07 November 2019

2019 Canon EOS│PowerShot Camera Rumors & Release Dates

Anticipated Canon EOS / PowerShot Releases and Release Dates 2019
Anticipated Canon EOS / PowerShot Releases and Release Dates 2019

We should see the following highly anticipated / speculated  Canon EOS / Canon EOS M / Canon PowerShot cameras / EF Lenses be released during 2019. More new Canon EOS bodies, Canon PowerShot cameras and EF lenses will be added as the rumors / speculations become available.

Timelines
As with rumors and speculations there are no concrete timelines on the upcoming releases. These listed releases are anticipated releases based on historic timeline correlations / market releases of previously introduced Canon EOS  / PowerShot cameras.

Release Dates / Naming Conventions
Some of the listed products may be released at a later date. Some may even be released with different [detailed] Canon brand naming conversions. Or not be releases at all.

Specifications / Wish Lists
The speculation and updating of specifications are of dynamic nature and could change / be updated on a regular basis. No claims are made on this website that any or all specifications are the final release specifications. Specifications will remain non-official speculative 'wish lists' until the official Canon announcements and release dates.


Expected Canon EOS | EOS RP | EOS M Releases 2019 / 2020


Canon EOS-1D X Mark III (Development is Official)
Replacement for the current Canon EOS-1D X Mark II
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Canon EOS 5D Mark V
Replacement for the current Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
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Canon EOS R Mark II
Replacement for the current Canon EOS R
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Canon EOS RS
New EOS R System body speculation
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Canon EOS Ra
New EOS Ra for Astrophotography
More information>>

Canon EOS 7D Mark III
Replacement for the current Canon EOS 7D Mark II
More Information>>

Canon EOS 90D 
(Released 28 Aug 2019)
Replacement for the Canon EOS 80D
More Information>>


Canon EOS 850D / Rebel T8i
Replacement for the current Canon EOS 800D
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Canon EOS REBEL SL3 / EOS 250D (Released April 2019)
Replacement for the current Canon EOS SL2 / EOS 200D
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Canon EOS M5 Mark II
Replacement for the current Canon EOS M5
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Canon EOS M6 Mark II (Released 28 Aug 2019)
Replacement for the current Canon EOS M6
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Canon EOS RP  (Released Feb 2019)
New body introduction into existing EOS R Mirrorless System
More Information>> 

Canon EOS 5DS R Mark II
Replacement for the current Canon EOS 5DS R
More Information>>

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark III (Released July 2019)
Replacement for the current Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II (Compact / non-DSLR)
More Information>>


Canon PowerShot G5 X Mark II (Released July 2019)
Replacement for the current Canon PowerShot G5 X Mark (Compact / non-DSLR)
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Canon PowerShot SX80 HS
Replacement for the current Canon PowerShot SX70 HS (Compact / non-DSLR)
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Canon EF / EF-S Lenses expected / rumored to be released 2019
  • Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L IS USM Lens
  • Canon EF 135mm f/2 (IS) II USM Lens
  • Canon EF 600mm f/4 DO Lens
  • Canon EF 200-600mm f/4.5-5.6 IS USM Lens More

Canon Latest Digital Photo Professional Release / Downloads for Windows / Mac


Please note:  Information / specifications published in Anticipated Canon EOS DSLR / Canon PowerShot Releases 2019 post and / or elsewhere on any of this website's posts / pages ares based on anticipated / expected and rumored upcoming releases of new Canon EOS / PowerShot cameras - possibly to be launched during 2018. No responsibility or ownership is taken or claimed for [additional] information provided by any website we may point readers to.
2018 Canon EOS│PowerShot Camera Rumors / Release Dates

New Canon EOS / PowerShot Cameras Launched 2018

Canon celebrates 50th anniversary of lens employing synthetic fluorite

Canon celebrates 50th anniversary of lens employing synthetic fluorite
TOKYO, November 7, 2019—Canon Inc. and Canon Optron, Inc. announced today that this year marks the 50th anniversary of the release of the world's first lens for interchangeable-lens cameras targeting ordinary consumers to employ synthetic fluorite, the FL-F300mm f/5.6 (released in May 1969). Besides lenses for interchangeable-lens cameras, synthetic fluorite is also used in a wide-range of optical products, including broadcast lenses and astronomical telescope lenses.


