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Sweet Black Friday deals on Canon EOS 90D, Fujifilm X-E3

Sweet Black Friday deals on Canon EOS 90D, Fujifilm X-E3

Here is another good cashback deal on this first Monday of Black Friday week – you can get the Canon EOS 90D for £999.99 with the discount applied. This is a relatively new DSLR that came out last summer and shows there is still plenty of life left in this older camera technology.

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Particular strong points include fast focusing, including Live View, and the vari-angle screen is ideal for getting down low down and shooting from unusual angles. Other Key features include a 32.5Mp APS-C CMOS sensor, DIGIC 8 image processor, ISO 100-25,600 (expandable to ISO 51,200), 10fps continuous shooting, 220k pixel RGB+IR metering sensor, Dual Pixel CMOS AF with Eye Detection AF and 1300-shot battery life.

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Also check out the Fujifilm X-E3 mirrorless with the XF 18-55mm lens in silver. It’s now down to £499, which is a great price. While three years old, the camera still packs a punch and looks cool – technology wise, it inherits the 24.3-megapixel APS-C-size X-Trans sensor and X-Processor Pro high-speed image-processing engine as seen in the X-Pro2, X-T2 and X-T20.

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Canon EOS 850D (Rebel T8i) Review

Canon EOS 850D (Rebel T8i) Review

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The Canon EOS 850D updates the 800D from 3 years ago, and features improved continuous shooting speed (upto 7.5fps), 4K 25/24fps video recording, and improved battery life of up to 800 shots. The camera features a 24mp APS-C sensor, ISO up to ISO51200, and a 3inch vari-angle touch screen on the back. The Canon EOS 850D is available for £839 body only, or £929 with 18-55mm IS STM lens.

Canon EOS 850D Features

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The Canon EOS 850D updates the 800D, which was an update to the 750D, and so on, all the way back to the original 6mp 300D, the first consumer DSLR available for under £1000.

The Canon EOS 5/6/7/800D range may have been an “entry-level” DSLR for some, but as time went on, and the specifications improved, the cameras got better and better with each iteration, and Canon introduced a range of cheaper entry-level models (including the 1000D/2000D/4000D), as well as more compact models, including the 200D/250D.

The Canon EOS 850D sticks to a 24mp APS-C CMOS sensor, but with a new DIGIC 8 image processor, the new camera now supports 4K UHD video recording, improved AF in live-view, faster continuous shooting is on offer, with 7fps in normal shooting (using the OVF), or up to 7.5fps using live-view. Battery life has been improved, and the camera now supports Time-lapse video creation.

The 850D is available with the 18-55mm IS STM lens (an “ultra-compact” kit lens – the smallest non-retractable kit lens), and offers up to 4-stops of Image Stabilisation (IS), and another option is with the 18-135mm lens. We were provided with the non-IS 18-55mm III lens, and wouldn’t recommend this lens. We used the 50mm f/1.8 STM lens in addition to the 18-55mm lens, and there is a wide range of EF/EF-S lenses available.

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Nb. The Canon EOS 850D is also known as the Canon Rebel T8i (outside Europe), and the Canon KISS X10i in Japan.

The Canon EOS 850D may appear quite similar to the previous camera, the 800D, but when we look at the specifications in more detail, we can see that a number of improvements have been made. 

New features found on the 850D (compared to 800D):

  • 4K 25/24fps video recording
  • 800 shot battery life (with OVF), vs 600
  • 45 AF points, with 143 live-view focus points
  • Face tracking using OVF and Live-view
  • 7/7.5fps continuous shooting OVF/Live-view (vs 6fps)
  • DIGIC 8 image processor
  • Time-lapse support
  • NFC support removed
  • 515g vs 532g

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There is a microphone socket on the side, a flash hot-shoe on top, plus a built-in pop-up flash. The 3inch vari-angle touch-screen can be tilted forwards so that it can be used as a selfie screen, and the built-in guide can be switched on and off. 

4K UHD video is recorded at 25/24fps, with a crop (see the video section below). FullHD video is recorded at up 60fps, with stereo sound. Electronic image stabilisation helps keep images steady (with an additional crop), or you can use a lens with built-in optical image stabilisation (OIS).

Wi-Fi is built-in and Bluetooth is also available for low-power image transfers.

