Canon DSLR Rumors

What’s next from Canon in 2020?

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
  • IBIS
  • 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.

Lenses

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.

PureClassA

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I don't see Canon having to rush to make a slew of native RF Great Whites. Maybe you get out a couple with the R1X next year. I think the 200-400 L zoom is a good candidate considering how much smaller they managed to make the 70-200 RF body. Otherwise, and extra inch or two from the EF/RF adapter doesn't make much difference on lenses that size anyway, and I dont see many Pros complaining about that for the time being.
 

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I don't see Canon having to rush to make a slew of native RF Great Whites. Maybe you get out a couple with the R1X next year. I think the 200-400 L zoom is a good candidate considering how much smaller they managed to make the 70-200 RF body. Otherwise, and extra inch or two from the EF/RF adapter doesn't make much difference on lenses that size anyway, and I dont see many Pros complaining about that for the time being.
Maybe 300mm f2.8 might be announced sooner rather than later. It seems to be quite a good seller in big white along with 500mm f4 .
 
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SV

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Seems odd at this stage that we know the sensor size in MegaPixels of the R6 and not the R5
 
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koenkooi

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Seems odd at this stage that we know the sensor size of the R6 and not the R5,
It’s APS FF, you can see the sensor in the press pictures.

Edit: I meant FF, as pointed out below by edoorn
 
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I don't see Canon having to rush to make a slew of native RF Great Whites. Maybe you get out a couple with the R1X next year. I think the 200-400 L zoom is a good candidate considering how much smaller they managed to make the 70-200 RF body. Otherwise, and extra inch or two from the EF/RF adapter doesn't make much difference on lenses that size anyway, and I dont see many Pros complaining about that for the time being.
No EF 500/4 Mark III and no EF 300/2.8 Mark III, then the R5 announcement, hmmm. I wouldn't be surprised if the next 500/4L is RF mount, and maybe DO. And quite possibly the same price as the EF 600 III :(
 
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Maybe 300mm f2.8 might be announced sooner rather than later. It seems to be quite a good seller in big white along with 500mm f4 .
Not saying they "Wont" just saying there doesn't seem to be a need to rush. The RF line penetration at this stage is still in its infancy. Those big old suckers usually get stuck on things like the R5 level of cameras or more particularly the R1x types. I just think we wont see too much in that department until that R1X gets it's full blown, official announcement.
 
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Gloads

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Well damn, looks like I will have to buy the R5 as a future backup to the R3, as I refuse to lose another year waiting until Q4, after waiting a year already. Canon is going to get my money either way, but I would rather put it towards an RF 500 f/4, instead of a second body. Optionally I could start with an RP or R, or spend that money on a grey market 5DS.

How does the 5DS AF compare to the R AF?
 

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The sleeping giant has awakened.
Watch out as this looks to be pretty exciting for Canon users.
It now makes sense why things looked slow or non existent for "Innovation" by Canon these last few years.
They were ramping up the R mount, exploring and getting ready to do it right rather than first.
Even the 1DX MII shows a huge leap forward in comparison the a small evolution of the Nikon D6 and for that matter the Sony a9II which was no real difference from the a9 except for marketing to those who must have the newest iphone crowd.
 

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Maybe 300mm f2.8 might be announced sooner rather than later. It seems to be quite a good seller in big white along with 500mm f4 .
The EF 300mm is a lovely balance between quality and weight. It would be a good one for RF. I’d assume they have a plan for 300/400/500/600 and eventually 800mm.
I’ve the 300 2.8II and 600 F4 II and could not see myself rebuying them for an R.
Thank god for the adapter. The 600 is great but heavy and awkward to move around. The 300mm is a gem.
 

Architect1776

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I don't see Canon having to rush to make a slew of native RF Great Whites. Maybe you get out a couple with the R1X next year. I think the 200-400 L zoom is a good candidate considering how much smaller they managed to make the 70-200 RF body. Otherwise, and extra inch or two from the EF/RF adapter doesn't make much difference on lenses that size anyway, and I dont see many Pros complaining about that for the time being.
The short flange advantage is lost mostly on telephotos, it is for WA lenses more.