Rumor: 22MP Compact-Body Canon EIS 60 Camera Arriving Early Next Year?

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Canon's said to be working on a micro four thirds-sized mirrorless camera for early next year, for a new high-end EIS range. It'll supposedly use an Electro Image System, and have a 22MP backlit-illuminated CMOS sensor.

The rumor swept over from China on the weekend, with stories of this model shooting 1080p video at 30/24/25fps. An ISO range of 100 - 6400 native can be upped to 25 - 25600 reportedly, with two lens kits available, a 12-75 f2.8-4.0 IS Macro and 75-300 f3.5-5.6 IS, with the full lens choices including a 5mm F4 fisheye, 8-25mm F4 wide-angle zoom, 14mm F2 pancake, 25mm F1.2 pancake, 45mm F1.5 pancake, and 65mm F2.0 Macro.

According to the Chinese forum poster, it will also have an LCD touchscreen, dual SD memory card slot, and work with EF lenses via an EF - EIS adapter. No doubt this would be a big launch for Canon, representing a new way fork in the path from their Electro-Optical System (EOS) range, however at the moment this is little more than Chinese whispers. [520dc via 1001NoisyCameras via EOSHD via Photography Bay]