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I have seen the Canon EOS-1D X Mark III, and I can tell you what I saw.

I have seen the Canon EOS-1D X Mark III, and I can tell you what I saw.

By Canon Rumors | October 23, 2019 | Canon DSLR Rumors

I have seen the Canon EOS-1D X Mark III in all of its glory. A source sent me images of the new flagship Canon DSLR with the caveat that they’d be for my eyes only. I respect all sources wishes, so I will not be posting the images.

I can tell you what I have seen though.

Ergonomically the Canon EOS-1D X Mark III will be almost identical to the Canon EOS-1D X Mark II. The first visual difference is how all of the ports are laid out on the side of the camera, and there are also additional port covers. The N3 remote jack has been moved to the side below the headphone jack. The memory card door is also a different shape, unfortunately, I could not see what slots were behind it.

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A bit more about the Canon EOS-1D X Mark III [CR2]

A bit more about the Canon EOS-1D X Mark III [CR2]

By Canon Rumors | October 22, 2019 | Canon DSLR Rumors

Update 2: Canon has officially announced the development of the Canon EOS-1D X Mark III. Some original rumors about the camera look to be incorrect. There will not be a new battery and the top-down LCD looks to be the same. What is interesting is the new AF-ON/Smart Controller button, we have seen it in a photo we’re unable to publish and the button area is a lot bigger than on previous cameras. The AF-ON/Smart Controller button is there in horizontal and vertical orientation.

Update: Almost immediately after we posted this report, we were told by an anonymous source that Canon will address the EOS-1D X Mark III very soon. Is there a development announcement coming? We have not confirmed this with any known sources yet. 

A few weeks ago we reported the first rumored specifications for the upcoming Canon EOS-1D X Mark III. Since then, a few more things have trickled in about the camera.

  • There will be a new battery for the Canon EOS-1D X Mark III, and it will have a “new feature”. (False)
  • Optical viewfinder, but there will be more information available within it.
  • 61 autofocus points, all cross-type with a “slightly” larger spread
  • Similar top-down LCD to the EOS R (False)

I’m sure more information will continue to trickle in for the next few months.

“Pro” EOS R camera coming in March 2020? [CR0]

“Pro” EOS R camera coming in March 2020? [CR0]

By Canon Rumors | October 21, 2019 | Canon DSLR Rumors

A confusing new rumor is hitting the gear sites about a “pro” EOS R camera.

This rumor suggests that a 60mp “Pro” EOS R camera with a similar feature set and an EOS-1 level camera will be announced ahead of the Photography Show 2020 in March of 2020.

There are a couple of issues and confusion about this report.

  1. No EOS-1D X level EOS R camera is going to get a 60mp sensor. It’ll be much lower resolution, likely in the 24-28mp range.
  2. Announcing after CP+ in February doesn’t make a lot of sense, the Photography Show isn’t a major event for Canon. Now it could be announced ahead of CP+ and obviously showcased in the UK the following month.
  3. We’ve been told that the high megapixel EOS R camera is what is coming next (other than the EOS Ra astrophotography camera). Such a camera could definitely be considered “pro”, but it won’t be an EOS-1D X level professional camera.

Definitely take this report with a huge grain of salt.

New designs for replacement ME200S-SH and ME20F-SH cameras seem to have surfaced

New designs for replacement ME200S-SH and ME20F-SH cameras seem to have surfaced

By Canon Rumors | October 20, 2019 | Canon Cinema Lens Rumors

Canon News has uncovered what looks to be new designs for the speciality cameras the Canon ME200S-SH and the Canon ME20F-SH (which is listed as discontinued at some retailers). If you’re unfamiliar with theses cameras, the ME20F-SH shoots in 1080p at up to 4 million ISO. The ME200S-SH is the “affordable” version that shoots to 204,000 ISO.

There seem to be new connections on each camera design and I imagine any updates to either will bring 4K recording. I also wonder if the mount is interchangeable on one of the cameras because of the 4 screws on the front of the new design. There looks to be enough space to swap out the EF mount for an RF mount. Or more likely, being able to swap EF and PL mounts on your own.

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Canon adds five new image sensors to their lineup

Canon adds five new image sensors to their lineup

By Canon Rumors | October 19, 2019 | Industry News

Canon News is the first to report that Canon has added five new image sensors to their lineup for third party applications. A few of the sensors look like they already existed in previous Canon products.

