This product announcement cycle has been one fraught with frustration, mixed messages and confusion across the board. This leads to the unfortunate situation in which yesterday's truths aren't tomorrows.

The Canon EOS R1 development happened on May 15, 2024 as you all know. The Canon EOS R5 Mark II announcement was also supposed to happen that day, with availability of the camera starting in July.

The EOS R5 Mark II has now been pushed back to a July announcement, with availability happening in late August. We have been told that the Canon USA training sessions have also been bumped to August. These happen before major products begin shipping. A delay beyond that would be a surprise, especially now that they have put the camera in more people's hands.

We can only hope that these delays are to ensure there is actually good inventory of the camera when it does eventually launch. We don't think Canon can stress its retail network like Fuji has with the X100VI.

We have also been told new lenses have been bumped as well, but no one we know has any idea when we'll see some lens announcements. Lenses have always been a moving target, and even more so in the last few years. This includes both the Canon RF 35mm f/1.4L USM and RF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM Z.

We do have the Cinema EOS announcement tomorrow, and we don't think that they can back out of that one at this point. As we have mentioned, Cinema EOS leaks are pretty rare for us.

We do expect Canon to start releasing more official information about the EOS R1 by the middle of this month, which is when Euro 2024 in Germany kicks off.

We have been told that there is another “exciting” EOS R product being announced, and it too has been delayed. We do know that this camera will be equipped with a “version of the EOS R3 sensor”.

Go to discussion...

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  1. As long as Canon is satisfied with their market share and financials, we may continue to see the delays. Me, I can wait, and am content to buy refurbished, which are often a great value.
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  2. This product announcement cycle has been one fraught with frustration, mixed messages and confusion across the board. This leads to the unfortunate situation in which yesterday's truths aren't tomorrows. ...
    Hey isn't that the fun about product rumours?
    As long as it is not a tool your life and work is depending on it, it's fun to see the rumours/news ticking in.
    Sit back, grab some snacks and enjoy... ;)

    ... We have been told that there is another “exciting” EOS R product being announced, and it too has been delayed. We do know that this camera will be equipped with a “version of the EOS R3 sensor”.
    Wooh... that sounds thrilling ;)
    So, M6II with RF mount and R3 sensor? Sign me up!
    Maybe that? Would be cool, even if it was the R6m2 sensor.
    But not for the R6m2 price. Put the price in the middle between the R8 and the R6m2 and I'm in, too.
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  3. This product announcement cycle has been one fraught with frustration, mixed messages and confusion across the board. This leads to the unfortunate situation in which yesterday's truths aren't tomorrows.

    Read full article
    August eh? Dang!

    Better late than incomplete though
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  4. Hello everyone. I have been following this forum for a while and I would like to write a message. I don't think Canon will launch a new camera this year. However, I want to open an issue for discussion. For someone considering switching to a Canon RF system, does Canon offer a suitable lens for birding/wildlife photography? It cannot offer alternatives, especially when it comes to prime lenses, and we should discuss this. For example, there are no 600mm prime or 500mm prime lens alternatives. You must either buy the $13,000 f4 or the cheap f11 lens. There is no lens in between.
    My native language is not English. I used translation. Sorry for any mistakes.
    Sinan from Turkey.
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  5. Cue more 24 MP whining.
    I won't whine :) but I won't celebrate either :cautious:
    I guess I should be happy I will be saving money for the 35 1.2.
    Oh wait :mad:
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  6. Hello everyone. I have been following this forum for a while and I would like to write a message. I don't think Canon will launch a new camera this year. However, I want to open an issue for discussion. For someone considering switching to a Canon RF system, does Canon offer a suitable lens for birding/wildlife photography? It cannot offer alternatives, especially when it comes to prime lenses, and we should discuss this. For example, there are no 600mm prime or 500mm prime lens alternatives. You must either buy the $13,000 f4 or the cheap f11 lens. There is no lens in between.
    My native language is not English. I used translation. Sorry for any mistakes.
    Sinan from Turkey.
    You have the whole world of EF mount lenses to use with an adapter, and absolutely zero penalty in optical quality or functionality.
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  7. Olá pessoal. Acompanho este fórum há algum tempo e gostaria de deixar uma mensagem. Não acho que a Canon lançará uma nova câmera este ano...

    Sobre a lente para vida-selvagem considere uma RF 200-800mm F6.3-9 IS USM ( as R fazem AF com aberturas menores ).
    Em relação a sua dúvida sobre lançamentos de máquinas já existem alguns equipamentos registrados portanto as expectativas é que sejam realmente anunciadas e enviadas ainda este ano só não podemos afirmar qual delas serão as privilegiadas.
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  8. So, M6II with RF mount and R3 sensor? Sign me up!
    YES, PLEASE!!! If Canon made that, it could even get away with not having a mechanical shutter because you can still use flash on the R3 at 1/180. (Unlike a recently released shutterless camera with poor rolling shutter performance and no compatibility with any flash.)

