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Making Sense of Small Tidbits of Info

5D Mark II
The 5D Mark II currently has an instant $500 rebate in Canada.

I do not recall ever seeing that big of a rebate on a camera body. The 800 f/5.6 which costs about 5 times more than a 5D Mark II has a $1000 rebate.

I’ve received some info about a new Hybrid camera for September that is a giant leap forward.

I’m not saying 5D Mark III, but that’s a big rebate for an “affordable” camera.

D700 replacement imminent?

60D
Various reports of reps saying a 60D is on the near horizon.

A lot more stores reporting a dried up inventory of 50D’s and inability to get more.

100-400 Replacement
More reports of a 100-400 replacement.

I’m going to say it isn’t coming based on past experience ordering products that are about to be replaced. The 100-400 is still very easy to get from Canon Canada.

I’ll monitor this closely.

One thing that may suggest it’s coming is Nikon is preparing a replacement of the 80-400 I’m told. If we go by the 70-200 f/2.8 replacements, we could expect Canon to upgrade theirs as well.

I will note the 100-400 is a massive seller for Canon as it sits.

500 f/5.6 or 600 f/5.6
I’ve heard a couple request for both of these lenses. With the ISO abilities of camera bodies now, why do we need to lug around f/4 supertelephotos?

A replacement of the 400 f/5.6L with a 500 f/5.6L IS makes a pile of sense. A lot of people take the 100-400 over the 400 prime. A 500 prime at f/5.6 could cost $3000-$4000 and sell very well.

A 600 f/5.6? A lot less likely. I’d expect to see a 600 DO first.

Canon G12
The next “G” will be CMOS equipped and shoot HD video. I’m told I can guarantee it. Not really a reach after seeing the SD4000. :)

Another suggestion is a form factor change and a better optical VF.

Gearing up for Rumor Season
A lot more little things are coming in now. Expect things to take off soon.

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160 responses to “Making Sense of Small Tidbits of Info”

  1. The 7D is the answer for anyone wanting the 60D to be more than just a 50D with video. With the 7D, Canon have a new platform–and a new price point–for innovation and professional features for APS-C. I cannot see them competing with themselves by releasing a 60D with 7D features.

    Think 550D in a 50D body. There is nothing wrong with that if the price is right. If you want more, the 7D is the camera for you.

  2. about the 100-400 rplacement.. why is it always that Canon these days is the follower not the leader anymore… they always wait for Nikon to act first .. then they re-act with a new Canon product..

    sure could use a new 100-400is version.. pretty sure the old one is 1998 vintage with the puch-pull zoom… a dinosaur

  3. Same procedure as always… Canon never did tell much about their new products… and the rumors on this site became reasonable when the camera was officially announced the day after…
    That’s why it’s called canonrumors… :P

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