[Hot Rumor] EOS 650D/Rebel T4i/Kiss X6i Specification Leaked (Update)

Image: www.canonpricewatch.com

Now we have even more specification leaking. Digicame-info (Google translated) published a list of supposed specs of the Rebel T4i/EOS 650D expected to be announced tomorrow.

EOS Kiss X6i of spec (T4i/650D) – [machine translated]

  • AF sensor at the time of shooting all points in the viewfinder is a cross 9-point sensor
  • Combined with phase difference AF using the contrast and CMOS sensor AF “hybrid CMOS AF”
  • During movie shooting, Live View is faster than a conventional hybrid AF by CMOSAF
  • Servo AF focusing on a smooth motion to continue work on the subject when shooting movies
  • CMOS 18 million pixel sensor newly developed
  • DIGIC5
  • Continuous shooting is 5 fps / best
  • ISO sensitivity (extension 25600) 12800 maximum
  • Vari-angle LCD monitor wide 3:2 type touch panel 3.0
  • Capacitive touchscreen
  • Added the synthesis of four taken to the mode dial to the “hand-held Twilight mode”
  • Added the synthesis of three taken to the mode dial to “backlight correction HDR”
  • EOS Full HD movies
  • Creative filters
Update: CR has two example videos showing the use of the touch screen (click here)
Update: more and more pictures are leaking. The following come from canonrumors.com:

image via canonrumors.com

image via canonrumors.com

Update: CR has some information and pics regarding the touch screen:
  • With a simple touch menu selection and auto-focus area selection, zoom in and out of the picture can be more convenient and can be used.
  • By adopting Clearview LCD on the LCD even in bright outdoor viewing pictures is easy.
  • Swivel LCD for self portraits, as well as using high-angle, low angle can be used to express a more diverse picture can be
  • Touch-button operation and the operation can be used simultaneously, depending on the preference of the user can use conveniently

[Rumor] EF 40mm f/2.8 Pancake & 18-135mm STM Specification Leaked

Rebel T4i/650D with 18-135mm STM lens - image: www.canonpricewatch.com

Thanks to reader nini we can post the supposed specs of the EF 40mm f/2.8 pancake and the 18-135mm STM, both expected to be announced tomorrow, Friday 8th. The specifications have been published on Japanese site digicame-info (Google translated). If I got it right, they received the specs from an anonymous source. Here they are (this is machine-translated text, I made some corrections):

  • EF-S18-135mm F3.5-5.6 IS STM [see image above]

– […] new focus by (STM) stepping motor and six-group zoom
– Greatly improved performance [of] video AF
– AF achieve smooth video recording of a moving subject in combination with the EOS Kiss X6i[Rebel T4i/EOS 650D] – Adopted a single sheet and high-precision aspherical lens 1 UD lens, achieving high image quality compared with conventional models
– The first with a dynamic IS valid when shooting motion
– Stage 4 minute camera shake correction in terms of shutter speed

  • EF40mm F2.8 STM specs [see image below]
    – The thinnest and lightest lens in the EF line-up
    – […] smooth and quiet AF drive [adopting a] (STM) stepping motor
    – 22.8mm Length
    – 130 grams in weight
    – […] one glass mold aspherical lens
    – 7-blade circular aperture
    – noise reduction control is [achieved] adopt[ing a] micro-step drive to the diaphragm mechanism
    – Minimum focusing distance is 0.3m
    – full-time manual focus adjustment is possible to focus one-shot AF

[Deal] Refurbished EOS 5D Mark II In Stock Again

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[Rumor] Is Canon Testing A New Full-Frame Camera?

New rumors about a Canon full-frame camera emerged. NL talks about a camera with 1D form factor that is currently under test in Asia. Such rumors reached CR too, and here at CW we have also been told that Canon is testing a prototype of a high resolution (>30MP) full-frame camera, though no one named a “3D” (suggested by other rumor sites). It is really difficult to make predictions having so little information at hand. If the rumor is reliable, then we could have i) a specced down 1D, ii) an entry level full-frame camera, or iii) an entirely new, pro-level camera. On the other hand, if this thing is going to have a >30MP sensor, it will hardly be an entry level FF camera, nor, I think, it will be an 1D-X with lower specs.

We can only wait. And, btw, stay tuned tomorrow for the Rebel T4i/EOS 650D (and 40mm pancake & 18-135mm STM lenses) announcement.

[NL via CR]

Here They Are: Rebel T4i/650D, 18-135mm STM & EF 40mm f/2.8 Pancake Pictures Leaked

First pics of the Rebel T4i/EOS 650D and the 40mm f/2.8 pancake lens, both expected to be announced next Friday, showed up at CPW (click here). The picture above shows also the 18-135mm STM (silent AF motor). Below, the 40mm f/2.8 pancake lens. Nothing new about the T4i/650D specs.

[CPW via CR]

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[Review & Pre-Order] Rokinon 8mm T3.8 Cinema Lens

Our friends over at the phoblographer reviewed the Rokinon 8mm T3.8 Cinema fisheye lens (click here). This is a lens made for videography, it has T-stops instead of F-stops. The Rokinon 8mm Fisheye can be ordered at B&H ($349.00 click here) and Amazon US ($399.00 click here) and on eBay (click here). The review is interesting because the lens is reviewed «trying to target the photographer that would also shoot video».

I won’t anticipate too much about the review. Just a few excerpts from the review…:

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