According to CR, the new released Canon EOS R will get a major firmware update in the first quarter of 2019. The detail of this major firmware update is not available yet, could add some new features and bugfix.
Canon recently has filed two new diffractive optics lenses in Japan. These two lenses are 300mm f/2.8 DO & 400mm f/2.8 DO. According to patents, these two lenses are probably RF mount lenses. We may see these lenses announced in 2020 with EOS R verison EOS-1D X Mark II.
After Canon EOS R has officially announced, Canon now focus on full frame mirrorless cameras, according to rumors, there will be 3 EOS R bodies and 5 RF lenses released before Q2, 2020. We already know that at least one EOS R body(EOS R2/EOS R Pro) is in testing, will be announced in early 2019.
As already confirmed before, second Canon EOS R full frame mirrorless camera is in testing. Today Nokishita Camera has posted the code name of second Canon EOS R full frame mirrorless camera, also known as EOS R Pro/EOS R2. The code name is DS 126751 (EOS R is DS 126721), available for body only and two lens kits (SKU: 3380C003AA, 3380C013AA, 3380C023AA)
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Since Canon EOS R announced before Photokina 2018, there will be no new cameras & lenses to be announced in 2018. We’re now going to see more emphasis from Canon on rebates and deals for the upcoming Black Friday & Cyber Monday and the Christmas shopping season. As in last year, there will be great deals on 5D Mark IV, 6D Mark II, 7D Mark II, 80D, T7i and even on new released EOS R.
In early September 2018, Canon announced the new EOS R (B&H Photo Video/Amazon/Adorama/Focus Camera/WEX/ParkCamera) full frame mirrorless camera system, now according to BCN Retail, latest full frame mirrorless sales numbers in Japan, which show that the latest market share breakdown in October 2018 was 67% Sony, 22.1% Canon, and 10.4% Nikon. Just a few months ago Sony was enjoying a 99.5% share.