Few cameras in recent years have caused as much of a stir as the EOS R5, which brought features like a high-megapixel sensor and 8K raw video, instantly showing the world that Canon was extremely serious about the mirrorless realm. The EOS R5 has been a highly popular camera, but now that it has been 2.5 years since its release, it is about time to start thinking about the second version of the camera, which we may see before the EOS R1.
Canon Rumors is reporting that the Canon EOS R5 Mark II, the follow-up to the exceedingly popular EOS R5, may come to the market before the EOS R1. In all likelihood, the EOS R1 will make its first appearance at the 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris, France, which would mean we could see the EOS R5 Mark II sometime before the middle of next year if the rumors are true. Given that the original EOS R5 was released in mid-2020, this would not surprise me. Canon traditionally updated the 5D line about every four years, but given the faster evolution of mirrorless technology and some rather impressive competitors from the likes of Sony and Nikon, I imagine Canon wants to be a bit more aggressive in their update timelines, which would match their overall philosophy in the mirrorless space. Hopefully, we will hear more soon!