First Leaked Photos of the Ultra-Portable Canon EOS-b/Kiss X7


Canon’s soon-to-be-announced pint-sized DSLR is now nearly completely leaked. Just days after detailed specs were leaked by Best Buy, two photographs of the camera itself have emerged on the web.

The photos, shown above and published by Digicam-info, show that the camera is shaped very much like a Rebel and will come in a package that includes a STM EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS kit lens:


The $799 camera is set to feature an 18MP sensor, a DIGIC5 processor, a 3-inch LCD screen with 1.04 million dots, 4fps continuous shooting, HD video recording, an ISO range of 100-25600, a 9-point autofocus system (with the center one being a cross-type), special scene/effect modes, and an SD card slot.

The body will reportedly weigh 370g with the body only, and 407g when the battery and memory card are inserted. Photographer Carsten Schlipf published an overlay of the new DSLR on top of the EOS 550d/Rebel t2i, based on the dimensions listed in the specs:


The existing entry-level Rebel is already quite a tiny DSLR, so this new camera will indeed come with unprecedented portability. It might not be as small as most mirrorless cameras (especially in depth), but it’ll be much more portable than any of Canon’s existing DSLR offerings.

(via Digicam-info via Canon Rumors)

  • Theranthrope

    Poppycock! Unless you can afford to kit yourself out like an established professional journalist, sports or fashion photographer, with a multi-thousand-dollar/euro setup, you might as well shoot with a smart-phone cam! (sarcasm)

  • Daniel Lalande

    I agree with Deb, this camera isn’t targeted to amateur photographers. I’d be willing to bet that there’s more soccer moms and dads buying rebels wiht kit lenses than amateur photographers. And why wouldnd’t they, if you want half decent low light performance on P and you know nothing about photography, an entry DSLR for a parent works just fine. And when you get one or two series below the newest model, it becomes quite affordable. To a person who is starting out, any camera will suffy really. Whether it’s a T4 or T4i or T5i or 60D or 7D, someone just starting out isn’t going to get better pictures from a better camera. When a person improves they can purchase a higher quality camera with the features that will benefit what they shoot. People should quit their whining and be appriciative that they live in a time where they can pay 500$ for a capable body that will take more than 30 thousand images and they don’t have to to pay a cent for processing if they don’t wish to. That a pretty cheap investment and you shouldn’t ask for much when you’re shopping at bargain bottom prices.

  • Dénis Wettmann

    Mint chocolate is awesome, especially if kept in the freezer for a few hours before consumption ;)

    I like different coloured bodies as well but most manufactures are not daring enough ;(