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Most recent Camera updates (firmware etc.)

  • Nikon mirrorless Z camera system 26th April 2021Nikon full frame mirrorless cameras Z6 and Z7 and lenses. Latest information and firmware updates for Nikon's Z camera system
  • Canon EOS R3 development 14th April 2021Canon have released a 'development announcement' for the EOS R3, a professional level model for the EOS R mirrorless range positioned above the R5
  • Canon 1D X Mk3 information 30th March 2021Information and reviews for the Canon EOS 1D X mark III camera. The MkIII replacement for the 1DX 2. Specifications and camera review info
  • Nikon Z9 development 10th March 2021Nikon have announced development of the first flagship camera for the Nikon Z mount: The Nikon Z 9. The full-frame (Nikon FX-format) mirrorless camera is scheduled for release in 2021
  • EOS 5D Mark 4 20th October 2020Information about the 5D mk4, Canon's replacement for the EOS 5D Mark 3
Printer speculation and news

All rumours, product info and updates

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All Canon and general camera/lens info. and speculation

Rumours sorted by date – most recent fist

  • Canon RF / EF Lenses – rumours and news 29th June 2021Lens information. Rumours, patents, and product launch news for EF and RF lenses. Includes information about third party lenses that can be used with Canon EF and RF mount cameras
  • Canon EOS R3 camera information 26th June 2021Canon EOS R3 mirrorless camera rumours / information. Updates, specifications, testing, reviews and other EOS R3 related information
  • EOS R and Mirrorless camera rumours 17th June 2021Mirrorless camera rumours for Canon EOS R and other camera makes. Includes news and speculation about any new cameras in the mirrorless category
  • Medium format rumours, Canon & others 19th May 2021Medium format rumours and news. Incl. Canon
  • Canon camera rumours and information 18th May 2021Canon rumours/patents and misc. information (incl. other makes). General camera industry information
  • EOS RS/R5s camera rumours 5th May 2021Rumours for Canon EOS RS or R5s a mirrorless version of the 5Ds series cameras. High megapixel mirrorless - Replacement for the 5Ds and 5Ds R

All our Canon cameras (current/discontinued), updates/firmware and info

Canon camera info by model

  • Canon EOS R3 development 14th April 2021Canon have released a 'development announcement' for the EOS R3, a professional level model for the EOS R mirrorless range positioned above the R5
  • Canon 1D X Mk3 information 30th March 2021Information and reviews for the Canon EOS 1D X mark III camera. The MkIII replacement for the 1DX 2. Specifications and camera review info
  • EOS 5D Mark 4 20th October 2020Information about the 5D mk4, Canon's replacement for the EOS 5D Mark 3
  • Canon EOS 6D mk2 20th October 20206D mk2 full frame Canon DSLR
  • EOS M50 mkII 14th October 2020Information, reviews, news and firmware updates for the Canon EOS M50 Mk2 24MP mirrorless camera with EF-M lens mount. 4k (24P) video
  • EOS C70 4K video camera announced 24th September 2020Canon have announced the EOS C70 4K video camera - The device is the first R mount Cinema EOS camera with a Super 35m format sensor giving 16+ Stops of Total Dynamic Range
Archive - any rumour, any make, any news... everything since 2004
Archived rumour pages for everything – sorted by most recent update

Camera and lens tests, reviews and how-to articles

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Camera tests, AF adjustment, software, sensor sizes and battery info

Camera information articles

  • Replacement Canon camera battery guide 1st September 2020EOS Canon Camera batteries. Short guide to the range of batteries used in Canon EOS DSLR cameras for power and maintenance of date and time
  • USB Charging the EOS RP 14th March 2019USB Charging the EOS RP camera from a battery pack. Using a portable Lithium battery pack to charge the EOS RP via USB C PD
  • Install Canon camera software without CD 13th September 2018Installing Canon camera software without the CD. What to do if you've lost your original CD and need to re-install software
  • Camera AF Microadjustment 1st February 2013Checking for front or back focus with camera AF. Fine-tuning camera autofocus setup. AF Microadjustment without special tools or the need to spend any money.

