We know the EOS R1, Canon’s mirrorless flagship camera, is on its way at some point, but it turns out that that will likely not be the only powerful RF mount camera we see this year, as another “exciting” mirrorless body is likely on the way.
Canon Rumors is reporting that an “exciting” new RF mount mirrorless camera is likely in the works for this year. There is not much more info at the moment, though we can infer what the company might have in store. Given that we already have the EOS R5 and R6, the mirrorless equivalents of the 5D and 6D DSLRs, and Canon’s deep investment in ultra-high-quality glass, my money would be on a high-resolution body, possibly meant to leapfrog the a7R IV by reaching 70-80 megapixels. The other option would be an R7, the mirrorless equivalent of the ever-popular 7D series, Canon’s flagship line of APS-C cameras. The 7D series was highly popular, as its crop sensor offered extra reach for wildlife and sports photographers combined with advanced autofocus and burst rates, all wrapped up in a rugged and affordable (compared to full frame options) body. An R7 would likely prove highly popular. Regardless of which body we see, it will be an exciting year!