Report: Canon has a prototype full-frame mirrorless camera

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Canon reportedly has a full-frame mirrorless camera prototype that it is developing, which could boast a new lens mount, according to new rumours.

Canon Rumors reports that the same source that told the website back in January about a mystery prototype camera has now stated that the camera in development is in fact a Canon full-frame mirrorless camera.

According to the source, the flange distance on the full-frame mirrorless prototype looks too short to be an EF mount, suggesting it could introduce a new lens mount. However, the source said no lens was attached to the body so it is difficult to be 100% certain.

The source also told Canon Rumors that listening to the shutter when the full-frame camera was in burst mode it sounded like it shot more than 10 frames per second. Again, a bit difficult for any certainty.

The Canon full-frame mirrorless camera also reportedly has a top-down LCD like the Leica SL.

Of course this could all be mere speculation rather than a first-hand report, so we have to take these with grains of salt. But as Canon Rumors points out:

These sorts of leaks are rare, but they more often than not turn out to have some kind of truth to them. I expect multiple full frame mirrorless prototypes to exist.

There is nothing on the 2018 road map that suggests Canon will be announcing a full frame mirrorless camera this year, though that could still change between now and Photokina, but we put the possibility of this happening quite low.

We have been told that the second half of 2018 is going to be “a lot more interesting” than the first half.