Northlight Images has received some new information concerning a cheaper full frame Canon DSLR. Rumors suggest either an 18MP sensor or a 22MP sensor, which leads to further speculation of a repurposed Canon 1D X or Canon 5D Mark III sensor, respectively.
Additional specs make the new model look a lot more like a full frame iteration of the Canon 7D, as opposed to the 5D Mark III. A smaller overall body design with a built-in flash would make it more of a prosumer design.
Other rumored features are as follows:
- 7D style AF system (19 pt) and VF LCD
- 7D metering
- Single Digic 5+
- 3.9 fps
- 3 inch LCD
- 51200 max ISO
- sub – $2000 price point at introduction
This camera has previously been rumored to be called a Canon 6D or a Canon 7D Mark II, the latter of which would leave the rumored Canon 70D as the flagship APS-C model once the current Canon 7D’s lifespan expires.
Keep looking forward to more news and rumors as we approach Photokina 2012.