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EOS RX camera rumours

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EOS RX Rumours

High performance EOS R camera – mirrorless 1D X


At some point Canon are going to produce a mirrorless camera at ‘1 Series’ level.

The EOS RX, or perhaps tie it into 1 series history with the EOS R1

As of 2019, this still seems a while off.

Any info we do find will appear here.

See also our main EOS R rumours page

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Current EOS R cameras: EOS R – ROS RP

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Do we have any guide from past cameras? …

  Crop  00 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
            1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4
Best Full       1Ds 1Ds Mk II 1Ds Mk III 1D X 1DX II
1.3     1D 1D Mk II 1D MkIIn 1D Mk III 1D Mk IV                  
video                             1D C        
High Full                               5Ds/5Dsr
            5D 5D Mk II 5D Mk III 5D Mk IV
1.6                   7D 7D Mk II
'Better'  Full                                               6D 6D 2
1.6 D30 D60 10D 20D 30D 40D 50D 60D 70D 80D
Mid 1.6         300D
Rebel
Kiss
350D
XT
Kiss N
400D
XTi
Kiss X
450
XSi
X2
500
T1i
X3
550
T2i
X4
600
T3i
X5
650
T4i
X6i
700D
T5i
X7i
760D T6s 77D
        750D T6i 800D T7i
Micro 1.6                                 100D SL1 X7 200D SL2 250D
Entry 1.6                   1000D / XS / F 1100D / T3 / X50 1200D T5 X70 1300D T6 2000D T7
                                    4000D
EOS R
Mirror
-less
Full                               EOS R
                              EOS RP
EF-M
Mirror
-less
1.6                               M5
                              M50
                            M M2 M3 M6
                              M10 M100

Note: dates start in announcement quarter, not shipping dates. Video capable 4k

Digic | Digic 2 | Digic 3 dual | Digic 4 dual | Digic 5 dual | Digic 6 dual | Digic 7 dual | Digic 8

What does the RF mount mean for EF/EF-S & EF-M?
– see Keith’s articles about Canon’s changing lens mounts
and When will Keith switch to EOS R

2019 February

15th Any mirrorless at 1 series level needs to be a solidly built machine.  I’ve kept my 1Ds mk3 as a backup camera for more severe environments (foundries, mines) where I might wonder about the build quality of my 5Ds.

Very good 4k video (8k?) and dual cFast cards, big batteries and an integrated grip would seem to be almost certain in the requirements of existing 1D X mk2 users – we should know more when the 1D X mk3 appears (possibly late 2019, more likely early 2020).

The RP is on its way, so at least we have a bit of an idea how Canon intends naming them (for a few years yet). Of course, Canon could change its mind and we could go back to numbers. However, I think the choice of letters is a distinct aspect of Canon’s branding strategy for mirrorless.

  • EOS R  – medium
  • EOS RP – entry

We now need versions pitched at some other levels.

  • 1D X level  – EOS RX?
  • 5Ds level – EOS RS?
  • 5D level – EOS RV?

What to go below RP? There’s no sign other than a push for full frame here.

  • Crop sensor – EOS RC?  I suspect not (C for ‘Cine’?)

If we look at the current and recently mentioned lenses for RF, there’s a very high level pitch.

  • RF15-35mm f/2.8L
  • RF24-70mm f/2.8L
  • RF24-105mm f/4L
  • RF24-240mm f/4-6.3
  • RF28-70mm f/2L
  • RF35mm f/1.8
  • RF50mm f/1.2L
  • RF70-200mm f/2.8L
  • RF85mm f/1.2L
  • RF85mm f/1.2L DS

Even if you call the EOS RP ‘entry level’, then the lenses it will have available are nowhere near the old EF-S18-55 kit level. The EOS RP and adapter is a great bonus for used EF lens sellers ;-)

I feel that crop sensors are going to be kept out of the EOS R brand. The next few EOS R cameras are going to push the camera brand upwards to the level of those ‘L’ lenses.  We may well see a new base level XXXD level camera, but the 80D and 7D2 replacements didn’t get any more likely yesterday.

Lenses are a year or two ahead of EOS R body technology at the moment. A Canon presentation slide shows IBIS, in an uncharacteristically detailed bit of ‘coming soon’ info for Canon:

ibis confirmed

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