New Canon EOS DSLR camera specifications leaked on BestBuy’s website


BestBuy currently has a listing for a new "Canon EOS-b" camera (you can even pre-order it) that is probably going to be announced on March 22. Here is the full list of features and specifications:

Product Features

18.0-megapixel CMOS APS-C sensor

Along with a DIGIC 5 image processor captures vibrant high-resolution images up to 5184 x 3456 pixels.

18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 EF-S zoom lens

For intricate picture detail.

3" color TFT-LCD touch-screen display

With approximately 1,040,000 dots offers a clear view and easy navigation.

HD movie mode

Along with Movie Servo AF, a built-in monaural microphone and Video Snapshot with editing capabilities lets you shoot detailed video clips.

Burst shooting mode

Captures up to 4 fps for fast-action shots.

ISO 100-12,800 (expandable to 25,600)

Enables shooting in a variety of lighting conditions.

9-point AF system

Features a high-precision, dual-cross f/2.8 center point that ensures ideal image capture when shooting through the viewfinder. Hybrid CMOS AF II offers a widened focusing area for enhanced speed and accuracy.

Optical viewfinder

With 95% coverage and approximately 0.87x magnification helps you frame your shot.

Built-in flash

With auto, flash on, flash off and slow sync modes helps create optimal lighting conditions. Red-eye reduction ensures natural-looking eyes in portraits.

Optical image stabilizer

With the included lens reduces image blur caused by camera shake for crisp pictures.

White balance controls

Include auto, preset (daylight, shade, cloudy, tungsten light, white fluorescent light, flash) and custom white balance correction and bracketing, so you can achieve natural tones under different lighting conditions.

Scene modes

Include special scene modes (kids, food, candlelight, night portrait, handheld night scene, HDR backlight control) and more. Scene Intelligent Auto mode optimizes photos and provides enhanced scene detection when shooting at night.

Advanced imaging features

Include Effect Shot mode, background simulation and advanced creative filters, which can be displayed in real time during Live View shooting.

Face detection technology

Allows you to take high-quality pictures of family and friends.

Multicard slot supports Secure Digital, Secure Digital High Capacity and SDXC


Specs: Details: Description:
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Height 3.6 inches
Width 4.6 inches
Depth 2.7 inches
Weight 13.1 ounce
Megapixels (Effective) 18.0 A camera's image sensor resolution measured in millions of tiny dots (pixels). Effective megapixels — the number of megapixels actually used to capture the image — is typically slightly lower than the number of total available megapixels.
Image Resolution Up to 5184 x 3456 The clarity of a digital image, determined by multiplying the number of pixels wide by the number of pixels high (e.g., 640 x 480).
Digital Zoom None This is not true zoom, it is merely simulating zoom by enlarging the existing image's pixels by cropping. The actual length of the lens does not change. Digital zooming results in reduced image quality, and should generally be avoided or turned off on your camera altogether. Optical zoom is recommended to ensure crisp, detailed photos.
Lens Features EF-S 18 - 55mm f/3.5 - 5.6 IS zoom lens
Lens Focal Length(s) 35mm equivalent 18 - 55mm (with included lens) The distance (in millimeters) from a camera's image sensor to its lens, usually given in terms of the 35mm (film camera) equivalent. Cameras with optical zoom have a range of focal lengths, while cameras without optical zoom have a fixed focal length.
LCD Screen Size 3" Size of the LCD screen, in inches, measured diagonally from corner to corner.
LCD Screen Features Color TFT-LCD touch screen
Viewfinder Optical with 95% coverage and approximately 0.87x magnification Provides the photographer with an approximation of what the lens is seeing. In addition to a conventional optical viewfinder, most digital cameras also provide a color LCD panel.
Image Stabilization Yes, optical Digitally compensates for camcorder shake so videos appear steady.
Face Detection Yes
Burst Mode Yes Also referred to as continuous shooting, burst mode captures multiple shots in rapid succession with a single click of the shutter. This is a useful feature when shooting subjects in motion.
Panorama Mode No
Image Stitching No
Internal Memory None Memory that is built into a digital camera for storing images.
Compatible Memory Formats Secure Digital (SD)|Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC)|Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Number of images that can be stored on a digital camera's built-in memory and/or included removable memory cards. This number varies depending on the resolution of each image. The higher the resolution of the image, the more storage space it takes up.
Shutter Speeds 30 - 1/4000 sec. The rate (typically measured in fractions of a second) at which a camera shutter opens and closes to capture an image. Slow shutter speeds are used for low-light conditions, while faster speeds are best for action shots.
Aperture Range f/3.5 - 5.6 (with included lens) The range, expressed in f-stop numbers, from a camera's largest lens opening setting to its smallest. The greater this range, the more manual control and creative license available to the photographer in regard to light and focus.
White Balance Auto, preset (daylight, shade, cloudy, tungsten light, white fluorescent light, flash), custom white balance correction, white balance bracketing Settings that assess and compensate for color conditions in any given lighting to ensure true-to-life color. Most digital cameras feature automatic white balance settings as well as the option to manually override such settings.
Flash Modes Auto, flash on, flash off, red-eye reduction on/off, slow sync Flash settings. Common modes include Auto (camera decides when the flash is needed), Red-Eye Reduction (minimizes eye reflections) and Fill (reduces deep shadows in bright sunlight).
External Flash Mount Yes (Also referred to as a hot shoe.) Available on some higher-end digital cameras (usually SLR digital cameras) to allow the addition of an external flash for extra light.
Focus Range 9.8' - infinity Distance over which the camera is capable of focusing on the subject.
Movie Mode Yes Captures short, low-resolution video clips, sometimes with sound.
ISO Equivalent Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12,800, 25,600 Measurement of a digital camera's light sensitivity, which is equivalent to a conventional camera's film speed. The higher the ISO, the clearer the image in low-light conditions.
Camera Dock Not included
Image Storage Capacity Varies Number of images that can be stored on a digital camera's built-in memory and/or included removable memory cards. This number varies depending on the resolution of each image. The higher the resolution of the image, the more storage space it takes up.
Batteries 1 battery pack LP-E12 (included)
Imaging Sensor Type CMOS Type of element used to convert light into a digital image. The most common types are CCD (charge-coupled device) and CMOS (complementary metal-oxide semiconductor).
Imaging Sensor Size 22.3mm x 14.9mm Size of the CCD or CMOS image sensor, usually measured in fractions of an inch (e.g., 1/1.8" or 2/3"). In general, the larger the sensor, the better the picture quality.
Touchscreen Yes
Color Category Black
HD Movie Mode Yes
Smile Mode No
Waterproof No
Coldproof No
Shockproof No
Product Depth 2.7"
Low-Light/High Sensitivity Yes
Max ISO 12801 and higher
Frames Per Second 1 - 4
UPC 013803222654
Product images, including color, may differ from actual product appearance.
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  • That’s dinky

