Canon EOS R With APS-C Rumored Again, Said To Come Second Half 2022

Eos R With Aps-c

The most die-hard of the implausible Canon rumors surfaced again. Although this time with some confidence. Will there be an EOS R model with an APS-C sensor?

According to the rumor mill that always propagated this rumor, Canon will announce such a camera in the second half of 2022. We still have a hard time to buy it. But we might be wrong, of course. It’s just that we don’t see Canon sidelining their EOS M system for another interchangeable lens system with APS-C sensor.

According to the source of the rumor, quoted as a “good source”, Canon will release a camera with RF mount and an APS-C imaging sensor. The imaging sensor is said to be a backside-illuminated sensor (BSI). Said sensor is rumored to get featured in “more than one camera”. It’s not known it these cameras will also have an RF mount, or not. Finally, a sensor resolution of 28-32MP is rumored.

Help us out here: do you think this is something that might happen? And if yes, what will be the future of the EOS M system? Time ago we got a suggestion that the EOS 7D Mark II will not be replaced. This lead many people to think the 7D2 will get replaced by an EOS R model with APS-C. This theory gets reinforced by the fact that the EOS M system seems not to be fit for a 7D2 replacement.

Stay tuned.

Source: CR

Industry News: Sony Announces The Sony ZV-E10, A Small And Simple MILC

Sony Zv-e10

Sony released a new mirrorless camera today, the Sony ZV-E10. It’s a small and simple-kept mirrorless camera.

Sony ZV-E10 at a glance:

  • 24.2MP APS-C Exmor CMOS Sensor
  • UHD 4K30p and Full HD 120p Video
  • 3.0″ Side Flip-Out Touchscreen LCD
  • 425-Point Fast Hybrid AF
  • Up to 11-fps Shooting, ISO 100-32000
  • Real-Time Eye AF and Tracking
  • Background Defocus & Face Priority AE
  • Directional 3-Capsule Mic and Windscreen
  • Headphone and Microphone Ports

The Sony ZV-E10 seems to aim at the videologger crowd. A review at PetaPixel is already live.

Preorders are open, the Sony ZV-E10 sells at $698:

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

And here are two reviews/previews:

The new Sony ZV-E10
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Die-hard Rumor About Canon EOS R With APS-C Sensor Gets New Push

Eos R With Aps-c

It’s years now hat this rumor comes up at regular intervals. Canon making an EOS R with APS-C sensor.

It seems the rumor about Canon allegedly working on a camera with RF mount and an APS-C sensor has now been downgraded to Canon “actively been doing market research” to learn if such a camera makes any sense. We stated since this rumor came up: it does not. Neither is the future of the EOS M system uncertain or unknown. It’s a best selling APS-C mirrorless camera line-up.

The rumor about a camera with RF mount and APS-C has always had a home in the interweb of rumor mills. It’s years old, it started a few weeks after the release of the first Canon EOS R, and has always been utterly unrealistic. At least to us. The rumor got a climax in June 2021 when the suggestion of not less than three EOS R cameras with APS-C sensor came up. It appears now it is like we are “going to see one someday” in the best of cases.

There is the question of the successor of the Canon EOS 7D Mark II, Canon’s pro-oriented APS-C DSLR. A rumor we got suggests Canon does not think there are enough 7D2 shooters to justify a replacement. The EOS R system appears to be the cure for everything.

Next episode to follow soon….

Source: CR

Canon EOS M50 Mark II Sample Image Gallery

Canon Eos M50 Mark Ii Review

The Canon EOS M50 Mark II flies a lot under the radar. Mainly because people and reviewer think that there is not much more compared to the Mark I. Still, the EOS M50 Mark II is best selling as did the Mark I, especially in Asia.

There are not much Canon EOS M50 Mark II reviews to talk about. DPReview has a set of sample pictures snapped with the EOS M50 Mark II.

Canon EOS M50 Mark II:

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

Canon Patent For Zoom Lenses For The RF Mount And APS-C Sensor

Canon Patent

Here is an interesting Canon patent application spotted by asobinet.com.

The Canon patent application seems to discuss optical formulas for various zoom lenses for the RF mount, and for APS-C sensors.

Not sure what to think about this patent. Any idea?

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

Are There Even Enough EOS 7D Users To Justify An EOS R With APS-C Sensor?

Eos R Model With Aps-c

We got a curios mail from a source we dealt with in the past. But instead of “never seen features” or “truly innovative sensor”, we got a somewhat different rumor. Well, it’s again about an EOS R with APS-C sensor.

Our source states, I quote, “do not believe the EOS R with APS-C bs [sic]”. Well, we never were sold out on this. However, the source, who claims to have some insights in Canon’s strategies, has a rather interesting argumentation for what he or she claims is Canon’s motivation to not release an EOS R body with APS-C sensor. Simply speaking, Canon doesn’t think there are enough EOS 7D users, or photographers with such needs, to justify the launch of an EOS R model with crop sensor.

To be honest, I never wondered how large the EOS 7D user base was. I know it’s a community with many happy with Canon for having made the two 7Ds. WIld-life photographers and all those on a budget yet needing more reach with their telephoto lenses made a thankful and reliable user base for the EOS 7D lineup. The question is: are they large enough in numbers to motivate Canon to design and build and EOS R with APS-C?

We had some discussion among us and involved some 7D shooters. While there was no clear consensus, we were able to agree (well, at least to a large degree) to the following points:

  • Full frame sensor equipped cameras are becoming more and more inexpensive. The EOS RP sells for less than $1000, and an upcoming new entry-level EOS R is rumored to be even less expensive than the RP. It’s no longer a financial hurdle as it used to be. Hence the motivation or need to safe a few bucks with an APS-C sensor might be decreasing.
  • Th same applies to telephoto lenses, for instance see the rather unexpected telephoto lenses Canon made with f/11 and sells at a reasonable price
  • RF mount lens offering is increasing quickly. No doubt about that, just look at sheer number of patent application.
  • For everything amateur level or below an EOS 7D, there is the hugely popular EOS M lineup, which I assure is not going to die anytime soon.
  • APS-C technology doesn’t seem to have a great future in the industry, besides on consumer cameras or where space issues and form factor are a critical issue.
  • And finally, Canon released the EOS 90D, an APS-C DSLR already far superior to the EOS 7D Mark II and seen by many as the last favor done to hard core professional APS-C shooter before taking them to Canon’s new shiny full frame mirrorless universe.

We are not saying APS-C will disappear in the next few years. The technology still has great potential and given how much crop sensors have evolved with respect to high ISO/noise performance, I am sure we are going to see some very interesting application in the future. Also, keep in mind that if full frame imaging sensor are going to cost less, this is even more true for APS-C sensors.

Curious to learn what you think.