EOS 70D ……


A rumor about Canon 70D coming from Northlight Images says: “We’ve had a comment that the 70D (and next year’s 650D) is likely to stay at 18MP, with improvements coming from updated AF and other features (video, image processing) resulting from it’s use of Digic5. This was to allow a 2012 release, but not hit the 7D/7Dmk2 too much.”
We’ll see, but at the moment, we must be satisfied with chat: they are also talking around the exit of the 5D3 for early next year and the 1Ds3 replacement for August.

Just yesterday Fujio Mitarai chairman of Canon told that they forecast to return to normal by the end of June.
We hope so and the release date ( June 2) of the new Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.8G lens makes us think that soon there will be some output from Canon too.
Even Nikon with Canon has been badly damaged by the earthquake and this output appears to be a good sign of restart for both.

Links to current Canon cameras:
EOS-1D Mark IV price: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon CA, KEH Camera, Canon CA, Canon USA EOS 5D Mark II: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon CA, KEH Camera, Canon CA, Canon USA EOS 7D: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon CA, KEH Camera, Canon CA, Canon USA EOS 60D: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon CA, KEH Camera, Canon CA, Canon USA

Zeiss 35mm F/1.4 Distagon T Lens for Canon EF in stock at BHphoto (click here) and Amazon US (click here)

New AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G lens available for Pre-order at BHphoto (click here) and Amazon US (click here)

Canon says it doesn’t need to go mirrorless (and the Fuji X100 is to expensive!)


Image courtesy: Quesabesde

Richard Trestain (left) and Richard Shepherd from Canon Europe had a one hour talk with Iker Moran from Quesabesde (Click here to read the google english translation).

Those are the key points of the Interview:
– “We do not need CSC (Compact System Cameras ) because our current range covers all fields. In the future we’ll see.
– “It is not just in size, but of balance between performance and ergonomics. I dare not say that the EOS 1100D SLR is the smallest that we can build.
– And regarding the X100 Canon said: “$ 1,000 is a lot of money for a compact,”

UPDATE: Vincent Laforet and the 5D markIV joke

UPDATE: Vincent told contacted us and confessed that this was a joke. The german magazine pc.de made a “mistake” (or worser… told you a “lie”) and thought Vincent was talking about the real Canon 5D markII successor.

P.S.: Watch out for Canon- Black Friday deals on:
Amazon US: Black Friday Deals
Adorama: Daily Deals
BHphoto: Holiday Offers 2010
Amazon UK: Black Friday
Amazon Deutschland: Winter Startverkauf
Amazon France: les Offres Éclair