UPDATE: A new report says the Canon EOS R7 looks set to become the next camera released by the world’s largest imaging company, with an official announcement coming soon in March.
This comes as an update to an earlier story (below) claiming that Canon could release three new EOS R bodies in 2022, although the launch of the Canon EOS R7 is rumored from (with an APS-C sensor) also means the launch of a new series of smaller APS-C optics.
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Indeed, as mentioned below, Canon has patented at least one RF-S lens, adding weight to the rumors that an R7 is coming.
“Canon EOS R7 could be the next camera to be announced,” Canon Rumors writes in its latest story. (opens in a new tab). “The announcement I’ve been told could come as early as March of this year. No specs or other details yet, but I hope to have more information shortly. .”
ORIGINAL STORY (January 31, 2002): Canon will likely release three new EOS R series bodies in 2022, according to the latest reports – and one of them could be an APS-C-powered camera RF mount, which clearly raises the question of what happens to the EOS M system.
While January saw the launch of the Canon EOS R5 C (opens in a new tab)a Cinema EOS version of the Canon EOS R5 (opens in a new tab) As far as cinematography goes, it looks like we could see three more RF bodies released this year.
According to the report (opens in a new tab)According to Canon Rumors, the manufacturer will launch three new EOS R cameras in the second half of 2022. The first camera is said to be a new APS-C camera, much expected is the Canon EOS R7 (opens in a new tab)and will replace Canon EOS 7D (opens in a new tab) and Canon EOS 7D Mark II (opens in a new tab) DSLR cameras – seems like a logical move, as Canon has announced that it is moving into mirrorless camera development.
This rumor has been rumored for a while – and in October Canon registered two new camera bodies, which further fueled the fire. In January, a patent was discovered for the Canon RF-S 16-55mm f/2.8 lens (thanks, Canon Watch (opens in a new tab)), repeating the manufacturer’s nomenclature for EF-S APS-C lenses.
It seems very odd to make an RF-S lens for a full-frame system, so the button press definitely shows that an APS-C body is in production. “I have now been informed by a good source that Canon will definitely bring an APS-C RF camera equipped with a back-illuminated sensor in the second half of 2022,” the report said. (opens in a new tab).
Other reports suggest that the other two new bodies are a new entry-level full frame camera (supposedly a replacement or successor to the Canon EOS RP (opens in a new tab)) and a camera that sits between Canon’s EOS R5 and an entry-level body.
Speculation about the new entry-level system suggests that it will use the same 20.1MP image sensor from the Canon EOS R6 (opens in a new tab). Rumors persist that one of the three models won’t have an EVF – and there’s a feeling that this could be a good fit for a smartphone-friendly starter camera, for users who aren’t used to it. viewfinder.
It’s never sad when it comes to rumors about Canon (opens in a new tab) – and history has taught us that some of these reports are ultimately quite accurate, so 2022 looks set to be an interesting year!
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