Canon is rumored to have seven new RF-mount cameras in the works, including an APS-C model, a high-megapixel model, a niche professional model, and an inexpensive model that will cost less than $1000 USD.
This latest round of Canon information comes from Canon Rumors, who explains that they “have attempted to piece together what is coming for the RF-mount camera lineup,” and that the information stems from “multiple known and anonymous sources.”
These new bodies will presumably debut over 2021 and 2022, and Canon Rumors specifically asserts that we will not see any new cameras drop in the last few months of this year. Instead, the EOS R camera lineup will begin to heat up in the first half of 2021; that’s when we can start looking forward to a new batch of powerful Canon models.
So what, specifically, will we see?
First, there are a few cameras that have been rumored for months, if not longer:
- A high-resolution, full-frame mirrorless model, one likely designed for serious landscape and commercial photographers and poised to compete against the Sony a7R IV. Canon Rumors explains that this may be an “R5 body with ‘twice the resolution;’” as the EOS R5 is a respectable 45 MP, that would make any high-megapixel EOS R5 at least 60 MP, but probably more in the 75 to 90 range.
- A pro-level camera designed for sports and action photographers in the style of the Canon 1D X Mark III. This camera should offer blazing-fast shooting speeds, class-leading autofocus, and a rugged build.
- An APS-C RF-mount camera, one that will potentially cater to photographers looking for Canon 7D-like shooting capabilities in a mirrorless body.
There are also two RF-mount cinema cameras on the docket: the Cinema EOS C50 and the Cinema EOS C90. Both of these bodies are designed for videographers but use RF-mount lenses.
Canon Rumors also reports several additional upcoming models, including an “entry-level camera to replace the EOS RP,” which “will be cheaper than the current EOS RP camera body.” Since the EOS RP is currently $999 USD, you can expect a sub-$1000 price tag (and potentially several hundred dollars lower!). Note that this will still be a full-frame model, so if you’re looking to break into the full-frame mirrorless world but have balked at the prices thus far, this EOS RP replacement could be exactly what you’re after.
Finally, Canon Rumors predicts a model above the EOS RP but below the EOS R6 in price (so somewhere in the $1000 to $2500 range). Note that the Canon EOS R currently slots between the EOS RP and EOS R6, but Canon Rumors claims that this is not a direct EOS R replacement.
Regardless, we’ve got quite a lot to look forward to over the next couple of years (not to mention Canon’s RF lens lineup, which should grow substantially!). So keep an eye out for further news on new Canon RF-mount cameras!