There have been some incredible cameras released this year and the leaked information on some upcoming release from Canon suggest it's about to get better. So, what gaps are the Canon R1 and R5c intended to fill within the industry?
For a while, I was critical of Canon. Their lackluster entry into the mirrorless sector bordered on pointless and if felt that the manufacturer I had been aligned with for the best part of a decade, were no longer the best choice for my business. The number of quality of life benefits I received from switching to mirrorless for my work were too many to be ignored and I felt let down by Canon.
However, the last 12 months have been something else entirely by Canon, reminiscent of the brand I gravitated towards as a newbie. Their Canon R5 is one of the best cameras on the market and they were finally looking to lead the pack again. That said, the R5 was not without its flaws — or rather fatal flaw — if you intended to use the camera for videography. Whilst it is a hybrid camera, its flagship feature was 8K video, and infamously, that caused swift overheating.
Now, the rumored Canon R5c looks to take the great foundations the R5 has and turn it into a more video-centric body, perhaps targeting the brilliant Sony a7S III.