    I still have hope that Canon one day joins the fray with a full-frame compact, travel-focused camera in the same spirit as the M6II or M5....I wouldn't be opposed to them taking heavy inspiration from the AE-1 either. It could create this without a mechanical shutter to help keep costs and size down. It just better not show up to the party with a damn LP-E17 battery!!
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  9. The cameras are only "delayed" because we've believed the rumors, legends, lies, and made up stuff. Canon hasn't told us they were doing anything by any certain date.

    Another 24MP camera? Canon is rapidly becoming the "24MP camera company." So long as you do it well . . . it's a niche! Somebody's got to do it with high-quality sensors! There's a substantial slice of the photography market that will be well served by 24MP cameras.

    And . . . 24MP won't expose how poorly those $3,000+ lenses actually resolve.

    Has anyone else seen the more recent reviews of the original RF lenses with the R5 and R7? Those lenses that everyone thought were AMAZING when originally reviewed using 20MP and 30MP are suddenly not quite resolving up to the level of the R5 and (especially) R7 sensors. That's a problem for Canon. I don't see Canon producing many more bodies in the 45+MP range until they've upgraded a few of the original RF lenses to mk.ii.
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  10. Hello everyone. I have been following this forum for a while and I would like to write a message. I don't think Canon will launch a new camera this year. However, I want to open an issue for discussion. For someone considering switching to a Canon RF system, does Canon offer a suitable lens for birding/wildlife photography? It cannot offer alternatives, especially when it comes to prime lenses, and we should discuss this. For example, there are no 600mm prime or 500mm prime lens alternatives. You must either buy the $13,000 f4 or the cheap f11 lens. There is no lens in between.
    My native language is not English. I used translation. Sorry for any mistakes.
    Sinan from Turkey.
    Try the RF 100-500mm zoom with or without extenders. It works great for birds and wildlife.
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  11. YES, PLEASE!!! If Canon made that, it could even get away with not having a mechanical shutter because you can still use flash on the R3 at 1/180. (Unlike a recently released shutterless camera with poor rolling shutter performance and no compatibility with any flash.)

    I still have hope that Canon one day joins the fray with a full-frame compact, travel-focused camera in the same spirit as the M6II or M5....I wouldn't be opposed to them taking heavy inspiration from the AE-1 either. It could create this without a mechanical shutter to help keep costs and size down. It just better not show up to the party with a damn LP-E17 battery!!
    For me, the R8 comes very close, but I would welcome something even more compact! I also have a lot of LP-E17 batteries, like with SD cards, I have accepted them as part of the bargain.

    Having said that, the digic X in the R8/R6II is a lot more power efficient than the one in the R5/R6/R7. Maybe it can be made even more efficient…
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  12. More and more validation for my decision not to continue waiting and instead buy a used R5 for my trips this summer. Thanks Canon!
    Good catch. The original R5 is an amazing camera. I needed a new camera and bought a new R5 about a month ago. There is no camera from any brand that's better for what I need a camera for. (And we could be waiting a very long time for a camera that's better.)
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  13. Has anyone else seen the more recent reviews of the original RF lenses with the R5 and R7? Those lenses that everyone thought were AMAZING when originally reviewed using 20MP and 30MP are suddenly not quite resolving up to the level of the R5 and (especially) R7 sensors. That's a problem for Canon.
    I haven't seen any of that - do you mind sharing? I'd be curious to see an assessment to that effect if it exists. I was under the impression that the lenses which were seen as amazing at release have continued to perform with higher resolution sensors, so if there's some evidence to the contrary, I'd genuinely like to see it as I'm planning my own RF lens purchase plan.
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  14. The cameras are only "delayed" because we've believed the rumors, legends, lies, and made up stuff. Canon hasn't told us they were doing anything by any certain date.

    Another 24MP camera? Canon is rapidly becoming the "24MP camera company." So long as you do it well . . . it's a niche! Somebody's got to do it with high-quality sensors! There's a substantial slice of the photography market that will be well served by 24MP cameras.

    And . . . 24MP won't expose how poorly those $3,000+ lenses actually resolve.

    Has anyone else seen the more recent reviews of the original RF lenses with the R5 and R7? Those lenses that everyone thought were AMAZING when originally reviewed using 20MP and 30MP are suddenly not quite resolving up to the level of the R5 and (especially) R7 sensors. That's a problem for Canon. I don't see Canon producing many more bodies in the 45+MP range until they've upgraded a few of the original RF lenses to mk.ii.
    You could just mention Christopher Frost. His 28-70L review definitely has a bad copy to test with. And somehow the EF-S 10-18 didn't perform that bad on R7....which is rare.

    And you must forgot the 18MP Canon days.....It was worse and right now is no where close to the dark age ;p
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