Over the past few months while other sites have been quick and ready with the rumor mill surrounding the entry level full frame Canon camera, Canon Rumors has remained skeptical. Today however, they have come out with a brand new rumor and they, rather begrudgingly, seem to put a little more legitimacy on the speculated camera with a set of new specs.
Canon Rumors has said that an entry level full frame doesn't make sense, and though affordable access to the 5D MKIII sensor is tantalizing, I kind of agree. A full frame sensor isn't really necessary for most of the photographers out there and may just be an attempt to move emphasis away from megapixel count and grab a few more of those consumer dollars that drive the company.
Though they aren't saying what this camera might be named, Canon Rumors has published some specs that they believe to be the closest to the actual camera rumored to be coming out this fall:
- 22 megapixel (Same sensor as 5D MKIII)
- 19 AF Points
- ISO 100-51200
- 3″ LCD
- Smaller than the 5D MKII
- More plastic than metal in the construction
- Pop-Up Flash (On at least one prototype)
- $1999 USD at launch
- Launched with a new non-L full frame kit lens (Undisclosed what the lens is)
- Compatible with full frame STM lenses
Canon looks like they will be investing further in the new STM motor for their lenses, found most recently in their controvertial 40mm f/2.8 pancake. The specs also seem to put emphasis on performance in strange places, as the sensor and AF points are great, but the shutter speed leaves a lot to be desired.
What do you think? Tired of rumors? And If the camera came out with the above specs, would you be interested?
[Via Canon Rumors]