Rumor Suggests Canon to Release a Pair of APS-C Mirrorless Cameras

Canon is rumored to announce a pair of APS-C mirrorless cameras for consumers later this year. The R7 is considered an entry-level consumer-grade camera, along the lines of the EOS 7D Mark II, while the R10 could be designed to replace the Canon M5 or M6 Mark II.

The rumors detail the specs of the two cameras as follows:

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The Canon EOS R7 will have a 32.5mp APS-C CMOS image sensor, with in-body image stabilization (IBIS) and will record video in C-Log3 at up to 4K 60fps, and still image burst mode of 15/30 fps (mechanical/electronic). The R7 is also rumored to house twin UHS II CFExpress card slots and will perhaps support the RF-S version of the RF mount.

Meanwhile, the R10 looks to be the first replacement for the disappearing EOS M line. The M6 Mk. II was discontinued without a successor, and there’s no word on any other M series cameras in the pipeline. Other rumors, however, suggest that Canon may pivot the M line in a different direction to fit a cropped image sensor. That sounds a lot like an APS-C camera to me.

Regardless of if it replaces the M series or not, the R10 will come with a 24.2 CMOS image sensor, a single UHS-II card slot, and will capture 4K video in HDR PQ. The camera will also have still image burst modes similar to the R7, but slightly slower at 15-23 fps.

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Previous rumors have also suggested that Canon will also announce a pair of RF-S mount lenses which will include a Canon RF-S 18-45mm f/4-5.6 IS STM. That being said, with the mirrorless platform, a smaller form RF-S mount doesn’t make a lot of sense.

The EF-S mount was created to prevent lenses from hitting the mirror of a full-frame DSLR. It also sandboxed the Rebel so that cheaper EF-S lenses couldn’t fit on a full-frame 5D without an adapter. Always follow the money.

However, since this isn’t an issue for mirrorless, an RF-S mount lens would be somewhat of a misnomer.

On the other hand, an RF-S lens mount could just be a standard RF mount lens with an APS-C image circle in order to prevent vignetting and would continue that tradition of sandboxing consumer cameras with consumer glass.

Either way, the rumor suggests that the cameras will be announced sometime in the middle of summer, June/July 2022.

[source: Canon Rumors]

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