Did Canon Ditch The EOS 5Ds Mark II In Favour Of A Mirrorless Option?

EOS 5DS Mark Ii

Latest murmuring on the web has it that Canon might have abandoned the development of a DSLR in favour of a mirrorless option.

The source of the rumor suggest that Canon ditched the replacement for the EOS 5Ds (R) in favour of a mirrorless option. This fits well with a rumor we got some weeks ago suggesting that the next EOS R model will feature a high resolution sensor in the range of the EOS 5Ds. A hint in this direction was also given by a Canon exec during an interview. It’s indeed very likely that Canon will release a high resolution full frame mirrorless camera instead of a DSLR.

For the time being the rumor mill is going a bit astray, struggling to get news. A lot of what we can expect 2019 has already been disclosed in interviews given by Canon execs. Even the future RF mount lenses roadmap has been disclosed early, which is unusual for Canon.

Stay tuned.

[via CR]

Unreleased Canon Gear Leakes Through Certification Authority (EOS 80D and EOS 5Ds replacements?)

Ibis Canon Rumors Canon Full Frame Mirrorless Canon PowerShot G7 X Canon Eos 90d Coronavirus

Nokishita posted a new list of camera codes used in certification authorities.

Note that both DS126751 and DS126761 are either DSLRs or full frame mirrorless cameras. One might be the replacement for the EOS 5Ds(R) or the rumored high resolution EOS R model. It’s suggested that both models have a full frame sensor, either in a DSLR or a MILC. However, DS126761 seems to refer to a more entry level oriented camera and thus may well point to the Canon EOS 80D or Rebel SL2 replacements (maybe something got lost in translation?). Both are expected to be announced in the first half of 2019. P2355 refers to a PowerShot camera and might be the PowerShot G7X Mark III. No signs of the EOS 7D Mark III here.

  • DS 126751 
    • Digital camera (single lens reflex or full size mirrorless)
    • Made in Japan (Oita Plant)
    • Wi-Fi · Bluetooth installed
    • SKU: 3380C003AA, 3380C013AA, 3380C023AA
      • Body only and two lens kits?
  • DS 126761 
    • Digital camera (single lens reflex or full size mirrorless)
    • Made in Taiwan or Made in Japan (Oita Plant)
    • Wi-Fi · Bluetooth installed
    • SKU: 3454C001AA, 3454C002AA, 3454C003AA, 3458C001AA, 3461C001AA
      • Three color variations?
        • Black is only body and lens kit 2 types, the other two lens kit only?
      • What are the model names? (The model name differs perhaps in the United States, Japan and other regions)
  • PC 2355 (PowerShot G7X Mark III?)
    • Digital camera
    • Made in Japan (Nagasaki Plant)
    • Wi-Fi · Bluetooth installed

Canon EOS 5Ds deal – $2,620 (reg. $3,499)

Canon Eos 5ds Deal

Canon EOS 5Ds at a glance:

  • 50.6 Megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor with ISO 100-6400 (Lo: 50 and H1: 12,800) sensitivity range.
  • Dual DIGIC 6 Processors for outstanding image processing speed and camera responsiveness.
  • 5 frames per second (fps) with selectable burst speeds and silent shutter mode.
  • 61-point wide area AF with 41 cross-type sensors with iTR, AI Servo AF III and AF Configuration tool.
  • 150k pixel RGB+IR metering sensor.
  • 100% magnification Intelligent Viewfinder II with electronic overlay.
  • 1.3x, 1.6x and 1:1 ratio crop modes with masked viewfinder display.
  • Mirror Vibration Control System to reduce mirror vibration blur.
  • Fine Detail Picture Style.
  • CF + SD (UHS-I) dual memory card slots.
  • Peripheral Illumination and Chromatic Aberration Lens Correction in camera.
  • Multiple Exposure and HDR mode.
  • Customisable Quick Control screen.
  • Built-in timer functionality – bulb timer and interval shooting timer.
  • Time-lapse Movie function.
  • SuperSpeed USB 3.0 for high-speed tethering and image/movie transfer.
  • 150,000 shutter cycle life.

Top Rated Plus seller 6ave on eBay (99.1% positive ratings) has the 50MP Canon EOS 5Ds on sale at $2,617.81. Compare at $3,499. Free shipping. Please note: this is an import model with 1 year seller warranty.