Canon camera tests/experiments by Keith

  • Video: A look at the EOS R5 21st September 2020Keith Cooper looks at the Canon EOS R5 mirrorless camera and compares it with the Canon EOS 5Ds he uses for his day to day work (22mins)
  • Looking at the Canon R5 camera 21st September 2020Keith Cooper looks at the Canon EOS R5 45MP mirrorless camera, from the POV of an architectural photographer, including extensive use of tilt shift lenses
  • Video: The Canon R5 arrives for testing 10th September 2020Keith Cooper unboxes the Canon EOS R5 mirrorless camera and lenses (incl. tilt/shift) on loan from Canon for testing as a stills camera (5mins)
  • Detailed Panasonic S1R camera review 6th June 2019Panasonic Lumix S1R usage review. Using the 47MP full frame mirrorless camera with special emphasis on the 187MP multi-shot high resolution mode and support of third party specialist lenses.
  • Review: Using the Canon EOS RP 2nd April 2019Camera usage review: Using the full frame 26MP Canon EOS RP mirrorless camera. Features and real life use for a long time Canon DSLR user. How it performs and what needs doing to make it even better
  • Using the Canon EOS RP 2nd April 2019Keith looks at the EOS RP. A Canon DSLR user tries out the Canon EOS RP 26MP FF mirrorless camera - how is it to use, what settings work, and what needs doing for 'pro' use
Camera sensor sizes

Type Diagonal (mm) Width (mm) Height (mm) Area (mm2) Crop factor
1/10" 1.60 1.28 0.96 1.23  ??
1/8" 2.00 1.60 1.20 1.92 21.65
1/6" 3.00 2.40 1.80 4.32 14.14
1/4" 4.50 3.60 2.7 7.68 10.83
1/3.6" 5.00 4.00 3.00 12.0 8.65
1/3.2" 5.68 4.54 3.42 15.50 7.61
1/3" 6.00 4.80 3.60 17.30 7.21
1/2.7" 6.72 5.37 4.04 21.70 6.44
1/2.5" 7.18 5.76 4.29 24.70 6.02
1/2.3" 7.70 6.16 4.62 28.50 5.62
1/2" 8.00 6.40 4.80 30.70 5.41
1/1.8" 8.93 7.18 5.32 38.20 4.84
1/1.7" 9.50 7.60 5.70 43.30 4.55
1/1.6" 10.07 8.08 6.01 48.56 4.3
2/3" 11.00 8.80 6.60 58.10 3.93
Super 16mm 14.54 12.52 7.41 92.80 2.97
Nikon CX 15.86 13.20 8.80 116 2.81
1" 16.00 12.80 9.60 123 2.73
m4/3 · 4/3" (Four Thirds) 21.60 17.30 13 225 2.00
Sigma Foveon X3 24.90 20.70 13.80 286 1.74
Canon APS-C 26.70 22.20 14.80 329 1.62
General APS-C (Nikon, Pentax, Sony/Minolta, Samsung) 28.2-28.4 23.6-23.7 15.60 368-370 1.52-1.54
Canon APS-H 33.50 27.90 18.60 519 1.29
35mm Full-frame, Nikon D3, Nikon D700 43.2-43.3 36 23.9-24.3 860-864 1.0
Leica S2 54 45 30 1350 0.80
Pentax 645D 55 44 33 1452 0.78
Kodak KAF 39000 CCD 61.30 49 36.80 1803 0.71
Leaf AFi 10 66.57 56 36 2016 0.65
Phase One P 65+, IQ160, IQ180 67.40 53.90 40.40 2178 0.64
All lens info, review, articles & tests (all makes)

