Canon Rumor: EOS R7 With APS-C Sensor Coming 2021?

Canon Rumor

Here is a new Canon rumor, again mentioning a EOS R with APS-C sensor.

We have always been rather sceptical about the possibilities of an EOS R with APS-C sensor. Is it a real possibility? After Nikon released the Z 50 (with an APS-C sensor) we have at least to consider the possibility of an APS-C EOS R getting announced. Still, it leaves us a bit puzzled. Canon has a rather well accepted mirrorless system with APS-C sensor, the EOS M. Is there really space for an EOS R with crop sensor? I mean: is there a market for an EOS R with crop sensor? Maybe someone among you has some enlightening thoughts about this matter.

However, a new rumor suggests Canon might release a model with APS-C sensor, named Canon EOS R7 by the Internet folks, in 2021. And the same rumor also suggests Canon might release three RF lenses for this APS-C EOS R model. Well, that’s something.

Could a EOS R camera with crop sensor replace the ageing Canon EOS 7D Mark II? It’s at least a possibility to take in account. The EOS 7D lineup was quite popular with wildlife photographers, getting an extended reach due to the crop factor, and it’s likely Canon will not give up such a popular camera. On the other hand, it’s pretty clear that Canon embraced mirrorless technology and is putting a lot of stakes on it. So…what?

In the meantime are all waiting to know the price of what really seems to be an industry game changer, i.e. the Canon EOS R5. And then for the EOS R6, expect to get announced in a few months.

Stay tuned for the next Canon rumor, and sound off in the comment section if you like.

Source: Canon Rumors

The Optical Viewfinder Is Not Dead, Canon Patent Suggests

Canon Patent

This Canon patent suggests that despite all the mirrorless hype, and even now that Canon announced the development of a new industry game changer, the EOS R5, there is sill need for an OVF (Optical ViewFinder).

Canon patent application 2020-27113A (Japan, spotted by Hi Lows Note) shows that a big company like Canon is still doing R&D on optical viewfinder implementations.

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

Deal: Ruggard Parka Cold/Rain Protector For Cameras – $39.93 ($79.95, today only)

Ruggad Parka

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  • See-Through Portal for LCD Screen/Finder
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Canon Patent: 100-400mm f/5.5-7.1 Lens For APS-C Camera

Canon Patent

Here is an inetersting Canon patent for a 100-40mm lens.

Canon Patent Application 2020-027156 (Japan) discusses optical formulas for a 100-400mm f/5.5-7.1 lens. The interesting fact is that this 100-400mm f/5.5-7.1 is for APS-C cameras. For the EOS-M system? We think rather not but it is possible. For sure it seems to be consumer lens.

  • Focal length:        119.97 218.00 360.96  
  • F-Number:             5.50   6.50   7.10  
  • Half angle of view:  6.50   3.59   2.17  
  • Image height:         13.66  13.66  13.66  
  • Total lens length:   179.62 192.93 233.56  
  • BF:                   15.03  15.03  15.04

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

Source: Canon News