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:

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:

Canon EOS R Rumor: Next Model Might Have IBIS On Board

Canon Eos R Rumor

Want Canon to eventually feature IBIS (In Body Image Stabilisation) on their cameras? This Canon EOS R rumor might make you happy.

We have been told (thanks) that Canon’s next EOS R camera will have IBIS on board. The source couldn’t tell us if the EOS R body with IBIS will be the high resolution R camera or the pro-oriented one.

We give this rumor credit. There is no doubt that Canon is working on IBIS, given the remarkable collection of patent applications dealing with it and the fact that another Canon exec told the world about. So it’s just a matter of when and on which camera it will appear first.

There have been rumors suggesting Canon might feature IBIS on the upcoming Canon EOS-1D X Mark III. We think this is unlikely. First appearance of IBIS on a Canon camera will most likely be on a mirrorless body.

Our source couldn’t tell us any specifications of this upcoming EOS R model. If the rumored announcement date of at least one of the rumored EOS R bodies is reliable (February 2020) then we will soon know more.

So far, this preliminary specification list for the high resolution EOS R body surfaced over the web:

  • 75mp full-frame CMOS
  • Sensor “focused on the dynamic range”
  • Frames per second “… Sounded similar to the EOS R”
  • DIGIC 9
  • Dual Card Slots
  • Joystick the same as the EOS-1D X Mark III
  • Larger and higher resolution EVF than the EOS R
  • Fully articulating LCD screen
  • Fully weather-sealed
  • Similar ergonomics as the EOS R (No touch bar)

Stay tuned, the next EOS R rumor will come soon.

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

Canon Patent

There might be no more doubt that Canon is actively working on IBIS (In Body Image Stabilisation). Here is another Canon patent application.

Canon patent application 2019-152785 describes an IBIS unit and its working. An excerpt from the paten literature:

Problems of the stage device as the blur correction mechanism of such an image pickup device include high efficiency in driving force generation and linearity improvement of a magnetic circuit for position detection. In response to this problem, Patent Document 2 discloses a configuration in which three magnets are arranged for each driving force generation unit to form a magnetic circuit using the concept of the Halbach array (hereinafter referred to as “Halbach magnetic circuit”).

it is possible to achieve high efficiency in generating driving force and to improve the linearity of the magnetic circuit for position detection

Some rumor outlets are presenting this patent application as the patent describing “the IBIS” Canon is going to feature on future cameras. We’d be a bit more cautious with such claims. There is nothing to proof it is “the IBIS”. More likely, it’s just one more IBIS patent in a long row.

We have no doubt IBIS is indeed coming to future Canon cameras. We would just be a bit more prudent and avoid saying it will be on board on Canon’s next EOS R model (which most likely it will not). Not on the next one, but maybe on the camera coming after.

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