New Canon EOS R mirrorless flagship can convert to an SLR (report)

New Canon EOS R mirrorless flagship due in 2021… and it can convert to an SLR
(Image credit: Canon)

Canon could replace its current DSLR flagship, the EOS-1D X line, with a Canon EOS mirrorless flagship in 2021, according to a new report from Japan. Fascinatingly, this 'Canon EOS-1 R' apparently features the ability to convert to an SLR camera.

This would incorporate an adapter, already patented by Canon, that would mount between the lens and camera body, and provide an optical viewfinder – which is still favored over an electronic viewfinder by some photographers, including many professional shooters.

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James Artaius

The editor of Digital Camera World, James has 21 years experience as a journalist and started working in the photographic industry in 2014 (as an assistant to Damian McGillicuddy, who succeeded David Bailey as Principal Photographer for Olympus). In this time he shot for clients like Aston Martin Racing, Elinchrom and L'Oréal, in addition to shooting campaigns and product testing for Olympus, and providing training for professionals. This has led him to being a go-to expert for camera and lens reviews, photo and lighting tutorials, as well as industry news, rumors and analysis for publications like Digital Camera MagazinePhotoPlus: The Canon MagazineN-Photo: The Nikon MagazineDigital Photographer and Professional Imagemaker, as well as hosting workshops and talks at The Photography Show. He also serves as a judge for the Red Bull Illume Photo Contest. An Olympus and Canon shooter, he has a wealth of knowledge on cameras of all makes – and a fondness for vintage lenses and instant cameras.