Canon DSLR Rumors

A new EOS Rebel is coming this month, possibly an EOS Rebel T8i or entry level EOS M camera[CR1]

We were sent a strange rumor this week, one we figured was a typo. “Canon will announce the EOS Joey in August”. So I took to Twitter to figure out what sort of autocorrect error would come up with “Joey”, and someone came up with “Kiss”, which is what Rebel’s are called on certain areas of the planet.

Which Rebel is due for replacement? We think the EOS Rebel T7i/800D/Kiss X9i is a little long in the tooth, as it was announced back in February of 2017.

There are no specifications at this time, but the bigger leaks are likely coming over the next week or two.

As pointed out on our forum, it’s possible that it could also mean a new entry-level EOS M camera is coming, as the EOS M50 also received the “Kiss” designation.

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yes! Just as entry level DSLRs are experiencing total market contraction, more Rebels are urgently needed. Way to go Canon!

Hope those Joeys come out with vastly improved Mk. II versions of EOS M5, M6, M50 and M100 soon, rather than wasting time and money on yet more rebel kisses of death.
 

Canon Rumors Guy

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yes! Just as entry level DSLRs are experiencing total market contraction, more Rebels are urgently needed. Way to go Canon!

Hope those Joeys come out with vastly improved Mk. II versions of EOS M5, M6, M50 and M100 soon, rather than wasting time and money on yet more rebel kisses of death.
I would figure lower manufacturing costs is a big reason a new Rebel would be produced. Modernizing parts shared across the EOS ecosystem and whatnot.
 
Yet another Rebel is last thing this world needs imo. Canon might introduce new tech, but not in the bottom models, where they have to introduce compromises anyway. If it is the Rebol instead of new M models, then I start to really scratch my head about Canon's strategy ....
 

neuroanatomist

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I would figure lower manufacturing costs is a big reason a new Rebel would be produced. Modernizing parts shared across the EOS ecosystem and whatnot.
Logical. That’s why they’ve updated the 18-55 kit lenses on multiple occasions with only cosmetic changes but lower production cost meaning incrementally higher unit profit on a high volume product.

But don’t mind canonical=AvTvM, he’s a little biased. ;)
 
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SaP34US

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Isn't the M50 also a KISS on Japan? Couldn't the "Joey" be either one of these three an upgrade to M100, an upgrade to M50, or a new Mirrorless aps-c camera?
 
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Yet another Rebel is last thing this world needs imo. Canon might introduce new tech, but not in the bottom models, where they have to introduce compromises anyway. If it is the Rebol instead of new M models, then I start to really scratch my head about Canon's strategy ....
Rebel's still sell. Not like they did 5 years ago, but they're still worthwhile to produce.
 

LensFungus

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I wonder about the specs and the price. I mean the awareness of mirrorless cameras like the Fujifilm X-Txx series or the Sony A6xxx series is growing and even Canon's own cameras like the Canon M100, M50, M6 or M5 are way cheaper than the release date price of the old Canon 800D.
 

neuroanatomist

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I wonder about the specs and the price. I mean the awareness of mirrorless cameras like the Fujifilm X-Txx series or the Sony A6xxx series is growing and even Canon's own cameras like the Canon M100, M50, M6 or M5 are way cheaper than the release date price of the old Canon 800D.
I wonder how sales of the 800D compared to sales of the M100, etc. Canon doesn’t have to wonder about that.
 
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Adelino

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With the market contracting and Canon's great rep amongst the soccer moms and families needing more than a phone will do Canon will likely increase market share considerably in the inexpensive ILC market as others drop out. And Canon have that Costco, Best Buy etc marketing down like no other. You should see their massive tent at the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta, cameras on loan and free Canon camera cleaning they market like no other.
 

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With the market contracting and Canon's great rep amongst the soccer moms and families needing more than a phone will do Canon will likely increase market share considerably in the inexpensive ILC market as others drop out. And Canon have that Costco, Best Buy etc marketing down like no other. You should see their massive tent at the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta, cameras on loan and free Canon camera cleaning they market like no other.
This is an excellent point. A contracting market affects those at the bottom of the food chain more than the one at the top of the chain. DSLRs are far from dead and Canon likely sees an opportunity to further consolidate and dominate the market.
 

blackcoffee17

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Yet another Rebel is last thing this world needs imo. Canon might introduce new tech, but not in the bottom models, where they have to introduce compromises anyway. If it is the Rebol instead of new M models, then I start to really scratch my head about Canon's strategy ....

They can't just abandon the EOS system and Rebel users and expect everyone to buy a mirrorless and use the EF/S lenses with adaptor.
They will still need to maintain the line for the next 10 years or so. That's what a serious company does.
 

Tom W

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I think it's a pretty safe bet that there is always a new rebel coming. Sometimes, just a dressed-up version of the previous model with a couple of new features, and sometimes, an entirely new model. But there's always a new rebel right around the corner.
 
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Rebel's still sell. Not like they did 5 years ago, but they're still worthwhile to produce.
Rebels have such a rock solid name reputation across the general populace, it could be foolish not to continue the line for a while.

Others above hinting to the the Rebel's age, could also be foolish. Just for example, I know lots of people who like 60's cars, 90's VW vans, turntables for music, etc.. So why not also a Rebel? Plus, the Rebels are still good technology without any more advancement.