Canon got a lot of flak when the EOS R camera with no in-body image stabilisation. Well, it got flak for a lot of things, like the single card slot and ridiculously cropped 4K video mode, but the lack of IBIS was a big one, too.
Canon has said previously said that, essentially, they didn’t put IBIS in the EOS R because they didn’t feel that putting it in the body was the right way to go. Well, according to a post over on Canon Rumors, it seems that Canon might have actually listened to feedback and will be putting it into one of their new EOS R bodies sooner than we thought.
CR says that their “pretty good source” has told them that 5 axis IBIS will be coming in the next EOS R series camera. They don’t yet know how it’ll work with IS lenses, but existing solutions from other brands should give you some idea of what to possibly expect.
As for which camera it’ll be in, well, there are a couple of rumoured EOS R bodies expected next year. One is to be an “entry level” model, which would probably be the most likely candidate for IBIS, to aid in user-friendliness. But there’s also another body expected that is “more than 75-megapixel” which could almost certainly benefit from a little extra stabilisation assistance.
I suppose we’ll just have to wait and see. I’m also interested to see what direction Canon’s DSLR line takes now. Canon has said that they will be continuing with their DSLRs (and EOS M), despite the new full-frame EOS R mirrorless system. But can they all still co-exist? The 5DS/5DSR may already be on the way out, thanks to mirrorless.
Surely there’s going to become a point where DSLRs just aren’t cost effective enough to continue pursuing. Will IBIS make you choose EOS R over a Canon DSLR in the future?
[via Canon Rumors]