The Canon EOS R7 topped our hotly contested guide to the most interesting cameras of 2022, and now new rumors have given us a possible release date for the camera. mirrorless image.
Canon rumors are often reliable (opens in a new tab) claims that it has confirmed that the camera will undoubtedly be called the Canon EOS R7 and that “we have been informed that the Canon EOS R7 is now scheduled for a Q4 announcement in 2022”.
Confusingly, the website says that “this tends to align with the usual late-August/early September announcements that Canon is known for”, even though Q4 traditionally covers the period from May to September. 10 to December. But either way, the camera is expected to land later this year in time for the holiday season.
Currently, there are very few leaked or confirmed specifications for the Canon EOS R7. But the reason it has such an exciting debut is that it is expected to be the first camera in Canon’s EOS R system to feature an APS-C sensor.
The APS-C sensor is smaller than the full-frame sensor in current models like the Canon EOS R5, which offers several advantages. Firstly, APS-C cameras like Fujifilm’s tend to be cheaper than full-frame alternatives, which would be a big part of the EOS R7’s appeal given how expensive Canon’s current range is. .
Other pluses are that APS-C cameras generally allow for smaller lens designs and also multiply the focal length of any lenses you attach to them by 1.6x, which makes them popular. for wildlife and sport fish. This is why APS-C DSLRs like the Canon EOS 90D, for example, rank highly in our guide to the best wildlife cameras.
The Canon EOS R7 is indeed expected to be the spiritual successor to the Canon EOS 7D Mark II DSLR and potentially mark the end of Canon’s EOS-M series. The second camera, which has produced popular models like the Canon EOS M50, has seen very little development over the past few years and it looks like Canon could adopt Sony’s simple one-mount strategy to the whole camera. full-frame and APS-C images.
Analysis: one of many Canon launches?
The Canon EOS R7 is the most anticipated camera of the year for what it is meant to be, but it probably won’t be the camera giant’s only new arrival this year.
Earlier this year, Canon was tipped to launch three mirrorless cameras in 2022 that would be more affordable than its current EOS R line. Those include the Canon EOS R7, the successor to the full-frame Canon EOS RP, and a more mysterious third model that might even deliver with an electronic viewfinder.
It remains to be seen how the chip shortages and supply chain issues, which continue to affect mirrorless camera volumes and launches, will achieve those plans, but it’s reassuring to hear. Rumor from a reliable source predicts that EOS R7 is still on track for a 2022 release.
The only real question mark, or potential weakness, of the Canon EOS R7 would be the current lack of native lenses. Using full-frame lenses on an APS-C camera is perfectly fine, but the downside is that they tend to be heavier and more expensive than APS-C lenses. A wide range of native APS-C lenses is what makes Fujifilm’s X-series so popular among hobbyists and professional landscape photographers.
Of course, Canon may also be working on some high-quality APS-C lenses to go with the EOS R7. If so, it could become one of the company’s popular cameras and a major competitor to emerging Micro Four Thirds cameras like the OM System OM-1.