Is Canon About to Announce an R6 Mirrorless Camera With a 20-Megapixel Sensor That Shoots Stills at 20 Frames per Second?

Is Canon About to Announce an R6 Mirrorless Camera With a 20-Megapixel Sensor That Shoots Stills at 20 Frames per Second?

With CP+ on the horizon and assumptions that Canon will be producing a number of mirrorless cameras in 2020, rumors are rife, with a 45-megapixel R5 arriving soon, now believed to be accompanied by a 20-megapixel R6, according to Canon Rumors.

From what the rumor mills are suggesting, the naming conventions may prove to be in line with Canon’s existing EF-mount cameras, with the R1 geared for sports, an R5 that’s more in line with the 5D line — albeit shooting 20 frames per second — and now an R6 that’s said to feature a 20-megapixel sensor, IBIS, 12 fps mechanical and 20 fps electronic shutter, and 4K 60p video. This would be vaguely in line as a successor to the 6D Mark II, but with a ridiculous burst speed.

Alongside these three, there might be good reason to assume that Canon will eventually produce a R5S, a high-resolution version of the R5 that’s in line with the 5DS, shooting slightly poorer video but with a much higher resolution for stills. If all of these rumors are true, Canon seems intent on making 20 frames per second using the electronic shutter fairly standard, so it will be fascinating to see whether that’s trimmed a little for this high-resolution version.

If we do see an R5 and an R6 appear in the next couple of weeks, speculation will intensify as to whether a R7 is due to follow — an APS-C, RF-mount camera geared for sports and wildlife, and perhaps video performance. Canon faces something of a dilemma when it comes to APS-C cameras, having no compatibility between EOS-M and RF mounts.

2020 might be the year that Canon reasserts its dominance. What do you think? Leave your thoughts in the comments below.

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Andy Day is a British photographer and writer living in France. He began photographing parkour in 2003 and has been doing weird things in the city and elsewhere ever since. He's addicted to climbing and owns a fairly useless dog. He has an MA in Sociology & Photography which often makes him ponder what all of this really means.

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I think this time the rumors are more wishful thinking then reality.

I would be glad to be wrong though

Keep it coming Canon, keep it coming! It's been a while since I've been this excited photographically speaking. I'm still going to wait for the actual specs to be OFFICIALLY announced so I can delve deeper into the "fine print": the ifs, whens and hows these specs are applicable. But, for right now, I'm psyched!

In recent years canon have restricted cameras such as the 6D . It will be a break from that practice if this camera does 20fps . All to late for me as I have now moved to Sony after 19 years with canon. I know a number of canon shooters waiting for canons first duel card slot mirrorless camera. I don’t think this will be that camera

I was a canon shooter all the way back to the AE-1. Sony was not on my radar when I started researching a new camera, I didn't really consider them much of a camera company and was not fond of their other consumer products. At that time neither Canon or Nikon had anything that approached Sony's camera that fit my criteria - they still don't. But I expect that will change.

What's your criteria? Lighter camera with dog eye AF?

Basically the best image quality (enough pixels, sharpness, dynamic range, RAW) in the smallest lightest package possible with fast AF and wide focal length range. I found myself leaving my Canon DSLR at home too often, it took the fun out of photography.

I tried a Canon travel zoom (a great little camera) but the IQ was not enough for me. I ended up with the a6000. Even that is larger than I would prefer, but the IQ is great. The A7 series is too big, I tried the RX100 (much smaller) but it didn't perform well enough in low light and I have become a fan that its perfectly silent, it is my backup camera.

Understand, I carried an Agiflight around in my first career enough to appreciate smaller and lighter cameras.

My travel kit is a pain but I don't trust important shoots to natural light. 5d mark 4 with a 70-200 2.8 II so when people ask me what I bench, I send them this pic.

Yeah, no.

Also, they gonna release an EOS RBS which shoots 500 MP 3D stills with a framerate of 120fps. It comes with 16 card slots and a free 10-300 f0.55 lens. It can plan and shoot photosessions by itself and an A.I. chooses, uploads and sells the best shots for you. It can rescue your marriage or get you a better spouse in 64K 480fps and goes shopping for you. I tried it but it really sucks, cause it only had one built-in printer.