The guys over at DPReview have done a first impression video about the new Canon EOS R system. The guys seem to feel the camera is a mirrorless version of the EOS 6D Mark II in some ways and the EOS 5D Mark IV in others.
They seem to be quite impressed with the first four RF lenses that Canon has announced, and there's a lot more of them coming in 2019.
The autofocus also impressed during their short time with the camera and make note of the -6 EV capabilities of the AF system.
This comes just a few days after Kevin Raber wrote a “rantatorial” about Nikon failing to invite him to the launch of the Z system....
[Apologies if either of these links are behind the “pay wall”]
These guys were jumping to conclusions to get content up. But, overall, still seems like a very good camera.
Ah Rishi, the best humour ever on CR. Rishi + PBD super. Rishi + Neuro even better! Yes, I do have a slightly convoluted sense of humour.;)
On a more serious note I really like what Canon have laid out as the core of the two mirrorless systems, the M line is primarily made with size in mind, the R/RF line is made with lens quality as the primary focus. That 28-70 f2 looks a beast and opens up a new era for event shooters.
I'm not interested in new camera but will be very interested in the upcoming 'pro' model, if it bests the 1DX MkII video specs I'm a near certain buyer.
I would have placed an order for one already but recent experience has taught me my backup camera needs to be the very same as my primary—so I'll wait and buy two of the next, higher-res, two-card-slot version. Ya know they've got one in the works.
I'm probably not remembering accurately, guess it's a toss up. Watching their video I still detect slight bias that Rishi honestly can't sense but I'm OK with that.
Alternative reading: Canon has looked at the competition and does not think those functions are critical.
Let's jump forward to 2022 (your scenario): Canon has uncropped 4k, 4k at 60p, 180p 120fps.
Where will the competitoin go: 4k at 90fps? 180p at 160 fps? My guess is those 'advances' will mean something to a few specialist photographers and will mean zip to the general public and you are well into the law of diminishing returns. How is that going to hurt Canon?
That I think is the point so many people are missing: M will live on as the compact/travel line. No matter what people hope for, you simply cannot have extreme performance in a tiny package, and trying to make both work together would require some form of compromise. There is however nothing stopping them from making an APS-C R mount system in the future with an actual focus on quality. I'm willing to bet that the new mount parameters could make for some interesting lens designs utilizing the smaller image circle.
Also for those talking about the sensor: Considering the fact that the DPAF on the 5DIV can only do 80% sensor height vs 100% on the R, i'd say its at a minimum a revised version of that sensor, so not exactly the same
For me the Canon FF mirrorless system is offering a decent number of unique features that make it stand out.
Anybody that uses the phone argument when relating to ff sensors clearly doesn't actually shoot 4k video with larger sensors.
Another alternative reading: Canon’s current 30MP full frame imaging chip isn’t capable of 4K full sensor readout and they thought that the kind of people who moan about this are also the same people who wouldn’t be willing to put up an extra $1000 on the price to cover the R&D for a brand new sensor design.
Funny, I was doing some video of classic cars and the shiny grills displayed kind of weird, which I assume would be even worse without the filter (I'm new to video). Likewise I've shot Cedar waxwings and strange patterns seem to appear in their feathers, again, I believe this would be worse with no AA filter. So, maybe it's not as one sided as it seems. I don't have any objection to the crop factor on my 1Dx2.
So is the next one out the gate an Rx, as in prescription?;) Funny, I'm not feeling let down by Canon, only financially challenged thinking about future GAS.