- Nov 2, 2016
I get that. As I just replied elsewhere, I have no problem with Canon pursuing that market.All I'm saying is this: the chance that Canon will offer 90 MP 20 FPS mechanical in the high resolution R (R5s) at a equal or lower price than the R5 is 0 %.
There is however a decent chance that this rumored APS-C RF body is meant to appeal to the 7D market segment by providing the highest available pixel density (90 MP FF, 32 MP APS-C) and mechanical speed (20 FPS, found in the 1DX III). And as APS-C has traditionally been priced below the 5 series, there is also a good chance this would cost less than the R5.
Mind you, we are talking a specialized camera here. No lenses made only for APS-C, no focus on cheap or small and light. Simply make it as optimized for focal length restrained wildlife as possible.
it seems as though a bunch of people are misconstruing my intentions here. my point, which I suppose wasn’t made clearly enough, was that I don’t see why Canon would come out with this FF size APS-C camera now, that is, first. I understand perfectly that there a some who want that. But it’s a small percentage of APS-C buyers. Canon has a fair number of those small, light and inexpensive APS-C DSLR models, and obviously, they want to convert them to the RF mount. But they won’t do it with a large, fairly expensive (to them) body.
so why this first? It would seem to make sense to try to capture that larger customer base first, and then the smaller one for a larger body.
maybe I’m wrong, but I can’t see why.