Canon DSLR Rumors

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

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.

transpo1

EOS Rebel SL2
Jan 12, 2011
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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 5D Mark IV
Jul 28, 2015
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#8
'R' stands for 'Ready to stuff it to Transpo1 and AvTvMFullstop and we'll show them how to make a camera'
 

BeenThere

EOS Rebel T7i
Sep 4, 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.
 
Apr 23, 2018
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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.
 

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