There Might Be No New Canon EOS R (high resolution) Camera in 2019 [CW2]

Canon Eos R

There has been some rumoring that Canon might announce a high resolution EOS R camera in 2019. Nikon has one, the Z 7, so it appears to be plain logic that Canon will follow.

Apparently not. Latest rumors reaching us suggest the high resolution EOS R camera will not ship in 2019, and that’s likely to be a 2020 affair.

We’re not sure what to think about this rumor. Canon itself said they will announce six new RF lenses in 2019, most clearly aimed to a high resolution sensor, so it seems a bit strange they would hold back the exactly camera that could exploit those lenses. The rumor suggests Canon might withhold the high res body until CP+ 2020.

Now for the stranger part. Same rumor says a “high end” EOS R will be announced within 2019. A contradictory statement and that’s when we decided to downgrade the rumor to CW2.

Stay tuned.

Source: Canon Rumors

Canon Might Release A Cinema Camera With RF Mount, In The Distant Future [CW1]

Eos C100 Cinema Camera

Rumor has it that Canon may have a Cinema camera with RF mount in the works.

However, such a camera isn’t to be expected before 2021, or even later. I have no idea if the RF mount is anything that would make something special out of Canon’s Cinema cameras.

Honestly, I don’t think we will see such a camera anytime soon, if ever.

Source: Canon Rumors


What’s Happening With The Canon EOS-1D X Series?

Eos-1d X Mark Ii

The Canon EOS-1D X Mark II is Canon’s top dog, the Canon DSLR for professionals. Period.

Announced three years ago, the EOS-1D X Mark II isn’t yet ripe for replacement. Most high end Canon DSLRs have a longer lifecycle. However, it seems Canon is already actively working on the EOS-1D X Mark III.

The announcement of the EOS-1D X Mark III might come at the end of 2019 or the beginning of 2020. It’s still a long time to go.

Rumor has it that Canon might release the EOS-1D X Mark III ahead of the Olympic Summer Games in Tokyo, Japan, which start July 2020. No specifications leaked so far, besides that the EOS-1D X Mark III will be more of an evolutionary than revolutionary update.

There have been rumors suggesting Canon might ditch the EOS-1D X line in favour of a mirrorless offering. This is unreal for the time being. It will take years before the folks shooting at events like the Olympics will switch from their trusted workhorses to a new technology.

Source: Canon Rumors

Canon Instant Cameras With Built-In Printer On The Way?

Canon Rumors Full Frame Mirrorless Camera Canon Eos R

Nokishita spotted a list of Canon camera SKUs which point to instant cameras, and some might have a built-in printer.

Here’s the list:

  • 3879C001: IVY 2in1 Instant Camera (Gold)
  • 3879C002: IVY 2in1 Instant Camera (White)
  • 3879C003: IVY 2in1 Instant Camera (Blue)
  • 3879C004: IVY 2in1 Instant Camera (Red)
  • 3884C001: IVY instant camera (green)
  • 3884C002: IVY Instant Camera (Yellow)
  • 3884C003: IVY instant camera (blue)
  • 3884C004: IVY instant camera (red)

The interesting thing here is that Canon mobile printer series have the moniker IVY. This, and the “2in1” denomination, makes us think some of the cameras listed above have a high probability to be instant cameras with a built-in printer, like the Fujifilm Instax Square SQ10

Canon RF 14-21mm f/1.4L Lens For EOS R Systems Coming 2020? [CW2]

Canon Rumors Full Frame Mirrorless Camera Canon Eos R

Rumor has it that an RF 14-21mm f/1.4L lens for the Canon EOS R system is currently in advanced development stage and will likely be one of a couple of world’s first lenses coming for the RF mount in 2020.

There is an US patent application (2018-0314060) which supports the rumor.

We are usually cautious with rumors about gear which is said to be announced much later, as it is in this case. On the other hand, Canon stated more than one time that the RF mount will allow them to build “world’s first” lenses, hence a RF 14-21mm f/1.4L lens is in the realm of possibilities.

For a list of existing lenses for the Canon EOS R system have a look on what is on display at CP+ 2019.

Stay tuned.

Source: Canon Rumors