Canon Patent Details 18-45mm Kit Lens for Mirrorless Camera

Looks like Canon has some serious plans to jump into the mirrorless camera market. The company’s G1X camera announced last month has a sensor large enough to compete with existing mirrorless cameras, but lacks an interchangeable lens system. A new patent filed by the company, however, reveals a new 18-45mm f/3.5-5.6 kit lens for an APS-C mirrorless camera. It was filed back in 2010, so it seems that the company has been working on a mirrorless camera for quite some time now.

(via Egami via Mirrorless Rumors)

  • stanimir stoyanov

    So I guess my APS-C-sized sensor camera (1100D) is becoming obsolete?

  • Mgarber

    Interesting. I hope it has the same EF mount as existing Canon cameras, so it can take existing EF or EF-S lenses.   The purpose of an 18-45mm must only be for light weight, as that is a useless zoom range, and a slow lens as well. However, the combination of an APS-C sensor in a light weight body that can accept any of the hundreds of lenses already made for the EF mount, that sounds like a killer travel camera right there.