Lots came in
I have received a lot of small rumors throughout the week. There’s till life out there, even if there isn’t anything overly exciting.
I’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 “brand new feature”. I’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 are definitely a lot of prototype bodies out there, we just won’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 seasons require.
It was also flatly said that “Canon will announce a new camera when it’s done, and not a minute before”. 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 haven’t seen the magazine, but generally dismiss this sort of thing as a typo. I’ve never received solid info that the version II would have IS.
*UPDATE* As pointed out by a reader, any 24-70 with IS wouldn’t be designated with a “II”. I hate missing the obvious. :)
The next EOS & PowerShot processor
It has been a long time since we spoke about or saw an updated DIGIC processor in a Canon Camera. It seems DIGIC IV has been around for a long time, 2008 to be exact.
I was told today that DIGIC V has been in development for at least 4 years. A lot has changed during its development because of the explosive success of the 5D Mark II and HD video.
Features of the next DIGIC Processor
- Still and video noise reduction that will be industry revolutionary (I like that word)
- The most throughput on the market
- Dynamic range improvements, unknown to what extent
- New video codec. RAW video is unknown, but the throughput will attainable
- New liveview AF abilities, unknown whether that will affect video AF
- New “creative” tools for new DSLR and compact features
Over at NL they received information that DIGIC V would show up in 2011. The 1Ds replacement would utilize the new processor. As you can expect, better image quality, movie quality and throughput should be expected.
More DIGIC V
I was told a little while ago that there would be 2 versions of DIGIC V. It wasn’t explained as to what the different versions would be. I file this under really big grain of salt.
There has been some rumblings lately about DIGIC IV being phased out in favor of the “V” in the upcoming 60D and 1Ds Mark IV.
If this were the case, it would be the first time that a same Mark version 1D & 1Ds would have a different processor.
60D Special Feature?
A regular has told me that the new feature for EOS will be GPS functionality.
Other suggestions I have received are Wifi and 120fps video. Both of which I’d say are highly unlikely.
Another person has said the camera will get a new form factor. It’ll be slightly smaller than the 50D and have no top down LCD. It would still be a sealed magnesium alloy body.
All CR1 suggestions for the moment.
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