What To Expect Next From Canon (Cinema, XC & XF cams, RF lenses, EOS M)

Canon Eos M50 Mark Ii

We can expect some more gear announcement by Canon within 2020.

It seems two different timeframes are to expect for announcements, one in August/September and another one towards November and December. However, to us it seems weird that Canon might announce gear in December, and August is almost over (but still rumored for announcements).

The gear Canon might announce:

As we said, the timeframe for all these announcements seems to be a bit tight but everything is still possible.

Stay tuned.

Source: Canon Rumors

These Are The Specs For The Canon EOS R300 (Cinema cam with RF mount)

Canon EOS R300 Canon 8k

A bunch of Canon Cinema cameras with RF mount were rumored since a while, now the specifications for the Canon EOS R300 leaked over the web.

The Canon EOS R300 might get announced in September, or maybe even in late August. These are the rumored specifiations:

  • Super 35mm 4K DGO sensor (same as 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
  • Price: US$6,299

Expect a small form factor for the EOS R300, possibly smaller than the EOS C100. All Canon rumors are listed here.

Source: Canon Rumors

Canon Patent Application For RF 200-800mm f/6-8.5 Lens

Canon Patent Application

Another Canon patent application for an RF mount lens, that’s a lens for the Canon EOS R full frame mirrorless system.

Hi Lows Note spotted Canon patent application 2020-118816A. The patent application describes the optical formulas for an RF 200-800mm f/6-8.5 lens.

  • Focal length: 199.97 399.99 784.76 mm
  • F number: 6.00 6.80 8.50
  • Half angle of view: 6.17 3.10 1.58
  • Image height: 21.64 21.64 21.64 mm
  • Lens length: 285.44 355.65 385.65 mm
  • Back focus: 22.57 43.72 83.86 mm

Interesting: the patent application also discusses optical formulas for a RF 100-500mm f/4.5-7.1 IS USM lens. We guess it might well refer to to just announced RF 100-500mm f/4.5-7.1L IS.

  • Focal length:101.99 199.92 489.99 mm
  • F number: 4.60 5.20 7.20
  • Half angle of view: 11.98 6.18 2.53
  • Image height: 21.64 21.64 21.64 mm
  • Lens length: 222.94 272.65 312.20 mm
  • Back focus: 19.88 36.44 69.71 mm

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

Are The Canon RF 600mm f/11 and RF 800mm f/11 The Best Wildlife Lenses?

Canon Rf 600mm F/11

Are Canon’s new RF 600mm f/11 and RF 800mm f/11, two relatively affordable lenses for the EOS R system, the best wildlife lenses you might get?

Tony & Chelsea Northrup take a closer look to these lenses, and try to answer some questions. They tested the lenses on an EOS R5.

Table of contents:

  • 0:00 Shameless plug
  • 0:57 Introduction
  • 1:38 Canon 600mm f/11 Overview
  • 2:05 Canon 800mm f/11 Overview
  • 2:47 NOT FOR DSLRs
  • 3:01 Hand-holding
  • 3:49 Sharpness
  • 4:42 Background Blur
  • 5:16 Low-light
  • 6:05 Carry-ability
  • 6:38 Stabilization
  • 7:37 Price
  • 8:03 Lag (electronic viewfinder)
  • 9:01 Autofocus
  • 9:47 Minimum focus distance
  • 10:52 Frames per second (FPS)
  • 11:20 Mechanical vs electronic shutter
  • 11:36 Silent shutter
  • 11:46 Summary

Canon RF 600mm f/11

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Canon RF 800mm f/11

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Two Cameras Coming To New Cinema EOS R Lineup (new XC cameras too)

Cinema EOS R

Rumor has it that Canon will soon launch the Canon Cinema EOS R lineup, Cine cameras with RF mount.

Two Cinema cameras with RF mount are rumored:

Canon Cinema EOS R200 (name not confirmed)

  • Super 35mm 4K sensor (same as the Cinema EOS C200)
  • No IBIS
  • RF Mount
  • Internal ND (10 Stops)
  • CLog 2 & CLog 3
  • 4:2:0 8bit internally onto SD cards up to 4K60 & 1080/120
  • No RAW
  • Dual LP-E6NH battery slot
  • Price: $3499 USD

Canon Cinema EOS R300 (name not confirmed)

  • 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
  • Price: $6299 USD

Moreover, two XC replacement might also be on Canon’s release radar:

Canon XF505

  • Replacement for the XF205
  • Same 1″ sensor as the XF705
  • 12G-SDI output and SD cards
  • An integrated zoom lens with 15x zoom
  • BP-A batteries

Canon XC20

  • Replacement for the XC10/XC15
  • Same 1″ sensor as the XF705
  • CFexpress slot for internal RAW recording
  • SD cards for XF-AVC/MP4 recording
  • An integrated lens with 10x zoom and constant f2.8 aperture
  • LP-E6NH batteries

Source: Canon Rumors