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.

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…

Yet Another Mention Of Major Firmware Update for The Canon EOS R

Canon Eos R

This is the second time that a major firmware update for the Canon EOS R is rumored. The first time was in September 2018, a few weeks after the announcement, and most of us thought it was a completely unreliable rumor.

This time we think it is possible, despite the fact there are no hints on what the “major functionality firmware update”, which apparently should come in Q1 2019, will bring to the EOS R.

A firmware update within 6-7 months after the release of a camera is not uncommon, but there is a serious possibility that the firmware update will just fix some bugs and not bring all kind of supercool functionalities to the camera (this is something Fujifilm does, Canon not). In the past there have been rumors about all sort of firmware updates for the EOS 6D Mark II and the EOS 5D Mark IV, and no one really got it. So, don’t put too much hope on this.

[via CR]

Canon Set To Release 7 Lenses For EOS R In 2019?

Canon Rumors Full Frame Mirrorless Camera Canon Eos R

Canon already let the world know what lenses they plan to release in 2019.

In at least two different events Canon execs let us know that 2019 the company would release what is usually referred as the “holy trinity”, i.e. a 16-35mm f/2.8, a 24-70mm f/2.8 and a 70-200mm f/2.8 (see here and here).

Latest from the rumor outlets suggests that Canon might announce no less than seven lenses in 2019, with the caveat that some of these will ship no earlier than 2020.

Besides the upcoming “holy trinity” of lenses, the rumor suggests Canon might announce these lenses:

  • RF 105mm f/1.4L
  • RF 85mm f/1.8 IS STM
  • RF Macro lens
  • RF non-L kit lens

Moreover, there might be another wide angle lens in development, with an unclear release schedule. Finally, it’s suggested Canon will release at least 15 RF lenses in the next 30-36 months.

So far we are sure only about the “holy trinity”, not so much about the rest. Canon will obviously expand the lens ecosystem for the EOS R in the next years, and the suggested lens are all very plausible since they re the basics of every lens ecosystem for a full frame camera. No surprises here.

What else do we know about Canon’s EOS R agenda? We know Canon is set to release a high resolution EOS R model somewhen in Q1/Q2 2019. It’s likely that Canon will also announce the “holy trinity” of lenses along with the high res EOS R. Rumors about an APS-C EOS R model have been quit lately. Some rumor mills suggest there could be another EOS R model set to be announced late in 2019.

Are These Images Of The Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark III? (Most Likely They Are)

PowerShot G7 X Mark III

Nokishita posted a set of images of what definitely appears to be the upcoming Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark III compact camera (all rumors). The images might belong to the registration at a wireless certification authority.

  • Digital camera
  • Wi-Fi · Bluetooth installed
    • New type radio component WM 601
  • Battery: NB-13L
  • Color: Black / Silver
  • Lens: 8.8 – 36.8 mm F1.8 – 2.8