The Canon APS-C RF mount mirrorless camera has been widely rumored for a long time, which will be “directly aimed at sports, wildlife and videography”, to replace the current Canon EOS 7D Mark II.
The latest rumors suggest that Canon is actively conducting market research with select professional photographers and others to see if there is a real demand for RF mount APS-C cameras. The previous rumor said Canon will give up spending more resources developing the Canon EOS M series cameras, and 2021 will be the last year for the Canon EOS M lineup. Currently, we still don’t know if this is really going to happen.
I still think the Canon APS-C RF mount mirrorless camera will come someday in the next 1-2 years, but I don’t know the exact announcement timeline. We previously reported that Canon is rumored to announce three new APS-C format RF mount mirrorless cameras in the next 1-2 years:
Canon EOS R7: The first Canon RF mount camera with an APS-C image sensor. It is already undergoing testing in the field by a select group of photographers. The official announcement will come as soon as Q4 of 2021, or Q1 in 2022. The source claims that the Canon EOS R7 APS-C RF mount camera will be “directly aimed at sports, wildlife and videography”, to replace the Canon EOS 7D Mark II? And this Canon EOS R7 is rumored to have a 32.5MP APS-C CMOS sensor, DIGIC X Image Processor, 5-Axis IBIS and UHD 4K60p & Full HD 120p video and more.
Canon EOS R8: The second Canon APS-C RF mount mirrorless camera. This camera will be designed for vloggers and other types of social media creators.
Canon EOS R9: The third Canon APS-C RF mount mirrorless camera. This will be the entry-level camera to the EOS R system.
Some reliable info will leaked online just a few weeks ahead of the official announcement. Just stay tuned with us for more Canon Rumors.
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