Lots of Talk, Very Little Solid Information About Canon’s Full Frame Mirrorless Camera

Canon Rumors Canon Full Frame Mirrorless

Recently we’ve learned that six different Canon cameras have leaked through certification authorities (see here and here). The only camera out of the bunch that we’re quite sure is coming this year, is the EOS M5 Mark II ahead of Photokina 2018 in September. Beyond that, everything is currently a bit messy.

Around the web, there are various contradicting reports about Canon’s full frame mirrorless camera, sometimes promoting the idea Canon will release two FF MILCs, sometimes not. Unfortunately, so far, we have been unable to confirm that Canon has two FF MILCs on their agenda. Good sources have said repeatedly to us that there would be just one full frame mirrorless camera to start with.

Now, rumors are rumors, and rarely a rumor has been abused as much as the Canon full frame mirrorless camera rumor. Not having any specifications to discuss, the only thing remaining so far is the announcement date. We all eagerly want to know when Canon will eventually release the FF MILC. Here too there are contradicting information about the announcement. Since registrations at wireless certification authorities happen many months before an actual announcement, it’s possible we have to take in account an announcement in 2019. If true, there is very little chance to get any real specifications in the next months. We will see a lot of guesses and speculations, though. And that besides all the clickbait crap we are unfortunately used to see and read.

Personally, and besides all the hints and rumors we get in our inbox, I’m starting to be more inclined to believe Canon will announce their first full frame mirrorless camera in Q1 2019. On the other hand, there are serious reports stating Nikon might announce their FF MILC very soon. If this is the case, I wonder if Canon will wait much longer to present their’s.

Btw, we can assure with a very high confidence that Canon’s full frame mirrorless camera will not have the same or a similar sensor as the EOS 5D Mark IV. The rumored resolution of 30MP lead some people to push the idea the sensor is closely related to the sensor in the 5D4. Unfortunately, this is a byproduct of the mess surrounding Canon’s full frame mirrorless camera rumor mill environment. Canon might be the most conservative company of the world, but for sure they are not so silly to launch a new product line with an old sensor.

At the end, we can not exclude we’ll have to wait for 2019 in order to see Canon’s full frame mirrorless camera. If so, get ready for a flooding of unreliable information. The most difficult thing for us is to discern the crap from what is true.

Stay tuned.

Canon set to announce the PowerShot SX740 HS soon

Canon Rumors Canon Full Frame Mirrorless

According to always reliable Nokishita, Canon will announce the Canon PowerShot SX740 HS soon.

The Canon PowerSho SX740 HS already leaked through a wireless communication authority, the announcement may come in the next weeks and not later than end of August 2018.

We expect Canon  to announce various new gear ahead of Photokina 2018. Among the new gear we are confident to see the EOS M5 Mark II (if it will have this moniker). Also on the list are new lenses, among them most likely a fast 50mm equivalent prime lens for the EOS M system (32-35mm).

And then there is what I consider the most abused Canon rumor since I started this site: the Canon full frame mirrorless camera all of us are eagerly awaiting. There is a reasonable chance that Canon might announce one of the (supposedly) two full frame mirrorless cameras. Unfortunately, a lot of confusion and misunderstanding has been created around Canon’s full frame mirrorless camera, and speculations go wild.

However, Photokina 2018 is getting closer and is an important stage for Canon to showcase new products. We will soon have more leaks.

More to come…

 

The Canon EOS M5 Mark II will be announced ahead of Photokina 2018

Canon Eos M5 Mark Ii

We got confirmation from a good source that Canon will announce the second iteration of the EOS M5, that’s the Canon EOS M5 Mark II, ahead of Photokina 2018 (which happens in September).

Not really news here, I get it, we told you before. However, it’s always good to have one more suggestion when it comes to rumors. This is not the first hint we got about the EOS M5 Mark II and its announcement.

The Canon EOS M5 Mark II most likely will have a 28MP sensor. Besides this, so far we only know what has to be considered obvious: 4K video, DIGIC 8 CPU etc.

We expect first specification leaks in the next weeks, and first images of the EOS M5 Mark II in August. It’s 10 weeks to Photokina 2o18.

We expect Canon to also announce a new prime lens for the EOS M system.

Stay tuned…

Yet another suggestion Canon might announce a full frame mirrorless camera before Photokina 2018

Canon Rumors Canon Full Frame Mirrorless

We wrote it for weeks if not months: Canon might announce a full frame mirrorless camera before Photokina 2018 (September).

