Fewer Canon cameras coming in 2021 than previously expected

Canon EOS R1
(Image credit: Canon/ Future)

UPDATE: It previously seemed that 2021 was going to bring a bountiful tidal wave of brand new Canon cameras, but new information indicates that it could be more of a feeble trickle. According to rumor website Canon Rumors, new sources have come forward to clarify that due to "manufacturing challenges" and the COVID-19 pandemic, "things have changed significantly with the roadmap".

However, Canon fans hungry for the release of the upcoming Canon EOS R1 shouldn't be too disappointed with this news. Apparently, "the most exciting camera coming from Canon" will be in the second half of the year. This will likely be the Canon EOS R1, which is thought to be Canon's mirrorless answer to the Canon EOS 1D X Mark III. 

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