Does The Canon EOS R5 Have An IBIS Bug (sensor twist when IBIS always on)?

Sensor Twist

Not sure if this is a general issue, i.e. a bug, or not. Some users experience a weird phenomenon, a sensor twist, on their EOS R5 (and it seems also for some R6s) when IBIS is set to “always on”.

User juanmaasecas documented the phenomenon in the video below. He writes about his observation (emphasis mine):

Some weeks ago I found what I think is an annoying bug with the IBIS in the Canon R5 (some users also experience it with the R6).

When the ibis is set to “always ON”, the sensor twists after the first picture is taken, producing a blurred picture. If you keep pressing the shutter half (while in continuous autofocus or just In single) and then take more pictures, the rest are just fine.

I went to Canon repair center/showcase here in Hong Kong, and the cameras there show the issue as well (that is why I didn’t leave my camera for repair), and yet canon has not yet repaired the issue (I discovered it first in firmware 1.2.0 that I bought the camera with, but still happens in 1.3.0 and 1.3.1).

Here is the observed phenomenon:

Someone here having seen this sensor twist on his or her EOS R5 or EOS R6? Please let me know in the comments section.

[via Canon Rumors]

Canon Patent: In Body Image Stabilization For EOS M Or PowerShot Camera

Canon Patent

After all those Canon patents referring to RF mount lenses, here is a different one: IBIS on a small camera body.

Canon patent application US20210105391 (USA) discusses In Body Image Stabilization (IBIS) for a small camera body. According to the drawings in the patent literature it’s either an EOS M camera or a PowerShot camera. IBIS coming to the EOS M system is already rumored. This patent seems to consolidate it.

Drawing seems to show an EOS M camera

This one looks more like a PowerShot camera

More Canon patents are listed here.

Source: NL

Canon Working To Make IBIS Units Smaller, Patent Suggests

Ibis Units

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 8k Video

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, Canon CA, Canon USA
Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Wex Photo Video, Park Cameras, Canon DE, Canon UK

Canon Rumor: IBIS On Canon EOS M Cameras Mentioned Again

Canon Eos M6 Mark Ii Firmware Canon Rumor

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