.Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past few months, you could not have escaped the build-up to Canon’s newly revealed EOS R5 and R6 mirrorless cameras. (Given the current global pandemic, though, living under a rock may not be a bad policy to adopt). As soon as the release event went live on, retailers were quick to publish their own webpages. Those listings included detailed specs and, more importantly, the long-awaited price. Here in the UK, I immediately headed to Wex’s website to discover the R5 listed for pre-order at £4,199, while its little brother the R6 was £2,499.
Despite Canon feeding us little bits of information about the EOS R5 over the last few months, they’ve remained extremely tight-lipped about the EOS R6. Well, now it’s official, and Canon has announced full specs, pricing and availability for the new EOS R6 mirrorless camera. So, how close were the rumours to the real thing?
The EOS R6 sits squarely in line with Canon’s EOS 6D DSLR line, which was their entry-level full-frame DSLR. Whether the EOS R6 will become the new entry-level for Canon’s full-frame mirrorless system or if Canon will continue the original EOS R and EOS RP lines with new iterations is unknown.
Canon is getting ready to announce the Canon EOS R5 and EOS R6 mirrorless cameras and a bunch of lenses in the next few hours, and you can watch the whole thing live, right here. It’s scheduled to begin at 14:00 CEST (1pm UK time, 8am Eastern, 5am Pacific) today, and should make a lot of people very happy. It should also help to clear up the confusion about those long-but-slow f/11 primes.
It’s expected to be announced tomorrow, but as a surprise to absolutely nobody, the photos of Canon’s upcoming EOS R6 mirrorless camera have leaked ahead of the official announcement. Coming from, who else but Nokishita, the leaked photos show the front, top and rear views of the camera with and without a lens, revealing and confirming some information about the camera body itself.
While Canon is preparing to officially announce the EOS R5 and EOS R6 mirrorless cameras in a couple of days, more information is leaking early, including a photo posted to Canon Watch that reveals more information about the EOS R5’s video modes. We’ve also received a tip here at DIYP from a trusted reliable source that reports some interesting details about both the EOS R5 and EOS R6.
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.
It looks like there isn’t that much longer to wait for Canon to finally pull completely pull the curtain away on the much anticipated EOS R5 and EOS R6 mirrorless cameras, according to a report on Canon Rumors, who say that they will be doing simultaneous live streams in the USA and Europe on July 9th.
CR says that their source also told them that the upcoming RF teleconverters will also work with any RF lens – although there’s no word on how well they’ll work, if at all, with adapted EF lenses – and that there are a bunch more “cool” adapters and lens extras coming later in the year.
Canon has been extremely tight-lipped when it comes to the EOS R6. In fact, that pretty much haven’t even acknowledged its existence or any impending announcement. but a new set of specs has been leaked, according to Canon Rumors, that show quite an impressive little camera. It’s set to essentially be a mirrorless EOS 6D line equivalent, but it looks like it’ll be quite a bit more.
Some of the potential EOS R6 specs had previously been rumoured with an update in March and those haven’t really changed since (except for one). We already knew about the 20-megapixel sensor and would shoot 4K60p video, but now we’re hearing some new ones that are going to be welcome news to many would-be EOS R6 owners.
Well, this is interesting, although it’s probably a typo. Canon Watch has received an image that appears to be a page from a legitimate product brochure printed in German. This isn’t unexpected, with an announcement expected so soon, but it claims that the EOS R5 has a 26.2-megapixel sensor. The maths just doesn’t add up.
Although Canon hasn’t specified the stills resolution of the upcoming EOS R5 mirrorless camera, there’s just no way that it could be this low. So, where has this 26.2-megapixels come from? Have they accidentally leaked the resolution for the upcoming EOS R6 instead, ruling out the previous 20-megapixel rumours?
It looks like we might finally have an actual solid and firm price on the upcoming Canon EOS R5 as Canon Rumors reports that an announcement may be coming as soon as Thursday, July 2nd. Not only that, but they say that we’ll hear an official announcement for the more secretive Canon EOS R6 at the same time.
While there has been quite a lot of information fed out about the upcoming Canon EOS R5 since its early teasers (no official price yet, obviously), Canon has said pretty much nothing about the EOS R6. There have been a few rumours here and there, but nothing solid as yet. It’s expected, though, that availability for both models will be announced on the same day.