Canon DSLR Rumors

What’s next for the Canon EOS R system and the rest of the lineup?

It never fails, once Canon announces a new camera, the inevitable question we receive is “what’s coming next?” The launch of the EOS RP (preorder here) was expected and has received a lot of positive feedback from the still shooters, though the video guys seem to mostly be annoyed by the lack of 1080p at 24fps, which we also feel was a strange thing to omit.

We have some ideas about what’s coming next, and we’ve heard a few bits of information in regards to the EOS R system, so we’ll try to quickly break down what we’ve been told is coming mixed with a little bit of what we think is coming.

EOS R camera bodies

We know a third EOS R body is coming sometime in late 2019 or early 2020. Though dates can obviously move depending on how development goes. We think the 6 new RF mount lenses will have to start shipping in good numbers before we see another EOS R body.

So what camera is next? We believe it to be a high-resolution model as a replacement for the EOS 5DS and EOS 5DS R cameras.

We’ve been told that the next camera is already in later stages of development and have been tested by a small number of folks outside of Canon.

A new body has been spotted and reportedly has dual card slots, a joystick in place of the touchbar you see on the EOS R, and “other ergonomic differences”. We think this camera will sport a new high-resolution sensor from Canon and will usher in the next generation of Canon full frame sensors.

Canon is all-in on full frame cameras due to their higher margins than APS-C sensor cameras. Though we still believe an APS-C EOS R camera will be released one day, we just don’t believe it’ll come this year.

The Canon EOS R “professional” body is still a ways away, and Canon said as much in a recent interview.

What about a Canon EOS R body for video shooters? We’re not sure, though Canon has stated that an 8K EOS R capable body is on the roadmap. We feel 8K is still a ways away, but maybe Canon will shock us at NAB in April.

An RF mount cinema camera is also a likely product that will be in the pipeline, but we think 2019 is a bit too soon to see such a camera. This could obviously change.

The Canon EXPO is next year, so we may get some interesting RF mount camera prototypes shown there.

Canon RF mount lenses

With 6 new RF mount lenses announced for development, we think that this will be it for RF related announcements until the new lenses have started to ship.

We think a non-L kit lens must be coming, but we don’t think the RF 24-240mm f/3.5-6.3 IS USM is going to be the low-cost kit lens option that some people want.

We also think that an RF 100-400 f/3.5-5.6L IS USM will be one of the next RF mount L lenses to be announced. It’s a massive seller for Canon in the EF mount and that won’t be any different with RF.

We’ve been told that an RF 50mm f/1.8 IS STM lens is in the works along with an RF 24mm f/1.4L USM. The timetable for these lenses is unknown at this time.

Canon DSLRs

We think a new APS-C shooter with a new 24mp sensor and 4K are on the way. Perhaps in the form of a new Rebel. Beyond that, we’ve heard nothing worth reporting about an EOS 7D Mark III or an EOS 90D. Though it was suggested that the number of DSLR lines is going to shrink over the next couple of years.

EF Lenses

Canon has said that no new EF lenses are coming in 2019, beyond that? Your guess is as good as ours.

EOS M

The EOS M50 has been a great seller for Canon, so I don’t think the system is dead quite yet. I do have a hard time thinking that we’re going to see a whole lot more development for the EOS M and EF-M mount.

We haven’t heard anything reliable about a replacement for the EOS M5 and EOS M6

Cryve

EOS 80D
Jul 4, 2018
105
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Germany
I think its pretty safe to say that next aps-c sensor that comes out (be it in a rebel kamera) will also be used in the 90d and/or the 7d iii.

As far as i know canon never had multiple different up to date aps-c sensors at once.
 

Aussie shooter

@brett.guy.photography
Dec 6, 2016
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I may seriously consider the RP as a second body but I will continue to wait for an update to the 7d2.
 

