Canon EOS 6D Mark II rumor (and user poll), two test-units out in the wild? [CW2]

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In the past we had rumors pointing to different sensor resolutions for the Canon EOS 6D Mark II: 24MP and 28MP. A new rumor I got (thanks) suggests that Canon is still testing both scenarios.

Is this likely? I guess it is a bit late to make tests to decide if it is better to release a 24MP EOS 6D2 or a 28MP EOS 6D2. Most of us agree that the EOS 6D Mark II will be announced by Q1 2016. Canon still testing the EOS 6D Mark II doesn’t sound very likely to me.

However, we do not yet have reliable rumors about the EOS 6D Mark II sensor resolution. Here at CW we got rumors about a 28MP sensor, other suggest it may have 24MP sensor. Might this post start some new EOS 6D2 rumors.

There are also rumors suggesting the EOS 6D Mark II will go upmarket. There is some misunderstanding or confusion here. The EOS 6D2 is not “going upmarket”, it will just have all the new features that technology can offer in 2015-16. The EOS 6D Mark II will be Canon’s next entry-level, full-frame DSLR.

While I do not give much credit to a rumor stating Canon is still testing two possible models of the EOS 6D Mark II, I am pretty curious to learn what you think will be the sensor resolution of the Canon EOS 6D Mark II. And feel free to let me know what you think in the comment section.

Canon EOS 6D Mark II sensor resolution

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  • CW1 – probably fake rumor, not reliable (less than 15% chance to be real)
  • CW2 – rumor from an unknown/new source, but otherwise at least a plausible rumor (15%-40% chance to be real)
  • CW3 – around 50% chance to be real, coming from a known source, or from new source with good insight in Canon’s business
  • CW4 – rumor from a known source that was right in the past, high probability to be true (60%-80% chance to be real)
  • CW5 – as good as certain to be true

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New Canon videos celebrate 10 years anniversary of EOS 5D series

Canon released 2 new videos to celebrate the 10 years anniversary of the company’s winning EOS 5D series. The video below shows highlights of an interview with the developers of the EOS 5D series. You may also be interested in a long series of technical articles dedicated to the EOS 5D and its successors.

The EOS 5D line was a game changer in many aspects. Just think what the EOS 5D Mark II made for videographers. And we are looking forward to another milestone with the upcoming EOS 5D Mark IV.

The latest addition to the EOS 5D series are the Canon EOS 5Ds (Amazon UK, PixMania UK, Warehouseexpress, DigitalRev, eBay.uk) and EOS 5Ds R (Amazon UK, PixMania UK, Warehouseexpress, DigitalRev, eBay.uk).

[via Photography Blog]

Canon patent for EF 15-105mm f/2.8-5.6 lens

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Canon filed a patent for an EF 15-105mm f/2.8-5.6 lens.

  • Patent Publication No. 2015-118141
    • Published 2015.6.25
    • Filing date 2013.12.17
  • Example
    embodiment
    Example Zoom ratio Focal length Fno. Half angle Image height Overall length of the lens BF
    1 4.12 24.75 52.09 101.92 3.60 4.81 5.83 41.16 22.56 11.98 21.64 146.25 166.83 195.25 38.99 58.34 73.70
    2 6.81 15.40 22.95 104.92 2.88 3.39 5.60 41.57 30.76 7.42 13.66 149.46 154.42 222.88 38.13 46.49 77.97
  • Canon patents
    • Positive and negative positive and negative positive and negative positive 7-group zoom
    • Inner focus (fourth group)
[via Egami]

Canon Rebel T6s/EOS 760D review (CameraLabs)

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Camera Labs posted their full review of the Canon EOS 760D/Rebel T6s. From the conclusion:

In terms of overall handling, the cheaperEOS 750D/Rebel T6i feels closer to an entry-level DSLR, whereas the 760D / T6s feels a step higher, approaching mid-range models. The upper LCD screen lets you check settings at a glance, the eye sensor switches the screen off as you compose with the viewfinder, but most importantly the rear wheel provides a second control that makes exposure adjustments quicker and easier. I can live without the HDR movie mode, but the digital zoom option, last seen in the much earlier 600D / T3i, starts with a handy 1:1 crop, delivering roughly three times magnification with no loss of quality. Then there’s the continuous AF in Live View which lets you take photos of subjects in motion when composing with the screen. It all adds up to a camera that handles better and feels classier overall. Read the review at Camera Labs.

Canon Rebel T6s/EOS 760D price check: Amazon UK, PixMania UK, Warehouseexpress, DigitalRev, eBay.uk