark II. When the Cinema EOS C200 was announced, we were told at that time that it was effectively a replacement for the C100 Mark II, but a couple of sources are saying that’s not the case. One source suggested it could be the first Cinema EOS camera with an RF mount “out of the box” and would introduce a new form factor for the lineup.
We have also been told that Canon will not announce an 8K camera in the “usual way” in 2020, but that it will be addressed with some kind of announcement next year.
We’re not going to see any more major product announcements from Canon in 2019, outside of the official announcement of the RF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM, which we expect in the next month or two, with the availability of the new lens coming in December.
We have been told that Canon has a major announcement planned on or around February 11, 2020, which would come ahead of CP+, which begins at the end of February.
A second source said “your readers should start getting excited for Photokina”, which is happening in May. Unfortunately, that was all we were told and we’ll have to wait a bit longer to find out what is possibly coming.
We expect both the high-megapixel EOS R body and EOS-1D X Mark III to be announced in the first half of 2020, along with a lot of new RF mount lenses.