Earlier this month there was a rumor suggesting that the Canon 70D release could be sooner than expected, as a Canon press event was said to be taking place on April 23, 2013. The report seemed convincing enough, but we still had reason to doubt this because of several 70D predecessors never launched at this time of year.
We cannot say for certain how much truth there is to this latest news, as Canon Rumors has learned the Canon EOS 70D unveil rumored to happen on April 23 will not happen, although they do point out this could be for another camera. This makes us wonder what new Canon model we can expect to see in less than a week’s time?
The Canon 70D release may not happen until October, with its unveil during August, as these were the months that coincide with the unveils and releases of the 60D and 50D. We know things can change, and proof of this is because the 70D is considered to be a year late, but we still cannot see Canon changing the month they have released this DSLR range.
Expected Canon 70D specs are to include a 18-megapixel sensor, the same as the SL1, 6.5fps, WiFi and GPS, 3.2-inch LCD touchscreen display, but we do not know if this will be able to swivel. We expect the Canon 70D body to be made from magnesium alloy and be weatherproof.
The Canon 70D price is expected to be about $1199 for the body only, which could be slightly larger than the 60D.
Do you believe Canon will announce the release of the 70D soon, or will it be a little later in the year? Would you agree those specs mentioned above are correct, if not what features do you think are more plausible?
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