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Gear Talk => PowerShot => Topic started by: Canon Rumors on July 31, 2013, 07:54:59 AM

Title: What's Coming August 21, 2013? [CR2]
Post by: Canon Rumors on July 31, 2013, 07:54:59 AM

What to expect on August 21, 2013

First, we’re told by a great source that only PowerShot announcements will take place on the 21st. We’re also told not to expect anything “high end”, nothing like the Sony RX100 II. I would imagine at least a few new PowerShots will have features that go along with sharing photos.


Which brings us to…. as some have pointed out, the invitation shows a cloud and not an EOS, PowerShot or EF logo like most invites. There’s a good chance that this is for the Project 1709 photo management service. You can visit it at www.project1709.com.


I have feelers out to see if anything bigger in the way of an EOS camera is to be announced or showcased. There is always a possibility of a “development” announcement, as that can afford Canon time to actually get a product to market.


More to come…


cr


Title: Re: What's Coming August 21, 2013? [CR2]
Post by: Marsu42 on July 31, 2013, 08:13:21 AM
There is always a possibility of a “development” announcement, as that can afford Canon time to actually get a product to market.

Imho quite the opposite, considering the marketing disaster for (pre-)announcing some products (1dx, 24-70mk2 as far as I remember) and actually delivering them it seems to me Canon is very shy when talking about their next products, plus of course Nikon/Sony are always keen to listen. So I don't see how a development announcement over what they have leaked so far would do anything good for Canon.
Title: Re: What's Coming August 21, 2013? [CR2]
Post by: dstppy on July 31, 2013, 09:13:02 AM
Oh lord, not another 'keep your images on the web cloud' scheme :(  We have enough of those that don't work exactly right.

Title: Re: What's Coming August 21, 2013? [CR2]
Post by: Woody on July 31, 2013, 09:28:51 AM
First, we’re told by a great source that only PowerShot announcements will take place on the 21st. We’re also told not to expect anything “high end”, nothing like the Sony RX100 II.

This is very sad.
Title: Re: What's Coming August 21, 2013? [CR2]
Post by: neuroanatomist on July 31, 2013, 09:33:49 AM
...the marketing disaster for (pre-)announcing some products (1dx, 24-70mk2 as far as I remember) and actually delivering them...

The 200-400/4+1.4x.  Over 2 years from development announcement to launch.  Oops.
Title: Re: What's Coming August 21, 2013? [CR2]
Post by: JonAustin on July 31, 2013, 10:12:48 AM
...the marketing disaster for (pre-)announcing some products (1dx, 24-70mk2 as far as I remember) and actually delivering them...

How about the announcement of the 5D Mark III firmware update? They delivered it on time (the last day of the promised month IIRC), but received a lot of flak for the long window from announcement to release.

(Off-topic: I updated to that firmware, and its warnings and reduction of support for 3rd-party batteries still tick me off every time I insert a non-Canon battery into the body.)
Title: Re: What's Coming August 21, 2013? [CR2]
Post by: pedro on July 31, 2013, 11:25:52 AM
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<p><strong>What to expect on August 21, 2013<br />

</strong> There is always a possibility of a “development” announcement, as that can afford Canon time to actually get a product to market.</p>
<p>More to come…</p>
<p><strong><span style=\"color: #ff0000;\">c</span>r</strong></p>


Why not do a development announcement? If they are in the last mile before launch? Would EOS 1 canonites (mostly pro's) give a possibility to plan on (upcoming investments in new gear? when does budget process usually take place? with us - I am working at an FBO - it is at about this time...) But, we'll see.
Title: Re: What's Coming August 21, 2013? [CR2]
Post by: ecka on July 31, 2013, 12:30:47 PM
Canon will be showing off their new headquarters, that's all :).
Title: Re: What's Coming August 21, 2013? [CR2]
Post by: fox40phil on July 31, 2013, 01:18:58 PM
Canon is so boring the last months ... or years?   :-X

 :'(
Title: Re: What's Coming August 21, 2013? [CR2]
Post by: LetTheRightLensIn on July 31, 2013, 04:03:42 PM
...the marketing disaster for (pre-)announcing some products (1dx, 24-70mk2 as far as I remember) and actually delivering them...

