As 2022 is in motion, the camera rumors have started to hit hard again. And, as expected, Canon is the subject of camera rumors more than anyone else. Considering how prolific it was for straight 35 years, this isn’t surprising at all. Last year we saw some of its most innovative products like the Canon EOS R3, which featured a stacked sensor, eye-control Autofocus and more. We have also seen the Canon PowerShot PX, an intelligent camera that automatically snaps your family moments. And then the Canon Posture Fit, a cute camera that looked like a character from Pixar! And, don’t forget about its first venture into 3D VR with the RF 5.2mm f/2.8L Dual Fisheye lens and EOS VR System. With all these in mind, our expectations from Canon in 2022 are really high. That’s why in this article, we will take a look at what Canon is cooking for this year. If this sounds interesting, then let’s hop in!
Let’s start with the Canon Kokomo. First teased at CES 2022, it’s their brand new innovation in virtual reality video calling. This app will enable users to make a face-to-face immersive video call in an experimental 3D environment. This new system will require a VR headset and will be powered by Canon cameras along with a newly designed mobile app. And, as expected, the system will accommodate the RF 5.2mm f/2.8L Dual Fisheye lens, which was designed to deliver immersive 8K VR content for the flagship EOS R5. However, the promotional video shows that the latest camera body won’t be required. The software is still in development, but we expect an official launch date from Canon soon!
Canon EOS R5C
Next up, let’s talk about the Canon EOS R5C. Undoubtedly, the EOS R5 was a great camera, but it faced a lot of criticism due to its overheating issue and limited operating time in 4K and 8K shooting. It seems like Canon has taken this problem into attention and is working on an upgraded version named Canon EOS R5C. We can guess from the name that the “C” stands for “Cinema.” Rumor says that this camera will feature an active cooling system, the much-requested Canon Log 2 and a full-size HDMI connection. A report from Techradar suggests that the Canon EOS R5C can be announced in early 2022.
Canon EOS R1
Canon has repeatedly stated that they see the future market with mirrorless cameras. And, as the EOS R5 and R6 are now firmly established, it’s time to replace their last DSLR EOS-1D X Mark III with the highly anticipated EOS R1. Some of the leaked specs from the digital camera world point out that it will boast an 85MP global shutter CMOS imaging sensor, 20 frames per second burst shooting in full resolution, in-body image stabilization and much more great stuff. The article also indicated that the EOS R1 would ship in quarter four of 2022.
Canon EOS R7
Another rumor suggests that a new canon camera called EOS R7 can come with an RF mount. Even though all the previous RF cameras have been full-frame, this camera will use an APS-C sensor. According to Canon Watch, the R7 will have a similar body to the R6, but the key difference lies in the sensor size. It’s going to be the smallest member of the EOS R family, targeted toward wildlife and sports photographers. Rumors further added that the EOS R7 is undergoing testing, which means we’re likely to see it at some point in 2022!
Canon EOS RS
There’s also a rumor that Canon is developing a high-resolution full-frame camera named Canon EOS RS to compete against cameras like Sony A7R IV. The latest rumblings indicate that we can expect a massive 80MP sensor housed in a slightly bigger body than the EOS R camera. In addition to that, it’s claimed that the camera will possess a new style of joystick along with the dual SD card slots.
Canon EOS RP replacement
The EOS RP was one of the first EOS R cameras from Canon. So, it’s understandable that it requires a refresh, and you will be glad to know that Canon’s working dedicatedly on the replacement of the RP. In addition to that, it’s expected to be cheaper than the original one. Other than that, Canon is also working with a bigger version of the EOS RP camera to fill the gap between the entry-level model and its nearest cousin, the R6.
Canon EOS C50 and C90
Next is the Canon EOS C50 and C90, which are also expected to join the party in 2022. According to the digital camera world, both are RF lens mount cinema cameras. While they didn’t give an exact launch date, they believe that these cameras can make their debut around the midpoint of this year.
Canon EOS-M Vlogging Camera
Lastly, let’s talk about the Canon EOS-M vlogging camera. Although the EOS M series has almost been retired since Canon’s full attention toward the mirrorless camera, a series of patents shows a radical new vlogging-focused invention. So, it seems like Canon is planning to cleverly implement the APS-C system by building a handheld vlogging camera with a built-in gimbal.
So, that’s all about what we can expect from Canon this year. In addition, Canon is also thinking about updating the vlogging lineup and upgrading the AF system. So, from all these discussions, it’s pretty clear that what we’re expecting from Canon is really dynamic.
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