Canon Press Event Rumored for April 23, Possible EOS 70D Announcement


Rumors have been swirling that Canon is primed to announce yet another DSLR by month’s end. According to Craig Blair of Canon Rumors, Canon’s EOS 70D — the long-rumored successor to the 60D — may finally see its official debut at a rumored April 23rd press event.

So far, rumors about the 70D haven’t been very substantial. Initially, it was thought that the 70D would be a 60D/7D hybrid that would steal the APS-C crown away from the 7D when an entry-level full-frame 7D Mark II came out. However, a recently-leaked list of specs for the 7D Mark II has it keeping that crown as a lower-cost, APS-C alternative to the 1D X.

Most sources expect a big jump in performance from the 60D to the 70D, but the only spec we’ve heard so far is that the 70D will house the same sensor found in Canon’s tiny SL1, with the 7D Mark II sporting a 24.1 megapixel sensor whenever it finally debuts.

Blair is still waiting to get an invitation in hand before he can confirm the April 23rd press event, but this particular source of his has been reliable in the past, so keep your fingers crossed for yet another SLR to hit shelves by month’s end — our apologies to Mr. Bailey.

(via Canon Rumors)

Update on April 23, 2013: No announcement occurred today. It appears that this rumor was either wrong, or that the equipment got delayed.

Image credit: Photo illustration based on Canon EOS 60D by 246-You

  • russianbox

    too many cameras, stop it now canon

  • paracoyta

    hear hear!

  • The all mighty one

    I doubt the specs are correct 24mp on aps-c?! Why would canon even consider this when the 5D and 6D line don’t even go that high, and they are considered higher end cameras with full frame sensors. 70D should just be killed off at this point it just seems pointless now

  • J.Markley

    Long live the 18mp sensor… T2i suddenly became the best investment in recent years haha.

  • JoeNoName

    too many cameras and all are the same. Same sensor, different model, different price, same performance.

  • Samuel

    To appeal to the people who want the most megapixels without paying full frame prices or doesn’t even know theres more than one sensor size ?

  • 4234234

    i make 3000-4000 euro a month (after tax) with my canon cameras.
    i donĀ“t know why people, who only do snapshots, complain so much on internet forums.
    a better sensor will not help 99,999% of you make better images.. period.

  • Duke Shin

    I’ll be meh even if they bring back the sturdiness of the 40D.

  • M. Lester

    It’s not like you’re forced to buy them. The more the better in my opinion. It gives you more to choose from. The only con would be if they raised the prices for all cameras because of it. Then damn it, stop it now! haha

  • Woody O’Neal

    I make 5 million a month taking pictures of monkeys with my Pentax cams.

    I don’t know why people, who only talk big, complain so much

    99.999999999999999999% of people don’t care what you say.

  • Woody O’Neal

    Yeah, Nikon should shut it down too.

    Make only one model for all people.

    Like the VW beetle.

  • 435432423

    you take self portraits and make so much money?

  • Jass Parnashomon

    That means canon EOS 70D will bear an 18 mp APS-C Sensor ??? But I’ve checked some sites and they were reviewing that it will bear a 24.1 mp Sensor. Please Reply :)

  • steve

    is the new 7D going to feature soft focus issues the the current one???

  • Gal Root

    Some people prefer a cropped sensor.

  • Justin Smith

    So did this happen?

  • Michael Zhang

    Nope. Looks like it might have gotten pushed back for some reason:

  • craig

    I think people frustration stems from the fact that they expect higher end cameras/updates to include IMPROVED (in a measurable way) performance. That, or lower the price…

  • ZXc

    F-off APC-C (means classic not crop) offers ADVANTAGES over 35mm believe it or not…

  • Masoud

    Why don’t you just update your info?
    Ok, now it’s 2 days after 23rd of April… There’s not even a single piece of information about the Canon’s press event, let alone anything about EOS 70d !
    What are doing?
    Are you asleep?!!!

  • Devon Etherton

    Bahahahaha! I love my 70D!!!