An exciting rumor has just hit the Canon rumor mill, and It has to do with the next generation of Canon sensors.

According to a report over on Canon Rumors, Canon is currently working on their next generation full frame sensor, which will be meant for both mirrorless, and prosumer DSLR use.


The report goes on to say that these new sensors apparently have a lower production cost, and a better yield rate than the current crop of Canon sensors, which basically means that the sensor will be able to be produced for less money. This means Canon can either sell for the same price and make more money, or lower prices to be more competitive.

Another interesting tidbit from the post is that it is that these new sensors may have “Foveon-like” technology. In case you are not aware, Foveon is a sensor tech used by Sigma in their DP cameras, which uses separate layers to capture colors individually. If this turns out to be true, this could mean a huge performance increase for Canon cameras (assuming they have figured out a way to avoid some of the pitfalls of the Foveon sensor).



The part that I am most excited about here is the mention of the sensor being meant for a mirrorless camera. This means that Canon does, in fact, have plans to take on Sony in the full frame mirrorless market (EOS-M FF Maybe?). I was also happy to hear the sensor was also meant for their prosumer line, meaning that maybe an upgrade for my Canon 6D, a 6D Mk II is likely in the works.

What are your thoughts on this latest Canon rumor? Does the thought of a Foveon-like Canon full frame sensor intrigue you as much as it does me? Leave a comment below and lets discuss.

*As with all rumors, especially ones as grand as this, take it with an extra grain of salt.*

[via Canon Rumors]