Canon EOS 850D Key Features

  • 24mp APS-C CMOS sensor
  • Dual Pixel AF 
  • Digic 8 image processor
  • 45 AF points, all-cross type + Dual Pixel AF
  • 3inch vari-angle touch-screen, 1040K dots
  • 95% optical viewfinder, with 0.82x magnification
  • ISO100-ISO25600 (extends to ISO51200)
  • 7fps continuous shooting, 7.5fps live-view
  • 4K UHD video at 25/24fps, FullHD video at 60fps
  • In-camera 5-axis electronic stabilisation (for video)
  • Wi-Fi, and low-power Bluetooth
  • Built-in guide

Canon EOS 850D Handling

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Like the previous camera, the 850D has mostly plastic construction, however, this shouldn’t put you off the camera, with the camera feeling solidly built. As a testament to this, there are many older models still going strong today. If you’re moving from a previous EOS camera, then the layout of buttons and controls will be very familiar. Although there is now a rear command wheel.

Previously we complained about the lack of a rear command wheel on the 800D, and it looks like Canon have been listening, with the introduction of a scroll wheel around the 4-way controller on the back of the camera. The Canon EOS 850D has a simpler mode dial compared to the 800D. The on/off switch also features a third position, which switches the camera into video mode.

The AV/Exposure compensation button has been removed, which can make adjusting exposure compensation a little slower, while you find the on-screen exposure compensation.

The 3inch screen looks good, with 1040k dot resolution, although the live-view refresh speed isn’t as quick as most mirrorless cameras. Using the touch-screen to change settings is easy, and the screen is very responsive to touch. Viewing angles are good, with a gapless screen, and being able to tilt the screen can make it easier to see what you are shooting.

There are 45 focus points (with 143 available in live-view), and these can be viewed in the optical viewfinder when shooting, or on the rear screen when using live view. You can switch on a display of focus points in playback mode so that you can confirm you focused on the desired point(s). In live-view, the focus area covers a large area of the image, and there is no penalty in focus speeds, and in manual selection, there are even more focus points available. Focus is sensitive down to -4 EV.

The optical viewfinder, whilst not the largest, with 0.82x magnification, features dioptre correction, and there is a soft rubber surround, making it comfortable to use both with or without glasses.

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Menus – The new guided menu system can quite easily be switched off if you’re already used to Canon’s menu systems. If you’re not, the guided menu system is clear and easy to use, with brighter text and larger icons. If you go for the standard menu system, this is clear and well laid out, and you can use the touch-screen with both menu systems. The Q button gives quick access to settings, and these can also be changed with the touch-screen.

Wi-Fi features – Setting up a connection to your smartphone or tablet is relatively easy. As the app, Canon Camera Connect, guides you through the process making it as easy as possible for you. Once set up, it’s easy to transfer images over, as well as remotely control the camera. You can also use the app to add location information to your photos. 

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Battery life – Battery life is rated at 800 shots according to Canon / CIPA test results, which is very good and an improvement over the 600 shots possible on the 800D. This should save you money, as you’re less likely to need to invest in a second battery, although it’s worth noting that battery life is reduced in live-view, so you may still want a spare battery handy.

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Canon EOS R5 and Canon RF 100-500mm f/4.5-7.1: First Impressions With Bird Wildlife Photography

Canon EOS R5 and Canon RF 100-500mm f/4.5-7.1: First Impressions With Bird Wildlife Photography

I’ve had the Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM lens for a couple of years now, and it’s my favorite lens. Canon has recently introduced an RF version improvement of this lens in the form of a 100-500mm f/f/4.5-7.1 L IS USM lens.

In this video from Mark Smith, he gives his first impressions of both the Canon R5 and the new 100-500mm lens. The R5 is an excellent camera featuring a 45-megapixel sensor, and when paired with the RF 100-500mm lens, I’m sure it will be incredible.

Bird photography can be challenging, presenting many situations that make accurate focus difficult. Mark points out a few of these situations in this video. Mark’s extraordinary storytelling abilities make this first impression video not only informative but also entertaining.

A close friend of mine recently picked up the Canon R5, and the images he has captured look fantastic. I really do believe that the Canon R5 is one of the biggest leaps in technology that Canon has produced in quite a few years.

