2020 will be a huge year for Canon: not only are the Olympics taking place in Japan, but the manufacturer has two major full-frame mirrorless cameras ready to drop: the EOS R Mark II and what is being dubbed the EOS Rs.
According to Canon Rumors, the EOS R Mark II is due to be announced towards the end of May, tying in with Canon’s appearance at Photokina in Cologne, Germany. Historically, Canon DSLRs were updated once every three to five years, but the Japanese giant is under pressure to transform its product release cycle thanks to two factors: firstly, Canon’s first round of mirrorless cameras were felt to be a little underwhelming given the competition, though not disastrous as a first effort; and secondly, Sony’s aggressive product cycle has set what seems to be a new benchmark for the industry, churning out flagship models with alarming regularity.
The EOS R was launched in October 2018, and rumors suggest that its successor is currently being tested in the field. It may or may not feature IBIS, but if Canon wants to address the fact that Sony just nudged it from top-spot for full-frame cameras, you’d expect it to include stabilization and dual card slots.
The EOS Rs — a high-resolution (75-megapixel?) camera — is also thought to be close, with an announcement expected as early as February. The name is speculative at this stage, with assumptions that it would be the mirrorless equivalent of the 5Ds. Two card slots are a certainty. Will it feature IBIS too?
Will 2020 be the year that Canon matures its mirrorless full-frame line of cameras reasserts its dominance over the market? Leave your thoughts in the comments below.