The most interesting spec is the “DIGIC 6″ that is being reported. We expect to see this camera officially announced this week, lets see if that DIGIC 6 is a typo or not.
- 20x Zoom
- Full HD
- DIGIC 6
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A New EOS?
The following spec list has appeared on the Best Buy web site. These specifications could possibly be placeholder specs, though they appear about as legit as they come.
The most telling features in the spec list are the dimensions. The weight of 13.1oz make this DSLR 5oz lighter than the Rebel T4i.
We’re still going with the EOS 100D name, but that may not be definite.
Pricing for the camera is going to be $799 USD with the EF-S 18-55 IS Kit, though this is unconfirmed.
Read more after the break…..
|Warranty Terms – Parts||1 year limited|
|Megapixels (Effective)||18.0||A camera’s image sensor resolution measured in millions of tiny dots (pixels). Effective megapixels — the number of megapixels actually used to capture the image — is typically slightly lower than the number of total available megapixels.|
|Image Resolution||Up to 5184 x 3456||The clarity of a digital image, determined by multiplying the number of pixels wide by the number of pixels high (e.g., 640 x 480).|
|Digital Zoom||None||This is not true zoom, it is merely simulating zoom by enlarging the existing image’s pixels by cropping. The actual length of the lens does not change. Digital zooming results in reduced image quality, and should generally be avoided or turned off on your camera altogether. Optical zoom is recommended to ensure crisp, detailed photos.|
|Lens Features||EF-S 18 – 55mm f/3.5 – 5.6 IS zoom lens|
|Lens Focal Length(s)||35mm equivalent 18 – 55mm (with included lens)||The distance (in millimeters) from a camera’s image sensor to its lens, usually given in terms of the 35mm (film camera) equivalent. Cameras with optical zoom have a range of focal lengths, while cameras without optical zoom have a fixed focal length.|
|LCD Screen Size||3″||Size of the LCD screen, in inches, measured diagonally from corner to corner.|
|LCD Screen Features||Color TFT-LCD touch screen|
|Viewfinder||Optical with 95% coverage and approximately 0.87x magnification||Provides the photographer with an approximation of what the lens is seeing. In addition to a conventional optical viewfinder, most digital cameras also provide a color LCD panel.|
|Image Stabilization||Yes, optical||Digitally compensates for camcorder shake so videos appear steady.|
|Burst Mode||Yes||Also referred to as continuous shooting, burst mode captures multiple shots in rapid succession with a single click of the shutter. This is a useful feature when shooting subjects in motion.|
|Internal Memory||None||Memory that is built into a digital camera for storing images.|
|Compatible Memory Formats||Secure Digital (SD)|Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC)|Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC)||Number of images that can be stored on a digital camera’s built-in memory and/or included removable memory cards. This number varies depending on the resolution of each image. The higher the resolution of the image, the more storage space it takes up.|
|Shutter Speeds||30 – 1/4000 sec.||The rate (typically measured in fractions of a second) at which a camera shutter opens and closes to capture an image. Slow shutter speeds are used for low-light conditions, while faster speeds are best for action shots.|
|Aperture Range||f/3.5 – 5.6 (with included lens)||The range, expressed in f-stop numbers, from a camera’s largest lens opening setting to its smallest. The greater this range, the more manual control and creative license available to the photographer in regard to light and focus.|
|White Balance||Auto, preset (daylight, shade, cloudy, tungsten light, white fluorescent light, flash), custom white balance correction, white balance bracketing||Settings that assess and compensate for color conditions in any given lighting to ensure true-to-life color. Most digital cameras feature automatic white balance settings as well as the option to manually override such settings.|
|Flash Modes||Auto, flash on, flash off, red-eye reduction on/off, slow sync||Flash settings. Common modes include Auto (camera decides when the flash is needed), Red-Eye Reduction (minimizes eye reflections) and Fill (reduces deep shadows in bright sunlight).|
|External Flash Mount||Yes||(Also referred to as a hot shoe.) Available on some higher-end digital cameras (usually SLR digital cameras) to allow the addition of an external flash for extra light.|
|Focus Range||9.8′ – infinity||Distance over which the camera is capable of focusing on the subject.|
|Movie Mode||Yes||Captures short, low-resolution video clips, sometimes with sound.|
|ISO Equivalent||Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12,800, 25,600||Measurement of a digital camera’s light sensitivity, which is equivalent to a conventional camera’s film speed. The higher the ISO, the clearer the image in low-light conditions.|
|Camera Dock||Not included|
|Image Storage Capacity||Varies||Number of images that can be stored on a digital camera’s built-in memory and/or included removable memory cards. This number varies depending on the resolution of each image. The higher the resolution of the image, the more storage space it takes up.|
|Batteries||1 battery pack LP-E12 (included)|
|Imaging Sensor Type||CMOS||Type of element used to convert light into a digital image. The most common types are CCD (charge-coupled device) and CMOS (complementary metal-oxide semiconductor).|
|Imaging Sensor Size||22.3mm x 14.9mm||Size of the CCD or CMOS image sensor, usually measured in fractions of an inch (e.g., 1/1.8″ or 2/3″). In general, the larger the sensor, the better the picture quality.|
|HD Movie Mode||Yes|
|Max ISO||12801 and higher|
|Frames Per Second||1 – 4|
The Small DSLR
We were told this morning that two new EOS cameras will be announced on March 21/22, 2013. One of them will be the “diminutive” EOS 100D and the other was unnamed by this new source. It was also mentioned that the price of the EOS 100D was “a bit expensive”.
