EDIT: Thanks to Robert M for having pointed out in the comment section that there…
Canon full-frame mirrorless camera coming in 2016, early prototype existing in Canon labs? [CW2]
A few weeks ago we had an interesting rumor, suggesting Canon may go serious about their EOS M system in 2016. There was no mention of full-frame mirrorless cameras.
I have been told (thanks) that Canon may indeed announce a full-frame mirrorless camera in 2016. I rate the rumor CW2 since I had so many misleading rumors about Canon’s mirrorless plans in the past. The source insisted to say that some sort of early prototype already exists, though it never came out of Canon’s labs. That’s to say that there are no test units out in the wild but just (if true) a prototype in a very early stage of development, still undergoing lab tests and development. It sounds at least plausible.
While I am sure Canon has the skills and the know-how to produce a full-frame mirrorless camera, I am pretty cautious with such rumors. A full-frame mirrorless camera is rumored since at least two years. The source promised to deliver some specs in the near future. We will see.
For the time being I guess most Canon shooters would be more than happy if Canon eventually decides to put all their tech skills and knowledge in a truly serious EOS M camera. The EOS M3 is an important step forward (for Canon), but it is not enough. What Canon needs to do is making a mirrorless camera that appeals also to people not having scores on Canon glass on their shelves.
Stay tuned on CW!