My guess is that Canon will begin to make mirrorless rebels in the lowest price brackets that continue to be best sellers, if not in the next generation, then in the one after that. While people on forums make this big deal about the differences between mirrorless and DSLRs, I believe the reality for most camera buyers in the entry level or low cost category, is that they don't care one iota if it is a DSLR or mirrorless. Not only don't care, but won't know the difference, because quite frankly, there is little difference. Potential buyers will pick up the camera, look through the viewfinder - or on the back screen - and will take the shot. They will see that you can change lenses and buy additional ones if you want. That the kit lens that comes with the camera is an RF rather than an EF lens will probably not be noticed. Canon, since they are smart, will call them "Rebels," will keep the form factor essentially the same, the price essentially the same, sell them on Amazon and other non-specialized retailers and most buyers will never know there is anything different from the "Rebel" their parents, or siblings, or friends bought recently or few years back. This way, whatever percentage of buyers that end up upgrading or expanding their camera and lens collection (probably a small percentage, but there will be some, as most of us here probably took that path), will be buying RF lenses, which will allow Canon to ultimately cut the cost of trying to maintain both EF and RF lens systems.What market have they ceded?
Create limitless memories with the EOS M200 interchangeable lens camera. Equipped with a 24.1 Megapixel CMOS (APS-C) sensor, Eye Detection AF and enhanced Dual Pixel CMOS AF, the EOS M200 makes it easy to capture high-quality images and videos, all in a compact, mirrorless design.www.usa.canon.com
Slots #2-7 on the domestic best-selling ILC list belong to Canon. Note the other clear message in that list – the DSLR is far from dead, unless people believe that dead products are best-sellers.
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That is my guess.