Canon China is much more active on social media than in many other regions. Its Weibo account this morning published a teaser (Chinese) featuring a large, gold number three, and writing that states, “The new friend you've been waiting for is finally here; see you here in three days.”
A QR code at the bottom leads to a live event site showing a countdown to February 24 at 7 p.m. local time, seemingly suggesting a product launch.
Commenters on Canon's Chinese social media feeds do not appear to have any earlier references, and are using (much as English-speaking comment boards tend to do) the open-ended teaser as a bit of a Rorschach test of personal hopes and desires. An R7 and an RP II have been speculated, but then so have some pretty crazy ideas, like a 5D Mark V.
I don't believe it happening without some more rumors about it first, but I'll be happy to be surprised by an R7 anyway :)
Could also be some of these "stupid" gadget things ("social-camera", Powershot Zoom, and that kind of stuff :-/)
That would indicate an RF body rather than some new gimmick camera to me.
1. R7 semi pro camera
2. 800mm lense
3. 1200mm lense
I´m hoping for:
1. Spiritual Eos R successor (imho R8)
2. RF 300-800mm F8 L zoom
3. A big surprise :) make it an RF 14mm F1.8 L and take all my money :)
I´m wishing for:
1. A R6 Mk II with 32MP
2. RF 12mm F2
3. RF 300-800mm F8 L (boy, that patent got me dreamin´)
2. APS-C entry level (R100?)
3. APS-C Enthusiasts level (R10)
Why not put all APS-C options out at once? :)
No, not gonna happen. Canon will gradually test the market for APS-RF mount cameras one by one
But maybe you are onto something here. Looking at that 3 in the picture, it does come suspiciously close to an 8. Not to mention the infinity symbol at the bottom, which might also just be an 8 on its side.