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.
Smaller than a Rebel?
Reports are out there that Canon may be working on a DSLR that is smaller and lighter than the current Rebel line. The camera would be an alternative to the EOS M line and possess all the DSLR performance you would expect, especially in the AF department.
We’ve seen some patents in the past that point to a smaller DSLR camera with an EVF. The only thing the camera probably requires is a certain depth to handle EF & EF-S lenses. It’s the first we’ve seen of it, but it’s definitely possible.
Source: [CW] via [DC]
What’s in the pipeline
As always, things quiet down after an announcement. The two recently announced lenses seem to have generated quite a bit of talk, and that’s always good, even if a lot of it was negative towards the pricing. I hope to have both the EF 24-70 f/4L IS and EF 35 f/2 IS in the hands of our new reviewer sometime in December.
Two new DSLRs will be coming in the first quarter of 2013. Most likely APS-C cameras. Definitely a Rebel and most likely one of the 70D or 7D Mark II.
New lenses in Q1 of 2013 will be announced. Expect a fast prime and a telephoto lens. No mentions of a new EOS-M camera. We’re all hoping for a firmware update to improve the AF of the EOS-M.
Going with some previous reports, we’re told that new Cinema EOS lenses will be announced by the end of January. No cameras are in the immediate pipeline. We’re still waiting for the EOS 1D C to make it to market as well as the EOS C100.
The Big Megapixel Camera
They’re out there, announcement is unknown. It is definitely 40+ mp and will be geared to studio and landscape photographers. Apparently there’s lots of new technology in this upcoming body.
Same info received at [CW]
A new sensor line will appear in 2013 that will be seen across the entire APS-C lineup. Expect to see the first announcements in the first half of 2013.
The delays in developing the sensor was apparently a big reason for the big firmware update for the 7D. It’s also suggested that there may not be a 7D/60D amalgamation in the future. The 7D Mark II will not be an APS-H camera as some have wished/rumored.
From Canon USA
Thank you for using Canon products.
The front rubber grips of some units of the Canon EOS REBEL T4i Digital SLR camera (EOS 650D/EOS Kiss X6i overseas models) may change color (turn white) after a short period of time. Customer support for this phenomenon is described below.
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 may be inconvenienced.
The front rubber grips of some EOS REBEL T4i units produced in certain lots between May 31st through June 27th, 2012 may turn white after a short period of time. We have determined after inquiry with the rubber manufacturer and analysis, that the white substance is zinc bis (N,N’-dimethyldithiocarbamate).
Zinc bis is not used in the production of this product. However, the quantity of rubber accelerator used in the affected production lots was slightly higher than usual. As a result the rubber grips may turn white due to a chemical reaction with the rubber accelerator and other substances. High temperature and high humidity may contribute to this condition. Zinc bis (N,N’-dimethyldithiocarbamate), which becomes deposited on the rubber surface, is created as a result of this chemical reaction.
Some EOS Rebel T4i digital SLR cameras produced from May 31 through June 27, 2012 may be affected.
You can use the serial number to check whether your camera is affected by this phenomenon. If the sixth digit of the serial number is “1” please follow the procedure below. If the sixth digit of the serial number is “2” or higher, your camera is not affected.
We have added new serial numbers to our system since this Product Advisory was first posted on July 13, 2012. Please enter the serial number of your camera on our website, following the directions below, to determine if your camera needs to be returned to Canon USA for repair. Because the website has been updated, even if you checked your serial number on our website prior to August 1st, please check it again.
Go here to see if you’re affected by this recall.
From Best Buy
We have received various reports from people saying they have purchased the new Canon Rebel T4i w/18-135 STM kits from their local Best Buy stores in the United States. A quick check of store stock in a few areas of the United States showed the kit in stock. Currently web shipping isn’t available.
All of this is good news, unless you ordered from Amazon. I have received a bunch of forwarded emails from people that had their preorder of this kit cancelled by Amazon.
DigitalREV appears to be the first retailer with stock of the new Canon EOS Rebel 650D/T4i w/18-135 IS STM kit. Pricing on the kit will differ depending on where you are located. DigitalREV ships world wide in your native currency in most cases.
Canon EOS Rebel T4i w/18-135 IS STM Kit at DigitalREV
A look inside the Rebel T4i
The folks at Chipworks have torn apart a Canon EOS Rebel T4i/650D to take a look inside. There’s some good explanation about phase detection autofocus as well as a list of the manufacturers used inside the camera.
About Phase Detection Autofocus
Phase detection is where there are pairs of sensors that are blocked left and right (or top and bottom) and from the differences, the camera has the information needed to bring the image into focus. Please remember that teardown articles are generally focused on preliminary analysis because that is all we have at the time of publication (our Technology Blog focuses more on hard facts about the chips). With that in mind, we can see that unlike the Aptina sensor Canon is using a somewhat irregular pixel pattern for phase detection versus Aptina that used a set of regular lines. Our full report will include key information like SEM and bevel analysis to show the implementation in more detail and at higher magnification.
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