We have been told that the follow-up to the original Canon EOS R is now in testing by a small group of Canon professionals.
The source claims that the Canon EOS R Mark II is slated to be announced ahead of Photokina in May and will closely mimic the ergonomics of the Canon EOS Rs, which is slated to be the next EOS R body announced in the first quarter of 2020.
The same source has promised some specifications soon.
I tend to believe it, the EOS R seems like it was a stop-gap to what Canon had in mind for a mirrorless body. No knock against the EOS R, it can produce great results, but the ergonomics are hit and miss and it's a recycled image sensor.
Agree 100%, the EOS R Mark 1 was likely a quick stop-gap, giving Canon a bit of time to get out a more competitive mirrorless "successor" to the 5D Mark IV, i.e., the rumored EOS R Mark II mentioned in the OP.
Looking forward to seeing the specs on this one!
the R was unimpressive at launch and too many canon apologists spun a tale. Fortunately canon has updates the camera via firmware. That was a must
I am hoping that canon stops playing catch up with new R and it comes out as a 5D Mark replacement. canon can do better and it won’t if people keep making excuses for some of its products of late. It’s clear that mirrorless caught them by surprise. Their lenses remain the absolute cream of the crop!!
I am looking forward to their new high end bodies. Mirrorless Autofocus, IBIs, DR, dual cards along with canons traditional strengths.
Lots to watch for now!
So, I wouldn't be surprised if we see indeed a truck load of bodies coming our way this year.
A mark 2 could give us: improved ergonomics (for instance, that AF-on button is totally in the wrong place), dual card slots, IBIS, more features (think: multiple AF servo cases like the 5D4), more buttons to assign (think: dedicated buttons for very specific AF cases, like the 5D4). So, plenty to work with I'd say.
And of courses all the good things we saw in the M6 II, namely over twice the throughput / FPS that the R handles, burst crop mode, full frame 4K video, massively improved battery life, even snappier AF...
The EVF could probably see some improvements as well, as it's performance is linked to the video capabilies and those should go up if it uses a new processor.
All in all, Canon could just round off a ton of corners.
enough for me
I dreamt this camera for years