Canon Could be Eyeing a new EOS-A1 DSLR Entry With a Hybrid Viewfinder

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Speculation and rumors are flying fast this morning for a new, high-megapixel Canon DSLR named the EOS-A1. Unnamed sources told Canon Watch that the new high-end EOS shooter would arrive sometime in 2014 as an entirely new entry in Canon’s line-up with a Hybrid Viewfinder. Thus far, no Canon camera has had a hybrid viewfinder, which overlays an electronic screen over the regular optical viewfinder that’s been seen on the Fujifilm  X100. That could all change next year if these early reports are true.

Despite the exciting news of a hybrid viewfinder, there are still a lot of unknowns surrounding this camera. The DSLR is said to have a high megapixel count matching other highest resolution sensors out there. However, there are no specifics on its actual resolution, or whether it’s sporting a cropped or full-frame sensor. It’s also likely to come equipped with Canon’s new Dual Pixel AF technology for the best all-around video performance.

If anything the camera would most likely be a rival to Nikon Df with a transplanted Canon EOS 1D Mk IV sensor. But, for now we’re going to take these early reports with a giant grain of salt because almost anything could happen with next September making 2014 a Photokina year. Previously we heard about a supposed Canon EOS 7D Mk II, which is more probable (and secretly hope for).

Via Canon Watch

Kevin Lee

Kevin Lee is a freelance journalist and photographer based in Brooklyn.