It is getting chaotic. After various rumors about the release date of the EF 200-400mm f/4L IS 1.4x, one said May 14th the other postponed everything to 2014, a new rumor surfaced and appears to confirm the announcement in May. Beside May 14th (i.e. tomorrow!), the 31st of May is also a possible candidate. In any case, the rumor says there will be a limited supply for the first weeks.[via CR]
Digicame-info (translated) posted a series of images of two new Canon compact cameras. One is named S200, the other is an unknown superzoom camera that could be the replacement for the SX500 [shoplink 12196](price & specs)[/shoplink]. Are these the camera that Canon is going to announce on May 31?
The “S200” is somewhat weird: there has already been a PowerShot S200 in the past.
SpeedBooster For EOS M? That’s what the videos above and below suggests (by user ckstoa on YouTube). The video above shows an adapter taken from a box with Metabones written on. The used camera is clearly an EOS M (the AF for sure :-) ). In the video below you can clearly see the Metabones logo on the adapter. Is this a prototype undergoing testing? Metabones never mentioned the EOS M mount explicitly, they were just stating that “support for other mounts will be added in the future”.
Thanks to the reader who sent in the link.
Dutch website eoszine.nl posted a press event notification on Twitter. They say that Canon Netherlands will hold a press event on May 31. What to expect? Hardly a new DSLR, i.e. the highly anticipated EOS 70D, or new lenses. Most probably Canon will announce new printers and video gear. But then: who knows. :-)[via PR]
A new, interesting rumor came up. Canon may be working on a compact camera with a large sensor. Not a successor of the PowerShot G1 X (price & specs), but a camera like the PowerShot S110 (price & specs), just a bit a larger. The camera should have a fast lens and the new APS-C 18MP sensor featured on the Rebel Sl1/EOS 100D (price & specs), and the DIGIC 6 Image Processing Unit. No viewfinder. Pricing should be less than the PowerShot G1 X when it was released. We expect Canon to announce this camera at the end of SUmmer 2013.
Canon PowerShot G1 X price check: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon CA, KEH Camera, BestBuy, Canon CA, Canon USA Canon PowerShot S110 price check: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon CA, KEH Camera, BestBuy, Canon CA, Canon USA Canon Rebel Sl1/EOS 100D price check: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon CA, KEH Camera, BestBuy, Canon CA, Canon USA [via CR]
A new, not-so-funny rumor concerning the Canon EOS 7D Mark II, the anticipated successor of the Canon EOS 7D (price & specs), surfaced on the web. It is now murmured that Canon will not release the EOS 7D Mark II during 2013. There could be an announcement, but 7D Mark II will be released no earlier than 2014. If true, it means that we will see only the announcement (and hopefully) release of the Canon EOS 70D this year. Not good news for all those who are looking forward to replace the 3 year old EOS 7D, or are waiting to get the new iteration of the 7D.
However, there could be several lenses that will get announced during 2013.
- [via CR]