Several days ago, we already posted rumored Canon roadmap for the first half of 2019. Now according to CR, Canon will announce 3 new APS-C DSLR cameras in 2019 too, and a total of 3 EOS R bodies and 5 RF lenses before Q2, 2020. Rumors also said that Canon has scrapped at least one DSLR camera in development.
Here is an updated list of unannounced cameras from Canon, Nikon, Olympus and Leica. You can see the list below:
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Here is the rumored Canon roadmap for the first half of 2019. Since Canon EOS R announced, there will be no new cameras & lenses to be coming in rest of 2018. We’re now going to see more emphasis from Canon on rebates and deals for the upcoming Black Friday & Cyber Monday shopping season. There will be great deals on 5D Mark IV, 6D Mark II, 7D Mark II, 80D, T7i and even on new released EOS R. Stay tuned, Some of these cameras could be the lowest price online ever.
The Canon EOS R is now one of the best selling full frame mirrorless cameras in the world, Canon is now already have 22% full frame mirrorless system share in Japan. According to latest rumors, Canon is also testing a new Canon EOS R Body with APS-C image sensor. This APS-C EOS R Body could be also a professional mirrorless camera like EOS 7D Mark II, aimed for sports photographers.
Canon is expected to announce new EOS R mirrorless camera in 2019, along with some new RF lenses, such as f/2.8 zoom 24-70mm, 70-200mm, 16-35mm lenses. According to CR, first Canon super telephoto lens for RF mount is also in developing, and it will be a diffractive optics (DO) lens for Canon EOS R.
The new RF mount will be very extremely impressive as Canon said in the interview. Now Canon has just filed three new wide-angle zoom RF lens patents for Canon EOS R (B&H/Amazon/Adorama/Focus Camera/WEX/ParkCamera) full frame mirrorless system. These three lens patents are: Canon RF 14-21mm f/1.4L Lens, Canon RF 12-20mm f/2L Lens, Canon RF 16-35mm f/2.8L Lens.
Lensvid has a new Photokina 2018 inteview with Mike Burnhill from Canon Europe. Mike Burnhill has talked a lot about the new Canon EOS R (B&H Photo Video/Amazon/Adorama/Focus Camera/WEX/ParkCamera) and RF lenses. The interesting part are here:
- Canon will focus on RF lenses next.
- No new EF lenses to be released in 2019 (Which means EF 24-70mm f/2.8L IS will coming in 2020)
- Canon promised to release the “holy trinity” of RF mount lenses in 2019 (24-70mm, 70-200mm, 16-35mm, likely be f/2.8).
- Canon also said EOS R is not targeted for pro shooters
- A high-end level EOS R Pro mirrorless camera will probably have a dual card slot, IBIS, fast shooting speed, 4K Video 10bit 4:2:2 internally and more.