Canon Patent: Eye Control Autofocus For Mirrorless Cameras

Canon Patent

A new Canon patent application about eye controlled autofocus. Two patent applications, to be precise.

Cannon patent application 20220247904 (US) refers to a bigger sized mirrorless camera (like the EOS R3) and Canon patent application 20220247933 (US) to a smaller one. Here is the abstract for the former patent application:

And the abstract for the latter patent application:

More Canon patent applications are listed here. Some particularly interesting patent applications we think might get into production are these:

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Is The Canon EOS R100 The Next MILC Canon Will Announce?

Rf 300mm Rf 35mm Canon Eos R100 Rf 24mm F/1.8 Rf-s Canon Eos R7 Eos R100 Canon High Resolution Eos R R10 Eos C5 Canon Eos R1 Eos R5c Canon Rf 16mm Rf 35mm F/1.2L EF Lenses Tilt-shift Lenses Rumor

In June we reported that Canon might release a more entry level mirrorless camera with RF mount, the Canon EOS R100. It seems our rumor got a confirmation. These are the specs we were told and reported back in June:

  • 24.2 million pixel APS-C CMOS sensor
  • 4k 30p 8bit
  • There is no HDR PQ mode like the EOS R10
  • 14fps continuous shooting speed
  • 3.0-inch 1.04 million dot vari-angle monitor
  • Scheduled to be released Q1 or Q2 2023

Although the source of the rumor is not mentioning the “EOS R100” moniker, it might well be this camera. The source of the rumor states:

Canon’s next APS-C camera will be a small form factor “vlogger”, which we’re told will be close to the Canon EOS M6 Mark II in design.

Confirmed specifications are still relatively unreliable, but you can be sure that it will shoot 4K at 60fps and that there will likely be a 120fps mode.

[…] been told that the camera will use a different kind of vari-angle LCD screen.

That’s all for the time being. We are rather confident that the rumor refers to the same camera we reported in June, the Canon EOS R100. Time will tell.

Any idea?

Source: CR

Canon EOS R7 Sample Photo Gallery (DPReview)

EOS R7 Sample

Want to check out Canon EOS R7 sample photos? Here we are. All pictures can be downloaded for your pixel peeping pleasure.

At a glance:

  • 32.5MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF II
  • 4K60 10-Bit Video, HDR-PQ & C-Log 3
  • 30 fps E. Shutter, 15 fps Mech. Shutter
  • 2.36m-Dot OLED EVF
  • 1.6m-Dot Vari-Angle Touchscreen LCD
  • Sensor-Shift 5-Axis Image Stabilization
  • Dual UHS-II Memory Card Slots
  • Multi-Function Shoe, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth

DPReview posted their Canon EOS R7 sample photo gallery. Photos can be downloaded. Enjoy your pixel peeping.

More Canon EOS R7 information, reviews and more is listed here.

Canon EOS R7:

America: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon Canada, Canon Canada, Canon USA
Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon IT, Wex Photo Video, Canon DE, Canon UK

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Today Only: Lensbaby Velvet 56mm f/1.6 SE Lens (Silver) – $349.95 (reg. $549.95)

Lensbaby Velvet 56mm

Only for today (8/3/2022) B&H Photo has a 37% discount on the Lensbaby Velvet 56mm f/1.6 SE Lens for Canon EF (Silver)

At a glance:

  • EF Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.6 to f/16
  • Singlet-Doublet-Singlet Optical Design
  • Soft Glowing Effect at Wide Apertures
  • Inspired by Classic Portrait Lenses
  • 1:2 Magnification, 5″ Working Distance
  • Manual Focus and Exposure Control
  • All-Metal Lens Barrel
  • Filter Thread: 62mm
  • Silver Edition, Clear Anodized Finish

Get the Lensbaby Velvet 56mm f/1.6 SE Lens for Canon EF (Silver) on sale at $349.95. Compare at $549.95.

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Camera Market “has largely bottomed out”, Canon says

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In their recent Q2 2022 financial results, Canon added a Q&A file to the documentation. Some interesting insights can be found.

From Canon’s Q2 2022 Q&A (emphasis mine):

Q1. What is your outlook for the external environment in 2023 and the sustainability of your growth going forward?

A1. Even if production around the world recovers smoothly, it will probably take around a year for the inflation caused by the shortage of goods, which arose from supply-chain disruptions etc., to subside naturally. We expect to continue growing as we have transformed our business portfolio and will actively invest to further enhance our products

[…]

Q5. What is your outlook for the camera market going forward? Additionally, will you continue to offer both Mirrorless and DSLR cameras?

A5. The camera market has largely bottomed out at its current size. Going forward, we expect the professional and advanced amateur segment to expand further and that products will become more highly developed. Accordingly, we expect the overall market to grow from now on. As for DSLR cameras, we will continue to supply products as long as there is demand