Canon EOS R8 To Be Announced In February 2023?

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Here is the latest X-Mas Canon rumor for you. What about a new Canon mirrorless camera, an EOS R8?

Latest from the interweb of rumor mills has it that Canon might be set to announce a new mirrorless camera ahead of CP+ 2023, which happens in February 2023.

Says the source of the rumor, that they have…:

[…] been told a couple of times that the EOS R8 will take on a bit of a different form factor and will have a new kind of “flippy screen”. We also believe that the EOS R8 will use the same 24.2mp image sensor that is used in the EOS R10.

There will be a lot more announced ahead of CP+ […]

We are a bit puzzled a about the moniker, EOS R8. Doesn’t the number 8 have a special meaning in Japanese culture? Time will tell.

Source: Canon Rumors

Canon Dominates Ranking Of Camera Equipment Rentals In America


Canon is the undisputed king when it comes to rented camera equipment.

Lens Rentals posted some statistics about the rented gear in 2022. Canon dominates, with the EOS R5 and EOS R6 ranked at first and second place (see pic on top).

There is no discussion. Canon owns 35.77% of rented cameras in 2022, and 37.27% of rented lenses in 2022, as you can see in the screenshots below.

While these statistics refer to the North-American market, we have no doubt Canon rules camera rentals everywhere on the planet. Check out the statistics at Lens Rentals.

New Canon Sensor: 19MP For Fast Moving Subjects, No Rolling Shutter

Rolling Shutter

Canon announced the development of a new imaging sensor. The new sensor has 19MP and is suited for fast moving objects since it has no rolling shutter effect.

Canon will release the LI5030SAC (color) , the LI5030SAM (monochrome), the LI5030SAI (color/near-infrared) and the LI5030SAN (no microlens nor color filter) image sensors as new products in late January 2023.

Canon press release (machine translated):

Released approximately 19-megapixel CMOS sensor that captures fast-moving subjects without distortionSuitable for industrial and surveillance applications requiring high sensitivity, high image quality, and high speed

In recent years, due to the promotion of digital transformation (DX) in various industries and the growing social interest in safety and security, the demand for industrial cameras and network cameras has increased. We sought. The new product is equipped with a global shutter function and achieves high-speed imaging performance of approximately 58 fps with a high pixel count of approximately 19 million pixels in a 35mm full-frame. It meets a wide range of needs, such as day and night monitoring in harbors and railways, observation of microstructures with a microscope, and industrial applications such as inspection of parts in factories.

Main features

In addition to the global shutter function, it achieves approximately 19 million pixels and high-speed imaging performance of approximately 58 fps.

The new product is equipped with a global shutter function that enables accurate imaging of the subject without distortion, even when the subject or the camera itself is moving at high speed. In addition, the number of effective pixels is approximately 19 million (5,688 x 3,334), which is approximately 2.3 times that of 4K, enabling wide-field and high-resolution imaging. In addition, in order to address the issue of the frame rate dropping as the number of pixels increases, it takes time to read out. High-speed reading is possible.

Realizes high sensitivity and high image quality with a pixel size of 6.4 μm

The pixel size is as large as 6.4 μm on a side *1 , which makes it possible to use light efficiently and achieve high sensitivity. increase. Furthermore, by suppressing noise using sensor technology that Canon has cultivated over many years as a leading imaging company, it achieves a wide dynamic range, enabling high-quality imaging even in environments with large differences in brightness, such as entrances to buildings.

Lineup for various industrial applications

In addition to the color “LI5030SAC” and monochrome “LI5030SAM”, the “LI5030SAI” for traffic surveillance cameras and industrial cameras that can simultaneously capture visible light and near-infrared regions can meet a wide range of industrial needs. , will release the LI5030SAN, which does not have a microlens or color filter and can be used in electron microscopes and X-ray detection cameras.

Canon’s sensor, which has the same performance as the LI5030SAN, is installed in JEOL Ltd.’s electron microscope CMOS camera SightSKY (EM-04500SKY).

Lens Firmware Update: Focus Breathing Correction For A Bunch Of RF Lenses

RF Lenses

Canon released firmware updates for a bunch of RF lenses.

Focus breathing correction is brought to the following lenses (click to get the firmware update):

Stay tuned…

Canon EOS R7 vs EOS R6 – Full Comparison and Differences


Here is a Canon EOS R6 vs EOS R7 comparison review.

At a glance:

Canon EOS R6 at a glance:

  • 20MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC X Image Processor
  • 4K60p and FHD 120p 10-Bit Internal Video
  • Sensor-Shift 5-Axis Image Stabilization
  • 12 fps Mech. Shutter, 20 fps E. Shutter
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF II with 1053 Points
  • 0.5″ 3.69m-Dot OLED EVF
  • 3″ 1.62m-Dot Vari-Angle Touchscreen LCD
  • Subject Tracking with Deep Learning
  • Dual SD UHS-II Memory Card Slots

Canon EOS R7 at a glance:

  • 32.5MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF II
  • 4K60 10-Bit Video, HDR-PQ & C-Log 3
  • 30 fps E. Shutter, 15 fps Mech. Shutter
  • 2.36m-Dot OLED EVF
  • 1.6m-Dot Vari-Angle Touchscreen LCD
  • Sensor-Shift 5-Axis Image Stabilization
  • Dual UHS-II Memory Card Slots
  • Multi-Function Shoe, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth

Our friends at Mirrorless Comparison posted a neat Canon EOS R7 vs EOS R6 comparison review. From their conclusion:

[…] as soon as you start to push the R7 to its highest performance, there are important limitations to be aware of.

The drive speed of 30fps sounds great, but you have to deal with a small buffer and invasive rolling shutter (which is valid for video too). The RAW Burst setting gives you the pre-shooting mode, but the limited workflow built around it can be frustrating.

From an ergonomics point of view, the design is very good except for that large wheel located around the AF joystick, which you need to lock if you don’t want your AF point to jump all over the place.

What about the R6? Well, this one is easy. I was already well acquainted with it before the R7 arrived. It is the camera that finally put Canon amongst the main players on the mirrorless market (along with the R5).

The review comes with a rich set of sample photos, test charts, and more. Do not miss it. If you prefer watching a video review, below you find what you need.

More Canon EOS R7 reviews are listed here. For more Canon EOS R6 review stuff see here

Canon EOS R7:

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

Canon EOS R6:

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