Canon EOS-b New DSLR Images Surface

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Canon’s upcoming EOS-b camera now has a face – with new images that have leaked out following the specs we previously confirmed. The Canon EOS-b should be announced later this week as a smaller DSLR than the Canon Rebel T4i.

Canon Rebel Compared to Canon EOS-b

Canon EOS-b Key Specs

  • 18MP APS-C sensor
  • 1080p HD video capture
  • DIGIC 5 Processor
  • 4fps image capture
  • EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens
  • 3″ LCD 1.04M-dot resolution touch screen
  • Optical viewfinder w/ 95% coverage and 0.87x magnification
  • 9-point AF system (dual-cross f/2.8 center point)
  • Face-detect AF
  • Movie Servo AF (lets hope this beats the EOS M and T4i video AF…)
  • SDXC card slot
  • 30s-1/4000s shutter speeds
  • Built-in flash
  • External hot shoe
  • ISO 100-25,600
  • LP-E12 battery (same as EOS-M)

[Digicam-info via PetaPixel]

 

Comments

  1. Alan says

    It’s small, but not small enough to call it compact. For specs it offers i would go for a good 4/3 camera instead. Only thing i would consider about it is DX sensor.. Especially that most of people who buy these gonna stick to 18-55 or 50 1.8(young audience, ranging from 13 to 21+).

  2. Tony says

    Iwould probably not be able to grab that camera with my hands. The grip looks pretty tiny. My right hand fingers would be probably touching the lens. That is actually what happens with my 1100d/t3.

    This camera does make some sense, but the new 700D makes no sense at all! It just looks like they changed the name on a 650D thinking people wouldn’t notice.

    If they keep up like this It wouldn’t be strange to see an 18Mpx sensor en the new 70D.

  3. says

    If they don’t completely hinder this thing, and add functionality like wifi and gps, allowing those of us who already have invested in the system the ability to add a GH3 sized (or smaller) camera, it could be interesting. Less Rebel, more innovative, kind of what the M series should have been functionally to begin with (IMO) and it is at least worth a look. The current Rebels are dumbed down enough, combined with too much bulk to really offer something over an EM5, G5, or GH3 to me, but as long as this offers more functionality than a Rebel, it becomes intriguing. It will be very compact with a 40mm pancake for instance (Canon, let’s see this released with a 20mm or 30mm pancake!), comparable to any of the aforementioned m4/3 cams with one of the available pancakes.

    Size reduction only makes sense if it serves a true purpose. Offering a coat pocketable, native EF/EF-s mount camera, even if you need to keep a pancake or body cap on in one pocket while holding your lens in the other, still decreases size enough (again, as long as functionality and performance aren’t sacrificed) to make waves for current system users to me. I’ve been shooting both a FF Canon setup along with a micro 4/3 setup and I’ve gone back to being okay with a little extra bulk (ie: EM5 w/grip, GH3) as long as the performance is there. I no longer travel with my FF setup as it is only around for work, and having a camera and three lenses that, in a bag weighs less than my ZE 85/1.4 on its own, is pretty wonderful, especially at the end of a long day. If this just becomes an even crummier spec’d Rebel, then it’s dead on arrival, but I’ll wait to see final specs, and then hold one in my hands to make any judgement. I’ll admit, I’m curious.