A new patent application, found on the web on Monday, definitely points to the fact that Canon is developing mirrorless camera with interchangeable lenses. The patent involves the use of a lens with a focal length of 18-45 mm and the aperture value F / 3,5-5,6 in a system camera with a matrix format APS-C. If you will use the sensor with a crop factor of 1.6, equivalent focal length of 29-70 mm in terms of full frame 35mm sensor. However, the exact size of the sensor is unknown.
Despite initial skepticism, which is expressed on Canon camera system, it nevertheless was released PowerShot G1 X model with a fixed optical system and a 1.5-inch sensor (crop factor 1.85), which gives the size of the APS-C sensor with most Canon DSLR, but still exceeds the format 4/3. Of course, this is not a system camera, but the quality and size, it is consistent with such decisions.
The patent points out that Canon is still going to introduce a system camera with interchangeable lenses. Some believe that the new model will be applied the same matrix as in the PowerShot G1 X. But it is quite possible that the company will use a larger sensor.
When Canon introduced a new camera, and if it happens at all, it is not clear from the materials of a patent. After Olympus, Panasonic, Pentax, Sony and Nikon delayed now Canon is the latest leading manufacturer of digital cameras, which has in its range of system camera with interchangeable lenses.