The coronavirus outbreak caused some delays in production, but now Canon EOS R5 launch is getting closer. Judging from a recently leaked information, it will be quite expensive with the price of around $6,700.
While most of the buzz for Canon mirrorless has been around the impending EOS R5, they were also expected to be announcing a lower end EOS R6 at some point this year. Originally, it was expected that we might hear an announcement during Photokina that was originally scheduled to go ahead this month but which has since, obviously, been cancelled.
Even in spite of shipping delay rumours, an online announcement had still been expected for May, but according to Canon Rumors, the EOS R6 announcement now won’t come until July.
The one thing that many working photographers need with any camera system is access to the “holy trinity” of lenses. A set of three lenses covering the focal range from about 14mm up to 200mm. Typically, these sets are at apertures of f/2.8, like Sigma’s “Big Three“, but it appears as though Canon might be working on a stop-brighter f/2 set for the RF mount for EOS R mirrorless cameras.
Canon has already started the potential for such a lineup with the Canon RF 28-70mm f/2L USM, but Canon Rumors reports that we may see an RF 14-28mm f/2L lens announced at some point in 2020.
Last week, it was reported that the high-resolution 50-megapixel Canon EOS 5DS and 5DSR DSLRs had ceased production. While Canon still hasn’t confirmed this, and you can still currently buy one, it makes a lot of sense to kill off this camera now, with 40+ megapixels starting to become more common with the likes of the Nikon D850 & Z7 and Sony A7R IV.
There have been rumours of a super-high-resolution Canon EOS R mirrorless camera for quite a while now, but we haven’t heard much lately. Now, though, Canon Rumors is reporting that such a camera is being tested with select photographers.
It seems almost inevitable that when Canon announces a new camera, it’ll get a quick whack from the cripple hammer, at least when it comes to video. Canon is pretty notorious for teasing some pretty amazing video claims, but then when the final product comes out and the specs are confirmed, many are left disappointed.
The biggest issue many video shoots have with Canon these days is the often severe crop that many of the cameras see when shooting their highest resolution video. It was a concern for the upcoming Canon EOS R5‘s boast of 8K video, too. But now Canon has confirmed that the EOS R5 will indeed shoot full-frame, cropless, 8K video.
The controversial M-Fn touchbar which was introduced with Canon’s EOS R mirrorless camera is notably absent from the upcoming EOS R5, new images show. Japanese website DC Watch has posted several images of the new camera, including some from the rear, showing that the touch bar found on the EOS R is nowhere to be found.
Instead, it has been replaced by the familiar AF-ON button and a joystick for your thumb. This will be good news to critics of the M-Fn touchbar, who weren’t keen on it in the EOS R. But it’s not the only change from the EOS R. The back has ha a complete redesign. When you see the two side by side, the differences become quite apparent.
With CP+ cancelled, the next show of any real size is The Photography Show in the UK next month. We’ve already heard that the Nikon D6 will be making its debut there, but now it seems that Canon’s EOS R5 is coming way ahead of when everybody thought and will also make its own grand entrance at TPS between March 14-17th, 2020.
Canon has teased some real info about the rumoured EOS R5 full-frame RF mount mirrorless camera, and it looks like it’s going to be a bit of a beast. First of all, it’s real, and it will definitely be called the EOS R5.
Aimed squarely at professionals, and looking to take sales from Sony’s A7R IV, the two big features of the EOS R5 are that it will be able to shoot 8K video and will be Canon’s first camera to utilise in-body image stabilisation.
Well, this has been an interesting one. Rumours have been flying all day about an upcoming Canon mirrorless camera. That camera, according to Canon Rumors now appears to essentially be a mirrorless update to the 5D Mark IV. The EOS R5 will have a 45-megapixel sensor, shoot up to 20fps and insanely high resolution 8K 30fps video.
2020 has just begun and it looks like it will be an exciting year when it comes to Canon cameras. According to the latest reports, Canon might introduce three new mirrorless cameras over the course of 2020. And what’s more, the first of them may come as soon as next month.