The camera manufacturer is apparently working on a Canon 1D-X Mk II-equivalent mirrorless camera based on the architecture of the EOS-R line of mirrorless cameras. The exciting news about this is that the estimated announcement date is now late-2019 or early-2020, which is a considerable bump up from the previously estimated timeline, according to Canon Rumors.

The new camera is expected to be saturated with high-end professional features. We assume it's meant to go toe-to-toe with the likes of Sony's a9 and Nikon's Z7 cameras. 

Is Canon up to something else as well?

1dx mark IICredit: DPReview

Rumors are that Canon also has a 1D-X Mark III in the works and may be announcing it in the first or second quarter of next year. One wonders if they're bumping up the features on the 1D-X line, then why would they even need the mirrorless equivalent?

It's possible one will be aimed at photographers and one at videographers and filmmakers. We'll keep an eye on it of course. 

Would you wait in line for a new Canon mirrorless camera? Let us know in the comments!

Source: Canon Rumors