Canon’s recent launch of the Canon EOS R7 and EOS R10 mid-range camera was great news for those of us who can’t afford full-frame flagships – and it looks like the giant camera could follow up with another model at an attractive price. .
Trusted Canon rumors (Opens in a new tab) It claimed that “the new Canon RF-mount camera is in the field” and will be announced “before November 2022”. Like Canon’s two latest releases, the camera will apparently be another APS-C model and will be a “compact camcorder” that will likely rival the new Nikon Z30. This means that it could also be the long-rumored Canon EOS R100.
Cameras with APS-C sensors are usually more expensive than their full-frame counterparts. So the launch of a third such RF-mount camera – after the Canon EOS R7 and EOS R10 – would confirm a major shift in Canon’s strategy. And also very welcome in today’s challenging financial climate.
Even if you’re not in the market for a camcorder, the arrival of another APS-C model would be a good sign for affordable Canon cameras. As this Canon EOS R7 review makes clear, one of the few issues with the camera is its lack of original lenses. At the moment, there are only two RF-S lenses, the 18-150mm and the 18-45mm.
The launch of an APS-C vlog model may be a sign that Canon plans to develop more of these lenses, particularly some affordable wide-angle primes that could pair well with its rumored Nikon Z30 competitor.
But there are no guarantees. The arrival of the first RF-mount cameras with APS-C sensors made the echo to the Canon EOS M series, which landed nearly ten years ago.
In 2012, we had high hopes that Canon would develop a small, compact mirrorless system that would be ideal for amateur photographers. What happened over the next decade? Canon released more cameras for the EOS M series than lenses, with the system receiving only eight lenses in total.
Small price to pay
An affordable camera system for photographers and bloggers doesn’t need dozens of exotic lenses — after all, the bottom line is that they’re cheap and relatively simple. It’s also true that some full-frame RF lenses, such as the Canon RF 600mm f/11 and RF 800mm f/11 IS STM, will pair very well with Canon APS-C cameras.
But today’s rumors about another Canon APS-C mirrorless camera have us all feeling optimistic once again that the camera giant will build a compact and affordable system that can meet the previous capabilities of the EOS M series. In the current financial climate, this is arguably a must for every camera lover. And the camera.
Canon’s new RF micro-sensor cameras have another slight hurdle to overcome. Since the RF mount flange distance – the gap between the lens and sensor – is slightly larger than that of the EOS M series (20mm, compared to 18mm), it probably wouldn’t be as charmingly compact as this now seems out of date range.
Still, according to Canon rumors (Opens in a new tab)The vlogging camera is rumored to be “close to the Canon EOS M6 Mark II in design,” which is promising. The EOS M6 Mark II remains one of the best travel cameras you can buy, albeit with the same problem as the EOS R7 and EOS R10 – a lack of original lenses.
The camera will also apparently use a “different type of vari-angle LCD”, which may flip the camera over rather than rotate to the side. If it was the Canon EOS R100, it would license Canon to be more fun and innovative with its designs than the more serious full-frame cameras.
Canon may not have the resources or fan base it had at the dawn of the EOS M series in 2012. But it is now focusing on mirrorless cameras and a single camera mount. Even if mirrorless cameras aren’t as affordable as the best entry-level DSLRs, let’s hope that the EOS R series really begins to offer as many options for amateur photographers as it does for professional photographers.