Canon has several DSLRs waiting for updates, but it appears at least one of them won't get one, meaning a mirrorless version will likely take its place.
The EOS R has been met with decidedly mixed reviews. Nonetheless, given some of the rather serious glass Canon has released for it, it's readily apparent that the company is taking mirrorless much more seriously this time around. Canon Rumors is reporting that the company has stopped work on at least one DSLR, choosing instead to replace it with a mirrorless version. Canon has several DSLRs in line for upgrades in the next year or two, most notably the 80D, 7D Mark II, 5DS R, and 1D X Mark II.
The 7D series is quite popular with photographers and the flagship of the APS-C line, so I'd be surprised to see that go, while the 1D series is the flagship for the company and definitely not going anywhere. That leaves the 80D and 5DS R. The 80D marries well with Canon's line of EF-S glass, particularly for filmmakers. On the other hand, the 5DS series seems to have used an upscaled 7D series sensor, which isn't particularly modern, especially when it comes to dynamic range. In addition, with its high-megapixel count, mirror shock can be a real issue. Lastly, Canon's new mirrorless lenses seem to aiming for the high-end market. All this points to the 5DS series being the likely candidate for a move to mirrorless.
Head over to Canon Rumors for the full story.