What's coming in 2012
Received some info about a “loose roadmap” for Canon in 2012.

Two things were noted about 2012.

  1. It's the 25th anniversary of EOS
  2. It's an Olympic year as well as Euro 2012.

We will see a DSLR that will be showing for CES/PMA in the 2nd week of January 2012. When the announcement for the camera would be was unknown.

A new 1Ds would follow sometime in February.

Photokina would bring about a 5D Mark II replacement as well as a 7D replacement.

All that was said is Canon is concerned about getting production up and then they'll start announcing lenses. The next round of lenses would be “higher end short focal lengths”.

It was also noted that a lot of existing lenses are on the upgrade schedule, though none were listed.

It was stressed that roadmaps are extremely loose within Canon, and stuff is announced when it's done. It was noted the trade show schedule isn't as important as it used to be, though they still want to be talked about at both CES and Photokina.


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