I’m hoping to purchase the Canon R5 soon, and I really do think it’s going to be my workhorse for years to come. As for the lens, I’m probably going to shoot my 100-400mm lens for a while, as the 100-500mm is a bit on the expensive side.

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The Canon EOS R6 and RF 28-70mm f/2L: A Versatile Combination

The Canon EOS R6 and RF 28-70mm f/2L: A Versatile Combination

Canon’s new mirrorless cameras and lenses have hit the market in a fury, offering superlative features and groundbreaking designs. If you are looking for a great combination for portraiture work, check out this fantastic video featuring the Canon EOS R6 and RF 28-70mm f/2L on a portrait shoot.

Coming to you from Julia Trotti, this excellent video takes a look at the Canon EOS R6 in tandem with the RF 28-70mm f/2L lens. No doubt, the EOS R5 is an amazing camera, but 45 megapixels can be a bit of overkill for a lot of work, and one must also consider the increased demands on storage and processing such high resolutions entail. On the other hand, the 20 megapixels offered by the EOS R6 are very much a sweet spot for a lot of work. And when it comes to the RF 28-70mm f/2L, it is undoubtedly an expensive and extreme lens, but with its unique f/2 aperture, it has the potential to replace a bag full of prime lenses, saving a lot of size and weight and potentially justifying its cost depending on your needs. Check out the video above for Trotti’s full thoughts. 

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Looking Back at the Canon EOS 20D, and How Does It Compare to Today’s Modern Cameras?

Looking Back at the Canon EOS 20D, and How Does It Compare to Today’s Modern Cameras?

I started my digital photography with a Sony compact camera, and after a few years I upgraded to the Canon EOS 20D. I loved this camera and used it shoot many great photos. How does it compare to our modern cameras?

Once I made the decision to sell my analog cameras and lenses. I replaced it with the amazing Sony DSC-F505v, my first digital camera. I don’t know if that was a wise decision, but that doesn’t matter now. A few years later I had the opportunity to replace the Sony for a real digital DSLR camera. After many hours of contemplating, I chose the Nikon D70. It seemed to be the best choice until the salesman gave me the Canon EOS 20D. That was the moment I knew this was the right camera for me. It had the perfect user interface, button layout, and a very convenient rotating dial on the back.

I used this great camera for many years. I used it for landscapes, weddings, concerts, and lots more. I bought lenses, a flashgun, a tripod, and I loved it all. But when I upgraded to the Canon EOS 1D Mark III, the Canon EOS 20D was left in the closet, only to be taken out when I needed a second camera body. After I got a second hand Canon EOS 5D, I removed the battery from the EOS 20D, and forgot about it.

It got a second life for a short while when my girlfriend started photography. She used it for a year, but after she chose a camera of her own, the Canon EOS 20D was never looked at again. Until now.

The Canon EOS 20D After 15 Years

Recently I have been reviewing the Canon EOS R5 and Canon EOS R6. These modern cameras are amazing. They are marvels of technology, with lots of options that make photographing so much easier. When I played with these modern digital cameras I remembered the old digital DSLR that I bought so many years ago.

Let’s do a little recap. The Canon EOS 20D has a APS-C CMOS sensor with 8.5 million pixels. It was capable of shooting reasonable images with ISO 1,600, and had most of the features that we take for granted today. It has no live view and no film function. The viewfinder had a 95% coverage with a 0.9x magnification. The autofocus worked up to -0.5EV, and there were 9 AF points available. It shot up to 5 frames per second with a buffer for 6 raw files, or 23 JPEGs. It takes almost 13 seconds before the buffer is cleared. The TFT-LCD screen measured 1.8” and had 118,000 pixels. It was an amazing camera, for that time and era.

The Canon EOS 20D Next to the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

So I took it out of the closet, found the battery, a small 8 GB CF card, and powered it on. That is when I realized how much has changed over the years. I placed it beside my Canon EOS 5D Mark IV and looked at the differences. I know, the comparison is not the most honest one. After all, the Canon EOS 20D has a crop sensor while the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV is full frame camera. They’re different cameras in that regard. Nevertheless, let’s look at the two next to each other.

