Best Buy Leaks Detailed ‘Canon EOS-b’ Spec List


Rumors that Canon has a smaller DSLR on the way gained a big boost this morning when Best Buy leaked the camera’s product page, complete with a detailed spec list. The camera — currently making the rumor rounds under the name “EOS 100D” but labeled EOS-b on the leaked page — is rumored to make official landfall on either March 21st or 22nd alongside another new EOS.

Spec wise, it looks like the majority of what we had heard previously holds up. The new arrival will come bearing an 18MP APS-C sensor, DIGIC 5 processor, 3-inch 1.04M dot touchscreen, 9-point AF system, Movie Servo AF, 4fps burst mode (down from the 6 leaked previously), and an ISO range of 100 to 25,600.


Although it’s entirely possible the specs are a placeholder for the official release at the end of this week, the weight of the camera points to the fact that this will, indeed, be the “smaller” DLSR we’ve all been hearing about. At 13.1oz, the EOS-b (or 100D) weighs in a full 5oz lighter than the T4i — although that’s still 3.9oz heavier than the EOS-M.

By the looks of it, you’ll be able to get the new camera (whatever it’ll be called) complete with an EF-S 18-55mm IS kit lens for $800. As of this writing, you can still visit the product page on Best Buy’s website and see the specs for yourself, but we don’t expect that to be the case much longer.

(via Canon Rumors)

Update: As expected, the page was taken down shortly after we published this post.

  • AC

    So it’s pretty much like every entry-level DSLR that Canon made for the past 3 years. Innovation!

  • Zos Xavius

    Not only that, but it is still larger than the pentax k-x. They still cannot claim the title of smallest DSLR. This is basically a small eos 550. Meh. 4fps is weak too.

  • Sean Curran

    I have a feeling this will have something interesting about the looks, thoughts?

    Im thinking retro styling or something.

  • Jonathan Maniago

    I’m kinda amazed at how little the specs seem to change with each new model. Give it a few more decades and price increases; Canon will eventually be competing with Leica.

  • Sean Curran

    really could imagine it looking like the old a1

  • Pixel-peeping killed me

    It’s only slightly thicker than K-x, but smaller in the other two dimensions. Since thickness isn’t a very important factor in a camera that isn’t meant to be pocketable, I’d say it’s smaller overall.
    It has at least one feature the 550D didn’t have – a touchscreen. It’s only the second DSLR to have one, after the 650D.