[Rumor] First Images Of Canon’s Mirrorless Camera And EF-M 22mm f/2 Lens (Update)

Update #2: We expect Canon to announce its mirrorless camera on Monday, July 23rd, around 6-7 AM London time. Stay tuned, we will cover the event from the beginning providing all the information.

Update: Got some emails saying the sensor will be APS-C sized. Please take this with a grain of salt: it is just a rumor. However, if Canon’s mirrorless camera has an APS-C sensor, the pictured 22mm lens would become 36mm. Personally, I wish it has an APS-C sized sensor and not the sensor of the PowerShot G1 X (which, btw, saw a price drop from $799 to $709 – click here).

Is this Canon’s mirrorless system camera? Looks like. The image appeared on Japanese site digicame-info. The model name is EOS M (you can see it on top of the camera). And you can see a new lens too: an EF-M 22mm f/2 STM pancake lens. New mount type is EF-M (“M” for “mirrorless”?). No word so far about sensor size and resolution. The image is said to come from a camera store, hence it should be reliable. Canon’s mirrorless system camera is expected to be announced on next Monday. Can’t wait to see more of this.

What are your thoughts?

[via digicame-info]

 

[Rumor] EOS 3D And EF 50mm f/1.8 II Murmurings

New tidbits about the almost mythological EOS 3D (rumored since years) and a possible new 50mm f/1.4 II lens. Let’s start with the lens. I reported that there where rumors about Canon working on a new 50mm f/1.8 lens with Image Stabilization. Now, according to CR, a new 50mm f/1.4 is could have been seen out in the wild:

There are even reports of people shooting with the new lens and that it may have appeared on an updated Canon price list (I would love to see the price list). The retail price is said to be $849 on an “EF 50 f/1.4 II”.

Next, the fabled EOS 3D. NL reports a rumor saying that a 47 Megapixel, full frame camera is under test. The camera should have an EOS 5D Mark III-shaped body. No more hints.

[via CR, NL]

[Rumor] Canon’s Entry-Level Full Frame Camera: Possible Specifications

Canonrumors reports new hints about an upcoming Canon full frame camera that could be announced in Fall (read Photokina). Apparently there are some prototypes out in the wild, undergoing testing. The most probable specifications are summed up:

  • 22mp (Same sensor as 5D3)
  • 19 AF Points
  • 4fps
  • ISO 100-51200
  • 3″ LCD
  • Smaller than the 5D Mark II
  • More Plastic than metal in the construction
  • Pop-Up Flash (On at least one prototype)
  • $1999 USD at launch
  • Launched with a new non-L full frame kit lens (Undisclosed what the lens is)
  • Compatible with full frame STM lenses

An sub $2000 full frame camera would be a great thing for a lot of people, wanting the benefits of a full frame sensor without the price tag such cameras are having for the time being. And while we are talking about full frame sensor, there is an interesting article by German photographer Falk Lumo [via petapixel] about the artificial separation between APS-C and full frame sensor because of mere business reasons. Worth to be read.

 by 2012 there is an artificial separation between the APS-C and full frame markets. Artificial because less people still believe that full frame must be expensive. And artificial because image qualities beyond an effective resolution of 20 MP may simply require full frame. The new offers from Nikon (D800 and D600) therefore directly address this and may accelerate the disappearence of the artificial market separation. This is known as “supercriticality”: the market ought to offer uncrippled, full frame enthusiast cameras in the $1,500 segment but offers APS-C cameras instead. Supercritical systems “fall” into their preferred state after only small perturbations occur. Once this happens, a D800 type camera will be in the $1,500 segment.

Let’s hope Canon gets the message.

[Rumor] Canon Mirrorless System Camera Rumor – Quick Update

Canon mirrorless camera concept by D. Riesenberg

While the hints for a Canon announcement on July 23, regarding the awaited mirrorless system camera, are getting stronger by the day, there are also more and more related rumor-bits surfacing here and there. Some of the rumors I got, coming from a source I trust, are saying that Canon’s upcoming mirrorless system camera

  • has a new type of mount and that Canon will provide an adapter for EF lenses (that was already considered to be most probable, nothing really new here)
  • features an APS-C sized sensor and not the sensor of the PowerShot G1 X (most of us thought it would have this sensor) – This is a new rumoured spec of Canon’s mirrorless camera, and – I guess – a very welcome one (if true)

Any news, thoughts, speculations…?

[Rumor] Canon’s Mirrorless Camera To Be Announced July 23?

Image courtesy of canonrumors.com

Canonrumors published the above invite for a Canon event to be hold July 23th. Is this the day Canon will finally announce its eagerly awaited mirror less system camera? Looks like! CR suggests that the same day Canon could also announce the new EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x lens.

Two more weeks and we will (maybe) eventually learn Canon’s mirrorless projects.

[Rumor] Does Canon Have Problems With The EF-S 18-135mm STM IS Lens?

There are reports of customers that saw their orders for the Rebel T4i/EOS 650D with the EF-S 18-135mm STM IS lens cancelled, apparently without any reason. It’s also rather curious that the only shop that has the EF-S18-135mm STM IS in stock and ready to ship is the Canon Store itself ($549.99, click here). Except for DigitalRev (click here, price depends by check-out location), none of the shops in my database have the lens in stock. Isn’t that strange enough?

[via CR]