Rumored since a while and yet not released, the next Canon EOS R5 firmware update…
We have been told (thanks) that Canon may announce the long rumored full frame mirrorless camera before Photokina 2018, which happens in September.
So far we know as good as nothing about Canon’s full frame MILC. All tidbits we collected and were told in the past are listed here:
- Dedicated full frame CMOS sensor
- Different sources and sites were reporting that early prototypes exist, at least to be tested inside Canon’s labs. This intel came in 2016 and early 2017.
- Canon is possibly working on a full-frame mirrorless camera with EF mount. There have been rumors saying that Canon is delaying this camera because of issues in implementing the EF mount. There is a lot of talk about this. If Canon manages to engineer a full-frame mirrorless camera with EF mount, thus allowing us to use our beloved EF lenses on a smaller and hopefully performing body, it will be a winner. Imagine what you could do with a MILC that goes along with your EF lenses. There is a serious chance we may see this.
- The latest bit of info I got suggests Canon will announce a full-frame mirrorless camera with a sensor having a resolution of 36-38MP.
If 2018 is the year Canon will eventually announce such a mirrorless camera, then Photokina may indeed be the best event to showcase it. Let’s hope this rumor becomes true.