New Canon EOS R due in 2019 with 70MP sensor, IBIS, dual card slots

Canon EOS R: next model due in 2019 with 70MP sensor, IBIS, dual card slots

Ever since the Canon EOS R was revealed last year, it's been the centre of more gossip than a high school water cooler. There have been more camera rumors about the R system than any in recent memory – and the rumblings continued with reports of a 70MP model, due to be unveiled this year, with in-body image stabilization (IBIS), dual card slots and a joystick. If true, this could make it the best Canon camera yet.

"That Canon’s next R model will be a High Megapixel camera is 100% certain," wrote Mirrorless Rumors, with Canon Rumors noting that, "IBIS is definitely going to be featured in the camera".

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James Artaius

The editor of Digital Camera World, James has 21 years experience as a journalist and started working in the photographic industry in 2014 (as an assistant to Damian McGillicuddy, who succeeded David Bailey as Principal Photographer for Olympus). In this time he shot for clients like Aston Martin Racing, Elinchrom and L'Oréal, in addition to shooting campaigns and product testing for Olympus, and providing training for professionals. This has led him to being a go-to expert for camera and lens reviews, photo and lighting tutorials, as well as industry news, rumors and analysis for publications like Digital Camera MagazinePhotoPlus: The Canon MagazineN-Photo: The Nikon MagazineDigital Photographer and Professional Imagemaker, as well as hosting workshops and talks at The Photography Show. He also serves as a judge for the Red Bull Illume Photo Contest. An Olympus and Canon shooter, he has a wealth of knowledge on cameras of all makes – and a fondness for vintage lenses and instant cameras.