BCN Rankings: Canon Top Dog In DSLR, Lenses and Compact Camera Sales

Bcn Rankings

Here are some new BCN rankings. BCN collects 40% of Japanese sales figures.

Once more Canon ranks high on many rankings. Let’s see them:

  • Fixed lens cameras (* The share in parentheses is last year’s share)
    1st place Canon: Share 34.01% (39.08%)
    2nd place Sony: Share 23.1% (19.65%)
    3rd place Fujifilm: Share 11.6% (11.41%)
  • DSLR
    1st place Canon: Share 59.8% (51.91%)
    2nd place Nikon: Share 33.9% (44.78%)
    3rd place Ricoh Imaging: Share 5.8% (3%)
  • Mirrorless
    1st place Sony: Share 32% (27.44%)
    2nd place Canon: Share 28.2% (23.78%)
    3rd place OM Digital Solutions: Share 12.7% (23.37%)
  • Digital video camera category
    1st place Panasonic: Share 43.6% (32.17%)
    2nd place Sony: Share 26.3% (37.27%)
    3rd place DJI: Share 11.2% (-)
  • Action camera category
    1st place GoPro: Share 70.4% (70%)
    2nd place Sony: Share 7.3% (7.49%)
    3rd place DJI: Share 5.3% (-)
  • Lenses
    1st place Canon: Share 17.6% (18.29%)
    2nd place Sony: Share 17.2% (15.87%)
    3rd place Sigma: Share 12.6% (14.89%)
  • Tripod / Monopod category
    1st place Hakuba Photo Industry: Share 29.1% (30.91%)
    2nd place Vitec Group: Share 15.5% (17.45%)
    3rd place Slick: Share 12.6% (10.74%)
  • Camera case / bag category
    1st place Hakuba Photo Industry: Share 33.3% (33.13%)
    2nd place ELECOM: Share 18.8% (16.68%)
    3rd place Vitec Group: Share 5.8% (5.92%)

[via Mirrorless Rumors]

Canon Patent: RF 100mm f/2 Macro Lens (EOS R system)

Canon Patent

And yet another Canon patent application for an RF mount lens. A new macro lens might be in the works.

Canon patent application 2022-16822 discusses optical formulas for a RF 100mm f/2 Macro lens.

PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To provide an optical system which is small in size, suppresses aberration fluctuation due to focusing, and can obtain high optical performance over an entire object distance from infinity to a close distance, and an image pickup apparatus having the same.

A macro lens whose main purpose is to shoot a short-range object is configured to be capable of shooting from an infinite object having a shooting magnification of 0 times to a short-range object having a shooting magnification of about 1x. desirable. Further, the macro lens is required to have low aberration fluctuation and high optical performance over the entire object distance at the time of focusing, and the focus lens group is small and lightweight in order to perform focusing at high speed. When the inner focus method and the floating method are used, it becomes easy to perform focusing at high speed, reduce aberration fluctuations due to focusing, and obtain high optical performance over all object distances from infinity to close range.

Example 1

  • Focal length: 97.00
  • F value: 2.06
  • Half angle of view: 12.57
  • Image height: 21.64
  • Overall length: 159.46
  • Back focus: 19.70
  • Shooting magnification: -1.0

The patent application was spotted by asobinet.com. More Canon patent applications are listed here. Some particularly interesting patent applications we think might get into production are these:

Here Is Another Canon EOS R3 Sample Picture Gallery (JPG & RAW to download)

Canon Eos R3 Sample Picture User Manual

Looking for Canon EOS R3 sample picture gallery? Here is another one.

