Major Canon announcements in February and May of this year [CR2]

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I hope you enjoy it. I was dubious about the R but having bought one I love it and the lenses are wonderful.
Tony Northrup seemed partly dubious, autumn 2018. Recently he released a video about transition to EOS R for video. Interesting how entanglement in specs got so many people to lose track of some simple practices. Unfortunately, content posters like Polin and Northrup have put themselves in a position where they can't wait a half year to utter a more well rounded opinion.

PS .. in the video, I think Northrup set things up intentionally for demo purpose. Later into the video it changes as the narrative continues.

At 2:51 is where he reveals the camera being used.

 
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tron

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Canon, specialist in release of cameras I don't want. Well, it's going to be a long wait then :-( I want a 5DIV successor, not more than 40 mpx, not less than what we've got with the 5DIV. I expect both speculated cameras to not fill the bill for us, wedding photogs.
I believe your wish will be fullfilled in the same way Nikon made the D780 the same megapixels as D750. 30Mpixels are enough and at the same time they have better low light performance than a camera with higher density. At the same time there will be a Rs with a lot of megapixels that Canon will not wish to have an internal competition.

Personally I would like the same as you. For low light and general purpose 5DIV is fantastic. It balances many aspects (Mpixels, speed, low light performance) quite well.
 

JPAZ

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Would really like to go 100% mirrorless. Anxious to see what Canon can do to make me sell my 5Div. Rx with 2 slots and better EVF refresh rate?

I'll hang on to my EF stable of lenses for now. They work well on the RP with adapter.
 
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I want a Canon body to blow away Sony A7RIV.
It was released. It's called the 1DX mk iii. A workhorse so durable that I don't think Sony has anything comparable to. Although, even the pro grade construction of the 1DX mk ii we much better too for actual total build. The 1DX mk iii has reams of features I'd never need, but it's understandable why so many photographers stick with the 1DX line. The weight is reasonable too. I've heard some make rediculous comments like "arms falling off" at the end of the day, but I use a chainsaw often, and the 1DX bodies are "light as a feather" by comparison.

This woman seems to have no problem using a 1DX mk iii in the field.

 
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I believe your wish will be fullfilled in the same way Nikon made the D780 the same megapixels as D750. 30Mpixels are enough and at the same time they have better low light performance than a camera with higher density. At the same time there will be a Rs with a lot of megapixels that Canon will not wish to have an internal competition.

Personally I would like the same as you. For low light and general purpose 5DIV is fantastic. It balances many aspects (Mpixels, speed, low light performance) quite well.
But the rumour speculates about the Sony A7S, which is just 12mpx. Maybe they are going to use sensor from 1DX III, which is 20mpx? Dunno, but would not like to go lower than 24-28 mpx.
 

keithcooper

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Tony Northrup seemed partly dubious, autumn 2018. Recently he released a video about transition to EOS R for video. Interesting how entanglement in specs got so many people to lose track of some simple practices. Unfortunately, content posters like Polin and Northrup have put themselves in a position where they can't wait a half year to utter a more well rounded opinion.

PS .. in the video, I think Northrup set things up intentionally for demo purpose. Later into the video it changes as the narrative continues.

At 2:51 is where he reveals the camera being used.

Yeah, but this is the 2020 version of Ken Rockwell™ we're talking about... ;-)
 
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Gazwas

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Canon, specialist in release of cameras I don't want. Well, it's going to be a long wait then :-( I want a 5DIV successor, not more than 40 mpx, not less than what we've got with the 5DIV. I expect both speculated cameras to not fill the bill for us, wedding photogs.
From my perspective wedding photographers have been very well served by Canon over recent years and the market areas Sony has stepped into that need the most attention.
 

Chaitanya

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Along with new bodies(hopefully a mirrorless 5D and 7D) I am waiting for macro lenses for RF mount to arrive(most probably will be 100mm to start off) with 180mm macro being on top of list.
 

tron

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But the rumour speculates about the Sony A7S, which is just 12mpx. Maybe they are going to use sensor from 1DX III, which is 20mpx? Dunno, but would not like to go lower than 24-28 mpx.
I was talking about 5DV since you said the successor of 5DIV. If you meant mirrorless this will happen eventually with EOS R II just maybe not now but in a year more or less. If the rumors are true I guess Canon are trying to cover all cases from lowest to highest mpixels. If you really meant 5DV then in both previous cases 1DX/5D3 and 1DXII/5D4 the announcements were within 6 months more or less If I recall correctly. So I cannot think 1DXIII/5DV announcements would be much different.
 

slclick

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My personal purchasing philosophy for 2020 (PPP) If Canon doesn't make very close to the body I am seeking to replace or complement my 5D3, I will put my camera budget into glass. Good Canon lenses. Therefore when the body does arrive, it will be well matched. No stop gaps. Done those, sold those.
 
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Video Centric camera from canon, now that's interesting can't wait to see what Canon bring to counter Sony A7S series