Canon news 2016 2017 2018


Canon news 2015 2016 2017 2018

Last update: 13/10/2016
Canon EOS M5, Samyang 85mm f/1,4, Gopro Hero 5, Canon 80d
Canon 1dx II,Canon XA30 and XA35 camcorders, Sigma 20mm 1.4 Art, Zeiss Otus 28mm 1.4, Tamron 35mm and 45mm f/1.8 VC USD lenses, Canon 35mm f/1.4 II, Canon 750d coming with 24 Megapix CMOS, Canon 5ds and Canon 5ds R 50.6 megapixel Full frame cameras, Tokina 50-135 T3 cinema lens, Samyang 135mm f/2, Samyang 100mm f/2.8 Macro, Yongnuo 35mm f/2, Magic lantern for Canon 70D, issues with the Canon 750/760d, Canon EOS M3, Canon XC10, Canon 50mm f/1.8 stm, Canon 430 EX III rt flash.

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Canon news 2015 2016 2017

Canon news 2016

Last update: 12/04/2016

We collect informations and rumors about the Canon photography system. Some information is sure, others are just speculation or rumors.

Canon 80D is coming with a 24MP sensor and improved Dual pix af

read more about the Canon 80d

More and more rumors about a new version of the Canon 100D

There are more and more rumors that an update can come soon.

Canon 16-35mm f/2.8 L III can come

According to the rumors this lens has already made. Just wait the announcement.

Canon 1Dx II announced

Canon 1D X II
The new Canon 1D X mark II will have a 20 MP full frame (36 x 24mm) sensor, can record 4K DCI video at 60 frames per second,

HD video at 120 frames per second, has a fixed touchscreen, in built GPS, can shoot 14/12 frames per second (14 frames in live view 12 frames at normal af mode), has an ISO sensitivity 100-51,200 which can be extended in 409,600 (Hi3).

The initial price of the camera is 6000 USD and expected to be available from April 2016.

Read more about the Canon 1Dx mark II

Canon XA30 and XA35 camcorders

Canon XA35
Canon announced the Canon XA30 and XA35 camcorders. Both has a 1/2.8″ newly developed sensor, 20x zoom lens (26.8-576mm equivalent) with 5 axis OIS stabilizer and intelligent stabilizer as well, 2 SD cards. The cameras can record fast and slow motion as well (x2 – x1200), has dual band Wifi, and 3.5″ OLED touchscreen. The price of the cams is 2499 and 2999 USD respectively.

Full frame mirrorless Canon can come

As I predicted long ago there are more and more rumors about the new Full Frame mirrorless Canon camera. According to rumors it will have Ef-M mount as well (new lenses needed as well). Before that an enthusiast Canon camera will arrive, which according to the interview with Canon’s managing director Masaeda Maeda “you will really like”.

Sigma 20mm f/1.4 Art lenses is coming

See in more detail at the bottom of the front page.

Zeiss Otus 28mm f/1.4

New Zeiss lens for Canon and Nikon mount. See in more detail at the bottom of the front page.

120 Mpix Canon sensor

Seems Canon wants to develop a 120 Megapixel sensor (Full frame). Those who bought the latest 50.6 megapixel Canon 5ds and Canon 5ds R cameras will be happy to sell them.. The camera produce more than 200 MB Raw files.

Dxo measured the new 50mm f/1.8 stm lens


The numbers are slightly different for the two lens. The new Stm is brighter, has less chromatic aberration, and distortion but the to (darker borders) in the corners a little higher.

Tamron Sp 35mm f/1.8 di vc USD Tamron Sp 45mm f/1.8 di vc USD

tamron 35mm
Two new Tamron prime lenses can come in the near future on Canon, Nikon, Sony mounts. It seems very interesting, new stabilized prime lenses with ultrasonic focus from Tamron. The Sony version is non-stabilized. The initial price of the Full frame lens is 599 USD.

The minimal focusing distance of the lenses is 20cm (7.9″) and 29cm (11.4″), the filter thread is 67mm for both lenses. The aperture can be adjusted between f/1.8 and f/16 on both lenses. The weight of the lenses are 479 and 539 gramm.

The price and the focal length is both shows these lenses meant for FF cameras. This focal length is a wide angle in Full frame. So this is a classic photojournalism lens focal length. It is interesting Tamron opens opportunities with the 150-600mm lens, how this prime lenses will perform ? If I can suggest a good 24mm, a 16mm for crop and a 400mm f/5.6 500mm f/5.6 or 600mm f/8 would be very interesting if we speaking about prime lenses.

