Canon EOS 5D Mark IV 18MP and 24MP test-units out in the wild [CW1] – UPDATE

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Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Update: the same rumor was previously posted to the CR forum (thanks for the tip):

A friend of mine has just been ‘brought’ over to Canon from Nikon and is being considered as a potential tester for the 5DIV

There are multiple MP variants but the two my friend mentioned were 18mp and 24mp, with the former more a field experiment in gauging affect on AF speed, buffer management.

The 24mp seems to be the target though but 8fps seems to be out of the question.

I am no longer sure this rumor shouldn’t be considered a hoax, and I downgrade it to CW1. I wonder who is really thinking Canon will release an EOS 5D Mark IV with an 18MP sensor. However, there is a rumor that there could be two different EOS 5D Mark IV models. In other words: a model split similar to EOS 5Ds and EOS 5Ds R.

Original post:

A new Canon EOS 5D Mark IV rumor surfaced.

It’s suggested that Canon is still undergoing tests on an 18MP and a 24MP equipped EOS 5D Mark IV. Does Canon still have to decide which sensor to build in? Furthermore, the rumor suggests the final version will feature the 24MP sensor, while “the lower MP sensor testing AF speed and buffer management issues”. What does that mean? Canon using a 5D4 with an 18MP sensor just to test and fix auto-focus and buffer issues? I can hardly see the sense of this. Why should Canon use a 5D4 version with a different sensor to test AF and buffer?

While only a few still believe the EOS 5D Mark IV will have an 18MP sensor (the EOS 5D Mark III has 22MP), it’s interesting to see that rumors about a 18MP full-frame sensor continue to surface. In my opinion it is clear (and obvious) that Canon will never ship an EOS 5D Mark IV with an 18MP sensor. But given how often such a sensor gets mentioned, I believe Canon has something with a full-frame 18MP sensor in the works.

Finally, the rumor suggests max 8fps burst rate, and reconfirms the expected announcement in Q1 2016. Not sure how to classify this rumor. CW2 should be fine since there is neither something unheard nor something particularly convincing in this rumor. See all Canon EOS 5D Mark IV rumors here.

About our rumour rating:

  • 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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Canon News Round-up (XC10, Venus 60mm Macro, 5DS, G3 X, G7 X, and more)

Above: Canon XC10 Hands-on Review by DigitalRev TV

The Venus 60mm Macro – A Hidden Gem for Macro Photography – LensRentals

The Venus […] is a different animal with the ability to get much closer and capture shots with unexpected intimacy and detail. The flexibility gained by getting as close as possible has convinced me to actually take a macro lens to my next  event rather than just using the wide end of the 24-70mm

Caribbean Architecture, Landscape & Fine Art Workshop – Canon DLC

Canon 5DS R Picture Gallery: Man, oh man, the megapixels! – Imaging Resource

Sigma 24-35mm f/2 DG HSM Art First Sample Images – Sigma Rumors

Review: Canon 50mm f1.8 STM (Canon EF) – The Phoblographer

Canon 5DS Initial Impressions – PhotographyLife

Canon PowerShot G3 X Sample Images – Photography Blog

Canon G7X Review: This large-sensor enthusiast shooter has all the zoom you can fit in a pocket! – Imaging Resource

This Canon DSLR Has an Old-School Secret: Built-in Pong – Reviewed Cameras

Canon Rebel T5 with 18-55mm and 75-300mm deal – $449 (B&H, only today)


Looking for a starter kit? Look no further. B&H Photo has the Canon Rebel T5 bundled with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II and EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III lenses (and a Canon gadget bag) on sale for just $449 after $300 instant savings. The deal is live only today, July 11, 2015. Canon Rebel T5 specs:

  • 18MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 4 Image Processor
  • 3.0″ 460k-Dot LCD Monitor
  • Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 30 fps
  • 9-Point AF with Center Cross-Type Point
  • Extended ISO 12800, 3 fps Shooting
  • 63-Zone Dual-Layer Metering System
  • EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II Lens
  • EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III Lens
  • Includes Canon Gadget Bag

Kit description after the break.

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EOS Speedlite custom and personal functions mobile guide (Canon DLC)

EOS Speedlite

The Canon Digital Learning Center posted another quick guide, Mobile Guide to EOS Speedlite Custom and Personal Functions. More than a cheat sheet and less than a full manual, the Canon Quick Guides are a free downloadable resource for EOS cameras and accessories. These PDF cheat sheets are helpful tools to carry around in your camera bag for quick reference or to read from your mobile device for step-by-step guidance on specific product features and techniques.

Canon Speedlites listed at Amazon.

Canon EOS 5Ds and EOS 5Ds R DxOMarked (best Canon sensor so far, still lags behind Sony)


DxOMark tested the Canon EOS 5Ds and EOS 5Ds R. They write:

Boasting an unprecedented 50.6Mp resolution, the EOS 5DS and 5DS R offer a unique DSLR shooting solution. What’s more, our industry standard tests have shown these are the best sensor results yet for a Canon chip, with the 5DS cameras offering a small step up for image quality against other full-frame semi-pro models such as the EOS 6D and EOS 5D Mark III. Our measurements show that there’s very little difference between the 5DS and 5DS R sensors, but we’ve seen both models post better scores in print results compared to those on screen.

However, as you can see in the image above, the EOS 5Ds sensor scores lower than the sensors in the Nikon D810 and Sony A7R (first platoon of Sony trolls is ready and can’t wait to spam the comment section). At least the EOS 5Ds doesn’t look so terribly ugly like the Sony A7R. Does Sony not have a design department?

Canon EOS 5DS: Amazon | B&H Photo | Digitalrev | eBay | Adorama | Canon USA | Canon EOS 5DS R: Amazon | B&H Photo | Digitalrev | eBay | Adorama | Canon USA


[via DxOMark]

New Canon Powershot G7 X presentation video

CanonUSA posted a new video introduction to the Powershot G7 X. Price check: Amazon | B&H Photo | Digitalrev | eBay | Adorama | Canon USA

  • 20.2MP 1″ High-Sensitivity CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 6 Image Processor
  • 4.2x Optical Zoom f/1.8-2.8 IS Lens
  • 24-100mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • 3.0″ 1,040k-Dot Tilting Touchscreen LCD
  • High-Speed AF with 31 Focus Points
  • Full HD Video Recording at 60p
  • ISO 12,800 & 6.5 fps Continuous Shooting
  • Control Ring, Dials & Built-In ND Filter
  • Built-In Wi-Fi Connectivity with NFC

Powershot G7 X

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