Canon: “We didn’t set out to make a mirrorless system"

Canon: “We didn’t set out to make a mirrorless system"
(Image credit: Canon UK)

At the recent Canon Reimagine global launch event, which saw the full unveiling of the new super-specced EOS R5 and R6 full-frame mirrorless cameras, Canon made the admission that it didn't actually intend to create a mirrorless system when developing the EOS R family.

Eyes around the world were watching the 'new normal' event to get their first full look at the Canon EOS R5 and Canon EOS R6, which are obviously two of the most eagerly anticipated mirrorless cameras ever released. So the admission was something of a surprising one.

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