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, it looks like Nikon has been doing at least a little work behind the scenes when it comes to their cameras. As well as the anticipated Nikon Z5 announcement at some point soon, it appears they’ve also been working on the second generation Z6s and Z7s cameras, too according to a report from Nikon Rumors.
They’ve even released a few specs for the new cameras and it looks like Nikon might have actually listened to the feedback from Nikon Z6 and Z7 owners. While the cameras will mainly be incremental updates keeping the same sensors, they’re expected to get at least a couple of significant upgrades.
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.
According to Sony Alpha Rumors, who say they “got a proof”, the Sony A7S III (or whatever the A7S II successor will be called) is expected to have an insane high resolution 9.44 million pixel electronic viewfinder. This makes it the highest EVF in a mirrorless camera by a pretty wide margin.
Even the upcoming Canon EOS R5 is expected to have “only” a 5-million pixel EVF and other than Panasonic and Sony’s own A7R IV, most full-frame mirrorless cameras around today sit somewhere around 3.7 million pixels or less when it comes to their EVFs.
July is turning out to be a potentially exciting month in the full-frame mirrorless world. Sony is finally expected to announce the A7S III, Canon will be announcing both the EOS R5 and EOS R6 bodies, and Nikon seems set to announce a new Z5 mirrorless camera.
But that’s not all. Sony is also getting ready to announce the 14-24mm f/2.8 GM, Canon is expected to announce a bunch of new glass for their RF system and now Nikon Rumors reports that three new Z Mount lenses are to be announced alongside the Z5 at some point this month, possibly on or around July 21st.
Nikon’s been pretty quiet about new mirrorless camera developments since the launch of the Z6 and Z7. Other than the Z50, we’ve seen very little action at all on the Z mount system at all, except for the obvious lens expansion.
But now, according to Mirrorless Rumors, Nikon is getting ready to announce the Z5 next month. If the Z6 is analogous to the D750, the Z5 looks like it could be a continuation of the potentially-discontinued D600 series, set to compete with Canon’s EOS RP. But, with extras – like dual UHS-II SD card slots.
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.
Well, Panasonic has a new announcement page ready for debuting what is expected to be the Panasonic G100 – a camera aimed squarely at vloggers. Whether or not the announcement page will have a live stream or simply a promotional video to coincide with the official announcement is currently unknown, but I guess we’ll find out tomorrow.
What is quite interesting, though, is that 43Rumors is reporting that the Panasonic G100 will actually let you shoot vertical videos for things like Instagram Stories and TikTok. Yes, I know you can hold any camera at 90 degrees and shoot video, but this one actually rotates the orientation of the footage so that it’s actually vertical in the file.
It looks like Canon’s announcement is coming on July 9th, according to Canon Rumors and not July 2nd as previously speculated. But we’re not just going to hear about the new Canon EOS R5 and EOS R6 mirrorless cameras. Oh no, we’re going to be getting all of those RF lenses and the two Teleconverters recently leaked by Nokishita, too.
It seems that Sony isn’t the only company finally seeing vloggers as a serious market. With the rise in vloggers on YouTube over the past few years, and particularly in the last few months as many are stuck at home, it was only a matter of time before companies finally started giving them what they really wanted.
Sony’s new ZV-1 vlogging camera seems to have been met with a very warm reception and now Panasonic’s apparently getting in on the action with the G100, according to 43Rumors, with an official announcement expected on June 24th.