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.

Best And Worst Camera Gear Of 2022, According To DPReview TV

Camera Gear Of 2022

The folks at DPReview TV posted a video where they discuss what they believe is the best and worst camera gear of 2022.

It’s that time again! Chris and Jordan recap the best and worst photo/video gear of 2022 while partaking in a competitive drinking game. This year we’re joined by unqualified legend Alex Mitchell who hosts a retro video game competition for the ages!

Enjoy, and have a good time.

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…