Earlier this year there were rumors that Canon was working on a full frame mirrorless camera. The camera was rumored for a launch at Photokina, but obviously that did not happen. Instead we got the Canon EOS M5 which honestly based on the specs and features and design, is a marked improvement over Canon’s previous mirrorless efforts.
So the question is, what happened to the full frame mirrorless? Was it all a lie? Nope, or at least that’s what the folks at Canon Rumors are claiming as they have heard from their sources that such a camera is still in the works over at Canon. Apparently there have been some challenges due to Canon deciding to use the EF-mount and lenses with the camera, meaning that customers won’t need to turn to another lens lineup just for this particular model.
This also means that customers with existing EF lenses will be able to use them with the camera without any issue, and without the need for an adapter mount. However this is merely speculation at this point, but it makes sense. So far Sony is one of the few companies who have been aggressively pushing the full frame mirrorless standard with its A7 series of cameras.
There has been a lot of positive feedback regarding Sony’s A7 series which is why it isn’t surprising that Canon might be interested in throwing their hat into the ring as well. There is no word on when this camera will be announced, but Canon Rumor’s source suggests that it will be most likely towards the end of 2017.