Canon exec confirms EOS R with IBIS is coming and not killing off EOS M

Mar 14, 2019

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Canon exec confirms EOS R with IBIS is coming and not killing off EOS M

Mar 14, 2019

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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It’s been rumoured, hinted and hoped that IBIS would be coming to the Canon EOS R mirrorless lineup at some point, and now Canon Image Communication Business Operations Group Executive, Yoshiyuki Mizoguchi, has confirmed that IBIS is is something they’re working on for future models in an interview with Amateur Photographer at CP+ 2019.

They’ve also reaffirmed Canon’s decision to not kill off the EOS M mirrorless system or mount. The M mount will be for lightweight APS-C cameras and lenses, while the RF will be for their full frame mirrorless system.

Ditching the EOS M format and simply making an APS-C RF mount camera has been something of a concern, although Canon has repeatedly said that they have no plans to ditch the system. When asked if they were going to keep EOS M in its existing format or make an APS-C RF mount camera, Mr Mizoguchi responded…

That’s a product development for the future so I can’t go into detail, and the market will dictate what sort of direction we should take. If the customers do want a small size, lightweight mount I believe there is room for that, so as we said in the previous answer, we will continue to work with the M mount.

So, while they have no plans for it, they’re not ruling out the possibility of an APS-C sensor in an RF mount body – as they have suggested in the past. And right now they say that they’re continuing to work on the EOS M system.

When it comes to IBIS, AP asked how Canon responds to the many requests from customers and reviewers for an EOS R body with built-in IBIS.

Yes, we are aware of these voices… We are thinking how we can develop the line-up. With the R and RP we look at the entirety of the package, as mentioned. In terms of IBIS, we are looking into it for the future. We believe IBIS will work together hand in hand with optical IS lenses, such as the ones you see in front of you, to offer better features.

So, the goal seems to be for a dual IS system, with the body and lens working together to optimise for the shot you wish to take at the time. Let’s hope they figure it out in time for that rumoured 75+ megapixel body.

Check out the full interview with some more insights over on Amateur Photographer.

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6 responses to “Canon exec confirms EOS R with IBIS is coming and not killing off EOS M”

  1. Clement RENAUT Avatar
    Clement RENAUT

    and dual slot ?

    1. Barry Avatar
      Barry

      And improved burst fps?

  2. Del Robertson Somerville Avatar
    Del Robertson Somerville

    He didn’t actually confirm anything in the interview.

  3. Sedge8 Avatar
    Sedge8

    Or just buy the cheaper and superior A7III with IBIS already implemented.

    1. spike Avatar
      spike

      Or not.

    2. Full Name Avatar
      Full Name

      If Canon can get dual card slots and Ibis, I might give them a shot. Like the colors, plus I own some expensive ef glass that I’m currently adapting to Panasonic. Sure AF will be much better adapting to RF.