Canon to announce new EOS R camera with 5-axis in-body image stabilisation

Dec 10, 2018

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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.

Canon to announce new EOS R camera with 5-axis in-body image stabilisation

Dec 10, 2018

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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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]

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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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3 responses to “Canon to announce new EOS R camera with 5-axis in-body image stabilisation”

  1. Charles Archer Avatar
    Charles Archer

    Finally they listen…sucks to be an early buyer…good thing I didnt take the plunge…yet

  2. vvgz Avatar
    vvgz

    Lack of IBIS is a reason why I didn’t buy EOS R even though I’m on market for new body.

  3. Victor Orazi Avatar
    Victor Orazi

    If the Is is on the lens then no need for that in the body.