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Canon EOS-b Images Leak & a New Kit Lens
« on: March 19, 2013, 09:01:14 AM »
Canon EOS-b / X7
Images of Canon’s super small DSLR have leaked out. Also new for this release is an STM version of the EF-S 18-55 f/3.5-5.6 IS kit lens. The camera looks to be around $799 in the USA.

Specifications (Direct Translation)

  • 18 million pixel sensor DIGIC5
  • 1.04 million dot 3-inch LCD monitor
  • 4 seconds of continuous shooting frames / video
  • Full HD
  • 30-1/4000 seconds shutter speed
  • synchronous second 1/200
  • ISO range is 100-25600
  • AF sensor 9-point, the central cross
  • Special scenes can switch the shooting mode six set blur background – effects shots
  • hybrid CMOS AF II was a wider area
  • Media SD / SDHC / SDXC
  • Battery LP-E12
  • (body only) 370g, weighs 407g (battery, memory card included)
  • Late May 4, (on-sale date) is the expected price of ¥ 79 000 over-the-counter sale of Kiss X7
  • EF -S 18-55mm lens kit is available with the IS STM, the double zoom kit.

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Canon EOS-b Images Leak & a New Kit Lens
« on: March 19, 2013, 09:01:14 AM »

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Re: Canon EOS-b Images Leak & a New Kit Lens
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2013, 09:06:49 AM »
Wow, cool - specs! Interesting times ahead.  8)
I'm not a brand-fanatic. What I do appreciate is using my 7D and 350D cameras along with a host of lenses & many accessories to capture quality photos, and share with friends.

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Re: Canon EOS-b Images Leak & a New Kit Lens
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2013, 09:09:19 AM »
Can this be considered as the t4i replacement?

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Re: Canon EOS-b Images Leak & a New Kit Lens
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2013, 09:11:57 AM »
Oh my! The fabled 18mp APS-C sensor!

Finally.

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Re: Canon EOS-b Images Leak & a New Kit Lens
« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2013, 09:12:18 AM »
By the way the fact that this camera (that none is expecting and none asked for) is coming out before both 70D and 7DII is a clear sign of how unimportant for Canon is the entire Gearhead/Pro-amateur/Semipro/Pro market.. T_T

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Re: Canon EOS-b Images Leak & a New Kit Lens
« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2013, 09:13:08 AM »
Will not be on my purchase list :-\
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Zoom: 16-35L f4 IS -- 24-70L II -- 70-200L f2.8 IS II
Prime: 40mm -- 85L II -- 135L -- 200L f2 IS -- 400L f2.8 IS II

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Re: Canon EOS-b Images Leak & a New Kit Lens
« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2013, 09:13:45 AM »
Where's all the good stuff?  35L II, updated 50s, 4xxEX-RT

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« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2013, 09:13:45 AM »

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Re: Canon EOS-b Images Leak & a New Kit Lens
« Reply #7 on: March 19, 2013, 09:14:59 AM »
My eye is drawn to that lens. The 18-55mm IS II is my favourite lens. Its also the only non L lens I own. But I keep using it because its so light, and quick and sharp enough in most situations. The version II was a little bit better then the version I preceding it. This STM version could be a leap forward is responsiveness.
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Re: Canon EOS-b Images Leak & a New Kit Lens
« Reply #8 on: March 19, 2013, 09:15:44 AM »
By the way the fact that this camera (that none is expecting and none asked for) is coming out before both 70D and 7DII is a clear sign of how unimportant for Canon is the entire Gearhead/Pro-amateur/Semipro/Pro market.. T_T
+1

And don't forget how they "stunned" us all with the EOS M, instead of giving us something to compete with Fuji's and Olympus's mirrorless systems. ;D

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Re: Canon EOS-b Images Leak & a New Kit Lens
« Reply #9 on: March 19, 2013, 09:17:01 AM »
Can this be considered as the t4i replacement?
I don't think so. Canon is trying to do the shuffle replacement dance here once again. They release something that does not really replace anything, but rather slot in between existing models, so customers get more choices and they saturate the market.

