Canon preparing for global EOS R5 & R6 event on July 9th as teasers appear around the world
Well, a July 9th announcement for the Canon EOS R5 and EOS R6 mirrorless bodies looks to be pretty much confirmed now as Canon websites across the world are putting up pages teasing the event, with Canon Japan even including a countdown timer.
The date had previously been rumoured, but nothing was official, until now. Obviously Canon hasn’t come right and said that this is for the EOS R5 and EOS R6, but given that they’re billing it as “our largest product launch to date”, it probably is – especially given the list of speakers.
Canon Germany has a dedicated REIMAGINE page, where you can register for the upcoming announcement event, as does Canon UK. There’s also a page on the Canon USA website, which goes into a little more detail about the event and exactly who will be speaking, including Peter McKinnon, Lindsay Adler, Vanessa Joy, Joel Grimes and more.
Canon is expected to announce the following new EOS R bodies, kits and accessories.
- Canon EOS R5 body
- Canon EOS R5 with RF 24-105mm USM
- Canon EOS R6 body
- Canon EOS R6 with RF 24-105mm STM
- Canon EOS R6 with RF 24-105mm USM
- Wireless transmitter WFT-R10 (A/B/C/D/E)
- Canon BG-R10 battery grip
- Canon LP-E6NH battery
As well as the cameras, though, a number of new lenses are also expected to be announced during the July 9th event. If true, then it would definitely explain why they have such a wide range of speakers coming in.
- Canon RF 50mm f/1.8 STM
- Canon RF 85mm f/2 Macro IS STM
- Canon RF 70-200mm f/4 L IS USM
- Canon RF 100-500mm f/4.5-7.1 L IS USM
- Canon RF 600mm f/11 IS (STM?)
- Canon RF 800mm f/11 IS STM
- Canon RF 1.4x teleconverter
- Canon RF 2x teleconverter
So, July 9th it is. It looks like it’s going to be an exciting day for some people.
[via Canon Watch]
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