1. The LCD Screen

The 1.8” screen is really small compared to the 3” we have nowadays. I found it difficult to read the menu on the Canon EOS 20D and wondered why we ever thought it was a very capable screen size. The resolution makes it possible to see the pixels, and the brightness of the screen falls short compared to the modern ones. There is no live view, no articulating screen, no touchscreen. And to be honest, it is nearly impossible to check the focus of your image.

2. The Button Layout

Canon has managed to keep the overall button layout. Modern DSLR cameras of this type have similar buttons on the left, and the large rotation dial has survived over the years. On the Canon EOS 20D I used the asterisk button as the back button focus. Today the back button focus is a dedicated button.

The size of the modern LCD screens had some impact on the position of the buttons, but if you are used to the layout of the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV, you will have no problem operating the Canon EOS 20D. The newer Canon mirrorless full frame cameras are the first that have a completely different button layout.

3. Using the Canon EOS 20D

I looked at the menu of the Canon 20D and remembered how it all started. It is a long list of settings, divided into three colors. It featured a rudimentary custom settings menu to change the behavior of the camera. There was no possibility of changing the function of buttons, except the back button focus setting. The text is small because of the screen size. Canon had a dedicated button to jump between the three groups of settings.

Looking through the viewfinder was surprising too. I felt like looking through a small hole. It is nothing like the large bright viewfinder of the full frame Canon EOS 5D Mark IV. The information inside the viewfinder is limited to the exposure settings, AE lock, and focus confirmation. And I missed the ISO setting, one of the shortcomings of that camera.

Pushing the shutter release button is not as smooth as modern cameras. You have to push the button relatively hard in order to take the picture. To be honest, because of this I ended up with lots of camera shake when pressing the shutter release button. You can almost feel the mirror moving, and I remembered how great the mirror lockup function was. You had to dive into the custom function menu to activate it.

Photographing With the Canon EOS 20D and the Results

When I took the camera for some autumn shots, I realized how great this camera still is. It has a good size and weight, even with the battery grip, and photographing with it is fun. I had to use the viewfinder as the only option to see what I was photographing. No live view, no touch screen, just a small viewfinder.

The dark forest environment forced me to use ISO 400 and ISO 800 a lot. I had to check the ISO level on the top LCD screen on a regular basis because I missed the ISO information in the viewfinder. I realized how much easier it has become to use a camera nowadays. The large LCD screens have become an important tool in my photography, something I also missed while photographing landscapes with the Canon EOS 20D.

When post-processing the images in Lightroom Classic I was struck by the differences in quality compared with the results from modern sensors. Especially the dynamic range of modern cameras has gained an enormous boost. Even the images that were shot with ISO 100 or ISO 200 showed a lot of noise when shadows were raised. When shooting landscapes with the Canon EOS 20D I was forced to use exposure bracketing more often.

Besides these things, the results were pretty good. You have to take the low resolution into account, but these images are still very useful. I just cannot rely on the dynamic range to rescue dark parts in the image. 

What I Have Learned From Photographing With the Canon EOS 20D

I found shooting with a 15-year-old Canon EOS 20D very enlightened. It is amazing how this camera was considered a  good one, especially if you compare the options with that of modern cameras. To be honest, it made me realize how wonderful cameras are today. It made me appreciate all the things we take for granted much more.

Not only the modern 3″ high-resolution LCD screens are amazing, but also the possibilities that are built into the cameras. Another thing that struck me is the improvements that are made on ergonomics, and the materials that are being used for the camera body. There are many other improvements that make the use of a camera more enjoyable, like a hinged memory card door, and customizable buttons. Also the speed and buffer of the camera are much improved. But most of all, the dynamic range of modern sensors is something we could only dream of back in 2005. Recovering shadows was something to avoid back then. Now it is part of a normal post-processing workflow.

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If you have the possibility to use one of the first generations DSLR camera yourself, I definitely can advise you to do so. Unless you are forced to push the boundaries of dynamic range, these cameras will produce great images. At the same time, it will make you appreciate your modern camera even more. I know I did. If you are curious about the Canon EOS 20D, I can advise you to read the review that is still available on dpreview.

What do you think about using such an old camera, and compare it with a similar modern camera? Please leave your opinion in the comment below.

