What Does Canon Have Up Its Sleeve (In Terms of Camera Gear) for 2013?


Wondering about the camera gear announcements Canon has planned for the rest of this year? Rumors floating around on the Internet could provide a glimpse into the company’s roadmap.

Craig Blair of Canon Rumors writes that 2013 may turn out to be a relatively slower year for Canon as far as launches go.

There will reportedly be 3 new DSLRs unveiled over the coming months, with two of them being entry-level cameras, and one of them being geared toward serious amateurs and semi-pros (i.e. mid-level).


The two cheaper cameras will likely be a new 70D and a new body in the Rebel lineup, announced in early 2013. The higher-end camera will likely be a new 7D Mark II (to arrive in the second half of the year).

In terms of timing, there’s a good chance we’ll see the new 70D land over the next few months. Rumored features include Wi-Fi and GPS. In a recent interview with DC Watch, Canon executive Masaya Maeda stated that the camera won’t simply be a basic spec refresh of the 60D:

[The 70D] be [a camera] that incorporates a certain number of innovative technologies. We will not be putting out a product with merely better specs, but one that has evolved into new territory.

Masaya also says the future of semi-pro DSLR is likely full-frame sensors.

As we wrote back in November 2012, Canon may release a second mirrorless camera for the EOS M line alongside the two cheaper DSLRs. The camera is said to pack a built-in viewfinder, and will hopefully feature faster autofocusing (the AF system in the EOS M is pretty horrible).


Canon Rumors also reports that there will be 4 new EF lenses launched this year, but details regarding these products have been scarce so far.

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