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During the last weeks some rumor outlets pushed the possibility that the upcoming Canon EOS M50 may feature a full frame sensor. Conveniently, this came along with another rumor, i.e. that some uber-misterious presentations were arranged to showcase this very camera to a strictly selected and exclusive/elite public. All nonsense. We always told you that feature-wise the EOS M50 is placed somewhere between the EOS M100 and the EOS M5/6. Once more, it appears we were right.
We already saw similar “rumors” in the past, especially ahead of major photographic events. However, a tweet from Japan was enough to put and end to it. Nokishita confirmed what we always wrote, i.e. the EOS M50 has an APS-C sensor, and they did it simply by writing that the EOS M50 will be announced along with the Rebel T7. Seems to have been enough to convince everyone to stop the “EOS M50 may have a FF sensor” rumor, along with the “super secret presentation” rumor. Don’t ask me how and why, but it worked. A pretty powerful tweet, indeed.
Here is the updated list of the gear we expect Canon to announce ahead of CP+ (starting March, 1).
Canon EOS M50
Canon will announce the EOS M50 (coverage) in the next weeks (towards end of February is most likely). The EOS M50 has already leaked through certification authorities, and we got a suggestion from a good source that it will be announced for CP+. We are pretty confident on this one, though we still have no idea where to exactly place the EOS M50. We think it will be some sort of midrange MILC by Canon, i.e. positioned between the EOS M5 () and the EOS M100 ().
New PowerShot cameras (?)
We expected two new Canon PowerShot cameras for CP+, but are no longer 100% sure. The new PowerShots will replace the PowerShot G5 X () and PowerShot G3 X (). We consider these replacements to be most likely. Given Canon’s effort to split the market in as much segments as possible, we wouldn’t be surprised to see entirely new PowerShot cameras. That’s to say we could see more than two new PowerShot cameras soon. It is also possible Canon may announce new PowerShots later in 2018.
New Canon Rebel DSLRs
We also expect two or three new entry-level Canon Rebel DSLRs to be announced. From leaked certification data, we know there may be some Rebel DSLRs named EOS 3000D and EOS 4000D in Europe. And then there is the Rebel T7 (EOS 2000D in EU, likely), the replacement for the Canon Rebel T6 (EOS 1300D in EU, ). The Rebel T7/EOS 2000D too has leaked through certification authorities.
Here is the stuff we are less confident about. Canon may announce at least one new kit lens for CP+. In the last months there have been many rumors suggesting various lenses. We prefer being cautious on this since in the past we saw rumors related to new Canon lenses spin around for months if not years, only to turn out to be fake. Our personal take is, let’s hope Canon delivers some serious lenses for their EOS M system.
Latest murmurings has it Canon may also announce a new SpeedLite flash, the Speedlite 470EX AI Auto Bounce. For the time being we can not confirm it.