DPReview has published an interview with Go Tukura, the Chief Executive of Image Communication Business Operations. Mr Tokura touches on a few things relevant to the EOS R, EOS M and other bits of information.

Highlights from the interview

  • Canon's new BSI sensors will improve video quality, high ISO shooting and faster continuous shooting.
  • Canon still considers the EOS-1D X Mark III as their flagship camera body, even if the EOS R3 does best it in some specifications. Canon is actively working on an EOS R1.
  • The original development of the EF 400mm f/2.8L IS USM III and EF 600mm f/4L IS USM III didn't consider the RF mount. The RF 400mm f/2.8L IS USM and RF 600mm f/4L IS USM came to because of customer feedback. Canon considered adding a control ring to the RF designs but decided against it because of size and weight considerations.
  • There will be more lenses like the RF 600mm f/11 STM and RF 800mm f/11 STM. This isn't a surprise, as we have lenses such as an RF 1200mm f/8L IS USM on our roadmap.
  • Quad-Pixel autofocus is still being considered by Canon. This means it's coming and I wouldn't be surprised to see it first on the Canon EOS R1.
  • Canon is focused on high-resolution, high-sensitivity, and dynamic range in future image sensors.
  • Both the Canon EOS R5 and Canon EOS R6 exceeded sales expectations. This is saying something, Canon usually has predicted demand figured out.
  • Canon still sees a demand for Rebel series cameras.
  • Canon won't officially commend on the likelihood of an APS-C RF mount camera, which usually means such products are in the pipeline.
  • Canon will continue to “promote” the EOS M lineup. Which is a nice choice of words.
  • The new PowerShot concept cameras have been well received and Canon will continue to develop and release new ideas.


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