A synthetic fluorite crystal and The FL-F300mm f/5.6 (released in May 1969), the first Canon ILC lens to employ synthetic fluorite
A synthetic fluorite crystal and The FL-F300mm f/5.6 (released in May 1969), the first Canon ILC lens to employ synthetic fluorite

It has long been known that when combined with optical glass, fluorite, the mineral form of calcium fluoride (CaF2), can correct for chromatic aberration in a manner that is close to ideal. However, naturally occurring fluorite crystals are too small to be of practical use in photographic lenses. In order to realize vivid, subtle rendering not possible with typical optical glass, Canon turned its attention towards effectively harnessing fluorite early on; commencing the Canon F Plan in August 1966 with the aim of developing a high-performance lens that employed fluorite, setting in motion the company's research and development into high-performance lenses.

Around 1950, the technology to synthesize fluorite using naturally occurring fluorite crystals as the raw material was invented, paving the way for its use as an optical material. However, a vacuum environment at temperatures above 1000 degrees Celsius was required to cultivate fluoride crystals, including fluorite, and many issues had to be resolved in such areas as installation and manufacturing process in order to realize the mass production of large-size high-purity crystals.

Canon researchers, fueled by a strong desire to develop fluorite with their own hands towards developing high-performance lenses, succeeded in producing the first fluorite crystals synthesized in an electric furnace in March of 1967, and in February of 1968, established synthetic fluorite crystal production technology. At that point in time, fluorite could not be polished like typical optical glass. Canon developed non-conventional machining technology capable of polishing the delicate material, which took four times as a long. In May 1969, the FL-F300mm f/5.6, Canon's first lens for interchangeable-lens cameras to employ synthetic fluorite, was released. Since then, the use of synthetic fluorite has been one approach for Canon when designing high-performance lenses.

In December 1974, Optron Inc. (now Canon Optron) was established towards commercializing the fluorite crystal mass production technology Canon had cultivated. Canon Optron developed a variety of other optical crystal materials while refining its high-temperature vacuum technologies and temperature control technologies for the mass production of synthetic fluorite. In July 2006, Canon Optron provided 12 lenses to the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, including a synthetic fluorite element with a diameter of almost 40 cm, to be applied to observing signals from over 10 billion light years away, contributing to solving the mysteries of the galaxy.

Canon, will continue to improve its imaging technologies, with a focus on optical technologies, to provide products and technologies that meet the expectations of a wide range of users. Canon continues to pursue the manufacture of appealing, reliable products, playing a part in advancing the optical technologies that contribute to society.

Reference: Characteristics of fluorite

When light meets water or other transparent matter, it is refracted. Lenses are used to take advantage of this property and focus light that passes through them. However, the degree to which light is refracted depends on the color. For example, blue light, which has a short wavelength will be refracted at a steeper angle than red light, which has a long wavelength. For that reason, even light from the same source will be split by color when it passes through a lens and focused on to various different points, leading to the occurrence of color blurring known as "chromatic aberration."

An image captured with a telephoto lens where chromatic aberration can be seen around the edge of the branch in the red square
An image captured with a telephoto lens where chromatic aberration can be seen around the edge of the branch in the red square

Chromatic aberration occurs when convex and concave lenses are inversely oriented. It is possible to offset the aberration by combining a small-dispersion convex lens with a high-dispersion concave lens to align the direction of light rays with different wavelengths (such as red and blue) together at the same focal point. However, even with lenses that correct chromatic aberration, if you look closely at the focal point, the intermediate green light between the red and blue wavelengths will still converge at a different point. This chromatic aberration, which remains even after chromatic aberration correction design measures are carried out, is called secondary chromatic aberration, or secondary spectrum. The suppression of this secondary spectrum is where fluorite comes into play.

Compared with optical glass, fluorite lenses have a considerably lower refraction index, low dispersion and extraordinary partial dispersion, and high transmission of infrared and ultraviolet light. Achromatic performance can be achieved by making a convex lens with fluorite, rather than optical glass, to decisively reduce secondary spectrum, causing red, blue and green light rays to almost completely converge on the same focal point to significantly reduce the occurrence of chromatic aberration.

