So far, Canon seems to be focusing the majority of their wow factor on the lenses in their mirrorless line, creating some truly unique glass with incredible optical quality. On the other hand, their mirrorless bodies have sat more firmly in the midrange market, but that may be about to change, as a professional-level mirrorless body is likely on its way next year.
Canon Rumors is reporting that it’s likely that a professional-level mirrorless body is coming next year in time for the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. It’s not yet clear if that body will be simply in the hands of professionals for testing or a ready-to-ship consumer product, but either way, it’s not surprising to hear that they will have some sort of professional body coming out then, as the Summer Olympics are typically the proving grounds for the top-level bodies and lenses for the major manufacturers. On the same token, if this means we can expect some telephoto and supertelephoto lenses to continue to fill out the RF lens lineup remains to be seen, but I certainly wouldn’t be surprised to see at least one new model in hands of select photographers come Tokyo. Either way, next year should be quite exciting!