Canon Rumored to Announce an Entirely Different Mirrorless Camera Soon

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Canon Rumored to Announce an Entirely Different Mirrorless Camera Soon

We know the EOS R1, Canon’s flagship mirrorless camera, is on its way at some point this year. However, a leaked image of another camera just dropped, and it looks like Canon has big plans. 

Nokishita has leaked the first image of the EOS R3, which is rumored have a development announcement imminent.

Canon Rumored to Announce an Entirely Different Mirrorless Camera Soon

A 3 series body has not been seen since the film days, so it is a bit tricky to surmise what this body’s place in the Canon mirrorless lineup might be. That being said, lower numbers correspond to higher capabilities, so an R3 would be positioned below a flagship R1, but above the already capable R5. It is possible this is meant to be an ultra-high-resolution body. Whereas the company’s high-resolution DSLR was an extension of the 5D line (the 5DS), a built-in grip might push Canon to distinguish it as its own line. A built-in grip on a high-resolution camera is not without precedent for the company; back in the 2000s, before the 1D X, the flagship line was actually split in two. The 1D line consisted of high-speed, lower-resolution bodies with APS-H sensors meant for sports, wildlife, and photojournalism, while the 1Ds line had higher-resolution full frame bodies that were meant for studio work. The EOS R3 could be the analog to the 1Ds. Hopefully, we’ll see a development announcement soon. 

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