Lens articles, reviews and tests

  • Using old lenses on a modern DSLR/mirrorless camera 11th April 2020Lens adapters allow you to use old lenses on a modern DSLR or mirrorless camera. Many old lenses work very well if you can live without autofocus. Performance varies, but it's possible to learn lot of use for the rest of your photography
  • Laowa 100mm f/2.8 2X Ultra-Macro APO review 7th May 2019Review and testing the Laowa 100mm f/2.8 2x macro lens. Canon EF mount manual focus medium telephoto 100mm lens from Venus Optics. Tests include the Panasonic S1R in it high resolution 187MP mode.
  • Canon camera mounts and change 4th September 2018Canon camera mounts and change. Canon FD, EF, EF-S, EF-M and RF. How does it affect your photography and does it really matter. What does the RF mount mean for APS-C cameras - does anyone really keep their old 18-55 lenses?
  • Setting the tilt axis for tilt-shift lenses 2nd August 2018Setting the tilt axis for tilt-shift lenses to an arbitrary angle other than vertical or horizontal, so as to match the desired plane of focus for subjects. ideal for product photography where simple untilted depth of field is not good enough.
  • Canon TS-E 24mm 3.5L II review 11th July 2018Review of the Canon TS-E 24mm F3.5L II tilt/shift lens. Looking at lens performance, features and how and why you would use it. Comparison with the original Canon TS-E24mm lens
  • Canon TS-E17mm f4L review 5th July 2018Canon TS-E17mm f4L ultra wide tilt/shift lens review and usage guide. How using a lens with shift and tilt can make a huge difference to your photography

Lens information articles on our

Lens information and rumour archives

  • Canon RF24-105 F4-7 13th February 2020Canon have announced the RF24-105mm F4-7.1 IS STM lens. A lightweight image stabilised zoom lens for the EOS RF mount. Available as a kit lens option for the EOS RP
  • Canon RF lenses 15-35 and 24-70 28th August 2019Canon has announced the details for two RF lenses: the RF 15-35mm F2.8L IS USM and RF 24-70mm F2.8L IS USM. Both include dust and weather resistance, and a stated 5 stops of optical image stabilisation.
  • Canon RF 24-240mm F4-6.3 IS USM 9th July 2019Canon have announced the RF 24-240mm F4-6.3 IS USM zoom lens for the RF mount. It will cost £900/$900 and be available for September 2019. Also available as a kit option for the EOS RP
  • Three new Tamron lenses announced 20th February 2019Tamron have announced three new lenses, due mid 2019. Two Nikon/canon mount SP 35mm F1.4, 35-150mm F2.8-4 and E-mount 17-28mm F2.8 III
  • Nikon Z 24-70mm F2.8 S 14th February 2019Nikkor Z 24-70mm F2.8 S lens announced for the Nikon Z mirrorless camera system. 17 elements, 15 groups Due April 2019
  • Sigma compatibility notes for Canon RF 27th October 2018Sigma lens compatibility notes for Canon RF mount cameras and Sigma lenses (connected via EF->RF lens mount adapter)

Nikon / Sony info

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All our Nikon & Sony information - cameras and lenses

Camera info/news/updates by model

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All of our printer information, articles and reviews - All makes + Epson timeline

Epson printer timeline

Size Ink 00 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 2019 2020
1 2 3 4
A3+ 10*                                   P700
9-1                                 SC-P600    
9-1                       R3000                
8+1               R2400 R2880                    
8*           R1800 R1900 R2000 P400    
7+1       2100/2200                                  
6   2000P                                        
17" 10*                                   P900
9-1                 SP3800 SP3880 P800    
11-1                           SP4900 P5000        
8+1           SP4000 SP4800 SP4880                    
24" 12*                                            P7500
11-1                     SP7900 P7000        
9-1                           SP7890 P6000        
8+1               SP7800 SP7880                  
7+1          SP7600                              

Ink switching - Total number of inks shown

  • +1 denotes need to physically swap Mk/Pk ink carts.
  • -1 indicates Mk/Pk ink switch, only one active at any time
  • * indicates no Mk/Pk black ink switching

Links are to reviews of the printer by Keith Cooper.

