Rumours about new Canon cameras appear to have been pretty quiet for the reason that Canon EOS R3 was introduced. At the least, they’ve been very quiet on the subject of something particular, however a brand new submit on Canon Rumors means that we are able to anticipate three new EOS R system cameras to come back within the latter half of 2022. Sadly, maybe, none of them appears to be the anticipated EOS R1 flagship mannequin.
In accordance with CR, one of many cameras will likely be an APS-C RF mount digital camera, one will likely be a brand new entry-level full-frame physique that makes use of the identical sensor because the Canon EOS R6 and the third will sit someplace between that new entry-level digital camera and the EOS R6 however will comprise a brand new sensor. The most certainly state of affairs is “Mark II” updates to the unique Canon EOS R and EOS RP cameras.
There aren’t any actual specs on any of the cameras aside from what was talked about above, nevertheless it’s been instructed that the APS-C mannequin is perhaps a sort-of substitute for the 7D Mark II, with CR’s supply ideas that it was “perhaps a little bit M50 blended with some 7D”. So, it might find yourself being extra of an EOS 90D substitute reasonably than a real 7D Mark II substitute. That being stated, there’s additionally this just lately found patent relating to a hypothetical “RF-S 16-55mm f/2.8” APS-C lens. The timing of this patent, together with the newest Quad Pixel AF patent does recommend that we’d really see a mirrorless replace to the 7D Mark II, in spite of everything.
So far as the opposite two go… They’re each full-frame and in the event that they sit beneath the EOS R6, then substitute fashions for the unique Canon EOS R and EOS RP introduced in September 2018 and March 2019 respectively appears to be the logical conclusion. By the point the latter half of 2022 comes round, the EOS R will likely be close to 4 years previous and the EOS RP round three and a half. So, they appear about on schedule for replacements, particularly when Canon has made huge leaps in mirrorless tech – and notably autofocus – since these first two releases.
The massive query, although, is will any of those cameras see Quad Pixel AF? Many people have assumed that QPAF tech can be approaching the EOS R3 (it didn’t) or the impending EOS R1, but when the APS-C physique is one thing of a 7D Mark II substitute, focused particularly in the direction of fast-moving sports activities and wildlife, the smaller sensor will probably be simpler to fabricate and take a look at the tech out in the true world.
A inexpensive (than a full-frame flagship) digital camera additionally means it’ll get into the palms of extra folks extra shortly, too. Which Canon will wish to maximise on for faster suggestions. It’s what they did with Twin Pixel AF, placing it first into the EOS 70D. However, we’d additionally see it are available in no less than one of many new full-frame fashions, too. I doubt it might be within the lowest new entry-level mannequin if it makes use of the EOS R6 sensor as rumoured, however we’d see it within the new mannequin that sits above that and beneath the EOS R6.
One different hearsay is that there will likely be no EVF on no less than certainly one of these cameras, though which one hasn’t been specified. I’d anticipate that it might presumably be the decrease finish entry-level mannequin, maybe focused extra in the direction of vloggers who don’t actually need one. Vloggers had been a giant chunk of shoppers for the unique EOS RP.
The three new cameras are anticipated to be launched within the second half of 2022, however past that they don’t appear to get way more particular.
[via Canon Rumors]