I think we’re all waiting eagerly for 2016, as we expect a lot of new consumer, prosumer and professional products from Canon.
Below is what we expect to see from Canon with some predicted specifications.
Canon EOS-1D X Mark II
This is a no-brainer and we expect this to be the first big product announcement from Canon in 2016.
Predicted specifications: 20-24mp, ISO 409,000, 15fps, 4K Video, DIGIC 7, More than 61AF Points, Dual CFast, GPS
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
We expect to see a brand new version of Canon’s most popular full frame camera soon after the EOS-1D X Mark II, most likely in early Q2 of 2016. The big question with this camera, will it shoot 4K?
Predicted Specifications: 28-32mp, ISO 409,000, 8fps, DIGIC 7, More than 61 AF Points, CF & SD, GPS, Wifi, NFC
Canon EOS 6D Mark II
Canon’s entry level full frame DSLR is likely to get an update, but we don’t think it’ll come until the end of 2016, perhaps even after Photokina in September. It should be an incremental update to help keep the price down.
Predicted Specifications: 25mp, 6fps, DIGIC 7, 19 AF Points, SD Card, Wifi, GPS, NFC, Swivel LCD
Canon EOS 80D
Canon will be updating the EOS 70D some time in the first half of 2016 we think and it should be a decent upgrade for the popular APS-C camera. We don’t expect anything revolutionary, as the EOS 7D Mark II isn’t due for an update anytime soon.
Predicted Specifications: 24mp, 6fps, DIGIC 7, 19 AF Points, SD, Wifi, GPS, NFC, Swivel LCD
Canon EOS M4
We honestly have no idea what Canon may have up their sleeves for the EOS M4. We do expect a departure from the EOS M3 and someone of a “relaunch” of the system in the first half of 2016. We’re not sure if we’re going to see a full frame mirrorless camera any time during the year.
Predicted Specifications: 24mp, 10fps, DIGIC 7, A Bazillion AF Points, SD, Wifi, GPS, NFC, Swivel LCD
EF & EF-M Lenses
We expect to see a lot more new lenses added to the Canon lineup, as 2015 was a pretty good year. Below are the lenses we expect to see in order of most likely to least likely. Again, these are just predictions for the moment.
- Canon EF 16-35 f/2.8L III
- Canon EF 200-600 f/4.5-5.6L IS
- An ultrawide Non-L EF zoom
- Canon EF 50 f/1.4 USM
- Canon EF 600mm f/4 DO IS
- Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L III
- Canon EF 200 f/2L IS II
- Canon EF 800 f/5.6L IS II
We also expect to see new EF-M and non L zooms during the year. As always, lenses are the hardest part of the Canon lineup to predict and get information on.
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