It’s been just over a year since Canon finally stepped into the world of mirrorless full-frame cameras. In this short video, Jared Polin offers some interesting thoughts on what Canon has achieved, where it has fallen short, and what the future holds for the Japanese manufacturer.
After a quick overview of everything that's been released by Canon in the last year or so, Polin offers some fairly forthright opinions on where Canon stands, split between three mounts and with global sales of cameras continuing to fall off a cliff. Perhaps one of the boldest thoughts that he offers is that Canon needs to kill off the EOS-M mount and release an APS-C camera that uses some as-yet-unreleased affordable RF glass. This would help to reassert Canon’s historic dominance over the consumer market.
As many buyers seem to acknowledge, the EOS R is not cutting edge, though there is a major firmware update slated to arrive on September 26. Among other improvements to autofocus and subject tracking more broadly, tweaks are thought to include significant enhancements to eye autofocus, probably improving the range at which it functions. Sony has led the way with this technology, and it will certainly be interesting to see whether Canon has caught up.
Did you buy the EOS R when it was released? Have you been pleased with its performance over the last year? Leave your thoughts in the comments below.