Even though Canon only makes two full-frame mirrorless bodies, they have been working on their EOS M APS-C mirrorless line up. And it seems to be paying off. According to the BCN ranking, which collections point of sale data at retailers throughout Japan, Canon is leading the way, at least for September.
Well, that didn’t seem to take long. According to a report on Canon Rumors, Canon has already added an EOS R Mark II to their internal roadmap, along with an EOS 5D Mark V DSLR. CR didn’t say exactly where the information came from, just that they were not provided with a timeline for the roadmap, although they don’t expect either of them to come along before Q4 of 2020.
This summer, Canon turned to crowdfunding in an attempt to launch Canon IVY REC, a tiny clippable action camera. After a successful IndieGoGo campaign, Canon is now making IVY REC publicly available. This little action cam is made to go anywhere with you and shoot in harsh conditions, and it could hopefully succeed where Nikon KeyMission failed.
This was one of the biggest complaints about the Canon EOS RP, and some of Canon’s other cameras, putting users off purchasing. That’s the lack of 24p (23.976fps) video. The EOS RP does actually shoot 24p, but only in 4K. It’s not there if you want to shoot 1080p. It’s not the only camera that lacks 24p for all video modes, either.
According to an email send to DPReview, though, Canon says they’re going to be introducing 24p mode via firmware updates for the EOS RP, along with various other newer EOS and Powershot cameras – including the G7X Mark III, EOS M6 Mark II and EOS 90D.
Way back when, before DSLRs, Canon had the EOS 5 (that’s the A2E to those in the USA). It was a pretty decent camera. My dad owned one. But one of the things it did which no other camera on the market could do, was eye-controlled autofocus. This wasn’t like the Eye AF we get today where the camera focuses on your subject’s eye. No, this was where the photographer used their eye to look at what they wanted the camera to focus on.
It was only ever used in a small handful of Canon’s 35mm SLRs before the idea seemed to be abandoned. But now, it looks like Canon might be reintroducing the system. Canon recently filed a patent (Japanese patent #2019-129461) for a very similar system so the folks at DPReview decided to do a little look back on the system and what it might mean for the future.
Astrophotography-specific versions of cameras aren’t all that uncommon for camera companies to announce. Nikon’s done it in the past with the D810a and a few others, and so has Canon with the EOS 20Da in 2005 and the EOS 60Da in 2010. Now, Canon is looking to update, with an Astrophotography version of the EOS R mirrorless camera, according to a leaked manual.
The Atomos name keeps popping up all over the place lately. They’re teaming up with a lot of different camera brands to try to give filmmakers the tools and features to best create what they want to create. We stopped by the Atomos stand at IBC 2019 to have a chat with their Founder & CEO, Jeromy Young about some of those collaborations, as well as some news on Atomos’ own products, including a free firmware update for the Shogun 7 which doubles its brightness from 1,500 nits to 3,000 nits.
According to the Canon Singapore website, the Canon Digital Photo Professional Express app for the iPad will require a monthly subscription fee from October 2019. The full details have not yet been released, with more to come soon. Right now, they just say that as of version 1.2.0, it will be subscription only.
Released in October last year, DPP Express has been a free app so far, for the iPad only. But with an App Store rating of only 1.6, it seems odd to suddenly make it subscription only. It is possible that this won’t happen for all regions, as it only appears to have shown up with Canon Singapore so far, but chances are, it’ll be global.
A new Canon patent has been discovered by the folks at Canon News. It describes an 83-megapixel sensor which, if the maths are right, will have the same pixel pitch as the 32.5-megapixel sensor in the recently announced Canon EOS 90D. A second 20.75-megapixel sensor has also been described in the patent