Printer articles – tips and info
  • Printer Test Images 25th April 2021Collection of printer test images - colour and monochrome (black and white). Test photos for printer and monitor checking.
  • Video: Epson XP-15000 review 13th March 2021Keith Cooper looks at the Epson XP-15000 A3+ (13" width) printer for making colour and B&W photo prints at up to 13" width. With double sided printing for plain paper documents and envelopes it has a paper tray for plain paper. (13m 40s)
  • Video: Big prints – more than larger paper 11th February 2021Keith looks at why making larger prints needs much more attention to your photography and image editing, and why it's not just printing on bigger sheets of paper. How we see prints and their detail at different sizes and how it affects what compositions may or may not work. (9m 30s)
  • Video: Getting a larger printer A3+ and A2 sizes 9th February 2021Keith looks at some of the questions people ask when looking to get a larger (13"/17") printer for their photo prints. How often should you print and should you leave the power switched on? The use of ink for maintenance and cleaning is mentioned, along with why it is rarely 'wasted' ink. (9m 30s)
  • Video: Do you really need a new printer? 7th February 2021Keith looks at when getting a new printer is worthwhile and when it might not be. Is that new photo printer you're looking at enough of a change , or do you just need to take better photos? (11m 20s)
  • Video: Printing to improve your photography 19th January 2021Keith looks at printing your own photos, and how it can improve all of your photography skills. The basics of starting to print, including getting print that look more like what you are seeing on screen and what papers to start with(10m 30s)

Detailed printer reviews

  • Video: What are ICC paper profiles for 15th July 2021How the right ICC printer profiles help you make better and more consistent prints of your photos. Why printer profiles don't make all papers look the same and why your choice of paper has so much bearing on the final look of the print (15 mins)
  • Video: Epson ET-8550 Review 27th June 2021Review: Keith Cooper looks at the Epson ET-8550 EcoTank printer - A3+/13 inch width. Review covers features, capabilities and print quality (46m 34s) Includes links to all of Keith's ET-8550 related videos
  • Epson XP-15000 printer review 5th March 2021Keith Cooper's review of the Epson XP-15000 printer for photo printing, The A3+ or 13" width printer uses dye based inks with an extra red and grey ink. The review concentrates on using the printer for high quality photo output rather than it's 'office printer' functionality
  • Canon PRO-200 printer review 14th January 2021Detailed Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-300 printer review. Keith tests the PRO-300 pigment ink printer with a range of glossy and fine-art media, including panoramic prints up to 990mm (~39") long
  • Epson SC-P900 printer review 19th November 2020Detailed review of the Epson SC-P900 17" (A2) pigment ink printer with sheet feed and optional powered roll paper holder. It has 10 inks and no matte/photo black ink switching
  • Epson SC-P700 printer review 26th August 2020Detailed review of the Epson SC-P700 13" (A3+) pigment ink printer with sheet feed and roll paper holder. 10 inks and no matte/photo black ink switching
Printer information/update pages
  • Canon PRO-200 printer announced 22nd October 2020Canon Pixma PRO-200 printer is announced. The A3+ 13" printer uses a dye based ink set with 8 inks, with enhanced colour and black density. It replaces the PRO-100 printer
  • Canon PRO-300 printer announced 9th July 2020Canon have announced the A3+ ImagePROGRAF PRO-300 13" pigment ink desktop printer. The successor to the PIXMA PRO-10S. Uses 10 inks including a colour optimising clearcoat
  • Epson P700 and P900 printers announced 14th March 2020Epson UK announce the SureColor SC-P700 and SC- P900 printers, replacements for the 13" (A3+) Epson P600 and 17" (A2) Epson P800. Both have new designs for roll paper support and no black ink switching
  • Canon PRO-2100, 4100, 6100 printers 10th October 2019Canon have announced the PRO-2100, 4100 and 6100 large format printers (24", 44" and 60" width), looking to improve print workflow and efficiency. Available in 12 colour and 8 colour 'S' versions
  • Epson P7500 and P9500 printers 3rd October 2019Epson announces P7500 and P9500 12 colour large format printers. 24 inch and 44 inch width printers with hew 12 colour ink set and no black switching. Printers also referred to as P7570 and P9570 in some regions
  • HP Launches new Designjet Z series 22nd May 2018HP has launched a new Designjet Z series of large format printers. The Z6 and Z9+ printers are aimed at photos graphics and technical printing. Printers will be available in June/July
Everything ... Archived rumours/info - going back to 2004
Archived rumour pages – sorted by most recent update

