A new rumour about Canon’s eagerly awaited mirrorless camera has surfaced. NI reports that the mirrorless system camera Canon is supposed to work on, will come “with a kit zoom and an adapter for EF lenses such as the new pancake 40mm lens“. There is also a patent for an EF adapter by Canon (see picture below), filed last year (machine translated). An EF adapter for a Canon mirrorless makes sense, especially if you consider the huge amount of excellent Canon lenses that everyone would like to use on a Canon mirrorless camera. There is a nice animation on NI, showing how much the adapter would contribute to the overall thickness (not very much) when used with the new EF 40mm f/2.8 STM ($199, click here).[via NI]
canonrumors just posted a rumour about Canon’s possible and upcoming announcement of a mirrorless system camera. Rumors are saying that Cannon will announce its mirrorless camera on July 24th, and that it should be an “entry-level” camera. A more professional mirrorless system camera cabin expected for September (Photokina). There are no specs for Canon’s mirrorless, except that it should have the sensor of the PowerShot G1 X. A camera announcement in th middle of the summer and close to Photokina…weird but not impossible. And what about the supposed June announcement? No news so far. Anyone?
I usually post pictures at the beginning of an article. Not this time. I am so excited about what I can show you today that I have to create some thrill before revealing the image. Ladies and Gentlemen, CanonWatch is proud to present the very first image of Canon’s upcoming mirrorless camera. No detailed specs, except that it looks like the camera has an FD mount, an APS-C sensor with 36MP and a big big touchscreen (really a big one, I have been told that the back of the cam is just a 4″ touchscreen). Moreover, I have been told that the camera has voice control (something like Apple’s Siri). You can talk to your camera! Isn’t that amazing? Nikon won’t have this for the next 10 years! And when they finally have it, it will probably be the camera that is insulting you.
What you are going to see, is an awesome and beautiful piece of timeless post-modern industrial design, something that puts Nikon’s V1 and J1 to shame (regarding aesthetics and performance). It is neither the retro look Olympus and Panasonic embraced, nor the cheesy wanna-be-high-tech look of Nikon’s kindergarten tools. And I won’t even mention Sony, since a company making walkmans and play-stations can’t really be serious about photography. I mean, Sony go on making video-games and let us serious people alone with your boring NEXt stuff! Who wants to shot a Sony (or a Nikon for that matter)!? So, enough words have been spoken, now you have to see it to believe it (after the jump).
Rumours about a possible EF 14-24mm f/2.8L lens by Canon are strolling around since Nikon released its 14-24mm f/2.8. Now the rumour got a fresh-up, suggesting that Canon may release (or at least announce) such a lens within the next 12 months (as reported on canonrumors). I can’t say anything, no rumour about a supposed EF 14-24mmf/2.8L lens reached me, but, hey!, I would love to see (and have) a 14-24mm f/2.8L lens. What about you?
This news comes from engadget.
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Got two new, hot rumors. From reliable sources (can’t name them, can just confirm they are indeed reliable) is told that the EOS 70D (expected in September for Photokina) will move upmarket regarding features (note: I got a similar rumor at the end of May, but it was about the 7D2). Following the rumor, the EOS 70D should replace both the EOS 7D and the EOS 60D, becoming the top model of Canon’s APS-C line-up. An EOS 70D with more pro features, better construction and increased performance. That would mean that Canon is putting the x0D line-up under a new light, after having split the line with the 60D (which wasn’t really the follower of the EOS 50D) and the 7D (which, in some sense, took the X0D heritage).
But it’s getting even hotter. :-) The EOS 7D Mark II (also expected for Photokina) is said (by my source) to be Canon’s rumoured entry-level full-frame camera!! It may sound somewhat strange that the next iteration of the 7D line will change the sensor type (bigger), but it is not entirely in the domain of absurdities. On the other hand, the [shoplink 2431]5D series[/shoplink] has always been Canon’s full-frame line. If the 7D Mark II will be a FF camera, that would mean that Canon is introducing a new FF line-up, or that the 7D2 will be aggregated to the 5D line (sounds a little weird). Whatever, we only can wait, and conjecture. :-)
Have a nice day (or night), wherever you are.
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