We’re being told that the next iteration of the C300 will be coming in late 2019.
On an interesting note. We’re told that the EOS C300 Mark III will be launched at 4K but will be able to be upgraded to 8K for an additional cost after purchase. We have no information on how the upgrade would work, or how much it would cost.
Other features will include 4.4.4 as well as a new electronic image stabilization, but no details were given for the latter.
Testing for the new Cinema EOS body is already under way.
We’re told that Canon will be using the brand new Sony IMX571 image sensor in an upcoming Canon APS-C ILC camera body. The source thinks it’s going to be in a mirrorless camera, but there’s also the possibility we’ll see it in a DSLR.
The Sony IMX571 is a back-illuminated 26mp CMOS APS-C image sensor built for DSLRs, which we believe includes mirrorless ILC applications. The sensor is also capable of shooting at 16fps.
Canon has used Sony image sensors in PowerShot cameras in the past, but I cannot remember the last time they used a 3rd party image sensor in an interchangeable lens camera.
You can learn more about Sony’s image sensors here.
A good source has chimed in on the possibility of a Canon EOS R body with an APS-C sensor.
In a recent interview, a Canon executive made a comment about the EOS M and EOS R systems, saying (google translated) “Since EOS R is a full-size system, it can not be downsized to EOS M size. EOS M has a role/existence value as an APS-C system.”
A few sites took that to mean that there would be no APS-C sensor equipped EOS R body. We took it to mean that they cannot shrink the RF mount and the ergonomics needed for a “prosumer/professional” camera to the EOS M size of a camera and that a compact APS-C system like the EOS M would continue to exist for the foreseeable future.
BCN rankings have released the latest numbers for the full frame mirrorless camera market in Japan, and Sony’s near 100% market share took a big hit after the release of the Canon EOS R and the Nikon Z series cameras.
Full frame mirrorless market share breakdown (Japan):
These numbers may be inflated since Canon and Nikon just released their full frame mirrorless systems. It’ll be interesting to watch over the next few months whether or not Canon and Nikon can maintain or even increase their market share in the segment.
If we had to make a prediction, Canon will likely have 50% of the market by this time next year once they’ve released a few more EOS R bodies and lenses.
Nikon’s numbers will likely increase once the Z6 starts to ship in large numbers next month.
No word on the market share breakdown in Europe or North America yet.
Our absolute favourite camera backpack manufacturer Gura Gear has returned with a new range of Kiboko backpacks and Et Cetera accessory bags.
Gura Gear built a reputation for making the best quality backpacks on the market, along with one of the best warranties. The brand went away after it acquired Tamrac, and the Gura Gear series became the G Elite line. The bags weren’t quite as good and the Tamrac name just didn’t carry the same cachet as “Gura Gear” did.
The-Digital-Picture has completed their review of the brand new Canon RF 50mm f/1.2L USM. The first L prime for the Canon EOS R system. It’s big, it’s expensive and it’s pretty, but does it perform?
Bryan seems to think so:
A great 50mm prime lens has been high on the want list for many photographers and with the RF 50mm f/1.2L USM Lens, Canon has delivered big. While the price may keep such a lens on the want list for those with a tighter budget, many serious amateurs and professionals are going to find this lens to be an essential part of their kit.
The 50mm focal length has great general purpose utility and the ultra-wide aperture extends this lens’ versatility to ultra-low light levels. Just having an ultra-wide aperture does not mean that the wide-open image quality will be adequate for your needs, but there is no worry when using this lens at f/1.2. The resolution and contrast are great, far better than any other Canon 50mm lens. AF accuracy is critical for lenses delivering shallow depth of field and this one performs impressively. Read the full review
The last month or so has seen a steady stream to our inbox of EOS R and RF mount information. Some will obviously be wishlists, but some of the information will be accurate.
We’ve been told on multiple occasions that an RF mount video product of some kind is in development. While only one of the comments mentioned a Cinema EOS camera, a couple of others said it would likely be outside of the Cinema EOS in its first iteration.
Most of the people we have talked to seem to agree that we won’t see such a camera until 2020 at the earliest, and not to expect this kind of hardware announcement for NAB in April of 2019. The RF mount needs more native lenses before an RF mount video product makes sense.
That said, I do wonder how many video shooters would appreciate an RF mount video product just to use the RF to EF filter adapters.
We’re now receiving more information from other places suggesting that this is going to be the case. We’re told that the “first true super telephoto lens for the RF mount will be a diffractive optics lens”.
The same source also mentioned that an RF 300mm f/2.8L IS was currently in development, but not anywhere close to becoming a consumer product.
While we weren’t told what the focal length for the first RF mount DO lens would be, we’d wager on a 500mm lens is a good place to start for the EOS R system.