I have been talking to a few people about upcoming products that haven't come to fruition yet, and it looks like a few may have been cancelled and are being “refreshed”.
While no products were directly named by my sources, one from retail mentioned that they were shown products last year that haven't made it to market and have been removed from internal product documents.
A second source said it's likely that some of the cancelled products are being refreshed to meet the expectations of the market once supply chain issues have been resolved. This makes a lot of sense for cameras, as the specifications can be dated quite quickly in that space. Lenses on the other hand exist for many years, and Canon can continue to roll them out.
With the NABShow in October being cancelled, a lot of new Cinema EOS products may have been cancelled or delayed. The next NABShow is scheduled for April 2022. That said, I do think we'll see some Cinema EOS announcements this year, but it'll likely be for low volume products.
More to come…
I find it hard to believe that once Canon has done all the market research, design and development work on a camera that they would simply cancel the product. That would indicate a pretty glaring failure of their research.
Perhaps it's more a case of shelving certain products until supply chain issues are resolved and then revisiting them in light of changes that have occurred in the market.
As an example, we've seen rumours of a high megapixel camera for ages, even before announcement of the R5. If that was indeed a different body in development which was put off to make room for the likely more in-demand R5, then whatever they planned to release may look long in the tooth if they don't think they can get it to maket until 2023. I could absolutely see a change in direction as some of these production issues persist.
C90 delay: not ebough C70 being sold.
C50 delay/cancelled: Back to the drawing board for better specs and/or to avoid friendly fire with the Komodo.
With five R bodies and all the core lenses released, most of what's being rumored or listed falls into the niche category.
I can't see them rushing an R1 into production until they can gather sufficient feedback on the R3. They need to put sufficient space between the two models to make the R1 a compelling upgrade and I'm not sure two CFexpress slots and a different resolution alone are sufficient.
The 500 and 800 big whites were never upgraded in the last EF cycle, which may say something about Canon's assessment of that market.
I suspect we will see still see some releases in 2022, but at a slower pace and consumer grade products may be the priorities.
They’ve probably put some bodies on hold while they wait to see what Nikon and Sony release, and how they are received in the market (does anyone really want a 100MP FF camera when they could get a GFX100 instead?).
Although frustrating to buyers, it would make more sense commercially to concentrate on meeting the demand for more popular bodies and lenses, rather than push out the more niche stuff.
Or maybe Canon are just trying to increase pent up demand for those products ;)
With that said, I know I'm in limited company there and expect that the high resolution body would likely be one of the first to be delayed in the event of supply chain disruption.
But, then there are niche products like a 35L and the 500 f4 that aren't going to generate a splash and aren't going to be big sellers. Same with all the tilt-shift lenses. Those are the kinds of niche products that can easily be put on hold.
and Fuji GFX models
if NO High Resolution R5S or RS Model is Launched in 2022 .
We've been waiting almost 7 years for this upgrade from the 5ds/5dsr
"As of March 2019 Sony has developed the IMX555cqr
Full Frame 102 Megapixel Sensor with 6K 12 bit video with pixel binning mode , along with a unique high-speed digital readout for 16bit stills.
Stills from the sensor are a mammoth 12288 x 8192 resolution. That’s 12K in video terms a super fast readout given the amount of data coming off the chip.
the sensor can do a 4096 x 2160 RGB 4:4:4 stream directly on-chip.
It’s speculated A75 or A9 stills camera using such a sensor will utilise this Cinema 4K mode as well as a 6K Video mode "
Let's pray Canon has their new
high resolution model well on the way
My 60" x 90" + Prints could use the Resolution of a such a Sensor and its rumoured pixel shift technology
Or perhaps Canon can Licence this Sensor from Sony like Nikon and many other brands do
God Speed Canon !!!