Is Canon thinking about a retro camera to challenge the X100IV, Leica Q3 & Nikon Zf?

Canonet G-III QL17 camera next to a Fujifilm X-E4 camera
(Image credit: Gareth Bevan / Digital Camera World)

Over the past year, there's been quite a buzz surrounding retro cameras. Everyone's been talking about the Nikon Z f, and it's not just talk—the sales speak for themselves, proving there's a real demand for these nostalgic shooters. Another camera making waves is the Fujifilm X100 VI, which is flying off the shelves.

Canon's EOS M6 Mark II has a retro feel when you add the optional electronic eyelevel viewfinder (Image credit: Canon)

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Sebastian Oakley
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For nearly two decades Sebastian's work has been published internationally. Originally specializing in Equestrianism, his visuals have been used by the leading names in the equestrian industry such as The Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI), The Jockey Club, Horse & Hound, and many more for various advertising campaigns, books, and pre/post-event highlights.

He is a Fellow of The Royal Society of Arts, holds a Foundation Degree in Equitation Science, and is a Master of Arts in Publishing.  He is a member of Nikon NPS and has been a Nikon user since the film days using a Nikon F5 and saw the digital transition with Nikon's D series cameras and is still to this day the youngest member to be elected into BEWA, The British Equestrian Writers' Association. 

He is familiar with and shows great interest in street, medium, and large format photography with products by Leica, Phase One, Hasselblad, Alpa, and Sinar. Sebastian has also used many cinema cameras from the likes of Sony, RED, ARRI, and everything in between. He now spends his spare time using his trusted Leica M-E or Leica M2 shooting Street photography or general life as he sees it, usually in Black and White.