Canon EOS R3 at a glance:

  • 24MP Full-Frame Stacked BSI CMOS Sensor
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF II, Eye Control AF
  • 6K60 Raw and 4K120 10-Bit Internal Video
  • 30 fps E. Shutter, 12 fps Mech. Shutter
  • 5.76m-Dot EVF with 120 fps Refresh Rate
  • 3.2″ 4.2m-Dot Vari-Angle Touchscreen LCD
  • Sensor-Shift 5-Axis Image Stabilization
  • Multi-Function Shoe, Built-In Vert. Grip
  • CFexpress & SD UHS-II Memory Card Slots
  • Wired LAN and 5 GHz Wi-Fi Support

Imaging Resource posted a Canon EOS R3 sample picture gallery with real world images. Both JPG and RAW formats are available for download. Says Imaging Resource:

[…] the R3 is certainly no slouch in the performance department. Its lower-resolution 24.1MP stacked BSI CMOS sensor gives it not only impressive speed with up to 30fps continuous shooting rates but also relatively small and manageable file sizes. For sports and photojournalists — two of the main target customers for which Canon specifically designed the EOS R3 — the ability to shoot and transmit images to editors and wire services as fast as possible is a critical feature. In these shooting situations, having insanely high-resolution image files isn’t as high of a priority; a 24MP image is plenty detailed (plus, a full-frame sensor with only 24-megapixels gives the R3 a rather large pixel pitch, which helps with low-light shooting and higher ISO performance). With the R3, you can also store a massive amount of images on your memory card, especially with high-capacity CFexpress Type B cards. In my time with the R3 so far, I’ve shot over 3000 RAW+JPEG images to a 256GB CFexpress card, and I still have over 2000 or so images left to fill. I’ve not had to switch memory cards out yet.

Click here to see the Canon EOS R3 sample picture gallery and start pixel peeping.

You can download the Canon EOS R3 user manual from Canon. Or you might read it online. A technical brochure about the EOS R3 is available. You can watch the EOS R3 live-stream again here. More Canon EOS R3 review stuff is listed here. We put together some interesting videos about the EOS R3, listed here. Be sure to check Gordon Laing’s in-depth review of the EOS R3, part 1 and part 2. Oh, and don’t forget to listen how the R3’s 30fps sound. Canon EOS R3 product description after the break.

Order in the USA ($5,999):
B&H Photo | Adorama

All Canon EOS R3 world-wide order links:

America: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon Canada, Canon Canada, Canon USA
Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon IT, Wex Photo Video, Canon DE, Canon UK

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This Might Be The Next Cinema Gear Canon Is Set To Announce

Canono Eos R5 C

A few days after the announcement of the Canon EOS R5 C, speculation are already abounding about what might come next form Canon.

Canon Rumors suggests these cameras and lenses might get announced next:

Canon Cinema EOS C300S

  • 8K Super 35mm
  • 8K/60p, 4K/120p in all modes
  • BSI Stacked 3.2um 8K DGO Sensor
  • Dual Pixel Autofocus
  • 16 Stops Dynamic Range in DGO Mode
  • 10ms Readout in 8K DGO Mode
  • Dual DIGIC DV 8 Image Processor

Canon Cinema EOS C500S

  • 8K Full Frame
  • 8K/60p, 4K/120p in all modes
  • BSI Stacked 4.65um 8K DGO Sensor
  • Dual Pixel Autofocus
  • 17+ Stops Dynamic Range in DGO Mode
  • 10ms Readout in 8K DGO Mode
  • Dual DIGIC DV 8 Image Processor

Canon Cinema EOS C700DR

  • 4K Full Frame
  • 4K/240p in Fast Mode, 4K/180p in WDR Mode
  • BSI Stacked 9.6um 4K WDR Sensor
  • 20+ Stops Dynamic Range in WDR Mode
  • 5ms Readout in 4K WDR Mode
  • Dual DIGIC DV 8 Image Processor

Canon RF Mount Cinema Prime Lenses

  • RF 14mm T/1.5
  • RF 18mm T/1.5
  • RF 24mm T/1.3
  • RF 35mm T/1.3
  • RF 50mm T/1.3
  • RF 85mm T/1.3
  • RF 100mm T/1.5
  • RF 135mm T/1.5

The source mentions also “new modules for both the Cinema EOS C300 Mark III and Cinema EOS C500 Mark II”, although I have not a clear idea about what those “modules” are. Maybe we will learn more before NAB 2022.

