Opinion: It's time to accept that Canon's EOS R Mark II is never coming…

Canon EOS R
(Image credit: Future)

Released all the way back on October 09 2018, the original Canon EOS R was the company's first full-frame mirrorless camera – and saw the debut of the firm's innovative RF mount. This mount paved the way forward for Canon's mirrorless cameras and steered away from the DSLR cameras that the company had been so heavily invested in up until this point.

I was an early adopter of the milestone EOS R, but while we've had no less than 10 new RF-mount Canons since – including the entry-level EOS R100, current flagship EOS R3, and even 2020's EOS R6 which since was quickly replaced by 2022's EOS R6 Mark II – we still haven't had a replacement for the OG. In fact, it was the R6 Mark II that finally caught my eye and tempted me to upgrade, as I could twiddle my thumbs waiting for an EOS R Mark II no longer.

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Dan Mold
Deputy Editor

Deputy Editor on PhotoPlus: The Canon Magazine, Dan also brings his technical wizardry and editing skills to Digital Camera World. He has been writing about all aspects of photography for over 10 years, having previously served as technical writer and technical editor for Practical Photography magazine, as well as Photoshop editor on Digital Photo

Dan is an Adobe-certified Photoshop guru, making him officially a beast at post-processing – so he’s the perfect person to share tips and tricks both in-camera and in post. Able to shoot all genres, Dan provides news, techniques and tutorials on everything from portraits and landscapes to macro and wildlife, helping photographers get the most out of their cameras, lenses, filters, lighting, tripods, and, of course, editing software.