Canon rumors 2016


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Last update: August 2015

Introduction – Canon rumors 2016

We collect below the newest rumors regarding Canon photography system. Newest and upcoming Canon cameras, lenses, accessories, software and anything related to Canon photography.

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120 megapixel Canon camera

According to latest rumors the 120 is the winning number regarding megapixel count. The prototype with only iso 100 sensitivity happily produce more than 200 Megabyte raw files.

High pixel count Canon camera (75,100,150 Megapixel)

There are also rumors about a high megapixel Canon camera. Seems the move to 50 Megapixel was successful to Canon (with the Canon 5ds and Canon 5ds R ), so perhaps the idea continuing with an even higher resolution Full frame camera.

Next Canon Dslr

Seems the next Canon Dslr will be the Canon 1Dx II. The camera can have the widest dynamic range ever possibly by using the Dual pixel system. Seems must wait a little more for the Canon 5d Mk 4.

Canon 135mm f/2 II lens first pictures

Canon 35mm 1.4 II
The lens has improved water sealing, unique blue spectrum diffractive optics to reduce chromatic aberration. The lens has 72mm filter size, UD and two asperical elements as well. The weight of the lens is 760g (1.675 lbs).

Canon 15-105mm f/2.8-5.6 Ef-s lens

A new Ef-s mount lens is rumored with a wide range.

Sigma 24-35 f/2 for full frame

Now it is official, the brightest zoom lens can come for Full frame.
read more about Sigma 24-35mm here

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Canon 800mm f/5.6 L is II

A new version of the popular telephoto lens is rumored to be released. Seems the folks switched to the Canon 600mm f/4 L II combination instead of the first version of the 800mm f/5.6 is version of the telephoto lens. According to some reviews the 600mm is sharper with the converter than the original 800mm lens.

Canon camera rumors

There are new rumors about Canon astro cameras, underground (lol 🙂 underwater) cameras and such. It means if it is true that Canon wants to produce specialized cameras in the future. Can be hundred other type of cameras as well: portrait cameras, macro cameras, wildlife cameras, and so on.

There is one separation between cameras by the price obviously people have different budget. So there are entry level, prosumer and Pro models. But even there are other separation by other functions as well, to try to sell as many different cameras as possible. Nikon for example sell lots of different Full frame models in the same time with diffferent resolution and video qualities. Canon until now has not as much categories: entry level (Rebels), prosumer (70d 7d 6d) pro 5d and expensive pro (1 DX line). Formerly there was two line differentiated by resolution as well, which in some form come back with the Canon 5ds and 5ds R cameras with it’s 50 Mpix resolution. According to early tests this cameras are not bad, but has narrower ISO range and lower video abilities.

Canon 20mm f/2.8 STM lens

New Canon patent for the Ef-s 20mm f/2.8 stm lens.

New super telephoto from Canon ?

Canon will develop a new “affordable telephoto lens”. It is not clear yet what “affordable” means, but seems it is not the Canon 400mm f/5.6 L II. Perhaps the Canon 150-600mm ? Who knows ?

Canon EOS 3D ?

There are rumors about the new Canon EOS 3D camera. The camera was photographed by someone and was published in a Chinese website. The picture is not clear but may be the strap has the Canon 3D label written on. Otherwise the camera look like the 1D series camera not as compact as the latest models.

Canon 10mm f/2.8

canon rumors 2016
Canon filed a patent for a new 10mm f/2.8 lens. The patent spotted by Egami website in Japan. The new lens designed not to be a fisheye lens, but a widest wide angle lens available. Canon just released the new Canon 11-24mm f/4 L which is also has the title of the widest non-fisheye lens available today.

E-TTL III flash system

Canon seems according to the rumor, working on a new Flash system the E-TTL III.

Seems the 50 Megapixel Canon Full frame dslr

is not a rumor anymore as Canon will release the Canon 5ds and Canon 5ds R Dslr cameras with a 50.6 megapixel Full frame sensor.

The dynamic range of the camera has not changed compare to the earlier models, just the camera has a bigger resolution. It is like a new 20 Megapixel Aps-C Canon 7d II camera with a Full frame sensor.

What’s next ?

The rumors spoke about two new higher-end cameras in 2015, perhaps with a multi-layer sensor, or a new 50 megapixel unit. No news about the Canon 750d, which normally expected in 2014. Other things to expect that Canon release the Cinema EOS camcorders with Dual pixel af system. The first the Canon EOS C100 Mk II was already released.
Canon EOS C100 MARK II cinema EOS camcorder

Canon Dslr camera rumors

Canon 1D x II
Canon 1D C II
Canon 5D Mk IV
Canon 6D Mk II
Canon 7D Mk III
Canon 80d
Canon 90d
Canon 750d
Canon 800d
Canon 150d
Canon 1300d

Top of the line Full frame
Top of the line cinema Full frame
Pro Full frame
Smaller Full frame
Best Aps-C sports wildlife
Advanced Aps-C with flipout screen
Advanced Aps-C with flipout screen
Entry level
Entry level
Small entry level
Budget entry level

Release date

Newest Canon Dslr cameras

The newest Canon cameras are the following:
Canon 7d Mk II
Canon 7d Mk II
Canon 70d
The Canon 7d Mk II is a brand new camera from 2014. The earlier Canon 7d was released in 2009. This shows a bit that Canon has a hard time now regarding cameras. ( In the mean time Nikon produced 4 Full frame models) The new Canon 7d Mk II inherited a very capable, fast 65 all cross type points auto focus system from the Canon 1D X, has improved sensor performance, has sturdy build, dual pixel af system for Live view video recording. The thing which is changed the price. The 1700 USD price is similar to the price of the full frame Canon 6d. The price will drop I think in time to more realistic levels as I guess.

