Leaked specs of the Canon EOS R7 suggest it could be the favorite speedster for hobbyists
A recent report suggested that the rumored Canon EOS R7 could come with a maximum burst speed of 20fps, putting it on par with Canon’s current EOS R5 and R6 flagships. At the time, however, the rumor was “unconfirmed”.
A new leak from the same reliable source via Canon Rumors now states that the upcoming APS-C format shooter will boast a burst speed of up to 30 fps… and this figure is said to be “confirmed”. The leaker doesn’t reveal the source of course, but if this turns out to be true it will put the EOS R7 in line with pro cameras like the Canon EOS R3 and Sony A1!
Other ‘confirmed’ specs include in-body image stabilization (IBIS), and we’ve already seen how well Canon has adopted this technology in its latest R-series bodies. Handheld footage in 1-2 seconds, anyone?
If that happens, the EOS R7 will put some serious pro specs in the hands of amateurs and hobbyists at (probably) a great price.
Opinion: I’m really looking forward to getting my hands on the EOS R7
Even though the latest leak from Canon Rumors claims that the EOS R7 will not have a CFexpress card slot, but will instead have two SD slots with UHS-II speed support – which seems counterintuitive for a camera with high burst speeds – the rest The leaked specs has me dying to get my hands on the upcoming camera.
The Canon EOS 7D Mark II was my main camera for years until I switched to full frame with the EOS 6D Mark II. Since then I’ve really raved about the EOS R5, but resisted buying it because of the high price.
However, if the leaked EOS R7 specs of a 32.5MP APS-C sensor, up to 30fps burst, 4K/60p video and IBIS are true in the end, I might seriously consider using the new RF Buying a mount camera instead of a full frame camera because I think the price would fit my budget. Admittedly it won’t be as cheap as say the EOS RP, but there’s a good chance it will be cheaper than the R5, maybe even the R6.
The sensor resolution is also perfect for me. I was disappointed with the R6’s 20MP resolution and 45MP was overkill for my personal needs. A 32.5MP sensor is perfect for me – I tested the 32.5MP APS-C sensor in the EOS 90D and was amazed at what it can do.
The rumored 30fps burst for the R7 got me excited to try more sports photography (I’ve only recently developed a taste for it) and I’m excited to see where it takes me on my wildlife photography journey. All it needs now is the same autofocus performance as the higher-end R-series cameras, and I’ll admit I’m a bit concerned about how well UHS-II speed cards can handle massive bursts.
As exciting as it may be, these specs are still not official, so don’t take them as gospel. Canon Rumors suggests we can expect an announcement in June or July this year, so we shouldn’t have to wait too long to find out if Canon has its next bestseller.