  • Well they can’t seem to make a mirrorless that works so they have to do something 😉 The real fanboys will still be pining for the elusive 7D Mk II though.

    That press event is going to be interesting, especially since that little “projector pen” invite gift they sent out says Powershot on it. Just what we need, more Powershots -)

  • papundek

    Haha, this is similar to latest Samsung mirorless NZ1100, the non-anounced camera that appeared for preorder 2 weeks before the official anouncement.
    Expect more of those in the future 😉

    • papundek

      NX1100 not NZ1100, sorry…

  • Fants

    OK, so if the dimensions are to be believed, it’s 91mm high by 116mm wide by 68mm deep. That makes it a touch higher and 6mm less wide than the OM-D from a frontal perspective, which IS actually a bit impressive. It’s also 6mm less wide than the K-X and the same in both other dimensions, which means that Canon has indeed made the smallest APS-C DSLR. Nowhere near mirrorless territory in terms of thickness, but it should definitely catch the eye of a few folks.

    • kickars

      This EOS-b is actually 0.5mm thicker/deeper than the K-x. I wouldn’t say it’s ‘nowhere’ near mirrorless territory interms of thickness. The fact is both EOS-b and K-x are thinner than G5 and GH3. The fact is doesn’t matter the size of sensors or the flange distance, any cameras mirrorless or not need to be at least 70mm in depth in order to be a good and easy handling camera due to the shape and size of the grip, unless it’s something specially designed for my 4-year old… Of course, if record is so important, then mirrorless will always be thinner. Coz, they can always be designed like old SLRs or range finders which have no grips at all. But there were always detachable grips as accessory. So, only in that way SLRs stand no chance being thinner than mirrorless.

    • Sky

      Not sure if that’s so impressive. In a film age there was plenty of SLRs that were in size of OM-D or smaller.

      For me OM-D is just a castrated DSLR, not a true mirrorless like it should be: a small, portable one with large sensor.

      But I like the whole concept – a tiny DSLR with huge choice of lenses. So if you go on a trip you can pick up your regular DSLR and a tiny one – not two different totally incompatible systems with separate sets of lenses. And than just use the best tool for a job – long walks: tiny DSLR. Regular shooting – a proper DSLR.
      Sounds brilliant.
      Really hope that other manufacturers will follow! (including pancake lenses)

  • Meeran

    These specs are exactly same as old canon 550D, except for its size. Man canon stinks that can’t compete in terms forwarding its technology. Or they may think people are stupid that they will buy it just because canon name on it. I guess it is a bit of both.
    If I buy a small camera then I need small lens too, otherwise you look like looking through drainage pipe when you try to take pictutes.

    • Sky

      At least it got normal sensor instead of one from point & shoot camera like Nikon 1. Not to mention that both of these got roughly the same size of lenses in the end (aka. too big to fit the jeans pocket) – which is totally ridiculous considering how silly the Nikon sensor size is.

      • kickars

        Have you actually compare Nikon 1’s lenses side by side with the similar DX lenses? The 1’s lenses are at least 30% smaller!

        Let’s see if anyone can produce a 60fps APS-C DSLR or mirrorless first before complaining about the 1″ sensor.

        Do people hate Sony’s RX100? How about the next RX100 comes with a good built in EVF and interchangeable lenses… Do you think people will suddenly hate it?

