Interview With Canon Execs At CP+ 2024 (R1 at Olympics?)

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French site Phototrend sat down with a bunch of Canon executives for an interview at CP+ 2024.

While the interview is in French, you can get all the content with a machine translation. Here are some of the discussed topics:

  • Canon plans to feature artificial intelligence and deep learning technologies in future cameras
  • Canon claims to have a 48% share in the global market of interchangeable lens cameras
  • There will be more RF-S lenses
  • Canon does not have any real plan to open the RF mount specifications to other manufacturers but there are non-disclosure agreements with other manufacturers regarding certain types of lenses and their positioning in the market
  • Third party lens manufacturer do not have the same access to camera functions as Canon lenses have, ergo: Canon lenses do perform better than third party lenses
  • Artificial Intelligence will come, and has the primary function to improve autofocus, to assist with subject recognition and with in-camera image processing (low light, noise, aberration corrections)
  • Global shutter doesn’t seem to come to consumer cameras any time soon
  • Canon has been asked many times about the EOS R1, the execs say, but they can not say when it will be released. However, this is the year of the Olympics and from what I got from the machine translated interview, some select photographers might testing the EOS R1 during the games.

For more head over to Phototrend.

Artificial Intelligence Coming To The Canon EOS R5 Mark II?

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A well known rumors mill came up with an interesting rumor. AI coming to be featured on the Canon EOS R5 Mark II. But is it reliable?

The long rumored Canon EOS R5 Mark II is now said to feature artificial intelligence (AI). While there are no suggestions about what AI might do on the EOS R5 Mark II, it is likely it will regard autofocus. AI could be helpful in tracking faces and/or people, even specific faces or people. But it might also be used for in-camera processing, scene settings. If the AI rumor is true, you might expect it to be featured on the EOS R1 too.

The EOS R5 Mark II is now rumored to have 45MP (60MP in the past). Moreover, both the EOS R5 Mark II and “white unicorn”-EOS R1 are said to be announced around May 2024.

Please be aware that rumors are nothing but rumors, and that there is people relying on them to pay the bills at month’s end. So, do not take anything too serious. Even better, forget rumors and go out to snap pictures.

Stay tuned for more, if you want.

Source: Canon Rumors

What To Expect From Canon In 2024 (EOS R1, R5 Mark II, Lenses)

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What will Canon release in 2024, what can we expect?

A new rumor suggests what Canon might have on their radar for 2024.

  • Canon EOS R5 Mark II might be released within the next months, say around April 2024, and it will be announced before the Canon EOS R1
  • A development announcement of the Canon EOS R1 might happen at the same time as the EOS R5 Mark II announcement
  • Still at the same time, Canon might announce the RF 28mm f/1.4 or f/1.8 and the Canon RF 35mm f/1.2L
  • The Canon RF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM Z might be announced around July 2024, might have internal zoom and “power zoom” functionality
  • Both the C300 and C500 series of cameras might get an update before IBC in September 2024

Some of the gear in the list above is rumored since long, since years, indeed. The EOS R1 was rumored sine the EOS R system came into existence, and the same can be said for the RF 35mm f/1.2L. This is gear that Canon will (or might) announce sooner or later, so the rumors will end to be reliable, sooner or later.

Forget rumors, go out and snap pics.

[via Canon Rumors]

Are These The Canon EOS R1 Specifications?

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A user on Weibo posted a set of alleged Canon EOS R1 specifications. Are they real? They might be.

Alleged Canon EOS R1 specifications (machine translated and partially manually corrected)

  • AI driven autofocus, enhanced iand high-speed identification of objects
  • Trajectory prediction of moving objects, intelligent item lock and focus tracking
  • 30MP stack-style dual gain imaging sensor
  • Faste electronic shutter, faster than any mechanical shutter
  • 1/1250s flash synchronization time
  • <0.8ms microsecond reading time
  • 1:3 lossy compression CRAW (compared to non-destructive compression)
  • Unlimited 40fps (1:2 CRAW) / 60fps (1:3 CRAW) continuous shooting, maximum 120fps full-function continuous shooting
  • 240fps burst mode and 1s preview
  • Enhanced dynamic range (better than EOS R3 and EOS R5)
  • Support 16Bit DGO-RAW shooting
  • In-camera stack RAW
  • 6.7K/60p & 4.2K/120p(APS-C)
  • 12bit Cinema RAW Light recording
  • Full frame/APS-C DCI/UHD 4K/120p C-log2 & C-log3 video recording

As always, take it with a grain of salt. All Canon rumors are listed here.

Canon EOS R1 And EOS R5 Mark II Now Rumored Not To Have A Global Shutter

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It’s always funny when rumor sites discredit their own rumors. What a fancy game!

The same sites which previously claimed the not yet released Canon EOS R1 and Canon EOS R5 Mark II might have a global shutter, are now stating that an ” extremely reliable source” told them they will not have a global shutter. Guess there will be enough time before announcement to switch back to “might have a gobal shutter” for one last time. Just to make people curious, of course:

It was suggested that readout speeds will be good enough to make the advantages of a global shutter less prominent, while maintaining the expected image quality in the next generation prosumer and flagship camera bodies. The same source claims that Canon’s next image sensors will have bigger advancements in performance than we’re used to from a new generation of Canon consumer sensors.

Don’t waste your time with rumors, go out snapping pics instead.

Source: Canon Rumors

Canon EOS R1 Undergoing Final Tests And Ready To Be Announced?

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And here is the latest Canon EOS R1 rumor, one of the longest running rumors. A rumor that started the day after the first EOS R was announced. Will it eventually become real?

Latest has it that Canon has put the Canon EOS R1 into the hands of selected photographers for test purposes. Says the source of the rumor:

[…] expect “some kind” of announcement in Q1 of 2024. If you recall, Canon first gave a development announcement for the EOS R3 and put it in the hands of professional photographers for the Tokyo Olympics before an official announcement.

[…] prototypes of the EOS R1 are in the hands of the usual professional photographers as Canon readies the launch of the flagship.

[…] we have been told that Canon has “impressively” improved iris tracking AF point selection.

[…] Quad Pixel AF is not ready and will not be featured in the Canon EOS R1 image sensor.

Not much, to be honest. Not sure if the announcement in Q1 2024 is to be taken seriously. Until the usual few Japanese sites report about, it is better to take it with a grain of salt.

Stay tuned.

Source: Canon Rumors