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Saturday, October 19, 2019

Canon patents point to future updates of ME20F-SH, ME200S-SH video cameras?

Remember the ME20F-SH and the ME200S-SH cameras?  Those are the video cameras debuted in 2015 and 2016 by Canon and they can see 'completely in the dark.'  National Geographic used them to film part of the Earth Live series.

Recently, Canon patents have demonstrated two new camera designs. On the face of it, they resemble the existing ME20F-SH and the ME200S-SH models.

Of course, the new designs have differences from the current cameras, as seen on the patent drawings, and they do not appear to use the new RF mount. There are no indication at this time, the new patents will turn into a production camera but the ME line of video cameras are revolutionary and Canon may want to give them an upgrade some time in the future.

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Canon RF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS, RF 85mm f/1.2L lenses coming before 2020

Canon RF 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS USM

  • Lens construction : 17 elements in 13 groups
  • Minimum focusing distance : 0.7m
  • Maximum shooting magnification : 0.23 times
  • Number of diaphragm blades : 9
  • Filter diameter : 77mm
  • Size : 89.9mm × 146mm
  • Weight : 1,070g (excluding tripod seat)
  • Camera shake correction effect : 5 steps

Canon RF 85mm f/1.2 L USM DS

  • Lens construction : 13 elements in 9 groups
  • Minimum focusing distance : 0.85m
  • Maximum shooting magnification : 0.12 times
  • Number of diaphragm blades : 9
  • Filter diameter : 82mm
  • Size : 103.2mmx117.3mm
  • Weight : 1,195g

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Canon EOS-5D Mark V and EOS R Mark II cameras coming in 2021?

2020 will be a busy year for Canon. The replacement to the EOS-1D X Mark II, Canon's top-of-the-line DSLR camera, the Mark III model will be announced around Q1, 2020. The high megapixel EOS-R mirrorless camera will also be announced in early 2020.

In addition, the EOS-R Mark II and EOS-5D Mark V cameras will mostly probably come on the market by late 2020 or early 2021. There are no information to these two cameras right now. Please check back periodically for the latest information.

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Canon released DPP 4.10.40, EOS Utility 3.11.00 and Picture Style Editor 1.23.00

Canon has released the latest Digital Photo Professional 4.10.40, EOS Utility, and Picture Style Editor software. They have features for the latest mirrorless cameras like the EOS R, EOS RP and EOS M6 Mk II.

Download : Canon Releases DPP 4.11.00, EOS Utility 3.11.00, and Picture Style Editor 1.23.00

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Canon to add 24p 4K recording to Canon EOS 90D, EOS RP & EOS M6 Mark II cameras

In response to feedback from customers about some of their recently launched EOS and PowerShot models, Canon plans to introduce 24p mode (23.98fps) for movie recording via a series of future firmware updates for select models. After the firmware updates are downloaded it will be possible to shoot 24p (23.98fps) in 4K and Full HD for the select models.

The first models to benefit will be the EOS 90D and EOS RP at the end of October. The PowerShot G7X Mark III and G5X Mark II will follow at the end of 2019 and the EOS M6 Mark II during the first half of 2020.

Canon is committed to providing a diverse and full line-up of products, listening to our customers and providing enhancements accordingly.

Canon celebrates production of 100 Million EOS-Series Interchangeable-Lens Cameras

United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, 9 October 2019 – Canon Inc. today celebrates a significant camera-manufacturing milestone, as production of Canon’s EOS-series silver halide (film) and digital interchangeable-lens cameras surpassed 100 million units on 20 September 2019. An EOS R mirrorless camera (released in October 2018) was the 100 millionth EOS-series camera produced.

Boasting an attractive product line-up that caters to a variety of genres, skillsets and requirements and an extensive range of over 70 EF and EF-S lenses, Canon strives to expand the boundaries of imaging expression. The EOS series has supported many users, from entry-level through to professionals over its long history, and enabled Canon to maintain the No. 1 share of the global interchangeable-lens digital camera market for 16 consecutive years from 2003 to 2018. In March 1987, the EOS series began with the EOS 650, a next-generation AF single-lens reflex (SLR) camera featuring the world’s first fully electronic lens mount. Production of the EOS series began in what was then Canon’s Fukushima plant and now takes place at a variety of locations - including Taiwan, Miyazaki, Nagasaki and the lynchpin Oita Canon – where production is now carried out under stringent product quality management. Following the release of the EOS 650, Canon went on to develop innovative products and technologies that put speed, comfort and image quality at the forefront - such as the high-end EOS-1 released in 1989 and the EOS 500, which was released in 1993 - expanding the EOS series to cater to many users, from amateur to professional.

In the early 2000s, as the pace of digital SLRs (DSLR) adoption picked up, Canon sought to create even more appealing products. The EOS series’ core concept was expanded to include “high image quality,” achieved through proprietary, cutting-edge technology such as Canon-developed CMOS sensors and DIGIC image processors. The EOS 300D - a compact, lightweight DSLR with an affordable price - contributed to the wider adoption of interchangeable-lens digital cameras, for consumers. Both the EOS 5D series and 1D series expanded digital EOS to professionals – specifically, the EOS 5D Mark II introduced DSLRs as valid means for movie capture and independent filmmaking. Whilst the establishment of the Cinema EOS System of professional digital cinematography products in 2011 extended Canon’s video technology to the B2B sphere entering the video production industry.

Canon will continue to explore new approaches, building on the success of the EOS cameras and the original EF mount, which gave photographers and filmmakers versatility when shooting - such as the 2018 launch of the EOS R System, which employs the new RF Mount. Expanding imaging areas - from still photo to the realm of video - the EOS Series across bodies and EF lenses supports a wide range of users, from entry-level through to professionals. Speed, comfort and high-image quality will all continue to be at the core concept of the EOS series, further strengthening the EOS System towards expanding the culture of photographic and video imaging.