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Canon EOS R6 announcement moved to July [CR2]

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I have been told that the official announcement for the Canon EOS R6 will not happen until July now. This is coming from two sources and contradicts our own report from two weeks ago that said the camera was still scheduled for announcement in May.

I have also been told not to expect the Canon EOS R6 to begin shipping until late Q3 in 2020, which sounds like August/September.

I haven’t been told if we’ll get a similar development announcement for the EOS R6 that we have had for the EOS R5, but I can’t see that happening.

Canon EOS R6 Specifications:

  • 20mp full-frame CMOS sensor
  • IBIS
  • 12fps mechanical and 20fps electronic.
  • 4K @ 60p
  • FullHD @ 120p
  • Dual card slots
  • No top-down screen
  • Lower resolution EVF than the EOS R5
  • Build quality not as good as the EOS R5
  • New battery (Not sure if it’s the same as the EOS R5)
  • July 2020 launch

DBounce

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Can’t say I’m surprised. Let’s hope that the R5 stays on schedule.
 
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Mark3794

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I hope the R5 announcement will be in May, i can't read anymore the fanboys saying over and over "15 seconds record limit in 8k" "It's just a piece of plastic it won't even turn on" "2022 announcement"
 
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Stuart

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Damm, i was looking forward to hearing how that would work, and whether is was a video/vlog targeted body, or a cheap entry RF mount FF model that might replace my 6D one day.
 
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ahsanford

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I hope the R5 announcement will be in May, i can't read anymore the fanboys saying over and over "15 seconds record limit in 8k" "It's just a piece of plastic it won't even turn on" "2022 announcement"


I'm wondering if there is an R5 surprise that allows Canon to sell it at a 5D price point yet still get the bigger dollars for the 8K functionality.

I still think it's a $3499 body, but I would not be shocked at all if there was a one-time service center trip + nasty fee or expensive external bolt-on required to get 8K working. But I haven't obsessed over each wave of announcements -- I don't know if Canon has already stated if that will / will not be the case.

- A
 
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DBounce

Canon Eos R3
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I'm wondering if there is an R5 surprise that allows Canon to sell it at a 5D price point yet still get the bigger dollars for the 8K functionality.

I still think it's a $3499 body, but I would not be shocked at all if there was a one-time service center trip + nasty fee or expensive external bolt-on required to get 8K working. But I haven't obsessed over each wave of announcements -- I don't know if Canon has already stated if that will / will not be the case.

- A
I wouldn’t mind seeing a higher compression ratio enabled for raw with the handgrip, as I believe that would avoid Red’s patent... meaning Canon could implement this higher compression ratio without fear of legal repercussions from Red.
 

Wikzo

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Apr 23, 2020
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I always thought it was a bit weird that they would talk about R5 and R6 at the same time (May?). Wouldn't it be better to spread the announcements out a bit so there is more focus on each one?
 
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herein2020

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I hope this rumor is wrong, the R6 is the only new camera from Canon that I plan to buy.
 
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Chaitanya

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Expected and its been a trend across all industries. Even AMD, nVidia and Intel moved their announcements in wake of current human malware.
 
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Whowe

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Agree. I also think we are crazy if we don't think this is going to push the R5 also. Canon said they were looking at releasing with low inventory or waiting till fall with higher inventory. I think this answers that question.
 
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bbasiaga

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Time to send the Canon Rumors black ops team in to canon headquarters to find a pre-production R6 body and confirm all the specs. Two more months is not acceptable!

;)
 
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Mark3794

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I'm wondering if there is an R5 surprise that allows Canon to sell it at a 5D price point yet still get the bigger dollars for the 8K functionality.

I still think it's a $3499 body, but I would not be shocked at all if there was a one-time service center trip + nasty fee or expensive external bolt-on required to get 8K working. But I haven't obsessed over each wave of announcements -- I don't know if Canon has already stated if that will / will not be the case.

- A
Sounds like no, they already specified "internal 8k" many times, also the C-log paid upgrade for the 5DmkIV came long after the camera was shipping, they never announced the 5DmkIV having C-log in the original specs

Price is a big mistery right now... Specswise even 4k$ would be reasonable, there is simply no camera with the same specs
 
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H. Jones

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Here I sit desperately hoping I could still have an R5 in my hands by August and slowly realizing that probably won't be the case even if I get the very first preorder
 

slclick

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Dec 17, 2013
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A new level of patience needs to be applied here. I'll take these new dates and add a few months and I'm going to stop reading every little thing, it's got to be unhealthy. Bigger issues at play right now.
 
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