Deal: Canon EOS M100 with 15-45mm IS STM Lens and Accessories Kit – $399 (limited time)

Canon Eos M100

Canon EOS M100 kit at a glance:

  • 24.2MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 7 Image Processor
  • 3.0″ 1.04m-Dot Tilting Touchscreen LCD
  • Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 60 fps
  • Built-In Wi-Fi with NFC, Bluetooth
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF
  • Up to 6.1 fps Shooting and ISO 25600
  • Creative Assist and Self Portrait Mode
  • EF-M 15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM Lens
  • Memory Card
  • Camera Pouch

For limited time B&H Photo has the Canon EOS M100 mirrorless camera bundled with the EF-M 15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM lens, a 32GB memory card and a camera pouch, on sale at $399.

Canon Might Make A Mirrorless Version Of The EOS-1D X, Exec Suggests

EOS-1D X Mark Ii Mirrorless

Amateur Photographer editor Nigel Atherton had a talk with three top Canon executives to discuss the EOS R. In the excerpts below it’s Mr Shingo Hayakawa, Deputy Group Executive, ICB Optical Business Group, Image Communications Business Operations, to answer.

The interview is all about the new Canon EOS R mirrorless system.

AP: When you decided to make a full frame mirrorless camera what were the main priorities for the system?

SH: We started out thinking about the lenses we wanted to make and what the ideal lenses would be. That gave us the mount specifications and flange distance we needed. Only then did we start to consider how Canon could improve the main body. We decided that we wanted to make a completely new body, and to reconsider the ergonomics and operation so that it would be different from previous models. Our task is to give our customers more choice and then let them choose. […]

Do you think that in five years time, Canon will still be making new DSLR’s?

SH: Of course the situation is always changing and in the future, DSLRs will most likely experience a decline in popularity compared to mirrorless cameras, , but the optical viewfinder still has some advantages and we will continue to offer a choice for as long as our customers want it.

The next question is particularly interesting. In the answer Mr.  Shingo Hayakawa seems to suggest there will be a mirrorless versions of the EOS-1D X within 5 years.

AP: If there was a mirrorless version of the EOS- 1D X, do you think people would still buy the EOS- 1D X?

SH: We would guess that a mirrorless camera like that would be popular, and have already analysed which technology will be required in a camera in five years time.

Read the interview here.

What do you think, does this mean we have to wait 5 years to see a mirrorless version if the EOS-1D X?

Canon EOS R Field Tested At An Indian Wedding

Canon Eos R

Cinema5D’s Johnnie Behiri made a somewhat different review of the Canon EOS R. He took it to an Indian Wedding and made a mini documentary. More field tested than this might be impossible.

Here is what he liked in the EOS R:

  • Good lowlight quality. Up to ISO 6400 with no issues. Above it, noticeable noise but still usable.
  • Focus peaking
  • Swivelled LCD screen
  • Shutter dust protector – Will automatically be engaged when the camera switches off
  • Touch and Drag AF (LCD), makes it easy to change focus between given points
  • Dual Pixel autofocus works well.
  • Dual Pixel Focus Guide for an easy manual focusing
  • High Data rate (Up to 480Mbps, All Intra recording)
  • Excellent battery life
  • No signs of overheating
  • Manual audio adjustment and monitoring
  • 4K,10Bit, 4:2:2 over HDMI to an external recording device
  • Canon Log included (2 variations)
  • World camera (24, 25, 30p in 4K)

And what he didn’t like so much:

  • Full Frame camera which unfortunately records 4K video in 1.7x cropped mode
  • Severe rolling shutter effect
  • No 4K DCI recording
  • No internal optical stabilisation system
  • Take in account that when using the strongest available digital stabilisation option, picture quality will suffer and will become softer
  • No Zebra
  • No “Joystick” for smooth and easy focus placement
  • Focus magnifying won’t work while recoding
  • 8Bit internal recording
  • High Frame Rate in 720p quality only (120fps)
  • No autofocus when shooting in High Frame Rate
  • 60p is restricted to Full HD only
  • The new programable slide touch pad needs to be activated first before operating. Then (in case of assigning it to sound levels) changes can be made by tapping only and not sliding
  • If you have small hands, holding the camera becomes uncomfortable after a while

Johnnie Behiri’s review comes with test charts and some sample photos.

And here is the mini documentary/review:

Order the Canon EOS R in the USA: B&H Photo | Adorama | Canon USA | Amazon

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Canon EOS R world-wide order links:

Australia: Amazon, Adorama, B&H Photo, Digitalrev, eBay Australia, Alibaba
Canada: Amazon Canada, DigitalRev, Adorama, B&H Photo, eBay Canada, Canon Canada, KEH Camera
France: Amazon FR, DigitalRev, eBay FR, Canon France
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Canon RF mount lenses world-wide order links:

Australia: Amazon, Adorama, B&H Photo, Digitalrev, eBay Australia, Alibaba
Canada: Amazon Canada, DigitalRev, Adorama, B&H Photo, eBay Canada, Canon Canada, KEH Camera
France: Amazon FR, DigitalRev, eBay FR, Canon France
Germany/Austria/Switzerland: Amazon DE, DigitalRev, eBay DE, Wex Photo Video, Canon Deutschland
United Kingdom/Ireland: Amazon UK, Park Cameras, Wex Photo Video, DigitalRev, eBay.uk, Canon UK
USA: Amazon, B&H Photo, Digitalrev, eBay, Adorama, KEH Camera, Canon USA

Canon RF 24-105mm f/4L vs EF 24-105mm f/4L II Lenses Comparison Review

Canon RF 24-105mm F/4L IS Canon EOS R

Rather interesting comparison. Canon made quite an impression with the RF 28-70 mm F/2L and especially the RF 50mm F/1.2L lenses for their new EOS R system. The RF 24-105mm f/4 on the other hand is the EOS R kit lens, and it’s likely the lens most users will start with.

