There have been rumors going around that Canon is working on a full frame mirrorless camera, but now there’s some interesting information that could entail that Canon is actually working on not one but three.
Canon Rumors says that they have been told that there are three active full frame mirrorless cameras in different development stages at Canon and that we could be seeing one before the end of 2018.
Recently, Northlight Images has reported that there’s a large number of sensor parents filed under Canon, with Canon Rumors saying, “When you put all of these together, you get some interesting full frame sensors that will work with lenses that are quite close.”
Canon Rumors reports that the first project is a full frame mirrorless camera with a native EF mount. The second project is a smaller full frame mirrorless camera with a new mount. They weren’t sure if it’s a modified EF-M mount or something else entirely. The third project is a fixed-lens full frame camera that’s in the very beginning stages of development and has no chance of being released in 2018 and may not even be released at all.
Canon Rumors also reports that it’s hearing that Canon’s first full frame mirrorless camera will have it’s own dedicated CMOS sensor, not one already being used in their other Full Frame DSLR cameras. This information is apparently from a much more trusted source, according to PetaPixel.com, than the source that told Canon Rumors that there are three Full Frame mirrorless Canon in development.
It's thought that Canon isn’t likely to make any announcements about any full frame mirrorless cameras before August 2018, so it looks like we may be waiting a while for confirmation and details.