Canon has delayed the announcement of the EOS 70D until April 2013 for unknown reasons.
Canon has been very busy today, announcing the world’s smallest and lightest DSLR in the body of the EOS 100D / Rebel SL1. The camera is equipped with an 18-megapixel sensor and DIGIC 5 image processor.
Additionally, the EOS 700D / Rebel T5i has also been introduced with a 3-inch high-resolution articulated LCD touchscreen. This new camera will become available next month for a price of $899.99 with a new EF 18-55mm lens.
Canon 70D DSLR camera actually coming in late April
The Canon 70D was supposed to be unveiled on March 21 or 22, alongside the other cameras mentioned previously. However, it seems like the DSLR camera will no longer make an appearance in the next hours or days. Instead, grapevine whispers are suggesting that the 60D replacement will be officially revealed sometime in late April.
Sources familiar with the matter are expecting the DSLR camera to be powered by the DIGIC 6 processor. This engine has been introduced earlier today, courtesy of the Canon PowerShot SX280 HS and PowerShot SX270 HS.
The image processing engine allows the two new compact cameras to capture 14 frames per second seven times in a row.
It will be interesting to see whether the EOS 70D will be capable of this accomplishment, though there are several weeks left until the DSLR’s purported release date and until we will see if this is true.
Canon launching EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x lens as well
The Canon 70D will not be the only product announcement happening in late April. The Japan-based company is also expected to reveal the EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x lens during the same event.
This lens has been demoed several times. Moreover, some select photographers have had it in their hands for quite a while and they all seem to agree that the Canon EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x is ready for mass-production.
Unfortunately, this is just gossip talk and it has already been proven that it cannot be 100% trusted. If all rumors had been accurate, then the Canon 70D and the EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x lens would have been officially unveiled by now.