Canon will livestream the EOS-R5 launch on July 9th at 8AM EST

Via CanonWatch:

Canon Germany has a dedicated page, REIMAGINE, where you can register for the upcoming Canon EOS R6 and EOS R5 announcement livestream.

Canon USA also has a dedicated page, with the livestream scheduled for July 9th at 8AM EST. A list of speakers is published, among them a lot of big names like Rick Sammon, Lindsey Adler, Tyler Stableford, and Peter McKinnon to name a few. They will introduce and discuss the new gear Canon is set to announce on July 9, 2020 (see below).

Canon Japan has a countdown set for the announcement date of July 9. It’s likely that other Canon subsidiaries have similar pages or are reading them.

On July 9, 2020, Canon will announce new EOS R cameras:

  • Canon EOS R5 body
  • Canon EOS R5 with RF 24-105mm USM
  • Canon EOS R6 body
  • Canon EOS R6 with RF 24-105mm STM
  • Canon EOS R6 with RF 24-105mm USM
  • Wireless transmitter WFT-R10 (A/B/C/D/E)
  • Canon BG-R10 battery grip
  • Canon LP-E6NH battery

…and new lenses too:

  • Canon RF 85mm f/2 Macro IS
  • Canon RF 100-500mm f/4-7.1L IS
  • Canon RF 600mm f/11
  • Canon RF 800mm f/11
  • Canon Lens Hood ET-101
  • Canon Lens Hood ET-88B
  • Canon Lens Hood ET-77
  • Canon Lens Case LZ1328
  • Canon Lens Case LZ1435
  • Canon RF 1.4x extender
  • Canon RF 2x extenderleconverter

All known EOS R6 and EOS R5 specifications are listed here.


Sigma CEO says they will make more compact L-mount lenses and the FF Foveon camera willl have to be bigger than the FP

In an interview released at Gizmodo Japan the Sigma CEO Yamaki stated a couple of interesting things:

1) It’s not possible to make a small FP camera using the Foveon sensor because the image processing is very heavy and you would need to make the camera larger to fit all tech.

2) for the Sigma FP it’s necessary to develop more compact lenses

via Digicameinfo

New update for the Topaz Gigapixel AI launched. And $195 off on the entire TOPAZ bundle if you use our code!

Topaz announced a new update for Gigapixel AI (Click here). And by using our code “RUMOR” you pay $65 instead of $99. About this new update:

This update includes a model improvement for better results, a new single-image preview view, new zoom options, and the new “man-made” mode to better enhance the details in cityscapes, typography, and other images with clear outlines and sharp edges.

And til July 7 you have this massive savings on the full Topaz Utility bundle ($195 off using our code “RUMOR“) and Topaz Creator Bundle ($152 off using our code “RUMOR“)



Olympus has fallen: Imaging Businss sold to JIP

As reported on 43rumors today Olympus announced it will sell the camera business to JIP.  JIP says they will restructure the business but I doubt this will happen in a way that will make the MFT system continue. Most of Olympus camera owners were loyal to the Olympus brand and history. JIP is just an anonymous business player and if Olympus didn’t believe they couldn’t save the Imaging Business how is JIP supposed to do so?

My guess is that JIP will simply sell pieces of the Olympus technology to other companies. The question now is who is next? Pentax seems the biggest candidate but in the medium term maybe not Nikon or other companies will survive this dying market.

Thew selfie mania is continuing: Panasonic says it will announce the new vlogger camera on June 24

To satisfy the ego of all people on youtube telling their stories camera manufacturers will keep launching cameras branded for “vloggers”. Next in line is the Panasonic G100 that will be announced on June 24!

Nokishita writes:

The North American price of the Panasonic “LUMIX DC-G100 12-32mm kit” announced next week seems to be $747.99. The resolution of the sample image (aspect ratio 3:2, original size) is [5184 x 3456]. #rumor

Tokina updated their 2020-2021 lens roadmap

Press text via Tokina:

Dear customers. Thank you all for supporting Tokina brand.

On March 6, 2020 in commemoration of the 70th Tokina anniversary we made a development announcement of Tokina new lens line-up 2020 that thankfully attracted great attention of amateur and professional photographers. We received a lot of supportive messages from all around the world that is greatly appreciated.

The development process is constantly changing, so here we would like to update the lens roadmap as below. We are doing our best to introduce our new products to the market as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience.