Canon EOS Rumors

Is a dedicated astrophotography EOS R coming in 2019? [CR1]

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Last week we mentioned that we were told a “head scratcher” of an EOS R body was coming later in 2019, and not the high-resolution body that a lot of us are expecting to be next for the EOS R lineup.

An unknown source is telling us that the “head-scratcher” of a camera body will be a dedicated EOS R body for astrophotography with a full-frame sensor. This would be Canon’s first full-frame astrophotography dedicated camera body.

The first astrophotography camera Canon ever released was the EOS 20Da back in 2005. As a side note, it was the first commercially available digital SLR with live view, just in case you like some trivia.

The second astrophotography DSLR Canon released was the EOS 60Da back in 2010, so it has been a while since Canon addressed this niche market of camera bodies.

Take this with a grain of salt and mind the [CR1] rating.

This is obviously realistic, but we’re not sure what sort of market there would be for such a camera, especially with the lack of ideal RF mount lenses that astrophotographers generally like to use.