As Canon continues to push ahead with their professional lines, particularly in the full frame mirrorless world, it seems they're also going to be diving into a perhaps unexpected realm: cameras for younger people. Check out the models we might see in the coming months.
According to Nikkan and Photo Rumors, Canon will be introducing three new cameras aimed at younger people. The first will be a camera with no screen, referred to as an "outdoor activity camera." Though that might sound like an action camera of sorts, the prototype (shown above) looks more like something meant to be clipped to a zipper or keychain. The next is a camera that has a button allowing it to switch between 100mm and 400mm (only those focal lengths, nothing in-between). Finally, the last is a camera that can stand alone with voice and tracking features, seemingly similar to an indoor security camera. I have to admit I'm rather surprised by the rumor, but I'm also interested to see what Canon can create if they take their expertise and apply it to more novel designs that depart from the typical DSLR/mirrorless form. Do you think these sorts of cameras will catch on over smartphones at all? Let me know your thoughts in the comments.