Canon Exec Neither Confirms Nor Denies The Canon EOS R7 (and R6 sensor derived from EOS-1D X III?)

Canon Eos R7

A Japanese site interviewed a Canon exec. When asked about a possible Canon EOS R7 camera, the Canon executive did not deny it. He didn’t confirm it either.

DC Watch interviewed Mr. Tsuyoshi Tokura, General Manager of Image Communication Business Headquarters at Canon. Here are some excerpts from the interview. Please note: the quoted text below is machine translated.

When asked about the EOS R7 (rumored to have an APS-C sensor), Mr. Tokura said:

We have released two models this time, but the R series lineup is not yet complete. Of course, I’m thinking of expanding it in the future as a strategy, but I can’t say yet whether it will be EOS R7. However, there is no doubt that the lineup will be expanded, so please look forward to it.

Not sure if something got lost (or added) in translation, but Mr. Tokura seems to suggest the Canon EOS R6 sensor is derived from the EOS-1D X Mark III (has a 20MP sensor like the R6). That’s the answer (I guess) to a question about the sensor resolution of the EOS R5 and R6. If someone can read Japanese I’d appreciate a help on this one.

[Canon] wanted to make the most of the CMOS sensor on the EOS-1D X Mark III. It is burdensome to develop two models at the same time, so by making good use of them, you can create them in parallel. Since the EOS R5 is a high-pixel model with about 45 million pixels and performance that can meet professional needs, the EOS R6, which can be said to be a brother machine, should be a model with a better overall balance than the number of pixels.

When asked why they made the RF 600mm f/11 and RF 800mm f/11, considered atypical lenses for Canon:

It’s said that [it is untypical for] Canon, but it’s welcome that isn’t like Canon. It means how much you can make a surprise. When it comes to the new RF mount lens series, we have to do what we couldn’t do with the EF mount. The 600mm and 800mm lenses, which are quite affordable for super-telephoto lenses, are the popular versions of DO lenses. You can simply fix 600mm and 800mm to F11, so even if it is said that you can make it at this size and price, you can not make it unless various elemental technologies are catching up. The RF system and the technology, experience, and know-how cultivated in EF have been well matched, and we were able to commercialize it at this timing.

Get the whole interview at DC Watch.

canon eos r7
Will there be a Canon EOS R7 with APS-C sensor?

The EOS R5 seems to be highly regarded as a stills camera. In particular, the autofocus system seems to be huge leap forwards. More Canon EOS R5 review stuff is listed here, for the EOS R6 see here. User manual are available for download for the EOS R5 and the EOS R6.

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 EOS R6 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 Set To Release An 11MP EOS R5c Video-Oriented Camera?

Canon Eos R5c Rumour

Here is a follow up to the rumor about two possible upcoming EOS R cameras, the EOS R5s and EOS R5c.

The same source contacted us again (thanks a lot) and suggested the resolution of the EOS R5c (or, unlikely, EOS R3c) might be around 11.25MP. The resolution of the EOS R5s (or, unlikely, EOS R3s) should be around 80MP, which is already rumored since a while.

Is a video-oriented EOS R camera with 11MP something plausible? It might, in our humble opinion. Still, we recommend to keep the salt ready for this rumor.

We expect Canon to release two Cinema cameras with RF mount on September 24, 2020.

All Canon rumors are listed here.

This Is The Canon C70, Announcement In A few Days

Canon C70

On September 24, 2020, Canon will announce the Canon C70, the company’s first Cinema camera with an RF mount (image on top).

Some specifications for the upcoming Canon C70 leaked over the web. Here they are:

  • Super 35mm 4K DGO sensor (same as the Cinema EOS C300 Mark III)
  • No IBIS
  • RF Mount
  • Internal ND (10 Stops)
  • CLog 2 & CLog 3
  • 4:2:2 10bit onto SD cards up to 4K120 and 2K180
  • No RAW capability internally at launch
  • BP-A batteries

All Canon rumors are listed here. Stay tuned.

Canon EOS R5 Review – A Camera Packed With Special Features

Canon Eos R5 Review

Here is an exhaustive Canon EOS R5 review, a camera “significant and packed with special features“.

