Just hours after I passed along rumors of a Canon DSLR announcement scheduled for Tuesday, October 18, I received a tip from someone (who has a near perfect track record) that Canon would not be announcing a new camera or lens next week. However, the tipster also confirmed there would be an announcement of something “really cool.”
[UPDATE: Another tip pins the announcement date as Oct. 26 instead of Oct. 18.]
We were all looking forward to an announcement of the Canon 1Ds Mark IV; however, after this news, I’m feeling much less confident that we’ll see a new Canon DSLR this year. Of course, November 3 is still slated for Canon’s big video/cinema camera release.
My source didn’t reveal what the something coming next Tuesday is. If anyone out there happens to know what that something special from Canon is, feel free to drop a line via the contact form.
If you don’t know what it is but you’ve got a good guess, leave your thoughts in the comment section below. The winner gets 100 kudos points, which are completely worthless but still very cool.
One last caveat . . . If you haven’t guessed it by now, the rumormill is spiraling out of control over the past couple of weeks, so anything could happen. If it drives you bananas, skip the rumor posts and go shoot some more photos. I’ll be here with the official product announcements whenever they are made too.
[UPDATE #2: This post set off a spark with a couple of different sources telling me for sure that a Canon DSLR is coming next week. Additionally, Canon Rumors says it has a definite spec list on the new camera here. As note above, we're still in rumorville until a new camera is actually announced, so keep that salt shaker handy.]