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Now that we’ve seen the big first-quarter announcements from Canon in the EOS-1D X Mark III and the development of the EOS R5, RF 100-500mm f/4.5-7.1L IS USM, extenders as well as the vertical video shooting EOS Rebel T8i. We always want to know what’s coming next.
I’ll break down what we know at this time, you can consider this information between [CR2] and [CR3].
Canon EOS R6
We expect this camera to be announced in May, with a June shipping date. The announcement and ship date aren’t yet confirmed, but that’s what we have been told.
Canon EOS R6 Specifications:
- 20mp full-frame CMOS sensor
- 12fps mechanical and 20fps electronic.
- 4K @ 60p
- New battery (Not sure if it’s the same as the EOS R5)
- June 2020 launch (We think a May announcement)
Canon EOS R5s // Canon EOS R3
We have been told that the high-megapixel EOS R camera will launch in Q4 of 2020. We have no specifications for the camera at this time. We also don’t know if it’ll be called the EOS R5s or EOS R3, but both would make sense.
We have been told that a pancake lens is coming in 2020, we think a May announcement could be likely.
We have also been told that Canon will announce at least one DO super-telephoto prime lens for the RF mount. There is a possibility of two being announced. Expect slower aperture lenses, since Canon already has the amazing big white lenses that are easily adapted to the RF mount.
A fast ultra-wide L prime will also be announced in 2020.
That’s all I have been told about lenses for the moment, but I expect to hear more very soon.