There’s A High-end Canon EOS R In Consideration, Says Canon Exec, And It Will Have IBIS

Canon Eos R Firmware

Not the first time that a Canon exec suggests there will be a high-end Canon EOS R model, but it’s nice to hear it again.

The Canon exec is David Parry, Canon UK’s product intelligence consultant, interviewed by the folks at Digital Camera World. And what you can read below about the high-end Canon EOS R is marketing department language at its finest:

There’s a high-end EOS R in consideration […] So we are considering bringing a high end EOS R to the market.

If we do, it will have dual card slots, it will be that sort of level, and under development is in-body image stabilization. So we are looking at this technology, it is in development with us.

I think in-body IS is really exciting for us, if we do bring it to market and it does come across, I think it could be really good and I think it says something about our [EOS] R series.

So, just to get it straight.

  • Canon is considering to release a high end EOS R body
  • If they do (if!) then it will have dual card slots
  • If they do it then it will have IBIS (In Body Image Stabilisation)
  • IBIS is exciting and would be good for the EOS R lineup

There is no reason to doubt that Canon is working on IBIS, given the remarkable collection of patent applications dealing with it and the fact that another Canon exec told the world about. It’s likely that the first Canon camera to feature it will be a mirrorless.

Stay tuned

The Canon EOS Ra For Astrophotography Is The Next Canon Camera To Get Announced

Canon Eos Ra

The Canon EOS Ra already leaked some weeks ago.

The Canon EOS Ra most likely is the next Canon camera to get announced. We expect an announcement within the next weeks.

The leaked product leaflet states:

  • This camera has approximately four times the transmittance of hydrogen-alpha light (656 nm) as the EOS R. Photographs of subjects that reflect a lot of infrared light will therefore appear redder than they actually are. Also, as it may not be possible to obtain an appropriate color balance or uneven colors may result, shooting normal subjects with this camera is not recommended.
  • Camera operations are essentially the same as for the EOS R. Refer to the included EOS R Getting Started Guide (booklet). Additionally, you can download the EOS R Advanced User Guide (PDF file) from the Canon website.

So far we only know that the Canon EOS Ra will have a full frame image sensor.

Announcement soon, stay tuned for more to come.

[via Nokishita]

Canon EOS-1D X Mark III Rumored Specifications Update

Canon Eos-1d X Mark Ii

At the beginning of October some rumored specifications for the upcoming Canon EOS-1D X Mark III surfaced. Now there is a bit more that’s rumored.

Below you see the already rumored specifications and the new ones (in bold):

  • 28.1MP full frame CMOS image sensor
  • Up to 30fps still shooting
  • Dual DIGIC 9 (first time the EOS-1D series would introduce a new processor)
  • IBIS (In Body Image Stabilisation)
  • New and larger rear LCD, possibly brighter too
  • February 2020 announcement
  • New battery with “new feature”
  • Optical viewfinder with more/additional information displayed
  • 61 autofocus points, all cross-type with a “slightly” larger spread
  • Similar top-down LCD to the EOS R

All plausible suggestions, in our opinion (with one exception). It’s also speculated that there could be a development announcement related to the Canon EOS-1D X Mark III (all rumors).

The only weird element in the list above is IBIS. Given the remarkable collection of patent applications dealing with IBIS., we think IBIS is coming to Canon cameras. But will the EOS-1D X Mark II replacement be the first Canon camera to feature it?

Stay tuned, more to come.

Source: Canon Rumors

Canon RF 70-200mm f/2.8 IS and RF 85mm f/1.2 DS Ship In November And December, Respectively

Canon RF 70-200mm

The upcoming Canon RF 70-200mm f/2.8 IS and Canon RF 85mm f/1.2 DS lenses will start shipping soon after the announcement.

The Canon RF 70-200mm f/2.8 will start shipping November 21, 2019, the Canon RF 85mm f/1.2 DS in December 2019, according to Nokishita.

Both lenses are expected to be announced this week, or not later than next week. Specifications and images have already leaked.

RF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS

  • Lens construction: 17 elements in 13 groups
  • Minimum focusing distance: 0.7m
  • Maximum shooting magnification: 0.23 times
  • Number of diaphragm blades: 9
  • Filter diameter: 77mm
  • Size: φ89.9mm × 146mm
  • Weight: 1070g (excluding tripod seat)
  • Camera shake correction effect: 5 steps

RF 85mm f/1.2L DS

  • Lens construction: 13 elements in 9 groups
  • Minimum focusing distance: 0.85m
  • Maximum shooting magnification: 0.12 times
  • Number of diaphragm blades: 9
  • Filter diameter: 82mm
  • Size: φ103.2mmx117.3mm
  • Weight: 1195g

Stay tuned.

Pro Canon EOS R Camera Might Be Announced In March 2020, 60MP Rumored

Canon Eos R Firmware

We got some new bits about the upcoming pro Canon EOS R model.

The pro EOS R might be on display at the Photography Show 2020 in UK and get released shortly after.

As previously rumored, the pro EOS R will be to the (also upcoming) Canon EOS 1D X Mark III what the EOS 5Ds was to the EOS 5D Mark III. Resolution is suggested to be 60MP. The pro EOS R will lack some features that Canon might reserve to the EOS 1D X Mark III, which will remain Canon’s top offering for sport photographers.

Please note that this rumor contradicts other rumors and hints suggesting Canon will release the pro EOS R in 2021. Rate the rumor accordingly.

The Canon EOS-1D X Mark III (all rumors) will be released after the pro EOS R but in time for the Summer Olympics 2020.

That’s all for now, stay tuned.

Leaked Images And Specs Of The Canon RF 70-200mm f/2.8 and RF 85mm f/1.2 DS Lenses

Canon RF 70-200mm

Images and specifications of two upcoming Canon lenses for the EOS R full frame mirrorless system leaked at Nokshita.

The Canon RF 70-200mm f/2.8 and Canon RF 85mm f/1.2 DS will be released soon, for sure within 2019. The “DS” is for “Defocus Smoothing”.

Canon RF 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS USM

  • Lens construction: 17 elements in 13 groups
  • Minimum focusing distance: 0.7m
  • Maximum shooting magnification: 0.23 times
  • Number of diaphragm blades: 9
  • Filter diameter: 77mm
  • Size: φ89.9mm × 146mm
  • Weight: 1070g (excluding tripod seat)
  • Camera shake correction effect: 5 steps

Canon RF 85mm f/1.2 L USM DS

  • Lens construction: 13 elements in 9 groups
  • Minimum focusing distance: 0.85m
  • Maximum shooting magnification: 0.12 times
  • Number of diaphragm blades: 9
  • Filter diameter: 82mm
  • Size: φ103.2mmx117.3mm
  • Weight: 1195g