Canon to release a 20-megapixel EOS R6 mirrorless camera this year, too

Jan 29, 2020

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Canon to release a 20-megapixel EOS R6 mirrorless camera this year, too

Jan 29, 2020

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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Hot on the heels of Canon EOS R5 rumours, it seems Canon may be getting ready to announce an EOS R6, too. A lower resolution camera, possibly as a mirrorless followup to the Canon EOS 6D Mark II, this camera is expected to be around 20-megapixels, and offer 4K video at 60 frames per second.

There aren’t really many specs just yet, even rumoured ones, but with Canon rumoured to be releasing four new full-frame cameras in 2020, and three of them being mirrorless, it adds up.

The specs so far for what may be the EOS R6 look a little something like this…

  • 20mp full-frame CMOS sensor
  • IBIS
  • 12fps mechanical and 20fps electronic.
  • 4K @ 60p
  • New battery (Not sure if it’s the same as the EOS R5)
  • June 2020 launch (We think a May announcement)

If the rumours of four cameras are true, then it would complete the lineup. The Canon 1DX Mark III is the DSLR, and then the mirrorless cameras could be the EOS R5, EOS R6 and EOS Rs (or whatever the high-resolution 5DS replacement ends up being). But then, what about that EOS R Mark II we heard about? Could that be what is now labelled the EOS R5?

With the original EOS R essentially being a “mirrorless 5D Mark IV“, going with the EOS R5 naming system for a potential EOS R Mark II makes some sense. The EOS R6 would likely be billed as the 6D Mark II successor.

[via Canon Rumors]

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11 responses to “Canon to release a 20-megapixel EOS R6 mirrorless camera this year, too”

  1. Peter Foote Avatar
    Peter Foote

    Surely anything is better than a 6Dii?

    1. Philip La Lumiere Avatar
      Philip La Lumiere

      Peter Foote meh….the 6d series was good if you were on a tight budget and couldn’t afford the 5d series. However now that the Eos rp is a much cheaper full frame there’s not much point in the 6d series I think

    2. John Aldred Avatar
      John Aldred

      I think that the RP is essentially the mirrorless version of the 6D Mark II. The R6 looks like it would basically be an “RP Mark II” which would replace both the original RP and the 6D DSLR line.

  2. Chung Dha Lam Avatar
    Chung Dha Lam

    if get proper flipout screen with entry level mirrorless prize maybe

  3. Jonny Costa Avatar
    Jonny Costa

    Rp already does all this

  4. Matthew Nehrling Avatar
    Matthew Nehrling

    Welcome to 2015.

    1. David Blas Avatar
      David Blas

      Matthew Nehrling

  5. Duncan Dimanche Avatar
    Duncan Dimanche

    with the same “great” sensor ?! lol

  6. Phillip Harpootlian Avatar
    Phillip Harpootlian

    Image is a bit deceptive since the EF & RF mounts are the same diameter.

  7. Mark Clark Avatar
    Mark Clark

    Love my RP works great
    Just need some resonably pricied lenes

  8. Jason Page Avatar
    Jason Page

    Let’s not eliminate optical viewfinders, please