Canon EOS R6 Shows Up At Wireless Certification Authority

Canon Eos R6 Rumor

Another step towards the announcement of the Canon EOS R6.

The EOS R6 showed up at a wireless certification agency with the moniker DS126831. This is the first time the denomination DS126831 shows up and we know it refers to the EOS R6.

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Rumored Canon EOS R6 specifications:

  • 20MP image sensor
  • IBIS (In Body Image Stabilisation)
  • 12fps mechanical and 20fps electronic.
  • 4K @ 60p
  • FullHD @ 120p
  • Dual card slots
  • No top-down screen
  • Lower resolution EVF than the EOS R5
  • Build quality not as good as the EOS R5
  • Bluetooth 4.2 (EOS R5 gets Bluetooth 5.0)
  • LP-E6NH Battery (same as EOS R5)
  • Rumored announcement is July 2020

Canon will release the highly anticipated EOS R5 before the R6, possibly in the next weeks, adding a game changing camera to the EOS R lineup. During Canon’s latest live-streamed announcement (you can watch it again here) Canon revealed a second teaser about the Canon EOS R5 after the development announcement and a subsequent reveal of more specifications. All R5 coverage is listed here.

After the last teaser, some EOS R5 hands-on and first impression videos have been published.

Stay safe, and stay tuned.

[via Nokishita]

Canon EOS R5 Release Date May 16? It Seems So

Eos R5 Release

The Canon EOS R5 release day might be May 16, 2020.

That’s what leaked from a Facebook post of a German camera retailer, Foto Hamer. The picture on top says: “Experience the new Canon EOS R5 live on May 16, 2020“.

We think this date is very likely to be reliable, and that the EOS R5 release date is indeed May 16. The final announcement of the EOS R5 was already rumored to happen in May, so this fits.

During Canon’s latest live-streamed announcement (you can watch it again here) Canon revealed a second teaser about the Canon EOS R5 after the development announcement and a subsequent reveal of more specifications. All R5 coverage is listed here.

After the last teaser, some EOS R5 hands-on and first impression videos have been published.

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From left to right: Canon EOS R, EOS R5 and EOS RP

Canon RF 70-135mm f/2L USM Lens For The EOS R System Coming 2020?

Rf 70-135mm

Not the first time an RF 70-135mm f/2L USM lens for the EOS R full frame mirrorless system is mentioned.

Now a new rumor suggests Canon might announce the Canon RF 70-135mm f/2L USM in Q4 2020. Apparently the lens is already tested by a selected group of photographers.

Note that the lens has no image stabilization. And that’s to expect, given that we know for sure that IBIS (In Body Image Stabilization) is featured on the EOS R5 and EOS R6, and likely on every future Canon mirrorless camera.

The next Canon cameras we are expecting are the EOS R5 and EOS R6. However, the global pandemic might affect both release and shipping. The pandemic has already had a strong impact on Canon’s financial results.

Stay safe.

Source: Canon Rumors

Canon Unveils $100 EOS R Firmware Update For Stop-Motion Photography

Eos R Firmware

Canon has released a paid Canon EOS R firmware update. The update addresses stop-motion photographers using the Dragonframe software. LiveView resolution is increased and focus peaking over USB added.

Canon press release:

Supercharge Your Stop Motion Animation

Whether pre-installed on a new EOS R or manually installed on an existing EOS R the new Stop Motion Animation upgrade for EOS R cameras increases your Live View resolution to 1920×1280 from Canon’s normal of 960×640 when connected to Dragonframe stop motion animation software. This makes it easier for animators to confirm focus and movement within every frame.

Larger Live View

Live view is critical to animators creating stop motion animation films. Animators use the remote live view of the camera to review critical details and make decisions within the Dragonframe software. Canon’s Stop Motion Animation firmware increases the Live View to 1920×1280 – helping animators see subtle movement for refined animation.

USB Manual Focus Peaking

Canon has added Manual Focus Peaking over USB to interface with Dragonframe software.

Canon EOS R6 Announcement Postponed To July 2020?

Canon Eos R6 Rumor

A new Canon EOS R6 rumor surfaced, suggesting the announcement might be postponed to July 2020.

So far, despite rumors suggesting possible shipping delays, the announcement was expected for May 2020. But maybe that’s not the case. Latest rumor suggests July 2020 as announcement date. The source does not mention if this delay has to do with the COVID-19 pandemic, but we guess it has.

With the announcement getting delayed, the EOS R6 will not begin shipping before August or September 2020. Very unlikely earlier.

These are the rumored Canon EOS R6 specifications:

  • 20mp full-frame CMOS sensor
  • IBIS
  • 12fps mechanical and 20fps electronic.
  • 4K @ 60p
  • FullHD @ 120p
  • Dual card slots
  • No top-down screen
  • Lower resolution EVF than the EOS R5
  • Build quality not as good as the EOS R5
  • New battery (Not sure if it’s the same as the EOS R5)
  • July 2020 launch

All EOS R6 rumors are listed here.

Source: Canon Rumors

Sony a7 III vs Canon EOS R vs Nikon Z6 Head-To-Head Comparison

Sony A7 III

Here is another mirrorless comparison, Sony a7 III vs Canon EOS R vs Nikon Z6, by DPReview TV.

Chris and Jordan want to see if the significant firmware updates delivered by Nikon and Canon have changed their opinion on the EOS R and Nikon Z6, and how they stand up against what they consider being the gold standard, the Sony a7 III.

We covered the Nikon Z6 and the Sony a7 III many times.