The Canon EOS M Is Not Going To Die, New Rumors Contradicting Old Ones

Canon Eos M

A few months ago a rather weird rumor surface from the interconnected rumor jungle: the Canon EOS M lineup is going to die this year.

A totally unrealistic rumor, as we pointed out. Moreover, one of our sources told us it is not going to happen. Now it appears the original source suggesting the imminent death of the EOS M system is also changing its mind.

The latest rumor claims that Canon is set to “pivot the EOS M system [in] a new direction”. Not only this, but Canon might also announce a new EOS M camera this year. Not sure what the “pivoting in a new direction” might mean but it definitely doesn’t sound as if the EOS M series will be put to death any time soon. 2021 might thus be the year we will eventually learn more about the future of the EOS M system.

Mind that the EOS M series is quite popular with amateurs. Why would Canon kill the EOS M system? The EOS M50 is a best seller since it was released, and the EOS M50 Mark II is following on its footsteps. Indeed, the whole EOS M series is ratjher popular. The EOS M50 is a top seller on the US and Japan market. A fact stated by Canon itself.

I don’t think Canon is so dumb to discontinue their best selling mirrorless camera with an APS-C sensor as long as people wants to buy it in large figures.

Stay tuned, and stay safe.

Source: Canon Rumors

New Canon EOS R5 Firmware Update In February 2021 (more new features coming)

Canon EOS R5 Firmware Update Sony A7s Iii

Canon is set to release another Canon EOS R5 firmware update very soon, most likely in February 2021.

The new EOS R5 firmware update is said to be already installed on select cameras and getting tested in beta version (i.e. not ready for release). The same source suggests Canon has long-term plans to add new features to both the Canon EOS R5 and EOS R6. Long-term means within the next 1-2 years.

The next EOS R5 firmware will bring:

  • Canon Cinema RAW light addition
  • C-Log 3
  • 1080p @ 120fps
  • Various bug fixes

Previous EOS R5 firmware updates and features added are listed here, EOS R6 firmware updates are listed here. Canon EOS R5 reviews are listed here, for EOS R6 reviews see here. The EOS R5 is highly regarded as a stills camera. In particular, the EOS R5 autofocus system seems to be huge leap forwards. User manual are available for download for the EOS R5 and the EOS R6.

Canon EOS R5:

America: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon CA, KEH Camera, BestBuy, Canon CA, Canon USA
Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon FR, Amazon IT, Wex Photo Video, Park Cameras, Canon DE, Canon UK, Canon IT, Canon FR

Canon EOS R6:

America: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon CA, KEH Camera, BestBuy, Canon CA, Canon USA
Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon FR, Amazon IT, Wex Photo Video, Park Cameras, Canon DE, Canon UK, Canon IT, Canon FR

Source: Canon Rumors

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Here Is An Updated Canon RF Lens Roadmap For The Next 2 Years

RF Lens Roadmap

A lot of lenses coming for the Canon EOS R full frame mirrorless camera system. Here is an updated Canon RF lens roadmap.

Canon Rumors summed up all the latest and older rumors about RF mount lenses in a neat list. Here is the RF Lens roadmap:

Canon RF Tilt-Shift Lenses (first to have AF):

  • Canon TS-R 14mm f/4L
  • Canon TS-R 24mm f/3.5L

Canon RF Zoom Lenses:

  • Canon RF 10-24mm f/4L USM
  • Canon RF 14-35mm f/4L IS USM
  • Canon RF 18-45mm f/4-5.6 IS STM
  • Canon RF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM (announced 11/4, 2020)
  • Canon RF 100-400mm f/5.6-7.1 IS USM

Canon RF Prime Lenses:

Canon RF Macro Lenses:

  • Canon RF 24mm f/1.8 IS STM Macro
  • Canon RF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM

Canon RF Super Telephoto Lenses:

  • Canon RF 400mm f/2.8L IS USM
  • Canon RF 500mm f/4L IS USM
  • Canon RF 600mm f/4L IS USM
  • Canon RF 800mm f/5.6L IS USM
  • Canon RF 1200mm f/8L IS USM

The list is obviously not complete and might well change over time. Not all of these lenses can be expected to be released in 2021. And there is a global pandemic going on, affecting supply chains and manufacturing.

Canon’s Upcoming AI-Powered Camera Is The PowerShot PICK, Preorders Start January 29

Canon PowerShot PICK

It seems the Canon PowerShot PICK, Canon’s first AI-augmented photo camera for consumers will be released within days.

