What To Expect Next From Canon (Cinema, XC & XF cams, RF lenses, EOS M)

Canon Eos M7 Rumor EOS M50 Full Frame Mirrorless

We can expect some more gear announcement by Canon within 2020.

It seems two different timeframes are to expect for announcements, one in August/September and another one towards November and December. However, to us it seems weird that Canon might announce gear in December, and August is almost over (but still rumored for announcements).

The gear Canon might announce:

As we said, the timeframe for all these announcements seems to be a bit tight but everything is still possible.

Stay tuned.

Source: Canon Rumors

Deal: ProGrade 256GB CFexpress 2.0 Type B Gold Memory Card – $199.99 (reg. $299.99, today only)

ProGrade 256GB CFexpress

Onl for today (8/20/20) B&H Photo has a 33% discount on the ProGrade Digital 256GB CFexpress 2.0 Type B Gold Memory Card (gen 1) memory card.

Get the ProGrade Digital 256GB CFexpress 2.0 Type B Gold Memory Card (Gen 1) on sale at $199.99. Compare at $299.99. Free shipping.

Key Features

  • 256GB Storage Capacity
  • PCIe 3.0 Bus
  • Max Read Speed: 1600 MB/s
  • Max Write Speed: 1000 MB/s
  • Fully compliant with the CompactFlash Association 2.0 specification
  • XQD host interoperable with firmware support
  • Metal enclosure/encasement to endure high temperatures while providing better thermal conductivity
  • Built-in thermal throttling to protect your card and its content in the event of overheating
  • Designed to provide improved performance for flagship cinema, video, and photography cameras
  • Optimized controllers specifically designed for use in professional-grade cameras
  • Rigorous full card testing with serialized tracking of key components and manufacturing data for high quality control
  • Component-level testing down to individual memory chips for greater reliability
  • Refresh Pro enabled to quickly refresh card performance and monitor card health

Designed for emerging mainstream imaging applications, the 256GB CFexpress 2.0 Type B Gold Memory Card (Gen 1) from ProGrade Digital provides read speeds of up to 1600 MB/s, which helps to quickly offload content to your computer, and write speeds of up to 1000 MB/s. Additionally, the Gold’s minimum write speed is guaranteed not to drop below 350 MB/s, which allows for the uninterrupted recording of a broad range of compressed video modes, including 4K. This card is resistant to temperature extremes, shock, vibration, and X-rays, and is also backward compatible with select XQD cameras that adopt firmware to enable CFexpress.


More hand-picked deals are listed here.

Today’s Gold Box and one day only deals at Amazon USAmazon DEAmazon UKB&H Photo, eBayAdorama.

Refurbished lenses and DSLRs at Canon Store (best deals might be found here)

Save $10 on Luminar 4 and/or Aurora HDR 2019 using our code “WATCH” at checkout.

These Are The Specs For The Canon EOS R300 (Cinema cam with RF mount)

Canon EOS R300

A bunch of Canon Cinema cameras with RF mount were rumored since a while, now the specifications for the Canon EOS R300 leaked over the web.

The Canon EOS R300 might get announced in September, or maybe even in late August. These are the rumored specifiations:

  • Super 35mm 4K DGO sensor (same as Cinema EOS C300 Mark III)
  • No IBIS
  • RF Mount
  • Internal ND (10 Stops)
  • CLog 2 & CLog 3
  • 4:2:2 10bit onto SD cards up to 4K120 and 2K180
  • No RAW capability internally at launch
  • BP-A batteries
  • Price: US$6,299

Expect a small form factor for the EOS R300, possibly smaller than the EOS C100. All Canon rumors are listed here.

Source: Canon Rumors

Deal: Lexar 128GB Pro CFexpress Memory Card & Reader – $169.99 (reg. $250, today only)

Lexar 128GB

Only for today (8/19/2020), Adorama has a very good deal on tje Lexar 128GB Pro CFexpress Type-B memory card and Lexar CFexpress Type-B USB memory card reader.

Get the Lexar 128GB Pro CFexpress Type-B Memory Card & Lexar CFexpress Type-B USB Card Reader on sale at $169.99. Compare at $249.98. Free shipping. Who doesn’t need to up memory?

Key features:

  • Excellent performance -with transmission speeds of up to 1750 MB / s read
  • Take more high-quality pictures and RAW 4K videos
  • Backwards compatible with selected XQD cameras
  • Uses the PCIe 3.0 and NVMe protocol for unsurpassed speeds
  • Durable write speeds of up to 1000 MB / s
  • Limited lifetime warranty

More hand-picked deals are listed here.

Today’s Gold Box and one day only deals at Amazon USAmazon DEAmazon UKB&H Photo, eBayAdorama.

Refurbished lenses and DSLRs at Canon Store (best deals might be found here)

Save $10 on Luminar 4 and/or Aurora HDR 2019 using our code “WATCH” at checkout.

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Canon EOS R5 Review From A Hybrid Shooter’s Point Of View

Canon Eos R5 Review

Here is a Canon EOS R5 review that’s neither focused on sole video nor only on stills photography.

Bryan Wilkat looks at the Canon EOS R5 from the point of view of a hybrid shooter, i.e. someone who need the EOS R5 for both video and still photography work. Bryan doesn’t seem to be entirely fond of the EOS R5. He says:

I’ve been a Canon user since 2011 but no, sadly I’m not on their payroll… I truly wanted this camera to kill it but sometimes, it falls short. After a little more than two weeks of use, here is my (hybrid shooter) real world Canon R5 review with some sample photos, ungraded/graded footage, some C-Log shots, some 4K 120p & 4K 60p slow motion and much more. Most of this video was shot on the R5 in 4K 23.976fps unless otherwise mentioned, or if the camera was in the shot, then it was filmed on the Panasonic S1H.

There are already tons of technical reviews out there that did all the tedious tests, this review video is more about how the camera performed in real situations. Sadly, as much as I wanted to avoid talking about it, the camera’s overheating limitations did play a large role in my opinion about this camera and because of that major design flaw, I won’t recommend it to hybrid shooters (with the current firmware). But having said that, if you’re mindful of what causes the overheating, many people could probably make this camera work for them if you don’t mind missing some shots here and there. However, for Canon to hang on to their reputation as a leader in the industry, I believe they really need to address these (seemingly artificial) limitations in a firmware update or with a full blown hardware recall because it’s 2020 and many of us are hybrid users. From my limited time with this camera, I’ve concluded that it’s near impossible to use this camera professionally on a photo and video gig, the way it was intended (or at least, the way it was marketed!).

The EOS R5 seems to be highly regarded as a stills camera and unfortunately less as a video camera. In particular, the autofocus system seems to be huge leap forwards. More Canon EOS R5 review stuff is listed here, for the EOS R6 see here. User manual are available for download for the EOS R5 and the EOS R6.

Canon EOS R5 body and kits preorder links:

America: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon CA, KEH Camera, BestBuy, Canon CA, Canon USA
Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon FR, Amazon IT, Wex Photo Video, Park Cameras, Canon DE, Canon UK, Canon IT, Canon FR

New Canon Cameras Show Up At Certification Authority, Might Be Upcoming EOS M

Eos M

Yet unreleased Canon cameras showed up at a wireless certification authority. Are these the upcoming EOS M cameras?

Two unreleased Canon cameras with the SKUs DS126834 and DS126949 have been registered as certified by a certification authority. We think these cameras might be the rumored EOS M50 Mark II and/or EOS M7. A specification list that could refer to one of these cameras is also rumored. However, the SKUs could also refer to some entry-level DSLR replacement.

Stay tuned.

[via Nokishita]