According to latest interview with Canon executives by Amateur photographer at CP+ 2019. Canon executives confirmed again that IBIS (Canon call this All Optical IS) is coming to EOS R body, and Canon is thinking of releasing a higher-end EOS R body, and EOS M system is not dead yet, new EOS M bodies will coming.
As we already reported before, the upcoming Canon EOS-1D X Mark III is in testing by a small number of photographers and/or engineers. It seems that the 1D series high-end DSLR cameras have a product lifecycle of around 4 years. The Canon EOS-1D X Mark II was announced on February 1st, 2016, now it is three years old. So we are likely to see 1D X Mark III to be announced in Q4 of 2019 to Q2 of 2020. Just ahead of 2020 Summer Olympic games in Tokyo, Japan.
In the EOS RP (B&H Photo/Adorama/Amazon) & RF lens presentation early today, Canon confirmed again (Previous interview also confirmed) that the long awaited feature “IBIS” will coming to future EOS R full frame mirrorless cameras. With optical IS, Canon call this “All Optical IS“. Maybe we will see All Optical IS feature in the EOS R Pro Body first.
Imaging-Resource has interviewed with high-level Canon engineering execs during the EOS RP (B&H Photo/Adorama/Amazon) launch. From the interview, Canon said that EOS R will also have Eye-AF feature via firmware update soon; The image sensor in EOS RP is same as in EOS 6D Mark II; the Pro/high-end EOS R body is coming, but will take time when everything right in the body.
As already confirmed before, Canon has at least one full frame mirrorless camera body in testing, and will be released in 2019. And as known to all, this will be the second Canon EOS R body. CR just said that we are likely to see entry-level EOS R body coming before high-end/professional EOS R bodies, so this second body could be a new entry-level full frame mirrorless camera with price tag around $1,500. And we are likely to see a lot of RF lens announcement in next 12-24 months.
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.