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Announcement Talk Begins

Announcement Talk Begins

There are various reports of Canon making announcements on January 7, 2014 and new one talking about a press conference in Hong Kong on January 9, 2014.

CES 2014 begins on January 7, 2014 and we expect new PowerShot cameras, such as the replacement to the SX50 IS. The speculation about January 9, 2014 is a bit odd, as the invites are only for Hong Kong. The last 2 Asia based announcements turned out to be a white SL1 and the EOS M2, so I’m not expecting too much at this time. Canon not announcing something for CES itself, but announcing it on the second last day of CES on the other side of the planet, now that would be a first.

Until we see press invites for other countries outside of Hong Kong, I wouldn’t get too excited about the January 9, 2014 speculation.

Source: [DCF] via [CW]

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Canon Press Event May 31, 2013? [CR1]

Canon Press Event May 31, 2013? [CR1]

From the Netherlands
The Dutch web site EOSzine.nl posted on Twitter that they’ve been invited to a Canon press event on Friday, May 31, 2013.

I have yet to see any media invites from around the globe as of yet. This could be an event for only the Netherlands.

Source: [PR] via [NL]

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New Product Announcement Invites for July 23, 2012

From the Czech Republic
Invites for the July 23, 2012 product announcement date seem to be making their way around to folks.

It’s suspected this is when we will see the announcement of Canon’s first mirrorless interchangeable lens camera. We may finally get the official announcement for the EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x lens as well.

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Announcement Day July 23, 2012? [CR2]

Announcement Day July 23, 2012? [CR2]

First mention
We received the first mention of the next Canon product announcement date. I’m told the date is pretty solid, but as always, Canon can move things around at the last minute.

It’s expected we’ll see a new mirrorless system announced as well as a few lenses. We probably won’t see new full sized EOS cameras or PowerShots announced until August or September.

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*UPDATE* Canon Rebel T4i/650D on June 8 [CR3]

*UPDATE* Canon Rebel T4i/650D on June 8 [CR3]

*UPDATE*
I upgraded the announcement date to [CR3]. The specs I’ll leave at [CR2], I haven’t heard a confirmation of the short list below.

New Rebel this week?
It appears June 8, 2012 may be the announcement date for the new Canon EOS T4i/650D. I am told the NDA’s lift that day. Friday seems to be the new favoured day of the week for Canon announcements. I didn’t get any new specs on the camera, so I posted the specs we reported earlier. I’ll post more if I get more.

I also expect a new EF-S 18-135 IS to be announced alongside the EF 40mm f/2.8 pancake.

Specifications

  • 18mp (no word on whether or not its a new or modified 18mp sensor)
  • 9 AF Points, all cross-type
  • Touchscreen LCD
  • Continuous AF in LiveView & Video Recording

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Odds & Ends – Mirrorless [CR1]

Odds & Ends – Mirrorless [CR1]

A bit more mirrorless
There’s a general consensus that a mirrorless entry from Canon is coming in the month of June. I was told this week to expect a “well specced” mirrorless camera and a “couple” of lenses. Again, no mention of the mount.

Another mentioned not to expect a “pro” level mirrorless right away, but there are plans for a higher end model or two in the coming 12 months.

There will apparently be two “significant” announcements in June, we still suspect it will be the Rebel and a couple of lenses.

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Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 Pancake Coming [CR3]

Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 Pancake Coming [CR3]

It’s coming
We reported this a long time ago, it’s good to hear about it again. There will be an inexpensive “pancake” lens coming to the Canon lineup.  It will be  an EF 40mm f/2.8, non L lens. How much? I’m told less than $300 USD.

For those that don’t know, a pancake lens is a very thin, small and light lens. It could be fun mounted to the front of a 5D3 or a smaller Rebel.

Expect it to be announced in June with the T4i and a new EF-S 18-135 IS II.

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Canon EOS Rebel T4i/650D Specs [CR2.5]

Canon EOS Rebel T4i/650D Specs [CR2.5]

The Next Rebel
I received a good bit of info about the next Rebel. I put it at CR2.5 just until I receive a bit more confirmation.

An announcement is slated for June.

Canon EOS Rebel 650D/T4i

  • 18mp (no word on whether or not its a new or modified 18mp sensor)
  • 9 AF Points, all cross-type
  • Touchscreen LCD
  • Continuous AF in LiveView & Video Recording
  • June Announcement

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Canon to Announce 2 Cameras in June [CR2]

Canon to Announce 2 Cameras in June [CR2]

June is the month
Received information from various places that Canon will announce 2 new cameras in June (not including PowerShot updates).

One camera will be an EOS (650D) and the other will be a mirrorless entry.

I’m sure we’re going to start seeing more information in the coming weeks. I also expect Canon to spend a bit of marketing dollars on a mirrorless camera. Maybe we’ll see some teasers.

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Canon Mirrorless Sooner than Expected? [CR1]

Canon Mirrorless Sooner than Expected? [CR1]

More vague information
Canon’s entry into the mirrorless market could be coming sooner than later. It’s suggested we could see an initial announcement before the summer, with another model announced in September.

With anything Canon at the moment, dates for release of existing products and future products are nearly impossible to nail down. Even people that always know, don’t know in 2012.

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