It’s almost impossible to find a full-frame camera for under $1,000. However, according to a reliable rumor, Canon’s working on one of the cheapest full-frame cameras we’ve ever seen.
The rumor, brought to light by Canon Rumors, comes from, according to the publication, a reliable source with a good track record. According to the rumor, Canon’s working on a full-frame RF mount camera for just $799. Canon hasn’t confirmed or denied the existence of the camera, so all this is just speculation. Still, it always is reassuring to have the information coming from what’s presumed to be a reliable source, so the speculation might have some truth to it.
The cheapest full-frame camera — under $1000
At its launch, Canon’s full-frame EOS RP was the lowest costing full-frame camera, costing just $1,299 for the body. TechRadar suspects the new camera under development will be the spiritual successor to the EOS RP, considering both cameras aim to be affordable full-frame options. This means we’ll likely see several professional features cut from the camera to lower its price. However, as a tradeoff for an affordable, entry-level full-frame camera, it makes sense to see fewer features when compared to a higher-end full-frame camera.
Don’t expect the camera anytime soon
Unfortunately, it sounds like we’re going to have to wait a while for the camera’s release. The rumor slates the camera’s launch somewhere in mid-2022, though it could be longer. From what we can tell, it’s going to be a great option for creators. Without knowing most of the camera’s specs at this time, we speculate Canon’s going to have to skimp out on some features, like IBIS (in-body image stabilization). Still, the fact that creators may have access to full-frame functionality for under $1,000 is monumental.