Nikon discontinued the Nikon 1 mirrorless line-up, getting ready for their FF MILC?

Nikon 1

Nikon Japan officially discontinued the Nikon 1 line-up of mirrorless cameras, a line-up that wasn’t very successful. The timing seems to be on spot for the introduction of the company’s first full frame mirrorless camera.

Rumored specifications for Nikon’s upcoming full frame mirrorless camera have already leaked over the web. Nikon officially stated that they will release a full frame mirrorless camera before Spring 2019.

And Canon? There is a certain likelihood Canon may announce a full frame mirrorless camera ahead of Photokina 2018. So far as good as no specifications have leaked. All Canon full frame mirrorless rumors are listed here.

Stay tuned.

Yet another suggestion Canon might announce a full frame mirrorless camera before Photokina 2018

Canon Rumors Canon Full Frame Mirrorless

We wrote it for weeks if not months: Canon might announce a full frame mirrorless camera before Photokina 2018 (September).

Now others seem to have come to the same conclusion and are suggesting Canon might announce one of the (supposedly) two full frame mirrorless cameras they have on their agenda. It’s just 10 weeks to Photokina 2018, so, if an announcement in September 2018 is to expect, then very soon we will see serious leaks instead of speculations. The only thing sure so far is that Canon will announce at least one full frame mirrorless camera between now and Q1 2019. It’ sure it’s coming but no one knows when.

To get the point (and latest updates) about Canon’s full frame mirrorless camera have a look here.

All Canon full frame mirrorless rumors are listed here.

Stay tuned…

Yet another set of specifications for Canon’s full frame mirrorless camera

Canon Rumors Canon Full Frame Mirrorless

A set of specifications for Canon’s upcoming full frame mirrorless camera(s) is making its rounds on the web. There are some educated speculations on previously rumored stuff and on recent leaks at Japanese site Nokishita.

According to Nokishita, Canon might have registered up to two full frame mirrorless cameras at wireless certification authorities. Of these, one, now universally named “the flagship”, according to certification data seems to have a 30MP sensor. This is the resolution of the sensor in the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV. This led to assume Canon might feature the sensor of the 5D4 (or a close variation of it) on their highly anticipated full frame mirrorless camera. The 5D4 was released in August 2016. Canon’s flagship FF MILC is supposed to be released in mid 2019 (more below). And while the 5D4 is a powerhouse, that would mean Canon featuring a 3 years old sensor on what is rumored to be the company’s flagship MILC. Such a flagship Canon FF MILC is quite unlikely in our opinion.

The second Canon full frame mirrorless camera is sort of speculation. Nokishita reported two code names leaked through a certification authority (DS 126721 and K433). So far we can only suppose one of these is another Canon full frame mirrorless cameras. They might, though, but it’s speculation. However, the second, lower tier Canon FF MILC is rumored to sport a 24MP sensor. This too puzzles us a bit. After all the heat and the waiting, how can Canon releases a FF MILC with only 24MP in 2019? It’s a high resolution world.

Other bits concerning Canon’s FF MILC(s) that have been suggested are the possibility of a “removable EVF on one of the cameras” and a “sexy solution” for the mount. Concerning the latter, you likely know that there have been rumors Canon might feature the EF mount on their FF MILC instead of a new mount type. It’s still unclear what is going to happen. I guess “sexy solutions” are on everyones wish list. Despite the appeal of such a solution, most of us would prefer an EF mount.

Finally, the announcement. We did get contradicting hints and apparently so did others. If Canon is indeed working on two full frame mirrorless cameras, their announcement might not happen at the same time. An announcement in late 2018 is still a possibility, but so is a 2019 announcement. If a Canon full frame mirrorless camera is coming 2018 we should have first serious leaks very soon.

All Canon full frame mirrorless rumors are listed here.

Stay tuned…

Canon set to announce the EOS M5 Mark II ahead of Photokina 2018? [CW3]

Canon Eos M5 Mark Ii

More tidbits about Canon’s mirrorless agenda.

We have been told (thanks) that Canon will soon announce the replacement for the Canon EOS M5, so far the companies most advanced mirrorless camera.

