New prime lenses and a zoom for Canon EOS M system coming in 2017? [CW3]

New Prime Lenses And A Zoom For Canon EOS M System Coming In 2017? [CW3]

I have been told (thanks) that Canon will announce new lenses for their EOS M system in 2017.

The rumor makes sense. Having announced the EOS M5 to the world,  Canon now definitely needs some good native lenses to improve the system. The lenses that are actually available for the EOS M do their job but are nothing particularly exciting. According to my source Canon will announce at least two prime lenses for the EOS M system, a 35mm and a 50mm. Both lenses are said “to be fast” but I didn’t get any information about the specs. Another lens for EOS M may be announced in 2017, a zoom lens that has been described to us as having a “quality above the other EOS M kit lenses” (whatever it means).

Canon Watch’s take: while the rumor comes with no specifications and is of the kind “something to come some-when” (the kind of rumors I do not like), I think this rumor has a good chance to be reliable. Canon simply can’t afford not to build some better lenses for their EOS M system, not after the feature-packed EOS M5 many people was waiting for. A 35mm and 50mm prime and a more pro-level (and possibly fast) zoom lens would benefit Canon’s EOS M ecosystem. As good as the EF/EF-S to EF-M adapter may work, there is nothing like native lenses.

Please note: this is not the first time we get the suggestion that Canon is working on prime lenses for the EOS M system. The first rumors are more than a year old, and we didn’t see new prime lenses for EOS M so far.

New Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM kit lens coming with next Rebels? [CW3]

New Canon EF-S 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6 IS STM Kit Lens Coming With Next Rebels? [CW3]

This is the second lens rumored to be announced in 2017, the other being the EF 85mm f/1.4L IS.

The next iteration of Canon’s entry level Rebel line, the Rebel T7, may come with a new version of the classic kit lens, the inexpensive EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM. No specs so far.

We are pretty sure Canon will announce new Rebel DSLRs soon. Registrations of possible candidates showed up at certification authorities. The announcement could happen before CP+ (February 2017).

[via Canon Rumors]

Canon Rebel T6 in gray to be announced soon [CW4]

Rebel T6

Canon will soon announce a grey Rebel T6 (image by Nokishita)

Canon may soon announce a new color option for the Canon Rebel T6, a gray camera body with a brown grip. Canon’s Rebel T6 is EOS 1300D in Europe and Kiss X80 in Japan

Please note that this grey Rebel T6 may well be one of the Canon DSLRs that have been registered at certification authorities a few weeks ago. These Canon DSLRs that have been registered are currently rumored to be the Rebel T7i and Rebel T7s.

[via Nokishita]

Canon EOS 6D Mark II introductory price to be $1,999? [CW3]

Canon EOS 6D Mark II Introductory Price To Be $1,999? [CW3]

Next Canon EOS 6D Mark II tidbit. I have been told (thanks) that the Canon EOS 6D Mark II will have an introductory price of $1,999.

Is this plausible? It is to some degree. The EOS 6D started at $2,099. May Canon have decided to give their entry level full-frame DSLR a lower price tag? Entirely possible. The EOS 6D was a best seller for years. If Canon manages to make another DSLR with so much appeal and is able to sell it below $2,000, well then they might well have a real blockbuster.

Please be aware that it is too early for reliable EOS 6D Mark II rumors. All the specifications leaked so far, while being plausible, should be taken with a grain of salt. Dual Pixel AF, touchscreen, 1080p/60fps, full tilt-able display, a new AF system, and that the EOS 6D Mark II will not have 4K are all specs leaked first here on Canon Watch. They are now reported all over the web. Unfortunately many big sites do a shitty research job and cite the wrong sources for their news. That sucks but I guess I have to live with it. However, below is the list with the EOS 6D Mark II specs that are rumored:

  • 24MP or 25MP sensor
  • Dual Pixel AF
  • 1080p/60
  • Dual SD card slots
  • NO 4K
  • Full tilt-able display
  • Touchscreen
  • NFC
  • Wifi
  • GPS
  • New AF system (19 points?)
  • Slightly smaller and lighter
  • Introductory price $1,999
  • Announcement expected Q2 2017

All Canon EOS 6D Mark II rumors.

Stay tuned…

Canon Rebel T7s and Rebel T7i coming next? [CW3]

Canon Rebel T7s And Rebel T7i Coming Next? [CW3]

Two weeks ago we reported that a bunch of Canon gear was registered at certification authorities around the globe. In this list we find two Canon DSLRs:

Single-lens reflex camera

These two DSLRs were rumored to be new Rebel T7i and Rebel T7s. This got now suggested once more, with the addition that the “new Rebels will launch in a ‘unique way’”. A plausible announcement date could be CP+ (February 2017).

Apparently there is no Rebel SL2 on the horizon, at least according to rumors, or the lack of. The last time we heard something about was in February 2016.

[via Canon Rumors]