[Rumor] EF 40mm f/2.8 Pancake Lens

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Looks like Canon will announce a new, affordable so-called pancake lens in June (no, not the one in the picture above), together with the T4i/650D and a mirrorless camera. “pancake” because such a lens is small and light. It’s rumored to be an EF 40mm f/2.8, and it will not be an “L” lens. Price should be <$300. This would be a nice addition to the huge Canon lenses family. An EF-S 18-135 IS II is also rumored to be announced in June. Lot’s of news coming from Canon next month!

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[Rumor] New 70D and 7D Mark II Specs Surfaced

canonrumors breaks the news again with updated specifications of the upcoming APS-C cameras EOS 7D Mark II and EOS 70D. Both are expected to be announced for Photokina 2012. If these cameras will be announced in September, then the specifications should be already defined. Looks like the next xxD and xD iterations will both have an 18MP sensor, though it is not clear if it will be an updated sensor. Could this possibly be the definitive specs of the next two APS-C Canon cams…?

EOS 70D

    • Digic 5
    • 18mp
    • 100% viewfinder with grid lines like 7D
    • 19 AF Points from 7D
    • Continuous AF in LiveView & Video Recording
    • September Announcement

7D Mark II

    • Dual Digic 5
    • 100% viewfinder
    • 61 Point AF from 5D Mark III
    • Announced after 70D

New Rebel T4i/EOS 650D Specs Leaked

canonrumors reports the latest Rebel T4i/EOS 650D rumor. The specifications that may have leaked are:

    • 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
    • June Announcement

Well, two weeks to June! :-) I am less excited for the new Rebel than for the hopefully great mirrorless interchangeable lenses camera that Canon is said to announce in June.

 

Rumor: Two new Canon Cameras in June? (T4i/650D & mirrorless)

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The rumors I reported about in the last weeks are getting more consistent. A few days ago CanonWatch broke the news about a possible announcement at the end of May or beginning of June of a mirrorless system camera. Now more information about such an announcement seem to have leaked. What can we expect Canon to announce in June? The Rebel T4i/EOS 650D and a mirrorless system camera. Both were expected for Photokina in September. Now it looks like they are around the corner. In September we will probably see a new EOS 7D and a second mirrorless camera. Stay tuned!

Update: these are the rumored specs of the next EOS 7D:

  • 26MP
  • Advanced AF system like the 5D Mark III
  • Digic V
  • 10-12 fps
  • 3.2 inch OLED screen
  • Wireless flash control E-TTL III

For the time being, the PowerShot G1 X is Canon’s only attempt to jump on the mirrorless bandwagon. It’s a wonderful camera with an outstanding lens, but it’s a fixed lens. And that’s not what most of us were expecting. So, let’s wait what will happen in June!

In the meantime, check the latest PowerShot G1 X pictures upload to Flickr.

[via CR]

 

Rumor: Canon entry-level full-frame camera for Photokina?

It’s rumor time in the Canon galaxy! After the information about an upcoming mirror-less system by Canon, now another one of my sources notified me that Canon will announce an entry level full-frame camera at Photokina in September. Here the specifications I got:

  • Price tag below $2,000
  • 21MP sensor
  • Weather sealed body, but not at the same level as the EOS 5D Mark III
  • Simpler auto-focus system than the EOS 5D Mark III (could be the AF of the EOS 7D, which, btw, is a very powerful AF system)

I think the rumor is plausible. Nikon is said to introduce an entry-level FF (probably named D600) in the next months, and it is perfectly normal that Canon will try to counter it with an own entry-level FF camera. Let’s see. Looks like we will have a lot to discuss and speculate about in the next months. ;-)

Canon Mirrorless System Camera to be announced in May?

Canon Mirrorless Camera Concept by D. Riesenberg

I got this information from a source (thank you!). It says that Canon will showcase the upcoming mirrorless ILC to selected customers in Australia during PMA Australia at the end of May. The new camera should then be announced in June. That Canon is working on a mirrorless ILC is given for sure. Canon just released its First Quarter Earning Call, and you can find some hints concerning those plans there. Canon…

[…] will further differentiate and enhance [its] lineup by launching new cameras offering the image qualities that approaches SLR cameras; furthering the improvement in design and qualities, and by incorporating features such as network, connectivity capabilities.

Looks like the upcoming mirrorless system camera could have WiFi connectivity (let’s hope so!). I reported the probable specs of Canon’s upcoming mirrorless system camera in a previous post. Here they are again:

  • 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.

Stay tuned! In the meantime, have a look to Canon’s one and only attempt to get into the 4/3 market – the PowerShot G1 X, which can be yours . Or check the continuously updated live-ticker below for possible G1 X bargains:


 

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