Canon listened to our wallets this year and released the attractively priced EOS R7 and EOS R10. And now, according to the latest rumors, it is planning to do the same for its full-frame mirrorless cameras with the EOS R successor.
Reliable Rumors about Canon (opens in a new tab) says that this new full-frame camera, which will feature a larger sensor than the EOS R7 and EOS R10, “will be a kind of replacement for the original Canon EOS R, but it won’t be called the Canon EOS R Mark II” . It’s potential music to those who can’t afford Canon’s current full-frame camera models.
When the Canon EOS R launched in 2018, it was a perfect go-to for all types of photography – and Canon Rumors said that its successor “will be below the Canon EOS R6”, which means it will have much lower price of $2,499 / £2,499 / AU$4,499 model.
It’s not yet clear exactly how much lower, but there could certainly be a price tag under $2,000. The Canon EOS R is available now for $1,799 / £1,699 / AU$2,199, and it looks like Canon is yet to prepare a successor to the low-cost Canon EOS RP. Sadly, Canon Rumors says that “increased costs in the supply chain may have delayed or damaged the rumored $899 full-frame R-series camera”, meaning the sequel to The EOS R will have an important role to play.
It would be a shame if that affordable full-frame camera didn’t see the light of day. But an affordable EOS R successor is exactly what Canon’s lineup (and keen photographers) needs right now. We’re huge fans of the Canon EOS R5, EOS R6 and EOS R3, but all of them claim a premium that becomes quite high once you’ve invested in some Best Canon lenses.
The original EOS R and EOS RP are now fulfilling their ‘low-end’ roles in Canon’s line of full-frame mirrorless cameras. But with the EOS R approaching its fourth birthday (in camera years, roughly 60 years old) and the EOS RP not far away, it’s definitely time for some new products that money lovers will love. face can really justify.
Luckily, it looks like we don’t have to wait long, at least for one of them. Canon Rumors said “we have been informed that the new camera could be announced in late 2022 or early 2023, with a ship date of Q1 2023”. And it probably won’t be the only affordable Canon camera we’ll see this year.
Filling the affordability gap
We’ve seen rumors that Canon’s next RF mount camera, an APS-C vlog model, will arrive sometime before November, but it’s certainly true that full-frame has particular appeal to photographers. photographers and videographers, and not just because it’s the same size as the frame of 35mm film.
Over the past few years, full-frame cameras have been heavily invested in lenses. However, in that era, the organs themselves were mostly expensive, professional-oriented bodies.
There are a few exceptions. In 2020, we saw the introduction of the Nikon Z5, Panasonic Lumix S5, and Sony A7C, all of which are impressive entry-level full-frame cameras in a variety of ways. But since then, there has been a shortage of budget full-frame options, and Canon has continued to push the original EOS R and EOS RP as its cheaper offerings, despite the latter offering a shooting mode. meager 4fps consecutively.
But it looks like Canon is finally ready to give some much-needed life to this vital space in the camera world. The question is how affordable its EOS R successor can be, and how can it get there.
Right now, there are no rumored specs for the camera. But with the all-inclusive payment, we expect its sensor to offer a resolution of 30MP or higher (to distinguish it from the EOS R6) and be paired with a Digic X processor. This is unlockable. some improved continuous shooting speed (perhaps 15 fps, instead of the EOS R’s 8 fps) and autofocus performance, with Dual Pixel CMOS AF II and subject recognition (for people, animals, and vehicles) are all possible candidates.
What the EOS R will likely lack, to keep the price down, is a second card slot and in-body image stabilization (IBIS). Throw in some improved video specs (like 10-bit color sampling) and you’ll have an all-round camera that’s appealing to those looking to benefit from full-frame (like dynamic range and quality). high ISO image quality) over the speed and size advantages of APS-C models such as the EOS R7.
Is this what we will see from Canon? It’s all speculation right now, but general camera rumors and trends are pointing in that direction. All we need now is for Canon’s competitors to respond with some updated full-frame rivals of their own.