On February 8th Canon will announce the new R8, R50 and a two new lenses!

HowtoFly just reported this. UDPATE: Asobinet got also the info about two new cameras:

RF24-50mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM

  • Registered with the store.
  • February 8
  • International price: $299

RF-S55-210mm F5-7.1 IS STM

  • February 8

Canon EOS R8

  • February 8
  • Kit lens: RF24-50mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM
  • International price: $1499 body, $1699 lens kit


  • February 8
  • Do you have color variations? (SKUs: 5811C001, 5812C001)
  • Kit lens: RF-S18-45mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM, RF-S55-210mm F5-7.1 IS STM
  • International price: $679 body, $799 lens kit, $1029 double zoom kit

Canon financial report for the year 2022 shows the camera business is doing fine

Canon published the full 2022 financial report (see them here). Regarding the camera business they write:

As for the Imaging Business Unit, unit sales of interchangeable-lens digital cameras were above those of the same period of the previous year due to continued robust demand for full-frame mirrorless cameras including the EOS R5 and EOS R6 as well as favorable reviews of the new EOS R7 and EOS R10 APS-C-size mirrorless cameras, despite stagnant production activities caused by a shortage of components. Unit sales of lenses increased owing to strong sales of RF-series interchangeable-lenses that expanded the product lineup.

This would be an epic lens: Canon patented a new 300mm f/2.3 Reflex lens for the EOS-R system!

No existing 300mm tele prime lens goes beyond the f/2.8 aperture. But Canon is playing with the idea to break that barrier and patented a 300mm f/2.3 lens. The overall length of that lens would be close to 18cm (not bad) thanks to the Reflex. The trade off is surely a image quality drop compared to classic designed lenses. Still, I hope they will really make this lens!

via Asobinet