Canon EOS R Mark II in testing [CR2]

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We have been told that the follow-up to the original Canon EOS R is now in testing by a small group of Canon professionals.
The source claims that the Canon EOS R Mark II is slated to be announced ahead of Photokina in May and will closely mimic the ergonomics of the Canon EOS Rs, which is slated to be the next EOS R body announced in the first quarter of 2020.
The same source has promised some specifications soon.
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Codebunny

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It makes sense to push out quicker revisions on a young category where there are a lot of new features possible with every passing month. As the product matures I would expect things to settle down into slower release cycles. Heres hoping the Mk2 is a bit bigger and drops SD for CFExpress.
 

CanonFanBoy

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That's really quick. It will be interesting to see what Canon offers in the Mark II. I will expect a higher price than the R and also for the price of the R to plummet. That's fine with me. There will be some who say that Canon "ripped off" current R owners. No they didn't. People buy what is available and meets their needs knowing what they are getting when they go in. The R is a very competent camera. The R Mark II will be even more capable. Maybe two card slots and IBIS?
 

SV

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I tend to believe it, the EOS R seems like it was a stop-gap to what Canon had in mind for a mirrorless body. No knock against the EOS R, it can produce great results, but the ergonomics are hit and miss and it's a recycled image sensor.
Agree 100%, the EOS R Mark 1 was likely a quick stop-gap, giving Canon a bit of time to get out a more competitive mirrorless "successor" to the 5D Mark IV, i.e., the rumored EOS R Mark II mentioned in the OP.

Looking forward to seeing the specs on this one!
 

Nelu

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I tend to believe it, the EOS R seems like it was a stop-gap to what Canon had in mind for a mirrorless body. No knock against the EOS R, it can produce great results, but the ergonomics are hit and miss and it's a recycled image sensor.
I have no problem with either of them (ergonomics and the sensor); I have the EOS R and I used with great joy but what's killing it is the blackout during high speed action shooting. If it wasn't for the EVF blackout and the reduced FPS during tracking priority shooting, I couldn't find anything wrong with the camera and this is from a 5D Mark IV and 1DX user perspective.
 

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Wow, exciting RF start to the year then for Canon - Lots of RF body choice, even a second hand RF market of MK1's upgrading to MK2s and lots of good, if expensive, glass.
 
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Fran Decatta

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They go really fast! Indeed, I think the same as other mates said up here, the first R was a stop-gap, but with decent results. Hope to see soon some of the new specs. Overall... please, double SD card slot :LOL: :coffee:
 
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Drcampbellicu

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I think this is all marketing
the R was unimpressive at launch and too many canon apologists spun a tale. Fortunately canon has updates the camera via firmware. That was a must

I am hoping that canon stops playing catch up with new R and it comes out as a 5D Mark replacement. canon can do better and it won’t if people keep making excuses for some of its products of late. It’s clear that mirrorless caught them by surprise. Their lenses remain the absolute cream of the crop!!

I am looking forward to their new high end bodies. Mirrorless Autofocus, IBIs, DR, dual cards along with canons traditional strengths.

cant wait


That's really quick. It will be interesting to see what Canon offers in the Mark II. I will expect a higher price than the R and also for the price of the R to plummet. That's fine with me. There will be some who say that Canon "ripped off" current R owners. No they didn't. People buy what is available and meets their needs knowing what they are getting when they go in. The R is a very competent camera. The R Mark II will be even more capable. Maybe two card slots and IBIS?
 

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Very interesting, though I find myself a bit sceptical over the timeline, considering that this aggressive of a release timeline seems like it would be out of character for Canon. If this and the other rumors are true, then we'd expect Canon to release a 1DX III, high resolution R body, R mark II, and a 5D V in 2020, let alone the note that they'd have several more RF lenses coming in the same timeframe. I can see the 1D series and the 5D series or R series coming at the same time, but this is stacking up a lot of bodies at the higher end of the spectrum in a row. That seems like a lot of different production lines to start up at once... unless the RII and the high resolution body only differ from each other in the sensor, kind of like the R and Ra?

Lots to watch for now!
 

bergstrom

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Including all the firmware updates in the mark 1 , what can the mark2 give us that was missing in the first one?
 
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Of course they will make a new one I just got mine!
And mine's on the way...! Oh well, I couldn't wait any longer for full-frame goodness after selling my Mk IV, and would be hesitant to spend what it'll go for at release. No doubt it will be on my wish list, though.
 
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edoorn

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I do know Canon reps agree the R is somewhat of a first attempt, and more designed from a 'we'll take a dslr and take the mirror out' point of view instead of designing from the front up, and lacking in some area's. This was said a few weeks ago during a CPS meeting here in the Netherlands. They agree the R is more in the 6D-line. They said they also know the pressure of Sony is high, and they also said 'of course we can't say a lot, 'cause we'll get fired', but 2020 is going to be very busy and very interesting, and people considering a switch might want to wait a little while.

So, I wouldn't be surprised if we see indeed a truck load of bodies coming our way this year.

A mark 2 could give us: improved ergonomics (for instance, that AF-on button is totally in the wrong place), dual card slots, IBIS, more features (think: multiple AF servo cases like the 5D4), more buttons to assign (think: dedicated buttons for very specific AF cases, like the 5D4). So, plenty to work with I'd say.
 

edoorn

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Also, this could very well be a more 'pro' body than the current R; think more like a 5D IV (or V?) equivalent. So priced much higher, and therefore not competing with the current R, that will still have it's place and use. Think of the current R as more of a 6D-ish camera then, and two higher 5D-ish mirrorless (one high res, one all round) above. And then next year a speed monster.
 
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Joules

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Including all the firmware updates in the mark 1 , what can the mark2 give us that was missing in the first one?
Besides the obvious IBIS and two card slots, it could gain better weather sealing and a joystick, as well as a different ergonomic.

And of courses all the good things we saw in the M6 II, namely over twice the throughput / FPS that the R handles, burst crop mode, full frame 4K video, massively improved battery life, even snappier AF...

The EVF could probably see some improvements as well, as it's performance is linked to the video capabilies and those should go up if it uses a new processor.

All in all, Canon could just round off a ton of corners.
 

Lukas Haupt

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Yesterday, I ve spoke with some photographer, who is also working in Canon as sales representative and he accidentelly told me, that there will be two new bodies early in 2020 - Rs (high mpx) and some low light beast. But who knows. I m really into it. This would be perfect bopdy for me, as I hate flash photography.