Canon is not capable of leaving crippleware mentality behind, just another exercise in system integration of the old components without really new features. I suspect that on the sensor side Canon just can’t deliver in throughput and dynamic range terms.
Canon EOS R, another balloon
According to the latest leak from Nokishita, Canon EOS R comes with 3 versions of adapter:
30.3 Million Pixels Full Size CMOS
Dual pixel CMOS AF
The ranging range is 100 × width 88% of the live view video display range
EV-6 low brightness autofocus
Touch panel liquid crystal
Multifunction bar installed (2nd picture image)
Wi-Fi · Bluetooth installed
Dustproof drip-proof · magnesium body
Battery grip: BG-E 22
Size: Width of about 136 mm × height of about 98 mm
Weight: Approximately 580 g
Mount: inner diameter 54 mm, flange back 20 mm, 12 pin
Mount adapter: “Mount adapter EF – EOS R” “Control ring mount adapter EF – EOS R” “Drop – in filter mount adapter EF – EOS R”
If this information is true, the star of the show in Canon’s announcement is not the camera itself but rather the lens RF 28 – 70 mm F 2 L USM. The new Canon “EOS R” camera is essentially the killer of Canon 5D Mark 4 unless Canon will cripple some key functionality.
Probably there is some inconsistency in the leaked specs – Canon RF 50mm f/1.2L USM, 950g, almost twice as much as the current Canon 50mm f/1.2 L USM that weighs only 590g.
Canon RF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM weighs 700g, about the same as Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM.
Canon RF 28-70mm f/2L USM, 1430g, weighs almost twice more than Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Lens.
Lenses for mirrorless camera are supposed to be lighter, not twice heavier for the same parameters.
What happened to Canon’s promise of some “sexy solution” regarding compatibility of EF lenses to R camera – there is nothing sexy in using adapter even a native one.
That sets ground for full frame mirrorless becoming the mainstream of professional photography, with emphasis on native mirrorless lines and wide use of adapters to benefit from vast arsenal of existing lenses in the transitional period. Increased competition will likely push down prices of DSLR lenses and cameras. In 10 years DSLR cameras will be probably extinct. I would not jump in full frame mirrorless acquisition sprea right now, better to wait a couple of years till dust settles down (early adopters always pay inflated price) and enjoy declining DSLR prices. For example, the new Nikon D3500 without low pass filter is a bargain.
Have Canon and Nikon Lost Their Minds?
While I share your disappointment with size, weight and price of Canon R lenses it should be said that from Canon’s corporate point of view it’s a brilliant marketing move targeting high-profit margin segment – professionals and purists.
Actually budget-weight-size-conscious photographers are going to win too, competition is finally there and Fujifilm, Sony and Olympus will immediately exploit Canikon weaknesses in product line.
Nikon looks more promising now, demonstrating true innovation. Now Canon have 4 mounts and four lines of lenses which is a mess. EF-M born with ill-conceived half-ass approach is probably will die first.
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