A new report on the series of tubes says that the next EOS R system camera has begun field testing with select Canon photographers. The same report also mentions what we’ve been mentioning for a long while now, that the next EOS R camera will be the high-resolution model with more professional features and somewhat a replacement for the EOS 5DS line of cameras.
Here’s a summary of what we’ve previously heard about high-resolution EOS R camera:
- A big bump in resolution over the EOS 5DS and EOS 5DS R to 70+ mp. However, there could also be multiple sensor configurations being used for testing.
- The joystick makes its first appearance on an EOS R body in place of the touch bar.
- Dual card slots, one being SD, the other is unknown at this time.
- Will be announced no later than Q1 of 2020.
The report also claims that this EOS R camera will have something to do with the 2020 Olympics, but we think that’s highly unlikely. A high-resolution model may be desired by a lot of people, but we tend to think that the upcoming EOS-1D X Mark III would make more sense as a big splash for the summer games in Japan.
Canon News also breaks down this latest information about the EOS R system here.