New Firmware coming to the Canon EOS R

Canon Rumors Guy

EOS-1D X Mark III
CR Pro
Jul 20, 2010
9,435
2,221
Canada
www.canonrumors.com
I am told that a firmware update for the Canon EOS R will be coming sometime before the end of July.
As far as we can tell, the firmware update will be for bug fixes.
On the topic of the EOS R, a separate source told us we can expect to see another Canon EOS R price drop before the end of September, likely priced at $1499 USD. The camera will remain current to the EOS R lineup into 2021 we were also told.

Continue reading...
 
Last edited:

PureClassA

Canon since age 5. The A1
CR Pro
Aug 15, 2014
2,124
825
Mandeville, LA
Shields-Photography.com
Not surprising whatsoever on the price drop. It only makes perfect sense to do so given the new bodies will have a major improvement in tech with IBIS. Frees up the $2000-$2500 price point for the R6 and the RP coming in at $899 rounds out the lineup quite superbly.
 
  • Like
Reactions: 2 users

jeffa4444

EOS 5D Mark IV
Feb 28, 2013
1,564
224
68
The EOS R is a mixed blessing camera. The Touch Bar was a gimmick that never really worked whereas the size & shape are about right for a mirrorless camera. The sensor is at that mid-point between the 1 series and the 5ds /r, the back-focus button in the wrong place and the touch screen both brilliant & annoying. The viewfinder is cool but cameras like this need a joystick.
Focus stacking seems like a strange "mis" by Canon as was a second card slot. I like using the camera but it will not go down as one of my most favourite Canon cameras (Its not in the same ground breaking league as the AE-1 or the 5D MKII). Let hope the EOS R5 & R6 move the game on the EOS R has too many compromises.
 
  • Like
Reactions: 2 users

padam

EOS R
Aug 26, 2015
1,270
930
It might reach 1300$ again on Black Friday.

All things considered, it is still a great camera.
 
  • Like
Reactions: 3 users

kten

EOS M6 Mark II
Oct 3, 2015
81
85
The EOS R is a mixed blessing camera. The Touch Bar was a gimmick that never really worked whereas the size & shape are about right for a mirrorless camera. The sensor is at that mid-point between the 1 series and the 5ds /r, the back-focus button in the wrong place and the touch screen both brilliant & annoying. The viewfinder is cool but cameras like this need a joystick.
Focus stacking seems like a strange "mis" by Canon as was a second card slot. I like using the camera but it will not go down as one of my most favourite Canon cameras (Its not in the same ground breaking league as the AE-1 or the 5D MKII). Let hope the EOS R5 & R6 move the game on the EOS R has too many compromises.
I'm one of the rare ones but I actually don't mind the touch bar. Also I find missing joystick isn't so bad as with having long thumbs the whole touch screen absolute af point works quicker for me than a stick. What I do miss is a rear wheel around the d-pad and really don't get why the af button is so off the way it is as muscle memory on that still throws me to this day at times.
 
  • Like
Reactions: 7 users

bbasiaga

Canon Shooter
Nov 15, 2011
530
656
USA
How long before we see an RP at say $500USD? i'd definitely consider it for a travel camera.
 
  • Like
Reactions: 2 users

carina_r31

I'm New Here
May 15, 2020
10
13
I'd love to see an R Mk II with same MP, IBIS, Dual Card Slots and No-Crop 4K. That would be THE perfect camera for me. I don't need an R5 with 8K and 45 MP, but I'm feeling kinda uncomfortable with the 20 MP of the R6. Hopefully, Canon will bring something on the way!
 
  • Like
Reactions: 4 users

Trey T

EOS 90D
Feb 6, 2019
199
112
I'm one of the rare ones but I actually don't mind the touch bar. Also I find missing joystick isn't so bad as with having long thumbs the whole touch screen absolute af point works quicker for me than a stick. What I do miss is a rear wheel around the d-pad and really don't get why the af button is so off the way it is as muscle memory on that still throws me to this day at times.
rumor from unknown source that R6 will have touch bar
 
  • Haha
Reactions: 1 user

JustUs7

EOS RP
Feb 5, 2020
259
506
I hope it’s for the RP too. They need to fix the auto focus issue where it locks on to things behind your subject if your subject doesn’t fill the focus square. Noticed often when trying to focus on a birds eye. Small head doesn’t fill the box, and it’ll focus on a branch or grass behind the bird that’s visible in the box.
 

kten

EOS M6 Mark II
Oct 3, 2015
81
85
rumor from unknown source that R6 will have touch bar
Don't get me wrong I wouldn't miss it, not that much of a monster ;) However I don't hate it the way a lot seem to. There is likely things missing from R6 I need for how I shoot and the R is good enough for me. I'm kinda interested in the R5 but for how much it is likely to be in Europe I'd rather spend it elsewhere. Most my budget goes on lights/modifiers/stands and grip, followed by lenses, followed by misc accessories followed by bodies last so the early adoption tax on an R5 isn't worth it to me.