Canon Working To Make IBIS Units Smaller, Patent Suggests

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It took Canon a long time to feature IBIS (In Body Image Stabilization) on their cameras. Now they are actively researching how to make it better. The Canon EOS R5 already has the best in its class.

Canon patent application 2020-140104 (Japan, spotted by Canon News) discusses technical aspects related to making an IBIS unit smaller. IBIS units are relatively bulky and take a considerable amount of space inside the camera. A smaller IBIS unit might mean an overall smaller camera.

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

Canon EOS R5 Review – IBIS Is Incredible, Best-in-class

Canon Eos R5 Review

Here is a Canon EOS R5 review. Good thing not everyone is wasting his time on the ridiculous overheating issue.

No Life posted a rather comprehensive review about how (well) IBIS (In Body Image Stabiisation) works on the new Canon EOS R5. He says:

The Canon R5’s long awaited “next-gen” IBIS is best-in-class, and well worth the wait. And you’ll see there are no “wobbles”. Why aren’t more people talking about how insane it is we have a 4K, FF camera, with 10-bit, flip out screen, and best in class AF / IBIS?

The review examines the interplay between IBIS and OIS (Optical Image Stabilisation, i.e. the image stabilization inside the lens), which seems to be a major achievement by Canon.

Not the first reviewer praising the EOS R5 IBIS system. Don’t believe the conspiracy fantasies, instead focus on the innovative technology featured on the EOS R5.

More Canon EOS R5 review stuff is listed here, for the EOS R6 see here.

Canon EOS R5 body and kits preorder links:

America: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon CA, KEH Camera, BestBuy, Canon CA, Canon USA
Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon FR, Amazon IT, Wex Photo Video, Park Cameras, Canon DE, Canon UK, Canon IT, Canon FR

Canon Rumor: IBIS On Canon EOS M Cameras Mentioned Again

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Here is a new Canon rumor, suggesting again that Canon might feature IBIS (In Body Image Stabilization) on the EOS M lineup.

This refers two the rumored EOS M cameras, the replacement for the EOS M50 (EOS M60 or EOS M50 II) and the EOS M5 Mark II. Both of these cameras were also already rumored before. However, the mew rumor suggests that at least one of the two upcoming EOS M cameras will have IBIS. We think this is possible.

We also know that IBIS will be featured on the EOS R5 and EOS R6.

Upcoming Canon announcements:

We expect Canon to announce a new Cinema camera on April 20, 2020, during a livestreamed conference, most likely the Canon Cinema EOS C300 Mark III. The EOS R5 will not be announced on April 20, 2020, we expect the EOS R5 announcement before Summer 2020.

More Canon rumor stuff is listed here. Stay safe.

Here Is Another Canon Patent For IBIS (In Body Image Stabilization)

In Body Image Stabilization

Here is one more Canon patent dealing with IBIS (In Body Image Stabilization). We’ll see this technology soon on the upcoming Canon EOS R5.

Canon patent application US20200120251 discusses technology and means of implementation of IBIS. Although the images in the patent literature depict a DSLR, we have no doubt IBIS will first be seen on a Canon mirrorless camera.

From the patent abstract:

An image pickup apparatus which makes the load applied to a movable unit when it is displaced nearly uniform. The movable unit controlled by a control unit is capable of being in at least a predetermined direction. A first flexible board has a first connecting portion connected to the movable unit, a first wiring portion extended from the first connecting portion in a first direction different from a direction of an optical axis, and a second connecting portion placed at an end of the first wiring portion and connected to the control unit. A second flexible board has a third connecting portion connected to the movable unit, a second wiring portion extended from the third connecting portion in a second direction different from the direction of the optical axis, and a fourth connecting portion placed at an end of the second wiring portion and connected to the control unit.

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

Source: NL

Canon Rumour: IBIS Is Coming To The Canon EOS R5 and EOS R6

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Here is new Canon rumour about the upcoming Canon EOS R5 and EOS R6 full frame mirrorless cameras.

After a lot of rumors and a remarkable collection of patent applications about IBIS, it seems to be rather sure Canon will feature it on EOS R5 and EOS R6.

A source claiming to have seen promotional videos of both cameras delivered some more bits about. It’s just a bit surprising that a promotional video for a camera, the EOS R6, said to be announced in May, is already leaking.

However, according to the latest murmuring:

  • The EOS R5 has magnesium alloy body, the R6 has not
  • The EOS R6 has a no top-down LCD
  • The EOS R6 has multiple scroll wheels
  • The EOS R6 has a more rounded shape than existing R models

Sounds all plausible, we just wonder that a promotional video has already been produced (and leaked) months before the announcement. Still possible, though, that Canon made a promo video for both the EOS R6 and R5, despite the former getting announced late than the latter.

We expect the EOS R5 to get announced very soon, i.e. within the next weeks. The Canon EOS R5 is rumored to come with some amazing features, and that’s the reason some people think they are not real (the feats in bold are said to be more likely to be real).

  • It will not be named Canon EOS Rs but R5
  • 45mp full frame CMOS sensor
  • IBIS (In Body Image Stabilisation)
    • 5 stops with IBIS alone
    • 7-8 stops of correction when used with in-lens stabilization
  • 12fps mechanical, 20fps electronic
  • Scroll wheel added to the back
  • No touch bar
  • Liveview/Movie toggle like previous EOS DSLRs
  • Larger capacity battery, but looks like the LP-E6
  • 8K@30fps RAW
  • 4K@120fps
  • 4K@60fps
  • Built-in 5GHz WiFi
  • New battery, but the same shape and compatibility as the EOS 5D Mark IV
  • Announcement ahead of CP+ next month
  • Shipping in July 2020 

Stay tuned for the next Canon rumour.

Source: Canon Rumors

Canon Patent Application: IBIS and Lens IS Working Together

Canon Patent

Here is another Canon patent application dealing with how to make IBIS (In Body Image Stabilisation) and lens IS work together smoothly.

Canon patent application 2019-215426 (Japan) discusses the possibility of a change in the composition that occurs when IBIS and lens IS are working together. If both are working only while shooting, the resulting composition might be slightly shifted compared to what was seen in the viewfinder.

Although the camera in the image on top resembles more a DSLR than a MILC, we think this patent application too will find its way in a future EOS R camera body. We expect two new EOS R cameras in Q1 and Q2 2020, will this technology be already on board?

We have no doubts that Canon will feature IBIS on future cameras, given the remarkable collection of patent applications dealing with it and the fact that a Canon exec told the world about. And it’s very likely that the first Canon camera to feature it will be mirrorless.

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

Source: Canon News