Canon Rumors Round-Up (T4i/650D, new AF, entry level FF, 7D Mark II)

canonrumors once more is saying that the Rebel T4i/EOS 650D will be announced by Canon very soon. Nothing new on the specs front, but a new auto-focus system is named. Could this be in relation with the Canon AF patent I reported about?? I was the only one to report about this patent. Now rumors say that the T4i/650D will sport a new AF system for video. However, based on what I understood from the patent, it would make perfectly sense for video recording. The T4i/650D is also said to have a touchscreen. I am very curious. Read more after the break.

Next rumor is coming from petapixel [via CR], and it is about an entry-level full-frame camera by Canon. Nikon is rumored to be working on an entry-level FF DSLR (could be named D600), so it is plausible Canon has a similar project in work.

Nothing new on the mirrorless front. Canon just released the PowerShot G1 X, and I guess we have to wait for Photokina to see a true mirrorless ILC (Interchangeable Lens Camera) by Canon. And while we are talking about Photokina, it is common opinion that there will also be a new 7D announcement (7D Mark II). The next 7D could have the following core specs:

  • 26MP APS-C CMOS sensor
  • 12 fps continuous shooting
  • 3.2 inch OLED screen
  • Wireless flash control E-TTL III
  • Environmental sealing
  • 19-point AF system (all cross-type)

In the meantime it is a good idea to check for Rebel T3i/EOS 600D and EOS 5D Mark II deals. I provide two eBay live-tickers below. Both cameras are getting cheaper, the former because of the possible (and probable) announcement of the T4i/650D, the latter because the 5D Mark III was released. These are still very good DSLRs. The live-tickers get automatically updated, so check back if couldn’t find what you were looking for. Click here to see the latest 5D2 pics uploaded to Flickr.


EOS 5D Mark II

  • Peter

    the 5d mk2 does not get cheaper here in germany.. in fact price raised 200 euro the last month.

    from 17xx to 19xx euro on amazon for example.

    • Frank

      You’re probably right. But it is getting cheaper on eBay.

  • Dan

    You really think that after Canon curbed the MP battle with both the D1x and the Mark 3 that they would push so many MP into a cropped sensor? I hope they don’t. If any camera should have been 26MP it should have been the 1Dx or mark III. The 7D already has 19 cross type focus points as well so that isn’t much of an improvement. They could increase the area I guess. I also doubt that you would see 12 fps at 26MP unless they put dual digic 5 processors in it. The Mark III only does 6fps at 22MP.

    • Good point! 26 MP sound excessive for a APC-S sensor.

  • morgan

    I’d be interested in a new 7D if they improve noise performance with the sensor. I have no complaints about the 7D other than that really. And maybe weaken the AA filter. What I don’t need is more mp.

  • I hope the lower the price, at 2000 usd for a camera considering the actual crysis, I have doubts about peopple being able to afford it.