The same source said no 70D was coming this week, and it will be announced later in the spring. This point contradicts the information given by some pretty good sources, though it’s not impossible that things have changed since I first heard good info about the 70D.
The L treatment
There are a few reports out there that Canon will finally replace the TS-E 45mm and TS-E 90mm in 2013. We should expect a replacement announcement in Q2 of 2013. Both of these lenses have long been rumoured to be on the replacement docket. No one has come out and said they’ll be “L” replacements, but I think it only makes sense. This would give Canon the largest high end tilt-shift lineup on the market.
Also mentioned in the same announcement breath, was Canon answer to Nikon’s 14-24 f/2.8. A very long awaited lens.
Canon sent this invitation out for the press event next week on March 22. Beyond the standard paper invitation, they sent a pen with “IXUS/PowerShot” on it. The pen doubles as a projector, and projects the invite information.
It’s interesting that EOS is not on the pen, unless the function of the pen is a hint about a new PowerShot.
We’ve been told both lenses would be replaced after the EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x is officially announced and production has started.
Current stock levels on the EF 800 f/5.6L IS remain good, but how many $13,000 lenses do they sell? Replacements for both would make sense as Canon could use the same exterior materials that they’re using in the 200-400, EF 300 f/2.8L IS II, EF 400 f/2.8L IS II, EF 500 f/4L IS II & EF 600 f/4L IS II lenses.
The announcement for the next Rebel isn’t too far away, though we cannot confirm if it’s going to appear alongside the EOS 70D next week.
We’ve seen some patents in the past that point to a smaller DSLR camera with an EVF. The only thing the camera probably requires is a certain depth to handle EF & EF-S lenses. It’s the first we’ve seen of it, but it’s definitely possible.
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Says DPR.. “The answer, as usual, isn’t necessarily clear-cut, and depends on each individual photographers’ needs and preferences. Compared to the previous version, it offers weathersealing and a welcome reduction in weight. The Sigma can’t match it optically, especially on full frame, but is so much cheaper that many users may well be willing to overlook this, particularly if they use APS-C cameras. The Tamron looks like a very worthy competitor, offering impressive image quality, image stabilisation and weathersealing all in one package, and we aim to assess it fully in the near future. But quite simply the Canon offers such exceptionally good optics that, if you’re after the very best, there’s simply no other choice.”
The biggest addition to the camera will be f/8 autofocus at the center point. The AI servo indicator may also be added.
The firmware will also include other bug fixes and tweaks.
Canon EOS 6D body at Adorama $1789 (add to cart)
From Chuck Westfall… “In addition, the EOS-1D X achieves a higher lens motor drive speed with select L-series USM telephoto lenses than the 5D Mark III because of the 1D X’s more powerful battery pack.” [source]
Some discussion has come up about AF performance being affected by battery voltage. The LP-E4 style batter in the 1D series is 11.1 volts, while the LP-E6 is 7.2 volts. I do not have the technical papers of the relationship between voltage and AF performance on for EF lenses. If such an article exists, I would love to see it. We were passing on information that came to us from a new source.
What to expect?
We’ve received some interesting information about the development of the EOS 7D Mark II.
We’re told at least one variation of the camera being developed has an integrated grip, really making it a “Baby EOS-1D X”. We’re told that the larger battery seen in the EOS-1D X is part of the reason it will autofocus bigger lenses better than a camera with say an LP-E6. If this is going to be targeted at sports and wildlife photographers, the bigger battery makes a lot of sense. I would expect the camera to be somewhat smaller, as the mirrorbox and prism wouldn’t need to be as large. It’s sounding like Canon is really going to test how much people are willing to spend on an APS-C body.
It is a 2013 camera by all indications, most likely the late summer/early fall.
No other specifications were mentioned.
New cashback program with Canon UK?
We’re told a cashback program will start in the UK tomorrow and run until March 31, 2013.
Some of the cashback deals may include:
Any purchases made at Focus on imaging may also qualify for the cashbacks, we haven’t confirmed that though.