Canon EOS Rumors

A bit of a refresher on what’s next from Canon

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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.

Canon XF505
Also supposed to be announced in 2020, and I’m not sure when we can expect it to be announced.

Canon XC20
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.

Accessories

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.

Lenses

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.

 

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I wonder if the RF 50mm f/1.8 STM will replace the Nifty Fifty that you can buy for around 125 $.
I don't really expect it to be as cheap as it's EF counterpart, but if Canon is able to keep the EF 50mm on the market, why not it's RF sister?
 
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TMHKR

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I wonder if the RF 50mm f/1.8 STM will replace the Nifty Fifty that you can buy for around 125 $.
I don't really expect it to be as cheap as it's EF counterpart, but if Canon is able to keep the EF 50mm on the market, why not it's RF sister?
It will certainly be on the "cheaper end", as it is not an L lens. But it will not "replace" the EF version, it will just complement it - the EF version will still be available (for obvious reasons).
 

xanbarksdale

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I’m interested to see what the C50 will do. The C70 sounds awesome, but I could probably get away with less features. I’m going to hold off on ordering the C70 until more specs and details are announced about the C50.
 

usern4cr

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Thanks for the update. I was hoping to hear more about the 70-135 f2L development, but it's good to hear you mention it so we know it's something you're looking out for. I was hoping we might get something like a 105 f1.8L for portraits, but I guess that's not in the works.

I suppose the best news we could get is if they're getting their R5, batteries, and 100-500L f4.5-7.1 out in enough volume to meet demand, but I guess that's not going to happen soon - sigh.

Oh well, thanks for the update anyway! :)
 

Swerky

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Sep 3, 2020
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Those slower aperture zoom lenses being released that go from ultra wide angle to normal are kinda uninspiring. 18mm at 3.5 is fine when the lens is compact but 45mm f6.3 is just useless to me. I'd rather have a prime 18 or 20mm f2.8 and another normal prime f2.8 like the 40mm pancake.
 
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mb66energy

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I hope so too.

I also wonder if that 24mm 2.8 will be a pancake?

-Brian
The chance for this 24mm to be a pancake is close to zero - it has IS and Macro functionality which increase the lens dimensions. A 24mm pancake would have another disadvantage: The incident angle of light is large so more reflected light = vast vignetting.
But I appreciate the idea of having lots of image stabilized Macro lenses - I really like my RF 35mm as a general purpose lens!
 

mb66energy

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I wonder if the RF 50mm f/1.8 STM will replace the Nifty Fifty that you can buy for around 125 $.
I don't really expect it to be as cheap as it's EF counterpart, but if Canon is able to keep the EF 50mm on the market, why not it's RF sister?
I think this RF 50mm will be the nifty fifty in RF-land - maybe they have been able to reduce the number of lens sheets or do some other tricks to keep the price low but increasing the IQ or doing some magic in terms of small size. They omitted IS and Macro so good chance to be very compact.
 

padam

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Very excited to get more concrete on the C50.
I think there are a few more months to go to maybe at some point they will announce the development and add in a single picture of what it looks from the front.

It probably has the same relation to the C200 as the C70 has to the C300 III
So it will have the same sensor, same 8-bit 4:2:0 codecs with 4k60p and 1080p120p without RAW to SD cards. I would expect it to be a shrink-down C70 body as it will have the same internal ND.
Maybe it will look a bit like an R6 built together with the vertical grip to accomodate the two LP-E6NH batteries.

Hopefully it will cost half as much as the C200 (that would be 2750$) but the price is already discounted on that, so it may not go under 3000$, maybe around 3500$ as previously rumoured. It would be nice for the lowest new entry to be as cheap as possible to invite more people into the Cinema EOS System.
 
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Billybob

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My thoughts exactly when I read that. I just traded in my ef-s 24mm Pancake to upgrade to my R6

Having IS, I seriously doubt that it will a pancake. Plus, as you mention, the 24mm pancake was for crop-sensor cameras. I don't think I've seen a modern full-frame pancake lens that was less than 28mm. Of course, the past need have no bearing on the future.
EDIT: Someone already addressed this question.
 
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