Invites appear to have gone out for March 21, 2013 in the Czech Republic, the invite can be seen below.
A Thursday announcement day is a bit different. Most announcement days I can remember are either on a Tuesday or a Friday. I’ll probably see more invites in the coming days that will clarify the date.
Product announcement invite in the Czech Republic.
and another invitation for March 22, 2013.
“Whole new image world”
Canon EOS 70D Coming?
A few places are mentioning March 22, 2013 as an announcement date for Canon. We’re expecting the new Canon EOS 70D to be announced, and it will be a big step up from the EOS 60D in terms of technology.
Also expect some lower end PowerShots to be announced on the same day as the EOS 70D. There is no word on a lens announcement.
The rumoured lens announcements from a few weeks back have yet to materialize. Beyond what I was told then, I haven’t heard a single thing about the lenses in question.
Lens announcements are always the toughest to pin down. One of the major reasons is, Canon doesn’t have media events for them if they’re being announced alone. If a DSLR is involved, they’re a little easier to get information on.
I have heard some murmurs about a DSLR announcement before or at CES, nothing concrete though.
I haven’t had one PowerShot camera rumor in a while.
Canon at CES?
Yes, they’re there. They’ll be showing their gear at booth 13304. For the moment however, it looks like they won’t be showing anything new. All this could change literally overnight.
Lenses coming soon?
Received some information today that pointed to possible lens announcements in January, possibly on the 3rd.
This is plausible, because CES/PMA starts on January 10, 2012. This would also go in line with the staggered lens/body announcements we’ve seen in the past with pro bodies. The 1D Mark IV was announced in October, and the EF 70-200 f/2.8L IS II came at the beginning of the following January.
Lenses mentioned were the EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x, 24-70 f/2.8L II and 35 f/1.4L II.
A few other pieces of information have said Canon will be updating a lot of current lenses in the next 24 months, I’d rank this as pretty tentative for the moment. Lenses are always difficult to predict and I’m not sure we really know the whole story about Canon’s production abilities in Japan.
That was fun!
The EOS 1D X caught a lot of people off guard, and shows a dynamic shift in Canon’s EOS product line. There are surely some really exciting and more than evolutionary products in the pipeline from Canon.
November 3, 2011 (No Rating)
I’m still pretty convinced that the November 3, 2011 announcement in Hollywood will be in regards to a video camera or two. One of them will NOT be the 5D Mark III.
The basic breakdown of what I’ve been told so far.
- Possibly 2 cameras
- EF & PL Mount
- Super35mm Sensor
- One could be EOS branded
- A 30-300 lens.
- Possibly 3 lenses in total.
I’m told whatever launches may not be a 4K camera, but will become a 4K camera down the line.
No CR rating on any of this stuff. Partially due to ignorance and new sources passing on information.
October 26, 2011
The PDN show is in New York City next week, and there is an event scheduled for October 26, 2011.
One thing that will be possibly introduced is the Canon Pro-1 printer. A 12 colour A3+ printer.
I do not expect any other EOS camera to be announced. The 1D X deserves the spotlight it’s going to get next week.
Lenses (No Rating)
The always difficult to predict lens announcements. I think (not know) we’ll be seeing a lens or two announced within the next month. Whether it’s next week or not I don’t know.
Only 2 lenses have been mentioned as being “announced” soon.
5D Mark III
Canon may have amalgamated the 1D line, however I think a split of the 5D line is a possibility. I have been told that has been discussed and put into practice with prototypes. I don’t expect any announcement of such a camera(s) until well into 2012. That could obviously change.
1Ds Mark III Studio Replacement?
We were told ages ago that the 1Ds Mark III replacement would be a massive departure. The dates haven’t come to fruition, but the big megapixel Nikon has, as well as the 1Ds being eaten up by the 1D X.
I’ll do a breakdown of the new 1D X shortly. I hope to head to NYC next week to check it out in person.
What’s coming in 2012
Received some info about a “loose roadmap” for Canon in 2012.
Two things were noted about 2012.
- It’s the 25th anniversary of EOS
- It’s an Olympic year as well as Euro 2012.
We will see a DSLR that will be showing for CES/PMA in the 2nd week of January 2012. When the announcement for the camera would be was unknown.
A new 1Ds would follow sometime in February.
Photokina would bring about a 5D Mark II replacement as well as a 7D replacement.
All that was said is Canon is concerned about getting production up and then they’ll start announcing lenses. The next round of lenses would be “higher end short focal lengths”.
It was also noted that a lot of existing lenses are on the upgrade schedule, though none were listed.
It was stressed that roadmaps are extremely loose within Canon, and stuff is announced when it’s done. It was noted the trade show schedule isn’t as important as it used to be, though they still want to be talked about at both CES and Photokina.