Optical characteristics of optical glass and fluorite
Optical characteristics of optical glass and fluorite

The effects of secondary spectrum are more pronounced for telephoto lenses due to their long focal lengths. To that end, Canon employs fluorite in such contemporary lenses as the EF400mm f/2.8L IS III USM and EF600mm f/4L IS III USM (both released in December 2018). This series of telephoto lenses employing fluorite has earned strong support from photographers worldwide for their subtle rendering and high contrast.
Canon celebrates 50th anniversary of lens employing synthetic fluorite


To date, Canon has released 28 EF lens models that employ fluorite lens elements, with 11 of those models still produced. (As of November 7, 2019)

Canon Press Release Source: Global Canon

05 November 2019

New Canon EOS Ra Full Fame Mirrrorless Camera for Astrophotography

New Canon EIS Ra Full Fame Mirrrorless Camenera for Astrophotography
Capture The Beauty Of The Night Sky With Canon’s First Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera For Astrophotography

Introducing the EOS Ra Camera with Specialized Filtration that Delivers Four Times Greater Hydrogen-alpha Wavelength (656.3 nm) Transmittance Compared to the EOS R

MELVILLE, NY, November 5, 2019 – In the words of poet Quintus Ennius, “No one regards what is before his or her feet; we all gaze at the stars.” Helping to gaze and capture the beauty of the stars and beyond, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the company’s first full-frame mirrorless camera for astrophotography, the EOS Ra. This new camera was built off the EOS R system combining new features, such as four times greater transmittance of hydrogen-alpha (Hα) light of 656.3 nm compared to the original EOS R. For astrophotographers and hobbyists who enjoy capturing the detailed splendor of the night sky, the new EOS Ra will be an ideal camera to shoot with.

“Since the introduction of the EOS R full-frame mirrorless camera system last fall, Canon has remained committed to launching a line of impressive and innovative EOS R models and a strong variety of RF lenses and accessories to meet the needs of every skill level of photographer,” said Kazuto Ogawa, president and chief operating officer, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “As a group of photographers who are passionate about capturing what we can’t see with our naked eyes, the new EOS Ra is designed for astrophotographers looking to capture vivid imagery of the night sky.”

Targeting the needs of astrophotographers, the new EOS Ra full-frame mirrorless camera incorporates many advanced features of the EOS R, such as RF mount design, a 30.3MP CMOS sensor, high-precision electronic viewfinder, high-sensitivity, low-noise performance and 4K time-lapse shooting. Optional accessories include an AC adapter kit, which allows the camera to be powered through an AC wall outlet or a battery-powered inverter, a BG-E22 battery grip and three EF-EOS R mount adapters to accommodate the entire range of over seventy EF & EF-S lenses.

Other features include:
  • Infrared blocking filter (IR filter) array, for higher hydrogen alpha (Hα) light transparency to the imaging sensor, enabling four times as much hydrogen alpha light to be transmitted compared to the EOS R
  • Optically excellent image capture thanks to its 35mm full frame CMOS sensor with approximately 30.3 million effective pixels, the latest DIGIC 8 image processor and compatibility with high-performance RF lenses
  • Enhanced communication and power transmission between the lens and camera body
  • Lightweight mirrorless design reducing shake when attached to a telescope
  • Low-light capabilities
  • Vari-Angle screen
  • 4K video delivery with output in 10-bit over HDMI
  • Enhanced transmission of Hα rays (656.3 nm wavelength) through an infrared cutoff filter, helping to capture high-precision images of the deep-red wavelengths emitted by nebulae in vivid color, without any special camera alterations.
  • A 30x maximum magnification, allowing users to make extremely precise manual focus adjustments*.
  • Support for all Canon RF, EF and EF-S lenses (with the use of an optional EF-EOS R mount adapter), including more than 70 lenses from the EF series as well as RF series lenses, which deliver superb image quality. The variety of lenses, such as the large-diameter f/1.2 lenses, ultra-wide-angle lenses, and super-telephoto EF lenses, among others, are all well suited to help photographers to choose the best match for their specific astrophotography purposes.

Availability and Pricing
The Canon EOS Ra full-frame mirrorless camera is scheduled to be available in mid-December 2019 for an estimated retail price of $2,499.00 for the body only**.

For more information, please visit, usa.canon.com.

Canon News Source: Canon USA

01 November 2019

New Canon EOS 90D and EOS M6 Mark II Launched

Canon EOS 90D DSLR Camera
Two Cameras, Two Ways: Canon U.S.A. Announces a Pair of High-Speed Advanced Amateur ILC Cameras, The EOS 90D and EOS M6 Mark II

Both Cameras Feature a 32.5 Megapixel APS-C CMOS Sensor, High-Speed Continuous Shooting, Dual Pixel CMOS AF and Uncropped 4K UHD Video Recording Capability


MELVILLE, NY, August 28, 2019 – It is often said that in life, having two options is generally considered a good thing. Today, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, introduced two advanced amateur ILC cameras, the EOS 90D and EOS M6 Mark II. These two models usher in the next generation of Canon APS-C sensor cameras and share many similar characteristics, while also being uniquely different at the same time. Both cameras are designed to fit the needs and preferences of a variety of photographers taking into account their skill level and subject matter.

