Canon invites dealers to secret mirrorless presentation – Full frame on the way?

Jan 20, 2018

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John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

Canon invites dealers to secret mirrorless presentation – Full frame on the way?

Jan 20, 2018

John Aldred

John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

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Well, this is quite interesting. Canon Rumors reports that Canon are sending out “very elaborate” invites to select Canon dealers for a mirrorless camera announcement next month. That in itself isn’t all that interesting. Manufacturers come out with new kit all the time. What makes it interesting, at least to me, is their description of the image contained on the invitation.

The invitation was described as being very high end, printed on heavy glossy paper and showing a silhouette of a camera shaped like the EOS M6 with a hole cut out where the sensor would be.

This suggests that there’s something special about the sensor that makes it a big deal to whatever this new camera is. The most logical assumption, especially given the recent full frame Nikon mirrorless rumours, is a larger sensor. Canon Rumors also seem to believe that it’s “something more than just another entry level APS-C shooter”.

With Nikon seemingly going full steam ahead and the popularity of Sony’s full frame mirrorless cameras, it does make sense for them to be following suit. Especially with the rate at which Canon users seem to be switching to Sony. Partly due to the fact you can easily use Canon glass on Sony bodies with the Sigma MC-11. But even some Nikon shooters are starting to sell up completely to make the switch to Sony now.

Whether or not this will happen remains to be seen. As is the feature set that a full frame mirrorless Canon would have. But it would be a very smart move if it can keep up with the competition. It’s probably worth noting that the event is only open to CEOs and those very high at Canon dealerships. No sales people are allowed in, according to Canon Rumors.

If it does turn out to be a full frame mirrorless, you can bet it will probably have good weather sealing.

As always, we’ll keep you posted as we hear more.

[via Canon Rumors]

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John Aldred

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John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

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10 responses to “Canon invites dealers to secret mirrorless presentation – Full frame on the way?”

  1. Hernani Jon Onyok Cañete Avatar
    Hernani Jon Onyok Cañete

    a nikon lens?

  2. emre okur Avatar
    emre okur

    i guess canon gonna make a canon thing again. the thing is “disappointment”

  3. W Douglas LeBlanc Avatar
    W Douglas LeBlanc

    If we tell you the secrets then we have to lock you away …

  4. Viggo Næss Avatar
    Viggo Næss

    A proper optical VF. 1dx2 sensor. EF mount would have been nice.. hotshoe. 6-7 fps. Proper battery.

  5. Lex Chiew Avatar
    Lex Chiew

    The secrets will be last year model so don’t tell your customers just sell it lol

  6. Beleslin Milivoj Avatar
    Beleslin Milivoj

    Focus peaking, zebras, ibis & at least 120 fps @ 1080p, for starters.

  7. Adrián Mateos Avatar
    Adrián Mateos

    No more than 12 Mpx…

  8. Safidy Andrianantenaina Avatar
    Safidy Andrianantenaina

    A sony sensor maybe.

  9. Adam McCombs Avatar
    Adam McCombs

    Too late already switched

  10. Dieter Greven Avatar
    Dieter Greven

    What the fuck is Canon?