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Canon will release an EOS R8 or EOS R9 in 2023

PostingCanon will release an EOS R8 or EOS R9 in 2023first appeared inSchool of Digital Photography. It was written byJaymes Dempsey.

Canon to release an EOS R8 or R9 in 2023

In recent months, a handful of Canon equipment announcements and rumors have made waves in the photography community – including reports of aupcoming EOS R5 Mark IIandEOS R50– and earlier this week,Canon Rumors revealed another factfor Canon fans to appreciate. 

According to CR, Canon is developing a mirrorless camera that will sit “between the EOS R7 and the EOS R10…from a price point of view.” And while CR can’t offer any confirmed specs, the rumor site believes the “EOS R8/EOS R9… will have a different form factor and could possibly see the omission of aintegrated viewer.” CR also suggests that the R8/R9 will include an APS-C sensor, presumably based on its position between the EOS R7 (crop sensor) and the EOS R10.

In my opinion, however, the sensor type is far from safe. TheEOS R10 is currently $980, just the body, while you cangrabs the body of the EOS R7 for $1499. And while I could certainly envision another APS-C body falling in that $1000-$1500 price range, the camera could easily be a $999-style entry-level modelCanon EOS RP. After all, the EOS RP is almost four years old – was released in March 2019 – and is owed a replacement (in spirit, if not name).

Personally, I’d expect any camera between the EOS R7 and EOS R10 to have an electronic viewfinder; after all, the EOS R10 contains one. I could imagine an exception in the case of a compact model focused on vlogging or video (like an improvedNikon Z30), but I’m not sure Canon would make such a move. 

We don’t have a release schedule for the EOS R8/R9, so keep an eye out for additional news. And in the meantime, head over to the comments and let us know:

What do you think of a Canon EOS R8 or R9? Do you have any spec predictions? Would you buy such a camera?

PostingCanon will release an EOS R8 or EOS R9 in 2023first appeared inSchool of Digital Photography. It was written byJaymes Dempsey.

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