Canon EOS Rumors

Canon releases financials and lays out advanced EOS R plans

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Canon has released its financials for 2019 and opens up about the future of their mirrorless plans in their corporate summary.

Although we have launched two full-frame mirrorless cameras as well as ten dedicated lenses, our lineup is still insufficient. In order to recover from our late entry into the mirrorless camera market, we have plans to launch a model that incorporates a newly developed image sensor and image-processing engine that offer even more advanced features. We will work to raise our presence in the mirrorless camera category, leveraging large trade exhibitions around the world. Even amid increasing competition, we will expand sales of higher-end models driven by new products and aim for top market share even in the mirrorless camera market.

Canon further explains they will continue to develop and release new RF lenses fairly quickly.

At the same time, we will expand our lineup of dedicated lenses launching several innovative ones that take advantage of the new mount that allows greater flexibility when designing lenses. We will accelerate sales by responding to user need to capture various images, expanding options by combining camera bodies and lenses.

This should give you some confidence that the latest rumors about the Canon EOS R5 and Canon EOS R6 are in fact true and to expect a lot of more exciting products in 2020.

Back in early 2019, Canon themselves confirmed that an 8K EOS R camera was in development, and it looks like the EOS R5 will be the first camera capable of shooting in 8K.

Video will play a huge role in the EOS R System for sure. For example, an 8K video capable camera is already in our EOS R-series roadmap