Woow this is one of the most exiting news for the beginning of 2019! RAW over HDMI, Yeah baby! and it's seem to be 12 bit 4K RAW full sensor readout direct from the sensor!
Almost every body have thought this impossible, but yes it's finally possible! This is far, but far more important than Canon eventual 8K, because let's be serious a minute, nobody is really thinking that Canon is going in 2019 release a EOR R body that can shoot 8K video from a full frame sensor?!?
Then better talking about thing that was proven working and can change the industry like Canon did with the 5D Mk2 a while ago!
Full Frame RAW available for everybody and this under 4,000 USD (Z6, 2 batteries, 14-30 f/4 lens, Ninja V, Moza Air 2, Pelican case, etc...). Indie filmmaker can save a lot of money with that!
First as of now Canon don't have any of his Cinema Camera offering 8K, even not the C700 Full Frame!
Secondly, just look at what they did in the 1st EOS R with the 4K, to avoid shadowing the 1DX Mk2, C100 or even the C200 (the only thing will then have been that the C200 can shoot 4K RAW)!
So 8K on a EOS R, let say.... Yes! Now 2 questions:
1. When? Because they said in the roadmap but they're not able to even say in which year!
2. Is that going to be in a EOS R Photo body or a EOS R Cine body?
I have no doubt one day in the future to see a Canon 8K on the market, but they will eventually start with the Cine body of the EOS R system, or 8K in burst mode (a few second) in the FF photo body and this without crop!
If they do release 8K in a photo body, then what should we expect? 15 fps? 2x crop? of course DPAF deactivated? Recording time limited to 10 minutes?
But anyway no matter what Canon will release, you'll find many to say how people how wrong, or are good the 8K is (even you have to mount M43 lenses) or any other thing that will be ok for Canon but not for other brand! And the whole youtube sphere and the whole internet will have eyes only for this new thing! It's Canon, so it doesn't matter!!!
PS: I'm multi brand shooter, using Sony, Fuji, Nikon and mainly Canon lenses no matter what system, because they're making awesome glass!