“As camera technology continues to evolve, we find ourselves in a constant state of innovating and challenging the status quo to meet the various desires of our end-users,” said Kazuto Ogawa, president and chief operating officer, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “With the introduction of these cameras, Canon is reaffirming its continued commitment to a broad range of photographers by offering them the digital imaging tools required to meet their needs.”

The EOS 90D and EOS M6 Mark II include many core features that are identical and hold true to Canon’s imaging excellence. These features include:
  • 32.5 Megapixel CMOS(APS-C) Sensor
  • DIGIC 8 Image Processor
  • 4K UHD up 30p and 1080p FHD up 120p video recording with no crop
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF in Live View with 5,481 manually selectable AF positions
  • Electronic shutter with a minimum of up to 1/16000th
  • Built-in Wi-Fiii and Bluetooth Technology
Canon EOS 90D DSLR Camera

The Performance DSLR Way: The EOS 90D

The EOS 90D DSLR camera is ideal for the advanced-amateur photographer who values the look-and-feel of the DSLR body and benefits such as an optical viewfinder, 3.0-inch vari-angle touch screen LCD, addition of the multi-controller and a shutter button feel of professional EOS cameras. Now capable of shooting up to 10 frames-per-second (fps), a drastic increase from the 7.0 fps with the EOS 80D, users can capture all of the action on the sidelines of a football game or wildlife while on safari. Assisting in a photographers’ ability to capture the action is the 45-point all-cross type AF system, 100 percent viewfinder coverage and now supports up to 27 points in f/8 metering. In addition, the new AE sensor boasts an impressive 220,000 pixels and utilizes EOS iTR AF (face priority) detection. Together, these two features allow for the detection and tracking of faces in various environments and shooting situations while using the viewfinder.

Canon EOS M6 Mark II Mirrorless Camers
The Compact-and-Lightweight Way: The EOS M6 Mark II
Bringing the controls and functionality of a Canon EOS DSLR into a compact mirrorless camera, the EOS M6 Mark II is destined to wow advanced-amateur photographers. With its enhanced usability, the EOS M6 Mark II is capable of shooting up to 14fps with AF and AE tracking as well as capturing a remarkable 30fps when using RAW Burst Mode with pre-shooting capabilities. The camera also features touch-and-drag AF when using the optional EVF-DC2 electronic viewfinderiv. A popular and notable benefit of Canon mirrorless cameras allows photographers to select AF positions with the touch of a finger. The EOS M6 Mark II also includes Canon’s Dual Pixel AF with Eye AF Servo to help ensure images are in sharp focus and a 3.0-inch, touch-panel LCD screen with tilt-option to help ensure a user’s portrait or selfie game is and stays on point.

Pricing and Availability
Canon EOS 90D
The Canon EOS 90D is scheduled to be available mid-September 2019 for an estimated retail price of $1199.00 for body only, $1349.00 for EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM kit and $1599.00 for EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM kit*.

Canon EOS M6 Mark II
he EOS M6 Mark II is scheduled to be available late September 2019 in both black and silver for an estimated retail price of $849.99 for body only, $1099.00 for EF-M 15-45mm f3.5-6.3 IS STM and EVF-DC2 kit and $1349.00 for EF-M 18-150mm f3.5-6.3 IS STM and EVF-DC2 kit*. For additional information, please visit, usa.canon.com.

Canon News Source: Canon USA

Canon EOS Shutter | Actuation Count Software Utilities

Canon EOS Shutter / Actuation Count Software Utilities
For determining Canon EOS DSLR shutter count / shutter actuations it is required to use external apps / software utilities.

There’s no official Canon application / software utility for determining the shutter count for any Canon EOS DSLR body.

Herewith a list of software utilities that should provide the Canon EOS shutter count capability for determining actuations on Canon EOS bodies.

Please note: All software applications / utilities are downloaded on own risk, we do not take any responsibility / liability for any incorrect operation / error messages or dysfunctional application / utilities. We also do not offer technical / installation support on any listed software applications / software utilities.

