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Is the new Canon full frame mirrorless called the EOS R?

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Since yesterday’s post, we’ve been getting a lot of information from unknown sources. I’m going to just post them all here without a rumor rating and you can do what you’d like with this information.

Canon EOS R Information:

  • Name: Canon EOS R
  • RF Mount (New mount, possible EF compatibility?)
  • No reports of new “RF” lenses being announced alongside the body.
  • Similar ergonomics to the EOS M50
  • Slightly larger body than the EOS M50
  • Will compete with the Sony A7 III & Nikon Z6
  • 24mp or 28mp (Two different reports)
  • Announcement September 5, 2018

As I mentioned, I won’t be rating any of this information going forward. We only have one more week to wait to wait for the reveal.

3kramd5

EOS R6
Mar 2, 2012
3,084
405
Someone was joking last week about R being remote mount. I guess you connect it with a coax cable (RF)...
 
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transpo1

EOS RP
Jan 12, 2011
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103
EOS M, R- why not just keep going through the alphabet? :)

Now, what does R stand for? Reflex (ironic), Resist (as in resist change), Resolution (not with 28MP, Retails for less than Sony?

None of these are very good but that’s all I can think of before I have my coffee. :coffee:
 

Mikehit

EOS R6
Jul 28, 2015
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'R' stands for 'Ready to stuff it to Transpo1 and AvTvMFullstop and we'll show them how to make a camera'
 

BeenThere

EOS R
CR Pro
Sep 4, 2012
1,243
672
Eastern Shore
Can’t believe Canon has held info this tight a few days prior to announcement which makes me very skeptical there will be an announcement on 5 Sept.
 

Mikehit

EOS R6
Jul 28, 2015
3,357
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Can’t believe Canon has held info this tight a few days prior to announcement which makes me very skeptical there will be an announcement on 5 Sept.

If I recall correctly the 5DS/R took everyone by surprise as did video on the 5Dmkii. Canon have a good track record on keeping things quiet.
 
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CanoKnight

EOS 90D
Jul 7, 2014
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If it's really [email protected] , then afaiac it's another piece of garbage from Canon. Canon's intention above everything else is to protect their more expensive line video cameras. Canon can go F themselves.
 
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fullstop

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  • RF Mount (New mount, possible EF compatibility?)
  • Similar ergonomics to the EOS M50
  • Slightly larger body than the EOS M50
  • Will compete with the Sony A7 III & Nikon Z6

yes, yes yes. That would be fully in line with my "highly esoteric" o_O expectations. :p

No problem, if Canon decides to call new mount lenses "RF" instead of "EF-X". Although RF sounds like a "Rangefinder" acronym to me. :)


PS: maybe I posed as an inside source and sent those "specs" to CR guy :eek: ... just joking, would never do that.
 

ken

Engineer, snapper of photos, player of banjos
CR Pro
Aug 8, 2016
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Can’t believe Canon has held info this tight a few days prior to announcement which makes me very skeptical there will be an announcement on 5 Sept.

Here's how you do it. "If this leaks ahead of announcement, no bonuses for anyone."

It works.
 
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ahsanford

Particular Member
Aug 16, 2012
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Can’t believe Canon has held info this tight a few days prior to announcement which makes me very skeptical there will be an announcement on 5 Sept.


Could still happen, but yes. Also the EF-M 32 prime announcement has me thinking we might see an M5 II (or possibly even higher end EF-M rig) instead of a FF announcement.

- A
 
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.jan

EOS M6 Mark II
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A new mount with ZERO lenses. That's very realible. =d
Launching an entirely new mount with no new lenses, because the entire back catalog of existing EF lenses is fully compatible would be an unprecedented power move.
 
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