Canon “EOS R7” APS-C RF mount camera reported to be testing in the wild

Dec 17, 2020

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Canon “EOS R7” APS-C RF mount camera reported to be testing in the wild

Dec 17, 2020

John Aldred

John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

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Rumours of an APS-C RF mount camera from Canon have been around ever since the Canon EOS R was first announced in September 2018. There’s been a bit of back and forth from Canon about this, stating that they had no plans to kill off their APS-C EOS M lineup in favour of APS-C RF, but they didn’t rule it out completely.

We haven’t heard any more in the last couple of months since it was reported that such a camera was “definitely” on the way in October, but now Canon Rumors is reporting that a new APS-C RF mount camera, potentially a more pro-level “EOS R7” (not an official moniker), similar to the old EOS 7D DSLR line is indeed out in the wild being tested right now.

CR says they’ve recently been told twice now that an APS-C RF mount camera is out being tested with a select group of photographers, with claims that it “looks nearly identical to the EOS R6“. This means that it will likely be more a pro-level body, in line with the now-defunct EOS 7D DSLR product line, rather than a small and compact mirrorless camera like the Canon EOS RP (or Nikon’s Z50).

So, we can probably expect something fairly substantial, with a fast continuous shooting speed and fast autofocus designed primarily for sports and wildlife. As to when it might actually appear… Well, given the current date, I think 2020 us unlikely, but if it’s already been out for testing, I think we might be able to expect an announcement fairly soon into 2021.

[via Canon Rumors]

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John Aldred

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John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

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2 responses to “Canon “EOS R7” APS-C RF mount camera reported to be testing in the wild”

  1. Wibble Avatar
    Wibble

    The body described in no way competes with Canon m line up. Maybe eventually they will bring in cheaper R mount APS-C bodies but that would be pointless right now given the cost of R lenses.

  2. Jeroen Avatar
    Jeroen

    That would be unfortunately the end of the EOS-M line.