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Canon Full Frame mirrorless is coming in late 2018 only (and it has EF mount)

Well, we may finally getting some clue about what’s Canon plan with mirrorless. And as rumored by CanonWatch before it really seems like Canon will be veeeeery conservative and stick to EF mount on their mirrorless cameras too.

CanonRumors says the first Canon FF mirrorless will be announced at earliest at Photokina in September 2018. And it has the classic EF mount which I personally find disappointing. Of course it make sense from a cost point of view. But they will be stuck to a large flange distance and will not be able to make cameras as compact as the competition. More over you will not be able to use most of the existent third-party glas. The rumored details are:

  • EF mount will be native
  • New exclusive image sensor for the camera.
  • New sensor technology required for the EF mount in a mirrorless application
  • There will be no new “dedicated” lenses, but mirrorless will be “considered in all future EF lens design”
  • 4K video is considered a necessary feature in all full frame cameras going forward
  • One full frame mirrorless camera body to start
  • There is testing at Canon of a more hybrid approach between DSLRs and Mirrorless cameras. What that looks like we don’t know.

Maybe all this isn’t true and Canon is just hiding their cards…

 

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