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.
Rumor Roundup ala Planet5D
@PlanetMitch over at Planet5D has posted a rumor roundup that touches on Canons events in the next month or so.
He’s also invited me to talk live on his site on Monday, October 3, 2011 at 3PM EST.
Read the roundup
Patent – The return of the aperture ring.
@Photography Bay has posted a patent pertaining to aperture rings returning to lenses. The ring would be for video capture on DSLRs.
Read all about it
Apparently the PRO-1 moniker is for a “series” of printers. I’m not sure if we’ll see more than one. I know printers aren’t all that exciting, we’re waiting for the juicy EOS stuff.
Canon EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x Availability?
The most recent information I have is it will be officially announced this fall, with a Q2 2012 availability.
Canon still has to start churning out the new 500 and 600.
A series called “Pixma Pro 1″ printers are apparently to be launched sometime in the next 6 weeks. There may have been something lost in translation on the “series” of printers, it could just be one called Pixma Pro 1.
- Clean lines in design
- No LCD screen
- 12 Cartridges
- A new type of coating cartridge? I didn’t understand exactly what was meant.
- Announcement within 6-7 weeks
I’ve been hearing about 12 cartridge printers for a while now, we’ll see. The source is good on this one.
There was another printer that was supposed to be announced last spring and never was.
The printer that was supposed to be launched last spring was code named ‘Renoir’ and was basically a 9500 (pigment ink), but it has a unique design.
The ink is in the base, so it doesn’t add weight to the print head. The ink then goes via tubes to the print head. Since the head is not weighted down, the ‘Renoir’ can print at extremely high speed.
No word whether or not this printer or technology will reach market.
[CR3] was a typo, it should be [CR2]. Sorry about that. I have heard from others places we’ll be seeing new PowerShots around the 15th of September.
The first announcement date I have received is September 15, 2011. There are events planned in Shanghai, China on September 16, 2011.
By the looks of it, it’ll be compacts (PowerShot) only.
September 27 should be another announcement date. There will be events on September 28 showing off new Canon printing solutions. Invites are out for various European countries.
All is quiet on the DSLR front.
Starting July 29, 2011.
The Pixma 9000 Mark II and Pixma 9500 Mark II will receive additional rebate amounts when purchased with a Canon DSLR. Both printers have mail in rebates if bought on their own. The rebates will become official tomorrow. I hear you’re basically going to get a free A3+ printer with the purchase of any Canon DSLR.
New Printers Coming?
Yes, we’ll see new A3+ printers announced in the coming weeks. I’ve been told there will be a 12 ink solution.
February 9, 2011
A few people have suggested Canon will announce more products on February 9, 2011. The opening day of CP+.
If they do, I expect some printers. No word on any more cameras.
This is third party hearsay.