Canon announced their mirrorless system, two models are on the market. What’s next for the Japanese industry giant?
Predictions about Canon’s agenda have become quite difficult since the company is pretty secretive. However, some predictions can be made.
In general, Canon will focus on updating product lines and launching new ones, like the ZV-123 instant camera with built-in printer.
Three new PowerShot G series cameras might be announced. We expect the PowerShot G7 X Mark III, PowerShot G5 X Mark II and PowerShot G9 X Mark III to get announced within 2019. Stuff leaked about the PowerShot G7 X Mark III, almost nothing about the other two cameras.
The Canon EOS 80D and EOS 7D Mark II are also ready to be replaced. Rumor has it that Canon may launch one new camera to replace both the EOS 80D and the 7D Mark II. The replacement for the EOS 80D appears to be more likely to be announced this year, we are less confident about the EOS 7D Mark III. Some new Rebels are most likely also on Canon’s agenda. Finally, new Cinema gear and camcorders can be expected to be launched in 2019. We do not think Canon will announced the replacement for the EOS -1D X Mark II in 2019.
A new EOS R model is possible in 2019, although rumors suggest Canon will not announce a new EOS R model. If they do, it will be a high resolution EOS R camera. There are also six new RF lenses Canon already announced they will develop. These six new RR lenses might well be announced in 2019.
And the EOS M system? A new EOS M model is possible in 2019, though we didn’t get any hints so far.
Source: Canon Rumors