Canon Rumors is reporting on a tip received from a known and credible source that Canon will launch the new Rebel T4i/650D alongside a new mirrorless camera in June 2012.
The Rebel T4i (if that’s what it ends up being called) is inevitable. The entry level Rebel T3i is due for its annual update.
The more interesting proposition, however, is a new mirrorless camera with interchangeable lenses. The $800 G1 X is an interesting camera – but it doesn’t quite compete with Sony’s NEX line and the Micro Four Thirds cameras from Panasonic and Olympus.
I’m very anxious to see what Canon cooks up for a mirrorless camera. Will they go the way of Nikon 1 series with a tiny 2.7x crop sensor? Or will Canon compete more directly with DSLRs and use an APS-C sized sensor?
There’s also a growing cry for an affordable (i.e., sub-$3000) full frame camera. If Canon were to introduce a mirrorless full frame camera sporting an EF lens mount at $3000 or less, I think it would difficult to keep such a camera on the shelves in 2012 (assuming the appropriate feature set).
What’s on your wish/expectations list for Canon’s upcoming cameras?