Canon camera timeline

  Crop  00 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 2018 2019 2020 2021
            1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4
Best Full       1Ds 1Ds II 1Ds III 1D X 1DX II 1DX III
1.3     1D 1D II 1D IIn 1D III 1D IV                    
vid.                             1D C          
High Full                               5Ds/5Dsr
            5D 5D II 5D III 5D IV
1.6                   7D 7D Mk II        
'Better'  Full                                               6D 6D 2
1.6 D30 D60 10D 20D 30D 40D 50D 60D 70D 80D 90D
Mid 1.6         300D
Kiss N
Kiss X
760D T6s 77D
        750D T6i 800D T7i 850D T8i
Micro 1.6                                 100D SL1 X7 200D SL2 250D
Entry 1.6                   1000D / XS / F 1100D / T3 / X50 1200D T5 X70 1300D T6 2000D T7
EOS R Full                               R5
                              EOS R
                              EOS RP
EF-M 1.6                               M5
                              M50 M50 II
                            M M2 M3 M6 M6 II
                              M10 M100 M200

Note: dates start in announcement quarter, not shipping dates. Video capable 4k 8k

Digic | Digic 2 | Digic 3 dual | Digic 4 dual | Digic 5 dual | Digic 6 dual | Digic 7 dual | Digic 8 dual | Digic X dual

Nikon Camera timeline

Size 99 00 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 2020 2021
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4
FX r                     D3X                  
FX s                   D3 D3S D4 D4S D5 D6
DX r   D1 D1X D2X D2XS                            
DX s     D1H D2H D2HS                            
**** FX                     D700 D800(E) D810 D850
DX       D100 D200 D300 D300S D500
*** FX                                   D750 D780
                              D600 D610    
DX           D70 D70s D80 D90 D7000 D7100 D7200 D7500
**               D50        
FX                                       Z7 Z7 II
                                      Z6 Z6 II
DX                                         Z50

Video capable 4k No focus motor

Sony E/A timeline

E mount Level Format 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4
Alpha (α) Flagship FF                 α9 
Sensitivity           α7S  α7S II 
Resolution         α7R  α7R II  α7R III 
High-End         α7  α7 II  α7 III 
Advanced APS-C     NEX-7  α6000  α6500 
Mid-range       NEX-6    α6300  α6400 
Upper-entry NEX-5/NEX-5C NEX-5N NEX-5R NEX-5T α5100
Entry-level NEX-3 NEX-C3 NEX-F3 NEX-3N α5000
DSLR-style         α3000  α3500 
SmartShot           QX1

5-axis in-body image stabilization (bold),
Auto-lock Accessory Shoe, Multi Interface Shoe, 4K resolution video

A mount Sensor 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
- - - - - - - - - - - - 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4
Professional FF           α900   α99  α99 II 
High-end APS-C DG-7D      α700       α77  α77 II 
Midrange                 α65      α68 
Upper-entry               α55  α57           
      α100     α550 α580      α58 
    DG-5D         α500 α560               
Entry-level               α33  α35  α37           
        α350 α380 α390              
        α300 α330                
        α200 α230 α290              

Single-lens translucent (SLT) camera | 5-axis in-body image stabilization (bold)
HD video capable (Video AF) | Dual phase-detection AF (italic)

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