Shutter Count / Shutter Actuations Applications & Software Utilities


Astro photography Tool with Shutter Counter

Astro photography Utility Demo that will also read Canon EOS Shutter Actuations Go>>

Canon EOS DIGITAL Info
Utility for Reading/ editing some Infos on Canon EOS DSLRs Go>>


Camera Shutter Count
Find out how many shots your Digital SLR has taken. P
hoto uploading Go>>

EOS Info
EOS Info claims to work with almost any DSLR Go>>

EOSMSG

The primary functions are retrieval of a shutter count and mirrorup count Go>>

EOSCount

Reads shutter counters from a Canon EOS DSLR (DIGIC III and later) camera Go>>

Reikan Focal 5.2.0
Detailed information about your camera, including useful information such as Shutter Count Go>>

FreeShutterCounter

Mac OS application that shows Canon EOS DSLR shutter count Go>>

Free Shutter Count
Find the shutter count on your Canon EOS for free Go>>

Magic Lantern
Free, open-source firmware add-on for Canon DSLR cameras Go>>

ShutterCount (iStore)
Displays the number of shutter actuations of your Canon EOS digital camera Go>>

Shutter Check for Mac App
Get shutter actuations count of your Canon EOS camera Go>>


Useful information pertaining to Shutter / Actuation Count Importance / How To... 

Canon EOS Camera Shutter Lifetime Expectancy

Canon EOS Camera Shutter Lifetime Expectancy

Finding the Shutter Actuations Count for Canon EOS Cameras
Finding the Shutter Actuations Count for Canon EOS Cameras


Finding Your Camera's Shutter Actuations
Finding Your Camera's Shutter Actuations

How to Check Canon Shutter Count (and Why it Matters)
How to Check Canon Shutter Count (and Why it Matters)

How to Find Total Shutter Actuations on Nikon and Canon DSLRs
How to Find Total Shutter Actuations on Nikon and Canon DSLRs


How to Know The Number of Shots a DSLR Camera Has Taken
How to Know The Number of Shots a DSLR Camera Has Taken


How to find shutter count on a Canon Rebel T6i 750D
How to find shutter count on a Canon Rebel T6i 750D

How do I get the shutter count for the EOS 7D Mark II on Windows 10 View

Download Canon EOS RP Product Brochure

Download EOS RP Full-Frame Mirrorless PDF Product Brochure
Download EOS RP Full-Frame Mirrorless PDF Product Brochure

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Canon EOS RP The Portable Performer
Stepping up to a full-frame camera has never been easier. The mirrorless EOS RP – the lightest and most compact full-frame EOS camera to date* - includes a 26.2 MP CMOS sensor, fast and accurate autofocus, 4K video, and our powerful DIGIC 8 processor for exceptional results, even in low light.

It’s compatible with RF lenses as well as all EF/EF-S lenses**, has helpful features like Feature Assistant and Creative Assist, and is versatile and comfortable to use with both a vari-angle touchscreen LCD and an electronic viewfinder. Wherever you travel, the EOS RP helps you capture the world with quality, control and ease.

More Information: Canon EOS RP

Canon's EOS R System wins Design for Asia Silver Award

Canon's EOS R System wins Design for Asia Silver Award
TOKYO, November 1, 2019—Canon Inc. announced today that the company's EOS R System of interchangeable cameras and lenses was recognized for design excellence by the Hong Kong Design Centre, winning the Silver Award at the DFA Design for Asia Awards 2019.

The Silver Award-winning EOS R imaging system aims to realize the full potential of Canon's RF series lenses born from the pursuit of the ultimate in lens design. Utilizing the newly developed RF mount and the greater freedom of optical design it provides, RF lenses feature a large mount diameter, short back focus1 and a new mount transmission system for enhanced communication between the lens and camera body. Together, these improvements deliver even higher image quality and enhanced usability.

EOS R System camera bodies also leverage the advantages of the new mount, featuring such imaging technologies as Dual Pixel CMOS AF phase detection autofocus and an electronic viewfinder (EVF) optimized for the system. What's more, with dedicated mount adapters that enable compatibility with Canon's rich lineup of EF and EF-S series lenses, users can continue to shoot with their existing lens collections2.

Canon has participated in the DFA Design for Asia Awards since 2013, having thus far won awards for such products as its Cinema EOS System professional cinematography equipment, video camcorders, cameras and interchangeable lenses. Encouraged by this latest industry recognition, Canon will continue striving to create products that combine the highest levels of performance and design excellence.

Canon News source: Global Canon

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV PDF User Guide / Manual Downloads

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV PDF User Guide / Manual Downloads
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV PDF User Guides / Instruction Manuals.

Download: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV PDF User Guides / Manuals

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV User Guide Downloads
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Pocket Guide Download>>


Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Product Brochure Download
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Product Brochure Download>>



Canon EOS 5D Mark IV PDF User Guide / Manual Downloads

Canon EOS / PowerShot Camera PDF User Guide Downloads