Canon has said it will develop a new full-frame mirrorless camera capable of recording 8K videos. In an interview with Image resourceYoshiyuki Mizoguchi, one of the leading product planning executives, confirmed that "a camera with 8K video capability is already in our EOS R series roadmap", in reference to the new full-frame mirrorless line of the company.
Such a product could still be far away, but the comments are remarkable, since it is generally considered that Canon has stumbled upon its support for 4K, despite being a pioneer in capturing full-HD video with the 5D Mark II in 2008. In 2016, the company launched the DSLR 5D Mark IV and 1D X Mark II fit for 4K, but until last year the company adopted 4K mirrorless with the EOS M50. And while the new EOS R shoots 4K, it is far from ideal for the task; A trimming factor of 1.8x makes it very difficult to obtain wide shots.
Aside from the video capabilities, the first EOS R is a solid-range full-frame camera, and Canon says it wants future models to occupy positions below and above it in the alignment. "We are developing several EOS R cameras now, but due to different levels of preferred features, we are likely to launch an upcoming amateur model to allow a large group of customers to grow and enjoy the full-frame image quality," says Mizoguchi. . "I have no doubt that a professional model is approaching, but it may not be the next model we present."