Canon EOS R1 & EOS R5 Mark II to be Announced in Late April or Early May 2024

Enthusiastic Canon fans are eagerly anticipating the unveiling of two highly awaited models, the EOS R1 and EOS R5 Mark II, amidst circulating rumors about their announcement and release dates. Speculation within the community suggests that Canon may unveil these groundbreaking cameras in April or May, with initial availability for select professional photographers at major events in June or July. However, the general public may have to wait until later, likely in the latter part of the third quarter or early in the fourth quarter, potentially starting in late August at the earliest for purchasing these models.

Drawing from the successful strategy implemented during the EOS R3 launch, Canon plans to officially introduce the EOS R1 and EOS R5 Mark II by the end of April or early May to solicit feedback from working photographers, thereby generating excitement and anticipation among users. Consumer availability for both cameras is expected to come after Euro 2024 and the Summer Olympic Games, possibly placing their release in late Q3 or Q4 of the year.

Although there are speculations about the EOS R1 currently undergoing testing by select photographers, attendees at CP+ might not witness any significant EOS-related announcements. However, there are reports suggesting a potential “late spring” announcement for both cameras, followed by a development period leading up to their release, likely post-Summer Olympics. Given the supply shortages experienced during the EOS R5 release, it’s likely that the period between announcement and release will be extended. However, the reliability of this information remains uncertain, prompting users to exercise caution before deciding to upgrade their existing gear.

In essence, while excitement is building around the EOS R1 and EOS R5 Mark II, attendees at CP+ may not see major EOS-related reveals, but attention remains on potential announcements regarding RF lenses.

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Via: Canon Rumors