What can we expect in early 2013?
I’m told we’ll be seeing two seperate announcements in back to back months in 2013. We’ll see announcements in February and March, one of the announcements will be a “major” event. Sometimes the word “major” is used incorrectly.
Apparently, one of the announcements will be to introduce a second EOS-M body. The body will be slightly bigger, and have a viewfinder. They will also introduce at least two new lenses with the body. I’d expect a telephoto zoom and a fast prime.
EOS 7D Mark II
One of these announcement dates will also be for the EOS 7D replacement. No word on specs, but it’s suggested the camera/segment will get a new naming scheme.
The 40+ mp camera gets another mention and we should expect an announcement in Q1 of 2013. The camera will be physically bigger than the 5D Mark III, but will be smaller than the EOS-1D X. It’s noted that the sensor is currently in EOS-1D X styled bodies.
A couple people have written in to inform me that their Canon GP-E2 have been listed as “shipped” from B&H. The GP-E2 is the hot-shoe and/or GPS accessory for the 1D X, 5D Mark III and 7D (USB only).
The GP-E2 is $269 at B&H
BG-E11 User Preview
A reader of the site sent in some pics of the new BG-E11 battery grip for the 5D Mark III. It was noted a view new features and differences between it and the BG-E6 for the 5D Mark II.
- Better build quality and stiffer than the bg-e6
- New battery door cover storage setup
- New way to insert batteries
- Feels close to holding a 1D series body
Retail for the new battery grip is $349USD.
Continue reading for pics of the BG-E11.
What's in the box"
New design for the battery cover
New design for the battery cover
The new joystick for vertical shooting
Joystick and buttons
Making the rounds
With sales figures of the grossly overpriced WiFi grips not going so well, it’s been suggested new grips will be coming for a few cameras. The grips will be GPS capable.
If it were true, I’d expect to see them for the xxD and 7D initially
The source claims the GPS grips will not have WiFi as well.
New Stuff in May?
Received an email today saying Canon will make some minor product announcements in the May/June timeframe.
By minor, I’d assume a PowerShot or 2 and the new remotes we were told about earlier in the week.
The only PowerShot I’ve heard anything about has been a replacement of the D10.
I think major announcements will be saved for closer to Photokina in September. There’s going to be some great stuff.
A new remote(s) for Hybrid DSLRs is apparently going to be available this summer.
It’s definitely a needed accessory for a lot of folks.
Canon launches new Wireless transmitters for 1D Mark IV, 5D Mark II and the 7D
LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., January 7, 2009 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging, is announcing a step forward in the digital integration of professional photography workflows with the introduction of three new Wireless File Transmitter units to accompany each of the Company’s three professional Digital SLR Camera models. The new WFT-E2 II A Wireless File Transmitter, WFT-E4 II A Wireless File Transmitter and WFT-E5A Wireless File Transmitter for the EOS-1D Mark IV, EOS 5D Mark II and EOS 7D, respectively, provide professional photographers with a range of innovative wireless connectivity options for all photographic disciplines.
Full Press Release: http://www.usa.canon.com/……
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