The folks at Mirrorless Comparison compare the new world to the old. Jokes aside, the Canon RF 24-105mm f/4L (for EOS R systems) compared to the EF 24-105mm f/4L II (for “classic” Canon DSLRs).

From the conclusion:

The RF 24-105mm, the first of two zooms designed for the new Canon mirrorless mount, seems to have an advantage over the EF version: not only is it slightly sharper at most focal lengths and apertures (centre and corners) but it also has a more pleasant bokeh, a quieter AF motor and less focus breathing. The differences aren’t as significant as we had anticipated however, and let’s not forget that many other aspects are almost identical, such as the stabilisation and autofocus performance and perhaps most importantly, the price.

For these reasons, we feel that if, as a former or current Canon user, you already own the EF version of the 24-105mm, it makes sense to purchase the EF-EOS R adapter (which costs around $99 at the time of writing) and continue using it on the EOS R, especially if you plan to keep your Canon DSLR. Read the review…

Canon RF 24-105mm f/4:

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Canada: Amazon Canada, DigitalRev, Adorama, B&H Photo, eBay Canada, Canon Canada, KEH Camera
France: Amazon FR, DigitalRev, eBay FR, Canon France
Germany/Austria/Switzerland: Amazon DE, DigitalRev, eBay DE, Wex Photo Video, Canon Deutschland
United Kingdom/Ireland: Amazon UK, Park Cameras, Wex Photo Video, DigitalRev, eBay.uk, Canon UK
USA: Amazon, B&H Photo, Digitalrev, eBay, Adorama, KEH Camera, Canon USA

Canon EOS R:

Australia: Amazon, Adorama, B&H Photo, Digitalrev, eBay Australia, Alibaba
Canada: Amazon Canada, DigitalRev, Adorama, B&H Photo, eBay Canada, Canon Canada, KEH Camera
France: Amazon FR, DigitalRev, eBay FR, Canon France
Germany/Austria/Switzerland: Amazon DE, DigitalRev, eBay DE, Wex Photo Video, Canon Deutschland
United Kingdom/Ireland: Amazon UK, Park Cameras, Wex Photo Video, DigitalRev, eBay.uk, Canon UK
USA: Amazon, B&H Photo, Digitalrev, eBay, Adorama, KEH Camera, Canon USA

Canon RF 35mm f/1.8 IS Macro STM Review (Photograpy Blog)

Canon RF 35mm F/1.8 IS STM

Photography Blog completed their full review of the Canon RF 35mm f/1.8 IS Macro STM lens for the EOS R system. This is the less expensive RF mount lens so far available (£519/€519/$499).

From the conclusion:

There’s lots to like in terms of image quality, and little to complain about. This lens is sharp almost from the get-go, excellent in the centre and at the edges when shooting wide open at f/1.8 and outstanding between f/2.8 and f/11. It’s capable of producing some nice bokeh effects for an f/1.8 lens, helped by the ability to focus as close as 17cms away from your subject. There is some mild barrel distortion and vignetting at f/1.8, but both of these can be corrected in post-processing. Chromatic aberrations are very well controlled and it even produces some nice sun-star effects at f/16-f/22.

The build quality is very good, certainly on a par with the RF 24-105mm kit zoom, with the built-in weather-proofing offering peace of mind in more inclement conditions. Canon also provide a good lens hood and padded case in the box. Read the review…

Canon RF 35mm f/1.8 IS Macro STM:

Australia: Amazon, Adorama, B&H Photo, Digitalrev, eBay Australia, Alibaba
Canada: Amazon Canada, DigitalRev, Adorama, B&H Photo, eBay Canada, Canon Canada, KEH Camera
France: Amazon FR, DigitalRev, eBay FR, Canon France
Germany/Austria/Switzerland: Amazon DE, DigitalRev, eBay DE, Wex Photo Video, Canon Deutschland
United Kingdom/Ireland: Amazon UK, Park Cameras, Wex Photo Video, DigitalRev, eBay.uk, Canon UK
USA: Amazon, B&H Photo, Digitalrev, eBay, Adorama, KEH Camera, Canon USA

A High Resolution Canon EOS R Is Coming 2019, But It Won’t Be What’s Suggested

Canon Eos R

We broke the news back in October telling that the next Canon EOS R model will be a high resolution camera. This was later indirectly confirmed also by a Canon exec. The last bit we got suggested this camera might be announced during Q1 2019, before Photokina 2019. We also know (again: from Canon execs during conferences and interviews.) what RF-mount lenses Canon is going to announce in 2019.

A new rumor surfaced suggesting the high resolution EOS R model we leaked in October might have a sensor with a resolution beyond 75MP. Such a camera is said to be announced in the 2nd half of 2019. While we agree that the EOS 5Ds series might be ditched for a mirrorless offering, we do not think a resolution beyond 75MP is anything we will see soon on the consumer market. Canon is obviously perfectly able to manufacture such sensors but launching a consumer camera with such a resolution is highly unlikely. We were told on multiple occasions that the Canon EOS R that’s going to be announced next year will have a resolution around 50MP.

The rumor mills are going a bit stray as of lately. Most of the potential EOS R related rumors have already been anticipated by Canon in interviews (which is rather untypical for Canon), and there is very little left to speculate about. Never the less, we will see a lot of rumors in the next months, all repeating the same about new RF lenses and a high resolution EOS R model.

Stay tuned…

[via CR]