Now others seem to have come to the same conclusion and are suggesting Canon might announce one of the (supposedly) two full frame mirrorless cameras they have on their agenda. It’s just 10 weeks to Photokina 2018, so, if an announcement in September 2018 is to expect, then very soon we will see serious leaks instead of speculations. The only thing sure so far is that Canon will announce at least one full frame mirrorless camera between now and Q1 2019. It’ sure it’s coming but no one knows when.

To get the point (and latest updates) about Canon’s full frame mirrorless camera have a look here.

All Canon full frame mirrorless rumors are listed here.

Stay tuned…

Yet another set of specifications for Canon’s full frame mirrorless camera

Canon Rumors Canon Full Frame Mirrorless

A set of specifications for Canon’s upcoming full frame mirrorless camera(s) is making its rounds on the web. There are some educated speculations on previously rumored stuff and on recent leaks at Japanese site Nokishita.

According to Nokishita, Canon might have registered up to two full frame mirrorless cameras at wireless certification authorities. Of these, one, now universally named “the flagship”, according to certification data seems to have a 30MP sensor. This is the resolution of the sensor in the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV. This led to assume Canon might feature the sensor of the 5D4 (or a close variation of it) on their highly anticipated full frame mirrorless camera. The 5D4 was released in August 2016. Canon’s flagship FF MILC is supposed to be released in mid 2019 (more below). And while the 5D4 is a powerhouse, that would mean Canon featuring a 3 years old sensor on what is rumored to be the company’s flagship MILC. Such a flagship Canon FF MILC is quite unlikely in our opinion.

The second Canon full frame mirrorless camera is sort of speculation. Nokishita reported two code names leaked through a certification authority (DS 126721 and K433). So far we can only suppose one of these is another Canon full frame mirrorless cameras. They might, though, but it’s speculation. However, the second, lower tier Canon FF MILC is rumored to sport a 24MP sensor. This too puzzles us a bit. After all the heat and the waiting, how can Canon releases a FF MILC with only 24MP in 2019? It’s a high resolution world.

Other bits concerning Canon’s FF MILC(s) that have been suggested are the possibility of a “removable EVF on one of the cameras” and a “sexy solution” for the mount. Concerning the latter, you likely know that there have been rumors Canon might feature the EF mount on their FF MILC instead of a new mount type. It’s still unclear what is going to happen. I guess “sexy solutions” are on everyones wish list. Despite the appeal of such a solution, most of us would prefer an EF mount.

Finally, the announcement. We did get contradicting hints and apparently so did others. If Canon is indeed working on two full frame mirrorless cameras, their announcement might not happen at the same time. An announcement in late 2018 is still a possibility, but so is a 2019 announcement. If a Canon full frame mirrorless camera is coming 2018 we should have first serious leaks very soon.

All Canon full frame mirrorless rumors are listed here.

Stay tuned…

More unreleased Canon gear leaks through certification authority (5 lenses coming)

Canon Rumors Canon Full Frame Mirrorless

Nokishita updated the list of unreleased Canon gear leaked through a certification authority. Besides some new bits about gear we already knew, there are also five lenses we can now be sure will be released in the next months (4 of them leaked previously).

  • DS 126721 (one of the two upcoming full frame mirrorless cameras)
    • Interchangeable lens camera (single lens reflex or full size mirrorless)
    • Wi-Fi · Bluetooth installed
    • Battery: LP-E6 / LP-E6N (or equivalent)
    • The same radio parts as KissM
  • PC 2352 (most likely a PowerShot camera)
    • Digital camera
    • made in Japan
    • Wi-Fi · Bluetooth installed
    • Size: 110.1 x 63.8 x 39.9 mm
  • Interchangeable lenses (SKUs):
    • 2439C005AA
    • 2959C005AA
    • 2963C005AA
    • 2972C005AA
    • 3045C005AA

As you can see no specifications so far for the new lenses. However, we are sure among the list is the next Canon prime lens for the EOS M system, a 32-35mm lens with either f/1.8 or f/1.4. Let’s hope it’s the latter. The other lenses in the list may be “L” lenses and a new kit lens.

There is more unannounced Canon gear recently discovered, possibly the EOS 7D Mark III, EOS 80D replacement, and the EOS M5 Mark II we expect to be announced before Photokina 2018.

All Canon rumors are listed here.

Stay tuned.