Lots came in
I have received a lot of small rumors throughout the week. Thereâ€™s till life out there, even if there isnâ€™t anything overly exciting.
Iâ€™ll break them down.
Apparently DIGIC V will be powering the next Canon DSLRs. We all expect better noise reduction and processing speed, however there is also a â€œbrand new featureâ€. Iâ€™m still waiting to find out what that is.
PowerShot G12 Replacement
There will be no G12 replacement in 2011.
Most information I am receiving now seems to suggest there will be no DSLR announcement in 2011. There areÃ‚ definitelyÃ‚ a lot of prototype bodies out there, we just wonâ€™t be hearing about them until 2012.
It was suggested this was to make sure Canon could meet the production demands that the Christmas and holiday Ã‚ seasons require.
It was also flatly said that â€œCanon will announce a new camera when itâ€™s done, and not a minute beforeâ€. Canon has no desire to announce a camera and it not be available for 2-3 months.
The R&D is ongoing. There is no prototype cameras out to photographers though.
EF 24-70 f/2.8L II
Apparently in the October 2011 Popular Photography issue, they wrote a reference to an EF 24-70 f/2.8L IS II. I havenâ€™t seen the magazine, but generally dismiss this sort of thing as a typo. Iâ€™ve never received solid info that the version II would have IS.
*UPDATE* As pointed out by a reader, any 24-70 with IS wouldnâ€™t be designated with a â€œIIâ€. I hate missing the obvious. :)