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Canon Speedlite 600EX II-RT $399 (Reg $579), is a new flagship Speedlite coming?

Canon Speedlite 600EX II-RT $399 (Reg $579), is a new flagship Speedlite coming?

By Canon Rumors | January 16, 2020 | Canon Accessories

We were told recently that Canon would be announcing a new flagship Speedliite ahead of CP+ next month, and this price drop may be evidence that the information is true.

This is the lowest price we’ve ever seen for this Speedlite from an authorized dealer.

Canon Speedlite 600EX II-RT $399 (Reg $579)

We’re number 3! Canon Places 3rd in IFI CLAIMS 2019 U.S. Patent Rankings

We’re number 3! Canon Places 3rd in IFI CLAIMS 2019 U.S. Patent Rankings

By Canon Rumors | January 16, 2020 | Industry News

The Only Company in the World to be Ranked in Top Five for 34 Years

MELVILLE, NY, January 15, 2020 – Aligning with its mission of empowering innovations, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is proud to announce that its parent company, Canon Inc., was granted 3,548 patents by the US Patent and Trademark Office and maintained its third-place ranking for patents granted in 2019 according to IFI CLAIMS Patent Services, a leading producer of global patent databases. With this year’s ranking, Canon has become the only company in the world to have ranked in the top five for the number of patents granted for 34 consecutive years. Additionally, Canon has once again ranked first in patents among Japanese companies for the 15th consecutive year.

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Patent: Canon RF 135mm f/1.4L USM

Patent: Canon RF 135mm f/1.4L USM

By Canon Rumors | January 16, 2020 | Canon Patents

Well here’s a fun optical formula from Canon discovered by Canon News, a Canon RF 135mm f/1.4L USM.  The Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM is an all-time classic, and this would certainly be an amazing offering worth of the new lens mount.

I think there is a higher than normal probability that such a lens design will make it into a consumer product.

Canon RF  135mm f/1.4L USM:

  • Focal length: 131.00mm
  • F-Number: 1.41
  • Half angle of view: 9.38°
  • Image height: 21.64mm
  • Total lens length:  182.28mm
  • BF: 13.87mm
BCN Awards: Canon sweeps the sales awards

BCN Awards: Canon sweeps the sales awards

By Canon Rumors | January 15, 2020 | Industry News

The BCN awards based on 2019 sales in Japan are now out, and Canon has swept the major segments. BCN collects data from a majority of Japanese camera retailers to give a good idea of how things are going for the big manufacturers on their home turf.

Sony has made a big move in interchangeable lenses as they have passed Nikon for #2.

DSLR Cameras

  • Canon 56.3%
  • Nikon 41.1%
  • Ricoh 2.4%

Mirrorless Cameras

  • Canon 30.9%
  • Sony 25.9%
  • Olympus 23.4%

Compact Cameras

  • Canon 39.3%
  • Nikon 22.9%
  • Sony 15.2%

Interchangeable Lenses

  • Canon 19.9%
  • Sony 16.9%
  • Nikon 14.4%

Canon News made some pretty graphs that show how the market has looked over the last 8 years.

You can see the full list of BCN award winners here.

Canon shows off new concept cameras at CES 2020

Canon shows off new concept cameras at CES 2020

By Canon Rumors | January 13, 2020 | Industry News

Canon had a large presence at CES 2020 this year in Las Vegas, and made a big splash with the Canon EOS-1D X Mark III announcement.

Canon also brought a lot of concept cameras to the show and DPReview has posted a gallery of these ideas Canon has. The concepts include a wearable camera,  a single camera with a modular lens setup, a small camera with a 400mm lens,  and their AI intelligent capture camera that we’ve seen before.

There’s no telling when any of these cameras could end up as consumer products.

Check out all of the Canon concept cameras here.

Two new EOS R bodies coming in the first half of 2020 [CR3]

Two new EOS R bodies coming in the first half of 2020 [CR3]

By Canon Rumors | January 13, 2020 | Canon DSLR Rumors

A lot more information came in after the weekend’s posting about potential Canon EOS R Mark II specifications.

A known source has told us that the specifications posted did not match up with the next 2 EOS R cameras that are coming in the first half of 2020.

While the source said they couldn’t say too much at this time specification wise, it was mentioned that Canon will be “stepping it up a gear” when it comes to specifications for the next two EOS R bodies.

More to come…

Potential Canon EOS R Mark II specifications [CR1]

Potential Canon EOS R Mark II specifications [CR1]

By Canon Rumors | January 11, 2020 | Canon DSLR Rumors

Sources continue to talk to us about the next EOS R cameras, but the information has been pretty vague for the most part.

However, we have received our first somewhat informative Canon EOS R Mark II specifications. A camera we have been told on more than one occasion will be coming in 2020.

Canon EOS R Mark II rumored specifications:

  • 32mp
  • IBIS
  • DIGIC X (A different version than the EOS-1D Mark III)
  • 12fps
  • ISO 100 – 51,200
  • 1 SD card slot
  • 1 CFexpress slot
  • No crop 4K video with DPAF
  • No RAW video
  • 5mp EVF
  • May get a new naming scheme

Take any [CR1] specifications lists with a grain of salt, however, a few of these specifications have been mentioned by known sources over the last couple of weeks.

Canon Introduces The CR-S700R Robotic Camera System Enabling The Remote Operation Of Select EOS Cameras And Lenses

Canon Introduces The CR-S700R Robotic Camera System Enabling The Remote Operation Of Select EOS Cameras And Lenses

By Canon Rumors | January 10, 2020 | Canon Accessories

MELVILLE, NY, January 6, 2020 – Sports photography and news media require the use of remote photography extensively to capture still images from various viewpoints or angles that may not be achieved with conventional photography methods. Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solution, today announced the release of the Canon Robotic Camera System CR-S700R, a remote-control system for still image shooting. This system was developed to meet the needs of professional photographers to operate cameras remotely to shoot still images for the media and further represents Canon’s continued commitment to deliver convenient solutions.

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Nifty Fifty and/or a Pancake lens are coming to the RF mount in 2020 [CR3]

Nifty Fifty and/or a Pancake lens are coming to the RF mount in 2020 [CR3]

By Canon Rumors | January 9, 2020 | Canon Lens Rumors

We have been told that Canon will introduce at least one inexpensive prime lens for the RF mount in 2020, and they could actually bring two. One of which would come later in 2020.

First up, an f/2.8 pancake is definitely in the works and should be announced sometime in the first half of 2020.

Secondly, the source claims that an RF 50mm f/1.8 has been shown on a roadmap which didn’t include a date for an announcement.

I suspect that we’ll definitely see at least one of these lenses this year.

Note: The image used for this post is the Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 pancake.

Patent: Large LCD equipped mirrorless camera

Patent: Large LCD equipped mirrorless camera

By Canon Rumors | January 9, 2020 | Canon Patents

Canon News has uncovered a patent showing a mirrorless camera with an LCD display that nearly covers the entire rear of the camera.

This patent application shows how Canon could replace the rear wheel on the back of cameras. Ridges in the screen help with tactile feedback as you change settings on the rear of the camera.

I don’t see this as something we’re going to see any time soon, but it’s cool to see Canon trying new things in ergonomics.

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