EOS RX camera rumours
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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13th Sensor IS appears in more Canon patents (see main Canon rumour page for more) – they seem to include the basics of a Canon system with three coils (red) and six sets of magnets.
Given Canon statements about in-body IS, this should appear well before a mirrorless camera at the ‘1-series’ level. I still don’t think we’ll see a true mirrorless 1 series equivalent (with the build quality and built-in grip) until 2022, but 5D mkV build and performance could still be a 2020 arrival, along with a high MP model (EOS RS ?)
As an aside, and as a former 1 Series user (1Ds/1Ds3), I was interested in using the Panasonic S1R recently for a detailed review. It’s a hefty camera with the feel of a 1 series, albeit without built-in gip. Using it, along with my experiences from my EOS RP review have made me a lot more comfortable about the prospect of using a ‘Pro-Level’ mirrorless camera from Canon.
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:
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