Later this month, Canon will announce not one but two APS-C RF-mount cameras.
For months – even years – we’ve discussed the possibility of a Canon EOS R7, a mirrorless successor to the Canon 7D DSLR lineup. And according to Canon Rumors, the EOS R7 will debut just two weeks from now, on May 24th, putting an end to all the speculation surrounding the RF-mount’s crop-sensor potential.
But that’s not all.
In addition to the Canon EOS R7 announcement, May 24th will see the launch of three additional products:
The Canon RF-S 18-45mm f/3.5-5.6, a kit lens designed specifically for crop-sensor RF-mount bodies.
Another RF-S lens, the 18-150mm f/3.5-6.3, presumably ideal for casual shooting and travel photography.
And, most excitingly, a second APS-C RF-mount camera, the Canon EOS R10.
Canon Rumors writes that the EOS R10 “will become the entry-level RF-mount camera” and “is the likely successor to the Canon EOS M5 [and] Canon EOS M6 Mark II.”
While we don’t know much about the EOS R10 – the camera only just appeared on CR’s radar – it’ll be interesting to see how Canon integrates its top-tier mirrorless technology into a true entry-level model.
Canon Rumors anticipates a 24 MP sensor, 23 FPS continuous shooting speeds, and a single SD card slot. But will we get an electronic viewfinder? In-body image stabilization? And how about the EOS R10’s price; what should we expect?
If we had to guess, Canon will include an EVF, though the resolution may be significantly lower than Canon’s latest RF-mount viewfinders. In-body image stabilization is less probable (after all, it’s not present in the EOS R or the EOS RP).
As for the cost: A sub-$1000 price tag seems reasonable; the full-frame Canon EOS RP can be bought for $999, body only, while the Nikon’s entry-level Z50 comes in at $997, kit lens included. Depending on the EOS R10’s features, $899 – with a kit lens – is plausible, though far from a guarantee.
Regardless, the R10 should be perfect for beginners looking to dive into photography head first, as well as hobbyists looking for cheap access to Canon’s RF lens lineup.
Canon Rumors now also offers a handful of “confirmed” EOS R7 features, such as a 32.5 MP sensor, 30 frames-per-second continuous shooting, 4K/60p video, IBIS, and dual card slots. The EOS R7 is shaping up to be an action photography powerhouse, so if you’re a bird, wildlife, or sports photographer in need of a crop-sensor body, it’s certainly a model worth considering.
Now over to you:
What do you think of the Canon EOS R10? How about the EOS R7? Are you impressed or disappointed by the upcoming Canon announcement? Share your thoughts in the comments below!