The Canon EOS R will begin shipping to customers on October 9, 2018, if not sooner

Canon Rumors Guy

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The official word from Canon USA is that the Canon EOS R body will begin shipping on October 9, 2018. This is also the scheduled ship date of the Canon EOS R/RF 24-105mm f/4L IS kit as well.
We’ve also heard reports that retailers will begin shipping Canon EOS R body only packages to customers today, though we haven’t been able to confirm that with the retailers in question.
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Initial stock will be very good, so all preorders should be met. If you didn’t preorder, now would be a good time to do so.
Canon EOS R Camera and Kits

Canon EOS R Body $2299
Canon EOS R w/RF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM $3399
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Oct 5, 2018
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This is exciting! I pre-ordered the body only via B&H the second the preorders went live, so I'm hoping there are no supply issues. Unlike in Europe, the adapter is not included with the camera here in the US as you all may know, so I ordered one too. FYI I also pre-ordered the RF 50mm 1.2, but direct from Canon because B&H's website listed a release date of October 25th and Canon's website said October 9th. . A week later I received an email from Canon saying the release date was moved to October 25th, AND, get this, B&H switched the release date from October 25th to October 9th! *scratching head* I'm wondering if I should order from B&H now and cancel my Canon order.. Decisions, decisions..
*Update* B&H changed availability date for RF 50mm 1.2 to October 25th, which is in line with Canon's website.
 
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I preordered with battery grip and cr adopter though b&h. They said they are processing the order. It says battery grip may be backedordered.
 
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My card was charged today. I called to switch from to body to the kit and the Adorama sales guy told me that the body is shipping today. If I can accept shipping of the kit on 9th, they would change the order and keep my original date of order. For now, I have charges on my CC for both, body and the kit but I hope that will change soon ;-)
 

YuengLinger

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Good! The field testing begins soon! It will be nice to hear real world experiences regarding how third party lenses work with the adapter. Sigma in particular. I wonder how many lens purchases are on pause until a consensus emerges.
 
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I really hope Amazon comes through.

I'll probably stop into Best Buy tomorrow to see if they will have any stock on Tuesday. If so, I'll cancel my Amazon order.
 
Oct 6, 2018
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This is exciting! I pre-ordered the body only via B&H the second the preorders went live, so I'm hoping there are no supply issues. Unlike in Europe, the adapter is not included with the camera here in the US as you all may know, so I ordered one too. FYI I also pre-ordered the RF 50mm 1.2, but direct from Canon because B&H's website listed a release date of October 25th and Canon's website said October 9th. . A week later I received an email from Canon saying the release date was moved to October 25th, AND, get this, B&H switched the release date from October 25th to October 9th! *scratching head* I'm wondering if I should order from B&H now and cancel my Canon order.. Decisions, decisions..
*Update* B&H changed availability date for RF 50mm 1.2 to October 25th, which is in line with Canon's website.
A B&H employee told me on the phone that the RF 28-70MM F2 is actually shipping on December 4th even though it says October 9th on their website.
 

MVPhoto

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Sep 15, 2018
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I stopped by my local Best Buy store today and was told the EOS R was already in stock and in the back... they just can't display and sell it till the 9th.
 
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I want one, but the combination of our exchange rate and its release price make it way too high. Hopefully one or the other will change in the next 6 months or so, in the right direction.
 

rbr

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By next spring there will be plenty of refurbs and lightly used ones for sale for around $1500. Buying one now is like renting it for $100 a month for the next 6 months.
 
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