Yesterday we reported on a very early stage rumor that Canon may be building an ultra-portable DSLR that packs the punch and form of a DSLR in a body the size of a mirrorless camera. The rumor has heat up overnight, and now there’s a first list of leaked specs that offer a better idea of what the camera may be like.
CanonWatch, which originally broke the story via a tip from a first-time source, now writes that a very trustworthy source has not only confirmed the rumor, but provided a short list of specifications.
The camera reportedly shares many of the same technologies as the not-so-popular Canon EOS M mirrorless camera. It has the same 18-megapixel APS-C sensor as the EOS M and the 650D, a DIGIC 5 image processor, a touchscreen that’s similar to the one in the EOS M, 9 autofocus points, a new hybrid autofocus system, an optical viewfinder with 98% coverage, 6fps burst mode, ISO that goes up to 25600, support for both EF and EF-S lenses, and HD video recording.
The 98% viewfinder seems like a different one than the 100% viewfinder that appeared in a Canon patent a short while ago.
CanonRumors confirms the rumor that the next Rebel is set to have the same sensor as the 650D and the EOS M. However, the uber-tiny DSLR is supposedly not part of the Rebel line of entry-level DSLRs.
If this new DSLR is indeed a separate camera from the next Rebel, then it’s main difference may lie in size and user interface.
No word yet on when we might be seeing this tiny DSLR announced, but prototypes are reportedly floating around in the wild already. There will also be an announcement for a new Canon 70D DSLR next week, but this camera may not arrive at the same time.