Woody

EOS 6D MK II
Jul 20, 2010
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39
I will like to see an updated M5 with (i) eye-tracking in AF servo (ii) compatibility to BR-E1 bluetooth remote (ii) improved sensor. :D
 

criscokkat

EOS RP
Sep 26, 2017
228
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I'm still crossing my fingers for a new 7d. The RP is cute and the price is nice, but i'd much prefer put that money on the features of the better 7d body, even if it has a smaller sensor....
I never thought I would say this but the rumored specs of the a7000 on the Sony side look like the ideal 7d replacement at this point. The new tracking on the a9 seems to have surpassed just about everyone even if it's not as fast on the FPS side while doing so. If the a7000 keeps most of the feature set of the a9 with an APS-C sensor instead it'll be a very hard choice.

I am hoping the real firmware update for the R comes with some serious tracking updates. I could certainly live with the speed of the R if it could track as well as the Sony. The auto eye tracking to face to shape and back again is pretty amazing technology.
 

bgoyette

EOS T7i
Feb 6, 2015
91
37
I still think, given the one-way adapter path between EF & RF.. that an EF mount video camera would be a non-starter at this point. RF is built for Mirrorless, video is Mirrorless, and not having the ability to use this new glass on the next c300/400 would hamper its sales. At the least, we’ll see the ability to switch out the sensor block/mount but I think that any new C series camera will be RF mount from the get-go.
 

padam

EOS 7D MK II
Aug 26, 2015
565
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I’m selfishly disappointed that a 100 f1.4 L isn’t coming soon. Not any news regarding that lens? 85 is a tad short for me..
No patent exists as far as I'm aware, so it is a very long way, there will be a 90mm or a 100mm 2.8 Macro IS some time later, some crazy wide-angle is also rumored. And besides the development announcements, I predict that a 100-400mm f3.5-5.6 patent is also a go, the demand is certainly there for that besides a 70-200 2.8.

Well the adapted EF Sigma 105/1.4 will work just fine, although huge, very heavy and unbalanced. And the Otus 100/1.4 is also coming very soon, but also very big and no AF.
 

navastronia

5D Classic
Aug 31, 2018
148
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I never thought I would say this but the rumored specs of the a7000 on the Sony side look like the ideal 7d replacement at this point. The new tracking on the a9 seems to have surpassed just about everyone even if it's not as fast on the FPS side while doing so. If the a7000 keeps most of the feature set of the a9 with an APS-C sensor instead it'll be a very hard choice.

I am hoping the real firmware update for the R comes with some serious tracking updates. I could certainly live with the speed of the R if it could track as well as the Sony. The auto eye tracking to face to shape and back again is pretty amazing technology.
Been heavily considering this myself. If the a7000 (which, let's acknowledge, is just an unconfirmed rumor) does appear, for my purposes, it's a do-all event/BTS machine, and I may have to get one to use alongside my 5D. Just slap Sony's 18-135 on there and go to town.
 

PureClassA

Canon since age 5. The A1
Aug 15, 2014
1,636
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Shields-Photography.com
I’m selfishly disappointed that a 100 f1.4 L isn’t coming soon. Not any news regarding that lens? 85 is a tad short for me..
Canon has traditionally reserved that focal length for Macro in both L and non-L versions. I have both the 85L 1.4 and still amazing 135L. You’ll have to settle for one. Otherwise it’s 2.8 at 100 with macro. But I tell ya, I love this new 85. And it’s not that much shorter than a 100. What are you trying to shoot? Can’t take one step closer? 2D6B766B-2712-4D48-A5B2-6394F28B9D7D.jpeg
 
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Trey T

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Feb 6, 2019
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I may seriously consider the RP as a second body but I will continue to wait for an update to the 7d2.
I shot the original 7d for about 7yrs then got rid of it hoping the 7d mark iii would be here 2yrs ago.

Been shooting FF since 2008 with 5D II, but always leaned toward the 7D for most of my work (hobbyist). Hopefully there’s a crop sensor/flavor 10fps+ EOS R line with 25mp+ res for $2k