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.