March 13, 2019
Camera Rumors

Is IBIS Coming to the Next Canon EOS R? One Canon Exec Drops Hints…

A major concern with the Canon EOS R and the RP may be addressed and on the way soon.

In an interview at CP+ show in Japan, Amateur Photographer spoke with several top Canon executives including Yoshiyuki Mizoguchi (Image Communication Business Operations Group Executive), who shared some insights into the future of Canon’s EOS R line.

This isn’t the first time Canon execs have dropped rumors and hints into their cameras, and even specifically the future of their mirrorless EOS R line. Rumors of an “8K EOS R” were teased previously as being “on the roadmap.”

Yet, with the EOS RP so quickly released amid rumors of its own (to mixed results for videographers, to be fair), it wouldn’t be surprising to see at least elements teased in these interviews showing up in the next EOS R sometime possibly even this year.

Canon EOS R IBIS
Canon EOS RP

Here’s the original question pulled from the interview.

“AP: There have been quite a lot of requests from customers and reviewers alike for IBIS on the EOS R, not to mention dual card slots. How do you respond to this?”

And the response by Yoshiyuki Mizoguchi.

“YM: Yes, we are aware of these voices… We are thinking how we can develop the line-up. With the R and RP we look at the entirety of the package, as mentioned. In terms of IBIS, we are looking into it for the future. We believe IBIS will work together hand in hand with optical IS lenses, such as the ones you see in front of you, to offer better features.”

Now, it would be great to see IBIS added to the next EOS R (as well as the dual card slots), but we’ll have to see how the news develops to see if any new edition would be enticing to film and video professionals.     

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