It seems that the specs leaked earlier today on the two Canon cameras was for a good reason, Canon decided to join Sony and make several announcements tonight, among them the new T5 (or Kiss X70) and G1 XII.

Canon Rebel T5

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Canon Rebel T5 Specs

  • 18MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • EF-S 18-55mm IS II Lens Included
  • Digic 4 Image Processor
  • Full HD 1080p Video
  • 3″ LCD Screen
  • 100-6400 ISO
  • 9-Point Autofocus System
  • 3 fps Continuous Shooting
  • Scene Intelligent Auto Mode
  • Compatible with Canon EF and EF-S Lenses

If you are interested in the new T5 you can pre-order it from B&H  in a kit starting at just $549. If you ask me, I am curious what the point of this camera is. I mean a T2i from 2010 has equal to better specs based on who you ask. Why would anyone want this?

Canon G1 XII

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Canon G1 XII Specs

  • 12.8MP High-Sensitivity 1.5″ CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 6 Image Processor
  • Canon 5x Optical Zoom Lens
  • 24-120mm f/2-3.9 (35mm Equivalent)
  • 3.0″ 1,040k-Dot Tilting Touchscreen LCD
  • Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 30 fps
  • Built-In Wi-Fi Connectivity with NFC
  • High Speed AF and 5.2 fps Shooting
  • HS SYSTEM and Optical Image Stabilizer
  • Dual Control Rings and 14-Bit RAW

If you are interested in the new G1 XII compact camera you can pre-order that now from B&H for $799. It looks like a solid “advanced” compact camera. Lens could be a little better, but 24mm at F2 is not terrible, and 120mm at F4 is sufficient during most daytime shooting.

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