Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II price will be $1,699 (announcement August 14) [CW3]

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Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L

The Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II leaked a few days ago, and we are pretty sure it will be announced August 14 along with the EF-M 15-45mm IS STM.

CR got a tip from a retailer, suggesting the price for the new 35mm f/1.4L II will be $1,699. That’s all for the time being. No specs or other information regarding the lens.

[via CR]

Canon EOS-1D X Mark II rumor: more AF points and new viewfinder technology? [CW3]

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A new Canon EOS-1D X Mark II rumor surfaced.

The rumor suggests the EOS-1D X Mark II will have “considerably more” AF points than the 61 points featured in the EOS-1D X. Most of these points are said to be cross type. There may be some new viewfinder technology coming with the 1D X Mark II, to “handle all the additional points”. The return of the red AF points in AI Servo mode is speculated.

Might the Canon EOS-1D X Mark II have a display with OLEDs? The rumor suggests such test units are out in the wild, still it is not sure if it will make it into a production model. Ergonomics shouldn’t change that much.

There is still no reliable announcement date to work on. However, it is common opinion that Canon will announce the EOS-1D X Mark II before the EOS 5D Mark IV (expected for Q1 2016), hence the 1DX2 could be announced in 2015.

All Canon EOS-1D X Mark II rumors.

About our rumour rating:

  • CW1 – probably fake rumor, not reliable (less than 15% chance to be real)
  • CW2 – rumor from an unknown/new source, but otherwise at least a plausible rumor (15%-40% chance to be real)
  • CW3 – around 50% chance to be real, coming from a known source, or from new source with good insight in Canon’s business
  • CW4 – rumor from a known source that was right in the past, high probability to be true (60%-80% chance to be real)
  • CW5 – as good as certain to be true
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Canon EOS 6D Mark II rumor (and user poll), two test-units out in the wild? [CW2]

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In the past we had rumors pointing to different sensor resolutions for the Canon EOS 6D Mark II: 24MP and 28MP. A new rumor I got (thanks) suggests that Canon is still testing both scenarios.

Is this likely? I guess it is a bit late to make tests to decide if it is better to release a 24MP EOS 6D2 or a 28MP EOS 6D2. Most of us agree that the EOS 6D Mark II will be announced by Q1 2016. Canon still testing the EOS 6D Mark II doesn’t sound very likely to me.

However, we do not yet have reliable rumors about the EOS 6D Mark II sensor resolution. Here at CW we got rumors about a 28MP sensor, other suggest it may have 24MP sensor. Might this post start some new EOS 6D2 rumors.

There are also rumors suggesting the EOS 6D Mark II will go upmarket. There is some misunderstanding or confusion here. The EOS 6D2 is not “going upmarket”, it will just have all the new features that technology can offer in 2015-16. The EOS 6D Mark II will be Canon’s next entry-level, full-frame DSLR.

While I do not give much credit to a rumor stating Canon is still testing two possible models of the EOS 6D Mark II, I am pretty curious to learn what you think will be the sensor resolution of the Canon EOS 6D Mark II. And feel free to let me know what you think in the comment section.

Canon EOS 6D Mark II sensor resolution

  • I do not care (40%, 667 Votes)
  • It's going to be a 28MP sensor (32%, 527 Votes)
  • It's going to be a 24MP sensor (29%, 478 Votes)

Total Voters: 1,672

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About our rumour rating:

  • CW1 – probably fake rumor, not reliable (less than 15% chance to be real)
  • CW2 – rumor from an unknown/new source, but otherwise at least a plausible rumor (15%-40% chance to be real)
  • CW3 – around 50% chance to be real, coming from a known source, or from new source with good insight in Canon’s business
  • CW4 – rumor from a known source that was right in the past, high probability to be true (60%-80% chance to be real)
  • CW5 – as good as certain to be true

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Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II ready for production?

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Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L

Is the Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II ready for production? That’s what a new rumor suggests.

The rumor doesn’t come with an announcement date, but Fall 2015 is a good candidate. The rumored specifications:

  • Dust & Weather Sealing
  • All the latest coatings
  • Longer than the current version
  • Smaller diameter than the current version
  • Smaller filter thread
  • New hood design
  • Unknown weight

Apparently Canon delayed the announcement of the EF 35mm f/1.4L II because the company is still trying to produce enough units of other high demand lenses.

[via CR]

Weird rumor: Canon working on a 36MP full-frame monochrome sensor? [CW1] – Edit

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Edit: decided to downrate the rumor to CW1. The message was not clear enough and honestly I think this is just a hoax.

Original post:

I got a somewhat weird rumor today (thanks). The rumor suggests Canon is working on a 36MP full-frame monochrome sensor.

According to the source, the success of Leica’s monochrome cameras has influenced Canon and motivated the company to produce their own b&w full-frame sensor. The sensor, still according to the source, could be announced in the first week of July 2015.

The rest of the message is a bit confusing. I am not sure I’ve got everything correctly. The source names an “A7 body and FE lens mount” and that a “slimline lens mount adapter for Canon and Nikon” will be available for the rumored b&w, full-frame DSLR. The source never names a “Canon DSLR”, only a “Canon sensor”. Sounds like a Sony DSLR with a Canon sensor! Is this in the realm of possibilities? :-)

Well, this will not be the DSLR featuring the Canon 18MP sensor that’s rumored since a while. Canon making a monochrome full-frame DSLR doesn’t sound totally absurd to me. However, new source and big amount of salt. What do you think?

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Canon Powershot G3 X images and specifications leaked, announcement imminent [CW5]

Powershot G3 X

Images and specifications of the Canon Powershot G3 X leaked on the web.

  • 20MP sensor [not leaked on digicame-info, we got this time ago]
  • 1.0-inch CMOS sensor
  • Optical 25 times (equivalent 24-600mm F2.8-5.6) zoom lens
  • Dust and water
  • Creative Mode
  • Wi-Fi · NFC
  • Video is full HD. Manual control possible
  • Tilting LCD monitor

The Canon Powershot G3 X will be announced very soon, possibly this Friday. The Powershot G3 X doesn’t come totally unexpected: the development announcement dates back to February, there has also been some thoughts about the G3 X by DPReview when the camera prototype was shown at CP+.

[via Digicame-Info]