- Canon may launch a couple of cameras in 2021.
- Canon may introduce EOS R1 camera ahead of Tokyo Olympics this summer.
- Canon may come up with an APS-C RF body very soon.
The year 2020 is in full swing and that means many companies are looking forward to introducing new products. Speaking of Canon, the camera maker is all set to expand its imaging portfolio. Canon may come up with a couple of cameras including an APS-C RF body. There has been a lot of talk going about an APS-C camera since a very long time. Thus, it can be a right time for the manufacturer to release one for the users.
The speculated roadmap of Canon suggests other products than just a crop-sensor camera. There can be a cinema camera from Canon called the EOS C50. Apparently, Canon EOS C50 was supposed to launch in late 2020, but is now expected to arrive in the first half of 2021. There are also rumours that the upcoming cinema camera will feature boxy design. The camera may look similar to Leica medium format cameras that fall under its S-system.
Right after when we see a lot of cameras coming with 4K technology, the next mainstream feature would be 8K video recording capabilities. The 8K camera segment is developing speedily. We saw the Canon EOS R5 full-frame camera last year. The EOS R5 can capture 8K RAW video at up to 30p, and 4K video at up to 120p. Courtesy of Canon Rumors, we know that the company will unveil the new 8K Cinema EOS camera very soon.
Canon Japan did upload a teaser for an 8K Cinema EOS camera in late 2020. So, there is a possibility to see one or, may be, two 8K cameras from the brand this year. As per the report, users will probably get an "8K camera above the Cinema EOS C700 FF and an 8K camera with a modular design like the Cinema EOS C300 Mark III and Cinema EOS C500 Mark II."
What else? Canon will probably show off the EOS R1 flagship camera ahead of the Tokyo Olympics this summer. The name of the Canon EOS R1 is still not confirmed.
Just to sum-up, following is the list of cameras that we may see coming this year: an APS-C RF body, Canon EOS C50, an 8K Cinema EOS camera, and Canon EOS R1. While we have mentioned four of such cameras, according to Canon Rumors, there will be a total of eight cameras that the company plans to introduce. The other four cameras may include two entry-level RF full-frame bodies, one more 8K Cinema EOS camera, and a high-resolution RF body.
Well, the camera roadmap of Canon involved a lot of guesswork but yes, there is some information that can actually be taken seriously. Time will also tell what holds true when the company will itself confirm the launches. One more thing, a lot also depends on the global situation post the coronavirus crunch. There are manufacturing challenges for the camera makers in Japan.