A few days ahead of the announcement of Canon’s first 4K enabled MILC, a new SpeedLite, and two entry-level DSLRs, we can put order in the naming scheme Canon has chosen for their new gear (courtesy of Nokishita). We also have new images for your viewing pleasure.
The Canon EOS M50 (specifications) will be named EOS Kiss M in Japan (and Asia?). Two color options will be available, black and white. The kits will come with these lenses: 15-45mm, 18-150mm, and two double zoom kits. Shipment is expected for March 23, 2018
The Rebel T7has this name in the US. It’s named EOS 2000D in Europe, EOS 1500D in China, and EOS Kiss X90 in Japan (Asia?). Why an entry-level camera needs four different monikers is sort of a mystery to me. May be to counter grey market import flows. There will be a body only option, and one with a kit lens. Shipping expected March 23, 2018.
As for the time of writing it’s not sure if the EOS 4000D (EOS 3000D in China) will be released in Japan.
Canon will also release an EOS M100 limited kit in pink by early April 2018 (Japan only, sorry for pink fans). The SpeedLite 470EX-AI is expected to ship late April 2018.
Canon will announce the new gear on February 25/26. Stay tuned.
Specifications of the upcoming Canon Speedlite 470EX-AI leaked at Digicame-Info (and are machine translated).
Auto intelligent (AI) bounce mode of “Full Auto” and “Semi Auto”.With an electric head rotation device, the 470 EX – AI automatically determines the optimal bounce position eliminating unnecessary shadows.
The guide number is 47 (105 mm).It is driven by 4 AA batteries.
It covers the field angle of 24 – 105 mm.Wide panel (14 mm adapter) allows light to spread wide.Clip-on bounce adapter that makes light more soft.
Equipped with a dot matrix display that can display more detailed information.
The setting can be quickly changed with the shortcut button and the controller wheel.
EOS 8D Mark II, EOS 5D Mark II, EOS 5D Mark II, EOS 6D Mark II, EOS 7D Mark II, EOS 80D, EOS 77D, EOS 800D, EOS 760D, EOS 750D, EOS 200D, EOS M50.
Size 74.6 x 130.4 x 105.1 mm.Weight 385 g (excluding batteries).
So, what is about the “AI bounce” feature of the Speedlite 470EX-AI. If I got the machine translation right, the flash automatically sets the appropriate bounce angle.
And, btw, have you seen the EOS 8D Mark II in the list above? Most likely a translation error. Or is an EOS 80D Mark II coming? Unlikely :) The EOS 5D Mark II is listed two times, so I guess machine translation mistake.
The Canon Store has refurbished PowerShot G7 X Mark II cameras on sale at $429.99 using coupon code FEBFLASH at checkout (in cart price shows $509.99). Compare at $679. Refurbished gear from the Canon Store is certified by Canon and comes with 1 year Canon USA warranty. The offer expires 2/28/2018.
Always check the refurbished gear listings at the Canon Store. This is the place where the best deals on Canon gear are hiding, and waiting to be found. Please note: stock availability comes and goes. What’s not in stock today may be tomorrow.
The Canon EOS 4000D and EOS 2000D are the monikers for the EU market. The new Canon DSLRs will respectively be named EOS 1500D and EOS 3000D in China (and likely in the rest of Asia). The reason for this is probably known only to Canon’s sophisticated market strategists. However, we thought there were three new entry level DSLRs coming but it turns out it’s two new DSLRs (most likely).
Announcement is expected for next week. Stay tuned.