        IMO, there’s nothing wrong with the concept of Nikon 1 (V or J). I just hope for the next model they can give the V much better control either in the way of Fuji’s X series (traditional) or Ricoh’s GXR system (modern). That’s all.

        • Sky

          Only difference is that RX100 is roughly half the size of Nikon 1 with the lens and offers a zoom that’s brighter on the wide angle than ANY lens available for Nikon 1. <- that's why people love it.

          And pretty much every modern DSLR from Sony offers 60 FPS full frames (progressive) 1080p recording.

          Besides – since when photography is about having 60 fps? Does it even qualify as a photography? I would say: no. Hence: I don't give a shit if it can do 60 or 1200 FPS.

          And… wow… 30% smaller lenses on a sensor that's 67% smaller than APS-C (and please, stop using this naming convention made up by Nikon marketing department: DX) – really an IMPRESSIVE achievement! [/sarcasm]

          • kickars

            I’m not talking about video shooting at all. I meant 60fps photo shooting rate.

            Since you brought Nikon into the discussion, I was using ‘DX’ phrase on the Nikon product only.

            So, for your logic interchangeable autofocus lenses should be 100% scale to their sensors’ sizes?

          • Sky

            Nope, that’s not what I’m saying. I’m just pointing out that sensor size to lens size: Nikon 1 seems to be rather horrible with badly oversized lenses (and people complain about size of lenses for NEX – at least these handle DSLR-sized sensor, not a P&S-sized).

            Nikon 1 lenses are roughly in a size of m4/3 glass. Only difference being that sensor is smaller with worse image quality, much greater depth of field, and a gigantic choice of 7 lenses including 3rd party where only 2 of which offer aperture brighter than f/3.5… oh, wait: there’s no 3rd party glass for Nikon 1! Yes, perhaps AF is bit faster than m4/3 (I would argue about that) but only in a perfect lighting conditions – as soon as lights go down it switches back to contrast detection and than even huge depth of field doesn’t help much – it’s comparable with NEXes (holding both side by side), not close to a good m4/3 kits.

            Sorry, but Nikon 1 is the worst mirrorless system a market. Everything that’s essential in photography or a mirrorless system was pushed back in the rear or doesn’t exist here at all.

            I would say that even Pentax Q is better as a mirrorless system as it’s actually, really tiny camera (see: ) that, to my great amazement: offers more purely photographic controls than Nikon does in any of it’s models from 1 series – which is totally mind-blowing.

          • Xoden

            Yes. Nikon managed to make its camera almost as big as other mirrorless and with poor choice of glass.
            The initial idea (sacrificing IQ for size and speed while still being tolerable) is sound, but the execution is… not horrible but leaves a lot to be improved or redesigned from scratch.

      • Remedy

        At least Nikon 1 can focus properly and really fast.

        • Sky

          it got such a huge depth of field with it’s dark lenses and small sensor that focusing could be equally made by jumping between 2 settings: hyperfocal and close up.

          The most funny example was in one magazine where they tested AF – they praised it above heavens and on the sample sequence you had 10 photos where on each one of them depth of field was all the way from something like 1 meter in front of the camera till something like 10 meters behind the subject.
          You could turn off AF completely and the photographed guy on a bicycle would be in focus all the time anyway.

          • Remedy

            You can set Canon M to f32 and it still won’t focus fast nor accurately. So what’s your point? Tried coupling Nikon 1 with fast lenses via FT-1 adapter? It is absolutely reliable every single fking time and the speed is awesome. Maybe you should stop talking nonsense and face the facts, feel free to get back to waiting for your 5D mkII to finally get a lock on something.

          • Sky

            Brilliant comparison. Sorry, but Canon M got one of the worst AF systems on the market (nowhere near as bad as Fujifilm though, which is complete bottom of the ranks)

            Also I don’t know if you are aware of that, but setting lens to f/32 doesn’t change anything – all lenses focus wide open. Than they stop down when you release a shutter. Time to learn basics of photography, I suppose, Remedy?

            Also I don’t care about lenses through adapters – what’s the point of mirrorless when you use adopted lenses? I thought it was all about portability – using APS-C or FF lenses on 1″ sensor doesn’t qualify as portability. Not to mention the 2.72 image crop.

            Oh, and don’t jump into conclusions so quickly – I don’t shoot with any of Canon DSLRs.

          • No

            5D Mk II’s AF is fine… it’s not the most advanced but it’s more than good enough if you have skills.

    • alfredo_tomato

      The 40mm pancake might work. Still, after the last two attempts at mirrorless cameras, I’m not holding out much hope this will be better.

  • kickars

    I was hoping Pentax would release something like this (the smallest DSLR) rather than Cannon to be honest. Coz, Pentax is the only one produces small compact autofocus DSLR lenses. These small DSLRs (Eos-b, K-x, A37…) will only make sense with not just one or two, but with a whole range of small than usual modern autofocus DLSR lenes which Pentax has plenty…

  • Jim

    So it has exactly the same specs as every single Canon APS-C camera released in the last 5 years.

  • Camaman

    Not exactly cheap…

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