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Two Prosumer Mirrorless Camera Bodies in Development [CR2]

Di, 17/04/2018 - 14:27
We’re told that Canon is actively developing two “prosumer” mirrorless cameras, both of which are full frame. We’re told that we’ll see the flagship mirrorless camera announced first, and that a lower tier second camera would come 6 to 8 months after the flagship begins shipping. The same source has also told us that Canon Read more...

A New PowerShot Camera Registered With FCC

Di, 17/04/2018 - 13:37
It looks like a new PowerShot camera has been registered with the necessary agencies, including the FCC. Nokishita thinks it’s a replacement for the PowerShot SX730 HS. The current camera was announced in April of 2017, so I don’t think a replacement is imminent. PC 2352 FCC ID: AZD 600 Compact digital camera Made in Japan Read more...

New Canon USA Instant Rebates on Cameras & Lenses

Mo, 16/04/2018 - 22:35
Canon USA has updated their instant rebate program for both cameras and lenses. A lot of new rebates are now live. Canon Cameras: Canon EOS-1D X Mark II – $500 IR Canon EOS 5DS/5DS R – $200 IR Canon EOS 5D Mark IV – $200-$400 IR Canon EOS 6D Mark II – $100-$300 IR Canon Read more...

Patent: Panning Assist Using Image Stabilization

Mo, 16/04/2018 - 15:21
Northlight has uncovered a USPTO patent that discusses using image stabilization to compensate for panning errors. Northlight explains: The idea is to use the IS system to compensate for panning errors as well as camera shake. This needs movement vectors calculating for the whole image area. This is definitely an interesting idea and use of Read more...

Canon Touts its CMOS Sensor Technology

Mo, 16/04/2018 - 14:42
Canon USA has posted the video above talking about Canon’s CMOS sensors. From Canon USA: This video showcases Canon variety of sensors. For several decades Canon has been developing and manufacturing advanced CMOS sensors with state-of-the-art technologies for exclusive use in Canon products. These sensors are a critical driving force behind many of our successful Read more...

Industry News: Xiaomi to Purchase GoPro Says Report

Fr, 13/04/2018 - 20:29
It hasn’t been a secret that GoPro has been for sale for quite some time, and it looks like they may have found a buyer in Chinese electronics company Xiaomi. Bloomberg is reporting that the deal could be worth as much as $1bil for a company that has a current market capitalization of $761mil. At Read more...

A Shake-up Coming to the APS-C DSLR Lineup? [CR2]

Fr, 13/04/2018 - 15:13
It doesn’t appear that 2018 is going to bring us any interesting new DSLRs, we’re still being told that there won’t be another DSLR of significance released in 2018 (An announcement is always possible). We’re also being told that the APS-C lineup is going to see some kind of a “shake-up” in regards to any Read more...

Looking at Cine Lens Color Shifts Using Spectrometry

Do, 12/04/2018 - 15:20
If you’re in need of some geek, Roger over at has posted a new article comparing color shift differences in cinema lenses. Included in the test are cinema lenses from Canon, Samyang, Sigma, Schneider & Zeiss What’s the takeaway from For Cine lenses at least, a given brand does tend to have a Read more...

Skylum Software Releases The Luminar 2018 Jupiter Update

Do, 12/04/2018 - 14:51
Skylum Software has released a major update to Luminar 2018 called Jupiter. Speed improvements, batch processing, camera and lens profiles lead the way in new features. Buy Luminar 2018 Jupiter (coupon code “canonrumors” to save more) From Skylum Software: We are happy to bring you the latest update to Skylum Luminar. With the new updated Read more...

A New Canon TS-E 17mm f/4L Tilt-Shift Lens Coming? [CR2]

Mi, 11/04/2018 - 20:30
We’ve now heard from multiple people that an update to the Canon TS-E 17mm f/4L tilt-shift lens is likely coming some time in the next year. The current version was announced in June of 2009, so we are approaching the 10 year anniversary of this highly regarded lens. There has been no mention of the Read more...

