We have been hearing rumors that Canon could be looking to launch a full-frame mirrorless camera. Given that Canon’s mirrorless efforts haven’t exactly been met with the same success that other companies are enjoying, a full-frame mirrorless could help change things and make it more appealing to professionals.
Now the rumored camera was supposed to be announced last month but obviously that did not pan out. However according to the folks at Canon Rumors, they have heard from a source that Canon is prototyping the camera already. That being said this shouldn’t be a surprise since we’re sure that companies do experiment from time to time, and whether or not they actually reach production is the more important question.
However based on what they’ve heard, the camera in question is rumored to have a top-down LCD similar to the Leica SL. It is also suggested that it might not be an EF mount due to the flange distance appearing to be too short, so maybe Canon might come up with a bunch of new lenses specifically for their full-frame mirrorless lineup (which once again wouldn’t be surprising if true).
There is also speculation that the camera could be capable of continuous shooting of up to 10 frames per second. However given that this is supposed to be a prototype, chances are if it is real that the final product could come with very different features, but it does give us an idea of what kind of camera Canon could be working towards. Obviously it should be taken with a grain of salt for now but we’ll keep our ears peeled for more info. In the meantime we are also hearing that Nikon could be working on something similar.