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I have been told that the production of the Canon EOS R5 and Canon EOS R6 are both running at less than 1/4 of Canon’s manufacturing capacity due to supply chain issues from the Coronavirus. This will lead to obvious issues with production numbers.
The same source says Canon is considering either releasing the cameras as planned, with the Canon EOS R5 initially scheduled to begin shipping in July, and the Canon EOS R6 rumored to start shipping in June and living with the headache of low-quantity/high-demand or waiting until the fall, likely October 2020 to release both cameras in good quantity.
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I think it’s safe to assume that both NAB in Las Vegas, USA next month and Photokina in Cologne, Germany in May are at risk of being canceled/postponed as well.
I have been told a couple of times now and reminded today that production of the Canon EOS 5DS and Canon EOS 5DS R has ended. There will obviously be stock available for quite some time, but the series has definitely reached its end. There will be no DSLR replacement for either camera.
Let the rumors of a high-megapixel Canon EOS R commence.
It is being reported that a possible high-megapixel EOS R body from Canon may come with a 150mp sensor.
I don’t think the idea of a 150mp sensor in a consumer product from Canon is too far-fetched. While I think it’s more likely we’ll see something around 100mp, I would welcome any crazy amount of megapixels.
The Canon EOS R6 will be 20mp, the Canon EOS R5 will be 45mp, an Canon EOS R3 at 150mp? Sure, why not?
Maybe it’ll shoot 16k? (joking)
This is a third-party rumor, I haven’t heard anything about this from my sources. So please take it with a grain of salt.
There are a few reports of the Canon EOS-1D X Mark III going to “sleep” briefly after taking a few shots with the camera. The autofocus points and camera information disappear from the viewfinder and the camera becomes unresponsive for a short time.
There have been a few reports of this as you can see throughout this DPReview thread.
There are also other reports of the camera going into sensor cleaning mode out of the blue and restarting.
Canon Rumors reader Hamilton sent us a video of the issue that you can watch above.
I expect that Canon will address these concerns very quickly.
The Canon EOS R5 is probably the most anticipated camera on earth at the moment, but it has only been teased by Canon with a development announcement. We do expect the Canon EOS R5 to be officially announced at some point in the next month or so.