All recent rumors point to 3 key cameras for Canon in 2013 – the 7D Mark II, 70D and Rebel T5i. The latest rumors on the Canon front, however, point to even further out into 2014.
The oft-rumored high-MP Canon DSLR seems to be trending toward a 2014 launch date instead of this year. Rumored sensor sizes are 40MP or better on a full frame chip for the EOS-1 series body.
Additional rumors point to a quicker-turnaround for the 5D Mark III than we saw in the last generation – perhaps as early as 2014. The 5D X (or whatever the camera would be called) would likely see a marginal kick in specs as compared to the jump in performance we saw from the 5D Mark II to the 5D Mark III.
Canon gave a number of interviews during CP+ that shed some light on what may be coming from the 7D Mark II and 70D. [click to continue…]
Canon Rumors picked up on a juicy tip from a “very reliable source” with regard to Canon’s roadmap for 2013.
The key points?
3 New DSLRs: Two are entry-level and one is mid-level. The likely suspects are a Canon Rebel T5i and 70D filling the entry-level roles and a 7D Mark II (the original 7D is pushing 4 years old now) taking on the mid-level announcement. Some of the more recent rumors have put the 7D Mark II with a 24MP sensor and a February announcement date.
New EOS-M Mirrorless Camera: This has been rumored for quite some time and would almost certainly be an easy guess with a rumor/leak. The question is whether Canon has learned from the mistakes on the current EOS-M model and will deliver a successor that’s worth the effort.
4 New EF Lenses: Unknown which exact ones will debut this year, but the EF 100-400L IS lens is begging for a replacement.
Several rumors of upcoming Canon DSLRs appeared in a Japanese magazine, along with what appears to be confidence ratings on the chance that they’ll surface in 2013. Atop the list are the Canon 70D and 7D Mark II with a 70% and 85% likelihood chance, respectively, that we’ll see them this year as obvious replacements to the current Canon 60D and 7D. Key rumored specs for the 70D and 7D Mark II include a 24MP APS-C sensor and sensitivity up to ISO 25,600. [click to continue…]
The latest rumors for the Canon 7D Mark II point to a February 2013 announcement and April 2013 ship date. Given the age of the original Canon 7D (it was announced in Sept. 2009), these dates sure seem reasonable.
Rumored specs for the 7D Mark II include the following: [click to continue…]
Consistent with the last round of rumors and speculation, new word over at Northlight Images points to the rumored 7D Mark II‘s place among sports and wildlife photographers thanks to a spicy 10 fps frame rate.
The 10 fps rate is seen as an important feature, along with many features derived from 1DX developments, particularly AF and lower light performance. Sensor size would be advertised as 21MP, but faster and less noisy than the 7D (25MP was apparently seen as not offering enough image quality). The 6D is aimed at a proportion of the 7D market, giving more flexibility in upping the 7Dmk2 specifications (and price). The current 7D will continue for some time and surplant the 60D, when the 700D comes along with increased specifications. -Northlight Images
Previously rumored specs include the following:
- 24.2mp APS-C Sensor
- 10.2 fps
- Dual DIGIC V
- Dual Card Slot
- New Ergonomic Design
- New Battery