The lastest rumors of Canon’s lower-priced full frame DSLR suggests a Canon EOS 6D badge and an October unveiling date. Additional rumors emphasize that the focus is on making the full frame camera not only more affordable but also a smaller overall package.
Previous rumors suggested this camera would essentially work out to be a full frame version of the Canon 7D with a 22MP CMOS sensor and a sub-$2000 price point.
Canon 6D Rumored Specs
- 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
All of these rumors appear to be leading up to yet another massive throwdown between Canon’s budget full frame shooter and the Nikon D600. Expect more coverage on the Canon 6D (or whatever it ends up being named) as we creep up on Photokina 2012 and PhotoPlus 2012.
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Canon has unveiled the highly-anticipated EOS M mirrorless camera. As expected, the camera comes equipped with an 18MP APS-C CMOS image sensor. It will be available in black or white (update: the white is apparently no longer available in the US — update 2: retailers are trying to get official confirmation from Canon regarding available colors other than black) in October for $799.99.
Canon EOS M Key Features
- 18MP APS-C Sensor
- DIGIC 5 Image Processor
- 1080p video (30p/24p)
- 720p video (60p)
- ISO 100-6400 (video mode w/ ISO 12800 expanded)
- ISO 100-12800 (photo mode w/ ISO 25600 expanded)
- 3-inch touch screen LCD
- Manual exposure for video
- Manual audio levels
- SDXC Support (UHS-I compatible)
- Canon Speedlite Support
The new EF-M lens mount on the camera accepts the two new lenses released with the camera – the EF-M 22mm f/2 STM kit lens and the optional EF-M 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens. Additionally, the EF-EOS M adapter allows you to use either EF or EF-S mount lenses with the camera, which should be a pretty big selling point to existing Canon DSLR users. The EF-EOS M adapter will be available in October for $199.99.
Alongside the lenses, a new Speedlite 90EX flash will be available in October for $149.99.
More details in the press release below. [Read more…]
Specs for the new Canon EOS M mirrorless camera appear to have leaked out a day ahead of launch. Canon Rumors posted the following specs on the EOS M.
Canon EOS M Mirrorless Camera Specs
- 18mp APS-C
- DIGIC V
- Phase & Contrast AF
- Video Servo AF
- 3? Touchscreen 1.04million pixels
- ISO 100-12800 (25,600 Expansion)
- SD Card
- 1920×1080 Video 30p/25p/24p
- 1280×720 Video 60p/50p
- MPEG-4, AVC/H.264
- Adaptor at launch for EF lenses
Additionally, it looks like Canon will be employing the same 18MP sensor from the Rebel T4i with pixel-level phase detection AF sensors in place as I speculated a few weeks back. These specs make the Canon EOS M look like a killer mirrorless model.
If all this is legit, it’s going to be fun watching Canon and Sony go toe-to-toe with their mirrorless models over the next couple of years. It’s also a great thing for consumers to have two camera makers trying to one-up each other.
Does anyone see any glaring omissions that turns you off from this new mirrorless model?
A recent patent publication shows Canon has been looking into adding image stabilization to a 24-70mm f/2.8 lens. Given the recent announcement of the EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM lens (which still isn’t available), however, this doesn’t bode well for an IS version anytime soon.
Of course, there’s a Tamron lens that fills this void though…
[via Photo Rumors]
Several sources around the web are reporting that US retailers will be getting their first shipments of the Canon 1D X this week. While you shouldn’t expect to see 1D X actually in stock this week, this is a good sign that pre-orders will start being fulfilled on this long-delayed camera.
This also means that we’ll start seeing some real-world usage from the 1D X filter onto the web. It’s been a long time since I first got hands on the 1D X back in October 2011. I sure didn’t think that it would be nearly nine months later before the camera shipped.