2017 isn't shaping up to being a big year for Canon, but there are going to be a fair number of popular announcements this year. Below is what we can confirm is coming in 2017, even if we cannot confirm exactly when things are coming.
We also touch on a few things that won't be coming this year, in case you're on the fence about a purchase.
- Canon EOS 6D Mark II
This is the most anticipated DSLR from Canon this year. We expect to see it in late Q2/early Q3
- Canon EOS Rebel SL2
The smallest DSLR in the lineup will get a refresh in 2017. We expect it to be specced pretty close to the EOS Rebel T7i.
- Canon EF 85mm f/1.4L IS
This is a highly anticipated lens and we expect it to come around some time in Q3 of 2017.
- Canon EF-S 35mm f/2.8 M IS STM
We haven't confirmed the focal length of this lens yet, but it will be announced on or around April 5, 2017. We've also been told that it'll have a unique feature for an EF-S lens.
- Canon 135mm
There is some kind of 135mm lens coming in 2017, we just don't know an awful lot about it at this time. This one may evolve some and I think it's likely a Q4 announcement.
- Canon Cinema EOS CXXX Camera
A new Cinema EOS camera below the EOS C300 Mark II is coming in 2017. It will not be called the C100 Mark III. This won't be ready for NAB next month, so we expect a Q3 or Q4 announcement.
- Canon Cinema lenses
We expect to see at least one prime cinema lens announced for NAB next month. There may also be an anamorphic lens announced some time in 2017.
What's not coming?
- Canon EF 600mm f/4 DO IS
We were told it was possible this lens would come in late 2017, but we can confirm that it's not. Perhaps we'll see it at Photokina in 2018?
- Canon EOS-1D C Mark II
It's not coming this year, and we don't think it ever will.
- Canon EOS 5DS & Canon EOS 5DS R
There will be no new high megapixel camera in 2017.