We heard that 2015 could be the ‘year of the mirrorless’ for Canon, but after the launch of the new EOS M3, and its exclusion from the North American market, that seemed to all be a bunch of crap. But now we are hearing that Canon may not be done yet. Could we have more mirrorless options from Canon on the way?
According to a new rumor report over on Mirrorless Rumors, a source has told them that Canon will have 4 mirrorless cameras launched by the time 2015 is over. We have had one so far (the EOS M3), so that leaves three more releases in the remaining months. But wait! Another source clarified that at least one of those mirrorless options was a 4K camcorder, so let’s remove that from our calculations as well – which means that we could have one or two more mirrorless camera releases in 2015.
Could one of them be a full frame mirrorless to compete with the Sony A7 series? Or maybe a vintage-styled EOS M to compete with the Fujifilm cameras? At this point, we really don’t know what it is we will be getting out of Canon, just that (grain of salt applied) one or two more mirrorless options are on the way this year.
This could be nothing, as is the case with many rumors, or it could be a defining year in the mirrorless market. Sony and Fujifilm are running away with the APS-C/Full Frame mirrorless markets, but if Canon plays its cards right, and whatever they release is truly competitive with those offerings – especially if one was full frame and retained EOS lens compatibility with proper AF performance – Canon could possibly halt the hemorrhaging… maybe.
Things could be getting very interesting. I know I can’t wait to see what comes of this. What are your thoughts on this rumors? Do you think Canon has some more serious mirrorless options still on the way? Leave a comment below and let us know!