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Friday, July 26, 2019

Canon's upcoming EOS-1D X Mark III, EOS-90D, EOS-R Pro, EOS M5 Mk II, EOS M6 Mk II cameras

There are many rumors on the Internet the last few months about Canon's upcoming camera announcements, so I will give you a summary and my take on the current situation.

EOS-1D X Mark III should be announced by Q1, 2020 and shipped in time for the Summer Olympics in Tokyo, 2020. I will definitely add this camera to my equipment bag for wildlife photography and use my current EOS-1D X Mark II as a backup body. The Mark III camera will remain Canon's top-of-the-line body for the foreseeable future.

EOS-90D will become a reality by the end of August 2019. This body may replace the much-loved EOS-7D Mark II and the EOS-80D cameras. I will also add this body to my inventory when I go on wildlife tours because of the extra reach an APS-C sensor provides.

EOS-R Pro debut is expected before the Summer Olympics in 2020 but the date is more fluid at this time. Many of my readers know I am not a fan of the current EOS-R. If this new pro mirrorless camera lives up to my requirement, I may add it to my inventory. Currently, I do not own any mirrorless body.   

EOS M5 Mark II and EOS M6 Mark II may come before the end of 2019. This is a good selling line of cameras for Canon, especially in Asia so they have every intention to keep the new models competitive and load them up with powerful functions and desirable features. I am not interested in APS-C mirrorless bodies.

Possible specifications for the EOS M5 and EOS M6 Mark II cameras :

  • 30+MP APS-C CMOS sensor (new sensor technology for higher dynamic range)
  • DIGIC 8+ Imaging Processor
  • 4K up to 30p (with no crop or 1.3x no pixel binning crop), Full HD up to 180p
  • No Canon Log but new Movie Picture Style
  • Dual Pixel AF Focus Guide
  • New Selfie mode and Vlog mode
  • Enhanced Movie IS
  • Burst rate of up to 16 fps (with AE/AF)
  • RAW Burst mode at 30 fps (with AE/AF)
  • Dual Pixel AF with expanded area
  • Eye AF (tracking possible)
  • Electronic shutter 1/16000s
  • Focus Bracketing
  • Supports external electronic viewfinder
  • USB-C charge power supply

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