It appears Canon is indeed going to release an EOS R with APS-C sensor. Or…
This was posted to Chinese Xitek forum (translated) back in November 2013 by a user claiming these are the specs of the successor of the Canon PowerShot G1 X, the “G1 X Mark II” (unusual moniker for a compact camera):
- Same design as the G1X, with a slightly longer lens
- DIGIC 6 Image Processor
- 24 – 120mm f/2.8-5.8 lens
- 20.2MP 1.5″ CMOS sensor
- New optical zoom viewfinder with better image quality
- 3.0″ LCD touch screen with 922,000 dots
The camera could indeed be announced for CP+.
Take this with a big grain of salt, although it is true that in the past there have been leaks on Xitek.
The Powershot G1 X is somewhat unique in the overall Canon line-up. The G1 X features a sensor that is 20% smaller than the sensors Canon uses in APS-C DSLRs, and it is a bit larger than the 4/3 size used by Olympus and Panasonic, and it is more than 4x the size of the Fujifilm X10‘s sensor.