Stay tuned.

Canon EOS R3 Review (incredible hybrid image stabilisation, Photography Blog)

Canon Eos R3 Review

A Canon EOS R3 review. There aren’t many out there. Maybe because few got a Canon EOS R3.

Canon EOS R3 at a glance:

  • 24MP Full-Frame Stacked BSI CMOS Sensor
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF II, Eye Control AF
  • 6K60 Raw and 4K120 10-Bit Internal Video
  • 30 fps E. Shutter, 12 fps Mech. Shutter
  • 5.76m-Dot EVF with 120 fps Refresh Rate
  • 3.2″ 4.2m-Dot Vari-Angle Touchscreen LCD
  • Sensor-Shift 5-Axis Image Stabilization
  • Multi-Function Shoe, Built-In Vert. Grip
  • CFexpress & SD UHS-II Memory Card Slots
  • Wired LAN and 5 GHz Wi-Fi Support

Photography Blog posted their full Canon EOS R3 review. From their conclusion:

[…] key advantages that the EOS R3 has over its DSLR sibling [the EOS-1D X Mark III, editor’s note] are the incredible hybrid image stabilisation worth up to 8-stops, superlative low-light AF sensitivity that stretches all the way down to -7.5EV, and the even faster headline-grabbing 30fps burst shooting, coupled with a completely silent electronic shutter.

This is all housed in a smaller, lighter yet still equally weather-proof and durable body that’s easier to use for extended periods of time.

There’s an awful lot to like about the EOS 3 and very little to grumble about. Sure, the integrated grip design certainly isn’t for everyone – at just over 1kg in weight it remains a camera for the professional rather than enthusiast, although we bet that many of the latter would enjoy using the R3, particularly if they routinely fit a battery grip to their current camera.

Read the review at Photography Blog

You can download the Canon EOS R3 user manual from Canon. Or you might read it online. A technical brochure about the EOS R3 is available. You can watch the EOS R3 live-stream again here. More Canon EOS R3 review stuff is listed here. We put together some interesting videos about the EOS R3, listed here. Be sure to check Gordon Laing’s in-depth review of the EOS R3, part 1 and part 2. Oh, and don’t forget to listen how the R3’s 30fps sound. Canon EOS R3 product description after the break.

Order in the USA ($5,999):
B&H Photo | Adorama

All Canon EOS R3 world-wide order links:

America: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon Canada, Canon Canada, Canon USA
Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon IT, Wex Photo Video, Canon DE, Canon UK

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Canon EOS R5 C Tested By Automotive Hybrid-shooting Content Creators

Canon Eos R5 C

First time I hear there is something called “automotive hybrid-shooting content creators”. But here they are.

Canon EOS R5 C at a glance:

  • Two Cameras in One Body: Photo + Cinema
  • 45MP Stills, Full-Frame 8K CMOS Sensor
  • Photo/Video Switch Changes Settings Menu
  • JPEG/C-RAW, 12-Bit Cinema RAW Light
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF with Eye Detection
  • CFexpress Type-B and SD UHS-II Slots
  • Dual-Slot Record, Unlimited Record Time
  • Timecode DIN Port, Multi-Function Shoe
  • 4-Channel Audio Record with XLR Adapter
  • 13 Reassignable Buttons

The video comes from Canon Europe, and is presented…:

[…] Lee Brimble and @Stuart Morgan Productions put the Canon EOS R5 C to the test and share their first impressions. Lee and Stuart are two of the leading automotive content creators in the UK. Lee is a hybrid “stills-first” shooter capturing high-level stills but also has a huge demand for high-quality video for his needs. Stuart is a “video-first” shooter but also needs fantastic stills capability for his workflow.

Preorders for the Canon EOS R5C are already live, shipping will start in March 2022: B&H Photo | Adorama

More preorder links:

America: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon Canada, Canon Canada, Canon USA
Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon IT, Wex Photo Video, Canon DE, Canon UK

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Previews and hands-on reviews can be found here.

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