As I mentioned the sensor performance is better compare to the also new Canon 70d, but if I compare to the Nikon d7100, the d7100 is clearly better, even the older Nikon d7000 as well. The difference is biggest in dynamic range.

Where the new Canon 7d Mk II is better is the burst mode where the camera can make 10 frames per second, and has a much bigger buffer than the Nikon counterparts. The new Canon 7d Mk II is packed with technology like GPS and electronic compass as well. The camera has a 20.2 Megapixel sensor, and a fixed screen.

For those who don’t want to pay so much the Canon 70d is a good option. The Canon 70d has a flipout touchscreen, and 19 cross type af points. The camera has a dual pixel live view movie af system as well. The picture quality is not that different, the 7d Mk II is little better, regarding high ISO performance.

Newest Canon lenses

canon rumors 2015 2016 2017
The newest Canon lenses are the following:
Canon 100-400m f/4.5-5.6 is II USM L
read more about Canon 100-400 II
Canon 400mm f/4 Do II
Canon 24mm f/2.8 is
Canon 24-105 f/4-5.6 is stm
Canon 10-18mm f/4-5.6 stm

Newest Canon compact cameras

There are many new Canon compact camera as well.
Canon N2 selfie camera
Canon SX60 HS here
Canon G7X

Canon cameras market roundup

Several years ago Canon was the absolute leader in the camera market. The situation is similar now but with several differences. If we see Dslr lenses Canon has the best lenses: well built, excellent ultrasonic autofocus, stabilizer, fluorite and Ud elements which enables the lens to have excellent colors and contrast as well. Nikon has some lenses which is clearly better, but generally Canon is stronger in this area.

If we see cameras the situation is a little different. Current Nikon cameras with Sony and Toshiba sensors has better dynamic range and high ISO performance than the Canon counterparts. the difference is even bigger in crop sensor models.

Other area where Nikon is much better is the high resolution full frame segment. The new 36 megapixel sensor is simply better than anything Canon has at the moment.

Canon clearly wants to have something similar, market leading premium product. There are two areas in the rumors: they speak about a new 50 Megapixel Canon sensor ( most likely is a Full frame format) and a new multi-layer sensor technology.

What is the multi layer sensor? Sigma for example using multi layer sensor in their ( Foveon sensored ) cameras. The sensor has three layers below each other for red green and blue colors. The Canon patent is about five layers: red green blue UV and infrared layers under each other. According to several experts it is not that easy to construct such sensors, can make problems in several areas, like lens design, and raw converters.

Earlier there was a speculation about organic film developed by Fujifilm-Panasonic. If we see digital imaging the narrow section is now the sensor technology to acchieve better image quality. Modern lenses now can retain incredible detail even from a distance. Digital sensor can capture narrow dynamic range and detail, compare to lenses.

Canon Dslr camera table – Canon rumors 2015 2016 2017
Current Dslr camera model Camera type Specification Predecessor Upcoming camera
Canon 1D C
Release date: 2012
Camera type: Cinema Dslr for movies with lots of formats, fixed screen
Main Specs: 18 Megapixel: ISO range: 100-12,800 Live view: yes Video: 4K Dual pixel af: No
Measurements: High iso: Dynamic range: Color depth:
Price: 10,000 USD

Canon 1D C II
Canon 1D X
Release date: 2012
Camera type: High end Dslr, with high frame rate and very good high iso, fixed screen
18 megapixel, ISO 100-16,000

Canon 1D X II
Canon 5 Mk III
Release date: 2012
Camera type: Full frame for most pro shooters, fixed screen
22 Megapixel, 61/41 af points, Full frame, ISO 50-51,200
Canon 5d Mk IV
Canon 6d
Release date: 2012
Camera type: smaller Full Frame Dslr, fixed screen
20 Megapixel, Full frame, 11/1 focus points, ISO 100-12,800

Canon 6d Mk II
Canon 7d Mk II
Release date 2014:
Camera type: Midrange Dslr with Dual-pixel live view focusing, fixed screen, high speed af system 20 Megapixel, 65 cross-type af points
Canon 7d Mk III
Canon 70d
Release date: 2013
Camera type: Midrange Dslr with Dual-pixel live view focusing, flipout screen
19 cross-type af points, 20.2 megapixel, 1040k dots LCD

Canon 80d
Canon 700d
Release date: 2013
Camera type: Entry level Dslr
18 Megapixel Aps-C CMOS sensor 1040k dots flipout LCD 100-6400 ISO, 9 cross type af points

Canon 750d
Canon 100d
Release date: 2013
Camera type: small Dslr
18 Megapixel Aps-C CMOS sensor Fixed 1040k dots LCD 407g weight ISO range: 100-6400
Canon 150d ?
Discontinued Canon lenses

Canon 15mm fisheye
Canon 24mm f/2.8
Canon 28mm f/2.8
Canon 35mm f/2
Canon 28-70 mm f/2.8 L
Canon 24-85 mm f/ 3.5 -4.5 USM
Canon 28-105 mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
Canon 28-105mm f/4-5.6
Canon 18-55mm USM
Canon 14mm f/2.8 L ( Mark I )
Canon 200mm f/1.8 L USM
Canon 300mm f/4 L
Canon 500mm f/4.5 L
Canon 500mm f/4 L is ( Mark I )
Canon 600m f/4 L

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