This is the possible Canon RF mount camera roadmap [CR2]

Bahrd

Red herrings...
Jun 30, 2013
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Hold tight for some smaller lenses for folks that want a nice and compact APS-C system.
If it is going to be a 7D counterpart, which lenses its users are interested in?
 

xps

EOS R
Oct 19, 2011
980
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pro R body:
32-40MP (or like Sony A9II successor) at 16 fps with shutter, 22 with electronic shutter
even 1 step better DR in low light
better battery performance, able to get 1000+ shots with one battery
next gen quad AF system and IBIS that can be easily activated and deactivated
4k120
2 cf express cards
built in wireless transmitter/receiver
bigger display
 

TMHKR

EOS 700D
Sep 1, 2018
67
79
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APS-C RF camera, if affordable enough, will need some SERIOUSLY cheap lenses. I'm speaking of EF-S cheap.
 

Swerky

G1X Mark III
Sep 3, 2020
17
13
The RP replacement will be cheaper than the launching price of the RP but that doesn't mean that it will be lower end than the RP. How low can a camera get? I'm expecting software improvements and maybe a new sensor. Remaining things should be similar. As for a new body above the RP replacement and below the R6, that's what I'm interested in. An affordable EOS R with ibis. I just hope that Canon doesn't make it a habit to keep the top panel for high end models.
 

Hector1970

EOS R
Mar 22, 2012
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A high resolution R5 is what I'm waiting for. The R5 seems a great camera but I'm still happy with my existing EF cameras.
What would tempt me is 90-100 MP camera with the processing power to deal with it.
If it could have dedicated viewfinder zoom button or someway to quickly increase the image size for wildlife photography would be great.
I'd be quite happy if the video capabilities were basic. 8K video is overkill for most people. Especially if it reduced the cost of it (it probably won't).

The specs of the R1 will be interesting. It's bound to be better than the 1DXIII but how good it can be will be interesting. It's sure to have more MP than the 1DXIII. (I've always felt the 1DXIII was a missed opportunity - a 30MP sensor would have been no issue to it.)
Something to look forward to anyway
 
Oct 31, 2020
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"A second body above the EOS RP replacement"

Can't stop thinking about the EOS R Mark II type camera replacement. How about
- 32 MP (current RP has 24, R has 30MP)
- 8 fps mechanical shutter (full autofocus)
- 12 fps silent shutter
- maybe even IBIS
- 1-card slot (people will now hate me :p)

Canon would save costs on the card slot, no need to develop fps/ new autofocus. I further think they could include IBIS since other manufacturers are doing the same. They could save costs non IS-lense instead. But I'd see how Canon would only put IBIS into the R6 and other upscale cameras to protect their sales.

For an Amateur/ enthusiast this could be great value and guess Canon would start pricing it at 2.000 $ or maybe a bit less.
 
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Bob Howland

EOS RP
CR Pro
Mar 25, 2012
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Just hope the APS-C model is every bit a 7D3 and doesn’t skimp on the features.

There is a HUGE market for a 7D3!!
I would probably buy the APS-C model if it's a 7D3 equivalent but I don't think the market is all that large. What I wonder is whether Canon could use the same basic architecture to develop something similar for the M-mount and how well such a camera would sell.
 
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bbasiaga

Canon Shooter
Nov 15, 2011
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The RP replacement will be cheaper than the launching price of the RP but that doesn't mean that it will be lower end than the RP. How low can a camera get? I'm expecting software improvements and maybe a new sensor. Remaining things should be similar. As for a new body above the RP replacement and below the R6, that's what I'm interested in. An affordable EOS R with ibis. I just hope that Canon doesn't make it a habit to keep the top panel for high end models.
I used an R6 for a weekend and shot a soccer game and some other minor stuff. I thought I'd miss the top LCD, but didn't. Not even one bit. The third dial, plus all the info available in the EVF/rear touch screen, plus a control ring and alternate button mapping using the m.fn button and everything is just right there to change in an instant. If you don't want to do it with your eye up to the screen, then its all just a few quick taps away on the rear LCD.

That doesn't mean you wont miss it, or that it would be nice to have another display. Just that in my use it was no hindrance at all to work without it.

-Brian
 

Dragon

EF 800L
May 29, 2019
313
254
I think the R5s will be well before any APS-c body. That will test the water to see if "reach" or "frugality" is driving the 7d screech machine. The M5 really needs a replacement, and that is in some conflict with the APS-c R as described. I have an R5 and an M5 and I would buy the R5s and the M7 (or whatever), but not even consider an APS-c R.
 
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Larsskv

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Jun 12, 2015
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One thing that speaks against the 1DXR type body coming in 2021, is that the Olympics wasn’t planned to be in 2021. Given the expected development time for such a camera, it seems more likely to be ready for the winter olympics in 2022...
 

Dragon

EF 800L
May 29, 2019
313
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I would probably buy the APS-C model if it's a 7D3 equivalent but I don't think the market is all that large. What I wonder is whether could use the same basic architecture to develop something similar for the M-mount and how well such a camera would sell.
I think that is exactly the conundrum Canon is facing. The M line is popular and releasing an APS-c R would telegraph to many that the M line is history. To replace the M line with an APS-C R line would require several bodies and a bunch of new lenses and the result would still not be as portable as the M line. I really don't see Canon throwing away a large market segment to appease the relatively (note I said relatively) small number of 7D wannabes. It is a hard call, but I think we will see a 5Ds and an M5 II (or equivalent). I would note that there is no real competition from Nikon or Fuji in the 7D space, because the Z50 is really in the Rebel space and Fuji has no long glass. Canon has time to think this through (and to see if the R5s picks up a lot of the "reach" slack). I think a high res FF makes BIF easier due to the wider field of view and you give up nothing with respect to pixels on the target. The same could be said for sports with the possible need for an in-camera cropping tool to satisfy those who are shipping out photos immediately, although simply running the high res camera in crop mode may be suitable for sports, particularly if it allows for higher frame rate.
 
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fox40phil

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Apr 12, 2013
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RII would be awesome.... with the stuff from the R6! But with 30MP :S... but would be more expensive then the R6..damit!

a cheaper RP?! I love my RP.... only a more faster CPU and EVF + dial in the back. (+ 2nd cardslot) and the bigger battery?! ;)

So I will wait for the complete RF-body release in 2021! feels like back in the days before some years... :)