First picture about the Canon 35mm f/1.4 II

Japan website digicame-info shows the first picture about the Canon 35mm f/1.4 II.
Canon 35mm 1.4 II
The new lens has 14 lenses in 11 groups, has two asperical elements, and UD elements as well. The lens has a Blue spectrum refractive optics. This helps to reduce chromatic aberration. The weight of the lens is 760g (1.675 lbs.) has a filter diameter of 72mm and has 9 aperture blades. The lens is water sealed and has fluorine and SWC coatings. The length of the lens is 105 and a half millimeter the diameter of the lens is 80mm.

Latest Canon rumors

Seems that the Canon 5ds and 5ds R cameras was a massive success to Canon. DXo measured the new cameras and these cameras got numbers almost identical to the FF Canon 6d which is interesting because it has the same sized pixels as the Canon 7d II (20 megapixel). The dynamic range is even better. So I imagine the new rumored 75 megapixel camera has something to do with reality. Marketing, marketing. Two lines below 2 megapixel camera as a sensation…

As we suggested before there is a rumor about the new Canon EF 800mm f/5.6 is II lens.

Canon EOS M4

The Canon EOS M4 is rumored to come in 2016 Worldwide. (Several earlier models was not saled in US.) I guess it will have the new 24 megapixel sensor. It is also rumored that Canon will concentrate more on these Milc cameras in the future.

Canon camera with ISo 4,000,000 for 30,000 USD

New Canon ME20F-SH camera can record in 1080i in extreme darkness. The 35mm sensor and the low resolution lets the camera to record in such high ISO.

DXO measured the Canon 750 / 760d cameras

Good news that the sensor are now similar to the 7d/70d sensor even has a better dynamic range of 12 EV. Color depth 22.7 bits, dynamic range: 12 EV, High iso performance: 919.

Canon Dslr cameras to date

At below link you can find specifications of all Canon Dslr cameras to date, including the older models as well.
Canon camera specs and reviews

Canon mount lens table

We started to put together a big all Canon mount lens table, included third party and older manual focus lenses as well.

The idea is to put all available lenses together for Canon mount. This page also can be accessed by Main menu-lens reviews tab as well, as through the below link:Canon lenses A-Z

Introduction – Canon news 2015

Below find the links for the latest news regarding Canon photography system, not necessarily only the Canon products but third party products as well.

What are the recent products or the news of the upcoming products. Canon cameras, Canon lenses, third party lenses for Canon cameras like: Sigma, Tamron, Tokina, Samyang, Zeiss.

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Canon 430 EX III Rt flash – Canon news

This flash supports radio based wireless TTL, the flash tilting upwards to 90 degrees. The flash has refined back controls, including a larger LCD and a new scroll wheel.

The range is 24-105mm and the guide number is 43m at iso 100. The flash reported to be available in September 2015 for 300 USD (color filter, bounce adapter and 2 cases included in the price).

Tokina 24-70 f/2.8 PRO FX – Canon news

tokina 24-70mm f28
A New Tokina lens. It will be available this summer. The new optics has ultrasonic focusing, 15 lens elements in 11 groups, the closest focusing distance is 0.38m (1.25′). The weight of the lens is 1000g (2.2 pounds). The lens has 9 aperture blades.

Canon develops own 4K video format – Canon news

The name of the format is Canon XF-AVC. The format is for 4k, 2k, and HD format as well.

Resolution Bitrate Color sample Intra Frame2
/ Long GOP3
File format Compression format
4K 4096 x 2160 10 bit
8 bit
4:2:2 Intra Frame MXF MPEG-4
3840 x 2160
2K/HD 2048 x 1080 12 bit
10 bit
8 bit
Intra Frame5
/ Long GOP
1920 x 1080
1280 x 720 8 bit 4:2:2

The new Canon XC10 and the Canon C300 MK II uses this video format.

High dynamic range Canon camera can come – Canon news

A High dynamic range Canon camera can come. As the Magic lantern managed to get more dynamic range out of the Dual pixel sensor, Canon can make the same. The Canon can make two images with different iso levels, and make these for a broader dynamic range. The new Camera can be the Canon 1d X Mk II for example.

Zhongy Mitakon 85mm f/1.2 – Canon news

It is something new, a Chinese Zhongy make a bright portrait lens. This is not the first lens of Zhongy, there were several others before. It is a manual focus lens. The Zhongy 45mm was not a huge success, but a new alternative, new manufacturer, everybody starts somehow and can develop afterwards. Competition makes the market better.

Canon XC10 4K camcorder – Canon news

The new Canon XC10 is a new camcorder with 4K ability. The camcorder has a 1″ sensor with a fixed 24-240mm f/2.8-5.6 lens. The iso range is between 160-20,000. The handle can be rotated and there is a viewfinder which can be attached the Touchscreen as well. The camcorder can record 4K video and max 12 Megapixel still images. The price of the camcorder is 2500 USD.

Canon 50mm f/1.8 stm – Canon news

Seems a new Canon 50mm stm lens can come. The old one was a little cheaply build lens, the new one seems little better. The stm focusing system is optimized for video recording.


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