Canon Patent Application Seems To Confirm Our Rumor About High Resolution EOS R Model

Canon Patent Application

Back in August we were tipped about what might be the sensor resolution of the upcoming high resolution Canon EOS R body.

Now a Canon patent application (2019-149607, Japan) surfaced. The patent application discusses an image sensor having a resolution of 83MP. To be more precise, the Canon patent discusses how you can improve focus accuracy based upon different subject colors. Two sensors ate discussed, one having a resolution of 20.75MP, the other of 83.06MP.

We think this Canon patent application could refer to the sensor of the yet not announced high resolution EOS R model (all rumors).

There is another aspect that captured our attention. The other discussed resolution, 20.75MP, is almost exactly 1/4 of 83.06. So is this patent application referring to the same technology, i.e. Quad Pixel AF, as this previously spotted patent application? We do not think, however, that Canon’s high resolution EOS R will have Quad Pixel AF.

An 83MP resolution is also what you get in a full frame sensor if you upscale the 32.5MP of the new APS-C sensor featured on the brand new Canon EOS 90D and EOS M6 Mark II. So, a full frame sensor with 83MP, as we leaked, is definitely a possibility. Add to this that the upcoming high resolution EOS R camera will also (most likely) replace the Canon EOS 5Ds/5Ds R and it appears even more likely.

Might this patent refer to the sensor in Canon’s upcoming high resolution EOS R camera?

Source: Canon News

A Pro-Oriented Canon EOS R To Be Announced In 2021, Prototype Already Around?

Canon Eos R

Is a professional tier Canon EOS R model due not earlier than 2021?

That’s what Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun reports. And that it will take 3 more years for the Canon RF lens ecosystem to match the EF mount lineup. And that a prototype of the pro-oriented EOS R body has already manufactured.

What we are talking here, is an EOS R model that’s equivalent to the Canon EOS-1D X cameras, i.e. the very flagship cameras in Canon’s offering. Such a camera has already been rumored, but its announcement was speculated to happen in 2020.

If this rumor is reliable, and we think it is, then at least we now know that a professional EOS R model is real. A working prototype means that Canon is actively developing this camera.

And where is the high resolution EOS R? So far we have no new intel about. Still considering a 2019 announcement to be likely.

Stay tuned.

[via Digicame Info]

Canon Cinema EOS C500 Mark II To Be Announced Tomorrow, Here Are Some Specifications

EOS C500

Canon will announce the Canon Cinema EOS C500 Mark II tomorrow, September 5, 2019, along with a new reference display. We got a specification list.

Canon Cinema EOS C500 Mark II:

  • 5.9K 17:9 FF (18.69MP)
  • Internal RAW 12 bit
  • DV7
  • EF, PL, Anamorphic & Spherical Lens Support
  • 4.3″ LCD
  • DPAF w Touch & Face Detect AF
  • Canon Log 3
  • Electronic Stabilization
  • EF-S compatible
  • HDMI & 12G-SDI out
  • 2 CFast & SD

Canon 31″ DCI 4K HDR IPS reference display

  • 0.001-2000 nits with ACES2065-1 ACES color standard 

Stay tuned…

Industry News: Nikon Says Upcoming Nikon D6 Flagship Is “its most advanced DSLR”

Nikon D6

Nikon announced the development of the Nikon D6, the company’s next DSLR flagship. Nikon claims the Nikon D6 is “its most advanced DSLR to date”.

The Nikon D6 will be the direct competitor of the upcoming Canon EOS-1D X Mark III. Both cameras are expected to be released 2020 before the Summer Olympics. How will Canon react to Nikon’s “most advanced DSLR”?

Nikon press release:

Nikon is Developing the D6 Digital SLR Camera and the AF-S NIKKOR 120-300mm F/2.8E FL ED SR VR Telephoto Lens

MELVILLE, NY – Nikon Inc. is pleased to announce the development of the Nikon D6 professional DSLR camera and the AF-S NIKKOR 120-300mm f/2.8E FL ED SR VR telephoto zoom lens.

Nikon released the D1 digital SLR camera in 1999, making 2019 the 20th anniversary of the single-digit D series. Thanks to the imaging know-how cultivated over Nikon’s long history in camera development, Nikon’s professional DSLR cameras have continued to evolve by introducing some of the industry’s most advanced technologies and responding to the strict demands of professional photographers with the ultimate in performance and reliability, even in the most severe conditions. With the D6, Nikon is currently developing its most advanced DSLR to date.

This year also marks the 60th anniversary of the Nikon F mount. The new AF-S NIKKOR 120-300mm f/2.8E FL ED SR VR F mount lens that Nikon is developing will provide professional photographers in fields such as sports photography with even greater support.

Nikon is striving to expand possibilities for imaging expression and leading the way in imaging culture with both DSLR and mirrorless camera systems, as well as a rich lineup of NIKKOR lenses.

Details including release dates, pricing and specifications for these products will be announced at a later date. For more information on the latest Nikon products, please visit www.nikonusa.com.