But, as a customer not previously an owner of a 18mp Canon DSLR, this is a good alternative. I would choose it over 650D because of smaller size and fixed screen. Digic 5 should give really nice Jpegs straight out of cam, even at higher ISO. (as most of the buyers of this camera will only use it for Jpeg)

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« Reply #10 on: March 19, 2013, 09:21:23 AM »
does anyone have an idea why Canon released such a camera? who is this small DSLR for?

tiny shiny overpriced toy...

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« Reply #11 on: March 19, 2013, 09:21:38 AM »
wow can´t wait to test that sensor.....

and all the other features... just wow!!

/sarcasm off...

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Re: Canon EOS-b Images Leak & a New Kit Lens
« Reply #12 on: March 19, 2013, 09:24:48 AM »
I am intrigued by the "ISO range is 100-25600" spec.  If that is not an expanded range, it would probably be a new sensor.  The 60D lists its 18MP sensor range to 6400 (12,800 expanded) and uses a Digic 4.  If the 25600 is expanded, then it could be the same sensor just with better noise reduction applied via Digic 5...

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« Reply #13 on: March 19, 2013, 09:26:38 AM »
By the way the fact that this camera (that none is expecting and none asked for) is coming out before both 70D and 7DII is a clear sign of how unimportant for Canon is the entire Gearhead/Pro-amateur/Semipro/Pro market.. T_T

Well, keep in mind that lower-end cameras sell a lot more than higher-end cameras and that if you intend to get people to move up to higher-end cameras, it's a lot easier to convince them if they already have one of your cameras (brand loyalty).

My guess?
Canon saw that there clearly was a market for smaller cameras with interchangeable lenses (e.g. Four Thirds, Nikon 1, Fujifilm XPro-1, etc.) and obviously know that their large selections of lenses is one of the main reasons people choose Canon over other brands.

So with that in mind, they released the Canon 6D, their smallest full-frame DSLR to date and now this EOS-b (odd name..) looks like their smallest crop DSLR.

While many of us may want a 70D or 7DII, remember that Canon isn't there to only take care of OUR needs, no it is in the business of making money, they sensed a market (and I'd agree with them) and now they are addressing it.

I have no doubt that there is a market for a smaller DSLR, I mean many of us like the idea of a smaller camera to bring around everyday when we don't want to lung around the "big" camera with the "big" lenses. Now imagine the mainstream buyer ;)

I am intrigued by the "ISO range is 100-25600" spec.  If that is not an expanded range, it would probably be a new sensor.  The 60D lists its 18MP sensor range to 6400 (12,800) expanded and uses a Digic 4.  If the 25600 is expanded, then it could be the same sensor just with better noise reduction applied via Digic 5...
I'm guessing it's due to the Digic 5, which allows for better noise reduction thanks to its higher processing power.
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Re: Canon EOS-b Images Leak & a New Kit Lens
« Reply #14 on: March 19, 2013, 09:32:13 AM »
I am intrigued by the "ISO range is 100-25600" spec.  If that is not an expanded range, it would probably be a new sensor.  The 60D lists its 18MP sensor range to 6400 (12,800 expanded) and uses a Digic 4.  If the 25600 is expanded, then it could be the same sensor just with better noise reduction applied via Digic 5...

look, it's simple.

they got the same old 18MP sensor from 2009 and put some AF points on it, put this together with the DIGIC5 and they created 650D. then, they created EOS-M, this is the same as 650D. then, as too much sensors were produced and 650D is outdated and EOS-M didn't work fine, they created just another body for the same old sensor, this EOS-B. hopefully they will get rid of the stock of this sensor.

they are delaying the new ASP-C sensor (70D, 7D2, then 700D) because they want to sell as much from this ancient sensor as they can.

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« Reply #14 on: March 19, 2013, 09:32:13 AM »