The novel coronavirus pandemic has thrown worldwide supply chains into disarray and caused delays across the entire industry, but it seems Canon is still hopeful it will be able to deliver the EOS R5 and rumored EOS R6 on time.
Canon Rumors is reporting that Canon has no plans to delay the debut of either the much-teased EOS R5 or the not-yet-announced EOS R6, which should both be officially announced “in the next 8 weeks or so.” There’s also apparently a new cinema camera in the works, which will also be announced shortly.
The other side of this coin is that, while official announcements won’t be delayed, shipping probably will be because total stock of cameras at launch will probably be meager at best. That’s to be expected. But Canon seems to be opting for a strategy of “announce and delay” rather than keeping their upcoming cameras a secret.
Admittedly, camera availability is hardly the top issue on anybody’s mind these days, and for good reason. But it’s reassuring to know that the industry hasn’t completely stopped functioning… at least not yet.