Canon Might Soon Release An Ultra-wide Lens For The RF-mount, Rumor Suggests

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Is Canon set to announce an ultra-wide lens for the RF-S mount? It appears so.

The source of the rumor has been…:

[…] told that “one of” the next lenses announced from Canon will be an ultra-wide for the RF-S mount. We are are going to assume that the lens will be some kind of variation of the terrific Canon EF-M 11-22mm f/4-5.6 IS STM.

We think it is very likely Canon has such a lens on their release plan.

Source: Canon Rumors

Nikon Z 8 To Get Announced Soon, Here Is What We Know So Far

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Nikon will soon announce the Nikon Z 8, most likely on May 10, 2023.

The Nikon Z 8 is rumored to start shipping on May 25, 2023, and to have a (Euro)-price of €4,599 for the body only and €5,549 for the kit with the 24-120mm lens. Here is what else we know:

  • The Z8 was described as a hybrid of the Z7 and Z9
  • Form close to Z6/Z7
  • Overall height and width close to D850
  • Sensor: 45.7 million pixels stacked type
  • ISO: 64-25,600 20fps (120fps in JPEG mode)
  • 5-axis in-body image stabilization: 6 steps
  • Shutter speed: 1/32000-900s electronic shutter only
  • Autofocus: 493 AF points
  • HEIF 10-bit compatible Video: 8.3K @60p
  • 3.2 inch tilt monitor
  • EVF: 3 million dots or 9 million dots
  • Memory card: CFexpress + SD
  • Dust and water resistant: Same as Nikon D850
  • Size: 144×118×83mm
  • Weight: 1 kg or less Carbon reinforced plastic is used for the body
  • Many of the specifications other than the above will be the same as the Z 9
  • You can’t expect all the features of the Z 9
  • Same battery as Z 7 (EN-EL15c)
  • Compatible with external battery grip

Something here that might scare Canon?

[via asobinet]

Did Canon Pull Their Canon EOS R7 C Plans?

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Or did they never have a plan to release an EOS R7 C? Just asking for a friend ;-)

Last year the rumor about an APS-C Cinema camera made its rounds, and encountered some skepticism.

Now, it seems, Canon no longer has such plans, i.e. to launch an EOS R7 C. The source of the rumor says the plans “have been scraped” during 2022.

The original rumor stated:

The Canon EOS R7 C will record 7K60P in Cinema RAW Light and will reportedly have the same codec options as other Cinema EOS cameras, including the Canon EOS R5 C.

There is just a little issue here. As far as I know, the EOS R7 sensor can’t scan the full sensor 16:9 area at 60p. It only offers HQ at 30p. So either Canon originally was thinking to release a new “EOS R7 sensor”, or the rumor was just wishful thinking.

Stay tuned.

Source: Canon Rumors

More Features Coming To The Canon EOS R5 Via Firmware Updates

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After Canon released firmware 1.8.1 for the Canon EOS R5, the rumor mills already speculate about what the next firmware updates will deliver.

Latest rumor has it that…:

[…] further firmware updates are coming. It was suggested that there would be 2 more feature updates for the Canon EOS R5 before the end of 2023. With the final version being 2.0.

And that’s all. But it is a rumor about future features to come to the EOS R5 via firmware update ;-)

Stay tuned.

Source: Canon Rumors