It’s not just Nikon. Canon is also reportedly planning to launch two different full frame mirrorless cameras in the very near future.
Canon Rumors is hearing that Canon will be releasing two full frame mirrorless cameras before the middle of 2019. And like Nikon’s rumored pair, Canon’s cameras will also arrive as a high-megapixel “flagship” model and a lower resolution, cheaper model.
The first camera to be announced will be a 30.4-megapixel mirrorless camera that could be “closely related” to the sensor found in the existing Canon 5D Mark IV, Canon Rumors writes. Canon said back in May that it’s finally willing to cannibalize its DSLRs to play a bigger part in the growth of mirrorless cameras.
The second Canon full frame mirrorless body launched afterward will reportedly have a lower pixel count — possibly 24 megapixels.
Canon Rumors writes that neither camera will compete directly in high ISO performance against Sony’s a7S II, a 12.2-megapixel low-light monster, and that Canon doesn’t currently have plans to jump into that niche.
Both cameras will reportedly shoot 4K video, but the “flagship” camera will be the more formidable camera on the video-front.
It’s currently unclear what lens mount Canon will include in its mirrorless camera line, but Canon Rumors says there are murmurings that Canon has developed a “sexy solution” to the problem of making its mirrorless cameras compatible with EF lenses.
And unlike Nikon, which is expected to announce its mirrorless cameras within the next couple of months, it’s unclear when Canon is planning to unveil its creation, but both cameras are expected to start shipping by the middle of 2019.