More “Wishmors” floating around (EOS 80D)

More “Wishmors” Floating Around (EOS 80D)

I am so much flooded with Canon rumors that I decided to create the concept of Wishmor, a wishful rumor. It’s never been so hard with everything related to Canon rumors.

The latest wishmor I got concerns the Canon EOS 80D. If the three years interval of EOS xxD announcements holds on, then the EOS 80D will be announced towards the end of Summer 2016. The Canon EOS 70D was announced in Summer 2013. That’s to say that it is impossible to have detailed specifications lists so early. It’s still a year to go, keep the salt ready. This spec list was sent to me via email but I guess it showed up in some forum before. Here it is:

  • 80D is already being tested by selected photographers around the world.
  • Announcement: December 2015
  • 24 megapixels, that’s a new sensor not the same as other 24mp EOS bodies
  • ADC now on the sensor itself, expect much cleaner fine detail
  • 80D’s ISO 6400 is like 70D’s ISO 3200
  • DR at ISO 100 improved 21% compared to 70D
  • Single DIGIC 6 (not 6+)
  • It has DPAF, same as 70D.
  • Much more richer colour tones because of new Colour Filter Array (CFA) engineered with germanium microstructures, it also allows more photons on the sensor which helps the ISO performance
  • Canon claims 8.1 fps but I feel it’s more like 7.5 fps, maybe will be improved in the final product
  • Buffer will be less than 70D. That was a trade-off to keep the cost low.
  • No 4K but has 1080 60fps, it still does line-skipping
  • Both Wifi and GPS, also NFC
  • A new more sturdy swivel screen hing design. Canon also readies a full-frame camera with swivel LCD.
  • Single UHS-II SD slot
  • Astrophotography version of 80D will also be released, expected three months after 80D release
  • Appears to have a new software system but it’s much slower than the old menus, camera feels sluggish, maybe this will be fixed in the final product (the firmware supplied to tester photographers is version 0.7.2, this probably means the programmers still work on it)
  • There will be a new strap design

Fits well into the concept of wishmor. What do you think…?

Off Brand: Sony Alpha a7SII announced (“out of darkness cometh light”)

Off Brand: Sony Alpha A7SII Announced (“out Of Darkness Cometh Light”)

Sony today announced the a7sII (along with other gear). The Sony a7sII will be available in November 2015 at $2,999 (pre-order at B&H Photo).

  • 12.2MP Full-Frame Exmor CMOS Sensor
  • BIONZ X Image Processor
  • Internal UHD 4K30 & 1080p120 Recording
  • S-Log3 Gamma and Display Assist Function
  • 5-Axis SteadyShot INSIDE Stabilization
  • 0.5″ 2.36m-Dot XGA OLED Tru-Finder EVF
  • ISO 100-102400, Expandable to ISO 409600
  • Fast Intelligent AF to -4 EV
  • Full Pixel Read-Out

Detailed specs and full Sony press release after the break.


Sony a7SII

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Canon Rebel SL2/EOS 200D specifications suggestion (24MP, tiltable screen, smaller than SL1) [CW3]

Canon Rebel SL2/EOS 200D Specifications Suggestion (24MP, Tiltable Screen, Smaller Than SL1) [CW3]

We have a list of possible specs for the upcoming Canon Rebel SL2 (EOS 200D in EU, most likely). As usual take everything with a grain of salt.

  • 24megapixels, same sensor as 750D
  • up-tiltable LCD, it doesn’t tilt down
  • Even smaller than SL1
  • Wireless battery charging, old charger still supplied and works as before
  • Autofocus system the same
  • More colors available
  • Lower price than the introduction price of SL1
  • New battery type

Moreover, the source said that the Rebel SL2 “has a feature to show the current focal length of a zoom lens on the LCD (works for nonzooms too) as long as it’s an EF-S or EF lens that can report this data electronically“. It’s interesting to note that the Rebel SL2 coukd be smaller even than the SL1 (world’s smallest DSLR).

I was expecting the Rebel Sl2/EOS 200D for the end of August but nope. I am pretty sure Canon will announce it in time for the X-Mas business.

If you want let, me know what you think.

More Zeiss Milvus sample pictures

More Zeiss Milvus Sample Pictures

Photography Blog posted sets of sample pictures shot with some of the Milvus lenses Zeiss announced yesterday.

The sample pictures were shot with EOS 5Ds R and Sony Alpha a7RII. Pre-order links for all new Zeiss Milvus lenses are online:

Canon EF 600mm f/4 BR DO prototype shown at Canon Expo 2015

Canon EF 600mm F/4 BR DO Prototype Shown At Canon Expo 2015

Canon prototype gear on show at Canon Expo 2015 in NYC. After having posted a picture of the 120MP DSLR prototype, Popular Photography Magazine posted another picture. The EF 600mm BR DO is on display, a “semi-working version”. A patent for such a lens showed up back in July.

The BR stays for Blue Spectrum Refractive Optics, a technology Canon announced in August. BR corrects chromatic aberrations. The technology will be seen first on the Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II.

The image below shows how the lens will look when finalised.

canon 60mm BR DO