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No Canon EOS 90D coming in 2018? [CW2]

No Canon EOS 90D Coming In 2018? [CW2]
Canon EOS 80D replacement coming in 2019?

We got a Canon EOS 90D rumor (thanks).

Unfortunately, we did not get hints about the specifications. The source suggests Canon might not announce the replacement for the Canon EOS 80D in 2018. The Canon 90D will be a 2019 affair, apparently.

This contrasts with another early EOS 90D rumor, which surfaced back in July 2017 and was suggesting a 2018 announcement. However, I had a quick look at Wikipedia to check when the previous models of the EOS xxD series have been announced. Let’s have a look before going on.

  • Canon EOS 40D – August 2007
  • Canon EOS 50D – October 2008
  • Canon EOS 60D – August 2010
  • Canon EOS 70D – July 2013
  • Canon EOS 80D – February 2016

As you can see, intervals between an EOS xxD model and its replacement were getting longer with recent models. It was two year between the EOS 50D and the EOS 60D, and it’s three years since the EOS 60D, before the EOS 70D and EOS 80D were announced. A three years interval before we see the EOS 90D fits in this pattern. I rate it CW2 because it comes from a new source (albeit with good points).

We can only guess what the EOS 90D will have on board. We got hints for a 28MP sensor on the EOS 7D Mark III. Maybe the same sensor is going to be featured also on the EOS 90D.

Stay tuned.

  • SteB1

    There are reasons for the short intervals between the 40D (which I bought months after it came out) and 50D, and then the 50D and 60D.

    When the 40D came out it was hailed as a revolutionary new camera. The problem is that only months later Nikon brought out the D300 (the D300 was a revolutionary jump), which obliterated the 40D specwise. The D300 had 12mp, and a new much better CMOS sensor, it was weather-sealed and had what was then Nikon’s pro autofocus. This meant it was impossible for Canon to sell the 40D in the same class/price as the D300. So Canon had to slash the price of the 40D and then put big a cashback offer on top of this. Only months after the release of the 40D I got one at half the original asking price. Whilst not having the bells and whistles of the Nikon it was still a great camera (I still own it).

    The 50D was brought out with a revolutionary for the time 15mp sensor, which Canon claimed was one stop better in high ISO performance to the 40D. This was meant to trump the D300. But immediately it was tested it became clear that the improvements were simply with noise reduction on JPEGs and with RAW it was actually slightly worse than the 40D (but then the 40D was a big jump upwards at the time, so in reality the 50D was still good). But the furore of Canon’s false claims were damaging.

    To stamp their authority over Nikon, Canon then brought out the 7D which was then revolutionary for this class of camera, at a higher price point. Subsequently Canon brought out the plastic bodied 60D to fill the huge jump in price and performance between the XXXD/Rebel range and the 7D.

    In other words those short early gaps were not the usual update cycle. They were Canon trying to regain dominance. The 3+ year cycle was still the norm, it was just shortened because Canon was trying to regain dominance over Nikon with this class of camera.

    Already the 80D has some advantages over the 7D mkII, much better dynamic range at low ISOs. better dual pixel AF, much more focus points at f8. An improvement on the 90D would put it too far ahead of the 7D mkII.

    • Rick

      it takes 2-3 years to come out with a new camera, so highly unlikely your theory here is correct.

    • Tray See

      I hope the 90D new features includes Clean ISO from 6400 to 12’800 for starters that alone would be very nice : )

  • Дмитрий

    another no ff for 1200$

  • Дмитрий

    canon crop is die

  • Rick

    Stands to reason. next year is the year of the 7D Mark III.

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