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Here’s a vague Canon roadmap for 2019 [CR1]

A very vague roadmap for Canon’s 2019 came to us over the weekend. It seems like the same sort of vague roadmap that happens at internal marketing and sales meetings. Take all of this with a grain of salt.

We’re told to expect an “exciting” new cinema camera, possible ahead of NAB in April. However, the announcement date isn’t confirmed as of yet. There has been some talk about a follow-up to the Cinema EOS C300 Mark II. We’ve heard that there could possibly be an 8K “upgrade option” for such a camera. However, that is unconfirmed at this time.

Canon will likely announce PL mount versions of their CN-E prime lenses ahead of NAB in April.

We’re also told that a “pro” DSLR is coming from Canon sometime in 2019, though the model name wasn’t mentioned. “Pro” can fall anywhere between the EOS 7D Mark II and EOS-1D X Mark II depending on what a person considers “professional” to be. We haven’t heard anything that we feel is legitimate about either camera mentioned. This bit of information about the EOS 80D and EOS 7D Mark II was recycled around other rumors sites yesterday, but since we posted it a month or so ago, we haven’t heard anything else on the topic.

The same person also said to expect a “pro” EOS R camera body announcement in very late 2019, but shipping may not occur until 2020. We’ve been told that a high-resolution EOS R is next in the pipeline and may qualify as “pro”.

All of this seems plausible, and with products that are far out, most information is going to be pretty vague.

criscokkat

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I can't imagine that the first pro body in the R system will be anything like a 1dx. A 5ds replacement is much more likely, and tracking speed / fps is much less critical there as good quality pictures.

They have to get a 10 fold increase in speed on the processing power with Digic 9 to even make a run at a A9 like tracking system, or have some major major increases with the algorithms used.
 

sdz

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It would help Canon to have the IDx replacement before the Olympics. Nonetheless, the 5D replacement seems the best bet for being first to market.
 
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Architect1776

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I would like to see the 7D Mark III with improved sensor / DR and less sports focus, more all around best APS-C.
I do see a need for a mirrorless APSc with a powerhouse set of features and quality to overshadow the D500.
If canon is truly serious about Mirrorless then quit fooling around with DSLRs (Unless they can't get it right) and jump all the way in with the R cameras.
They have shown some impressive glass developments in the RF mount so now it is time to create completely dominating cameras to go with them like they did with the EOS1 when it came out 2 years after the introduction of the EOS system.
 

amorse

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It seems a bit early for the 1Dx iii to be the upcoming pro DSLR - that would be a year earlier than expected to align with past releases, and to align with olympics.

I'm really curious as to what that pro body is - no doubt the longest in the tooth is the 7D, but part of me wonders if there's a shakeup coming to full frame DSLRs too. Part of me wonders if the high-resolution sensor headed for the pro-R camera coming won't turn up in this pro DSLR coming too. Nah, probably wishful thinking.
 

MaxDiesel

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Sep 23, 2015
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I’d like to see a C100/C200 styled camera with an RF mount.
This would seal my move to canons new system.
 

NetMage

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I do see a need for a mirrorless APSc with a powerhouse set of features and quality to overshadow the D500.
If canon is truly serious about Mirrorless then quit fooling around with DSLRs (Unless they can't get it right) and jump all the way in with the R cameras.
They have shown some impressive glass developments in the RF mount so now it is time to create completely dominating cameras to go with them like they did with the EOS1 when it came out 2 years after the introduction of the EOS system.
I don’t think mirrorless is ready or capable of competing with PDAF for sports or other high speed photography and hope for a DSLR in the next 7D.
 

Kit Lens Jockey

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I'm going to be really unhappy if after over a year of waiting since the release of the lukewarm EOS R that Canon finally comes up with a "pro" DSLR and it's got all the controls/features you want, but with some crazy 100MP sensor.

Crazy-high megapixel cameras are a special use case. I want a true successor to a 5D4 or IDXII sensor... Modest megapixels and great high ISO performance. Nobody needs 100MP.* Plenty of people need better low light performance.





*Yes, I know, you're the one person that really needs 100MP, even though you probably really don't.
 

Philrp

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Sep 2, 2018
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I'll take a shot at this too, based solely on the premise that Canon likes sales.

1- A new 7d/80d mashup is in the works. Those sell really well and likely have higher margins than Rebels
2- Canon has a ton of speciality sensor tech that they are sitting on, and a hight resolution EOS R would make sense. The 5DS has a great many fans.
3- Announcement in late 2019 of a new flagship for early 2020.


Now i wait....
 
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I'll take a shot at this too, based solely on the premise that Canon likes sales.

1- A new 7d/80d mashup is in the works. Those sell really well and likely have higher margins than Rebels
2- Canon has a ton of speciality sensor tech that they are sitting on, and a hight resolution EOS R would make sense. The 5DS has a great many fans.
3- Announcement in late 2019 of a new flagship for early 2020.


Now i wait....
Yes, removing the mirror box and associated split mirror AF system and moving to a Software based AF system...the Rf system is a lot less mechanically complex.
 

bokehmon22

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Oct 31, 2016
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I'm going to be really unhappy if after over a year of waiting since the release of the lukewarm EOS R that Canon finally comes up with a "pro" DSLR and it's got all the controls/features you want, but with some crazy 100MP sensor.

Crazy-high megapixel cameras are a special use case. I want a true successor to a 5D4 or IDXII sensor... Modest megapixels and great high ISO performance. Nobody needs 100MP.* Plenty of people need better low light performance.





*Yes, I know, you're the one person that really needs 100MP, even though you probably really don't.
Me too. 40 mpx or more is a hard pass for me. I'm probably going to swtich.

I think it make sense. Canon has high mpx sensor for some time now, but building a sport high FPS with good AF DPAF might be more of a challenge for them.
 

kaptainkatsu

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Here is my prediction. 1DX3 in spring of 2020 for the Olympics. 1D equivalent in beta test for olympics to tweak software for fall 2020 release.

I have a 1DX2 and I can see room for some improvement which I think Canon will do for the 1DX3. USB-C, 4K 10bit output via HDMI, bump to 22-24mp (likely 24 since the a9 is 24), clog. I would love to see built in wifi but I do know the reasons why its on a separate dongle. Would also love to see both slots to be the same card. I don't really see a need for more FPS but its always an arms race so I would probably expect a 2fps increase. I just don't see Canon having the tech to put all of this in a mirrorless camera just yet unless they have an ace up their sleeve.