Canon EOS-R5 rumors solidify while I still have hard time believing it records 8K video (maybe it’s just a “burst” mode?)

CanonRumors now updated the rumor and is confident the camera will be named “R5” (and not “RS” as rumored by the same site before):

  • Named the Canon EOS R5
  • 45mp full-frame CMOS sensor
  • IBIS
    • 5 stops with IBIS alone
    • 7-8 stops of correction when used with in-lens stabilization
  • 12fps mechanical, 20fps electronic
  • Scroll wheel added to the back
  • No touch bar
  • Liveview/Movie toggle like previous EOS DSLRs
  • Larger capacity battery, but looks like the LP-E6
  • 8K @ 30fps RAW
  • 4K @ 120fps
  • 4K @ 60fps
  • Built-in 5GHz WiFi
  • New battery, but the same shape and compatibility as the EOS 5D Mark IV
  • Announcement ahead of CP+ next month
  • Launching in July 2020 (I’m assuming this means ship date)

I still share what I heard that this camera dos not record 8K video and does not record 4k120fps. So this means we now have two options: Either one of us is wrong or maybe this 830fps and 4k120fps means something else…for example this will not work in normal FF mode but somehow in a very crippled supercrop mode or low quality mode. Or maybe something a la Panasonic 6k burst mode. Which would explain why my source said it has no 8k video!

Game Set and Match for Fuji on February 26: In the APS-C world the X-T4 will be the ultimate king

On February 26 Fuji will launch the new X-T4. And the specs rumored by Fujirumors make it clear that Fuji is definitely without real competition in the APS-C world. Sony, Canon and Nikon aren’t serious empowering their APS-C line.

Now I wonder what would have happened if Fuji would have made a FF system camera instead of the GF “small” medium format system…that was a missed chance?

The best news of today: Fuji finally made a 65mm f/1.3 (FF equivalent) fast lens for medium format!

My personal favorite news of today’s announcement is the fact we will finally get a super fast lens for the medium format system. The new 80mm f/1.7 is equivalent to “63.2mm f/1.34” in Full Frame. And it’s actually NOT a big lens. Here is is compared with the 23mm f/4.0:

And here it is compared with other fast Full Frame lenses:

via CameraSize

Now, the bad news is that the lens will be available in 2021 only. No listen to me dear Fuji managers: I am willing to jump into your GF system if in 2021 you will launch me exactly this prototype you showed us last year:

Image via Dpreview

Yes, a medium format X-T styled camera for $5,000. That’s what I want! And believe me this would kick all current FF cameras in their butt :)


Will there really three new Canon R bodies this year?

Canon is having a strong pace of releases for their R system. It’s now rumored they will launch three new EOS-R bodies this year:

  1. Canon EOS-R High Resolution camera
  2. Canon EOS-R super affordable camera that costs less than $999
  3. Canon EOS-R Low resolution optimized camera (sort of Sony A7s alike)

The High Resolution camera is definitely coming first. And also a cine oriented low light beats makes sense. But I am not sure that super cheap EOS-R camera is really a Full Frame…

Source: CR Via Canonwatch

First leaked image and specs of the new Olympus E-M1III

The Internet Rumors declared that Olympus is dead. But somehow this stubborn company doesn’t want to accept that “fact” and they keep releasing new products :)

In mid February they will announce the new E-M1III (first leaked image on top) and probably 1-2 new MFT lenses. Some early camera specs:

– Has one more joystick
– Same battery as E-M1II
– New processor
– Can do Handheld High Resolution shots

So this will be basically E-M1X without the unnecessary grip….

Upcoming announcements: Fuji X-T4 in February/March, Olympus E-M1III in mid February, Canon High-Rez EOS-R and maybe the new Sony A7IV at the Cp+ show!

We are starting to get a clearer picture of what companies will announce in February ahead of the big Japanese CP+ Photo Show:

Fuji will announce the X-T4 and X100V in February/March
Olympus will announce the new E-M1III and 150-400mm PRO lens in mid February
Canon will announce the new High Resolution EOS-R camera
Sony might announce the new A7IV just to piss off all those of you waiting for the A7sIII :)
Leica will announce their new Monochrome camera

We haven’t heard anything yet about possible Nikon and Panasonic announcements…

Fuji is in for the battle: X-T3 successor to be announced in February/March

While some companies like Sony and Olympus are a bit “asleep” others like Nikon Canon and Fuji are speeding up their mirrorless release pace. Fujirumors reports that the X-T3 successor will be announced in February/March. This is only 1,5 years after the X-T3 announcement. No rumored specs have been spilled out by Fujrumors but I am sure we will not have to wait a long time for this.

Note: On the same day the new X100V will be announced too!

UPDATE of January 11: Sorry, misunderstood the rumor: The X-T4 will not be announce on February 4 but in sometimes in February/March. Misundertsanding happening because the camera codes are registered in Asia til February 4.