Among all the swirling rumors about Canon’s full frame mirrorless camera, there is some lining on the horizon. And it comes no less than from Mr. Kenji Tanaka, Sony Senior General Manager of the Digital Imaging Business Group.
Interviewed by DPReview, Mr. Kenji Tanaka said:
This is just my personal opinion, but I think that maybe by next year’s CP+ you’ll see full-frame mirrorless cameras from Canon and Nikon. I think [by then] they will be participating in this market.
Just look at our technologies, like eye focus. All of that data comes from the imaging sensor. In DSLRs, the data comes from separate sensors. The main imaging sensor is blanked out, 90% of the time by the mirror. The sensor is turned off. But the imaging sensor is very important. So if cameras are going to develop, and be more able to capture the moment, manufacturers have to develop mirrorless technologies. So within one year, I think.
Well, folks, believe me: it means a Canon full frame mirrorless camera is coming (not that there is someone left having doubts about that). I’m pretty sure Sony has a close eye on anything the competition does.
Canon too clearly stated that they will go “on the offensive and work to expand our sales in the mirrorless camera market” (see this report too).
It’s coming folks. Stay tuned.[via Sony Alpha Rumors]