It’s going to be far from a quiet finish to 2019 for Canon, it appears – scorching on the heels of the firm’s improvement announcement for the Canon EOS 1DX Mark III are some more and more sturdy rumors about the arrival of a high-resolution, 75MP model of its full-frame EOS R mirrorless camera, probably known as the Canon EOS Rs.
Full-frame cameras typically have high-resolution siblings which might be designed for panorama photographers or professionals who must make massive prints. The Sony A7R IV is such a camera for the A7 collection, and the Canon EOS Rs (a tentative identify for the new EOS mannequin that’s primarily based on Canon’s previous 5Ds) may fill the similar function for the Canon’s mirrorless full-framers.
So what type of specs and options will the EOS Rs carry to the high-resolution struggle? And may a few of these filter all the way down to Canon’s extra hobbyist-friendly our bodies? Here’s every thing we know about it so far.
Canon EOS Rs: launch date and value
According to a Canon Rumors supply, the Canon EOS Rs might be introduced in February 2020 with availability quickly afterwards. This matches some quotes that Canon made in October about an incoming mirrorless physique, when it mentioned “the pro-level camera that you just’re anticipating is on the manner” and that it’d function in-body picture stabilization (IBIS).
There are not any rumors but about a value for the EOS Rs, however we could make an informed guess primarily based on comparable full-frame releases. The Canon 5DS (its non secular DSLR predecessor) price US$3699 / £2999 / AU$5000 when it launched in 2015, and one thing in that ballpark definitely appears possible contemplating the Canon EOS R’s price ticket. This can also be the value level of the Sony A7R IV, which might be the EOS Rs’ most important rival.
Canon EOS Rs: specs and options
Early rumors about a high-resolution model of the Canon EOS R pointed to it having a 83MP sensor, however the newest speak from the supply at the typically dependable Canon Rumors is that it’ll be a 75MP camera.
That might be greater than sufficient decision for many, as cameras with resolutions at this stage begin to have workflow and storage implications. For instance, a single shot on the 61MP Sony A7R IV is a 120MB file, though Canon’s new C-Raw format will assist hold them smaller for informal work.
According to Canon Rumors’ supply, this sensor might be “centered on the dynamic vary” and be ably supported by a brand new Digic 9 processor, which can arrive in the Canon 1DX Mark III in early 2020.
Other rumored options embody twin card slots and a joystick – we criticized the Canon EOS R for missing each of those, so they’d each be very welcome. Another function of the EOS R that we weren’t significantly eager on was the contact bar, and this apparently received’t make the leap over to the EOS Rs.
A number of different treats will apparently embody a completely articulating LCD display screen, weather-sealing and bigger, increased decision digital viewfinder (EVF) than the EOS R. The latter wasn’t precisely missing on this division, with a 3.6 million dot OLED really proving to be certainly one of our highlights at the time of its launch. But high-end flagship cameras have lately leaped forward once more, transferring to a 5.76 million-dot viewfinder that might nicely be matched by the EOS Rs.
Canon EOS Rs: in-body picture stabilization (IBIS)
Canon has already confirmed that it’s engaged on an in-body picture stabilization system – the query is which new fashions might be the fortunate recipients.
The EOS Rs (if that’s certainly what Canon’s high-resolution camera might be known as) appears the more than likely, significantly as the Sony A7R IV has a five-axis system that additionally permits its 240.8MP multi-shot mode. Whether IBIS will seem on the Canon EOS 1DX Mark III is a bit more debatable.
Canon has historically been pleased to go together with in-lens stabilization on its cameras, however the long-awaited addition of IBIS would permit for the type of synergy that’s been pioneered by Panasonic and Olympus in the previous couple of years. How nicely this works is dependent upon which lens you utilize, however at its greatest cameras like the Olympus OM-D E-M1X can obtain 7.5 stops of stabilization, which vastly improves the prospects for handheld capturing.
Canon EOS Rs: mount and lenses
Another barely extra wild rumor that’s being doing the rounds lately is that Canon’s subsequent high-end mirrorless camera may have a hybrid mount that’ll permit it to work with each EF and RF lenses.
This appears unlikely to be the case for the EOS Rs although – there are only a few particulars about how this might really work, with tough points round the completely different flange distances (that’s the hole between the mount’s steel ring and the sensor) to beat.
We haven’t but seen any patents on this subject, so it appears unlikely to be included on a camera as imminent as the Canon EOS Rs. Instead, it’s rumored to be that includes in an EOS 1-style camera from 2021, which might be a mirrorless tackle the basic, pro-friendly SLR from the late 80s.
Canon EOS Rs: early ideas
Despite its apparently imminent arrival, it’s nonetheless early days for Canon EOS Rs rumors – in reality, it’s nonetheless far from sure that this might be the camera’s identify.
That mentioned, the rumors so far make a number of sense for a camera that might be eagerly anticipated by a variety of photographers, from panorama shooters to structure followers and print trend snappers.
The design and ergonomics will apparently be much like the EOS R, however the rumored inclusion of twin card slots, a joystick, a completely articulating LCD and IBIS make for an awesome mixture, not less than on paper. It also needs to make the Canon EOS R a bit of extra inexpensive too.
The latter specifically managed to essentially broaden its attraction with its unimaginable velocity and autofocus, so it’ll be attention-grabbing to see how the Canon EOS Rs manages to compete on these fronts. We’ll carry you extra official information as quickly as we get it.