In an interview with DP Review at Photokina, Canon confirmed that it would be showing off a higher resolution sensor, as well as “something in terms of mirrorless” in the “very near future.”
Also of note is the new Canon G7 X sports a Sony sensor (likely the same one as what’s in the RX100 III). When asked about the use of a non-Canon sensor inside of a Canon camera, Canon replied, “We select the best sensor, whoever the manufacturer is. That’s our policy.”
The comments about a higher resolution sensor come amid new rumors of a Canon 5D Mark IV and 6D Mark II set to be announced in 2015 and feature Canon’s Dual Pixel AF technology, the second generation of which was just introduced in the 7D Mark II. The recent announcement of the Canon 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens suggest that Canon is planning to add the Dual Pixel AF technology to full frame DSLRs very soon.
Further rumors suggest that the 5D Mark IV will be continue the the tradition of serving as Canon’s HDSLR workhorse and has even been rumored to feature 4K video recording – a feature that has alluded all but the $10k+ Canon cameras thus far.
The remark about a new mirrorless product, hopefully, means that Canon is finally taking the growing mirrorless camera market seriously. And, perhaps, with Dual Pixel AF primed and ready to go, Canon will be able to produce a quality camera in its EOS M line. With CES 2015 just around the corner, it would be the perfect time to jump back into the consumer side of the mirrorless market.
[via Photo Rumors]