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Canon 24mm pancake lens rumored to be unveiled soon

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Canon 24mm pancake lens rumored to be unveiled soon

Canon is rumored to reveal a new 24mm pancake lens and a new PowerShot compact camera with a 1-inch-type sensor at an event before Photokina 2014.

A plethora of new cameras and lenses are expected to be announced by Canon at the Photokina 2014 trade fair. The launch event of the products will take place sometime before September 16, but all of them will be present at the world’s largest digital imaging show.

All the rumored Canon products can be found here, but it seems like we will have to add two more to the list. According to inside sources, a new pancake lens with a 24mm focal length is inbound, while a PowerShot camera with a 1-inch-type-sensor is coming soon, too.

Canon 24mm f/2.8
The Canon 24mm f/2.8 lens could be replaced by a new pancake model in early September.

New Canon 24mm pancake lens coming around Photokina 2014

Canon is currently offering the EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM lens for about $550, following a $50 rebate at Amazon. The rumor mill is claiming that this product could be replaced by a newer version.

Since this is described as a “pancake” model, we can assume that it will be very compact and lightweight, which is always nice for photographers who are working with big and heavy DSLRs.

The new Canon 24mm pancake lens has not had its maximum aperture leaked. However, speculation points at a value of f/2.8, that is also found in the aforementioned model.

The optic will probably be introduced alongside the EOS 7D Mark II DSLR camera, which is allegedly coming around September 5.

Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM
The Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM lens could also be substituted by a newer model ahead of Photokina 2014.

Canon to launch new EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM lens as well

Another lens is expected to become official along with the Canon 7D replacement. It appears that this is a zoom lens, whose focal length will begin in the wide-angle range.

Previously, the 7D Mark II has been said to become available in two lens kits: 18-135mm and 15-85mm version. This means that the EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM lens will be replaced, too.

The current version is available at Amazon for around $700, courtesy of a $100 rebate.

A standard zoom optic is also poised to become official soon

There is a mention of a third lens, which is said to be a “standard zoom” model. Unfortunately, the focal length range and the maximum aperture have not been revealed.

Among the company’s upcoming optics we can find the EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS replacement, a new EF 11-24mm f/2.8L optic, and the announcement of the development of the EF 800mm f/5.6L IS USM.

Canon PowerShot camera with 1″-type sensor bound for Photokina launch

A trusted source is claiming that a new Canon PowerShot camera with a 1-inch-type sensor is on its way.

The name and other specs of the compact shooter are unknown for the time being. However, it has been confirmed that it will rival the Sony RX100 III.

As usual, take these details with a grain of salt and stay tuned!

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