The guys over at 4/3 Rumors say that a reliable source has tipped them on the upcoming introduction of a Canon EVIL (electronic viewfinder interchangeable lens) camera, saying that it’s going to be announced soon.
Seeing as how Canon’s big tradeshow presence will only be at CES in early-January 2010 (and not at PMA 2010), this camera would be expected during the first week of January. If Canon isn’t dropping any major DSLR releases, the move to CES alone starts to make a little more sense if this EVIL camera turns out to be real.
An EVIL camera from Canon would almost certainly be a more mass market device than even the entry-level EOS DSLRs like a Rebel T1i or Rebel XS. The CES audience is clearly a more mainstream tech audience – and the event garners a much broader coverage base, including spots from major network news sources.
I’m not letting Canon off the hook for their PMA absence yet; however, this may help connect the dots if it turns out to be legit.
[via 4/3 Rumors]