Artificial Intelligence Coming To The Canon EOS R5 Mark II?

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A well known rumors mill came up with an interesting rumor. AI coming to be featured on the Canon EOS R5 Mark II. But is it reliable?

The long rumored Canon EOS R5 Mark II is now said to feature artificial intelligence (AI). While there are no suggestions about what AI might do on the EOS R5 Mark II, it is likely it will regard autofocus. AI could be helpful in tracking faces and/or people, even specific faces or people. But it might also be used for in-camera processing, scene settings. If the AI rumor is true, you might expect it to be featured on the EOS R1 too.

The EOS R5 Mark II is now rumored to have 45MP (60MP in the past). Moreover, both the EOS R5 Mark II and “white unicorn”-EOS R1 are said to be announced around May 2024.

Please be aware that rumors are nothing but rumors, and that there is people relying on them to pay the bills at month’s end. So, do not take anything too serious. Even better, forget rumors and go out to snap pictures.

Stay tuned for more, if you want.

Source: Canon Rumors

What To Expect From Canon In 2024 (EOS R1, R5 Mark II, Lenses)

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What will Canon release in 2024, what can we expect?

A new rumor suggests what Canon might have on their radar for 2024.

  • Canon EOS R5 Mark II might be released within the next months, say around April 2024, and it will be announced before the Canon EOS R1
  • A development announcement of the Canon EOS R1 might happen at the same time as the EOS R5 Mark II announcement
  • Still at the same time, Canon might announce the RF 28mm f/1.4 or f/1.8 and the Canon RF 35mm f/1.2L
  • The Canon RF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM Z might be announced around July 2024, might have internal zoom and “power zoom” functionality
  • Both the C300 and C500 series of cameras might get an update before IBC in September 2024

Some of the gear in the list above is rumored since long, since years, indeed. The EOS R1 was rumored sine the EOS R system came into existence, and the same can be said for the RF 35mm f/1.2L. This is gear that Canon will (or might) announce sooner or later, so the rumors will end to be reliable, sooner or later.

Forget rumors, go out and snap pics.

[via Canon Rumors]

Are These The Canon EOS R1 Specifications?

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A user on Weibo posted a set of alleged Canon EOS R1 specifications. Are they real? They might be.

Alleged Canon EOS R1 specifications (machine translated and partially manually corrected)

  • AI driven autofocus, enhanced iand high-speed identification of objects
  • Trajectory prediction of moving objects, intelligent item lock and focus tracking
  • 30MP stack-style dual gain imaging sensor
  • Faste electronic shutter, faster than any mechanical shutter
  • 1/1250s flash synchronization time
  • <0.8ms microsecond reading time
  • 1:3 lossy compression CRAW (compared to non-destructive compression)
  • Unlimited 40fps (1:2 CRAW) / 60fps (1:3 CRAW) continuous shooting, maximum 120fps full-function continuous shooting
  • 240fps burst mode and 1s preview
  • Enhanced dynamic range (better than EOS R3 and EOS R5)
  • Support 16Bit DGO-RAW shooting
  • In-camera stack RAW
  • 6.7K/60p & 4.2K/120p(APS-C)
  • 12bit Cinema RAW Light recording
  • Full frame/APS-C DCI/UHD 4K/120p C-log2 & C-log3 video recording

As always, take it with a grain of salt. All Canon rumors are listed here.

A Few Days After The Quad Pixel AF Patent, The Same Surfaces As A Rumor

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Still having doubts about how shitty the rumor industry is?

A few days ago, a Canon patent for Quad Pixel Autofocus was spotted. Today, it became a rumor.

After the patent, now there is “a strong likelihood of Quad Pixel Autofocus being featured in the EOS R5 Mark II“, although “confirmation on this aspect is not as concrete at the moment“. Of course it is not.

If you want to see for yourself what and how much bs has been spilled so far about the EOS R5 Mark II, have a look here. Believe me, no one knows anything and before the few, reliable Japanese sites post something, no one will know anything. They are just pretending.

Forget rumor bs, use your brain and your camera for photography.

[via asobinet]

Canon EOS R1 And EOS R5 Mark II Now Rumored Not To Have A Global Shutter

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It’s always funny when rumor sites discredit their own rumors. What a fancy game!

The same sites which previously claimed the not yet released Canon EOS R1 and Canon EOS R5 Mark II might have a global shutter, are now stating that an ” extremely reliable source” told them they will not have a global shutter. Guess there will be enough time before announcement to switch back to “might have a gobal shutter” for one last time. Just to make people curious, of course:

It was suggested that readout speeds will be good enough to make the advantages of a global shutter less prominent, while maintaining the expected image quality in the next generation prosumer and flagship camera bodies. The same source claims that Canon’s next image sensors will have bigger advancements in performance than we’re used to from a new generation of Canon consumer sensors.

Don’t waste your time with rumors, go out snapping pics instead.

Source: Canon Rumors

Canon Researching A Retro Designed Camera Was Just BS (maybe)

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As most of us thought, the rumor that Canon was actively conducting market research to see how customers would react to a retro camera, was, well, barely more than crap.

asobinet.com got intel from a source stating that it was nothing more than “communication with fans”. The original message (see image on top) on Weibo seems to have been:

If you could recreate any old camera, which one would you like to recreate? We look forward to your participation. A limited gift bag will be given away through a lottery.

Market research or just “communication with fans”? But there is a “but”. At the end of asobinet’s post there is this:

After the rumors started circulating, it seems that the company has started discussing the possibility. I don’t know, maybe that’s a good thing. “Everything depends on official information,” a friend said after the meeting.

So, how to interpret this? After someone made the rumor circulating, Canon decided to give it a try?

Share your thoughts if you fancy.