A new mount Canon RF called Canon EOS R7 It's apparently being tested in the wild ahead of its 2021 release, and is expected to be the first of its kind to feature an APS-C sensor.

According to reliable rumors from Canon, two different sources have revealed that “an RF mount camera equipped with an APS-C sensor is at large with a select group of photographers”, one of the sources claims that the device “appears almost identical to the Canon EOS R6 ».

The Canon EOS R6 is one of the most recent additions to Canon's line of RF mounts that currently come with full frame sensors. These tend to be found on larger, professional-grade cameras, but have long been rumored to an RF mount camera with an APS-C sensor smaller may be in the works for sport shooters.

This camera, which Canon Rumors tentatively referred to as the Canon EOS R7, now appears to be in the works. The site previously claimed in October that an APS-C RF mount camera would arrive in the 'second half of 2021' so it is certainly not imminent, but these new rumors strongly suggest that a Canon EOS R7 is in the works. preparation for next year.

Canon EOS-R7

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Sensor direction

The Canon EOS R7 is an apt name for an RF mount APS-C camera, as in many ways it would be a mirrorless equivalent of the Canon EOS 7D Mark II (an APS-C digital SLR).

However, the EOS R7 is expected to be a much more complete camera than the 2017 digital SLR. In fact, according to Canon rumors, it "expects the specs to be almost identical" to the Canon EOS R6. which we have described as "one of the best SUVs you can get." »

If that's true, we should expect to see at least 12fps burst shooting, in-body image stabilization, and the ability to shoot 4K/60p video. To keep the price lower than the €249 / €9 / €2499 commanded by the EOS R4499, Canon may also include features like a lower resolution, 6 million dot viewfinder, but these are not currently just guesses.

The big unknown is whether Canon will also release dedicated RF-S lenses for a new APS-C RF Mount camera. In the days of DSLR heights in 2003, Canon followed up its EF lens line with a line of EF-S variants designed specifically for cameras with smaller APS-C image sensors.

However, so far, it doesn't seem like Canon is doing the same with spiritual successors like the Canon EOS R7. In a previous article, a source at Canon Rumors said that there are "no plans for RF lenses", but there would be some that would be suitable for APS-C and full frame cameras. .

This seems logical given that Canon already has the EOS M mirrorless system, led by models like the Canon EOS M50 Mark II, which have APS-C sensors. But we'll have to wait until Canon officially unveils its mirrorless cards in 2021 before we really know how an EOS R7 could compare to rivals like the Nikon Z50.

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