Canon Probably Has an EOS R With an APS-C Sensor Coming, and It Could Be a Beast

Ever since Canon announced that it would develop a new line of mirrorless cameras there have been questions as to whether there would be an APS-C version. The rumor mills are now certain that a crop sensor RF mount camera will be coming in late 2021, and it could be a beast.

I wrote back in September that Canon sits slightly awkwardly between two very different mirrorless mounts — RF and M — and reported on vague murmurings that an APS-C R7 would arrive in the second half of 2021.

Canon Rumors has now all but confirmed that this crop-sensor camera is on its way and its suspicions are that this R7 — its likely name — will be a cropped EOS R6. Given that the autofocus on the R5 can allegedly take your birding hit rate from 30% to 90%, nature and sports photographers will be excited to hear this news, as will fans of the EOS 7D Mark II.

The APS-C could make for some interesting video specifications given that it will naturally generate less heat than the full frame sensors in the R5 and R6.

Interestingly — and in line with other snippets of information — Canon Rumor’s source has said that there will not be any RF-S lenses geared specifically towards the physically smaller sensor. This ties in with a couple of lens patents that have hinted towards Canon’s plans, such as an RF 15-70mm f/4-7.1 and a 45-200mm F4-5.6, along with some rumblings about an RF 18-45mm IS STM.

Will you hold out for Canon’s RF APS-C camera? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.


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