Pinning down Canon's roadmap for camera bodies is usually a fools errand, but every now and then we make some progress. 2024 will focus on the prosumer and professional level cameras in Canon's line-up and that will include the long awaited Canon EOS R1.
We expect that the EOS R1 will launch the same way that the EOS R3 did, with a development announcement and some bits of information coming out before the official announcement.
We have also been told that the EOS R1 will have “less resolution than many think”. We have seen hints over the last few months that the EOS R1 will not shoot 8K video, which would put the resolution below the 45mp of the EOS R5.
We don't think that this will be a big deal, as 8K isn't really broadly used for various reasons. That said, we expect the R5 line to continue to feature 8K. For the folks that do shoot 8K, and EOS R5 or EOS R5 C is probably a better form factor anyway once you start rigging them up and all that.
With that, we are being told that the EOS R5 Mark II is likely a 2nd half of 2024 camera body, and we're going to assume that until something major comes along.
If Canon goes like Nikon did with the Z 9 and Z 8, you'll get your baby EOS R1 down the line.
More to come…