The four-year-old Canon EOS R has now kicked off the mirrorless revolution for Canon fans, but its time is coming to an end.
Remember 2018. Sony has asserted its dominance in the camera market thanks to its excellent mirrorless cameras. Canon and Nikon mostly still play with DSLRs and seem reluctant to adopt new technology with the exception of some low-end crop sensor cameras. Then, out of nowhere, the full-frame EOS R was born.
At launch, the EOS R was mocked for its meager specs compared to the Sony a7 III. The EOS R has a single card slot, a slow autofocus system, and legacy sensor technology. However, the Canon EOS R has proved very capable over the years. In fact, we recently concluded that the EOS R is still a worthwhile buy in 2022 for those who need a full-frame camera on a budget.
However, as we all know, the camera market is always changing. So while the Canon EOS R may still be a good camera for those looking for their first full-frame option, the camera that was behind its time in 2018 even survives. much longer. However, don’t worry; If an article on Canon Rumors is accurate, we could see that Canon will soon release a successor to the EOS R, which means good news for those who don’t want to sell body parts. machine to buy a new camera.
New full-frame camera model
So, what do we know about the successor to the Canon EOS R? Unfortunately, not much right now. According to Canon Rumors, the next camera launched by Canon will be an APS-C model. This new camera will likely be the vlog camera we mentioned here. Following this release, an EOS R replacement is likely to be announced.
Rumor has it that we could hear of the new camera later this year. If that time passes, it will be announced in early 2023. Interestingly, the successor to the EOS R probably won’t be called the EOS R Mark II. The replacement of the EOS R will be lower than the Canon EOS R6 but will still be above the Canon EOS RP.
We’re not entirely sure what Canon can name this new camera as the EOS R3, R5 (read our review here) and R6 already exist. With its APS-C cameras, Canon has used the monikers EOS R7 and EOS R10. The R1 is expected to be Canon’s high-megapixel offering, and it wouldn’t make sense to call it the R4 as the declining numbers in Canon’s backward world suggest higher specs. . So we might see a whole new line of cameras.
What the EOS R might look like
It’s hard to know exactly what specs Canon will offer for a full-frame camera that falls below the EOS R6. I can see the new Canon EOS R has a single SD card slot, which would be a significant difference from the R6. Canon will likely remove the top LCD panel found on the current EOS R to cut costs.
Canon may also use an IBIS system inferior to that provided in the EOS R6. I’m sure the video modes will also be noticeably underpowered compared to the EOS R6. There may be a slower maximum shutter speed (1/4000 sec instead of 1/8000 sec) and the continuous shooting mode may also be slowed down.
Downgrading aside, I think the new EOS R will likely resemble the R6 in other ways. I’d love to see the new camera feature Canon’s Dual Pixel II AF system as it’s one of the best on the market. Regarding the image sensor, I can see Canon choosing to use the same sensor found in the R6. It wouldn’t make sense for Canon to offer a higher resolution non-BSI CMOS sensor at a lower price point.
I expect the new Canon EOS R to feature weatherproofing, a vari-angle LCD, and a mid-range EVF. Simply put, expect the new Canon EOS R to be a slightly slower, more anemic version of the R6 that puts it on par with the Nikon Z5 but far behind the Sony a7 IV. For the price. I can see the camera keeping the same price as the current EOS R. The $1,799 price tag is loved by many.
Of course, only time will tell what Canon has in store for their new entry-level full-frame mirrorless camera. What would you like to see in a replacement for the Canon EOS R? Let us know in the comments section below.