We have been talking about an EOS R1 for quite some time now, and with Nikon formally announcing the development of the Z 9, that will put a bit of pressure on Canon to do the same.
A source with a pretty decent track record has reached out and told me that an exciting new RF mount camera is coming early in the 2nd half of 2021, but it won't be the R1. Canon doesn't have a launch date yet as they continue to battle supply chain issues, but they want to get it out as soon as possible.
Could this be the high-resolution version of the EOS R5, or something else?
The R1 will likely get a development announcement, but won't be available until the first half of 2022 at this point.
More to come on this…
With that said, I'm pretty keen on the high resolution body and wouldn't be upset if it was next.
What will Canon bring to the table with the EOS R1?
I would guess it's the R7 that's coming, but I wouldn't bet a dime on it, or frankly, anything right now.
Hard to say which one(s) of these could be true, or if its something else.
Just take the EOS R and give it:
- slight bump in MP, about 32-34 MP
- 10 FPS with full auto-focus
- maybe IBIS (depending on pricing)
- Joystick, no Touch Bar (although I like the Touch Bar...)
- one extra customizable Button (I'm always missing one )
And yes, I know there won't be an "EOS R Mark II", but I honestly believe that there will be a successor with a different naming scheme. RP and R don't fit in with R5/ R6 and the upcoming R1