The Sony a1 checks about every single box I could possibly want in a camera. In this video, we compare the Sony a1 camera vs the Canon R5. Does Sony leave the Canon R5 in the dust? And what about price? Is the Sony a1 Worth It? Or would you choose the Canon R5? Who would pay this much and why? Let us know if you would choose one of these and why?
Well, that didn’t take long. After yesterday’s leaked photo of the upcoming Canon EOS R3 mirrorless camera, Canon has today officially announced its development. The EOS R3 isn’t the EOS 1DX Mark III replacement, though. According to Canon, it sits somewhere between the EOS R5 and the EOS 1DX Mark III, which means there’s still going to be an EOS R1 on the way at some point.
The new camera is no slouch, though, offering an all-new Canon-developed full-frame stacked BSI CMOS sensor. Canon says this provides “substantially faster read-out speeds during still-image recording” allowing for an impressive 30fps continuous shooting. Oh, and it’s also getting Eye AF back. No, not that one, the one that focuses wherever your eyeball is looking.
Well, this is kinda strange. For a long time, there have been rumours and whispers of an impending mirrorless flagship from Canon to replace the EOS 1DX Mark III. Everybody naturally assumed that it would be called the Canon EOS R1. It turns out, though, that it might actually be the strangely named EOS R3 instead.
Nokishita, who is often right about these sorts of things, has posted an image to Twitter of an EOS R3 mirrorless camera that features a built-in vertical grip. Yes, the kind of grip we’d associate with a flagship body like the 1DX Mark III. They also say that it will be announced soon – at least a development announcement, if not a release.
If there’s one camera mount that has had enough hype over the last year or so that they should be pumping out cameras weekly to take advantage of it, it’s Canon’s EOS M system. We’re keeping EOS M! We’re killing EOS M! No, we’re keeping it! Ok, it’s definitely dying! Maybe…
This latest one suggests that while rumours of the EOS M camera system might be greatly exaggerated, they’re possibly not completely without merit. Canon Rumors reports a source has informed them that Canon plans to “pivot the EOS M system in a new direction”. Exactly what that means, is anybody’s guess, but it looks like EOS M isn’t being killed off after all. At least, not for today.
The potential impending death of Canon’s EOS M APS-C mirrorless camera system seems like it’s just been drawn out for far too long. One minute Canon’s still full steam ahead on EOS M and the next there are rumours of the inevitable demise of the entire APS-C Canon EOS M lineup.
The latest rumours, though, suggest we won’t have much longer to wait to find out the fate of Canon APS-C, with multiple sources confirming to Canon Rumors that this will be the final year for EOS M and that two APS-C RF mount cameras are coming. Oddly, though, there won’t be any dedicated APS-C RF mount lenses.
It’s been an interesting one, this, ever since the first rumours started popping up. Could Canon actually be working on an APS-C RF mount camera? After they’ve specifically said that they’re going to continue working on the EOS M system alongside the new RF mount cameras? Well, as unlikely as that might’ve sounded in the past, it turns out that yes, they might actually be.
After recent rumours of an APS-C RF mount camera coming next year, a new report on Canon Rumors cites a source that has “confirmed” to them that an APS-C RF mount is definitely coming and it’s planned to be launched at some point during the second half of 2021. But, as they point out, all announcement dates are subject to change these days.
It’s been a while since we heard anything about the “ultra high resolution” Canon RF mount mirrorless camera. It’s set to be the followup to the 50-megapixel 5DS and 5DSR DSLRs and was first rumoured way back in November 2018 with an expected 2019 release date. 2019 came and went with just a single mention and no new camera.
In March of this year, the EOS 5DS and 5DSR seemed to cease production, followed by word that a high-resolution RF mount camera was being tested. But again, silence ever since. Now rumours are resurfacing that the camera (which Canon Rumors has dubbed the “R5s”) is out in the wild and being tested again.
This whole Canon APS-C mirrorless thing just gets weirder and weirder. After a random post on a website saying that Canon was killing off the EOS M product line after the apparently impending announcement of the EOS M7, Canon Rumors is now reporting that the rumours of an APS-C RF mount camera from Canon have resurfaced.
They say that “a known source” has told them that an APS-C RF mount camera was initially scheduled to be announced in early 2021, but that the announcement has now been pushed back to the latter half of next year.
So, this is an unusual one. The word is spreading, seemingly as a result of Vitaliy Kiselev over at Personal View, that Canon is planning to kill off the entire EOS M product line. There’s been no statement from Canon, although Personal View doesn’t state their source for their belief, either.
Canon has been sending out a pretty consistent message since the launch of the EOS R in September 2018 that they are not killing off the EOS M product line, with a Canon exec stating last year that they have no plans to kill off the OES M system. Of course, he didn’t rule out the possibility entirely.
There are a couple of reports right now of users managing to overcome the overheating limits of the Canon EOS R5 mirrorless camera. Well, sort of. By tricking the camera into thinking the battery slot door is closed when it’s not, people have found a way to reset the timer. But there’s a catch. Your footage is pretty much useless.
The video above by J. Marcus Photography demonstrates the technique, and how he was able to reset the timer using just a piece of tape over the battery door to make the camera think it was still closed. When the overheat warning came on, he removed the battery, reinserted it and magically the overheat warning was gone.