It surfaces again and again, the high megapixel DSLR Canon is said to work on. There have been other rumors about this in the past, as well as a supposed announcement date in September 2013suggested by the usually well informed Nippon Magazine.
The new big megapixel rumor also suggests an announcement date around September or October, and a general availability in the first quarter of 2014. Moreover, it is murmured there are at least two prototypes bodies out in the wild. It appears Canon is testing different sensors with different resolutions. Word is about a sensor over 50 MP, and about other working prototypes with 39MP and 47MP resolution.
Finally, it is also said that some of the technology that is expected to be featured on the Canon EOS 7D Mark II will also be sported on the mighty big megapixel DSLR.
Hard to say what is going on with the big megapixel DSLR we suppose Canon is developing. I have always been told that it will be a 47MP sensor and that it will come in an EOS-1 shaped body, but it is more than plausible that Canon is testing out various sensor before taking the decision which one to use on such a camera.
Let’s go for another round of Rebel Sl1/EOS 100D (price & specs) and Rebel T5i/EOS 700D (price & specs) previews round-up. Scroll down if you are looking for the pre-order links
Letsgodigital has some Rebel SL1/EOS 100D sample pics for you to check. DxOmark preview about the the world’s smallest and lightest DSLR, the Canon EOS SL1/EOS100D, can be read here. Hands-on at PopPhoto. Another preview at Camera Lab, they write:
Despite the reduction in size and weight, the EOS SL1 / 100D still feels like a solid camera with similar construction and toughness to Canon’s other consumer DSLRs. The body is built from aluminium alloy and polycarbonate resin with carbon and glass fiber. The grip is squashed down compared to earlier Canon DSLRs with a repositioned shutter release as a result, but it’s still comparable to the experience with most mirror-less cameras
Pocket-lint has a good hands-on on the Rebel SL1/EOS 100D, called a “clever engineering project”. Quoting:
The 100D’s cut-back size has been achieved by a number of processes: Canon’s totally redesigned the shutter mechanism, as well as the sensor module which, despite offering the same exposed APS-C area, is considerably smaller thanks to shrinking down its surrounding components – the sensor module has also been made thinner. [...]
There’s a 9-point autofocus system with one cross-type sensor [...] that’s super fast in operation and gives confirmatory, light-up feedback in the optical viewfinder. The diamond arrangement of the focus points covers a decent portion of the 95 per cent field-of-view 0.87x magnification finder – there’s little compromise here in terms of size either.
United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, 20 March 2013 – Canon has updated its Project 1709 beta, introducing version 1.1 that offers users the option of full Flickr integration, as well as new management and organisation features.
Project 1709 version 1.1 now makes it possible to publish images and comments directly to Flickr from within the Project 1709 interface, as well as to pull in images already stored on Flickr, allowing users to enjoy their photographs from an even wider range of social networks.
A series of enhanced functions and management tools have also been added providing greater flexibility to manage and organise images. Project 1709 now includes the ability to edit file names, rotate and delete images and create albums, along with improved search functionality, allowing users to filter images by ‘All’ and ‘Any’ tags.
These new features and functionalities have been added to Project 1709 following feedback and requests from photography enthusiasts who have joined the beta programme since its launch at Photokina in September 2012. Canon will continue development of the service in the run up to a full public launch in 2013.
Hands-on previews and first impression about the new Canon Rebel SL1/EOS 100D (price & specs) and Rebel T5i/EOS 700D (price & specs) are showing up. Go for a round-up, all pre-order links after the video.
Canon Japan released sample images and sample videos, Rebel SL1/EOS 100D click here and Rebel T5i/EOS 700D click here.
Canon Rebel SL1/EOS 100D and Rebel T5i/EOS 700D first look by Canon Australia
Canon Rebel SL1/EOS 100D first look video by dpreview