Canon EOS RP Review – Pro and Cons For Wildlife Photography, And Some Useful Tips

Canon EOS RP Review

Here is a Canon EOS RP review for wildlife photographers.

Brent Hall discusses how the entry-level Canon EOS RP performs from the point of view of the wildlife photographer, and he tells how to overcome the EOS RP limitations.

In this […] video, I go over my thoughts on the Canon EOS RP for wildlife and birding photography. I talk about the pros and the cons, how I deal with the lack of features, and give you some tips on how to set it up and wildlife photography in general.

More Canon EOS RP review stuff is listed here.

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Key features:

  • 26.2MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 8 Image Processor
  • UHD 4K and Full HD 1080 Video
  • 2.36m-Dot OLED Electronic Viewfinder
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Canon EOS M6 Mark II Firmware Update Delivers 24p Video Mode

Canon Eos M6 Mark Ii Firmware

Canon released Canon EOS M6 Mark II firmware version 1.1.0.

Along with some bug fixes, Canon EOS M6 Mark II firmware delivers the much asked 24p video mode.

Canon firmware advisory:

Firmware Version 1.1.0 incorporates the following enhancement and fixes:

  1. The option to capture movies in the frame rate of 23.98p has been added.
  2. Fixes the phenomenon where the focus position of the lens returns to the home position if the camera powers off due to the “Auto Power Off” setting during Interval Timing shooting.
  3. Fixes the phenomenon in which, in rare cases, the camera may not autofocus at the edges of the image area.

Firmware Version 1.1.0 is for cameras with firmware up to Version 1.0.1. If the camera’s firmware is already Version 1.1.0, it is not necessary to update the firmware.

When updating the firmware of the camera, please review the instructions thoroughly before you download the firmware.

You can download firmware version 1.1.0 for the Canon EOS M6 Mark II here.

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Key features:

  • 32.5MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 8 Image Processor
  • UHD 4K30p & Full HD 120p Video Recording
  • 3.0″ 1.04m-Dot Tilting Touchscreen LCD
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Canon EOS R5 and EOS R6 Announcements As Scheduled, But Shipping Might Get Delayed

Canon EOS R5

There have been rumors the Canon EOS R5 and Canon EOS R6 might get delayed because of the Coronavirus outbreak. It has neither been confirmed nor denied by Canon.

Now another rumor adds some bits. It’s reported that Canon will stick to the scheduled announcement dates. However, shipments could indeed be subject to a bunch of yet unknown factors that could have an influence on dates.

The same source also reports that Canon will likely push back announcements for new lenses. If this is caused by the virus outbreak is not reported.

This sets the announcement of the EOS R5 (already development-announced) and the EOS R6 within the next two months. A new Cinema Camera should also come in April 2020.

So, you’ll be soon be able to place a preorder for the R5 and R6, and will then have to wait an unknown time for delivery. Let’s hope not.

All we know about the highly anticipated Canon EOS R5 is listed here.

Stay tuned.

Source: Canon Rumors

Another Take On Canon High Megapixel Mirrorless Rumors

Canon High Megapixel Mirrorless

No new rumors about the Canon high megapixel mirrorless camera.

Ted Forbes of The Art of Photography discusses the latest Canon high megapixel mirrorless rumors. We still do not have reliable intel about the resolution, suggestions range from 80-90MP to 150MP. Enjoy the video.

The Canon high megapixel mirrorless camera is an 2021 affair, don’t expect it earlier.

The next Canon mirrorless camera to get released is the highly anticipated Canon EOS R5. All Canon rumors are listed here.

The Canon EOS R5 Is A Mirrorless 5-series Camera, Canon Exec Says

Canon EOS R5

It was already clear to most of us that the Canon EOS R5 was playing in the same league as the EOS 5D-lineup.

Now it’s officially stated by David Parry, Canon’s Product Marketing Specialist, in an interview with Techradar about the Canon EOS R5.

Here are some excerpts:

So is that why this camera is called the EOS R5?

It’s aimed at that level of the market. This isn’t a replacement for the 5D Mark IV or anything like that. But this is a mirrorless 5-series, it’s aimed at that segment of the market” […]

The EOS R5 has impressive video credentials. How does it handle heat issues when shooting 8K video?

We’ve been doing this for a while now and we’ve learnt a lot of techniques to dissipate heat on other products that we have in our lineup. For example, being able to move components around, and being able to have them further away from each other” […]

The EOS R5 has Animal Eye AF. Does this work in both video and stills?

We can’t divulge that at the moment, but what’s really exciting about that for us is that it’s dogs, cats and birds – as far as I’m aware no other manufacturer has mentioned birds in their Animal AF

Read the interview at techradar.com

Canon already announced the development of the EOS R5. A few weeks ago Canon revealed more EOS R5 specifications to stop “fantasy speculations“. The announcement is expected to be released in June 2020 but it might get delayed because of the Coronavirus outbreak. In the interview David Parry says “we can’t say whether [the release of the R5] is going to be affected or not, but let’s just wait and see what happens over the next few weeks“.

Summing up everything, here is what we know about the game-changing EOS 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
  • 8K video with 29.97fps (30fps)
  • No-Crop on 8K video
  • Dual Pixel AF available in 8K
  • 4K@120fps
  • 4K@60fps
  • Internal recording
  • Animal detection autofocus – tracks animal subjects (dogs, cats, birds, etc.) by detecting the body, face, or eye of the subject.
  • 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
  • Built-in 5GHz WiFi
  • New battery, but the same shape and compatibility as the EOS 5D Mark IV
  • Shipping in July 2020 

All Canon EOS R5 rumors and known facts are listed here.

Canon Rumor: 5 New EOS M Lenses Might Be Announced Within Next 2 Years

Canon Rumor EOS M50 Full Frame Mirrorless

Here is a Canon rumor we got about the future of the EOS M mirrorless camera system.

A new source told us that Canon is planning to expand the EF-M lens lineup with five new lenses. The commercial success of the Canon EOS M50 seems to have motivated Canon to develop new EF-M lenses.

The five lenses that Canon might release over the next two years are:

  • EF-M 15mm f/2 STM
  • EF-M 52mm f/2 STM
  • EF-M 62mm f/4 Macro IS STM
  • EF-M 18-45mm f/2.8-4 IS STM
  • EF-M 100-300mm f/5.6-8 IS STM

According to the source, the EF-M 52mm f/2 STM and EF-M 100-300mm f/5.6-8 IS STM where initially planned to be released in late 2020. The Coronavirus outbreak and the disruptions in supply and manufacturing chains will make it likely that both these lenses will be released in 2021 along with the other lenses.

The next camera Canon will release is the game changing EOS R5. All we know about the R5 is listed here. More Canon rumor stuff is listed here.

Stay tuned.