12MP 1 Inch CMOS 4K Sensor
4K 12 megapixel CMOS sensor suitable for video / still image shooting

  • Filter Type – RGB
  • Sensitivity – 22,000 e/lx/sec @Analog gain x1 (TBD)
  • Sensor Size – 1 inch
  • Number of Effective Pixels – 4000x 3000 (Horizontal x Vertical)
  • Pixel Size – 3.2 um x 3.2 um
  • Shutter – Rolling shutter 12 bit, 24 fps (All Pixels)
  • Maximum Frame Rate – 10 bit, 60 fps (4K2K)
  • Saturation 22,000 e (TBD) @ Analog gain x 1
  • Dark Random Noise – 2.8 e rms @Analog gain x16 (TBD)
  • Dark Current – 17 e/sec (TBD) @package reverse side 60℃
  • Drive Frequency – 27 MHz (recommended)
  • Output Channels – Data: 12 lanes, Clock: 2 lanes
  • Output Format – LVDS output maximum 648 Mbps @12 bit
  • Power Consumption – 540 mW(Typ.) @All pixels readout 24fps (12bit)
  • Power Supply Voltages 3.3V, 1.8 V
  • Package Type – 150 pin ceramic LGA
  • Package Size – 25.10 mm x 22.20 mm x 2.99 mm

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Images and specifications for the upcoming RF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM, RF 85mm f/1.2L USM DS & DM-E100

Images and specifications for the upcoming RF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM, RF 85mm f/1.2L USM DS & DM-E100

By Canon Rumors | October 17, 2019 | Canon Lens Rumors

The specifications and images have leaked out for the soon-to-be-announced RF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM and RF 85mm f/1.2L USM DS lenses and DM-E100 microphone.

Canon RF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM Specifications:

  • 17 elements in 13 groups
  • Minimum focusing distance: 0.7m
  • Maximum shooting magnification: 0.23 times
  • Filter diameter: 77mm
  • Size: 89.9mm x 146mm
  • Weight: 1070g

Canon RF 85mm f/1.2L USM DS Specifications:

  • 13 elements in 9 groups
  • Minimum focusing distance: 0.85m
  • Maximum shooting magnification: 0.12 times
  • Number of diaphragm blades: 9
  • Filter diameter: 82mm
  • Size:  103.2mm x 117.3mm
  • Weight: 1195g

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Preorder Skylum’s Luminar 4 and get one year of SmugMug free

Preorder Skylum’s Luminar 4 and get one year of SmugMug free

By Canon Rumors | October 16, 2019 | Third Party Software

Skylum’s highly anticipated Luminar 4 is now available for preorder and will be released on November 18, 2019.

Pre-orders include a bonus one-year plan to SmugMug (worth US$180) and costs US$79 for a new purchase and US$69 for an upgrade. When released on November 18, the price will jump to US$89 new and US$69 for an upgrade.

Luminar 4 includes the new AI Sky Replacement feature, which in our testing I found worked extremely well. Also added is the new AI Skin Enhancer and Portrait Enhancer.  Learn more about Skylum Luminar 4

The end of an era? Review site Imaging Resource nearing its end

The end of an era? Review site Imaging Resource nearing its end

By Canon Rumors | October 14, 2019 | Industry News

Imaging resource has been one of the best and most comprehensive camera review sites for 22 years. Sadly, the end may be near for the site.

Image resource has released the following statement about why they’re closing down:

We’re (probably) closing early next year, and here’s why

They say all good things must come to an end, though, and tantalizingly close to a quarter-century from when I first had the idea for it, I’m sorry to say that Imaging Resource, too, will likely be winding down early next year.

The reasons for that decision are many-fold. For one thing, the camera industry itself has been contracting for quite a few years now. That’s due in part to the arrival on the scene of high-quality camera phones which, especially for many more casual photographers, negated the need to carry a separate device on which to capture their memories. Read the full statement

Reviews take a level of work that shocked me during my half-assed attempt at doing them. There was no way I could do what great sites like Imaging Resource are doing.

Canon Rumors is pretty much a one-man-show, which makes the challenges of feeding multiple people with declining revenue streams less of an issue for me, but I am actively looking at new ways to grow the site while keeping costs from going up.

I do hope Imaging Resource finds a way of making things work in the future. I love their reviews, but I may love their interviews with the camera companies even more.

The Canon EOS 5D Mark V is in the works [CR2]

The Canon EOS 5D Mark V is in the works [CR2]

By Canon Rumors | October 14, 2019 | Canon DSLR Rumors

We have been told that Canon still has plans to update its most popular professional full-frame camera, the EOS 5D Mark IV.

The EOS 5D Mark V apparently appeared on an internal roadmap, along with an EOS R Mark II, the source did not provide the timeline of the roadmap.

We think it makes a lot of sense to see another iteration of the EOS 5D DSLR, along with a similarly specced EOS R Mark II.

With all of the new cameras expected in 2020 from Canon, I don’t see either the EOS 5D Mark IV or EOS R replacement coming before Q4 of 2020.

Canon officially announces the IVY REC clippable outdoor camera

Canon officially announces the IVY REC clippable outdoor camera

By Canon Rumors | October 10, 2019 | Canon PowerShot

MELVILLE, NY, October 10, 2019 – Your activity of choice should not limit you on your quest to #RECtheWorld – from jumping on a trampoline, biking down a mountainside, screaming on a roller coaster or feeling the beat at a music festival. Down for just about anything, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is excited to announce the IVY REC Clippable Outdoor Camera. Made to go anywhere while capturing those larger-than-life moments – this new camera is made for adventure.

Preorder the Canon IVY REC at Adorama

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