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:
In a recently interview with Canon UK’s product intelligence consultant David Parry by DCW, he explained that why Canon EOS R (B&H Photo Video/Amazon/Adorama/Focus Camera) doesn’t have IBIS like other mirrorless cameras.
According David Parry, Canon think that in-lens IS is the optimum system for image stabilisation, because different lenses has different types of IS. And Canon is also looking at IBIS.
Here is another interview with Canon executives by HardwareZone. They talked about why Canon EOS R (B&H/Amazon/Adorama/Focus Camera/WEX/ParkCamera) has no IBIS, and next full frame mirrorless camera will have IBIS, and why EOS R’s video feature is 4K video at 1.7x crop. See the detail below:
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Japanese website Mynavi just interviewed with Canon managers, talking about development of Canon EOS R and upcoming plans of Canon full frame mirrorless cameras. From the interview, Canon managers said that Canon EOS R is a well-balanced middle class model, and they will release low cost and high end models in near future. And many people wanted IBIS may coming in next EOS R models. Also 8K Cinema EOS R camera is possible.
Since Sony a7 III is announced, there are more and more rumors on upcoming Canon Full Frame mirrorless cameras. According to recently interview by dpreview, Kenji Tanaka, Sony Senior General Manager of the Digital Imaging Business Group said both Canon and Nikon will announce their first full frame mirrorless cameras within a year, before CP+ Show 2019 in Japan.
In a recently news from nikkei, Canon now shifts focus from DSLR cameras to mirrorless cameras, due to sharp growth in the mirrorless system camera market.