Canon may ditch EOS 6D Mark II and launch their first full frame mirrorless camera instead

Dec 20, 2016

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Canon may ditch EOS 6D Mark II and launch their first full frame mirrorless camera instead

Dec 20, 2016

Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

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Many Canon fans have been looking forward to trying Canon EOS 6D Mark II in 2017. But rumor has it that they may not see their wish fulfill. It appears that Canon might have something else in mind. Instead of launching a follow-up to the popular EOS 6D, the company might make a completely different move – launch their own full frame mirrorless camera.

There was already a word about Canon testing full frame mirrorless cameras back in 2014. So, it could be only a matter of time when they will launch the first series. But according to the latest (unofficial) report from Canon Watch, they may not only launch the full frame mirrorless camera, but launch it instead of EOS 6D Mark II.

There could be several reasons for such decision. Launching a whole new line of cameras could cause much bigger interest, both among the users and the press. Canon users who want to switch to mirrorless full frame would be able to choose the camera of their favorite brand (and all the additional equipment). And the interest of press is much bigger when there’s a whole new line of cameras than when there’s only an upgrade of the existing one.

If the rumor is true, it may be the answer to the question why Canon hasn’t fully entered the mirrorless market so far. For now, it’s only a topic of speculations and not officially confirmed. Still, after a couple of rumors about Canon’s full frame mirrorless cameras, we do hope to see it launched soon.

[via Canon Watch]

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7 responses to “Canon may ditch EOS 6D Mark II and launch their first full frame mirrorless camera instead”

  1. Elle Avatar
    Elle

    Canon will only do so with the co-operation of Nikon – they’ll either BOTH release a APS-C mirrorless or they won’t … Japanese corporation DON’T typically try to screw over their domestic competitors !

    1. Carsten Schlipf Avatar
      Carsten Schlipf

      Uhm… Canon has APS-C mirrorless (EOS-M) for a couple of years already, while Nikon doesn’t.

      1. BlueBomberTurbo Avatar
        BlueBomberTurbo

        Nikon had Nikon 1. And while it was supported almost as poorly lens-wise as EF-M, it completely lacked direction in bodies.

        1. Carsten Schlipf Avatar
          Carsten Schlipf

          Yes, but Nikon 1 isn’t APS-C to get back on the topic Elle mentioned.

  2. Albin Avatar
    Albin

    My daughter loves her 6D, but prices for the 5D series have been coming down, and given the overall decline in new DSLR buyers a new 6D likely cannibalizes that model, which uses the EOS lenses in which serious users are already heavily invested. I wouldn’t see any mirrorless with a separate line of lenses as replacing or substituting for a DSLR body.

    1. BlueBomberTurbo Avatar
      BlueBomberTurbo

      Who knows, maybe they’ll trade size for functionality and keep the EF mount. They need something to one-up Sony, and it won’t be a sensor…

  3. Andy Holmes Avatar
    Andy Holmes

    I’d consider trading up from my 6D Mark I if they did… interesting.