I have received a lot of emails, tweets, and Facebook messages about the lacklustre announcements from Canon today. Canon generally doesn’t make a big splash at CES, which is a very broad consumer electronics show. You get lost in TV’s, software, phones and every other gadget one can think of.
I’d expect we’re going to see higher end products announced for CP+ in Japan, which runs from February 12, 2015 until February 15, 2015. Announcements for different types of products may trickle out in the weeks prior to the show.
What could we expect for CP+?
I expect we’re going to see the rumoured/confirmed large zoom, large sensor PowerShot. The specs from the other day could be this camera.
The EF 11-24 f/4L could also make an appearance, this lens has been all but confirmed. We will probably see a new Rebel in the next month or two, so that could appear for CP+.
As for the high megapixel camera? This could be a show we get at least a development announcement as I do expect an announcement for this camera to come before NAB in April.
More to come….
The next Rebel, apparently coming in Q2 of 2015 will be the first Canon DSLR to use a electronic viewfinder. The camera will also feature the 70D’s 20mp sensor that uses split pixel technology and also feature DIGIC 6 like most of the new cameras. This combination of technologies would raise the bar considerably as far as image quality goes in the Rebel line.
We’ve received conflicting information about which body is going to get announced for CP+. Two sources have said it won’t be the EOS 7D Mark II, but something “not professional”. So perhaps we’ll see a new Rebel?
We’re told that a new APS-C body will be used at the Olympic games, but won’t be announced beforehand.
More to come…
From Canon Japan’s Facebook
Canon Japan is now teasing us with a little promo called “White Kiss”. As you probably know, Rebel level cameras in Japan are called “Kiss”. So this is another sign that Canon will be launching a white Rebel of some kind. We’re not sure if this will be a global product, or just in select countries.
View Canon Japan Teaser
The first spec list?
It looks like the first spec list of the “small DSLR” coming from Canon is making its rounds. I can confirm that the next Rebel is said to have the exact same sensor as the current 650D and EOS M. The big feature difference would probably be the size and some of the interface functionality. Let’s hope it doesn’t share the same AF performance of the EOS M when in liveview mode.
- 18MP sensor (same sensor featured on the EOS M and EOS 650D)
- DIGIC 5
- Touchscreen similar to the EOS M
- 9 focusing points
- A new hybrid CMOS auto-focus
- 98% viewfinder
- ISO up to 25,600
- EF and EF-S lens support
- HD video
The announcement for the next Rebel isn’t too far away, though we cannot confirm if it’s going to appear alongside the EOS 70D next week.