Canon to launch two full frame mirrorless cameras in mid-2019

Jul 6, 2018

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Canon to launch two full frame mirrorless cameras in mid-2019

Jul 6, 2018

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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Judging from patents for a new mount and 16-28mm f/2.8 lens, a new Canon full frame mirrorless camera is in the works. But according to the latest reports, Canon will not launch just one, but two full frame mirrorless cameras in the middle of 2019.

Earlier this year, Canon’s manager confirmed that the company will shift focus to mirrorless cameras. And they’re apparently working on it. First the APS-C mirrorless camera Canon EOS M50 was announced, and we even had a chance to get the first look at it at The Photography Show in Birmingham. Shortly after, it was confirmed that a full frame mirrorless was out there, tested by select Canon photographers.

According to the latest report from Canon Rumors, we won’t see just one mirrorless camera from Canon, but there will be two models. One of them will reportedly be the “flagship” model for this new line of cameras. It will have a 30.4MP sensor that “could be closely related to the EOS 5D Mark IV,” Canon Rumors writes. The second body will reportedly have a lower megapixel count, likely around 24MP.

As for the video, both cameras are expected to shoot 4K, with the more powerful “flagship” model being better at video features. There’s also a possibility of a removable EVF on one of the cameras, and Canon Rumors assumes it will be reserved for the lower-end full frame mirrorless.

As for the mount, the rumors differ here: it could be a new mount or the EF mount. However, the recent patent suggests that the new mount for Canon’s full frame mirrorless will be some kind of hybrid compatible with both full frame EF and EF-M mirrorless lenses. It’s a bit confusing concept, but I guess we’ll just have to wait and see.

It’s interesting that Nikon is reportedly launching two mirrorless cameras as well, and they should arrive in March 2019. So if this happens, I guess we’ll get back to that ancient “Canon vs. Nikon” fight. Although, I still wonder if any of them will be able to beat Sony, which has gone quite far in the mirrorless market.

[via Canon Rumors]

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7 responses to “Canon to launch two full frame mirrorless cameras in mid-2019”

  1. Del Robertson Somerville Avatar
    Del Robertson Somerville

    Jayjay Robertson Somerville ??

  2. Marc Medios Avatar
    Marc Medios

    Neat. I would welcome some sort of rangefinder-sized model with regular Canon lenses.

  3. Abimanyu Boentaran Avatar
    Abimanyu Boentaran

    Oh noooo new mounts? What the heck? I need to use my 11mm Zoom and 100-400mm L mk2

    1. Petr Svitil Avatar
      Petr Svitil

      But would you really want to use a mirrorless with a 100-400? Id pick a DSLR for that lens because of the ergonomics and balance

      1. Abimanyu Boentaran Avatar
        Abimanyu Boentaran

        I want a second body.Been using my 6d since it came out.

  4. Adam Santino Avatar
    Adam Santino

    Does anyone on here know anything about the mechanics of cameras? I’m wondering if there is a genuine reason for companies to make different mounts or if it’s just a way to get you to buy more lenses? I’m not assuming— just curious.

    1. Tom Robson Avatar
      Tom Robson

      It’s down to the evolution of lens and body for a given brand, to get advantage over a competitor. Also to lock consumers into their ecosystem. This is helpful https://photo.stackexchange.com/questions/26605/why-do-camera-manufacturers-use-different-lens-mounts