Canon set to announce a new high ISO, multi-purpose camera soon? (that would be the ME20F-SHN)

Canon Set To Announce A New High ISO, Multi-purpose Camera Soon? (that Would Be The ME20F-SHN)

Canon ME20F-SH at a glance:

  • Up to 4 Million ISO & 12 Stops DR
  • Full Frame 35mm CMOS Sensor
  • Canon DIGIC DV 4
  • Full HD up to 60p
  • HD/3G-SDI & HDMI Connectors
  • Canon Locking Cinema EF Lens Mount

One of Canon’s less discussed imaging products is the ME20F-SH, a multi-purpose camera with a full-frame sensor and ISO capabilities up to 4M. The ME20F-SH is a specialised camera, it sells for $20,000, and is used for pretty cool applications. There is a more affordable version, the Canon ME200S-SH, selling at $5000. It’s still a full-frame sensor but with less ISO performance.

According to what we can deduce from a tweet by Nokishita, Canon may soon announce what appears to be either a replacement or an addition to this particular family of cameras, the ME20F-SHN. Does the “N” stay for “network”? No clue so far.

ME20F-SHN

Canon ME20F-SHN

Canon set to announce a flash for mirrorless shooters in 2018?

Canon Set To Announce A Flash For Mirrorless Shooters In 2018?

A few weeks ago some new and unreleased Canon gear was spotted through the registration at a certification authority. Among these gear was a flash. A new rumor states this new Speedlite is

[…] geared towards smaller cameras and mirrorless shooters, but give prosumer level features

I assume a flash geared towards MILCs means a flash with a small form factor.

Apparently this flash was already scheduled to get announced Summer 2017. For unknown reasons it has been delayed. The announcement may happen in January or February 2018, along with the also recently spotted EOS M50, Canon’s upcoming new entry in the EOS M family, and a camera we know nothing about (so far).

Stay tuned.

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The Canon EOS M50 is the company’s next mirrorless camera

Canon Rumors

 

Nokishita spotted new, unreleased Canon gear. And it gets pretty interesting.

It appears Canon has registered the Bluetooth module of a new camera at a certification authority. The new camera is named EOS M50 (Kiss M in Japan), and it definitely appears be a mirrorless interchangeable lens camera.

eos m50

It’s suggested the EOS M50 might be similar to the EOS M5 but with less features. I’m a bit puzzled by the moniker “Kiss M” (for the Japanese market), which seems to suggest a more DSLR-like design. Well, this is assuming “Kiss M” and “EOS M50” refer to the same piece of gear (I think they do).

When gear is spotted at certification authorities it is usually a matter of weeks before this gear gets announced. However, I do not expect the EOS M50 to be announced in 2017. This will most likely be a 2018 announcement.

What do you think is the EOS M50? Sound off in the comment section.

Canon 200-600mm non-L telephoto lens rumored again [CW2]

Canon 200-600mm Non-L Telephoto Lens Rumored Again [CW2]

Here is another long running rumor, dating back to 2015 since when a patent for a Canon 200-600mm f/4.5-5.6 lens was spotted.

This lens is said to be a non-L lens, i.e. consumer oriented. Something both Sigma and Tamron have in offer (although in the 150-600mm range). This non-L, Canon 200-600mm super telephoto lens is now said to be announced somewhen in 2018.

You may wonder why such a super telephoto lens would not be an L lens. According to the rumor, Canon does not want to have an in-house competition with the EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II. Another reason might be that Canon wants to keep he price aligned with the Sigma and Tamron offerings.

Let’s hope there is some truth behind this rumor and that there will be a Canon 200-600mm lens.

That’s all for now. Stay tuned.

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New Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 L lens rumored again

New Canon EF 50mm F/1.4 L Lens Rumored Again

This appears to be on the way to become a recurring rumor. Again, it’s murmured Canon may announce a new EF 50mm f/1.4 “L” lens, now in 2018.

It’s suggested Canon is testing not less than two version of this lens, i.e. prototypes are said to already undergo testing by select photographers.

So, what are this rumored lenses about? One is said to be an EF 50mm f/1.4L IS lens, which might have been developed along wth the new EF 85mm f/1.4L IS. It’s unclear what the other 50mm lens is. Absolutely no hints here.

Seconding the rumor, the announcement of both, new 50mm lenses is scheduled somewhen in the first half of 2018.

Please take this rumor with a grain of salt. While being perfectly plausible, rumors concerning new 50mm lenses by Canon are pretty common and this one is also running since long. I don’t think this lens is one of the two unreleased Canon lenses that recently leaked at a certification authority.

The current EF 50mm f/1.4 lens (not L) dates back to 2003. A new, improved and “L” grade version of this lens wouldn’t be a bad thing.

Stay tuned…

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