More pixels are coming
A suggestion that a high megapixel camera is coming from Canon, and could be introduced near the end of 2012. Alongside the camera would come new ultra wide angle lens(es). It was suggested both a zoom and a prime in the area of 16mm.
I warn that this sort of conjecture will be a regular occurrence going forward I think. There is a large number of people in the community that desire a 35+ megapixel camera from Canon.
Some have suggested the upcoming 4K DSLR will be the high megapixel camera. I don’t believe that to be true, as the high megapixel count is definitely a request of the photographic community, and paying for high end video features is probably not something that would make the segment too happy.
Canon Medium Format?
A lot of discussion around the web about whether or not the 1D X is really a unification of the flagship line. A lot of people want that big megapixel studio camera.
[NL] posted an interesting quote from an interview with Canon Japan recently.
While we hear the voices, we want to see what the actual sales numbers will be for the 1D X and so determine how many 10,000s of customers we might be losing if we do not introduce a higher resolution camera and if the projected profitability of a higher resolution 24×36 mm format camera will justify development, marketing, and manufacturing investments , or if there is a sustainable market for the even greater costs of development, marketing, and manufacturing medium format cameras and lenses – an area where we have no internal expertise.
A few people I have spoken to desire a flagship camera that is high megapixel. They would like performance beyond what could be had for $2500 or so in a 5D Mark III.
I haven’t heard of a medium format prototype within Canon, however I have heard in the past that Canon has considered purchasing a medium format company. I’ve personally never understood why they would, they are more than capable of entering the market themselves.
Canon Mirrorless [CR1]
Will Canon target the niche market with any sort of mirrorless camera in the future? That’s what one person told me this week. There’s no interest in the company in releasing an NEX or Nikon 1 kind of mirrorless.
B&H Deal of the day
B&H has the Canon EF 70-200 f/2.8L IS II in stock and selling for $2074 until January 7, 2012.
We will see a new camera on Tuesday and below I am confirming what we pretty much already know.
- 1D/1Ds line is about to be amalgamated. (Name Unknown)
- Full Frame
- 12 fps
- 61 AF Points
- New Battery
- Available in March
- Price unknown, but I suspect more than the 1D Mark IV
2012 is shaping up to be an interesting year for EOS.
The previous spec lists are pretty much bang on.
I have received no word of a new lens being announced at the same time. I suspect they’ll stagger announcements. The 24-70 f/2.8L II is the only lens being mentioned. Possibly in November. This isn’t included in the [CR3] rating.
A far fetched spec list?
An amalgamated 1Ds/1D Spec List.
- 61 AF Points
- Native ISO of 100-51200
- New Battery
- 150g-200g heavier that current EOS-1s
- October 18 Announcement
Currently this is the only information I’ve seen in regards to such a camera. I’d rank this as highly unlikely for the moment.
From [NL] via [1K1] originally from [DCI]
What’s coming in 2012
Received some info about a “loose roadmap” for Canon in 2012.
Two things were noted about 2012.
- It’s the 25th anniversary of EOS
- It’s an Olympic year as well as Euro 2012.
We will see a DSLR that will be showing for CES/PMA in the 2nd week of January 2012. When the announcement for the camera would be was unknown.
A new 1Ds would follow sometime in February.
Photokina would bring about a 5D Mark II replacement as well as a 7D replacement.
All that was said is Canon is concerned about getting production up and then they’ll start announcing lenses. The next round of lenses would be “higher end short focal lengths”.
It was also noted that a lot of existing lenses are on the upgrade schedule, though none were listed.
It was stressed that roadmaps are extremely loose within Canon, and stuff is announced when it’s done. It was noted the trade show schedule isn’t as important as it used to be, though they still want to be talked about at both CES and Photokina.