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.
Japanese website DC. Watch recently has an interview with Canon Executive talking about the new Canon EOS R (B&H/Amazon/Adorama/Focus Camera/WEX/ParkCamera), APS-C EOS R body, RF lenses. There are a few interesting questions and answers in the interview, you can take a look at below: (Translated by Google)
Both Sigma and Tamron has issued the lens compatibility notice for the new Canon EOS R. Below are compatible models:
Canon Japan has just filed a new patent “in body image stabilization system for Canon image sensor”. As we already know, the recently released Canon EOS R (B&H/Amazon/Adorama/Focus Camera/WEX/ParkCamera) has no IBIS, maybe we will see IBIS in next Canon EOS R model (EOS R Pro), Canon manager also said we may see IBIS in next Canon EOS R.
Here is another interview with Canon manager at Photokina 2018 by LensVid. They 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 is that Canon manager said that they will be focus on RF lenses, so there will no new EF lenses to be released in 2019 (Which means EF 24-70mm f/2.8L IS will coming in 2020), and 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 have a dual card slot, IBIS, fast shooting speed, 4K Video 10bit 4:2:2 internally and more.
dpreview has another interview with Canon managers about the new Canon EOS R and RF lens full frame mirrorless system. According to Canon managers, Canon gave them a greater freedom for new EOS R and RF system, and a chance to improve and innovate for the upcoming Canon EOS R and RF lenses:
We already know that a new 26.2MP full frame sensor Canon full frame mirrorless camera will be announced in 2019. Now according to CR, it seems that we will see two Canon EOS R series full frame mirrorless cameras in 2019.