Canon came blazing out of the gates with its mirrorless lens line, though the EOS R camera was a bit more in the middle of the pack. Apparently, that won't last long, as the company has confirmed they have an 8K mirrorless camera in the works.
Imaging Resource recently interviewed executives at Canon about the future of their mirrorless line, and there were a few surprises. Perhaps most surprising was Canon saying they have an 8K mirrorless camera in the works:
Video will play a huge role in the EOS R System for sure. For example, an 8K video capable camera is already in our EOS R-series roadmap.
There have been complaints about the EOS R's crop factor in 4K, and Canon has traditionally been thought of as quite conservative when it comes to 4K, so to hear that they already have an 8K camera in the works is a bit out of left field and could indicate a desire to seriously compete with Sony on the innovation front.
Canon also confirmed that they'll continue developing DSLR models and use customer feedback (likely meaning sales figures) as a guide for how to continue further development.
Check out the full interview here.