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What’s coming in August?
Some information came today explaining what will be coming from Canon in the month of August. Currently it sounds like 3 different announcement dates for various Canon imaging products.
We’re told that we should see new ImagePROGRAF printers sometime very soon, possibly next week.
New PowerShot cameras at the end of August is almost a given. I am told we’ll get a true replacement to the G12. The G1X was never really meant to replace the lower end cousin. I am also told we’ll see a small camera with an f/1.9 lens. There was no mention of specifications for either camera.
I also expect a new superzoom or two for the PowerShot lineup.
I find this a bit unlikely, but it was also mentioned we’ll see a second EOS-M camera announced in the fall, probably not before Photokina though. It would be the “pro” model. I’m confident one is coming, I’m just not sure it’s coming that soon.
A new wide angle zoom lens
A new wide angle zoom for EF should be announced before Photokina in September. Could it be the long awaited EF 14-24?
EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x
There are tons of these lenses in London currently, I expect an announcement this fall and pretty fast availability.
Canon has issued a product advisory on the Canon PowerShot S100
It has been confirmed that some PowerShot S100 digital cameras encounter a lens error caused by a disconnected part inside the camera. This announcement conveys the details of the issue and Canon’s service policy for affected cameras.
Canon continuously strives to provide our customers with high quality, reliable products that can be used with confidence. We offer our sincerest apologies to any customers who have been inconvenienced.
Some PowerShot S100 units (with the serial numbers listed below) may encounter a lens error due to a part becoming disconnected inside the lens. In particular, this lens error may occur when the camera is used in certain environmental conditions such as high temperature and/or humidity.
Some PowerShot S100 Digital Cameras within the following serial number range:
The first and second digits of the camera’s serial number are any number from”29″ through”41.”
For example: ”29xxxxxxxxxx”, “30xxxxxxxxxx”………”41xxxxxxxxxx”
(The [x] characters shown above represent the remaining characters of the product’s serial number.)
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.
That’s a 44x Zoom
Canon has published a patent for a zoom lens with an equivalent focal length of 24-1060. That’s a 44x zoom for those that are counting. Could we see this in the next SX PowerShot camera? A good possibility.
Patent Publication No. 2012-98699
- 2012.5.24 Release Date
- 2010.10.7 filing date
- Zoom ratio 44.28
- 13.08 – - 190.43mm f = 4.30 focal length
- Fno 2.87 – 5.00 – 7.07
- 16.50 – - 1.17 deg 37.77 a half angle of view.
- 3.88 – - 3.88mm 3.33 image height
- 93.62 – - 137.94mm 94.49 lens length
- BF 1.00mm
- 13 pieces in 10 groups Lens Construction
- Two four-sided aspherical
- 3 UD glass sheet
- One fluorite
- Group 4 consists of positive and negative positive positive
- (For Focusing the fourth lens group) Rear focus
Canon PowerShot D20
B&H has their first shipment of Canon PowerShot D20 waterproof cameras in stock. Definitely an ergonomic upgrade from the PowerShot D10.
- 12.1Mp High-Sensitivity CMOS Sensor
- 3.0″ Pure Color System LCD
- 28mm Wide-Angle Lens
- Waterproof and Shockproof
- Temperature Resistant Down to 14 Degrees
- GPS Tracker
- 5x Optical Zoom
- Intelligent IS
- DIGIC 4 Image Processor
Canon PowerShot D20 at B&H $349
Full review from Engadget
The folks at Engadget have posted their full review of the Canon PowerShot G1 X. For the most part they are quite happy with it, although there are a few issues they have with the camera, like the weak battery life.
Wrap-Up From Engadget
If you demand that an $800 camera contributes to your photography with “extras” like high ISO, interchangeable lenses or exceptional macro prowess, then the G1 X has rivals that are perhaps more worthy of your consideration. However, having used the G1 X heavily for a few days, we can look past its weaknesses — even its underwhleming battery life and uninformative OVF — and admit we’ve become quite attached to it. Our affection has everything to do with the large sensor, fast lens and the overall physicality of the camera — its design, feel, and the accessibility of its controls. If you want a tool for capturing high-impact images, and not necessarily for adding impact to your images, then the G1 X ought to suit you fine.
Read The Full Review
Preorder from B&H for $799 (Expected to arrive March 5, 2012)
The new Canon PowerShot cameras are now available for preorder from B&H. Including the new waterproof & shockproof Canon PowerShot D20.
View all the new PowerShots at B&H | Canon PowerShot D20 at B&H
A lot of new PowerShots are coming next week according to one source. Below are the confirmed models.
- Elph 320
I did receive other models in the list that already existed, so I removed them. The camera of note in the list is the PowerShot D20. I’d assume that’s a followup for the waterproof oddity that was the D10.
Canon PowerShot SX240HS
It’s not a 5D Mark III, but it’s something.
A photograph of the upcoming Canon PowerShot SX240 HS arrived moments ago. It seems it gets an increase from 14x zoom to 20x zoom. Probably a minor mp bump and DIGIC 5 as well. I’d expect it to be announced next week for CP+.
Another source highly doubts February 7, 2012 is the date for an announcement. All the little bits of information that are leaking say it’s close, but it may not be that close. Please do not treat February 7, 2012 as fact until I can [CR3] it.
Another source says it’s odd that Canon & Nikon would announce on the same day. I have yet to see an actual invite to a press event for February 7, 2012. Good people are saying it’s coming that day, my gut is telling me otherwise. I do think the camera will be announced well before the 1D X ships.
A few more people have mentioned February 7, 2012 as the announcement date for the 5D Mark III. The sources are good, though I am waiting for the definitive word on the matter.
It’s mentioned that Canon will also announce new PowerShot cameras, a new Legria camcorder and Selphy printer(s).
Kevin Wang, based in Taiwan, posted on his Facebook wall that he will be an official photographer for the 5D Mark III. (thanks Hansen)
5D Mark III Specs
If I put together everything I have heard, these are the specs of the 5D Mark III.
- 61pt AF
- 7.5fps (this I’ve only seen once)
- DIGIC 5+
- New Battery Grip with Joystick
- GPS Ready
No lenses were mentioned for the announcement date of the 5D Mark III. However, a solid source that reported the 24-70 f/2.8L II and 35 f/1.4L II a month or so ago, says both lenses will be shipping sometime in April. Lenses have always been the toughest to nail down.