Canon's mirrorless lenses have been met with much acclaim, but many photographers are anxiously awaiting a truly professional level body to accompany them. A Japanese newspaper is reporting that that camera, equivalent to a 1D flagship body, will be announced sometime in 2021.
Japan's Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun is reporting that Canon will bring out a top level EOS R camera at some point in 2021, with prototypes already being tested. Currently, Canon and Nikon have no real mirrorless camera that competes with Sony's a9, and as Canon's mirrorless line continues to fill out, the need for a more advanced body is apparent. That being said, their mirrorless lens lineup is itself still far from completion, and the article also reports that the RF lens collection will not be fully formed for another three years or so. That being said, the fact that Canon has a firm timeline for the RF lens lineup seems to indicate that the company does plan to eventually transition primarily to mirrorless cameras, which wouldn't be particularly surprising given the general direction of the industry. Whether we will see this upcoming flagship mirrorless camera in the hands of photographers at the upcoming 2020 Olympics is unknown, but either way, it's an exciting time for photographers!