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A Prototype Full Frame Mirrorless From Canon Exists [CR1]
« on: March 10, 2018, 01:07:06 AM »
We reported back in January that Canon had a mystery camera with a new body style in prototype form. We’re now being told by the same source that the camera in question is a full frame mirrorless camera prototype.

We were told a few things about the appearance of the camera.

  • It has a top down LCD like the Leica SL.
  • The flange distance looks too short for it to be an EF mount, but no lens was attached to the body to be sure.
  • A press of the shutter button in burst mode sounded like it shot over 10fps.
  • There were no markings on branding on the body

These sorts of leaks are rare, but they more often than not turn out to have some kind of truth to them. I expect multiple full frame mirrorless prototypes to exist.

There is nothing on the 2018 road map that suggests Canon will be announcing a full frame mirrorless camera this year, though that could still change between now and Photokina, but we put the possibility of this happening quite low.

We have been told that the second half of 2018 is going to be “a lot more interesting” than the first half.

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A Prototype Full Frame Mirrorless From Canon Exists [CR1]
« on: March 10, 2018, 01:07:06 AM »

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Re: A Prototype Full Frame Mirrorless From Canon Exists [CR1]
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2018, 01:21:22 AM »
About time. But they have a tough task ahead as the competition is coming out with good cameras.

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Re: A Prototype Full Frame Mirrorless From Canon Exists [CR1]
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2018, 01:32:10 AM »
But Canon has a blind, mass following and their products will sell.

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Re: A Prototype Full Frame Mirrorless From Canon Exists [CR1]
« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2018, 01:44:14 AM »
What is a "top down" LCD? Is it an LCD, which is on top of the camera? Would you want to have one, with a mirrorless?

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Re: A Prototype Full Frame Mirrorless From Canon Exists [CR1]
« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2018, 02:20:13 AM »
What is a "top down" LCD? Is it an LCD, which is on top of the camera? Would you want to have one, with a mirrorless?

Yes, that's what it is.  Leica SL has it, as do Fuji GFX and X-H1.  Instant review of settings without having to look though the camera.  It's better to have it than to not have it.

If Canon decides to do FF mirrorless, they will very likely make a better camera than Sony.

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Re: A Prototype Full Frame Mirrorless From Canon Exists [CR1]
« Reply #5 on: March 10, 2018, 04:22:04 AM »
Nah, don’t believe this story. It’s the sort of rubbish that a ‘source fisher’ comes up with: just enough detail to be attributable, vague enough that it can be interpreted many ways and without any ‘killer details’ that give the source away as a hoaxer if the actual release is substantially different. These sorts of ‘rumours’ are there to establish Bulls**tters as ‘a source that has been correct in the past’, so that they can get a kick from winding everyone up with a load of fake specs that get a ‘CR2’ label.

If this ‘source’ actually had access to a camera, they’d be under NDA and would know a lot more about it than this. If not, are you truly expecting me to believe that a random employee had enough access to a test body to establish that it was full frame, mirrorless and had a 10fps(ish) frame rate, but never saw a lens mounted?

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Re: A Prototype Full Frame Mirrorless From Canon Exists [CR1]
« Reply #6 on: March 10, 2018, 04:28:26 AM »
Whatever FF shows up, it will probably use existing Canon EF lenses.  The current patent filings do not show any lenses that would suggest a new line. 
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« Reply #6 on: March 10, 2018, 04:28:26 AM »

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« Reply #7 on: March 10, 2018, 04:32:15 AM »
I certainly hope a FF prototype exists. Multiple prototypes at this stage I would think.  And I bet they all have hobbled 4K.  :D

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Re: A Prototype Full Frame Mirrorless From Canon Exists [CR1]
« Reply #8 on: March 10, 2018, 04:54:20 AM »
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We have been told that the second half of 2018 is going to be “a lot more interesting” than the first half.

That won't be difficult...

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Re: A Prototype Full Frame Mirrorless From Canon Exists [CR1]
« Reply #9 on: March 10, 2018, 05:42:44 AM »
Other day I saw unicorn it had adamantium horns and pooped gold out of its rearside.

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« Reply #10 on: March 10, 2018, 05:58:09 AM »
Other day I saw unicorn it had adamantium horns and pooped gold out of its rearside.
yeah but unicorns have only one horn, the gold coloured poo is a result of food poisoning !!
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Re: A Prototype Full Frame Mirrorless From Canon Exists [CR1]
« Reply #11 on: March 10, 2018, 06:13:34 AM »
Other day I saw unicorn it had adamantium horns and pooped gold out of its rearside.
yeah but unicorns have only one horn, the gold coloured poo is a result of food poisoning !!

Indeed, proves fentiger has never actually seen one. And they don't produce gold coloured poo  ;)

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« Reply #12 on: March 10, 2018, 06:16:13 AM »
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We have been told that the second half of 2018 is going to be “a lot more interesting” than the first half.

That won't be difficult...

Burst out laughing. But all times can't be equally exciting.

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« Reply #12 on: March 10, 2018, 06:16:13 AM »

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« Reply #13 on: March 10, 2018, 06:27:10 AM »
Other day I saw unicorn it had adamantium horns and pooped gold out of its rearside.
yeah but unicorns have only one horn, the gold coloured poo is a result of food poisoning !!

Indeed, proves fentiger has never actually seen one. And they don't produce gold coloured poo  ;)
indeed we don't have these exotic creatures here in the flatlands of cambridgeshire, But i have seen flying pigs and people with webbed feet, honest its true ;D
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Re: A Prototype Full Frame Mirrorless From Canon Exists [CR1]
« Reply #14 on: March 10, 2018, 06:46:39 AM »
I simply don't believe Canon would develop a new mount and make it EF compatible with adaptor.
The EF line is too big and valuable to abandon and start new. 

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Re: A Prototype Full Frame Mirrorless From Canon Exists [CR1]
« Reply #14 on: March 10, 2018, 06:46:39 AM »