According to Canon Watch, Canon is going to surpass its camera-making competitors by releasing a full frame mirrorless camera with an EF mount. This is great news for current Canon users, especially those who want to experiment with a lightweight camera, not unlike a professional DSLR. Regardless of the camera's seemingly late announcement date (September 2018), the photography world is buzzing with rumours and excitement.
The Rumoured Mirrorless Camera's Specs
Canon will not only catch up with its Sony and Nikon competitors, both of which have a plentiful supply of mirrorless cameras, but also surpass them with some potentially impressive specifications.
The mirrorless camera is rumoured to have:
- An EF mount
- A resolution of 36-38MP
- 4K video capabilities
Why Is This Impressive?
Usually, mirrorless cameras quicken the photo-taking process because they're lightweight, very portable, and silent. This usually enhances a photographer's workflow. Travel photographers love the portability, while those who shoot in other scenarios enjoy the utility of the smaller cameras.
Most mirrorless cameras aren't full frame, so photographers usually have to choose between portability and quality. This rumoured Canon mirrorless camera, however, is an exception, offering an impressive 36-38MP, and a lightweight camera body. Compared to other mirrorless cameras, this will be an immense improvement. Sony's mirrorless a9 camera has a resolution of 24.2MP, while Nikon's 1 V3 boasts 18.3MP.
The EF mount simply means that almost any Canon lens – with the exception of EF-S lenses – will be compatible with the camera. This will be a major improvement for mirrorless cameras in general. Unlike companies such as Nikon – which have their own exclusive lenses for mirrorless cameras – Canon's new addition will support lenses that are already available. Once the camera is available, all Canon users will need to do is buy the body. This, of course, will save them a lot of money. If you'd like to know whether your lenses are compatible or not, check out this list.
When Will It Be Announced?
It's rumoured that it's taking a while for Canon to create this camera because of complications related to the EF mount feature. However, if the rumours are true, Canon will announce its very first full frame mirrorless camera one year from now. Canon Watch predicts that Canon will make its announcement at Photokina (the world's largest trade fair) in September 2018.
The price and exact release date are yet to be announced.
Though Canon's new invention is currently shrouded in secrecy, it's an interesting topic to discuss and anticipate. If the company's endeavours prove to be fruitful, their debut in the mirrorless camera world could be an incredible, mind-blowing success.
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