Here Is The Canon EOS R5 OPTIMUS PRIME Transfomer Version

Optimus Prime

Want a Canon EOS R5 that converts to one of the popular transformers, an OPTIMUS PRIME version? You can.

This is a toy product, but someone might want it. From Canon Japan (machine translated, emphasis mine):

In the Transformers’ annual collaboration project, a product that transforms into a robot from the mirrorless camera “EOS R5” released by Canon Inc. has appeared.
The camera state “EOS R5 mode” is reproduced at 80% scale of the actual camera, and the camera body and lens can be removed like the actual camera.
Although it is a toy product that cannot be photographed, it has a finish that reproduces the details of the main body design.

In addition, in the robot mode “Optimus Prime R5” state, it has a symbolic design with a lens on the chest, and the arms are red and the legs are blue, which is the original color of “Optimus Prime”. Matrix and EOS R5 handheld (Mini EOS R5) are included, which is proof of the leader, and can be held in your hand.

More information can be found here and here too. Will be available at the beginning of 2023.

[via asobinet]

Canon Releases Another Product Supply Status Notification (EOS R3, R5C, R7, lenses)

Canon Eos R7 Hands-on

Again Canon released a notification to the public about product supply issues, both for lenses and cameras.

From Canon Japan:

Apology and information regarding product supply status

Updated: August 8, 2022

Thank you for your continued patronage of Canon products.

Currently, we have received more orders than expected for each of the following products, and due to the global supply of parts, delivery delays are occurring. We apologize for the inconvenience caused to our customers and business partners.
We apologize again for making our customers wait so long. We will continue to take measures for stable product supply so that we can deliver products as soon as possible. Thank you kindly look forward for your understanding.

product nameAbout supply
Canon EOS R3
Canon EOS R5C
Canon EOS R7
RF 400mm F2.8L IS USM
RF 800mm F5.6L IS USM
RF 1200mm F8 L IS USM
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We are planning to ship in order, but it may take longer than usual to deliver.

Canon EOS R7 In Stock At B&H Photo And Adorama

Canon Eos R7 Review

Both B&H Photo and Adorama have the Canon EOS R7 in stock. For how long, no one knows.

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

Canon EOS R7 in stock at B&H Photo and at Adorama.

More Canon EOS R7 information, reviews and more is listed here.

World-wide order links for the 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

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Camera Market “has largely bottomed out”, Canon says

Viltrox Eos R7 Eos R10 Canon Cameras Europe Canon Eos R1 Eos R Rf 14-35mm Olympic Games Ef-mount Rudy Winston

In their recent Q2 2022 financial results, Canon added a Q&A file to the documentation. Some interesting insights can be found.

From Canon’s Q2 2022 Q&A (emphasis mine):

Q1. What is your outlook for the external environment in 2023 and the sustainability of your growth going forward?

A1. Even if production around the world recovers smoothly, it will probably take around a year for the inflation caused by the shortage of goods, which arose from supply-chain disruptions etc., to subside naturally. We expect to continue growing as we have transformed our business portfolio and will actively invest to further enhance our products

[…]

Q5. What is your outlook for the camera market going forward? Additionally, will you continue to offer both Mirrorless and DSLR cameras?

A5. The camera market has largely bottomed out at its current size. Going forward, we expect the professional and advanced amateur segment to expand further and that products will become more highly developed. Accordingly, we expect the overall market to grow from now on. As for DSLR cameras, we will continue to supply products as long as there is demand

New Canon EOS R3 Firmware Just Released (1.2.1, after ver. 1.2.0 had been pulled)

Canon Eos R3 Firmware Sample Picture User Manual

Canon already released a new firmware update for the Canon EOS R3, after having pulled the previous firmware update because of an issue.

Canon EOS R3 firmware Version 1.2.1 (download) incorporates the following enhancements and fixes:

  1. Adds the ability to set “Custom high speed continuous” to the Drive mode. It is possible to shoot from 2 to 50 images continuously at a speed of approximately 30 to 195 fps.
  2. Adds the ability to select “FHD 239.76 fps/200.00 fps” in “High frame rate.”
  3. 1- Adds the ability for in camera “Depth compositing” during “Focus bracketing.”
    2- Adds Focus bracketing and depth compositing with a flash (Speedlite EL-1).
  4. Adds the ability of time-lapse movie recording. Note that the time-lapse movie setting is retained even if the camera enters the Auto Power Off state before starting time-lapse movie recording.
  5. Adds the ability of Cloud RAW processing functionality. RAW processing with the latest image processing technology is possible. This is a paid service that requires the purchase of a Canon Imaging App Service Plan, which will be available starting July 25, 2022.
  6. Adds the ability to convert multiple HEIF images into multiple JPEG images.
  7. Adds the ability to set [Still Image Crop/Aspect] to [Custom Controls]. The assigned button can be used to switch between crop and aspect ratio.
  8. Adds the ability to crop and resize images during transfer to an FTP server.
  9. 802.1X authentication/WPA2-Enterprise now supports the PKCS#12 certificate format.
  10. Adds an electronic shutter sound to be played when the mechanical shutter or electronic 1st-curtain is set.
  11. Enhances the performance of “Movie Digital IS”. It stabilizes the image when taking selfies or walking shots using a wide-angle lens.
  12. Adds [Auto Power Off Temp.: Standard/High] to the menu for still shooting.
  13. Fixes an issue, which displays Error Code 70 on the camera, that may occur, in rare instances, when the [Disp. performance] setting is set to [Smooth].
  14. Fixes minor issues.
  15. Fixes an issue, in which, after having updated the camera to firmware Version 1.2.0, when performing the [Factory reset] operation, some shooting settings are not retained.

*Items 1 through 14 are changes of Firmware Version 1.2.0, and item 15 is newly added for Firmware Version 1.2.1.