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The pandemic has certainly changed the cycle of product announcements and getting the gear to market. I see some positive things with stock on the EOS R5 and EOS R6 and hopefully, there are plenty of the Canon Cinema EOS C70 cameras to go around in November. The preorders for the latter have been really positive.
A lot of you continue to ask what’s up next from Canon. I do these posts from time-to-time as a reminder and hopefully bring some clarity to things.
Near Future Cameras:
Canon Cinema EOS C50
This was apparently supposed to be announced alongside the Canon Cinema EOS C70 but has been delayed, likely due to manufacturing challenges. For the moment, I do expect to see this camera until the first quarter of 2021.
Also supposed to be announced in 2020, and I’m not sure when we can expect it to be announced.
There’s a pattern here, this was also to be a 2020 announcement. I think it has been pushed back to early 2021.
Canon EOS M50 Mark II
I haven’t heard anything about this camera in quite some time, it was scheduled for a Q4 2020 announcement. There is a ton of mixed information about the EOS M lineup out there, and I’m not sure what’s true at the moment. I hope to hear more soon.
A new flagship Speedlite
This has been delayed numerous times I have been told. I’m not sure when we’re going to see it.
PL to RF adapter with Cooke/i
This was supposed to be announced alongside the Speedbooster with the EOS C70, but it has obviously been delayed.
EF-Cinema Lock to RF
Same as above.
User interchangeable RF mount for Cinema EOS cameras
This was also supposed to announced at the same time as the Cinema EOS C70, bit it has apparently been delayed to mid 2021 at the earliest.
RF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM
This should be announced sometime in 2020.
RF 50mm f/1.8 STM
This should also be announced sometime in 2020.
Canon RF 100-400mm f/4.5-7.1 IS STM
This lens will likely be announced in the first half of 2021
Canon RF `18-45mm f/3.5-6.3
This will also likely be announced in the first half of 2021
Canon RF 24mm f/2.8 IS Macro STM
This will likely be announced in the 2nd half of 2021.
Canon RF 70-135mm f/2L USM
I do not have a guess as to when this lens is going to be announced, if at all. It has been mentioned to me so many times, that I do believe it exists.
There are obviously more rumored products, but this is the stuff I think is most likely to be coming. We’re probably a couple of years from things normalizing to some degree, so announcements and shipping will be a moving target for now.