DC Watch reports that peorders for the Canon PowerShot PICK will start January 29th, 2021. Japanese crowdfunding platform Makuake is where preorders can be placed. It’s not Canon’s first concept camera.

The Canon PowerShot PICK can autonomously decide when to shoot a photo, for instance by recognizing a person’s face expression (smile). Canon touts this as a feature able to capture family photos at the right time. The lens can even move up or down, left or right, and zoom, all done automatically and driven by artificial intelligence. Needles to say, the camera comes with filters, a dedicated app, and all kind of sharing functionality. The Canon PowerShot PICK body is 90mm in height, and 60mm in width and depth.

So far these are the rumored specifications:

  • 12mp 1/2.3″ CMOS Sensor
  • 19-57mm 35mm equivalent zoom lens (4x zoom)
  • Pans 170°
  • Tilt of 110°
  • Electronic Image Stabilization
  • Dust and Waterproofing
  • Battery life of about 2.5 hours
  • Records data to microSD
  • USB-C Port
  • Both Wifi and Bluetooth connectivity

A video taken at The Photography Show in 2018 shows the camera.

More to come soon.

Canon PowerShot Camera With Artificial Intelligence On Board Might Get Released Soon

Artificial Intelligence

It seems Canon will soon announce their first camera with some sort of artificial intelligence on board.

This camera has been presented at CP+ 2019, and named Intelligent Compact Camera. The same camera was on display at CES 2020. A video taken at The Photography Show in 2018 shows the camera.

The AI-powered Canon camera has been named PowerShot AI by the community. The specifications (might not be definitive):

  • 12mp 1/2.3″ CMOS Sensor
  • 19-57mm 35mm equivalent zoom lens (4x zoom)
  • Pans 170°
  • Tilt of 110°
  • Electronic Image Stabilization
  • Dust and Waterproofing
  • Battery life of about 2.5 hours
  • Records data to microSD
  • USB-C Port
  • Both Wifi and Bluetooth connectivity

The Canon PowerShot AI could be a kind of multipurpose camera, and it’s yet to see what the featured artificial intelligence will exactly do. Understanding voice commands is already on board.

The Canon PowerShot AI is expected to be announced soon.

Stay tuned.

Source: Canon Rumors

Death Of Canon EOS M Series “not happening” But Production Might Slow Down, Report

Canon Eos M

We have some news about the imminent death of the Canon EOS M lineup. It’s not going to happen.

A good source contacted us and told us that Canon putting an end to the EOS M lineup is “not happening any time soon”. Although, the source added, production of EOS M cameras and lenses is likely to slow down because of supply issues caused by the pandemic and Canon giving precedence to the EOS R system.

We had no doubt about that and got similar hints from other sources. On the other hand, common sense is already enough to debunk this always again recycled rumor. Ask yourself: why would Canon kill a lineup with bestsellers like the EOS M50? Not to mention that the whole EOS M series is quite popular with consumers. So, Canon is set to kill their best selling mirrorless camera with ab APS-C sensor? We don’t think that is realistic.

The soon-to-come death of the EOS M series is often used to push another weird rumor, that’s Canon releasing an EOS R model with APS-C sensor. We are still not entirely sold on an EOS R with crop sensor, although it’s at least possible. The same rumor suggesting that EOS R with APS-C also claims that Canon has no intention to make RF mount lenses for the APS-C sensor. A bit strange if you think that Canon made a wholesome EF-S lens lineup for their DSLRs with crop sensor.

Also, keep in mind that APS-C centered technology is less expensive than its full frame counterpart, both for the manufacturer and for the consumer. Not only has the manufacturing process of an APS-C imaging sensor lower costs than for FF, the lower costs regard all part that make up an APS-C camera (lenses included). This applies more to DSLRs but it also true for mirrorless to some degree. APS-C technology also means longer reach with telephoto lenses, one of the reasons the EOS 7D series was so popular with wild life photographers. Last but not least: APS-C technology means smaller form size of the camera. Something a lot of users appreciate.

In conclusion, we don’t think Canon will kill the EOS M lineup. There simply is no rational in doing it. Maybe, and only maybe, if Canon really releases an EOS R with APS-C sensor (and dedicated lenses for such a crop system), then it might happen. If it does, it won’t happen in 2021, as rumored, but sometime in the next 5 or more years. If ever.