The Canon EOS M6 is the company’s next mirrorless camera [CW5]

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The EOS M5 (image above) will soon have a new sibling, the EOS M6.

Well this comes as a surprise, at least the moniker does. As information leaked at Nokishita Camera suggests, Canon’s next mirrorless will be the Canon EOS M6.

No image so far, but a list of specifications (also for the new electronic viewfinder, the EVF-DC 2). Since the spec lists come together I wonder if the EOS M6 will have a built-in EVF. Might it be a consumer-oriented model? The fact that there are two color options makes me think it will have a more reduced feature set than the Canon EOS M5.

  • EOS M6
    • Color: Black/Silver
    • Body only, kit with EF-M 15-45mm lens, kit with EF-M 18-150mm lens, double zoom lens kit
    • SKU: 1724C001 (black), 1725C001 (silver) – [The three-digit number behind C changes according to the selling country and kit]
  • EVF-DC 2
    • Color: Black/Silver
    • SKU: 1727C001 (black), 1882C001 (silver)

That’s all for now. Stay tuned because I am sure there will soon be more information.

Tamron SP 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di VC USD image and specs leaked

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Tamron SP 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di VC USD

An image and specifications for the upcoming Tamron SP 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di VC USD lens leaked at Nokishita Camera.

Tamron SP 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di VC USD specifications (machine translated)

  • Renewed the appearance design of A005 and newly adopt antifouling coat
  • Improvement of AF speed and accuracy, Improvement of hand vibration reduction function VC
  • Mount: For Canon · For Nikon
  • Expected release date: February 23, 2017
  • Suggested retail price: 60,000 yen + tax
  • Mass retailer price: 45,900 yen (tax included)

The announcement for Tamron SP 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di VC USD is expected tomorrow, February 3, with shipping starting at the end of February.

Canon EOS 77D instead of Rebel T7s, and featuring Dual Pixel Auto-Focus? [CW2]

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Please note: I’m pretty sure the moniker EOS 77D showed up before somewhere on the web.

I have been told (thanks) that there might not be two new Rebel DSLRs by Canon, but just one Rebel and a new DSLR named EOS 77D. The EOS 77D would be the replacement for the Rebel T6s (and hence we may not see a Rebel T7s). Moreover, my source suggested that the EOS 77D might have Dual Pixel AF on board (which we heard previously).

This makes sense. The Rebel T6s was the less entry-level Rebel DSLR. It has a display on top, a control wheel, mode dial lock, and other features normally not seen on a Rebel class DSLR. I always thought the Rebel T6s was entering the domain of the EOS xxD line-up.

The moniker EOS 77D looks a bit weird to me, not really Canon-like. On the other hand, the 2-digits moniker would in some way suite the feature set of a possibly even further enhanced Rebel replacement. However, this rumor strikes with another rumor we recently got, suggesting the new Rebels will be named EOS 770D and EOS 780D in Europe. No way Canon will name the same camera EOS 780D in one continent and EOS 77D in another.

The announcement of these upcoming Canon DSLRs is expected soon. For the time being, rumors suggest a 28MP sensor.

What do you think? Sound off in the comment section.

Canon Rebel T7i and Rebel T7s to feature 28MP sensor, one may come with DPAF [CW2]

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I’ve been told that the Canon Rebel T7i and Rebel T7s may feature a 28MP sensor. One of this new Canon Rebels may also feature DPAF.

Just a few days ago we had a leak about some unreleased Canon gear which showed up at a Russian certification authority. I guess the next Canon Rebels are on this list.

While I think it’s fair to assume the next Rebels may have a 28MP sensor, I have some doubts about Dual Pixel AF to be featured on a Canon Rebel. I am not sure if Canon will implement its first tier on-sensor AF on an “entry-level” DSLR. So far, Canon made a clear distinction between camera models with and without DPAF. Since they didn’t give it to the EOS M3 (where it was for sure more needed than on a Rebel), I doubt Canon will feature it on a Rebel. However, as usual anything is possible.

The next Canon Rebels were rumored to be announced before CES 2017 by sources other than mines but we didn’t see no new entry-level DSLR so far, and CES is over. The new candidate announcement date is somewhen in February.  It’s still unclear when Canon will announce them. Also, no specs so far.

If you have suggestions please sound off in the comment section. Stay tuned!

Canon’s full-frame mirrorless camera will have same internals as EOS 6D Mark II [CW3]

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After yesterday’s rehash of all our EOS 6D Mark II rumors, I am glad I’ve got a new and fresh rumor. This rumor should also redefine (=nullify) a weird EOS 6D Mark II rumor I got some time ago.

I’ve been told (thanks) that the upcoming full-frame mirrorless camera we are sure Canon is working on, will have the same internals (bar the mirror box etc) as the upcoming EOS 6D Mark II. That’s to say that Canon’s full-frame mirrorless camera will most likely have the same specifications as the EOS 6D Mark II. They will relate like the EOS M5 and the EOS 80D.

This rumor is credible. Building a full-frame mirrorless camera using the EOS 6D Mark II components makes a lot of sense. Taking a successful DSLR and stripping it of all the mirror box related stuff worked with the EOS M5, it will work again with the full-frame MILC. This must work fine for Canon: taking the sensor, circuits, electronics, AF etc from a DSLR and fitting everything in a mirrorless camera body.

So far, this is the rumored specification list for the EOS 6D Mark II, which we think will also apply to Canon’s full-frame mirrorless camera.

  • All new sensor, rumored to have 28MP (we reported first here and here and here)
  • Dual SD slots (does not apply to MILC)
  • Tilting LCD (we reported first here)
  • Touchscreen (we reported first here)
  • DIGIC 7
  • Aiming for a sub $2000 USD body only price (we told you first here)
  • DPAF (we reported first here)
  • Possibly 4K in some capacity (we were told no 4K, 1080p 60fps instead)
  • Wifi, NFC & Wireless charging (we reported first in 2015)
  • Larger viewfinder (does not apply to MILC)
  • New AF system (we reported first here, does not apply to the MILC)

The EOS 6D Mark II is expected to be announced before Summer 2017. I not sure yet when Canon’s full-frame MILC will be announced. It may be towards the end of 2017.

Stay tuned…