I have been told that Canon still plans to announce the Canon EOS R6 sometime in May, and we can also expect the Canon EOS R5 to also be officially announced in May.
The availability for each camera is reportedly still up in the air.
I've also seen some reports around the web comparing the Canon EOS R6 to the Canon EOS-1D X Mark III just because the sensor resolution is the same. The EOS R6 will NOT use the same sensor as the EOS-1D X Mark III.
The EOS R6 will be a big step down from the EOS R5, so please temper those expectations. It'll still be a great camera, but it's targetted at a very different user than the EOS R5 and EOS-1D X Mark III.
Canon EOS R6 Specifications:
- 20mp full-frame CMOS sensor
- 12fps mechanical and 20fps electronic.
- 4K @ 60p
- FullHD @ 120p
- Dual card slots
- No top-down screen
- Lower resolution EVF than the EOS R5
- Build quality not as good as the EOS R5
- New battery (Not sure if it’s the same as the EOS R5)
- June 2020 launch
Start loading us up on rumors in this space Canon Rumors Guy! The low rent district needs some love. Lol.
If it's not so well at high ISO this body still gets me puzzeled.
e.g. it can read the whole sensor at 4k30p, but not at 4k60p, where it will be line-skipping and there will be a cropped mode. It might not have AF enabled in 1080p120fps mode.
And might be more like the EOS R, 8-bit internal and 10-bit external with Canon Log. I wonder if it will get two UHS-II SD card slots, as CFExpress it not justified in this case. Looks like it is targeted more at the A7III/A7IV, maybe costing half as much as the R5, whatever that will be.
Keeping the same LP-E6NH battery seems logical, anything less seems too much of a downgrade.
it's probably downsampled from 5.4K to 4K - DIGIC X certainly has the horses for that.
Dual SD cards seem logical but I'm guessing it's UHS-I and UHS-II and not both UHS-II.
Especially as they already use the 6D2 sensor in the RP.
This is my real hope but I'd guess they'd use the older 1DX2 sensor to leave that new one especially to the 1DX3.
(although some say that the 1DX2 sensor is better at high ISO ;) )
All that said, the yet unknown pricing of this camera will determine where this fits. If they price it like a 6D and use it to go after the Sony A7, then $1500-1800. But then again, with a smaller body, no top-down screen, etc... Canon may be targeting a VERY aggressive price point at something like $999 and just retire the RP right now altogether. I think the EOS R sticks around for a bit longer to fill the $1800 price rage if that becomes the case. But Canon I suspect would look to replace that next as the EOS R would be the last man standing without IBIS.
No that would cost too much money. If you want to minimize the costs and maximize profit margins in your manufacturing process, then you use the same parts in as many devices as possible. The 1DX3 is what it is not because of it's sensor. It's everything else around the sensor. Particularly it's body, power, and insanity level AF system, which the R6 wont have anything like.