Canon’s 80MP EOS R Coming Out in Early 2020, Rumors Indicate


The timeline behind Canon’s launch of its rumored mirrorless 80MP EOS R model is becoming a lot clearer but we’re still not certain on the exact release date.

Canon EOS RI from Canon.

That said, rumors indicate that Canon’s new powerhouse could come out in early 2020 which is, technically speaking, just around the corner.

What we do know about the camera’s specs hasn’t really changed for some time now: A patent that Canon Rumors released to the world indicates that the new camera will be a mirrorless with a 80MP full-frame image sensor, a bigger body than the EOS R that has a bigger, tiltable LCD screen and EVF than the EOS R. It will also have a “new” type of joystick and two SD card slots. Basically, it sounds like a beast, and many see it as an inflection point for Canon when it comes to its camera lineup.

That’s because a lot of people are thinking this is the end of the road for Canon 5DS and 5DS R DSLR cameras. As PetaPixel reports, there are no updates scheduled for that model line which is as good a sign as any we suppose.

As for the release date, all reports seem to point to early 2020. That’s probably a disappointment for some of us that were hoping to see some new Canon kit before the New Year, but it gives you that much more time to save up for it when it does finally arrive.

Are you looking forward to the new Canon EOS R? What are your thoughts on the DSLR/mirrorless debate in general? We’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below.

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[Canon Rumors, PetaPixel]

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