UPDATE: Check out our hands-on Canon EOS R6 review (opens in new tab) for our first impressions of the remarkable new 8K, 45MP body. We've also got a Canon EOS R5 vs R6 (opens in new tab) head to head, which compares the specs between the R5 and the new Canon EOS R5 (opens in new tab).
ORIGINAL STORY 19 JUN 2020: If you need more evidence that the July announcement for the Canon EOS R5 and R6 is more than just a rumor, you need only look at the amount of leaks that are starting to seep through.
Case in point, the above image of the latest EOS R family portrait, which not only gives another glimpse at the Canon EOS R5 but also provides our very first look at the Canon EOS R6 body – along with many of the newly leaked RF lenses, including the intriguing Canon RF 800mm f/11 (opens in new tab).
The reason for this new family portrait? Well, according to Canon Rumors (which posted the info alongside this image (opens in new tab)) all of the leaked lenses will be part of one massive announcement with the R5 and R6 at the beginning of July. It had previously been posited that this would take place on either 02 or 06 July (either side of the Independence Day weekend), but it is now reported that it will be on 09 July.
That means Canon is preparing to fire a full salvo of R system products that comprises the following:
• Canon EOS R5
• Canon EOS R6
• Canon RF 50mm f/1.8 IS STM
• Canon RF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM
• Canon RF 85mm f/2 Macro IS STM
• Canon RF 100-500mm f/4-7.1L IS USM
• Canon RF 600mm f/11 DO IS STM
• Canon RF 800mm f/11 DO IS STM
• Teleconverter RF 1.4x
• Teleconverter RF 2x
Here's that family portrait again, which you can click in the top-right corner to open a larger view. As you can see if you snoop really closely, the Canon RF 600mm f/11 and Canon RF 800mm f/11 both have a new aesthetic for Canon lenses.
Both optics bear a black chassis and silver band around the upper third – a notable change from the unusual green ring that is usually worn by Canon's DO (diffractive optics) lenses. (Find out more about Canon's DO lenses (opens in new tab).)
With only a couple of weeks to go until the purported announcement, we can't wait to see more details that invariably leak before then…
Canon EOS R5: Everything we know about the revolutionary 8K camera (opens in new tab)
Canon EOS R6: Everything we know so far (opens in new tab)
Canon RF lens roadmap (opens in new tab): current and future lenses for the Canon EOS R