Very Unreliable Canon EOS R8 Rumor Surfaces

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Here is a new Canon rumor about the Canon EOS R8, but you are advised to take it with a huge amount of salt.

Is a Canon EOS R8 on Canon’s release radar? That’s what CameraBeta claims on Weibo. Here are the alleged specifications:

  • Might be named EOS R8 (or EOS R9 or EOS R Mark II)
  • 30.3 MP CMOS sensor
  • DIGIC-X
  • 5-axis image stabilisation
  • DPCMOS AF (Dual Pixel AF)
  • 12 frames/sec
  • [email protected] with no crop
  • [email protected] with crop
  • SD/CFExpress dual card slot

The unreliability of the rumor starts with the name. What do you think?

Stay tuned.

[via asobinet]

Canon To Build A $345M Chipmaking Factory In Japan

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It seems the long ongoing chip supply issues might have convinced Canon to build their own chipmaking plant.

Nikkei Asia reports that Canon is planing to build a chipmaking factory worth $345 million.

Canon will build a new semiconductor equipment plant in eastern Japan, Nikkei has learned, as the company mirrors big investments by chipmakers in the U.S., South Korea and Taiwan.

The new plant will be built in Tochigi prefecture and begin operating in the spring of 2025. The investment will total more than 50 billion yen ($345 million), including construction costs and installation of production equipment. The company aims to double its current capacity.

Canon plans to raise production of lithography equipment, which is part of the key process of etching circuits in semiconductors. The company will also consider producing next-generation systems capable of creating cutting-edge fine circuits at low cost.

Canon currently makes similar equipment at two factories in Japan. The equipment is used to produce chips for applications such as automotive control systems.

The new plant will be built on a vacant lot measuring around 70,000 sq. meters on the grounds of an existing plant. It is to be the first new plant for lithography equipment built by Canon in 21 years. Construction will begin in 2023.

Well, I guess it is better not to depend by others for stuff you need for your own production.

Canon EOS R5 C Firmware Update Released (version 1.0.2.1)

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Canon released a firmware update for the Canon EOS R5 C, version 1.0.2.1.

Firmware Version 1.0.2.1 incorporates the following fix and enhancements:

  1. Built-in Mic Audio Off The internal microphone on the camera body can now be turned off. (VIDEO mode)
  2. Fixes an issue, in which, in rare instances, the camera cannot be normally operated when operating the REC button with the camera set to the [Continuous Recording] function.(VIDEO mode)
  3. Fixes minor issues when using the CINE-SERVO lens. (VIDEO mode)

Download Canon EOS R5 C firmware version 1.0.2.1 here.

Do You Think Canon Made A Huge Mistake?

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Did Canon make a huge mistake when they told Viltrox not to market auto-focus lenses for the RF mount?

The reason for Canon’s reaction are patent infringements, i.e. violation of Canon’s intellectual property. So, was this a dumb move, besides being an overzealous move? Me thinks third party RF mount lenses would benefit the EOS R system as a whole. But who am I to judge?

Christopher Frost posted a video-essay where he analyses and discusses Canon’s decision. The video lasts 7 minutes and is definitely worth your time.

Share your thoughts in the comment section.

This Canon EOS 5D Mark II Has More Than 2.2 Million Shutter Actuations

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Call it a venerable camera, call it the legendary Canon EOS 5D Mark II (released in 2008), call it whatever you want but do not forget that this camera has almost 2.3 million shutter actuations. Not bad, eh?

User FoxTailWhipz posted a video on YouTube where he presents this truly venerable piece of gear. He says:

Make sure to watch until the end for some crazy statistics! Have you ever seen a camera with this high of a shutter count??

Enjoy the video.

Anyone here with a Canon camera that has more shutter actuations? Let me know and I might post about it.

[via DPReview]

Firmware Update For Canon C70 Released

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Canon released a firmware update for the Canon EOS C70, which resolves an issue that emerged in July 2022.

Canon EOS C70 firmware 1.0.4.1 incorporates the following fix:

1. Fixes an issue, in which, in rare instances, the camera cannot be normally operated when operating the REC button with the camera set to the [Continuous Recording] function.

You can download Canon EOS C70 firmware 1.0.4.1 here.