So, it looks like we won’t just be seeing an EOS R7 soon, but an EOS R10, too. According to multiple reports from Digicame-info and Canon Rumors (1, 2), we’ll be seeing an EOS R10, a potential successor to the Canon EOS M5 and the apparently discontinued EOS M6 Mark II, being announced on May 24th. We’re also going to be seeing an EOS R7 being announced possibly on the same day.
CR has also posted a couple of possible specs lists, which they say they have confirmed for the EOS R7, but don’t clarify on the EOS R10. If the specs lists are even close to accurate, though, it looks like Canon is kicking things off with a couple of fairly decent bodies.
Canon EOS R10
This is the first I’ve heard about an EOS R10, but given the recent demise of the EOS M6 Mark II without announcing a successor, it doesn’t surprise me that Canon might want to get an RF mount replacement out as soon as possible. There aren’t many details on this one yet, but there are a few, according to Canon Rumors.
- 15-23fps (Mechanical/Electronic)
- 1x UHS-II (supported)
- HDR PQ
Canon EOS R7
Canon Rumors say that they have “confirmed” these specs, and it sounds like it’ll be pretty good. There’s no 4K120 (it was wishful thinking, really) but there is a 32.5-megapixel sensor with dual-pixel autofocus and in-body image stabilisation. Photo Rumors says this’ll be getting announced on May 24th along with the EOS R10, but Canon Rumors says June/July 2022.
- 32.5mp APS-C Dual Pixel CMOS AF
- 15-30fps (mechanical/electronic)
- 2x UHS-II supported
- 4K @ 60/50fps (NTSC/PAL)
- 1080p @ 120/100fps (NTSC/PAL)
- C-Log 3/HDR PQ
- In-Body IS
If an announcement is imminent, I think we can expect to see a bunch more rumours and leaks coming out over the next couple of weeks, but that EOS R7 is looking pretty good from where I’m sitting right now. And if these announcements do come, I think it’s definitely the end of the Canon EOS M system.
As well as the two new cameras, Canon is also expected to announce two new APS-C RF mount lenses. There’s going to be an 18-45mm IS and an 18-150mm IS, and it looks like the mount will officially be called “RF-S”. The EOS R7 is rumoured to be announced and available on its own and in a kit with the 18-150mm with the EOS R10 coming as either body only and in two kits each containing the body and one or the other of the two newly announced lenses.