Review: Canon EOS M50 by TDP

Di, 10/04/2018 - 18:02
Bryan over at The-Digital-Picture has completed his extensive review of the brand new Canon EOS M50 mirrorless camera. From The-Digital-Picture: While a complete beginner can use this camera to simply capture very high quality images, the advanced user who takes the time to learn this camera’s more advanced features can have great control over their Read more...

Is Canon Pulling Out of Photokina 2018?

Di, 10/04/2018 - 17:21
Rumor has it that Canon may be pulling out of Photokina 2018 in  September. An article over at DIY Photography mentions Elinchrom, Canon and Profoto as companies that may be pulling out of the trade show. Elinchrom has made this official, but there has been no official word from Profoto or Canon. Photokina moves to a Read more...

Industry News: Blackmagic Design Announces Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K for Just $1295

Mo, 09/04/2018 - 21:19
Next generation 4K camera features dual native ISO, full 4/3 HDR sensor, 13 stops of dynamic range, and ProRes or RAW recording to internal SD/UHS-II and CFast cards, or even external USB‑C drives! NAB 2018, Las Vegas, USA – April 9, 2018 – Blackmagic Design today announced the all new Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K, a handheld digital Read more...

Here are Some Interesting Lens Mentions We’ve Received [CR1]

Mo, 09/04/2018 - 21:01
The rumormill is a bit slow at the moment, but that hasn’t stopped lots of folks writing in with gear that may be on the horizon. I figured it would be fun to let you know about a few lenses people have claimed are coming in the not-too-distant-future from Canon. I rate all of these Read more...

ProGrade Digital is First To Publicly Demonstrate CFexpress 1.0 Technology in 1TB Capacity

Mo, 09/04/2018 - 17:57
1,400MB/Second Data Transfer Speed Reaches New Milestone NAB, LAS VEGAS, NV – April 8, 2018 1:00 am Pacific—ProGrade Digital, founded with a mission to provide the highest quality professional grade digital memory cards and workflow solutions, has become the first company to publicly demonstrate the CFexpress™ 1.0 technology with 1TB of capacity. Debut of this Read more...

Canon EOS 5DS Replacements Coming Next Year [CR2]

Mo, 09/04/2018 - 14:24
We’re told that Canon mentioned the replacement for the EOS 5DS / EOS 5DS R in an internal presentation last week. The camera is scheduled to be announced in the first half of 2019. The presentation only mentioned one camera body to replace both the EOS 5DS and EOS 5DS R. I don’t think this Read more...

Patent: Cinema EOS Camera With Hybrid OVF/EVF Viewfinder

Fr, 06/04/2018 - 15:32
This has certainly been a very busy week for interesting patents. Canon News found another interesting one, it looks to be a development of an OVF/EVF viewfinder for a Cinema EOS camera. From Canon News: The mirror is cut out around the sensor, and an EVF is used to “fill in the hole” where the actual Read more...

Canon Patent Application for a Canon 14mm 2.8L

Do, 05/04/2018 - 21:52
Canon News has uncovered a new patent application for a 14mm 2.8L. This lens could use an update (IMO). Japan Patent Application 2018-054988

Patent: Canon Application for a New Tilt Screen for the EOS-M

Do, 05/04/2018 - 21:39
Canon News has found a patent detailing a new tilting screen mechanism for the EOS-M cameras. This possibly takes up less room that a full articulating screen, and also doesn’t force you to always have the screen to the side. Japan Patent Application 2018-054913

Canon Patent Application: APS-C 10mm 2.8 BR and 35mm BR patent application

Do, 05/04/2018 - 21:36
Canon News has found a BR related patent application that deals with a variant of the 35mm lens, but interestingly enough also contains a 10mm APS-C patent embodiment. Japan Patent Application 2018-54914