Canon Set To Use A Sony Back-Illuminated APS-C Sensor In Future Cameras?


Another weird rumor to report.

It’s suggested Canon might use the new Sony IMX571 image sensor in an upcoming APS-C camera system. No hints if it will be a MILC or a DSLR.

The Sony IMX571 sensor is back-illuminated, has a resolution of 26MP and does 16 frame per second.

Despite Canon used Sony sensors in the past for their Powershot cameras, we do not think a Sony sensor will be featured on DSLR or mirrorless camera. We did not get any suggestion pointing in this direction.

Stay tuned.

Who Has Better Image Quality and Dynamic Range: Nikon Z6, Nikon Z7, Canon EOS R or Sony a7 III?

Dynamic Range

Tony & Chelsea Northrup investigate which camera has the best image quality and dynamic range. It’s Nikon Z6 vs Nikon Z7 vs Sony a7 III vs Canon EOS R. Enjoy, and if you want then let us know what you think.

Canon EOS R With APS-C Sensor Rumor Surfaces Again (tell us what you think)

Canon Eos R

Since the launch of the Canon EOS R there was a weird rumor that was immediately pushed by some sites. An EOS R model with APS-C sensor.

It’s suggested again Canon might announce an EOS R model with an APS-C sensor. We think this rumor has no foundation, and doesn’t make any sense either. The rumor is hard to die, even after a Canon exec stated clearly that there will be no EOS R with APS-C sensor (machine translated): “Since EOS R is a full-size system, it can not be downsized to EOS M size. EOS M has a role/existence value as an APS-C system. It’s obviously a rumor that excites people and causes a lot of talk.

The Canon exec statement above is interpreted by some people as just meaning that the RF mount and the ergonomics of the EOS R can not be reduced to the smaller form factor of the EOS M line. In other words: the EOS M system is the compact and consumer oriented mirrorless APS-C system and it will soon have a more professional oriented APS-C sibling with the EOS R form factor. That sibling would be a mirrorless version of the next EOS 7D series camera, an EOS 7D Mark III in the housing of an EOS R. There are no hints about when such an EOS R model might be announced.

We think this doesn’t mask any sense, even if it is feasible from an engineering point of view. We recommend you don’t get to excited on this rumor, take it with a (huge) grain of salt. Do you think we might be wrong? Tell us what you think in the poll below and in the comment section.

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Deal: Canon EOS R Bundle With PIXMA Pro-100 Printer And More – $2299

Canon Eos R

Canon EOS R:

  • 30.3MP Full Frame CMOS sensor
  • DIGIC 8 Image Processor
  • Continuous Shooting up to 8 fps
  • Ultra HD 4K Video Recording
  • 3.15″ Vari-angle LCD Touchscreen
  • 0.5″ OLED Electronic Viewfinder
  • WiFi and Bluetooth Connectivity
  • 5,655 Manually Selectable AF Points
  • Customizable Multi-Function Bar
  • Dust and Water Resistant Magnesium Alloy Body

Canon EOS R deal by authorised Canon retailer Focus Camera.

Get the Canon EOS R bundled with the Canon PIXMA Pro-100 professional photo printer, 50 sheet Canon photo paper, and a SanDisk Extreme PRO 64GB 95MB/s UHS-1 SD Memory Card – all for $2,299 after $350 mail-in rebate (instructions).

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3 Things You (probably) Did Not Know About The Canon EOS R

Canon Eos R

The guys at LensVid had an interview with Canon Europe exec at Photokina 2018. Here is a short and fun follow up to the interview, with some information about the Canon EOS R you might have not known.

  1. Direct custom video settings – by pressing the video button in stills mode you can go directly into the custom video settings.
  2. Battery grip as a dual USB-charger – you can charge 2 of the camera’s batteries using USB if you have the EOS-R grip.
  3. Alway on BT – even if you turn off your camera and put it in your camera bag you can still access the images you shot from your smartphone or tablet via BT (we assume you can always choose to turn this off to save battery life).

And here is the video…

Canon EOS R world-wide order links:

Australia: Amazon, Adorama, B&H Photo, Digitalrev, eBay Australia, Alibaba
Canada: Amazon Canada, DigitalRev, Adorama, B&H Photo, eBay Canada, Canon Canada, KEH Camera
France: Amazon FR, DigitalRev, eBay FR, Canon France
Germany/Austria/Switzerland: Amazon DE, DigitalRev, eBay DE, Wex Photo Video, Canon Deutschland
Italy: Amazon IT, DigitalRev, eBay IT, Canon Italia
United Kingdom/Ireland: Amazon UK, Park Cameras, Wex Photo Video, DigitalRev,, Canon UK
USA: Amazon, B&H Photo, Digitalrev, eBay, Adorama, KEH Camera, Canon USA

Deal: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS – $699 (reg. $899)

Canon EF 100mm F/2.8L

Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS at a glance:

  • EF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/32
  • One Ultra-Low Dispersion Element
  • Super Spectra Coating
  • 1:1 Magnification, 11.8″ Min. Focus
  • Ring-Type Ultrasonic Motor AF System
  • Focus Range Limiter
  • Optical Image Stabilizer
  • Weather-Sealed Construction
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm

B&H Photo has the Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS lens on sale at $699. Compare at $899. This is a very good deal, grab it before it’s over.

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