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Northlight has received word that Canon will be releasing a high resolution big brother to the EOS 5D Mark III in the fall. This is another reference to an EOS 3D type of camera (it’s been going on since this site started). The higher resolution camera would also shoot 4K video and have an abundance of video features. Pricing for the camera would come above the EOS 5D Mark III.
There’s always mentions of high resolution sensors showing up in Canon DSLRs for testing around the globe, and I don’t doubt that it’s going on. We were told back in the fall that Canon would be releasing 3 new DSLRs in 2014, and we’ve already seen one in the 1200D. The other will most definitely be the followup to the EOS 7D, the third camera is unknown. I’d like to think it won’t be a replacement to the EOS Rebel T5i.
An image worth investigating
Below are some screencaps that I received today from a Chinese forum called “Weibo”. In it, you will see a blurred out Canon camera, which isn’t all that significant.
However, on the strap we see what appears to be “EOS 3D”, I do not see a fold in the strap that would possibly be hiding a “0” for the 30D, nor is it a 7.
What do you think?
Also appeared on [PR]
From Nippon Magazine
A Japanese magazine has posted their predictions as to what they think Canon will be releasing in 2013. The list falls in line with most things we’ve heard, except for the last camera mentioned.
- EOS 70D – March 2013
- EOS 700D – June 2013
- EOS Me – July 2013
- EOS 7D Mark II – August 2013
- EOS 3D – October 2013
The first four on the list are a lock to be coming in 2013, and the timing looks correct as well. As for the October announcement, I’ve heard nothing regards to that. I was told by a great source that Canon would be releasing 3 DSLRs and 1 EOS M body in 2013. However, that does leave a loophole for an “announcement” of another body, even if it isn’t available for purchase until 2014.
From Nippon Magazine
Source: [NL] via [PF]
A new EOS-1 body in 2014
The latest we and others are hearing is that a large megapixel camera from Canon won’t be coming until 2014. This coincides with information that Canon would be releasing 3 DSLRs in 2013 and none of them outside of the APC-S segment.
Prototype cameras with sensors beyond 40mp do exist and are in the hands of very exclusive testers. However, we’re also told that a few lenses in the lineup will need updating before a large megapixel camera hits the market for Canon. No specific lens was mentioned, but I would imagine a full frame ultra wide zoom is one of those lenses.
From the same source as above, 4 new EF lenses will be coming in 2013.
Canon’s announcement date for a new EOS-1 may be dependant on when Nikon announces the rumoured 36mp D4x, Nikon cannot have two such cameras on the market while Canon remains quiet in my opinion.
EOS 5D X?
A faster update? One suggestion from a known source is that Canon has loose plans to replace and/or update the EOS 5D Mark III quicker than the previous iterations. Could we see one some time in 2014? I would think a direct replacement would be unlikely, however a small, high performance & higher megapixel DSLR would probably have a place in the market.
*Notice how I didn’t say “EOS-3D :)”
We’ve heard previously about a 46mp image sensor that exists and is in testing. We’re now told that multiple large megapixel sensors exist, and one that is sure to reach market is a 39.3mp sensor.
There is also a suggestion that we will see DIGIC VI processors before the larger megapixel camera(s) reach the market in late 2013 or early 2014.
This comes from a new source, so take it with a grain of salt.
I’ve also heard from two different people that the earthquake that happened in Japan is still affecting manufacturing and development of new products at Canon, though Canon would never officially admit to such a thing.
As far as new stuff goes, we should see the APS-C segment and lenses addressed before a large megapixel camera arrives on the scene.
The EOS 3D gets another mention over at Northlight, this time in the form of a 50+mp camera body that will appear in late 2013 or early 2014.
While I am pretty sure we’ll see such a camera eventually, I’m not sure when it will materialize.
Canon seems to be taking their time with a big megapixel camera, here’s hoping it’s because they want to get it right. I also think Canon is getting the “popular” lenses upgraded first to help get the most out of the upcoming big sensors.
I received a screenshot that showed an EOS 3D being outed by B&H Photo. It seems to be making the rounds around the web and at the 30th email about it, I have decided to post it.
I am 99.9% sure this is a hoax, as B&H Photo is on holiday and I doubt they’d be adding and removing products that haven’t been announced. Even if a new camera is coming for PhotoPlus, this is way too soon for B&H Photo to be notified of new products. Not to mention the fact that the manufacturer number 5266B002 is for the PowerShot Elph 510HS. Most of the specs here have been taken from the Canon EOS-1D X, as you can see from the lowercase “p” in MP. If you search the 5D Mark III or 7D, you get a different way to show megapixels. The kerning of the 46.1mp also seems to be off. Hoax, hoax, hoax!
Here’s the screenshot making the rounds, make of it what you will. Notice the [CR0] rating… :)
A bit more information
I’m told that the coming big megapixel camera is a very new sensor design/overhaul. The emphasis is in the dynamic range of the sensor. Performance is said to be on the level of medium format, even better than the impressive D800.
The same person also says the camera won’d be a “3D” or any other “D”, it will get an all new naming scheme.
EF 35 f/1.4L II
This is apparently also ready for an announcement, now that the manufacturing issues with the EF 24-70 f/2.8L II have been solved. This lens could come at PhotoPlus along with the new EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x.
Most of the information lately has been through third parties and from new sources, so keep the salt shaker beside you.
thanks for the info
More confirmations of a big megapixel body for PhotoPlus
I have received more confirmations that the current plan is to showcase a new 46.1mp Canon EOS 3D at PhotoPlus in New York City in October. Along with the camera body, an official announcement for the EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x will be made.
It’s also suggested that 2 other lenses could be appearing for PhotoPlus, though those details have yet to be finalized.
Last year for PhotoPlus, Canon announced the EOS-1D X. It is a show Canon has been known to make a splash with.
The Big Megapixel EOS
Similar information has been sent to [NL], that a 46.1mp Canon DSLR will be previewed at PhotoPlus 2012 in New York City between October 24 – October 27, 2012.
We’ve had a couple of sources confirm that a 46mp prototype Canon DSLR is in the wild, though not claimed to be anywhere near production ready. Do not expect availability until well into 2013.
- 46.1mp Full Frame
- 5 FPS
- ISO 100-12800