2020 has just begun and it looks like it will be an exciting year when it comes to Canon cameras. According to the latest reports, Canon might introduce three new mirrorless cameras over the course of 2020. And what’s more, the first of them may come as soon as next month.
It was recently rumoured that Laowa was getting ready to announce their 4mm f/2.8 Fisheye Lens on three new mounts. Specifically, the APS-C formats for Sony E, Canon EF-M and Fuji X. There was no news about when, just that they’d been spotted on Weibo.
The Laowa 4mm f/2.8 Fisheye Lens has been out for Micro Four Thirds since August last year, and at a hair under $200, it’s an absolute bargain. The new mounts for Sony, Canon and Fuji retain the same price, and shipping now.
I don’t know why, but I always get a shock when I see how many fake products there are out there. Not clearly marked 3rd party alternatives, but products actually designed and branded to look like the originals. We see it with memory cards regularly and even camera strap accessories, but fake batteries are also out there. Canon has been doing something about the latter, though.
Canon has announced that they’ve won a lawsuit against two eBay sellers for selling counterfeit “Canon” batteries. While 2 sellers may not sound like a lot, the fact that Canon even went after them is certainly going to give other counterfeit sellers some pause for thought.
People give Canon a lot of hassle for “not innovating”, but the truth is, Canon’s probably filed more patents than any other camera company out there. According to IFI CLAIMS Patent Services, Canon has become the only company in the world to have ranked in the top five for the number of patents granted every year for an incredible 34 years.
Canon also says that they’ve ranked number 1 amongst Japanese companies for the 15th consecutive year. While not all of these patents have turned into real tangible products that you can go and buy, it certainly demonstrates that they’re at least exploring new and innovative ideas.
A pair of white papers have been released by Canon exploring the new Canon 1DX Mark III DSLR. The two white papers cover its stills and video capabilities and come in at 59 and 21 pages long respectively. They go into a lot of detail about the overall performance, burst rates, autofocus, metering and flash, image quality, full-frame 4K, 5.5K RAW, the codecs used and more.
Canon has just announced Image Connect, its new service for matching clients with professional photographers. It’s aimed to help people focus on the moment while a photographer takes care of the photos.
According to a report on Digital Camera World, Canon will not be releasing anymore EF mount lenses for their DSLRs, despite having just announced the Canon 1DX Mark III, their new flagship DSLR, only yesterday. They say they are open to the possibility of making new ones, though, if the market demands it. But for now, they want to shift their attention towards RF lenses for their EOS R system.
It’s the first day of CES 2020 so there are a few new gear announcements today. This time it’s Canon’s turn, with the official announcement and complete specs for the new Canon 1DX Mark III DSLR. The rumours have been coming thick and fast on this one ever since the development announcement in October. A spec sheet was leaked a few days ago, and today we discover if it was accurate.
The Canon EOS 1DX Mark III has been talked about quite a bit since the initial development announcement in October 2019. Canon has been not-so-strangely quiet about the specs, although a few were announced during the development announcement that has since formed the basis of the pre-order listing at various online retailers.
Now, the full specs appear to have been leaked, if this report on Canon Rumors is accurate. It shows a 20.1-megapixel sensor (same as the Mark II) with 5.4K RAW internal video capabilities. The fact that these are leaking now, especially with rumours of a Nikon announcement at CES, we might hear more official word on this one in the next few days, too.
Canon is notorious for not having any kind of in-body image stabilisation (IBIS), preferring to go with stabilisation in the lens, instead. This fact came to head with the release of the EOS R and EOS RP mirrorless cameras which also didn’t feature any kind of IBIS – which the Sony, Nikon, Panasonic and other mirrorless alternatives do.
They say they’re working on it and that it’s coming to a future EOS R model. There’s even been some suggestion that it might be coming on the 1DX Mark III. Now, a new patent shows that they may finally be looking to implement IBIS into their EOS M mirrorless and PowerShot compact cameras, too.