Careful folks, it’s open season on rumors and Canon seems to be the prey of choice as of late. If you’ve been following Photography Bay, you know that the pot has been stirring for some time now on the Canon 5D Mark II. However, it’s been a while since we heard any rumblings about the Canon 1D Mark IIIn. [Read more…]
The renewed interest in the Canon 5D Mark II is evidenced by the flurry of forum and blog posts across the internet in the past 24 or so hours. To add more fuel to the fire, the poster who leaked yesterday’s 5D Mark II specs is at it again, with further detail, as well as rumors of a new Canon flagship camera due this fall. [Read more…]
The rumors are heating up again for the Canon 5D Mark II. The latest purported leaks on the spec sheet are as follows: [Read more…]
Rumors and photos of an alleged Olympus E-430 have surfaced on the web. The E-430 would most likely serve as a step-up to the outdated E-330. If this is true, it may be a sign of things to come for the E-410 and E-510 successors. Interestingly, the E-430 would go a long way in bridging the gap between the E-330 and E-410. Maybe Olympus has the idea of consolidating its camera line? Other than the unique body design, some of the headline features are as follows:
- New 12MP Live MOS sensor and TruePic III processor
- CCD-shift image stabilization
- Live View
- Flip-out and up 2.5″ TFT LCD monitor
- Faster USB interface (‘real’ USB 2.0 speed)
- Wired remote option
- Slightly higher continuous shooting frame rate and larger raw buffer
Stay tuned to this page for the latest news and rumors on the Olympus E-430.
2/18/08: Camera Town reports that this rumor looks like a hoax. I tend to agree. Read the post on Camera Town for more.
No, it’s not been announced. However, Gizmodo caught up with a Canon rep at PMA and had the following to say regarding the 5D:
Interesting bit just tossed our way by the Canon rep when we asked about a 5D follow-up, slightly paraphrased: The EOS-1Ds line (their full-frame pro DSLRs) is on a three-year upgrade cycle. The 1Ds Mark II came out in 2004, and the Mark III dropped in 2007. The EOS 5D came out in 2005.
Right, it’s cryptic and all, but that’s got use thinking Photokina, eh? The 5D arrived in August ’05, so we should be looking toward August ’08 on the 3-year upgrade cycle? Nice catch Giz.
For more info, stay tuned to the Canon 5D Mark II page.
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Lot’s o’ leakin’ going on leading up to PMA.
An industrious member of the Dyxum forum dug up some pics of the new Sony A300 and A350 on the SonyStyle website. Here’s the kicker:
The A300 is 10.2 MP with a tilt/swivel LCD.
The A350 is 14.2 MP (unknown on the screen issue for the moment).
Note the 14.2 in the bottom right corner.
UPDATE: More photos!
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Below are several purported press releases that were “leaked” on the DPReview.com forums this morning. If true, Nikon has got a great consumer DSLR/lens lineup for PMA. Here’s the short list:
- Nikon 10.2 megapixel D60
- Nikon 24mm T/S lens
- Nikon 60mm f/2.8 lens
- Nikon 16-85mm VR lens
See more details in the rumored leaks below. [Read more…]
According to the Germans, the D60 will be introduced by Nikon at PMA as a follow up to the D40x:
A german magazine (SFT) writes in the current (as from 30.01.08) edition, that Nikon will offer the D60 next month.
The guy who got the subscribed edition yesterday, said, the D60 looks like an D40/X and the KIT includes a 18-55/VR.
Further a anti dust system or something similar will be offered. That’s all! I hope it’s no fake and he makes a picture from the news in the magazine. (via)
Follow all the latest rumors on the Nikon D60 page.
UPDATE: The Canon 7D has been officially announced. Read more on Photography Bay’s Canon 7D Reviews and Resources. Check availability at Amazon.com.
Like the Canon 3D, the Canon 7D is a fictional camera that has been stirring in the rumor mill for some time now. In the months leading up to PMA 2008, the rumor mill has kicked it up a notch with speculations of the introduction of a lower-end 5D camera – the 7D. The Canon EOS 7 and 7n were part of 35mm Elan series that’s been around since 1991. The 7-series camera were the prosumer SLRs of the 35mm film era, which I would classify in or around the same slot as the 20D-40D series cameras in the DSLR realm. One of the cool features of the 7e and 7ne was an eye-controlled focus option. “The Eye Controlled Focus System tracks the glance of the eye, integrating composition and focus into one uninterrupted step. Canon’s fastest Eye Control system to date, it works whether the camera is oriented horizontally or vertically.” (Canon)
Like all of the other unannounced cameras that you see on Photography Bay, these are just rumors and speculations of a Canon 7D. However, there’s been enough buzz on the fabled 7D to start consolidating these rumors and keeping tabs on the latest ones. For example, see this most recent post about a Canon DSLR that’s a step up from the 40D and a “direct hit” to Nikon’s D300.
As always, stay tuned and I’ll keep you posted on the latest and greatest rumors of the Canon 7D.
2/3/09: Rumors of a 15.1 megapixel 7D due Fall 2009. Read more.
Just when the Canon gearheads started to exhale over the Pre-PMA announcement of the Rebel XSi / 450D, word from someone “in the know” leaks info that Canon’s got a PMA surprise coming very soon.
It won’t be like a 5D replacement. Think of it more like a direct hit to D300. It’s just one step, not five, above 40D. (Via)
Could this be the fabled 7D, or perhaps a 40Dn? I expect something like the former rather than the latter if this rumor is legit.
Stay tuned for the latest.
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