The Canon 80D DSLR camera may have been leaked inadvertently on the official Facebook page of Canon Austria in a photo aimed at promoting the new Connect Station CS100.
At the Consumer Electronics Show 2015, Canon has introduced Connect Station CS100, a small box that will make its way into the living room of professional photographers.
This device comes with a 1TB HDD, allowing photographers to store photos and videos on it, which can be shared on the web, viewed on an HDTV, or sent to a printer via WiFi.
As with any new products, the Japan-based manufacturer is promoting this device on all social media channels in all countries, including Austria, where the team in charge of the local Facebook page has uploaded a very interesting photo.
Beside the Connect Station CS100, viewers can spot a DSLR. Usually, this would not be such a big deal, but the “problem” here is that the design of the camera does not match any current EOS or Rebel models. The best guess is that we are looking at the Canon 80D, which could be introduced sometime in the near future.
First Canon 80D photo casually shows up on Canon Austria’s Facebook account
The official Connect Station CS100 photo has turned into a leaked Canon 80D photo, as a DSLR can be spotted next to the storage device.
The design of the camera is reminiscent to the xxD series, looking a bit like the EOS 70D, which was launched in July 2013 as the first DSLR with Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology.
Some of the reasons that point towards a 70D replacement are the tilting display on the back, the position of the buttons, the LCD screen on top of the camera, and the lock switch below the menu dial.
Lack of AF-ON button could mean that this is actually the Canon 750D
The model in the photo may well be a new Rebel camera, as the rumor mill has predicted
The xxD cameras have a dedicated AF-ON button, which is missing in the alleged Canon 80D photo. This could mean that the button has been relocated, removed, or that the DSLR in the image is not the 80D.
It is worth mentioning that this is not a full frame camera either, so we will have to wait a little longer for the 6D Mark II, 5D Mark IV, and the big-megapixel DSLR.
Nevertheless, do not jump to any conclusions, yet, and take this story with a pinch of salt.