With the announcement of the Canon EOS R6 Mark II and Canon RF 135mm f/1.8L IS USM out of the way, we can look forward to what Canon has planned next for the EOS R lineup.

EOS R System

Canon EOS R100

The Canon EOS R100 seems to be the camera that is most likely to be announced next from Canon. It will take on the form factor of the EOS M lineup and sport an RF mount. If Canon is indeed moving on from EOS M, they will need to replace the form factor. The Canon EOS R10 doesn't fill the void of a small ILC.

Canon EOS R1

Not a lot has been said about the Canon EOS R1 over the last 6 months or so, and we don't expect anything of substance until well into 2023.

Canon EOS R5S

The unicorn of camera body rumors. A high-megapixel camera in the area of 100mp is highly sought after by many photographers. If this camera is coming, we'd expect it sometime in 2023.

Canon EOS R7 C

We don't have any specifics, but we have been told that a cinema version of the aps-c shooter will be coming in 2023. The Canon EOS R5C has been well received by consumers, so it makes sense that Canon continues with “C” variants.

RF Lenses

The RF lens lineup seems to be the biggest focus of shooters, and we're not surprised. The following lenses have been on our roadmap for a long time and we're still waiting. So far, our roadmap has proven to be extremely accurate, only missing on some lens speeds.

  • Canon TS-R 14mm f/4L
  • Canon TS-R 24mm f/3.5L
  • Canon RF 10-24mm f/4L USM
  • Canon RF 18-45mm f/4-5.6 IS STM
  • Canon RF 35mm f/1.2L USM
  • Canon RF 500mm f/4L IS USM

Of those 6 lenses, the RF 18-45mm f/4-5.6 IS STM seems to be the least likely of happening.

The tilt-shift lenses have been long rumored to be the first of their kind with autofocus and would be quite welcomed alongside an EOS R5 S.

A wide-angle L zoom is definitely needed, and we think that an RF 10-24mm f/4L will be announced in 2023.

We have a unicorn in lens rumors to go along with the EOS R5 S camera body, and that is the RF 35mm f/1.2L. We're still waiting on wide angle L prime lenses from Canon, and we currently don't know when we can expect the RF 35mm f/1.2L to be announced. A lot of rumored announcement timeframes have come and gone.

We also expect an RF 24mm f/1.4L some time and we are selfishly hoping for an RF 28mm f/1.4L.

Canon also needs to fill out the ‘big white' lineup by addressing 300mm and 500mm. We're hoping for an RF 300mm f/2.8L IS 1.4x, which would be a massive hit.

There are probably other lenses coming that haven't appeared on our roadmap.

We'll be touching on some other Canon product lines tomorrow.

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  1. Also, if we assume Canon counts lens releases with "when people get their pre-order delivered", we're still due one lens to get to 8 new lenses in 2022. I wouldn't be surprised if that eighth lens gets pushed into next year due to the global situation still being a dumpster fire.
  2. With the R6 II and its sensor being not that exiting (compared to the price) it seems I'll lean back and hope for an EOS RP successor - even though that is not mentioned yet (or might never come with the APS-C bodies - as some say).
  3. "It will take on the form factor of the EOS M lineup"

    I'm curious about how they can put an R mount on the M100 body :D... It's physically impossible !
    Only a camera sized like the EOS M6 Mark II (or an M50 pushing form factor with the EVF) can handle it. That's just physics. Or may be they will make the cameras more "squared" to reduce global size (with a printer in it... wait !) ...

    That, plus the fact they have to offer lenses like the 22mm, 11-22mm and 32mm with same size and weight to make the concept of "small R" interesting, to my sense + open R mount to Sigma, in order to have a decent, affordable and usable 56mm f/1.4 on this mount.

    There is more chance they won't be a valuable replacement of M concept if they stop making it...

    On the other hand, we can live without it... especially if you already own EOS M6 Mark II and the lenses I've listed above : they will probably last enough years with a good care, before they need to and can be replaced with something else... and probably else than Canon or even standard camera gears then :D
  4. I wonder how or why canon manages to have no rumors leaking about future lenses at the moment. The road map which appeared two years ago on CR was very precise and had quite a big outlook, even though there were surprises.

    New information for the next one or two years would be helpful, especially concerning F1.4 primes or the F2 (trinity) lenses.

    I know canon handles things differently than Nikon, but often companies spread rumors intentionally to get the information out there without being held accountable to actually deliver a rumored lense. I hope for that to happen again.
  5. "It will take on the form factor of the EOS M lineup"

    I'm curious about how they can put an R mount on the M100 body :D... It's physically impossible !
    Only a camera sized like the EOS M6 Mark II (or an M50 pushing form factor with the EVF) can handle it. That's just physics. Or may be they will make the cameras more "squared" to reduce global size (with a printer in it... wait !) ...
    "Form factor" has nothing to do with having the exact same dimensions. It means same general shape, ergonomics and approximate size. Here it means "has no viewfinder bump" plus likely only a very modest grip. The mount size will constrain the height of the body, sure, but even that can be worked around to some extent.
  6. R5 firmware to remove 30 minute record for f*cks sake, every other R camera has it.

    Its like Apple with iPhone lightning port while every other gadget of their making has USB-C (iPad, Macbook,..).
  7. Canon also needs to fill out the ‘big white’ lineup by addressing 300mm and 500mm. We’re hoping for an RF 300mm f/2.8L IS 1.4x, which would be a massive hit.
    A 300/2.8 1.4x would receive huge critical acclaim, but I think a little longer and a stop slower would find a bigger market. I'm sure I'm not alone in wanting to see a 400/4 1.4x or even better a 500/5 1.4x DO.

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