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.
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.
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
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.
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.