Your Canon EOS R5 and R6 pre-orders might be delayed as Canon announces high demand

Jul 13, 2020

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Your Canon EOS R5 and R6 pre-orders might be delayed as Canon announces high demand

Jul 13, 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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Despite the potential overheating issue for video shooters, it looks like Canon EOS R5 pre-orders have been in much higher demand than Canon anticipated, as Canon Japan has announced that there may be delays in delivery. They say that this delay also applies to the EOS R6 and the BG-R10 battery grip as well.

It’s not really much of a surprise that they’re already in high demand. The hype surrounding the EOS R5 has been pretty immense over the last few months and it along with the EOS R6 both stand as Canon solidly proclaiming “We’re here!” in the world of mirrorless. And with the ongoing COVID-19 situation, delays were already inevitable.

Regarding the following products announced on July 9, 2020, if you order more than expected, it may take time to deliver the products.

[Applicable Products] EOS R5/EOS R6/Battery Grip BG-R10

We apologize for the inconvenience, and thank you for your understanding.

 – Canon Japan (Google translated)

Both the EOS R5 and EOS R6 are scheduled to start shipping at the end of July and exactly how delayed your pre-order might be is currently unknown. But if they’re already exceeding demand after just a few days, by the end of the month those delays will likely get quite long indeed.

So, if you’ve been on the fence, you’ll want to hurry.

[Canon Japan via Canon Watch]

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4 responses to “Your Canon EOS R5 and R6 pre-orders might be delayed as Canon announces high demand”

  1. Chainsaw Charlie Avatar
    Chainsaw Charlie

    That’s impossible. Just two days ago people here were telling me that Canon is dead, because the R5 is overheating and noone will buy it.

    1. Robert DuVernet Avatar
      Robert DuVernet

      Might be an issue for video shooters but stills guys like me want this camera. Canon was very open about the heat issues and recording times, it’s not like they didn’t know about it. Unfortunately, I’ve talked to some reps at BH and Adorama and they didn’t even receive their anticipated pre-orders from Canon, so something else is going on. I pre-ordered early on 7/9 (day of announcement) and BH couldn’t even fulfill most of their day one orders.

  2. buzbe20 Avatar
    buzbe20

    I preorder on the release early July and just got an email saying I’m now on the backordered list how the hell is that possible when I order the day of release for taking preorders?

    1. Robert DuVernet Avatar
      Robert DuVernet

      Reps at both Adorama and BH told me Canon missed the release date. BH only got a few units, and Adorama told me they had over 800 orders on 7/9 (day one) – BH rep wouldn’t tell me details, but he basically said they couldn’t fill their pre-orders because Canon “didn’t deliver them”. I asked him “why?” And he reluctantly said, “they won’t give us any information”. It’s really bizarre! I said, “you guys should tell the customers what’s going on and that Canon is to blame”… he didn’t have anything to say, except “we thought Canon would deliver, but they didn’t”. So… I am really looking forward to getting some real information soon. It’s such BS that they hype the camera, the new lenses, they make a date – then NOTHING! I’m pretty perplexed and frustrated about it!