The Canon EOS R5 likely won’t be announced next week

Canon Rumors Guy

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An announcement date rumor of next week for the Canon EOS R5 is making the rounds, but it doesn’t look like it will come to fruition.
According to a German retailer, you will be able to “Experience the new Canon EOS R5 live on May 16, 2020”, which unfortunately doesn’t mean what we had hoped it would. Foto Hamer has clarified what the event actually is.
Hi guys, you could see the content and info about the live streams of the Testival Online. This is NOT the official presentation of the EOS R5 by Canon! It’s a LIVE workshop with a Canon product expert on the Canon R series and in this framework, it presents the previously known information of the R5 There will be no demonstration of the camera and, in our knowledge, will not publish any information that is not yet known. Nevertheless, the workshop is of course exciting.
I don’t think we’re going to get an official Canon EOS R5 announcement next week, but that...
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Chaitanya

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Comment on photorumours points to just a live hands session with everything that is known so far. Official announcement seems to be off by few weeks to months.
 

wtlloyd

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If this is delaying introduction solely for marketing reasons, then I would expect a massive inventory build to be in place by the time it is announced. I really don't want to wait once I've placed my order this time.

Not to mention, I'd frankly be happier if announcement and shipping were hand in hand and not months apart. I haven't been this eager for a camera since the 1D2 (I've sold off my EF stuff).

I can live with the rumors, just don't make me wait once I can fixate on the details.
 

Mt Spokane Photography

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The accurate information usually leaks one to two weeks before a announcement. But, with no big meetings to be held, a virtual announcement could have less notice. Even so, Invites would go out at least a week before and press release packages are sent to major web sites in many countries so they can have their web pages ready to go within minutes. Hundreds of retailers around the world need to get ready for pre-order, it takes time, and that means leaks happen.
 

allkar

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Who knows Photo-Hammer? So one is trying to become more popular