Over the last week or two, I have been saying that all signs point to Canon not announcing a mirrorless camera body ahead of Photokina, which begins late next month. We mentioned this again yesterday.
All of our known sources, still maintain that they know of no mirrorless camera coming, even as recently as a few hours ago. Unknown sources have told us that a full frame mirrorless camera was coming, but history has taught us that the known is usually better than the unknown. I may have been wrong this time.
We've known about Canon having an announcement on September 5, 2018 (EST) for quite a while, and that has been confirmed by other sites as well.
Recently, Canon Watch posted a specification list for an upcoming full frame mirrorless camera from Canon.
We give no rating to these specifications, it's just what's out there.
- 28MP full frame sensor
- Dual Pixel Auto Focus
- IBIS (In Body Image Stabilisation)
- 10fps shooting
- [email protected]
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- Priced $1,900
If this specification list is to be believed, we're not looking at a “high end” mirrorless camera and it's definitely not targeted at professionals. We have reported previously that two full frame mirrorless cameras were in development and that they would be announced 6 or so months apart.
While we still can't say for sure that a full frame mirrorless camera is going to be announced on September 5, 2018, by Canon, we're now leaning towards thinking one is coming that day.
I apologize for being wrong on this one, Canon has truly done a masterful job of keeping this quiet. All of the usually leaks that come before a camera announcement have not come. I actually take this sort of thing personally.
Very true, I'll likely remain obsessed until then.
I expect a course correction for Canon on its throughput vs. the competition (they've gone batty there of late with 42x12, 42x10, 45x9, 24x20), but that seems a very high bump for a $1900 camera.
I'm not saying 28x10 will steal 5D4 sales or anything, I'm just saying that I find these specs more Nikon/Sony like and less Canon like.
canon currently does 9.2 fps at 24mp on a dinky little mirrorless, so it's not that much of a stretch really.
The camera announcement is less compelling than the mount on that camera. The camera will take pictures sans a mirror. This is not a novelty. Many do. The mount on the camera might change everything, or nothing at all.
I prefer that Canon would keep the EF mount.
It was very unlikely that they would let Nikon steal all the marketing cream of a Photokina year. I expect this to have EF mount.
If a Canon FF mirrorless is less than $2k I can buy one and keep my current FF DSLRs.
For backup, I placed an order for a Z-6 which I will cancel 9/5 or so.
More than 80% of my last two years' images come from a Leica Q FF mirrorless with fixed 28mm f/1.7 -- using a WSIWYG EVF viewfinder is now all I want and an OVF feels old fashioned.
Thanks to all the folks bringing a Canon FF mirrorless to this old photographer and his EF collection!
Either way I think that's poor if true.
1) What mount?
2) Anything new for the sensor?
In terms of what this would cause on my part as a buyer, that depends. On the surface, I have little use for this camera. I need a high res companion for my 1Dx2, and this isn't it. However, the big brother to come may be.
If Canon can make strides with their sensor, then this camera will be enough to keep me from pairing an a7r3 with my 1Dx2. I won't buy this one, but I'll be ok with waiting for the higher MP one to be released.
On the other hand, if this is basically a 5d4 sensor, then I'll probably just pick up the a7r3.
I love the 5DS for this high res situations. Heaven would be 50mp mirrorless...
It can't be true.....
In all seriousness, Canon's quality and reliability and that spec list. That is a sweet camera. All for under $2k. Sure it is head to head with the Z6 and a bit lower in price than the A7III. But Canon is usually one to bleed as much revenue as possible. Even pricing themselves well above the competition. Here, they would be the same price as Nikon and lower than Sony??? While I hope it is true, this doesn't feel right.
Tell me it is $2,499, or $2,999...that would make more sense.
Plus, never having to AFMA a lens again :)
If you want high res on the cheap, the only option is last gen stuff: D800/D800E, A7R2, etc.
Historical price track for 5DS:
That is rock solid. Few metrics defend price better than being best in class in resolution.
Any talk of a high res rig at that price is purely dreaming. Not even Sony gives high res away for a song.