DigitalRev has the brand new Canon Rebel T4i (or EOS 650D in Europe and Kiss X6i in Japan) with the EF-S 18-55 IS II (and more kit options) in stock and ready to ship (click here). The price depends by your check-out location. For more pre-order option (and specifications, information and reviews)of Canon’s new Rebel click here. For a series of hands-on videos click here. The 650D/T4i/X6i core specifications:
Japanese site digicame-info.com (Google translated) has posted a rumor received from a reader. It says that Sigma will release a new lens, 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM for Canon mount, on June 25. They suggest this lens could be the successor of the Sigma 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM. Here is the posted article (machine translated):
The product name sigma 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM
(For Canon mount) will be released June 25,
Because the data source has been published in the net shop, credibility is so high. The details are unknown at the moment, from the product name, sounds like the successor of the 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM of current.
The new product, as far as photos are impressive, such as are smaller than the current product. In addition, because it includes the “MACRO” in the product name, I might have have been enhanced close-up photography. Are aiming towards a high magnification zoom for APS-C is, this lens is going to be a strong candidate.
Update: it turned out that D. Pogue meant the Sony RX100. Pogue confirmed it in the comments section of the post. Thanks to reader okumonux for pointing me to this.
We should learn something new about Canon’s mirror-less plans in the next few weeks. In the meantime, a statement by David Pogue caused some curiosity. On his blog, David Pogue (New York Times’ gadget columnist) was really enthusiastic about an upcoming, hot camera “with astonishing photographic results”:
[…] in two weeks, I’ll be switching my allegiance. You cannot believe what’s about to come down the photographic pike. Trust me: If you’re in the market for a small camera with astonishing photographic results, hold off for a few weeks.
Speculation is, David Pogue could know something about the Canon mirroless camera that is expected to be announced in the next weeks. The time frame, at least, could match. It’s getting hot and hotter. Do you think we will see a Canon mirror-less in the next weeks?
Canon Canada has started to confirm the preorder lists from retailers for the EOS-1D X. Retailers have to prove the people buying the camera are CPS members, and have prepaid for the camera. If the camera is needed for the Olympics, it appears you’re moved to the front of the line. I don’t know if any other countries are going to experience the same limitations with the initial shipment of cameras.
Canon Canada expects a very small number of cameras in July, and that should be the same across the globe.
Moreover, CR suggests that the EOS-1D X will not start to ship regularly before August-September 2012.