Pro Canon EOS R Camera Might Be Announced In March 2020, 60MP Rumored

Canon Eos R Firmware

We got some new bits about the upcoming pro Canon EOS R model.

The pro EOS R might be on display at the Photography Show 2020 in UK and get released shortly after.

As previously rumored, the pro EOS R will be to the (also upcoming) Canon EOS 1D X Mark III what the EOS 5Ds was to the EOS 5D Mark III. Resolution is suggested to be 60MP. The pro EOS R will lack some features that Canon might reserve to the EOS 1D X Mark III, which will remain Canon’s top offering for sport photographers.

Please note that this rumor contradicts other rumors and hints suggesting Canon will release the pro EOS R in 2021. Rate the rumor accordingly.

The Canon EOS-1D X Mark III (all rumors) will be released after the pro EOS R but in time for the Summer Olympics 2020.

That’s all for now, stay tuned.

Leaked Images And Specs Of The Canon RF 70-200mm f/2.8 and RF 85mm f/1.2 DS Lenses

Canon RF 70-200mm

Images and specifications of two upcoming Canon lenses for the EOS R full frame mirrorless system leaked at Nokshita.

The Canon RF 70-200mm f/2.8 and Canon RF 85mm f/1.2 DS will be released soon, for sure within 2019. The “DS” is for “Defocus Smoothing”.

Canon RF 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS USM

  • Lens construction: 17 elements in 13 groups
  • Minimum focusing distance: 0.7m
  • Maximum shooting magnification: 0.23 times
  • Number of diaphragm blades: 9
  • Filter diameter: 77mm
  • Size: φ89.9mm × 146mm
  • Weight: 1070g (excluding tripod seat)
  • Camera shake correction effect: 5 steps

Canon RF 85mm f/1.2 L USM DS

  • Lens construction: 13 elements in 9 groups
  • Minimum focusing distance: 0.85m
  • Maximum shooting magnification: 0.12 times
  • Number of diaphragm blades: 9
  • Filter diameter: 82mm
  • Size: φ103.2mmx117.3mm
  • Weight: 1195g

The Canon EOS R Mark II and EOS 5D Mark V Are On Canon’s Roadmap

Eos 5d Mark V

Wondered what’s going to happen with Canon’s full frame DSLR lineup? Well, Canon still wants to update the 5D series.

New rumor has it that both the Canon EOS 5D Mark V and the Canon EOS R Mark II showed up in an internal roadmap document.

We think it is out of doubt that Canon will replace the EOS 5D Mark IV, sooner or later, despite the success of the EOS R lineup. And it’s also to expect that Canon will announce a replacement for the EOS R, sooner or later. Canon is transitioning from DSLR and the EF mount to mirrorless and the RF mount, but it will not be a matter of a few years.

While the source of the rumor did not mention a timeframe, it’s safe to assume that both the EOS 5D Mark V and the EOS R Mark II will not be released that soon. Don’t expect it for the beginning of 2020. At least the EOS 5D Mark V might not be a 2020 affair but get released not earlier than 2021.

Stay tuned.

Source: Canon Rumors

Canon To Soon Announce RF 85mm F/1.2 DS And RF 70-200 F/2.8L IS Lenses

Canon RF 85mm

Canon might soon announce the long awaited RF 85mm F/1.2 DS (DS = Defocus Smoothing) and RF 70-200 F/2.8L IS lenses. We are pretty confident that both lenses might be announced within the next weeks. Both lenses are for the Canon EOS R full frame mirrorless system.

The full list of unreleased Canon gear that leaked through certification authorities:

  • RF 85mm f/1.2 L USM DS
  • RF 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS USM
  • ET-83F (W III) lens hood
  • DM-E100 Stereo microphone
  • HG100-TBR tripod grip
[via Nokishita]