Latest Canon Rumors: XF505 Video Camera And New Cinema Lenses, First For RF Mount

Canon Rumors

Here are the some new Canon rumors for the video and Cinema side of things.

The Canon rumors suggest Canon will announce some new video gear for NAB 2021. Among this gear is the Canon XF505, a run-and-gun camcorder likely similar to yet more feature packed than the Canon XF405. A few rumored specifications made it to the world:

Canon XF505 Specifications:

  • Same 1″ sensor as the XF705
  • 12G-SDI output and SD cards
  • An integrated zoom lens with 15x zoom
  • BP-A batteries

Next, Canon is likely to release also a bunch of new Cinema lenses, and among them the first for the RF mount. The rumor suggests Canon is set to replace the current Compact CINE-ZOOMs with new models that cover the Super35 and the full-frame imaging sensors. This is achieved by changing the rear group of optical elements. PL and EF mount will be available as usual. The first Cinema lens for the RF mount might be a prime lens. No more to get here for the time being.

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Canon’s High Resolution EOS R Camera Might Have More Than 100MP

High Resolution Eos R

A new rumor surfaced, suggesting the upcoming high resolution EOS R camera might have an image sensor with more than 100MP.

So far a sensor resolution between 80MP and 90 MP has been the trend among the rumor mills (ours included). The source of the rumor is confident that Canon will curb the sensor resolution well beyond 100MP. The reason is to “provide even more separation between the EOS R5’s 45mp and the new high-megapixel sensor“. According to the rumor, this upcoming high resolution EOS R camera will be oriented to towards landscape and studio photographers and have a different form factor than the EOS R5. The camera will replace the EOS 5Ds and EOS 5Ds R.

Stay tuned, stay safe.

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Latest Canon Rumors: EOS R5c Cinema Coming 2021, New Features Via Firmware For R5, R6, 1DXIII

Canon Rumors Canon EOS R5 Overheating

Here are the latest Canon rumors. It’s suggested a Cinema version of the EOS R5 might be released, and some new features will come via firmware update to the EOS R5, EOS R6, and EOS-1D X Mark III.

The source, Canon Rumors, seems to be pretty confident on both rumors, giving their highest rating.

The Canon EOS R5c, a Cinema version of the EOS R5

First, “R5c” is a name invented by the community, not an official Canon moniker. The new rumor suggests the EOS R5c will feature the same imaging sensor of the EOS R5 and also sport the same recording modes and options. There is, however, a noteworthy detail coming with the rumor: the EOS R5c will have a bigger body and active cooling (remember the overheating hysteria?). Despite it’s Cine destination, the EOS R5c will also be a hybrid camera still perfectly usable for stills photography. And it might have C-Log 2.

In the past we got some suggestions for this camera, the R5c. Some of what came with the latest rumor was already anticipated then:

  • same sensor technology as the EOS R5 but with half resolution
  • records 4K/120P with no crop
  • 2.8K supersampling in super35 mode
  • newly developed heat sink
  • Dual Pixel AF performance in low light better than EOS R5 and EOS R6.

Firmware updates for the EOS R5, EOS R6, EOS-1D X Mark III

Firmware updates for the Canon EOS R5, EOS R6 and EOS-1D X Mark III are now ready to get released in the next weeks.

All three cameras will get C-Log 3 and new compression modes for 4K recording. For the Canon EOS R5 and EOS-1D X Mark III also expect a Cinema RAW Light feature. The EOS R5 will likely also get 1080p @120fps video recording. Most likely the new firmware version are already actively tested by selected photographers.

Firmware updates for Canon cameras and lenses are listed here.

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Canon Might Announce Two New Cameras….This Week!

Canon Rumors Canon Full Frame Mirrorless

Canon might announce two new cameras within this week. We have so far no idea about what Canon is going to announce.

It’s not clear what kind of cameras Canon is going to release. The new cameras are in a “new segment for the company“. However, the rumor also suggests that the cameras have an internal model number that’s similar to those usually used or PowerShot or EOS M cameras. And that’s not a new segment.

The cameras might also be remotely-controllable Pan-Tilt-Zoom (PTZ) HD cameras with a price tag around $4,000. Canon has some offering in this segment, so not sure how much this is a new segment.

Might also be one of Canon’s concept cameras.

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A New Canon EOS R Camera Coming Within 2021, And It’s Not The R1

Eos R Canon Cameras

A new Canon EOS R camera might get announced in the second half of 2021. And it seems it is not the flagship EOS R1.

A new rumor suggests that “an exciting new RF mount camera is coming early in the 2nd half of 2021“. Not the EOS R1 but maybe, just maybe, it might be the high resolution version of the EOS R5. No other information is available at this point. Also, it seems, according to the source of the rumor, that Canon still has supply chain issues.

No new rumor about the EOS R1. At this point we wonder if we will see it within this year or in 2022.

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Are There Even Enough EOS 7D Users To Justify An EOS R With APS-C Sensor?

Eos R With Aps-c

We got a curios mail from a source we dealt with in the past. But instead of “never seen features” or “truly innovative sensor”, we got a somewhat different rumor. Well, it’s again about an EOS R with APS-C sensor.

Our source states, I quote, “do not believe the EOS R with APS-C bs [sic]”. Well, we never were sold out on this. However, the source, who claims to have some insights in Canon’s strategies, has a rather interesting argumentation for what he or she claims is Canon’s motivation to not release an EOS R body with APS-C sensor. Simply speaking, Canon doesn’t think there are enough EOS 7D users, or photographers with such needs, to justify the launch of an EOS R model with crop sensor.

To be honest, I never wondered how large the EOS 7D user base was. I know it’s a community with many happy with Canon for having made the two 7Ds. WIld-life photographers and all those on a budget yet needing more reach with their telephoto lenses made a thankful and reliable user base for the EOS 7D lineup. The question is: are they large enough in numbers to motivate Canon to design and build and EOS R with APS-C?

We had some discussion among us and involved some 7D shooters. While there was no clear consensus, we were able to agree (well, at least to a large degree) to the following points:

  • Full frame sensor equipped cameras are becoming more and more inexpensive. The EOS RP sells for less than $1000, and an upcoming new entry-level EOS R is rumored to be even less expensive than the RP. It’s no longer a financial hurdle as it used to be. Hence the motivation or need to safe a few bucks with an APS-C sensor might be decreasing.
  • Th same applies to telephoto lenses, for instance see the rather unexpected telephoto lenses Canon made with f/11 and sells at a reasonable price
  • RF mount lens offering is increasing quickly. No doubt about that, just look at sheer number of patent application.
  • For everything amateur level or below an EOS 7D, there is the hugely popular EOS M lineup, which I assure is not going to die anytime soon.
  • APS-C technology doesn’t seem to have a great future in the industry, besides on consumer cameras or where space issues and form factor are a critical issue.
  • And finally, Canon released the EOS 90D, an APS-C DSLR already far superior to the EOS 7D Mark II and seen by many as the last favor done to hard core professional APS-C shooter before taking them to Canon’s new shiny full frame mirrorless universe.

We are not saying APS-C will disappear in the next few years. The technology still has great potential and given how much crop sensors have evolved with respect to high ISO/noise performance, I am sure we are going to see some very interesting application in the future. Also, keep in mind that if full frame imaging sensor are going to cost less, this is even more true for APS-C sensors.

Curious to learn what you think.