Canon was a touch late to the mirrorless game at start, but once the EOS R5 and RF 28-70mm f/2L came, it was clear that the firm had their foot on the throttle and wasn’t about to let up. That trend appears to be set to continue into 2022, line-up of additional cameras on the way.
According to Canon Rumors, 2022 will be “Canon’s Year of the Camera Body,” with the business releasing a range of new and intriguing bodies. Even though the EOS R3 was just released, it helps to round out the lineup established by the EOS R5 and EOS R6, as well as the more affordable EOS RP and original EOS R, there is still a lot of room for growth, including cinema cameras, a true flagship, APS-C bodies, and a high-resolution option, all of which had DSLR analogues in the EF mount lineup. And, given the way Canon has traditionally mirrorless the EF series with its RF launches, such alternatives seem likely to arrive at some point.
With the EOS R towards the end of its life cycle and the EOS RP on the horizon, we may expect at least one affordable model, as well as a mirrorless version of the popular 7D series. Aside from that, an EOS R5c is projected in early 2022, with the flagship EOS 1 following in late 2022 or early 2023. While there may be more, and timeframes may move due to the ongoing chip scarcity, Canon appears to have huge ambitions for RF mount cameras.