So far, Canon has put out some impressive mirrorless cameras and lenses, many of which have price tags to match their envelope-pushing designs. They have not entirely overlooked the budget end of the market, however, and it looks like they will be addressing it further by announcing a remarkably affordable full frame camera in 2022.
Canon Rumors is reporting that Canon is readying a full frame mirrorless camera for release in 2022 with a target price of under $800. The EOS RP is currently the most affordable camera in their lineup, initially released at $1,299 and currently sitting at $999, and it is probably due for an update soon. However, for a full frame camera to be under $800 on release (and possibly under $1,000 with a kit lens) would be a remarkable achievement and would of course challenge a lot of the current pricing structure in the market, allowing photographers to choose full frame at APS-C prices. With some affordable RF lenses out there and a huge library of EF lenses available via adapter, such a camera could end up being highly popular. No doubt, there would be some compromises made to get a full frame camera to that price point, but lowering the barrier of entry for full frame to such a level would be fantastic for photographers. We'll see what 2022 brings!