Canon EOS R5 Firmware Update To Be Released Within Next Weeks

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A new Canon EOS R5 firmware update is going to be released soon, according to a tip we got.

The next Canon EOS R5 firmware update might be released within the next three or four weeks. Don’t expect anything spectacular, it’s going to be bug fix and no new features. Previous Canon EOS R5 firmware updates are listed here. The latest firmware for the EOS R5 can be downloaded here.

More Canon EOS R5 review stuff is listed here, for EOS R6 review stuff see here. The EOS R5 is highly regarded as a stills camera. In particular, the EOS R5 autofocus system seems to be huge leap forwards. User manual are available for download for the EOS R5 and the EOS R6.

Canon EOS R5:

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Today Only Deal: Datacolor SpyderX Mobile Pro Kit – $149.99 (reg. $299.99)

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Very good deal at Adorama on the Datacolor SpyderX Mobile Pro Kit with a 50% discount, but it’s for today only (7/28/2021). Who doesn’t need a display calibration tool?

At a glance:

  • SpyderX is our most accurate, fastest, easiest-to-use monitor calibrator ever
  • Calibrating your monitor to achieve color precision now takes less than two minutes – 4 times faster than previous modelPrecise Screen Color and White Balance
  • Lens-Based Color Engine Technology
  • Single-Click Wizard Calibration
  • Display Mapping and Analysis Tools
  • 12 Predefined Calibration Targets
  • Color Profile and Settings Switching
  • Ambient Light Monitoring
  • Multiple Monitor Support
  • Before-and-After Evaluation
  • For Mac and Windows Operating Systems

Get the Datacolor SpyderX Mobile Pro Kit on sale at $149.99. Compare at $299.99.


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Canon Releases Q2 2021 Financials, Confirms It’s Better Than Expected

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Canon releases the Q2 2021 financial results. As we already knew, things went better than expected. Thanks Edina for the tip.

Printer and camera sales raised the profits. Printer sales are doing good since a lot of people works form home because of the pandemic. Moreover, Canon confirms the “strong sales of the EOS R5 and EOS R6“.

Excerpts from Canon Q2 2021 reports:

As for the second quarter, unit sales of office MFDs and equipment for the production printing market were above those of the same period of the previous year. Sales of services and consumables also increased due to a recovery of corporate activity. As for the Prosumer consisting of laser printers and inkjet printers, unit sales of laser printers were below those of the same period of the previous year due to the stagnation of production activity, despite increased demand due to remote working. For inkjet printers, although unit sales were below those of the same period of the previous year, when demand in home use increased sharply due to the spread of COVID-19, sales were above those of the same period of the previous year due to an increase in sales of refillable ink tank printers. For interchangeable-lens digital cameras, unit sales were above those of the same period of the previous year in many regions due to strong sales of the EOS R5 and EOS R6 full-frame mirrorless cameras. As for network cameras, which are being used in a growing range of applications, sales increased due to the strengthening of sales activities.

More from the reports published by Canon:

As for the Imaging Business Unit, unit sales of interchangeable-lens digital cameras were above those of the same period of the previous year due to demand from customers who began photography as a hobby amid the COVID-19 pandemic, and strong sales of the EOS R5 and EOS R6. In addition, sales of interchangeable lenses increased significantly due to the expansion of the lens product lineup […]

Demand for cameras is growing steadily thanks to the strength of consumer spending in the United States and elsewhere, and the increasing number of people picking up cameras as a hobby and image expression as a new way of using time amid the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, we raised our outlook for the size of the global camera market by 200 thousand units and now expect the overall size to be 6 million units for the full year.

In the second quarter, the share of total sales attributable to the EOS R5 and EOS R6, for which sales remain strong, has increased more than expected. In addition to this, the number of full-frame mirrorless camera users who purchase RF lenses has been accelerating since the launch of the R5 and R6, creating a situation where we cannot supply some products in a timely manner. From a longer perspective, in order to meet the strong demand for RF lenses as well as expand the range of image capture, a 400mm and a 600mm super-telephoto lens that combine high image quality and light weight, as well as a macro lens that delivers improved maximum shooting magnification of up to 1.4x were added in July. By continuing to enhance our lineup of RF lenses, which currently consists of 22 lenses, we will further strengthen our full-frame mirrorless camera system and increase our market share in this category.

As for our outlook, in response to strong demand for camera bodies, we raised our unit sales projection by 100 thousand units, and now project full year unit sales to be 3 million units. We also raise our sales projection to reflect strong sales of lenses. In unison with this, we will also strive to maintain stable profitability by continuing efforts to optimize expenses.

