Rumors of a high-megapixel Canon DSLR have been floating around for quite some time now, but the photo above might be the first time a photograph of the actual camera has leaked onto the Web.
The photograph was first uploaded to the Chinese microblogging website Weibo (page has since been taken down) and then subsequently spotted by Photo Rumors:
The photograph shows a man holding two cameras. One of them is a black rangefinder-style camera, but the other one is a Canon DSLR:
The Canon brand is visible on the camera strap and body, but most of the details of the camera itself have been blurred out:
A closer look at the camera strap shows what appears to be a “Canon 3D” logo hidden behind a light meter strap:
Rumors of a high-megapixel Canon DSLR started swirling last September. “3D” was one of the model names attached to the camera from the beginning, and the camera is rumored to have a body similar to the 1D X — something that matches this latest leaked photo.
In October 2012, it was reported that multiple prototypes of the camera were already being tested in the wild in locations that include the United States and the “Far East” (again, a detail that matches this leak).
A “Canon 3D” DSLR also appeared briefly on B&H Photo Video last October, adding additional fuel to the rumors of a 3D high-MP DSLR.
The camera is said to have 40+ megapixel and a price tag of over $9,000. We’ll likely be hearing about this camera much more — perhaps even officially — by the end of this year.