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Unannounced Canon EOS-b 18MP DSLR camera now available for pre-order

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Unannounced Canon EOS-b 18MP DSLR camera now available for pre-order

The specifications of an unannounced Canon DSLR have been leaked on the web by BestBuy, a retailer which is also listing the camera for pre-order.

In recent times, the rumor mill revealed that Canon will launch its lightest and smallest DSLR camera ever. The shooter was supposed to be a part of an entirely new series, other than the Rebel / xxxD line. The camera is supposed to become official by the end of March.

Canon 1100D / Rebel T3 to be repleaced by EOS-b DSLR soon
Canon 1100D / Rebel T3 will no longer be the company’s smallest and lightest DSLR, as it will be replaced by the EOS-b 18-megapixel camera.

Canon EOS-b now listed for pre-order at Best Buy

Well, it seems like the “leaksters” were right, as Best Buy, one of the biggest retailers in the US, has begun listing the so-called EOS-b camera.

Best Buy has also revealed the full specifications sheet of the DSLR. According to the retailer, the Canon EOS-b will indeed be the smallest and lightest DSLR camera ever manufactured by the Japan-based company.

The upcoming Canon APS-C DSLR measures 4.6 x 3.6 x 2.7-inches, while weighing a mere 13.1-ounces. This is a lot smaller and lighter than the company’s current tiny DSLR, the Rebel T3 / EOS 1100D, which measures 5.11 x 3.94 x 3.07-inches and weighs 17.4-ounces.

This is just a rumor, therefore enthusiast photographers should wait for the Japanese company to officialize the shooter. It still remains to be seen whether it will be released as a new series or if it will be called EOS 100D, like previously suggested.

Canon EOS-b specifications leaked as well

Until its official release, Best Buy says that the Canon EOS-b specs include an 18-megapixel CMOS image sensor, EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS lens, 3-inch 1,040k-dot TFT LCD screen, ISO range between 100 and 12,800 (which can be extended up to 25,600 using built-in settings), 9-point autofocus system, integrated optical viewfinder, built-in flash, and optical image stabilization technology.

The Canon EOS-b also features a DIGIC 5 image processor, face detection support, SD memory card slot, shutter speed range between 1/4000 and 30 seconds, multiple white balance modes, HD video recording, a hot shoe, and a continuous mode shooting up to 4 frames per second.

Pre-order the DSLR camera for only $799.99

Best Buy says that the Canon EOS-b can be pre-ordered for a price of $799.99 right now, but there is no estimated shipping date.

Canon is not the only company which “forgot” to post a press release for a product. The Samsung NX1100 user manual has been leaked days ahead of its introduction, while Nikon is listing the 1 Nikkor 32mm f/1.2 lens on its website, even though the optic has not been officially announced.

Canon fans only have to wait for the EOS-b to shed its rumor status and get an official name, as it is very unlikely that it will be sold as EOS-b, over the next few days.

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