New Canon camera to be launched on 8 February?

Canon could possibly launch a new camera or camcorder on Monday, Pocket-lint has learnt.

The camera company is holding an event at the BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) awards in London on the 8 February titled "Canon at the movies".

The timing coincides with a plethora of announcements from other camera makers like Nikon, Olympus, Pentax and Fujifilm, but also corresponds with rumours circling photo sites that the Japanese company could be about to launch the Canon Rebel T2i in the US and/or Canon 60D cameras.

According to rumours (via Canonrumours), the T2i spec list includes a new LCD, selectable fps settings in video mode, and a new build quality and shape for the Rebel range.

Meanwhile, a forum post on DPreview suggests an 18-megapixel 60D is on the cards. Its supposed spec sheet features 6.3fps, DIGIC IV processor and 24p/30p HD video recording modes (it lists 36fps, we are assuming a typo).

Canon declined to comment on the rumours when we phoned, however, did say that all its recent product launches would be on hand for us to play with.

So, what would you like to see from Canon with this new launch? Are they on the right track with the new wave of movie-based DSLR models? Are you hoping for a Micro Four Thirds challenger? Could we see a DSLR that fully integrates the company's camcorder line? Have your say in the comments box below and we'll reveal all on the 8th.



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