With 2013 bearing down on us, it’s only natural for rumors of new cameras to start making their way to the surface. When the Canon 7D Mark II didn’t make an appearance at Photokina 2012 back in September, new rumors pointing toward 2013 started trickling out. And, again, the latest rumors point to an early 2013 announcement date for such a camera.
The last we heard, the 7D Mark II was rumored to carry a 24MP APS-C image sensor and would continue to reside as the flagship APS-C camera in the Canon EOS lineup. There’s no new word about specifications; however, Canon Rumors suggests that “the camera/segment will get a new naming scheme.”
The Canon EOS M is only now becoming available; however, many pros and prosumers have been crying for an EOS M body that features a viewfinder. And that’s just what the rumors point to – a Canon mirrorless camera for the more serious audience. Additional rumors for the mirrorless line-up include at least two new EF-M mount lenses.
Finally, a big question has been whether and when Canon will offer a higher resolution pro-level DSLR – especially in light of Nikon’s D800 with 36MP dwarfing everything offered by Canon. The latest word suggests a Q1 2013 announcement and will be physically bigger than the 5D Mark III but still smaller than the Canon 1D X.
[via Canon Rumors]