Canon will hold a major launch event sometime next week, while a source is claiming that the non-disclosure agreements of several products will expire on February 6.
A lot of rumors concerning Canon products are making the rounds on the web. Recently, a source has said that a couple of big-megapixel DSLRs, called 5Ds, will become official in March. However, a highly-reliable source is now stating that the non-disclosure agreements over these cameras will expire on February 6 and that the company will hold a major event later next week.
Canon 5Ds DSLRs to be announced on February 6 with 53-megapixel sensors
During the fall of 2014, a source said that Canon would reveal two big-megapixel DSLRs in the first quarter of 2015. More recently, an insider has said that they are coming this March.
Nevertheless, a trusted source, who has been right in the past, says that the NDA regarding these shooters will expire on February 6.
Moreover, the Japanese company is expected to hold a product launch event at the end of next week in order to reveal these shooters, which will both be called Canon 5Ds.
The source adds that their image sensors will have 53 megapixels, which is in line with other rumors saying that their sensors will offer a resolution of about 50 megapixels.
Their specs are unknown, but it is common knowledge that one of them will have an anti-aliasing filter and that the other one will not.
Canon 750D / Rebel T6i to be revealed during the same event
The list of expiring NDAs do not end with the 5Ds cameras. According to the same source, the Canon 750D / Rebel T6i will also become official during next week’s event.
This DSLR will employ a 24.2-megapixel APS-C sensor, DIGIC 6 processor, 5fps continuous shooting mode, 19-point AF system, WiFi, NFC, Flicker Detection system, and a maximum ISO of 12,800.
An EOS 760D version of the same DSLR, featuring extra movie modes and a control dial on the back, has been mentioned recently, but this source has been unable to confirm the previous allegations.
Canon EOS M3 mirrorless camera is also coming next week
Canon will reveal its plans for the mirrorless camera sector, too. The EOS M3 is said to be announced on February 6 as its NDA is expiring.
Its specifications are unknown for now. However, more details could be leaked before the event.
More PowerShots waiting to become official after the NDAs expire
The Japan-based manufacturer is preparing to introduce more PowerShot cameras. Canon has already launched some units at the Consumer Electronics Show 2015 in early January.
The SX530 HS, SX710 HS, SX610 HS, ELPH 170 IS, and ELPH 160 were unveiled at CES 2015. The names of the upcoming compact shooters are unknown for now.
Elusive Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM lens poised to be announced soon
Finally, Canon will introduce the EF 11-24mm f/4L USM lens. This product was leaked on the web last year, while a source has even revealed its price tag: around $3,000.
EOS photographers are already excited for this product, some saying that it will become a “must-have” for them despite the rather hefty price.
It remains to be determined whether or not Canon will reveal all these products at once. If it does, then they will be be announced as part of the CP+ 2015 event. Stay tuned to Camyx for more details!