A big rumor hit the blogosphere tonight (via a purported leak from a forum across the Pacific) with details and specifications for a Canon mirrorless camera, dubbed the Canon EIS 60. EIS is apparently an acronym for “Electro Image System” (as opposed to “Electro-Optical System” for Canon’s EOS SLR-format film and digital cameras).
Rumored specifications for the Canon EIS 60 camera include a 22MP backside-illuminated CMOS sensor that measures 18mm x 12mm in size (substantially smaller than the roughly 22mm x 15mm sensors in Canon EOS APS-C format DSLRs).
Video support is rumored to include full 1920 x 1080 at 30p/25p/24p. The EIS 60 is further rumored to include a sensitivity range of ISO 100-6400 native, with expansion to ISO 12800 and ISO 25600. Storage support suggests dual SD card slots.
Rumored EIS-format lenses include the following (remember to consider the 2x crop factor):
- 12-75mm f/2.8-4 IS Macro (kit lens)
- 75-300mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
- 5mm f/4 Fisheye
- 8-25mm f/4
- 14mm f/2 Pancake
- 25mm f/1.2 Pancake
- 45mm f/1.5 Pancake
- 65mm f/2 Macro
Moreover, Canon is rumored to launch an EF-to-EIS adapter, which will allow EF lenses to be used on EIS cameras with autofocus support.
Stay tuned for the latest when we have it.