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October 24, 2014
Posted in Rumors

The Canon Lens That’s Rumoured Since Years Said To Appear In November (EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS II)


This one is real, the EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS

Canon Rumors writes:

We’re told that demo versions of the upcoming replacement for the EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS have hit select photographers hands for field use.

Gosh! This lens is spitted out from the rumor mills probably since 2004 (according to a reader) and for sure since 2008. Now again a suggestion of an imminent announcement surfaces. This time the murmurings say it will look similar to the EF 70-300 f/4-5.6L IS, with a thin focus ring and a wider zoom ring close to the front element. And we should see it in November.

It’s the lens Canon will make out of sympathy, sooner or later ;-)

[via CR]


October 24, 2014
Posted in Rumors

Canon Going To Throw 4K In Everything?


Canon Rumors writes;

We’re told to expect “a bunch” of 4K products from Canon, starting in early 2015. There will be products in the EOS line, Cinema EOS line and possibly the VIXIA line.

So, after stating Canon will not deliver 4K in any product soon now it seems they have changed their mind. Even the EOS 7D Mark II is speculated to get 4K via firmware update. Some time ago here at Canon Watch we got a tip from a  good source suggesting the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV will come with 4k (and I still think this was and is a reliable rumor).

Well, Apple just introduced their amazing iMac with 5K retina display so it is at least trendy to talk about 4K. I don’t think we will see 4K in Canon’s lower EOS line-up. Currently Canon is featuring 4K on the EOS-1D C (Adorama | B&H Photo) and the C500.

[via CR]

October 23, 2014
Posted in Rumors

Canon Working on Smaller DSLRs, Not Necessarily Mirrorless (?)


The Canon EOS M – a totally underestimated gem in Canon’s line-up

Thanks to the source who send the tip.

It appears Canon is investing resources in the development of smaller DSLRs, but not necessarily in mirrorless systems. Well, no one thinks Canon ever believed in MILCs. The rumour I got is saying that Canon has no plans to back up the whole mirrorless thing and prefers to invest resources in developing smaller DSLRs.

According to my source, Canon acknowledges that users want high-performing cameras that are as small as it can get. The Rebel SL1 was just the beginning of a development Canon is committed to evolve further. DSLRs that are as small as possible while maintaining the EF/EF-S mount (but see this interview where Canon says they consider a new mount type for 4/3 systems).

Interesting rumour. In some way it’s backed up by a previous rumour, suggesting that the next Rebel may have an EVF (electronic viewfinder). It is no secret that Canon never really wanted to make a killer mirrorless camera. Though I still think the EOS M is a wonderful and well performing little camera (it just got a lot of bad press by people who never really used it). I have it and I love it. Guess I am among a small group of fans of this camera.

What do you think about this rumor? I think it’s rather plausible to be true.

October 14, 2014
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Canon EOS 6D Sales Figures Not Satisfying?

Canon Rumors writes

We’re told that Canon hasn’t been fully satisfied with the sales of the Canon EOS 6D [...] We’re told that the next iteration of the camera is likely to move upmarket in features and pricing.

Man, really? I thought a full-frame camera with a sensor having a better high ISO performance than the EOS 5D Mark III (see here too), plus built-in WiFi and GPS, and with a street price often below $1,500, should selling like hotcakes. Curious rumor. Maybe the many 6Ds I see around are faked ones.

Help Canon not getting bankrupt, buy one today! A very good EOS 6D deal by a reliable eBay seller can be found here.

More EOS 6D price check: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Canon USA, Digitalrev, eBay

October 12, 2014
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Canon EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS II Mentioned Again

The Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS

This is probably the Canon rumor with the longest history of all (first mention dates back at least to 2008). And now it surfaces again. The rumor is always the same: someone told someone that the 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II will soon be announced.

A few more rumors about this lens and Canon will probably make it out of mercy ;-)

[via CR]

October 12, 2014
Posted in News, Rumors

Upcoming Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L To Cost $3,000?

EF 11-24 f/4L

More confirmation surfaced suggesting we will soon see the EF 11-24mm f/4L. Here at CW we got a mention of a soon-to-come announcement a week ago, and there is a patent for a 11-24mm f/4 that was spotted in January 2014. The latest mention of this lens, which I am pretty sure will be announced in the near future, suggests it will have a retail price of $3,000. Hefty.

The image above was spotted and shared by digicame-info. All agree that the image is not photoshopped.

[CR via PetaPixel]

October 10, 2014
Posted in Rumors

Canon’s Next Large Sensor Powershot Camera May Be Announced At Photoplus 2014

Large Sensor Powershot

Yesterday I reported about a video posted on Canon Netherland’s site, and the “groete zoom” (=big zoom) camera that gets mentioned in the video.

Today I was told that Canon will announce this camera at Photoplus 2014. Given that this camera already leaked in an official Canon video the announcement can’t be that far away. The same source also said that the upcoming Powershot will feature a Sony sensor as the Powershot G7 X does.

Canon recently mentioned this large sensor & big zoom Powershot camera in an interview. I am not sure if it will be announced at Photoplus but the new Powershot is definitely coming soon.

Stay tuned…

Large Sensor Powershot