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Photographer Reviews the RF 50mm f/1.8 STM on the Canon EOS RP

Photographer Reviews the RF 50mm f/1.8 STM on the Canon EOS RP

Canon Ambassador Irene Rudnyk has posted a review of the recently-announced Canon RF 50mm f/1.8 where she compares it to the old EF version from a build-quality perspective as well as shows the quality of the images she was able to produce with it.

Photographer Reviews the RF 50mm f/1.8 STM on the Canon EOS RP 3

As a fan of the original EF version, Rudnyk was excited to shoot with the new RF 50mm f/1.8 STM lens on the EOS RP, Canon’s budget mirrorless camera. The total value of her setup was about $1,200, which is pretty cheap for access to a full-frame sensor and wide aperture of f/1.8.


For comparison purposes, Rudnyk took a few images with a much more expensive setup: the EOS R5 and the RF 50mm f/1.2 lens.

Photographer Reviews the RF 50mm f/1.8 STM on the Canon EOS RP 6

There is a clear difference between the two images, but with such a giant gap in price that is to be expected. That said, Rudnyk’s photo with the cheaper setup still looks really good and is a testament to the equipment as well as the philosophy that it’s less about the gear and more about how it is used.

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“When it comes to close-up portraits, you won’t see a big visual difference between the cheaper f/1.8 lens and the more expensive f/1.2,” Rudnyk says. “But you really start noticing differences when you step back for full body shots. If you want to get the most out of the f/1.8, I suggest to stay close to your subject or place them further from the background.”

Photographer Reviews the RF 50mm f/1.8 STM on the Canon EOS RP 15

Rudnyk shows that there are indeed limitations to the f/1.8 lens, but they can be overcome and the results you can get out of the inexpensive lens can be quite attractive. Considering the difference in price between the 50mm f/1.8 and the 50mm f/1.2 L is $2,000, it’s likely many photographers will opt for the $200 lens, especially if they are just starting out.

For more from Rudnyk, check out her Instagram or subscribe to her YouTube Channel.

(via Canon Watch)

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Canon Officially Launches EOS Webcam Utility Software for MacOS and Windows

Canon Officially Launches EOS Webcam Utility Software for MacOS and Windows

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Hot on the heels of Nikon’s official webcam software release, Canon has announced its free full production version of the EOS Webcam Utility Software for both macOS and Windows, bringing with it compatibility for 43 EOS and PowerShot cameras and 14 video conferencing services.

Now officially out of beta, the software converts compatible Canon EOS interchangeable lens and PowerShot cameras into high-quality webcams for supported video conferencing services and streaming.

While Nikon’s software was brought out of Beta on November 4, 2020 and supports several popular interchangeable lens cameras and the most popular video conferencing services, it doesn’t include all of Nikon’s most recent cameras and none of its CoolPix line of point and shoots. The software is also limited in its compatibility with all the video conferencing services available.

Canon has gone above and beyond in this regard, bringing support to more cameras and more conferencing services than Nikon by a considerable margin.

The software supports 43 different Canon DSLR, mirrorless, and compact cameras from the EOS-1D X Mark I, II, and III, through a range of Rebel, EOS M, EOS R, and even three of the company’s PowerShot point and shoot cameras. The entire list can be viewed here, but what is clear is that if you own a Canon digital camera purchased in the last several years, it’s highly likely to be compatible with the Webcam Utility.

The Canon EOS Webcam Utility also supports 14 video conferencing services: Cisco Webex, Facebook Messenger, Streamlabs OBS, Discord, Microsoft Teams, YouTube Live, Facebook Live, Open Broadcaster Software, ZOOM, Hangouts, Skype, Apple FaceTime, Hangouts Meet, and Slack.

There are no limitations with what services are available between macOS and Windows, in contrast to Nikon’s service which does not support Microsoft Teams on macOS.

You can download the free production software for either macOS or Windows here.


Image credits: Header photo by Canon.

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Is the Canon EOS R6 the Best All-Around Mirrorless Camera?

Is the Canon EOS R6 the Best All-Around Mirrorless Camera?

No doubt, the Canon EOS R5 is a fantastically powerful camera, but it is also on the more expensive side of things, and it might have more features than you actually need. The EOS R6 contains a lot of the advanced capabilities of its big cousin but comes in at a much more affordable price. Does that make it the best all-around mirrorless camera? This great video review takes a look at how the R6 holds up after a few months.

