Latest Canon Mirrorless Rumor

 

canonrumors summed up what’s murmured about Canon’s upcoming mirrorless ILC projects to be announced in 2012 (think Photokina). Something will come for sure, since you can’t hardly believe that the PowerShot G1 X (click here for a cool G1 X deal) is the only answer Canon was able to give to the raising mirrorless system camera phenomenon. That’s what’s said we can can expect by Canon in the next months.

 

  • Two Cameras
  • G1 X Sensor Size
  • APS-C a possibility in one camera
  • 14 & 24 megapixels
  • EF compatibility, but not EF mount.
  • EVF on one camera
  • 3-5 Lenses announced at launch.

 

Canon Rumors Round-Up (T4i/650D, new AF, entry level FF, 7D Mark II)

canonrumors once more is saying that the Rebel T4i/EOS 650D will be announced by Canon very soon. Nothing new on the specs front, but a new auto-focus system is named. Could this be in relation with the Canon AF patent I reported about?? I was the only one to report about this patent. Now rumors say that the T4i/650D will sport a new AF system for video. However, based on what I understood from the patent, it would make perfectly sense for video recording. The T4i/650D is also said to have a touchscreen. I am very curious. Read more after the break.

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New EOS 650/Rebel T4i Rumor

Reported by northlight-images, the EOS 650D could be announced by mid May. No news about the specs (improved 18MP & Digic 5, more details here). The “EOS 650 for Dummies” book (in French) is still in offer at various Amazon shops (Amazon UKAmazon FranceAmazon Germany and Amazon Canada, the last one saying it will be available starting from May, 7).

Good time to check for Rebel T3i/EOS 600D deals in the box below.

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Canon stopping EOS 5D Mark III shipment (?) – UPDATE

UPDATE 5: thedigitalpicture is reporting that Canon USA will not stop shipment of the EOS 5D Mark III. No sources are named.

UPDATE 4: This was posted in the clubsnap forum and then reported by canonrumors, apparently the answer of Canon Singapore to a concerned customer: With reference to your question on whether Canon Singapore will recall the EOS 5D MK III due to the light leak issue, we wish to inform you that we will not. However we will contact you later this month to rectify this issue. Please leave us your contact number for our Service team to contact you.

UPDATE 3: Things are getting worse. Canon France, asked by focus-numerique (Google translated), says that: Canon states that all cases seem to be unaffected and that ultimately the problem is marginal. For now, the 5D Mark III deliveries are slowed in France in order to check current inventory. The distribution is expected to resume a normal pace in the month of May.

UPDATE 2: Adorama, Amazon and B&H all have the EOS 5D Mark III out of stock and available only for pre-order. Don’t know if this is related to the supposed hardware problems of the Mark III, but at least it is a strange coincidence. Quoting Adorama: This item is currently out of stock and on backorder. Please note: You can order this now and have us ship it as soon as it arrives. We will not charge your card for any backordered items, until it is ready to actually ship.

UPDATE: Changed the title since techradar is reportingCanon UK has said that shipping of the 5D Mark III has temporarily stopped while it investigates problems with the top LCD causing exposure issues. Following techradar, the Canon UK spokesperson could not say when shipping will resume.

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Should I return my new EOS 5D Mark III? – (no, you shouldn’t)

This is the main question that’s raising among new 5D Mark III owners – together with the question if you should cancel your pre-orders. The answer is: no!

First, the light-leaking issue we reported about is nothing that you should be really worried about. It’s not influencing your pics in a way that could make them useless – not in a real-world setting (i.e. >90% of what you will do with a camera). It only, if ever, shows up in extreme settings, like night shots. It’s annoying, that’s true, but if it should be a real issue Canon will react accordingly. But then: you are not shooting with a mounted lens-cap, right? :-)

Second, don’t get scared by the rumors saying that Canon is recalling the 5D Mark III. It is just a rumor, and we need some official announcement by Canon before taking for granted that there is some real and limiting problem with the 5D Mark III. Canon recalled the 1D Mark III (I am not sure about the exact model) body in the past, and it wasn’t too much annoying for customers. If Canon decides that the 5D Mark III has a serious hardware problem, it will not left its customers out in the rain.

The 5D Mark III is an amazing camera and I have lots of reports of users who are more than satisfied by its performance (the AF is simply outstanding, and ISO performance is great too – not to mention the video-capabilities). More in one of the next posts.

EOS 5D Mark III price check (click on shop name): Amazon USA, Amazon CA, B&H Photo, Adorama, Digitalrev, KEH Camera, eBay US, Canon USA, Canon CA, BestBuy

For a list of shops that have the 5D Mark III in stock click here.

See the latest 5D Mark III pics uploaded to Flickr (click here).

Have a nice day, or night – wherever you are.

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