Canon is reportedly working on a new mirrorless camera, which will not be a part of the current EOS M line-up, as the device will employ a full frame image sensor instead of an APS-C version as the current EOS M shooters.
The mirrorless camera industry is about to get even more interesting. The rumor mill has recently said that Canon will reveal the EOS M3 by the end of this year and that the device will be released globally during the first part of 2015.
Although this rumor has just been revealed, more gossip talks about Canon’s mirrorless future have showed up. A source is reporting that the Japan-based manufacturer is developing a full frame mirrorless camera that will capture 50-megapixel photos, which will be released on the market in 2015.
New Canon mirrorless camera once again rumored to be unveiled by the end of 2014
Massive leaks are currently pretty rare as digital imaging companies are choosing to work in secret in order to prevent important information from showing up on the web.
This is why this rumor has a big dose of uncertainty, especially considering the fact that a different source is reporting a different thing.
Nevertheless, the new gossip talks are claiming that a new Canon mirrorless camera will feature a 50-megapixel full frame sensor, while the other rumor says that the shooter will actually feature an APS-C sensor, just like the other EOS M models.
The similarity lies in the fact that both sources are reporting that we should hear more about this camera by the end of 2014, while its release date will occur in early 2015.
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At the end of November 2014, it was revealed that a so-called Canon EOS M3 would meet the public in December 2014. The device has been dubbed as the true heir of the EOS M, as it would be released around the world, unlike the EOS M2, which has been launched only in certain parts of Asia.
Additionally, the previous rumor said that the device should sport an APS-C-sized image sensor. However, no evidence translates into taking all options into consideration, so the new Canon mirrorless camera could actually feature a 50-megapixel full frame sensor and a different name.
One of the clues in favor of a full frame model are coming from Canon itself. Masaya Maeda, the company’s Managing Director and Chief Executive of Image Communication Products Operation, has revealed during a Photokina 2014 interview that that company may be working on a different type of camera other than the current EF, EF-S, and EF-M mounts.
A new Canon mirrorless camera with a full frame sensor certainly fits the bill here, but stick with us to find out how this story unfolds.