[Hot Rumor] EOS 650D/Rebel T4i/Kiss X6i Specification Leaked (Update)

Image: www.canonpricewatch.com

Now we have even more specification leaking. Digicame-info (Google translated) published a list of supposed specs of the Rebel T4i/EOS 650D expected to be announced tomorrow.

EOS Kiss X6i of spec (T4i/650D) – [machine translated]

  • AF sensor at the time of shooting all points in the viewfinder is a cross 9-point sensor
  • Combined with phase difference AF using the contrast and CMOS sensor AF “hybrid CMOS AF”
  • During movie shooting, Live View is faster than a conventional hybrid AF by CMOSAF
  • Servo AF focusing on a smooth motion to continue work on the subject when shooting movies
  • CMOS 18 million pixel sensor newly developed
  • DIGIC5
  • Continuous shooting is 5 fps / best
  • ISO sensitivity (extension 25600) 12800 maximum
  • Vari-angle LCD monitor wide 3:2 type touch panel 3.0
  • Capacitive touchscreen
  • Added the synthesis of four taken to the mode dial to the “hand-held Twilight mode”
  • Added the synthesis of three taken to the mode dial to “backlight correction HDR”
  • EOS Full HD movies
  • Creative filters
Update: CR has two example videos showing the use of the touch screen (click here)
Update: more and more pictures are leaking. The following come from canonrumors.com:

image via canonrumors.com

image via canonrumors.com

Update: CR has some information and pics regarding the touch screen:
  • With a simple touch menu selection and auto-focus area selection, zoom in and out of the picture can be more convenient and can be used.
  • By adopting Clearview LCD on the LCD even in bright outdoor viewing pictures is easy.
  • Swivel LCD for self portraits, as well as using high-angle, low angle can be used to express a more diverse picture can be
  • Touch-button operation and the operation can be used simultaneously, depending on the preference of the user can use conveniently

[Rumor] EF 40mm f/2.8 Pancake & 18-135mm STM Specification Leaked

Rebel T4i/650D with 18-135mm STM lens - image: www.canonpricewatch.com

Thanks to reader nini we can post the supposed specs of the EF 40mm f/2.8 pancake and the 18-135mm STM, both expected to be announced tomorrow, Friday 8th. The specifications have been published on Japanese site digicame-info (Google translated). If I got it right, they received the specs from an anonymous source. Here they are (this is machine-translated text, I made some corrections):

  • EF-S18-135mm F3.5-5.6 IS STM [see image above]

– […] new focus by (STM) stepping motor and six-group zoom
– Greatly improved performance [of] video AF
– AF achieve smooth video recording of a moving subject in combination with the EOS Kiss X6i[Rebel T4i/EOS 650D] – Adopted a single sheet and high-precision aspherical lens 1 UD lens, achieving high image quality compared with conventional models
– The first with a dynamic IS valid when shooting motion
– Stage 4 minute camera shake correction in terms of shutter speed

  • EF40mm F2.8 STM specs [see image below]
    – The thinnest and lightest lens in the EF line-up
    – […] smooth and quiet AF drive [adopting a] (STM) stepping motor
    – 22.8mm Length
    – 130 grams in weight
    – […] one glass mold aspherical lens
    – 7-blade circular aperture
    – noise reduction control is [achieved] adopt[ing a] micro-step drive to the diaphragm mechanism
    – Minimum focusing distance is 0.3m
    – full-time manual focus adjustment is possible to focus one-shot AF

[Rumor] Is Canon Testing A New Full-Frame Camera?

New rumors about a Canon full-frame camera emerged. NL talks about a camera with 1D form factor that is currently under test in Asia. Such rumors reached CR too, and here at CW we have also been told that Canon is testing a prototype of a high resolution (>30MP) full-frame camera, though no one named a “3D” (suggested by other rumor sites). It is really difficult to make predictions having so little information at hand. If the rumor is reliable, then we could have i) a specced down 1D, ii) an entry level full-frame camera, or iii) an entirely new, pro-level camera. On the other hand, if this thing is going to have a >30MP sensor, it will hardly be an entry level FF camera, nor, I think, it will be an 1D-X with lower specs.

We can only wait. And, btw, stay tuned tomorrow for the Rebel T4i/EOS 650D (and 40mm pancake & 18-135mm STM lenses) announcement.

[NL via CR]

[Rumor] Yes, The Pre-Production EOS 1D-X Exists (At Least That)

So, now at least we know that some pre-production EOS 1D-Xs are definitely out there. After the shipping-delay debacle (see here too) anyone (in the Canon Galaxy) is talking about, it’s good to know that Canon’s next professional flagship exists. The image above first appeared in the clubsnap forum. Or, well, should I say: good to know that at least the boxes do exist! ;-)

For the time being the EOS 1D-X can be pre-ordered at Adorama (click here), B&H (click here), Amazon US (click here).

[clubsnap via CR]

[Rumor] New EOS 70D And 3D Tidbits From Japan (Update – Illustrations and Specs)

Update: Thanks to an anonymous reader we are able to show you a pic of the magazine. And some translated specs too:

Canon EOS-3D
  • 30+ megapixels, 1D-class body
  • 61-point AF system, major functions same as 1DX
  • Equipped with flash (or speedlite transmitter)
  • Perhaps equipped with the first 4K movie recording function?
  • Dual Digic5+ processors for 6 FPS
Canon EOS 70D
  • Compact Body with better AF and continuous shooting than EOS 7D
  • 22MP and DIGIC5+
  • 19-point AF
  • 6 FPS
  • Update: our reader Positron (thanks!) suggests the title is saying also:
    • Vari-angle display
    • Magnesium body
    • Photo/Video live view modes
    • AFMA

Japanese photographic magazine CAPA, well known for reliable predictions in the past, published some specifications (and illustrations) of the EOS 70D and EOS 3D (according to this post). The reported spec for the 70D are fps, Digic 5, 19 points AF system (the same as the EOS 7D?). No specs for the EOS 3D, except that it is expected to be a full-frame camera. Unfortunately no images were provided in the post.

Following the post, there should be illustrations/drawings published in CAPA. Can anyone of our Japanese readers here send me some images from the magazine? Or help translate the text? Thanks in advance!

Check the live-ticker below for possible EOS 60D deals.

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[Rumor] Rebel T4i/EOS 650D Coming This Week (Plus 40mm Pancake And 18-135mm Lenses)?

Looks like the the upcoming Rebel T4i/EOS 650D could be announced this week, on Friday 8. That’s what CR is reporting:

It appears June 8, 2012 may be the announcement date for the new Canon EOS T4i/650D. I am told the NDA’s lift that day. […] I also expect a new EF-S 18-135 IS to be announced alongside the EF 40mm f/2.8 pancake.

NDAs are Non Disclosure Agreements. No news about the specs, which should be:

  • 18mp (no word on whether or not its a new or modified 18mp sensor)
  • 9 AF Points, all cross-type
  • Touchscreen LCD
  • Continuous AF in LiveView & Video Recording
[via CR]

Check the live-ticker below for possible Rebel T3i/EOS 600D deals.

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