Canon Set To Shrink APS-C DSLR Line-up, One Model To Replace Both EOS 7D2 and 80D?

Eos 80d

Both the Canon EOS 90D and the EOS 7D Mark III are somewhat overdue, and still no signs pointing either to specs or an announcement date.

Given the popularity of the Canon EOS 80D and the EOS 7D Mark II we’d expect that Canon is working on a replacement for both. But this might not be the case.

Although ranked low, Canon Rumors reports a rumor suggesting that

[…] the APS-C DSLR lineup will shrink in model numbers and that the EOS 80D and EOS 7D Mark II cameras will be amalgamated into one DSLR body. The EOS 77D will remain the DSLR above the Rebels […]

This is not the first time rumors suggest a shake up in Canon’s APS-C DSLR offering. Given how meticulously Canon segments its market offering we tend to think this rumor is not reliable. On the other hand, it’s the mirrorless age and Canon might well decide to shift some of their camera offerings to mirrorless technology.

Personally, I’m a huge fan of the EOS 80D, which happens to be my preferred walk around and travel camera, and therefore hope Canon will announce a replacement soon. The EOS 80D is a kind of camera where Canon got a lot of things right, and a delivers a lot of tech for the bucks.

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Canon EOS R Model With IBIS And 100MP In The Pipeline?

Canon Rumors Full Frame Mirrorless Camera Canon Eos R

The lack of IBIS (In Body Image Stabilisation) on the Canon EOS R stirred a lot of discussion. Along with the “no dual card slot” it’s the most mentioned shortcoming of Canon’s first full frame mirrorless camera.

No wonder that most rumors about future EOS R models revolve around IBIS, especially since a series of interviews with Canon execs killed a lot of potential EOS R rumors.

As most of you likely know, we expect Canon to announce at least one more EOS R model this year, and according to our sources it will be a high resolution model which could replace the the EOS 5Ds(R) lineup.

Latest from the rumor outlets has it that Canon has an EOS R model with IBIS and a 100MP sensor in the pipeline. Canon Rumors seems to be pretty confident about the fact that Canon will release an EOS R model with the specs listed above, though we will not see “such a camera until 2020”. It’s also unclear when Canon will embrace IBIS on their full frame mirrorless cameras.

Canon Watch’s take: While it’s entirely possible that Canon might working on a 100MP EOS R with IBIS, we feel at this point it’s little more than wishful thinking. We do not expect such a camera anytime soon. What we expect, is an EOS R model with a sensor resolution around 50MP.

If you want to know what Canon is going to do with the EOS R system we recommend you have a look at this interview.

Stay tuned…

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Canon Patent For 24mm f/1 lens for APS-H With Focal Reducer

Focal Reducer

Edit: This was already part of the previous patent application.

Hi Lows Note spotted a Canon patent application for a 24mm f/1 lens and for a focal reducer.

Specification and lens arrangement of master lens 2 with reducer 5
Focal length: 23.92 mm
F number: 1.02
Half angle of view: 32.33 
Image height: 15.14 mm
Lens length: 125.59 mm
Back focus: 2.00 mm