Coming from Christopher Frost Photography, the video below discusses all you might want to know about the Canon EOS R5. Says the reviewe:

I never normally review a camera to this level, but the R5 is so significant and packed with special features that I couldn’t resist this time.

The EOS R5 seems to be highly regarded as a stills camera. In particular, the EOS R5 autofocus system seems to be huge leap forwards. More Canon EOS R5 review stuff is listed here, for the EOS R6 see here. User manual are available for download for the EOS R5 and the EOS R6. My opinion about the EOS R5 overheating hysteria is listed 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

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These Three Canon RF Lenses Are Scheduled For 2021 (possibly)

Canon RF 50mm

We got a tip about a bunch of Canon RF mount lenses that Canon might announce in 2021.

Our source suggested that Canon is set to release three RF mount lenses within 2021:

All in all the three lenses are at least plausible. We hope to learn more soon.

There are other RF mount lenses rumored to come in 2021:

  • RF 18-45mm IS STM
  • RF 24mm Macro IS
  • RF 100-400mm IS USM

Stay tuned.

Industry News: Sony Announced The Sony A7c, World’s Smallest FF MILC

Sony A7c

Sony announced the Sony A7c, touted as a concept camera, and the world’s smallest full frame mirrorless camera.

You can preorder the new Sony A7c starting $1,799 at B&H Photo and Adorama.

B&H Explora has an article about the Sony A7c.

Sony press release:

Sony Electronics Introduces Alpha 7C Camera and Zoom Lens, the World’s Smallest and Lightest(i) Full-frame Camera System

Sony Electronics – 09/15/2020

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 14, 2020 — Today, Sony Electronics Inc. announced several additions to an already impressive imaging lineup — the Alpha 7C full-frame camera (model ILCE-7C), the FE 28-60mm F4-5.6 (model SEL2860) zoom lens and HVL-F28RM flash.

The Alpha 7C is the world’s smallest and lightestii full-frame body with uncompromising performance, featuring advanced AF (autofocus), high-resolution 4K videoiii capabilities and more. When paired with the world’s smallest and lightestiv FE 28-60mm F4-5.6 standard zoom lens, this versatile combination delivers an experience unlike any other, maximizing portability and versatility without sacrificing any of the power of full-frame imaging. The HVL-F28RM flash allows users to broaden their photo expressions with outstanding compactness, and an intelligent light intensity control linked to camera face detectionv.

“We are committed to creating the best tools possible, based on the needs of our customers,” said Neal Manowitz, deputy president of Imaging Products and Solutions Americas, Sony Electronics. “The new Alpha 7C camera and FE 28-60mm F4-5.6 zoom lens pack many of our most advanced imaging technologies in a brand new design that is the smallest and lightest full-frame camera and lens system in the world. This opens up a new world of possibilities for creators, giving them the uncompromised power of a full-frame system in the palm of their hand.”

New Alpha 7C: Uncompromised Full-frame Performance in a Compact Design
The new Alpha 7C combines Sony’s full-frame image quality, advanced AF capabilities and versatile video shooting functions in a stunningly light and compact design. The new camera features a 24.2MP (approx. effective) 35mm full-frame back-illuminated Exmor R™ CMOS sensor and BIONZ X™ image processing engine, offering high sensitivity, outstanding resolution, 15-stopvi wide dynamic range and high-speed image data processing. 

Measuring only 4.9 inches x 2.8 inches x 2.2 inches (124.0mm x 71.1mm x 59.7mm) and weighing just 18oz (509g)vii, the Alpha 7C is similar in size and weight to an APS-C cameraviii, with only 1 percent more weight than the Alpha 6600. The Alpha 7C achieves the world’s smallest and lightest compact bodyii through upgraded 5-axis in-body stabilization and shutter units, and the utilization of magnesium alloy monocoque construction, often used in the bodies of cars and aircraft. Even in this compact body, the Alpha 7C features a 5-stepix stabilization effect that allows for shooting snaps without a tripod. Moreover, despite the compact body, the high-capacity NP-FZ100 battery provides enough power for long shooting durations and to capture up to an industry-leadingx 740 imagesxi when using the LCD monitor, or 680 imagesxi when using the viewfinder.

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