Two Canon lenses and a flash show up at certification authority (EF 24-70mm f/2.8L IS?)

Canon Rumors

Nokishita spotted some more unreleased Canon gear that has been registered at a certification authority.

The list:

  • Interchangeable lens 1
    • SKU: 2309C005AA
    • made in Japan
  • Interchangeable lens 2
    • SKU: 2439C005AA
    • made in Japan?
  • DS 401141
    • Electronic flash
    • SKU: 1757C003

It appears a fact that at least one of the lenses above is manufactured in Japan, which usually means the Utsunomiya factory. This factory produces Canon’s “L”-grade lenses. One of the listed lenses may be the long rumored EF 24-70mm f/2.8L IS, i.e. Canon’s first image stabilised 24-70mm f/2.8 lens. Another lens that is rumored since a while is he Canon EF 135mm f/2L IS. However, I consider the EF 24-70mm f/2.8L IS more likely to be announced, since Canon still doesn’t have an image stabilised 24-70mm f/2.8L lens.

I expect both lenses to be announced before end of the year. We’ll see soon, so stay tuned.

Future Canon PowerShot Cameras to feature Dual Pixel AF on 1″ sensor? [CW2]

Future Canon PowerShot Cameras To Feature Dual Pixel AF On 1″ Sensor? [CW2]

The recently announced Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III is not the only PowerShot camera Canon will announce in the next months. We expect a replacement for the G5 X and G3 X, but there might be one or two more new PowerShots. CES in January is a good candidate for PowerShot announcements.

The interesting news is we have been told (thanks) that Canon is going to feature Dual Pixel AF on future PowerShot Cameras with 1″ sensors. DPAF is featured on the PowerShot G1 X Mark III, though this one has an APS-C sensor (first time on a PowerShot).

Featuring Dual Pixel AF on PowerShot cameras would be a smart move by Canon. The company’s patented auto-focus technology is a real game-changer. First introduced with the EOS 70D, DPAF was slowly ported to other photographic and video gear. It’s nowadays featured on mirrorless cameras, on entry-level Rebel DSLRs, high-end gear as the EOS 5D Mark IV and EOS-1D X Mark II, Cinema gear, the new Canon XF405, and on the PowerShot G1 X Mark III. The Canon XF405 has an 1″ sensor, so we can assume Canon already has the assembly line to produce 1″ sensors with Dual Pixel AF.

However, Canon is very slow-paced when it comes to port their proprietary technology to a broader offering. As welcome as it would be to have Dual Pixel AF on consumer oriented PowerShot cameras, I have some doubts about it to happen soon. Hence, I rate it CW2 and will try to gather more information about the topic.

Stay tuned.

This is the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III, specification list, announcement October 16 (APS-C sensor, yes!)

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Ahead of next week’s announcement of the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III, some pictures of the new camera leaked over the web. The PowerShot G1 X Mark III seems to have the APS-C sized, 24MP sensor we anticipated some weeks ago.

So far we know about these features (machine translated):

  • APS-C CMOS sensor (22.3 x 14.9 mm)
  • Dual pixel CMOS AF
  • Number of effective pixels: 24.2 million pixels (Total number of pixels: 25.8 million pixels)
  • Lens: converted 24 – 72 mm F 2.8 – 5.6
  • Video engine: DIGIC 7
  • Video: Full HD 60p
  • Continuous shooting: Approximately 9 frames per second, about 7 fps at servo AF
  • ISO sensitivity: 100-25600
  • Minimum shooting distance (from the lens tip): 10 cm (W), 30 cm (T)
  • EVF: 0.39 type 2.36 million dots
  • Display: 3.0 type 1.04 million dot touch panel Bali angle angle liquid crystal
  • Wi-Fi · Bluetooth · NFC installed
  • Battery: NB-13L
  • Number of storable pictures: 200 pictures, eco mode 250 pictures
  • Recording medium: SD / SDHC / SDXC card
  • Size: 115.0 x 77.9 x 51.4 mm
  • Weight: 375 g (body only), 399 g (including battery and SD card)

Announcement is expected for October 16, 2017. Stay tuned!


Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III US price leaked ($1299), announcement next week

Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III US Price Leaked ($1299), Announcement Next Week

Some bits about the upcoming Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III surfaced on the web. We expect Canon to announce the PowerShot G1 X Mark III next week, so stay tuned.

  • PowerShot G1 X Mark III price in USA: $1,299
  • WP- DC56 Waterproof Case – $499
  • Lens Hood LH-DC110 – $49
  • PSC-6300 -$99

So far we expect the PowerShot G1 X Mark III to have the following features:

  • 24.2mp APS-C Sensor
  • DIGIC 7
  • 24-70mm f/2.8-5.6 (35mm equivalent)
  • Dynamic IS
  • Touch AF
  • Dust & water resistant
  • OLED Electronic View Finder (EVF)

As you can see from the listabove, the big news is that the PowerShot G1 X Mark III will likely have an APS-C sensor, a first time for the PowerShot G1 X series.

Stay tuned.

Canon EOS 7D Mark III to feature 28MP sensor? (and more specs) [CW2]


canon rumorscanon eos 7d mark iii

A few weeks ago we were tipped about the EOS 7D Mark III. We have now a new rumor we got from a new source.

The rumor suggests that the EOS 7D Mark III will

  • feature a newly developed 28MP sensor
  • be in general more video-oriented
  • have 4K video
  • have a tiltable touch-screen
  • be more upscale than the EOS 7D Mark II
  • have a richer feature set compared to the 7D Mark II
  • introduce a new Canon APS-C image sensor generation
  • have the same introductory price as the EOS 7D Mark II

Still nothing neither particularly exciting nor really surprising (it’s still too early). The most interesting point is the one stating the EOS 7D Mark III will “introduce a new Canon APS-C sensor generation”, and that it will have 28MP (previously we were tipped with 30MP).

If this rumor is reliable, then we may think that all upcoming Canon APS-C cameras will have new sensor technology with 28MP resolution. Sound plausible at least. The EOS 7D Mark II has a 20MP sensor.

The EOS 7D Mark III might be announced in Summer 2018, though we do not have any reliable information so far.

Please take this with a grain of salt, sound off in the comment section, and stay tuned.