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We’ve been told that Canon is sending out “very elaborate” invites to select dealers and VIPs for a mirrorless camera announcement next month.

The invitation was described as being very high end, printed on heavy glossy paper and showing a silhouette of a camera shaped like the EOS M6 with a hole cut out where the sensor would be.

Apparently only CEOs and higher-ups are allowed to go to the presentation, no sales people are permitted.

I would say all of this would point to Canon announcing something more than just another entry level APS-C shooter.

If anyone has a picture of the invite, please send it to us.

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Why cut the sensor out of the picture unless there's a surprise awaiting...

Maybe an M6-sized body with the 6D full-frame sensor?

Now *that* I'd buy in an instant (well, assuming there were lenses to go along with it too!)
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It's just an illusrative image, isn't it? Surely new FF mirrorless is not going to use m6 body along with its EF-M mount?

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Ok...this is something.  I only recall these types of invites for significant announcements, such as a 1D camera.

But that flies in the face of a bunch of rumors we heard (just now asking pros for features they would want, etc), and the M6 body is odd (I do not see a FF sensor in an M6 body nor would I call that a "Pro" body).  So this is either the fabled FF mirrorless announcement (scaled up M6 body?), an annoucement of a new line (Mirrorless Cinema series bodies??), potentially a mirrorless "road map", or Canon just toying with us.....

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Well - sounds like FF mirrorless. That would be earlier than expected. Great news if true.
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The exclusive invite does seem to point to something big (aka FF mirrorless). However the M6 body is odd. But then again, it could just be part of the game and we should not read too much into it. Aka, the M6 with the sensor cut out could just simply be read "Mirrorless with New sensor".

If it is a FF mirrorless, I'm still thinking there is a good chance it is an EF mount with a body more like a traditional DSLR, especially if this is a high end, for "pros" type camera. If it is a smaller body (similar to other mirrorless bodies out today) with a shorter flange distance then I see this as more a consumer, enthusiast market Canon is targeting first.

It will be interesting as more details leak.

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The exclusive invite does seem to point to something big (aka FF mirrorless). However the M6 body is odd. But then again, it could just be part of the game and we should not read too much into it.
everytime canon's done a silhouette it's turned out to be the real thing.  they do it quite rarely, 5D and 1D series are the ones I'm thinking are the last they did.

there's a REAL lack of any patents coming out for full frame mirrorless from canon.  you'd think a strong push to an EF-M mount we'd see patents filtering through for specific kit zooms at least.

the only ones that really have come out have been odd defensive or a specific embodiment without much substance.

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So... If it's full-frame mirrorless, what are the guesses on their naming convention? The 1M? 5M? 6M? Assuming the product segmentation is the same as the 1D (pro-spec), 5D (semi-pro), and 6D (entry-level), which will they introduce first? Or maybe a model for each at the same time?

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Of course Canon does this as soon as I sell my last Canon lens and buy the last Sony one I need to make the transition to the a7rIII...

Curious to see what they come up with and hope I don’t regret the move in a month or so.  I’m not one to jump back and forth between systems and had been with Canon for 13 years but finally saw enough significant improvements on the mirrorless side to draw me over there. 

I have to believe the first iteration will have some rough edges.  Sony’s A7R series only appealed to me in its third iteration.
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M6 like body with a square sensor? 🦄

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Of course Canon does this as soon as I sell my last Canon lens and buy the last Sony one I need to make the transition to the a7rIII...

Curious to see what they come up with and hope I don’t regret the move in a month or so.  I’m not one to jump back and forth between systems and had been with Canon for 13 years but finally saw enough significant improvements on the mirrorless side to draw me over there. 

I have to believe the first iteration will have some rough edges.  Sony’s A7R series only appealed to me in its third iteration.

Oh...so you are the proverbial guy that finally gave up so now what you wanted all along can finally be announced.

I guess the rest of us should thank you! 

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Of course Canon does this as soon as I sell my last Canon lens and buy the last Sony one I need to make the transition to the a7rIII...

Curious to see what they come up with and hope I don’t regret the move in a month or so.  I’m not one to jump back and forth between systems and had been with Canon for 13 years but finally saw enough significant improvements on the mirrorless side to draw me over there. 

I have to believe the first iteration will have some rough edges.  Sony’s A7R series only appealed to me in its third iteration.

Oh...so you are the proverbial guy that finally gave up so now what you wanted all along can finally be announced.

I guess the rest of us should thank you! 

 ;D

Yup! Pretty excited - never been ‘that guy’ before.

Seriously interested in Canon’s announcement.  Just feeling that post-huge purchase twang now that I’m seeing this...
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The exclusive invite does seem to point to something big (aka FF mirrorless). However the M6 body is odd. But then again, it could just be part of the game and we should not read too much into it. Aka, the M6 with the sensor cut out could just simply be read "Mirrorless with New sensor".

If it is a FF mirrorless, I'm still thinking there is a good chance it is an EF mount with a body more like a traditional DSLR, especially if this is a high end, for "pros" type camera. If it is a smaller body (similar to other mirrorless bodies out today) with a shorter flange distance then I see this as more a consumer, enthusiast market Canon is targeting first.

It will be interesting as more details leak.

Two points to consider:

1) The current EF-M mount with an EF-M lens can potentially use a full frame sensor.
2) The current EF-M mount with an EF Adapter can hit at least 90% of a full frame sensor, the camera can just detect when the adapter is mounted and compensate. 

There were a lot of patents in December that looked to be for an aps-c type lens - but could those be for a full frame implementation too? I'm wondering if this article: http://www.canonrumors.com/patent-more-ultra-wide-zoom-lens-patents/ might be assuming this is an APS-C lens based only on the Back Focal length (BF). Could the BF also be the correct distance for a full frame? Obviously an aps-c sensor justt wouldn't capture as mmuch, just like the current aps-c's with full frame lenses mounted.

However the one thing that really sticks out in my mind is that there have been *a lot* of aps-c lens patents coming through lately. 

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Wow! A sensorless camera... who would've thought!  :o

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Of course Canon does this as soon as I sell my last Canon lens and buy the last Sony one I need to make the transition to the a7rIII...

Curious to see what they come up with and hope I don’t regret the move in a month or so.  I’m not one to jump back and forth between systems and had been with Canon for 13 years but finally saw enough significant improvements on the mirrorless side to draw me over there. 

I have to believe the first iteration will have some rough edges.  Sony’s A7R series only appealed to me in its third iteration.

No reason to look back. Sony sensor tech pushed me away from Canon. Canon just needs to stop the bleeding. So many are tied to a brand (for good reason when you have a lot invested) that just releasing a FF mirrorless in the current M6 body would be good enough to help slow any of us that have purchased other brands.
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