Canon DSLR Rumors

The rest of 2019 for Canon will be about updating dated product lines [CR2]

Late 2018 and early 2019 have been pretty busy for Canon, mostly with the launch of the EOS R, EOS RP and 10 new RF mount lenses. It doesn’t look like the 2nd half will be quite as exciting.

We’re told that the 2nd half of 2019 will be more about updating older product lines and launch some new lines such as the ZV-123 instant print camera.

This is what we’re told to expect.

Three new G series PowerShot cameras. The PowerShot G7 X Mark III has been a bit of a unicorn around these parts, but it’s obvious that it’s coming. We can also expect a PowerShot G5 X Mark II and a PowerShot G9 X Mark III.

As far as DSLRs, we’re told to only expect amateur level cameras such as Rebels and the EOS 80D replacement.

The Cinema EOS lineup will see an update, along with new camcorders and a new camera type for video shooters.

Nothing major in the way of the EOS R system, no new cameras and no major lens announcements. Though the source did say that a new Speedlite focused on the EOS R system is in the works.

The same source also said that the Canon Rumors readers would be disappointed to know that a “professional level” camera such a replacement for the EOS 7D Mark II or EOS-1D X Mark II isn’t scheduled for this year.

I will add that I have heard nothing in regards to the EOS M lineup. It wouldn’t surprise me to see Canon ride out the EOS M50 for the rest of the year.

Early 2020 is apparently going to be a major release period for Canon.

Randywayne

I'm New Here
Oct 9, 2018
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I would consider an update to the 80D to be a pretty big announcement. Let's just hope it isn't nothing more than an increase of 2-4mp to the sensor and 1 fps to shooting.
 
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tiggy@mac.com

Pentax K-1000
Jan 20, 2014
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I would consider an update to the 80D to be a pretty big announcement. Let's just hope it isn't nothing more than an increase of 2-4mp to the sensor and 1 fps to shooting.
Your post above reminds me of the time my very young son opened up a gift while uttering, "I just hope this isn't a sweater." He got a sweater. You're getting a sweater. We're all getting sweaters.
 

Joules

EOS 80D
Jul 16, 2017
155
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Hamburg, Germany
I've heard absolutely nothing about the EOS M lineup. It makes sense they'd just ride out the M50, it sells really well and doesn't cost a lot.
What's up with that? I thought this rumor pretty much confirmed we're getting replacements for the M series:


From all those certified cameras, the EOS R (Edit: meant the RP) was the only one released so far. There's a bunch of M and SLR on that list. Especially the 32 MP 90D sounds really interesting. And you mentioned a rumor about the upcoming 24MP sensors beeing new designs recently. So those M6 and M5 upgrades could be quite interesting as well.
 

Canon Rumors Guy

EOS 1D MK II
Jul 20, 2010
7,478
259
Canada
www.canonrumors.com
What's up with that? I thought this rumor pretty much confirmed we're getting replacements for the M series:


From all those certified cameras, the EOS R (Edit: meant the RP) was the only one released so far. There's a bunch of M and SLR on that list. Especially the 32 MP 90D sounds really interesting. And you mentioned a rumor about the upcoming 24MP sensors beeing new designs recently. So those M6 and M5 upgrades could be quite interesting as well.
Those certification guesses can change over time. There have also been a few times that a "certified' product never actually gets released.
 
Feb 28, 2019
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I've been wondering if the faked G7X Mk 3 render that looked so amazing made Canon push back the real one because it looked so boring and incremental compared to the fake design.
 
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epiieq1

EOS 5D III, 1DX
Aug 9, 2013
33
17
I'd call the total of 10 lenses launched a "paper" launch a la computer components. Yes, they launched 4 and announced 6, but none of the 6 announced will be available for awhile. Only the 4 launched/announced with the R are available for order (or were for pre-order). They haven't even shown real models to anyone of the next 6 yet, just mock-ups. Yes, the lineup looks awesome, but at this time, that's all it is - "looks". I'm really hoping to see some awesome quality out of these new lenses. This year seems to be more of a "calm before the storm" for Canon, and I'm really hoping that it builds to a raging one rather than something that fizzles out instead of hitting like we hope.
 

BrightTiger

EOS M50
Aug 21, 2015
29
19
Not terribly surprised, coupled with CEO Fujio Mitarai's statement regarding their view of the market in the next couple of years. I am waiting on the M5 II (or whatever replaces it) but I've thought about what would make me buy it and frankly there's not a lot other than IBIS or BSI or a variable angle screen that are just must-haves (and even I might need two of those must-haves to reasonably think of paying full price). Mind you I'm talking realistic upgrades, not pie-in-the-sky BS. But that's the world makers and buyers are in - unless there's a breakthrough or they decide to make good with Kasey of Camera Conspiracies, Tony & Chelsea and everyone one of us and deliver a friggin' camera with all of the options that should be on a camera.... there's not a whole lot that's really, really compelling to pay full price. The environment around photography is changing rapidly while the technology is stagnating. The makers are likely going to sit back and ponder their moves towards profitability. And that might mean waiting for the world to figure out if still cameras have major seat at the table or become a 2nd tier citizen to some form of video cams or other media equipment or smartphones simply eat the marketplace.
 

QuisUtDeus

EOS 80D
Feb 20, 2019
115
80
OK now i am confused.. I thought the song was that the 80D and 7D mark II successor would be fused into one..
:unsure::sneaky:
It's all about points of view. "Merged into one" may mean that the 90D moves upmarket and subsumes the 7D's role, and "no new professional camera" may mean that the 90D doesn't reach the heights of the 7D line, or what Canon (or this source) considers "pro". So it could be that the 90D is released, no 7D3 is ever released, and it's not a "pro" camera. This may mean that the 90D still has tilty-flippy and no joystick, but acquires even more speed and AF prowess.
 
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criscokkat

EOS 80D
Sep 26, 2017
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It's all about points of view. "Merged into one" may mean that the 90D moves upmarket and subsumes the 7D's role, and "no new professional camera" may mean that the 90D doesn't reach the heights of the 7D line, or what Canon (or this source) considers "pro". So it could be that the 90D is released, no 7D3 is ever released, and it's not a "pro" camera. This may mean that the 90D still has tilty-flippy and no joystick, but acquires even more speed and AF prowess.
I'd be 100% ok with this. Especially if the MP count is making a significant jump too, for better sports cropping.
 

flip314

EOS 80D
Sep 26, 2018
122
124
I'm curious, other than 4K, what would you be hoping for?
I'm curious too, the 80D is only 3 years old, and it's not lacking much (other than possibly 4K). Give it a resolution bump, maybe the better AF system from the 7d Mk II, I'm not even sure what else. A few FPS?

The 7d mark ii is 4.5 years old, I wonder if there still is a chance that these lines get merged?