Canon EOS-b leaks ahead of April release

Mar 19, 2013
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Images supposedly showing Canon's upcoming EOS-b, as leaked earlier this week, have emerged, along with further hardware details about the compact DSLR. The 18-megapixel camera will tip the scales at 370g, according to specs passed to Japanese camera site Digicam info, and have a 1.04m dot 3-inch LCD together with supporting up to 4fps continuous shooting and Full HD video recording.

That fits in with the chatter from a prematurely posted Best Buy listing which tipped us off to the EOS-b in the first place. The camera will apparently be called the EOS Kiss X7 in Japan, where it will have a price of 79,000 yen. Best Buy's product page indicated a $799.99 US street price.

Other specifications include a 100 to 25,600 ISO range, and 9-point AF, using a hybrid CMOS AF system. Shutter speeds of 30-1/400 second will be supported, plus 1080p video recording. Storage is SD/SDHC/SDXC card, and the EOS-b uses Canon's DIGIC5 processing.

We'll have to wait until April to see the new EOS-b hit shelves, with an EF-S 18-55m zoom the kit lens. Given how close we are to that release date, we don't expect to have to wait for long before Canon makes things official.

[via Canon Rumors]


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