A lot of Canon full frame mirrorless talk, but nothing that’s new

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There is another wave of Canon full frame mirrorless rumors rolling over the web. Nothing new to report, it’s either recycled from previous rumors or it leans towards the “wishful thinking” side.

However, latest has it that we may see a Canon full frame mirrorless camera that will not be part of Canon’s EOS system, that may be similar to an EOS 5D Mark IV but obviously without the mirror mechanism, and that it may shoot 4K video at 30/25/24 fps.

Announcement is now again suggested to happen in September 2018 (with some doubts, though). A September 2018 announcement, ready for Photokina, has always been what we were told. Never the less, we started to have some doubts about a September 2018 announcement. We only can be sure that Canon will announce their full frame mirrorless camera somewhen before May 2019. As a side note, it appears that most rumor outlets now promote a sensor resolution around 36MP, something we were too long time ago,

Besides all the noise and wishful dreaming, we still know very little about Canon’s full frame mirrorless camera. All tidbits we collected and were told in the past are listed here. Please note that none of the following has been confirmed to us so far, we do not sell this as a confirmed rumor:

  • Dedicated full frame CMOS sensor, resolution around 36MP seems to be likely
  • 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.
  • Announcement may come for Photokina 2018 (September), or later in 2019 Q1.

At the end of the day, there is just one thing we can be sure about: Canon is set to announce a full frame mirrorless camera within a year at most. Here at CW we know since a while and reported it. Even Sony’s CEO said that Canon will announce a FF mirrorless before Q1 2019.

All Canon full frame mirrorless rumors are listed here.

Canon patent application: wide-angle zoom lens for full-frame mirrorless camera

Canon Patent

Canon patent application 2018-77320A describes a 16-28mm f/2.8, wide-angle zoon lens for a full frame mirrorless camera.

  • Zoom ratio: 1.67
  • Focal length: 16.48 – 27.44mm
  • F number: 2.88
  • Half angle: 52.70 – 38.25
  • Image height: 21.64mm
  • Back focus: 12.33 – 10.00mm

We expect Canon to announce their full frame mirrorless camera within the next 8 to 12 months. For the latest about it see here.

More Canon patent applications are listed here.

[via Hi Lows Note]

Deal: Canon EOS 6D Mark II bundle (battery grip, printer, paper, memory card, and more) – $1399 (reg. $1749)

Canon EOS 6d Mark Ii Deal

EOS 6D Mark II at a glance:

  • 26.2MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 7 Image Processor
  • 45-Point All-Cross Type AF System
  • Full HD Video at 60 fps; Electronic IS
  • 3.0″ Vari-Angle Touchscreen LCD
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF and Movie Servo AF
  • Native ISO 40000, Expanded to ISO 102400
  • 6.5 fps Shooting; Time-Lapse & HDR Movie
  • Built-In GPS, Bluetooth, & Wi-Fi w/ NFC
  • Dust and Water Resistant; SD Card Slot

Authorised Canon retailer Adorama has another very good bundle deal. You get the Canon EOS 6D Mark II bundled with:

  • Canon PIXMA PRO-100 Professional Photo Inkjet Printer
  • Canon Plus Luster Semi-Gloss Photo Paper (13×19″), 50 Sheets
  • Green Extreme LP-E6N Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.2V, 2000mAh)
  • SanDisk Extreme PRO 64GB UHS-I Class 10 U3 V30 SDXC Memory Card
  • Canon BG-E20 Battery Grip for EOS 5D Mark IV DSLR Camera

The bundle is on sale at $1,399 after instant discounts and $350 mail-in rebate (instructions).

Deal: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV bundle (battery grip, printer, paper, memory card, and more) – $2749 (reg. $3099)

Canon Eos 5d Mark Iv

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV at a glance:

  • 30.4MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 6+ Image Processor
  • 3.2″ 1.62m-Dot Touchscreen LCD Monitor
  • DCI 4K Video at 30 fps; 8.8MP Still Grab
  • 61-Point High Density Reticular AF
  • Expanded ISO 102400; 7 fps Shooting
  • Dual Pixel RAW; AF Area Select Button
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF and Movie Servo AF

Authorised Canon retailer Adorama has a very good bundle deal. You get the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV bundled with:

  • Canon PIXMA PRO-100 Professional Photo Inkjet Printer
  • Canon Plus Luster Semi-Gloss Photo Paper (13×19″), 50 Sheets
  • Green Extreme LP-E6N Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.2V, 2000mAh)
  • SanDisk Extreme PRO 64GB UHS-I Class 10 U3 V30 SDXC Memory Card
  • Canon BG-E20 Battery Grip for EOS 5D Mark IV DSLR Camera

The bundle is on sale at $2,749 after instant discounts and $350 mail-in rebate (instructions).

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Another take on Canon’s and Nikon’s full frame mirrorless plans

Full Frame Mirrorless

FroKnowsPhoto (aka Jared Polin) shares his opinion and view on what Canon and Nikon will feature on their long rumored full frame mirrorless cameras. And obviously: how will they compare to Sony’s technology and offering? And how will Sony counter?

We expect Canon to announce their full frame mirrorless camera within the next 8 to 12 months. For the latest about it see here.

Stay tuned.

Nikon Exec confirms: Full Frame Mirrorless by Spring 2019

Full Frame Mirrorless

In an interview with Japanese TV-channel NHK, a Nikon manager confirmed the company’s new mirrorless camera system will be on the market by spring 2019. And Canon?

Besides all the more or less reliable rumors floating around, you can bet Canon will be there when Nikon is. Both companies have entered the mirrorless market late, and didn’t so far really compete with the likes of Sony and Fuji. But Canon and Nikon’s upcoming full frame mirrorless camera may change it all.

Bot Nikon and Canon have the technology and engineering skills to build a mirrorless camera that could lead the industry. They just did not so far. Cannibalisation of their own products is often cited as the reason Nikon and Canon did not develop (so far) serious resources and knowledge to build a class leading mirrorless camera.

Take everything you hear about Canon’s full frame mirrorless camera with a huge grain of salt. This is likely the most abused Canon rumor ever.

We expect the announcement of Canon’s full frame mirrorless camera somewhen between September 2018 and May 2019.

Our latest Canon full frame mirrorless rumor and what we expect can be seen here. All Canon full frame mirrorless rumors are listed here.

[via NikonEye]