Canon 3D Appears Briefly on B&H Before Vanishing Into the Night

Canon’s rumored-but-yet-to-be-announced 46-megapixel DSLR may be named the Canon 3D after all. While browsing camera store B&H last night, the folks over at Nine Volt randomly decided to search the site for “Canon 3D”. They were surprised to find that the actually returned a result.

Here’s what they saw:

The 3D appeared above a Canon projector, and featured specs that match up with those that are floating around in the rumor mill: a 46.1 megapixel sensor, a 3.2-inch LCD screen, and a magnesium alloy build. The photo may simply be a placeholder image used until an actual product shot is available.

Searching for the manufacturer product number (#5266B002) on Google returns the silver version of the outdated Canon PowerShot Elph 510 HS. Perhaps it’s another placeholder?

Clicking the link led to a error page:

Doing the same search this morning no longer showed the entry. The product had mysteriously disappeared from the results.

Unless Nine Volt is pulling some kind of prank on the photo world, it appears like B&H is getting ready for a launch of this camera sometime in the near future. The rumored date is October 24th, when PhotoPlus 2012 starts in NYC, but usually these announcements are made a little beforehand.

(via Nine Volt Radar via Fstoppers)

Update: Canon Rumors believes that these screenshots are a hoax. They’ve given the rumor a CR0 rating, which is equivalent to “completely ridiculous”.

Update: Nine Volt has confirmed to us that the screenshots are exactly as the website looked. There was no Photoshop trickery involved.

  • DanCarr

    The manufacturer number listed for that camera is the same as a previous Canon ELPH point and shoot camera. Seems a bit odd that they would re-use a number like that… never know though…

  • Michael Zhang

    I added this fact into the post as well. If this is real, it’s probably just a placeholder rather than the camera’s actual number.

  • Vladimir Byazrov

    I used to have eos 3. it was like having a intergalactic spaceship. I had to sell my god mother’s present (a golden watch) to buy it. lol. I was stupid enough to be that lucky ))

  • yitzy


    And maybe i just found the 2D at B&H –

    (just some simple HTML magic)

  • Nick Taylor

    EXCITED !!! that is all

  • Zta

    Are we ready for at 3D? Or is this a 5D4 rather? Or a 7D2? Or a 1Dmk82q37404? Don’t toss away those precious high model numbers. If there’s a 3D or 2D Canon better MEAN it!

  • Lars

    it is a hoax you morons… you dont have to publish every hoax on the net you know?

  • langleyt

    Search Canon 3D, on B&H, look at the number of items in each category, then look at the ones on the above ‘screenshot’…it’s exactly the same. It’s really fake.

  • anonymous

    Look closely at “Underwater Equipment” and the total number of items. It could still be a hoax, but maybe…

  • mike

    if you search B&H for canon 3D, the printer that is under the 3D in the screenshot comes up, which i dont think a hoax would take into account. The eos 3D is in the house, suck it NIKON .

  • mike

    and if you search B&H for canon 3D it brings up 47 items , the screen shot shows 48 items. further proof this is real, as a hoax would not take this little detail into account. go Canon, F the D800/600 . Yayy i will never be able to afford it but its funny how we keep thinking better cameras wil make are pictures better.

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  • mike

    I want a canon 3D for christmas, pleeeease

  • Chris Popely

    Now all we can pray for is DECENT dynamic range. If this this has ~11ev. Someone needs to be shot.

  • Pavel Kounine

    Your conclusions are silly. Why wouldn’t a hoaxer put all of these little bits into the hoax? If they go through the trouble of dreaming up and editing the specs, then photoshopping a camera model with poorly visible model number, why wouldn’t they adjust the number of search results and place it on the appropriate page? The last two bits are the EASIEST in the process.

    Stop drinking the Kool Aid.

  • perceptionalreality

    Genius! 99.9 megapixel, 4k video, $1800. Well played. :)