Canon's 'Improvements List' PDF - R vs R5 & R6

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Re: Canon's 'Improvements List' PDF - R vs R5 & R6

jwilliams wrote:

thunder storm wrote:

The problem of the R6 is you want to keep the R for the higher Mp-count. The problem of the R5: too expensive for my budget.

Yep. I feel the same way. I have to wonder what will become of the R. I'd think it was time for a MKII version soon with about 30MP, but the newer sensor tech that is inside the R5/6 plus IBIS. That would make sense, but I'm wondering if Canon wants 3 different FF sensors or they just want you to go to one of the extremes.

Developing new sensors is expensive, so Canon will keep that old 5DmkIV-sensor factory running for a while.  Having a newer 30Mp sensor option in between the R5 and R6 won't be a priority for Canon.

If i would need fast focusing really bad i could get me the M6mkII to pair it with my sigma f/1.8 zooms or even the EF 24-70mm f/2.8 mkII  for action shots. In my case it's a good way to get fast AF on the cheap, and it will provide 32Mp in stead of 20.....  I'm not selling the sigma f/1.8 zooms!

For the lack of IBIS of my R i could get me an upcoming RF 50mm f/1.8 IS, so i will have a bundle of primes with IS at 24, 35, 50 and 85mm. I don't need fast focusing that hard. What i do want is that RF 50mm with IS, so I'm a bit disappointed it wasn't announced this round.

I'd think about 30MP would be a bit of a sweet spot for folks doing a variety of things.

I'd also think that if they take the R5 sensor and forget the IBIS they could make an affordable RP MKII that would have my interest. As much as I'd like IBIS, I'd live without it on that type of camera if the size is smaller and cost is low.

I think the R5 is a killer camera. I see one thing that disappoints me if I'm reading everything right and that is it has only full and 1.6x crop modes. It is so simple to allow other crop factors like the 1.3x the 5DS does. 45MP is overkill most of the time and there is really no reason to stick to just the old Canon version of an APSC crop. It's just a little bit of firmware code.

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