In the world of photography, rumors are as ubiquitous as tripods and lens caps. Recently, we've heard a wild one that's so bizarre it just might be true. A little birdie (who probably can't even hold a camera) told us that Canon is planning to replace the beloved EOS R5 with not one, but TWO new models! That's right, Canon is apparently trying to clone their camera like some sort of mad scientist.
Remember when Canon split the EOS 5D Mark III into the EOS 5DS R and EOS 5DS? Well, they're apparently taking a page from their own playbook and reusing the same strategy. Because, you know, if it worked once, it's bound to work again, right?
Our alleged anonymous source, who we assume is hiding in a dark corner of a photography studio, claims that Canon is planning to release the EOS R5 Mark II and the mythical, higher resolution EOS R5s. It's like a camera buffet, except you have to buy a whole new device instead of just swapping out lenses.
Now, we know what you're thinking: "This is bonkers!" And you might be right. But just like a bad Photoshop job, there's something oddly fascinating about it. As laughable as it sounds, this strategy could actually be a stroke of genius—or a hilarious train wreck.
We're fully aware that this rumor has a CR1 rating, which is basically the photography equivalent of a tabloid headline. So, we'll treat it with the same level of skepticism as we would a report of a UFO sighting or Bigfoot using an iPhone.
But hey, it's always fun to entertain the idea of two cameras duking it out for supremacy in the Canon lineup. Maybe they'll host a pay-per-view battle to determine which camera will reign supreme. Just imagine the smack talk between the EOS R5 Mark II and the elusive EOS R5s.
So, to all our fellow photography enthusiasts, grab your popcorn and your telephoto lenses, and let's see how this wild rumor plays out. Who knows, maybe Canon will replace every camera with two models in the future, creating a never-ending camera soap opera.
The Photography-ish Team
Disclaimer: This satire news piece is meant for entertainment purposes only and should not be taken as factual information. All names, brands, and products mentioned are the property of their respective owners.