A recent report suggested that the rumored Canon EOS R7 could have a maximum continuous shooting speed of 20 frames per second, 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 says the upcoming APS-C shooter will have a burst rate of up to 30fps… and that number is said to be “confirmed”. The leaker doesn’t reveal the source, of course, but if true, it will put the EOS R7 in line with pro-level 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 embraced this technology in its latest R-series bodies. 2 seconds, anyone?
If that happens, the EOS R7 will put some serious pro-level spec in the hands of enthusiasts and hobbyists at (likely) a bargain price.
Opinion: I’m really excited to get my hands on the EOS R7
Even though the latest Canon Rumors leak claims that the EOS R7 won’t have a CFexpress card slot, but will instead come with dual SD slots with UHS-II speed support – which seems counterintuitive. intuitive for a camera with great burst speeds – the rest of the leaked specs have me chomping at the bit to get my hands on the next camera.
The Canon EOS 7D Mark II was my main camera for years until I went full frame with the EOS 6D Mark II. Since then, I’ve been really drooling over the EOS R5 but resisted buying it due to its high price.
If, however, the leaked EOS R7 specs of a 32.5MP APS-C sensor, up to 30fps burst, 4K/60p video and IBIS end up holding true, I might seriously consider getting the new RF mount camera instead of a full frame as I think the price would fit my budget. Granted, it won’t be as affordable as, say, the EOS RP, but it’s most likely going to be cheaper than the R5, maybe even the R6.
Even the resolution of the sensor suits me perfectly. I was disappointed with the R6’s 20MP resolution and 45MP was overkill for my personal needs. A 32.5 megapixel sensor works fine for me. I tested the EOS 90D’s 32.5MP APS-C sensor and loved what it could do.
The R7’s supposed 30fps burst has me excited to try my hand at more sports photography (I’ve only recently developed a taste for it) and I can’t wait to see where that leads me with my wildlife photography journey. All it needs now is the same autofocus performance found in high-end R-series cameras, and I admit to being a little worried about the capability of UHS-speed cards. II to handle massive gusts.
As exciting as it sounds, those specs aren’t official yet, so don’t take them as gospel. Canon Rumors suggest we can expect an announcement in June or July this year, so we shouldn’t wait too long to find out if Canon has its next best-seller.