Here Is An Updated Canon RF Lens Roadmap For The Next 2 Years

RF Lens Roadmap

A lot of lenses coming for the Canon EOS R full frame mirrorless camera system. Here is an updated Canon RF lens roadmap.

Canon Rumors summed up all the latest and older rumors about RF mount lenses in a neat list. Here is the RF Lens roadmap:

Canon RF Tilt-Shift Lenses (first to have AF):

  • Canon TS-R 14mm f/4L
  • Canon TS-R 24mm f/3.5L

Canon RF Zoom Lenses:

  • Canon RF 10-24mm f/4L USM
  • Canon RF 14-35mm f/4L IS USM
  • Canon RF 18-45mm f/4-5.6 IS STM
  • Canon RF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM (announced 11/4, 2020)
  • Canon RF 100-400mm f/5.6-7.1 IS USM

Canon RF Prime Lenses:

Canon RF Macro Lenses:

  • Canon RF 24mm f/1.8 IS STM Macro
  • Canon RF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM

Canon RF Super Telephoto Lenses:

  • Canon RF 400mm f/2.8L IS USM
  • Canon RF 500mm f/4L IS USM
  • Canon RF 600mm f/4L IS USM
  • Canon RF 800mm f/5.6L IS USM
  • Canon RF 1200mm f/8L IS USM

The list is obviously not complete and might well change over time. Not all of these lenses can be expected to be released in 2021. And there is a global pandemic going on, affecting supply chains and manufacturing.

Competition News: Sony Teases A Camera “never seen” (Sony a9 III?)

Sony Alpha A1

Sony is teasing a new camera, “The One Never Seen”. More will be revealed on January 26, 2021. It could be the Sony a9 III.

For the time being it’s not known what camera Sony is going to announce, though Sony Alpha Rumors speculates it might be the Sony a9 III. The rumored specifications for the a9 III:

  • Sony will launch a new High End camera in Q1 2021.
  • It will be named as an A9x series camera and not A7x (not sure if it’s “A9s” or “A9III”)
  • It has a new ~50 megapixel sensor
  • 8k30p video confirmed with no overheating. It’s still an “infant” 8k mode…meaning it’s not 8k60 which would be crazy and there will be limitations in the quality you can record internally.
  • Other specs similar to A7sIII (EVF, autofocus, and so forth)
  • At least $1,500 more expensive than the Canon EOS R5 (but price hasn’t be finalized yet). Expect something like $4,999.

Stay tuned…

Canon’s Upcoming AI-Powered Camera Is The PowerShot PICK, Preorders Start January 29

Canon PowerShot PICK

It seems the Canon PowerShot PICK, Canon’s first AI-augmented photo camera for consumers will be released within days.

DC Watch reports that peorders for the Canon PowerShot PICK will start January 29th, 2021. Japanese crowdfunding platform Makuake is where preorders can be placed. It’s not Canon’s first concept camera.

The Canon PowerShot PICK can autonomously decide when to shoot a photo, for instance by recognizing a person’s face expression (smile). Canon touts this as a feature able to capture family photos at the right time. The lens can even move up or down, left or right, and zoom, all done automatically and driven by artificial intelligence. Needles to say, the camera comes with filters, a dedicated app, and all kind of sharing functionality. The Canon PowerShot PICK body is 90mm in height, and 60mm in width and depth.

So far these are the rumored specifications:

  • 12mp 1/2.3″ CMOS Sensor
  • 19-57mm 35mm equivalent zoom lens (4x zoom)
  • Pans 170°
  • Tilt of 110°
  • Electronic Image Stabilization
  • Dust and Waterproofing
  • Battery life of about 2.5 hours
  • Records data to microSD
  • USB-C Port
  • Both Wifi and Bluetooth connectivity

A video taken at The Photography Show in 2018 shows the camera.

More to come soon.

Deal: Tokina Opera 16-28mm F/2.8 FX – $529 (reg. $699, today only)

Opera 16-28mm

Only for today (1/21/21) Adorama has a 24% discount on the excellent Tokina Opera 16-28mm F/2.8 FX zoom lens.

At a glance:

  • Zoom Focal Length: 16-28mm Lens
  • Maximum Aperture: f/2.8
  • Image Stabilization Type: No
  • Lens Series: Tokina FX Series, Tokina opera Series
  • Special Features: Aspherical

Get the Tokina Opera 16-28mm F/2.8 FX for Canon mount on sale at $528. Compare at $699. That’s $170 off.


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Canon Exec Seems To Say 8K Video On The EOS R5 Is There Only For Marketing

Canon Eos R5 Review 8k Video

The old Canon EOS R5 polemics are getting a heads up from a Canon exec. It’s about 8K video and why it was featured on the EOS R5.

In an interview with Japanese camera website Toyokeizai, Mr. Tsuyoshi Tokura, Canon’s imaging division general manager, said something rather interesting about 8K video on the EOS R5 (emphasis mine).

I don’t think video-focused users are driving the reputation of this new product. However, I was particular about the spec of 8K, and I was enthusiastic to put it out first, ahead of other companies. We have been making efforts to improve video performance at the same time as still images. Naturally, this new product has significantly improved still image performance, and I am not strongly conscious of giving it a big mission to attract video users

The second part I put in emphasis is the interesting part. Although something might have been lost in machine translation from Japanese, it seems to say “the only reason we put 8K on the EOS R5 was to be ahead of competition“. It really sounds that way.

He also seem to say that the commercial success of the Canon EOS R5 was mainly due to the name and the hype built around the camera.

“First of all, it has high performance and strong product appeal. The timing of the release was also great. The camera market has bottomed out significantly since spring, and we were able to launch new products when it recovered. In some respects, the return of the market was a tailwind.”

Mr. Tsuyoshi Tokura seems quite optimistic about the mirrorless market:

The EOS R5 is a professional product, and the price is quite high. Not only the body but also the (sales of) interchangeable lenses for full-size mirrorless cameras are growing steadily, and I feel that it shows the solidity of the R serie

Guess this interview will stir up new polemics about the Canon EOS R5.

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

Canon EOS R5:

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

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Canon PowerShot Camera With Artificial Intelligence On Board Might Get Released Soon

Artificial Intelligence

It seems Canon will soon announce their first camera with some sort of artificial intelligence on board.

This camera has been presented at CP+ 2019, and named Intelligent Compact Camera. The same camera was on display at CES 2020. A video taken at The Photography Show in 2018 shows the camera.

The AI-powered Canon camera has been named PowerShot AI by the community. The specifications (might not be definitive):

  • 12mp 1/2.3″ CMOS Sensor
  • 19-57mm 35mm equivalent zoom lens (4x zoom)
  • Pans 170°
  • Tilt of 110°
  • Electronic Image Stabilization
  • Dust and Waterproofing
  • Battery life of about 2.5 hours
  • Records data to microSD
  • USB-C Port
  • Both Wifi and Bluetooth connectivity

The Canon PowerShot AI could be a kind of multipurpose camera, and it’s yet to see what the featured artificial intelligence will exactly do. Understanding voice commands is already on board.

The Canon PowerShot AI is expected to be announced soon.

Stay tuned.

Source: Canon Rumors