The photos of the Canon EOS-b DSLR have been leaked on a web by a Japanese source, along with the name of the camera for the Asian market.
Canon EOS Kiss X7. This is how the new and tiny EOS DSLR of the company will be called in Japan, when it is going to be unveiled in the coming days, perhaps weeks.
Canon EOS-b in the US vs Canon EOS Kiss X7 in Japan
The specifications of the EOS-b have already been leaked on the internet, courtesy of Best Buy. The retailer is currently listing the camera for pre-order, along with its specs and price. Speaking of which, the new DSLR will cost $799.99, when Best Buy or Canon decides to release it on the US market.
Sources in Japan also have information about the camera. It is worth noting that the details are on par with the features we have already seen on Best Buy’s website.
Kiss X7 specs are identical to the ones of its American sibling
Anyway, the Canon EOS Kiss X7 features an 18-megapixel sensor, DIGIC 5 image processor, 1.04 million-dot 3-inch LCD screen, continuous shooting of up to four frames per second, 1920 x 1080p full HD video recording, 9-point autofocus system, and an extra Special Scene mode.
Moreover, the camera will come packed with an ISO range between 100 and 6,400, though the maximum ISO can reach 25,600 using built-in software. The shutter speed range stands between 30 and 1/4000 seconds, while a 1/200 second shutter speed sync will be available for photographers.
Sources have confirmed that background blur and other effects will be available in the EOS Kiss X7, along with support for an SD / SDHC / SDXC card slot. The upcoming shooter will also pack a Hybrid CMOS AF II system.
The camera will be launched in early May for a price as small as its body
All of these will be accessible in a package weighing 407 grams, if you count the storage card and the LP-E12 battery.
The Canon EOS Kiss X7 release date is May 4 for a price of ¥79,000 in Japan, which translates into a little less than $830.