A budget EOS R body is coming in the first half of 2021 [CR2]

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    The Canon EOS RP is currently the cheapest entry point for the EOS R system. It can currently be had for $999 USD.
    I have been told that Canon will introduce a new entry-level full-frame EOS R camera in the first half of 2021 and that it will come in under $999 USD.
    No specifications have been given, but you can likely expect the camera to omit things like an EVF to get costs down. Rumor has it that Sony will be doing a similar thing in the near future.
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    jolyonralph

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    Possibly:

    Same sensor as RP or R (26 / 30mpx) because that should now be cheap enough.

    DIgic X (or the Digic 9 from the M7?) capable of running animal eye AF with the older sensor.

    FPS no different to the R/RP depending on which sensor used.

    No IBIS

    4K full width

    Flash hotshoe compatible with the EFV-DC1/EVF-DC2 viewfinders.

    LP-E17 battery

    Single UHS-II card slot

    A new RF 24-80 f/4-5.6 kit lens
     
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    Same sensor as RP or R (26 / 30mpx) because that should now be cheap enough.

    DIgic X (or the Digic 9 from the M7?) capable of running animal eye AF with the older sensor.
    I don't think the older sensor will be fast enough for that, but there's nothing wrong in reusing the 1DX III sensor again.
     
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    This is EXACTLY what I want. TINY body (I MEAN TINY), NO EVF (we aren't in 1980 anymore, a 3" screen is superior to a 1" screen) and the R6 sensor. This would be the supreme leader of the Canon lineup, even vastly superior to the R5. Basically a full frame M6. Make it a flip up screen too, no flip OUT. Then offer a small pancake prime like 40-50mm 2.8. Take my MONEY ASAP.

    a version w/ a recessed sensor and custom F2 lens (also recessed) would be HOT HOT HOT.
     
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    I wonder if this is the new rebel equivalent referenced previously as being a new certification. I could have sworn there was some discussion that people thought one of the two new certified bodies was a rebel equivalent because it had three variants, often referencing different naming schemes for different regions.

    Maybe one of those registrations was this camera and the other was the RF APS-C body. Moving entry level full frame below $1000 would certainly be something to talk about, but not quite a rebel price point I guess.

    Honestly though, I'd be potentially interested if the rumour was true. If it's small/light weight/cheap and even with no EVF, I could see it as a reasonable emergency backup body (depending on your shooting of course). I've done a lot of multi-day hiking with my 5DIV and have always kind of wanted a really small camera I can just throw into the bag as a backup in case the 5D goes over a cliff when I'm a few days travel from a camera store. Cheap/small/light makes it a great candidate for that, even without an EVF for me - I was really considering an M6+EF adapter for that role at one point.
     
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    The fact they made the decision to put that sensor in the RP felt really rough. Doing it for the sake of having the cheapest full frame camera did not feel like a great move.

    Too many people cry about 6D2 sensor.. its not an issue. I was going over my Lightroom catalog yesterday that has over 200,000 photos from all kinds of cameras including the original EOS M with its super trashy 18mp sensor and the original 6D. The amount of clarity and supreme detail i was able to pull out of those files even at high ISO.. i was thinking... F those dynamic range arguments. WAY OVER BLOWN for real world scenarios. you'll almost never need that. It's nice to have but too many cry about it just cause youtubers cry about it. I was floored at how many beautiful EOS M (ORIGINAL) photos I could crank out.
     
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    Sub 999$ full frame camera... I hope they get rid of that 6D mark II sensor and i'll buy one the first day

    Good new they found a pallet of old 5D MkI sensors in the warehouse and now for $1000 you can have a 12MP camera.

    Who is the demographic screaming "what we really want is a shittier camera"?. If they are really doing this then it would add fuel to the idea that they are going to dump the M line up.
     
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