How about the announcement of the 5D Mark III firmware update? They delivered it on time (the last day of the promised month IIRC), but received a lot of flak for the long window from announcement to release.

(Off-topic: I updated to that firmware, and its warnings and reduction of support for 3rd-party batteries still tick me off every time I insert a non-Canon battery into the body.)

The ironic thing is that ML came out with their own firmware extension update that improved video 10x more than the new firmware from Canon, so much so that most video people reverted back to the old firmware just so they could use the ML extension instead. So after waiting on the edge of my seat for months for the Canon firmware I actually ended up dumping it just a couple weeks or so later! (that said the f/8 AF must be awesome for those with f/8 combos that work with it and hdmi clean out is still useful for some)


Title: Re: What's Coming August 21, 2013? [CR2]
Post by: LetTheRightLensIn on July 31, 2013, 04:06:29 PM
Canon is so boring the last months ... or years?   :-X

 :'(

At least we have ML team. They recently revolutionized video with ML RAW video hack.
Title: Re: What's Coming August 21, 2013? [CR2]
Post by: LetTheRightLensIn on July 31, 2013, 04:08:50 PM
Canon is so boring the last months ... or years?   :-X

 :'(

At least we have ML team (and hardware from Canon that was good enough, even if much power was hidden away). They recently revolutionized video with ML RAW video hack.
Title: Re: What's Coming August 21, 2013? [CR2]
Post by: retina on July 31, 2013, 06:19:09 PM
Canon is so boring the last months ... or years?   :-X

 :'(

I don't agree.

Here only a few recent products since 2010 :

24-70mm f/2.8L II USM
70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
200-400mm f/4L IS USM Extender 1.4x
300mm f/2.8L IS II USM
400mm f/2.8L IS II USM
500mm f/4.0L IS II USM
600mm f/4.0L IS II USM
Speedlite 600EX RT
EOS 6D
EOS 5D mark III
EOS 1D X

source:
http://www.dpreview.com/products/canon/lenses?sort=chronological&view=grid (http://www.dpreview.com/products/canon/lenses?sort=chronological&view=grid)
http://www.dpreview.com/products/canon/cameras (http://www.dpreview.com/products/canon/cameras)

check the links, it's hard to imagine that you can't find ANY interesting product/replacement for your purposes.
Title: Re: What's Coming August 21, 2013? [CR2]
Post by: pedro on July 31, 2013, 07:26:17 PM
there's much truth to the post above.
Title: Re: What's Coming August 21, 2013? [CR2]
Post by: Dylan777 on August 03, 2013, 06:14:20 PM
I have so much respect for Canon L lenses and few models high end DSLR. However, when we talk about Canon "NEW" compact cameras, I'm completely loosing interest.

 

 
Title: Re: What's Coming August 21, 2013? [CR2]
Post by: Mt Spokane Photography on August 21, 2013, 11:07:34 AM
No more rumors?
 
It indeed sounds like a dud of a announcement, or else the best kept secret.  Hardware announcements usually leak because more people know during the previous week.
 
Well, any announcement should be news very soon now.
Title: Re: What's Coming August 21, 2013? [CR2]
Post by: dstppy on August 21, 2013, 01:15:52 PM
No more rumors?
 
It indeed sounds like a dud of a announcement, or else the best kept secret.  Hardware announcements usually leak because more people know during the previous week.
 
Well, any announcement should be news very soon now.

Photos of the 70D of course  ;D
Title: Re: What's Coming August 21, 2013? [CR2]
Post by: pulseimages on August 21, 2013, 01:56:18 PM
The event is today...nothing to report?  :(