What To Expect From Canon In 2019 (80D/7D2 replacement, new EOS M)

Eos M5

Another mention suggesting Canon is set to replace both the EOS 80D and the EOS 7D Mark II with one camera. There might be no EOS 7D Mark III. The DSLR replacing the EOS 80D and 7D Mark II is expected by August 2019.

What’s new is that Canon might announce a new, feature rich and aggressively specced EOS M camera. Hopefully this will put an end to the “EOS R with APS-C sensor” speculations. The EOS M is Canon’s APS-C system and we think it is highly unlikely an EOS R camera with crop sensor will ever surface.

We also expect a new EOS R camera towards the end of 2019. According to our sources it will feature a high resolution sensor.

Finally, there are still five RF lenses that Canon has already announced both not yet released.

All EOS 7D Mark III rumors listed here, EOS 90D rumors listed here.

Stay tuned.

Source: Canon Rumors

Canon EOS 7D Series Reached End of Life And To Be Replaced By Mirrorless Camera?

Eos 7d Mark Ii

We mentioned a few times that Canon might replace both the EOS 80D and the EOS 7D Mark II with one camera for both, killing both line-ups in favour of a new camera.

Now a new rumor confirms partially what we reported. The Canon EOS 7D Mark II might be the last of its kind. It’s suggested Canon will replace the EOS 7D Mark II with a mirrorless offering, i.e. an EOS R model with an APS-C sensor. But is an EOS R with crop sensor really something that might happen?

Apparently retailers are worried to lose customers of the highly popular EOS 7D Mark II, especially because these folks are more likely to buy more and more expensive lenses. More than users of Canon Rebels or even the EOS 80D. It seems Canon told these retailers not to worry and that the issue will be addressed.

As for the suggestion that Canon might have an EOS R with APS-C sensor on their agenda, we honestly do not know what to say. It appears to be highly unrealistic in our opinion. Most people we talked to dismissed this possibility. If it is possible, or if it makes sense or is feasible from an engineering point of of view, is beyond our knowledge. Some sites are heavily pushing the idea of an APS-C EOS R, others call it bs.

The RF mount is extremely powerful and for sure Canon hasn’t yet shown all possible benefits and advantages. But an APS-C sensor? We think it is more likely Canon will replace the EOS 7D Mark II with a new DSLR, which will also replace the EOS 80D.

We are pretty confident Canon will announce at least the replacement for the EOS 80D later in 2019. A replacement for the EOS M5 or EOS M6 is also expected this year.

All EOS 7D Mark III rumors listed here, EOS 90D rumors listed here.

Stay tuned.

Source: Canon Rumors

First Supertelephoto Lens for the Canon EOS R System Might Be the RF 500mm f/4L IS

Canon Eos R

Rumor has it that the first super telephoto lens for the Canon EOS R system could be the RF 500mm f/4L IS.

No announcement date or specifications so far. However, there is a Canon patent application (US 20190155003) with describes the optical formulas for various super telephoto lenses for the EOS R system, among them a 500mm f/4L:

  • Focal length: 490.00
  • F value: 4.12
  • Angle of view: 2.53
  • Image height: 21.64
  • Lens length 412.08 
  • Backfocus: 33.39

The rumor might have some validity. When Canon will announce a mirrorless alternative to the Canon EOS-1D X series, then they likely will/could also announce this telephoto lens. But it’s a long way to go in opinion. The next Canon EOS R camera will most likely be a high resolution model.

Stay tuned.

Source: Canon Rumors

Three New Canon RF Lenses Coming Early 2020 (24mm/1.4, 135mm/1.8, macro)

Canon RF 85mm

While we are still waiting for Canon to release five Canon RF lenses they already announced, the rumor mill already has new RF lenses suggestions in the pipeline.

It’s suggested Canon might announced three new lenses for the Canon EOS R system in early 2020. Among them there might be an RF 24mm f/1.4L and an RF 135 f/1.8L (the latter was just revealed through a patent a few days ago). The third one is said to be an undisclosed macro lens that will be the “first of its kind macro lenses”. Aren’t all unreleased lenses undisclosed?

All three RF lenses might be announced before CP+ 2020, which happens at the end of February.

We are a bit puzzled because of the many rumors about RF mount lenses we get in our inbox and others are reporting. Some of these rumors are contradicting, others just nonsense. There is another rumor suggesting there are eight new RF lenses on Canon’s agenda.

It can be taken for granted that Canon is building a solid lens ecosystem for the Canon EOS R. All these RF lens rumors are just suggesting RF mount versions of the most popular (and used) lenses in the full frame DSLR world. Without any crystal ball or magic intuitive skills, it’s to expect that Canon will sooner or later release all those lenses murmured on rumor outlets. No real surprises here to expect.

Stay tuned.

Source: Canon Rumors

Are These The Canon EOS 90D Specifications?

Eos 90d

A list of suggested specifications of what is said to be the Canon EOS 90D surfaced on the web.

While it’s still not clear if Canon will release one camera to replace both the EOS 80D and the EOS 7D Mark II, the list below makes sense in our opinion, especially is you consider it the replacement for the EOS 80D (but seems to make less sense for the EOS 7D Mark III).

  • 32.5mp APS-C DPAF Sensor
  • Dual DIGIC 8
  • Dual SD card slots
  • 10fps still shooting
  • ISO range of 100-51,200
  • 45 AF points (no word on the number of cross-type points)
  • 4K video at 24/25, 30 and 60fps (No word on DPAF in 4K recording)
  • 3.2″ rear articulating LCD
  • Dust and moisture sealing
  • Built-in wifi and Bluetooth
  • $1399 USD price at launch
  • Coming late August 2019

A 32MP sensor is rumored since September 2018, and seems to be entirely plausible for Canon’s next midlevel APS-C DSLR. However, we have some doubts this could be the EOS 7D Mark III but the list seem perfectly fine for the EOS 90D.

Stay tuned.

Source: Canon Rumors

More About Mysterious Camera Teased By Canon Ambassador Andy Rouse (update: Olympus OM-D E-M1X?)

Canon Eos R

Update: we have now reason to believe that Andy Rouse is not referring to a Canon camera. According to the people we spoke to, it might be the Olympus OM-D E-M1X. Moreover, Andy Rouse seems to use a 300mm lens and we know that Olympus has highly regarded one. So, sorry folks, but likely there is no EOS R for sport and wildlife photography here.


Yesterday we reported that Canon Ambassador Andy Rouse is teasing a yet unreleased 30fps Canon camera on social networks.

There has obviously immediately been a lot of speculation about the camera Andy Rouse is referring to. The upcoming EOS-1D X Mark III was the most likely option. But we were all wrong.

In another post on Facebook, Andy Rouse states (emphasis mine):

Now there has been much interest and speculation about the kit I’m using. I will give you my reasons etc and details when I’m ready. But all I will say is that I made the decision to try something new purely for my photography. I needed kit that combined modern mirrorless technology with some cool stuff to help push my wildlife photography forwards. So right now I’m really enjoying myself so just enjoy the photography and I will update you all in good time!

Andy Rouse is clearly referring to a mirrorless system. Assuming that a Canon Ambassador who tested Canon camera prototypes in the past doesn’t use gear from another manufacturer, we have to conclude that he is field testing a new mirrorless camera. And since we do not think Canon will release an EOS M model with 30fps, this has to be a new full frame mirrorless EOS R camera.

We were expecting a high resolution EOS R camera next, not a sport oriented camera with 30fps. At least not yet. We might have been wrong., Time will tell soon.

The weird thing: is Canon teasing their next product? This would be the first time they tease a camera in this way as far as I know.

Stay tuned.