Canon is expected to announce the EOS 90D, EOS M5 Mark II or both next month

Jul 21, 2019

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Canon is expected to announce the EOS 90D, EOS M5 Mark II or both next month

Jul 21, 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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Word of an impending Canon 90D has been floating around for a couple of months now. Initially, many suspected that Canon might be looking to announce replacement models for the EOS 80D and EOS 7D Mark II. More recently, however, it looks like Canon is planning to kill off the 7D line entirely, replacing both models with a single new camera.

Now, Canon Watch is reporting that an EOS 90D might be announced as soon as next month. But it may not be a 90D. The New Camera says they’ve also received reports that an EOS M5 Mark II might be on the way, instead. Or, we may hear announcements for both.

Announced in February 2016, the EOS 80D has been a very well-liked camera amongst both photographers and vloggers. But it’s getting about ready to be updated. We’ve already gone longer between 80D and 90D announcements than we did between the 70D and 80D announcements. The current rumours suggested by both Canon Rumors and Nokishita are that it will contain a DC126801 32-megapixel APS-C sensor, have built-in WiFi and Bluetooth 4.1 and use the Canon LP-E6/LP-E6N battery – normally reserved for Canon’s higher-end bodies. Beyond that, little is currently known.

The suggestion of an EOS M5 APS-C mirrorless camera announcement is a little less likely, I think. The original M5 was announced in September 2016, though. We’re coming up to three years, so it’s possible, although I think Canon could potentially delay it a few more months. But, as far back as October last year, the rumour was that Canon would announce two new EOS M mirrorless cameras in 2019, and we’ve yet to see any new EOS M cameras at all.

Canon, like most other camera manufacturers, is suffering, so they’re going to need to release something to renew interest from the enthusiast crowd.

The 80D is great, but a lot of vloggers using it now want 4K. The 7D Mark II was announced way back in September 2014, and photographers using both that and the 80D have long been expecting an upgrade with more speed, better high ISO performance and increased video capability. The EOS M5, too, is limited to 1080p, and with the disappointment over the EOS M50’s severe crop when shooting 4K and pretty terrible battery life.

The chances of seeing either an EOS 90D or an EOS M5 Mark II tip a little towards the DSLR, I think, but it’s just as possible that both will be announced at some point next month.

We’ll keep you posted as we hear more.

[via Canon Watch/The New Camera]

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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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22 responses to “Canon is expected to announce the EOS 90D, EOS M5 Mark II or both next month”

  1. Dušan DuPe Pethö Avatar
    Dušan DuPe Pethö

    Fujifilm

    1. mark natividad Avatar
      mark natividad

      I second Fujifilm. Canon zzzzzz. Abandoning the eos m line. Zzzzzz.

  2. Nermin Huskić Avatar
    Nermin Huskić

    Eos m5 mk ii could work if they put more custom buttons and wheels. I mean, toucscreen is ok but for fast settings switch you nees buttons and wheels

    1. Joaquim Gonsalves Avatar
      Joaquim Gonsalves

      The current M5 already has a total 5 dials/wheels with 3 of them customisable.

    2. Lee Adams Avatar
      Lee Adams

      It has 5 dials, 18 buttons, and 14 rotary blades that slice and dice mice twice as fast as any other machine. Get yours today with this special introductory offer of only $19.95 plus shipping and handling. But wait! Theres more…

  3. John Gambriel Avatar
    John Gambriel

    I am REALLY disappointed that the 7D line is being discontinued, if true. IF the 90D is announced AND it has the hoped for updates that were expected of the 7D Mark III, I might be mollified. But the weatherseals from the 7D line would have to be there or I may have to consider a switch or waiting until mirrorless has the performance attributes I had anticipated for the 7D generation. I hate the idea of conversion adaptors, but …

  4. Adrian J Nyaoi Avatar
    Adrian J Nyaoi

    Not a Canon user.

    1. mutie Avatar
      mutie

      Then you’re here … why?

      1. Bojan Avatar
        Bojan

        Why not.

  5. kiboi Avatar
    kiboi

    Canon better stick to DSLR and Cinema cameras. Nikon is putting in much effort with their mirrorless games.

    1. Remy Avatar
      Remy

      You didn’t exactly say why that’s what they should stick to those markets. So… explain your position.

      1. kiboi Avatar
        kiboi

        What is Canon doing with the eos M and its native lens line up all these years? Canon RiP no 24fps?

        1. Remy Avatar
          Remy

          You still haven’t explained your position. That’s ok. You don’t owe me an explanation.

          1. kiboi Avatar
            kiboi

            You’re right I don’t owe you an explanation. Obviously you don’t own a Canon eos M camera and don’t rely on the EF M mount. I’m not fond of using third party lenses.

  6. Jose Martinez Avatar
    Jose Martinez

    Sony A7iv

    1. Dion White Avatar
      Dion White

      For $3500!! They are sweet though

  7. Mihir Ashar Avatar
    Mihir Ashar

    5d iv

  8. Prateek patel Avatar
    Prateek patel

    Next canon mirrorless camera

  9. Colin Brown Avatar
    Colin Brown

    Higher Mpix eos R. M5&6 could do with improved ISO and dynamic range but mostly need some M series lenses.

  10. rudy Avatar
    rudy

    I was hoping for a 7D upgrade…Have to wait and see.

  11. Noot Vue Avatar
    Noot Vue

    5 bucks they drop the ball on 1080p 24fps again.

  12. Jared Ribic Avatar
    Jared Ribic

    I want a dual-card-slot mirrorless full-frame Canon body. Basically an improvement on the EOS R.