Another Canon Camera Is on the Way

Canon has continued to plow full speed ahead with their mirrorless camera and lens development. It looks like they have no intention of slowing down either, with a new camera coming in February. 

Canon Rumors is reporting that Canon’s newest camera will be announced before CP+ in February. The camera will be the EOS R8. Following Canon’s normal naming convention, this means the EOS R8 will sit between the EOS R7 and EOS R10 in capabilities, which should make it a mid-level APS-C camera. It will likely feature the same 24.2-megapixel sensor found in the EOS R10 as well as a newly designed rear screen and form factor, though it is not yet clear what that will entail. 

It is certainly interesting to see how quickly Canon is filling out their APS-C mirrorless line. They have been fairly aggressive with their full frame options, but their APS-C DSLRs were also quite popular for many reasons. First, they offered a lower barrier of entry than full frame options, both in terms of camera bodies and lenses. Second, they were a nice option as a backup body or for people who benefited from the 1.6x crop factor. This included sports and wildlife photographers, who often preferred to simply use a camera with a crop factor rather than invest in another stratospherically priced supertelephoto lens. 

We’ll see what February brings!

Credits: FStoppers, Canon