Latest Rumor: EOS R to get 5 axis stablization
The latest rumor seems to suggest that Canon will add in body stabilization to the next EOS R camera.
That certainly seems possible if it's not the entry-level camera that has been suggested in the past, but a higher end model. Putting IBIS (in body image stabilization) into a lower tiered camera just doesn't seem like something Canon would do. For this rumor to be true, I would imagine that we'll see a more "5D" like EOS R, or perhaps the 5Ds variant of the EOS R with IBIS.
Canon Rumors says;
We’re being told by a pretty good source that Canon will introduce 5 axis IBIS (in-body image stabilization) in the next EOS R series camera. We’re not sure how this is going to work with in-lens stabilization, but if Canon could figure out a way to make the systems work together to improve performance, that would be a big step forward.
Making IBIS work together with in-lens stabilization is certainly something Canon could do - or they could simply turn off on of the IS systems if an image stabilized lens is attached. While Canon has done several patent applications with cursory looks at in camera stabilization, we haven't seen a patent application with highly detailed specifications that would signal manufacturing has actually been attempted. Most of them simply look defensive in nature so far.
A recent patent application has been breathlessly reported as being an IBIS patent for Canon. It's not really. It moves the sensor based upon lens zooming and imperfections, not with movement of the camera body or lens. It's meant to compensate for optical imperfections, not shake.
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