The White Unicorn Is Back: Canon EOS R With APS-C To Come In 2022?

Canon EOS R With Aps-c

And here we are again. A new rumor about the Canon EOS R model with a crop sensor.

This time the rumor goes with high confidence, according to Canon Rumors, which gave it their highest ranking. I am still very skeptical about this to be real, but who am I to tell? Most about the EOS R with APS-C is still in the realm of the unknown, though:

The long rumoured APS-C RF mount camera from Canon is starting to appear more and more likely. […] have been told by an [sic] solid source that Canon is “definitely” releasing an APS-C RF mount camera in 2022.

[…] don’t know if we’re talking about something like an “EOS R7” or a camera (s) to take the place of the EOS M line.

Call me a disbeliever but I do still have a hard time to buy it. Guess I will be proven wrong. Time will tell.

These Might Be The Canon EOS R5c Specifications

Canon Eos R1 Eos R5c Canon Rf 16mm Rf 35mm F/1.2L EF Lenses Tilt-shift Lenses Rumor

Remember the Canon EOS R5c? It’s Canon’s rumored EOS R camera for Cinema (hence the “c”). New bits emerged from the interweb of rumor mills.

Canon Rumors reports with high confidentiality a set of possible Canon EOS R5c specifications. Without further ado, here they are:

  • Canon Log 3
  • Canon Log 2 is still being discussed
  • Unlimited 8K30P recording in Cinema RAW Light. XF-AVC and MP4
  • Timecode in/out
  • The same multipurpose hot shoe as the EOS R3. Which will work with accessories such as the Tascam XLR module.
  • Active cooling
  • 3/8″ or 1/4″ mounting point on the EVF for a top handle that won’t interfere with the hot shoe.
  • Full-size HDMI Port
  • The LCD has been moved further back to accommodate the cooling fan. So this likely means that it won’t recess into the body like the Canon EOS R5.

“Active cooling” sounds interesting. Might make it bulkier, and allow for long recording times with 4K and 8K. Announcement of the Canon EOS R5c is expected in 2022. The moniker comes from the community and not from Canon.

Another Canon Camera Shows Up For Certification, And It Might Be An EOS R

More Canon gear appears at a certification agency. Based on the internal code-name we assume it’s an EOS R model.

The new camera has the moniker DS12856. Now, we know that Canon gear having internal codes starting with “DS” refer to an interchangable-lens camera. Since we do not expect any new EOS xxxD/Rebel, we might assume it refers to an upcoming EOS R model. Which one is the guess. The most likely candidate so fare seems to be the highly anticipated high resolution EOS R. It might also be the flagship EOS R model, but we are less confident on this one.

Stay tuned.

[via Nokishita]

These Are The Canon Cameras We Can Expect To Get Released In 2021

Eos R Canon Cameras

2021 has just started, we all hope it will be better than 2020. And some might also be curious to learn what Canon cameras might get released in 2021. A curated list of the top 2020 rumors has been compiled for your rumors fun and speculations.

An EOS R camera with an APS-C sensor

While we are still having a hard time to buy it, the long running rumor of an EOS R model still surfaces every now and then. Indeed, this rumor started the week after the EOS R was released. Such a possibility was denied by a Canon exec in an interview back in 2018. Everything is possible but for the time being we are not sold on this rumor nor on the imminent dead of the EOS M system. Time will tell and we will see if the rumor gets moved to the next upcoming year as it happened so far. In other words: we do not think this camera will get released in 2021.

High-resolution RF body

Another long running rumor, but one that definitely is going to happen soon. We were first to leak it and there is also a related patent. Moreover, it was later confirmed by a Canon exec. So far this camera is rumored to have a 90MP imaging sensor that can go up to 300MP with pixel shift. The high resolution EOS R was dubbed EOS R5s by the rumor mills community.

Two entry level EOS R bodies

These camera will replace the EOS R and the EOS RP. No specifications have leaked so far but is seems safe to assume that they will both be placed below the EOS R6, with one of them to sell at less than the EOS RP, as another Canon exec suggested. Rumored price tage are $899 and $1499, respectively. Not sure if both will be seen in 2021. Take it with a grain of salt.

An EOS-1D X tier EOS R body

Another rumor with a high chance to become reality in 2021. Canon will release a flagship EOS R camera that is on EOS-1D X level. This too was already confirmed by a Canon exec. The camera was dubbed EOS R1 by the rumor outlets name giving squads.

Canon EOS C50 and EOS C90

Two new Canon Cinema cameras with RF mount. The EOS C50 might come in the first half of 2021, the other one’s release is yet unknown. Canon already released a Cinema camera with RF mount, the EOS C70, and it’s safe more will follow.

A Canon 8K video camera

Already teased many times, this one might definitely get announced in 2021.

So, while these is nothing new we hope you appreciate the sum up of what Canon cameras might come in 2021. Be aware that both the global pandemic and a recent fire at a supply factory might delay some of the announcements. Let us know what you think about this rich and large (and possible) Canon release schedule

A Canon EOS R With APS-C Sensor Coming 2021 (no EOS 7D III it seems)

Eos R With Aps-c

It appears Canon is indeed going to release an EOS R with APS-C sensor. Or at least with an RF mount.

Canon Rumors is rather confident that Canon will release a mirrorless camera with APS-C sensor in the EOS R lineup in the second half of 2021. While no specifications have been suggested so far, the camera will aim at sport photographers (as the EOS 7D lineup did) and videographers. Moreover, it seems it will be the smallest unit in the EOS R lineup. A newly developed imaging sensor with Dual Pixel AF II is also mentioned.

So, RF-S lenses also on Canon’s radar? Not clear for the time being. The rumor states that “there will be lenses that will suit both the APS-C and full-frame shooter” but also says “that there aren’t any plans for RF-S lenses“.

If Canon releases an EOS R mirrorless camera with APS-C sensor then it will clearly be the mirrorless replacement for the EOS 7D Mark II. I wonder if an EOS 7D Mark III would still make any sense in 2021.

We have always been very skeptical about an APS-C EOS R. It seems we could have been utterly wrong.

Stay tuned.

Canon Developed A New 21MP Sensor, Might It Be Featured On The EOS R1?

Canon Eos Line-up

We got an interesting tip and want to share it with you. It’s a about a new image sensor developed by Canon and the possibility it will be featured on the EOS R1.

Our source told us (thanks) that Canon has developed a new image sensor with these specifications:

Just to be clear: the rumored sensor is not a 2/3″ sensor but it is based on a 2/3 inch sensor.

So, the question here is: might this sensor come with the Canon EOS R1? Maybe. The EOS R1 is said to be equivalent to the EOS-1D X lineup, and it is rumored to get released in 2021. Will a 21MP full frame sensor still be good enough for a sport-oriented, professional mirrorless camera in 2021? Let me know what you think.