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Rumors on Canon’s Entry-Level Full Frame DSLR

July 16th 2012 11:26 AM


Now that Nikon has an upcoming entry-level full frame DSLR up their sleeves with the $1500 Nikon D600, the Canon rumor mill is busy churning their own entry level counterpart. Thanks to Canon Rumors, here are specs that we may be getting with this $1999 Canon full frame DSLR:

  • 22mp (Same sensor as 5D3)
  • 19 AF Points
  • 4fps
  • ISO 100-51200
  • 3″ LCD
  • Smaller than the 5D Mark II
  • 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

So is this the Canon that you are waiting for? Do you agree with the $1999 suggested price vs Nikon D600‘s $1500 suggested price?

Here is the D600’s spec for comparison:

  • 24.7MP full frame sensor
  • Weight: 760g (850g with battery and memory cards), the D800 weights 900g
  • 3.2″ LCD with 921K dot with ambient sensor control
  • HDMI output
  • Video compression: H264/MPEG-4
  • Full HD with 30p, 25p, 24p, HD with 60p, 50p, 30p, 25p
  • Viewfinder coverage: 100% for FX , 97% for Dx
  • built-in AF motor
  • The body most probably will be weather sealed
  • The D600 may not have built-in GPS as initially reported
  • ISO range: 100-6400 (with Lo-1 ISO 50 and Hi-2 ISO 25,600)
  • 39 AF points(with an option of 11 AF points), 9 cross-type AF points
  • AF face detection
  • Exposure compensation: ±5 EV (same as the D800)
  • The D600 will probably use the EN-EL15 rechargeable Li-ion battery

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Comments [11]

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  1. Ed Rhodes

    love my 6d

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  2. J

    When the hell is Canon going to make an actual full frame camera?? They are liers. They do not make a FF camera at all.

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  3. Jake

    I have used the 5D and 5D MII as well as a bunch of the rebels. I think the extra $900 is worth it for full frame. I much prefer to shoot full frame than not. We do photography professionally and have a lot of experience. I like the idea of this 2k camera. the 5d MIII price tag is a little hard to take. I thought the 2600 price was a decent one, but 1000 more is hard to come up with, even for a successful part time business. So to have most the benefits at 2k is pretty good and anyone that is getting into it for business should seriously consider paying the extra to go full frame.

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  4. Bruce Williams

    2K, for a stripped down full frame SLR sounds like a deal, but, when did TWO THOUSAND DOLLARS start being considered entry level money?

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  5. Anonymous

    Sounds like a great option for those going from Rebels to FF instead of getting a used 5d2. If you have a 60d or 7d already, you should be headed for a 5d3 anyway. Otherwise, you definitely over-invested on your first DSLR.

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  6. Guillermo J. Reyes

    From the get go canon should have put the 7D’s AF system in the 5D2, Nikon has a ver nice AF system that has been implemented through out there whole line up. At that price the only reason to buy this camera would be the 19 point AF because if you save a little bit more you can buy a brand new 5D2. I don’t know I think I’ll save for a 1Dx

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  7. Orlando Santana

    Robert Fitzgerald thing is though if this new canon is like the mark 2 then it will only except certain lens types. For example the mark 2 wont take the kit lens from the 60D. That is also something to consider if you have already invested in glass for the 60D. You will want to make sure this new FF canon will be compattible with any lenses you already have when doing your consideration

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  8. Orlando Santana

    I love my Canon and I’ll wait to have a full opinion till the actual specs and more detailed information is released from canon but from the information provided above Canon needs be more competive with features especially if it’s going to have a higher price tage. I think I would rather just stick with my 60D cause dropping $900 more for just a full frame 22mp sensor doesn’t seem worth it to me. But then again I don’t have a ton of experience with full frame except at school. So all my photog community who shoot full frame would be better to chime in if $900 price differece is worth going from a 60D to this new soon to be canon.

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  9. mister

    canon 7d is not FF so it’s should be other model number

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  10. Robert Fitzgerald

    Canon will give us no more than they absolutely need too. Yet I am looking forward to it and making it an important consideration as I select lenses to use with my 60D. No way around the need to keep moving up every couple of years.

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  11. iansmash

    canon 7d mk2

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