Canon has been quite busy lately. Between new patents, the iconic brand is also working on some new lens and camera releases.
According to the always-useful website Canon Rumors, Canon is working on announcements for two new cameras and two new lenses.
The cameras will be the much-anticipated EOS R8 full-frame mirrorless camera and the EOS R50 camera with an APS-C sensor.
As for the lenses, Canon fans can soon look forward to a new 24-50mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM lens that we already covered recently as a rumored February release, and a new RF-S 55-210mm f/5-7.1 IS STM lens model.
The specific details of specs and features for these lenses and cameras are a bit light on the ground so far but from what’s been floating around, the Canon R8 will retail for roughly $1,499 (body only) and for $1,699 with the RF 24-50mm lens included.
For a full-frame camera, this is a notably low price, especially for a new-release model from a brand like Canon.
The R8 will probably have a range of specs and features that place it right between Canon’s existing R7 and R10 models, but it might also include a few new features.
As for the EOS R50, it’s going to be a budget APS-C camera that’s rumored to be nicely priced at $679. Its price will repordely bump up to $1,029 with RF-S 18-45mm f/4.5-6.3 and RF-S 55-210mm f/5.7-7.1 IS STM lenses included with the body.
The above price range for the EOS R50 sounds like a great deal given the essential specs that we can expect from this camera model. What’s more, the lenses are nearly sure to be good performers for a broad range of photography scenarios.
Canon’s RF 24-50mm lens is particularly worth noting here for a moment. As we described in an earlier report, its focal range makes this lens extremely versatile for a broad range of essential video and photo uses.
Furthermore, its reputed compact size will make it especially convenient for street photography. We can’t be sure about the exact price of the RF 24-50mm lens, but we’re guessing that it will be affordably priced.
The RF-24-50 might also turn into a possible starting point for a whole renaissance of new compact, budget zoom and prime lenses from Canon.
We’ll report more as the CP+ camera and video equipment event in Japan unfolds over the coming days and weeks.
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