Are you a DSLR person, or are you a mirrorless person? What if you could be a DSLR/mirrorless person? Yes, a camera that acts as both a DSLR and a mirrorless. Would this be the best of both worlds or the worst of each system hacked together?
According to Canon Watch, Canon is working on an EOS R body that will accommodate both EF and RF lenses. They believe this might be accomplished with a movable sensor and a hybrid lens mount that fits both lens lines. But why would Canon do this, and what are the advantages of a hybrid system?
This video from Tony Northrup does a great job of explaining how Canon might achieve this unique camera technology. Yet more impressive is Northrup’s explanation of why Canon might be interested in producing a DSLR/mirrorless hybrid and why photographers would be interested in such a system.
To me, it seems like an awful lot of effort to straddle the DSLR world and the mirrorless world. One of the improvements of a mirrorless camera is the reduction of mechanical parts by removing the mirror. The DSLR/mirrorless wouldn’t remove the mirror, thus not incorporating the one improvement mirrorless systems boost. Not only would it not remove the mirror, but it would also actually make the system even more complicated by adding even more mechanical moving parts.
So, what do you think of a hybrid DSLR? Is this something that you would consider if you are a current Canon DSLR photographer?