We have been told (thanks) that Canon may stage a mirrorless-related announcement on September 4 or 5, 2018. This is partially in contrast with a previous rumor which stated that a major Canon announcement would happen in the second week of September 2018. Partially, because there might be different interpretations on what “second week” means, and some hints unfortunately get lost in translation.
At the time being we do not know if the announcement is about the replacement for the Canon EOS M5 (rumored to be the EOS M5 Mark II), or if it is about the so much emotionally anticipated Canon full frame mirrorless camera (all rumors).
As most of you likely know, Nikon has already stated very officially (and loud) that they will announce something evolutionary, and clearly based on a full frame mirrorless design. So, it’s just straight forward to expect the market leader, that’s Canon, to follow soon.
What do we know? Canon will announce new gear ahead of Photokina 2018, that’s sure. On top of the probability ranking you’ll find the EOS M5 Mark II, a 32-35mm f/1.4 or f/1.8 lens for the EOS M system, the Canon full frame mirrorless camera (at least one), and maybe some more gear (lenses?). Please note: at the time being it’s not sure if we will see Canon’s full frame mirrorless camera in 2018 or in Q1 2019.
We didn’t get any new intel about the EOS 90D/EOS 80D Mark II or the EOS 7D Mark III. An announcement in 2018 is still in the realm of possibilities but appears to become more unlikely as time goes by.
What to say? Stay tuned, because the next weeks will tell.