You can download all the Q2 2021 financial results and presentations from here.

Canon Adds Five Photographers To Explorers Of Light Program

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Canon press release:

Canon Adds Energy and New Perspectives to Renowned Explorers of Light Program

MELVILLE, NY, July 27, 2021Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, announced it is adding five photographers to its famed Explorers of Light (EOL) program. For more than 25 years, members of Canon’s EOL program have shared their knowledge and vision with the photographic community and consumers alike. As photography evolves, Canon continues to search for visual creatives with exceptional talent who bring new and creative ways of seeing while maintaining the program’s longstanding tradition of education, collaboration, and learning. Effective July 1, Canon is proud to include Blair Bunting, Laretta Houston, Krisanne Johnson, Natalie Keyssar and Keith Ladzinski as the program’s newest members. Each photographer brings their own unique blend of art, energy, and perspective and will join 32 current members of the program.

“We are very proud of the Explorers of Light program, the incredible talent who have participated, and the platform it created to educate and inspire photographers at all levels for the past 25 years,” explained Tatsuro “Tony” Kano, executive vice president and general manager of Canon U.S.A.’s Imaging Technologies & Communications Group. “As our industry continues to evolve, the need and desire to educate and share ideas remains intact, which is why we are so proud to welcome our newest class of Explorers to the program. They bring a fresh and exciting vision to the art of photography, along with a new perspective on education.”

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Canon EOS R3 Shows Up At Certification Authority (again)

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There is no doubt the Canon EOS R3 is going to be announced soon. We just don’t know when. In the meantime the R3 showed up at a certification authority.

The Canon EOS R3 has been registered with wireless certification authority Taiwan NCC. According to Nokishita there are more than one moniker for the EOS R3 since Canon cameras with a 5GHz WiFi module can have up to five different operating frequencies. So, besides the moniker DS126858, also DS126835 and DS126856 (registered with other certification authorities) are likely all pointing to the EOS R3.

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The resolution of the upcoming EOS R3 seems to be sure now: it’s 24MP. We expect the announcement in Fall 2021, likely in September. Here is what we know about the EOS R3 so far:

  • 24MP backside illuminated image sensor
  • Multi-Controller & Smart Controller
  • Vari-Angle Touch Screen
  • NEW accessory shoe
  • Wifi 5GHz
  • High speed 30fps electronic shutter with AF/AE tracking + RAW shooting at this speed
  • AF down to -7.0 EV
  • 8 Stops Coordinated Control IS with Optical IS and In-Body IS
  • 4K Canon Log3​
  • Oversampling 4K
  • Internal RAW video
  • Inclusion of cars and motorbikes in AF tracking technology
  • RAW internal movie recording
  • Speedlite shooting with electronic shutter
  • The same weather sealing as the EOS-1D series
  • LP-E19 Battery
  • Dual card slot SD & CFExpress

All our EOS R3 coverage is listed here, product images are here and here. There has been some discussion about who makes the imaging sensor of the EOS R3. You can get notified when the Canon EOS R3 will be available for preorder.

Stay tuned.

Canon EOS R3 Sensor Resolution Confirmed To Be 24MP

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It seems the uncertainty about the imaging sensor resolution of the upcoming Canon EOS R3 is over. It’s 24MP.

Pictures taken at the Olympic Games made it into a forum. Looking at the EXIF data shows the sensor resolution is 24MP. Not 45MP, not 30MP, but 24MP. I already hear the usual folks scream and call it a scandal.

Here is the EXIF data:

And here is the updated specification list for the Canon EOS R3:

  • 24MP backside illuminated image sensor
  • Multi-Controller & Smart Controller
  • Vari-Angle Touch Screen
  • NEW accessory shoe
  • Wifi 5GHz
  • High speed 30fps electronic shutter with AF/AE tracking + RAW shooting at this speed
  • AF down to -7.0 EV
  • 8 Stops Coordinated Control IS with Optical IS and In-Body IS
  • 4K Canon Log3​
  • Oversampling 4K
  • Internal RAW video
  • Inclusion of cars and motorbikes in AF tracking technology
  • RAW internal movie recording
  • Speedlite shooting with electronic shutter
  • The same weather sealing as the EOS-1D series
  • LP-E19 Battery
  • Dual card slot SD & CFExpress

All our EOS R3 coverage is listed here, product images are here and here. There has been some discussion about who makes the imaging sensor of the EOS R3. You can get notified when the Canon EOS R3 will be available for preorder.

More about the EOS R3 after the break.

Source: Canon Rumors

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