Canon EOS R1 & EOS R5 Mark II Announcement in Late April, Release Date in Q3/Q4 2024

Canon enthusiasts eagerly await the unveiling of the highly anticipated EOS R1 and EOS R5 Mark II, with rumors swirling about their announcement and release dates. According to sources from Canon Rumors, the announcement is slated for late April or early May, coinciding with major events such as Euro 2024 in June and the Summer Olympic Games in July. This strategy echoes Canon’s successful launch of the EOS R3, where real-world feedback from professional photographers fueled the hype train.

However, despite these early unveilings, the cameras won’t hit store shelves immediately. Instead, they will likely be available to select photographers for testing and evaluation during these events, with consumer availability projected for the latter half of the third quarter or even the fourth quarter of 2024. This deliberate delay mirrors Canon’s previous tactics and aims to build anticipation while ensuring product readiness.

While speculation initially hinted at a February announcement, recent reports from Canon Rumors and Sony Alpha Rumors point towards a springtime reveal, with the actual release slated for after major events like the Summer Olympics. This aligns with the trend of development announcements preceding product launches, indicating a possible pattern for the EOS R1 and EOS R5 Mark II.

Despite the excitement surrounding these flagship cameras, the current supply shortages in the industry may further extend the gap between announcement and release. It remains uncertain how reliable these rumors are, urging users to exercise caution before making decisions about their existing gear.

In terms of CP+ announcements, expectations for new EOS-related products may need to be tempered. However, enthusiasts eagerly await any updates on RF lenses and other developments from Canon. With the spotlight on Canon’s latest innovations, including the highly anticipated EOS R1 and EOS R5 Mark II, the photography community eagerly anticipates the future of imaging technology.

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Via: Canon Rumors