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Will Canon R1 and R5II both be announced in July?

CanonRumors is near certain both cameras will be announced in July. This is the summary from Asobinet:

  • Canon announced the development of the Canon EOS R1 on May 15, 2024.
  • We had hoped that, like with the EOS R3, new information would be provided leading up to the official launch. However, about a month has passed since the development announcement, and all we have seen are the images used at the Monaco Grand Prix.
  • We expect the EOS R1 to be officially announced around mid-July, alongside the EOS R5 Mark II.
  • We are receiving confirmation from various retailers around the world regarding when new product NDAs will go into effect. When this happens, major products are usually announced within 1-2 weeks.
  • This gives retailers time to conduct their due diligence and plan their initial orders, and also gives Canon Distribution time to set allocations for each retailer and third-party distributor.
  • Just because a retailer or distributor orders 100 units of a product doesn’t necessarily mean that will be the first shipment.
  • While we know the EOS R5 Mark II will ship in late August 2024, the Canon EOS R1 is still a bit of a mystery.
  • We have been informed that the EOS R1 won’t ship until November 2024 at the earliest, meaning a four-month delay between its official announcement and availability in retail stores. That’s still very much possible.
  • Canon bodies like the EOS R1 are generally rolled out to agencies and CPS first.
  • The EOS R5 Mark II will likely be more important to retailers than the EOS R1. We have a roughly 30 to 1 unit sales ratio between the EOS R5 and the EOS R3, clearly favoring the EOS R5.
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