Canon is rumored to announce a new small-sized DSLR soon, while the camera’s specifications have been leaked on the web.
Canon has been recently rumored to introduce its smallest and lightest DSLR camera ever sometime in the near future.
Even though the company is already offering a series of small-sized DSLRs, called Rebel, the rumor mill claims that the upcoming shooter will be a part of a brand new line of smaller cameras.
For the time being, the Canon Rebel T3 / EOS 1100D is the smallest DSLR in the company’s lineup, but not for too long.
New smaller-than-Rebel Canon DSLR specs leaked
Its name is currently unknown. However, its specifications sheet has been leaked on the web by a “trustworthy” source.
The new small Canon DSLR will feature an 18-megapixel image sensor, which can be also found in both the EOS M and EOS 650D cameras.
Additionally, the camera will be powered by the popular DIGIC 5 image processor and will come packed with a 3-inch touchscreen, adding similarities between it and the EOS M mirrorless camera.
The tiny DSLR will also sport a 9-point AF system, 6 frames per second in continuous shooting mode, a maximum ISO of up to 25,600, support for both EF and EF-S lens mounts, and HD video recording.
The smaller-than-Rebel camera will also feature a smaller optical viewfinder than the ones found in conventional cameras.
The new camera may be released as an alternative to the EOS M
The camera will have the same size as the EOS M. The mirrorless market has not been very kind to Canon and sources suggest that this is the main reason why the company will try a different approach in this segment.
A cheap and small DSLR with support for both EF and EF-S lens mounts will be more appealing to the customers. However, it remains to be seen if the consumers agree.
Another important aspect of the new Canon camera is its improved user interface. Sources also expect the company to fix the EOS M autofocus performance.
Inside sources claim that the small DSLR is scheduled to be announced by the end of March or in early April, but we will find out more information in the coming weeks.