Coming to you from Hyun Ralph Jeong, this fantastic video review takes a look at the new Canon EOS R6 and how it holds up after a few months of usage. While the EOS R5 is undoubtedly a fantastic camera, a lot of people do not really need 8K raw video or 45-megapixel images, and the added storage and processing requirements can cause issues as well. On the other hand, the R6 still offers the impressive autofocus and continuous burst rate capabilities of the R5, but with more manageable 4K video (up to 60 fps) and a more standard 20-megapixel sensor, all at a more affordable price ($2,499). Altogether, the R6 looks to be a fantastic all-around option; check out the video above for the full rundown. 

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Canon Firmware 1.1.1 Makes a ‘Huge Improvement’ to EOS R6 Overheating

Canon Firmware 1.1.1 Makes a 'Huge Improvement' to EOS R6 Overheating

Jordan Drake and Richard Butler at DPReview recently put the latest Canon EOS R6 firmware update to the test, and what they found is extremely promising. The update more or less solves the overheating issues in “regular” shooting scenarios, and marks a “huge improvement” in overall overheating performance.

As with the EOS R5 ‘overheating’ update that was released some time ago, firmware version 1.1.1 for the EOS R6 mainly impacts recovery times by taking more frequent temp readings and more aggressively factoring in ambient temperatures.

Compared to his (nighmarish) experience shooting a full review video with the EOS R6 a couple of months ago, Drake’s updated review unit was able to record for almost twice as long after just half the recovery time. This was made even better when placing the camera on an ice pack, which cut that recovery time in half once more.

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What’s more, when testing the camera side-by-side against an EOS R6 using firmware 1.0, the difference was even more impressive. Using a cycle of 10 minutes shooting followed by a 5 minute cool down, the Version 1.0 camera overheated after capturing about 40 minutes; in comparison, the version 1.1.1 camera was able to record for nearly 2 hours, even though they stopped doing “cool downs” after 45 minutes of recording.

“There’s two main takeaways from these tests that we’ve run,” explains Drake. “The first one is that the ambient temperature does definitely have more of an impact […] the other big takeaway is you’re gonna get a lot more record time on this camera before an overheat if you shoot the way most people actually do.”

Is overheating still going to be an issue in some situations? Probably. You still have to power down the camera between shots to cool it down, and hot ambient temps will hurt performance. But this update brings it up to the spec that many video shooters were probably expecting when the Canon EOS R6 first launched, and that’s a big deal.

Check out the full video up top, or head over to DPReview for an in-depth look at all the overheating tests that they did comparing Firmware 1.0 to Firmware 1.1.1. And if you own an R6, we suggest you click here and update your camera ASAP.

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Canon Will Definitely Release an APS-C Sensor EOS R Camera in 2021: Report

Canon Will Definitely Release an APS-C Sensor EOS R Camera in 2021: Report

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For many months, the Canon rumor mill has been split on whether or not a crop-sensor EOS R camera would ever be announced. Some said yes, others scoffed, but finally a reliable source has “confirmed” that this camera is indeed coming, and it will arrive next year.

The report comes from Canon Rumors, who has been trying to track down some sort of confirmation of this news for months. According to CR, an APS-C sensor RF mount camera is definitely coming, and it’s scheduled to be released in the 2nd half of 2021, though there will not be any RF-S lenses to go along with it.

It will reportedly be the smallest EOS R camera in the lineup, even smaller than the EOS RP, and will be targeted at sports shooters and videographers. That probably means lightning-quick continuous shooting speeds, high-speed video frame rates, and Dual Pixel AF II; and, in fact, CR’s source confirmed that last spec.

By the sounds of it, what we have here is a mirrorless 7D series camera that will compete with the likes of the Nikon D500 and the upcoming Pentax K-3 Mark III. It also provides a hint at how Canon plans to keep the EOS M and EOS R lineups separate: focusing its high-end APS-C aspirations on the RF mount and letting the EOS M series handle the rest. After all, there’s no need to design cheaper, slower RF-S lenses if this is going to be a baby R5.

That’s all we know for now, but with at least 8 months standing between us and this camera announcement, expect more details to emerge in the new year.

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