The Canon EOS M5 Mark II may feature a new generation sensor with a 24MP resolution, and finally 4K video with Dual Pixel Auto Focus. The EOS M5 Mark II may also sport a top LCD display. Other suggestions point to more advanced video features, better interface, and all the common updates you may expect.

The EOS M5 was announced in September 2016, so a replacement sounds likely.

So far I do not have reliable intel about the specifications, so take the with a grain of salt. However, exciting times are ahead. Stay tuned to grasp every bit we get about Canon’s mirrorless agenda.

You may ask: what about Canon’s full frame mirrorless camera? Well, it may not be announced for Photokina 2018 but for Photokina 2019, see here.

These are not the specifications for Canon’s upcoming full frame mirrorless camera

Canon EOS M50

A list of specifications for the upcoming Canon full frame mirrorless camera is making its rounds over the web.

Our sources told us these specs are total crap, they have nothing to do with Canon’s FF MILC (same source that delivered EOS M50 pics before the announcement). While some of the stuff listed below may find its way into the long rumored Canon FF MILC, it remains a totally unreliable rumor.

The Canon FF MILC specification list making its rounds:

  • Look & Feel: large grip with top LCD, very comfortable to hold; dials are very similar to those we found on the EOS 5D Mark IV.
  • Side articulating screen
  • Sensor: Upgraded version of the EOS 5D Mark IV sensor, obviously includes DPAF.
  • Frame rate: 10FPS
  • Silent shutter and 1/16000sec shutter speed is available
  • Focus control is very similar to EOS 5D Mark IV’s 61-pt AF system.
  • Dual SD card slots
  • Video Features: C-Log 1/2/3, Focus Guide
  • Formats available: 60p/30p/24p 4K (both DCI & UHD can be chosen).
  • FHD 120p
  • Weight: not very light, but similar to Sony A7 but a bit larger due to the big grip.

I think I’ve seldom seen a rumor so much abused like the Canon full frame mirrorless rumor. Besides all the murmuring and rumor-recycling, we know very little about Canon’s full frame mirrorless camera. All tidbits we collected and were told in the past are listed here. Please note that none of the following has been confirmed so far:

  • Dedicated full frame CMOS sensor
  • Different sources and sites were reporting that early prototypes exist, at least to be tested inside Canon’s labs. This intel came in 2016 and early 2017.
  • Canon is possibly working on a full-frame mirrorless camera with EF mount. There have been rumors saying that Canon is delaying this camera because of issues in implementing the EF mount. There is a lot of talk about this. If Canon manages to engineer a full-frame mirrorless camera with EF mount, thus allowing us to use our beloved EF lenses on a smaller and hopefully performing body, it will be a winner. Imagine what you could do with a MILC that goes along with your EF lenses. There is a serious chance we may see this.
  • The latest bit of info I got suggests Canon will announce a full-frame mirrorless camera with a sensor having a resolution of 36-38MP.
  • Announcement may come for Photokina 2018 (September), or later in 2019 Q1.

At the end of the day, there is just one thing we can be sure about: Canon is set to announce a full frame mirrorless camera within a year. Here at CW we know since a while and reported it. Even Sony’s CEO said that Canon will announce a FF mirrorless before Q1 2019.

Given the traffic-making qualities of the Canon FF MILC rumor, I fear we will see and hear a lot of crap before we have something reliable.

Stay tuned, we keep you posted with the important stuff.

CIPA report: Overall Digital Camera market down by 27% compared to last year

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CIPA posted their statistics for February 2018, and it’s a worrying picture they give of the camera industry.

According to CIPA, the overall digital stills camera shipments worldwide were down 26.6% compared to the same period of 2017. The figures are due to the compact camera market, which is shrinking year after year and now see as a 44.7% drop.

Shipments of DSLRs and MILCs together went down by over 5% (compared to February 2017). DSLR sales alone saw a modest 0.1% raise in shipment while MILC shipments dropped by 15.8%.

It seems people still love their DSLRs, despite all the mirrorless galore.

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