There are photographers testing the Canon EOS R3 at the Tokyo Olimpics. Here is a sample to see how a 30fps photo burst looks.
Skateboarder and photographer Atiba Jefferson, also a Canon Explorer of Light, is one of those who are lucky enough to have the chance to play around with the Canon EOS R3. He shared a sequence show with 30fps on his Instagram. And no, it’s not a video. It’s a 30fps burst. Amazing.
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.
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.
Canon Adds Energy and New Perspectives to Renowned Explorers of Light Program
MELVILLE, NY, July 27, 2021 – Canon 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.”
Latest murmurings from the web of rumor mills has a new Canon EOS R3 sensor resolution.
The Canon EOS R3 is now rumored to have 24MP. Not 45MP, not 30MP, as it was rumored so far.
While this one might indeed have some reliability, be aware that there is a lot of clickbaiting going on with EOS R3 rumors. This latest EOS R3 sensor resolution rumor is said to originate from “multiple mentions likely from people in and around the Tokyo games“. Truth is: we still do not know.