Canon is pushing 3D and XR (VR/AR/MR) imaging again, planning to release a new APS-C camera compatible with VR lenses

As previously reported. Canon is pushing 3D and  XR (VR/AR/MR) imaging again and is planning to release a new APS-C camera compatible with VR lenses according to an article published recently by Newswitch.

Canon currently has the $2,000 RF 5.2mm f/2.8 L Dual Fisheye 3D VR full-frame lens (Adorama | Amazon | B&H):

Canon RF 5.2mm f/2.8 L dual fisheye lens officially announced

Here is the recap of the article by digicame-info:

  • Canon will expand the range of digital camera models that are compatible with the EOS VR SYSTEM. Previously, three models were compatible, but there are plans to also include cameras equipped with APS-C size sensors, which are smaller than full-frame sensors. The company aims to expand its user base by making low-priced cameras compatible with the system. Tsuyoshi Tokura, senior managing executive officer, expressed his enthusiasm, saying, ``We want to be able to offer multiple options.''
  • A special lens is required to support this system. We plan to release a special lens that can be attached to cameras equipped with APS-C size sensors. Although the specific release date has not been disclosed, ``There is a possibility that it will be released in 2024'' (Senior Managing Executive Officer Togura).
  • In addition to cameras, Canon is also focusing on the XR (general term for VR, augmented reality (AR), etc.) field. Senior Managing Executive Officer Tokura says, ``XR is the direction in which imaging will move,'' and the company plans to strengthen its research and development with an eye to the future.

Additional information on the Canon EOS VR System can be found here.

Previous Canon 3D and XR (VR/AR/MR) coverage:

Pictures from the 2024 CES show

Canon 360°/180°/VR concept camera displayed at Photopia Hamburg

Canon shows new 180° and 360° VR cameras

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