Here is a new Canon rumor, again mentioning a EOS R with APS-C sensor.
We have always been rather sceptical about the possibilities of an EOS R with APS-C sensor. Is it a real possibility? After Nikon released the Z 50 (with an APS-C sensor) we have at least to consider the possibility of an APS-C EOS R getting announced. Still, it leaves us a bit puzzled. Canon has a rather well accepted mirrorless system with APS-C sensor, the EOS M. Is there really space for an EOS R with crop sensor? I mean: is there a market for an EOS R with crop sensor? Maybe someone among you has some enlightening thoughts about this matter.
However, a new rumor suggests Canon might release a model with APS-C sensor, named Canon EOS R7 by the Internet folks, in 2021. And the same rumor also suggests Canon might release three RF lenses for this APS-C EOS R model. Well, that’s something.
Could a EOS R camera with crop sensor replace the ageing Canon EOS 7D Mark II? It’s at least a possibility to take in account. The EOS 7D lineup was quite popular with wildlife photographers, getting an extended reach due to the crop factor, and it’s likely Canon will not give up such a popular camera. On the other hand, it’s pretty clear that Canon embraced mirrorless technology and is putting a lot of stakes on it. So…what?
In the meantime are all waiting to know the price of what really seems to be an industry game changer, i.e. the Canon EOS R5. And then for the EOS R6, expect to get announced in a few months.
Stay tuned for the next Canon rumor, and sound off in the comment section if you like.
We knew there was a bunch of new Canon RF lenses on Canon’s release agenda. Now we can be sure.
Nokishita spotted five (5) SKUs for upcoming RF mount lenses as they showed up at a Russian certificaiton authority.
While we can not really associate these SKUs with lenses, we know that at least one of the SKUs above refers to the Canon RF 100-500mm f/4.5-7.1L IS. We also can rather safely assume that the SKUs starting with “411” refer to RF mount lenses. The SKUs starting with “398” might be the two RF lens extenders announced along with the Canon EOS R5.
Well, a minute ago it seemed the Canon EOS R5 announcement was a hoax and now it appears we have a serious leak.
The Canon EOS R5 leaked on a non English website, and we are happy to provide the machine translated text. A word of caution: it’s not yet 100% sure that we have the real thing now (and we can’t tell the URL).
However, it seems most of the so far rumored specifications are real (if the leak is real):
It will not be named Canon EOS Rs but R5 (all rumors)
7-8 stops of correction when used with in-lens stabilization
12fps mechanical, 20fps electronic
Scroll wheel added to the back
No touch bar
Liveview/Movie toggle like previous EOS DSLRs
Larger capacity battery, but looks like the LP-E6
Built-in 5GHz WiFi
New battery, but the same shape and compatibility as the EOS 5D Mark IV
Announcement ahead of CP+ next month
Shipping in July 2020
Here is the machine translated product description of the EOS R5:
A technological war machine, the EOS R5 is the first hybrid camera announced with an 8K video mode. To this first is added the stabilization of the sensor (a first for Canon) or a burst at 20 frames per second.
Canon seems to have understood that these EOS R and EOS RP were not really technologically advanced. As a result of which he takes out of his hat a development announcement that is fun to read. The EOS R5, which is expected to arrive later this year, will be the first “serious” package in the RF mount. The little that Canon has agreed to share is enough to make you salivate.
In the front row, there is the video, 8K! A world first in the world of consumer cameras. An unprecedented skill that would allow Canon to take back the king of video, lost during the transition to 4K for the benefit of Panasonic and other Sony. Canon does not advertise any frame rate, compression (codec), etc. You’ll have to wait for the launch announcement to learn more.
he other big news is the arrival of mechanical stabilization of the sensor, a first for Canon. This lack of stabilization is partly responsible for the poor ratings we have given to the EOS R and EOS RP. According to some information leaks, mechanical stabilization alone would save up to five speeds. Coupled with the optical and electronic stabilizations included in certain optics, this mechanical stabilization could allow gaining up to eight speeds.
Then Canon announces an impressive burst of 20 frames per second in electronic shutter, as with the Sony A9, and a burst at 12 frames per second in mechanical shutter, like sports cameras from Canon and Nikon (1DX Mark II or D5) . Leading performance we hope followed by level tracking algorithms. Let’s also hope that the buffer is generous so that the “sport” potential is not restricted.
Eventually, the EOS R5 will have two memory card slots, which will change from early models limited to one card – sometimes even placed in the battery compartment, like the EOS RP.
Canon RF 24-105mm f/4-7.1 IS STM Macro – £459 (leaked images here and here)
Canon Selphy Square QX10 – £139
We expect Canon to announce these products within this week, along with the EOS R5. The Rebel T8i/EOS 850D will likely start shipping in late April 2020, as well as the RF 24-105mm IS STM f/4-7.1 STM and the new EOS RP kit with the RF 24-105mm f/4-7.1 lens.
We also expect Canon to announce the EOS R5 and the Rebel T8i very soon and within the same time frame as the RF 24-105mm f/4-7.1 IS STM Macro. There is also a (controversial) set of specifications for the EOS R5 that’s going around. The specs in bold are said to be more reliable. But still: 8K video at 30fps seems definitely a bit of a stretch, and 4K at 120fps too.