Rumors: next Canon 5D, lenses (pancake!), flashes & new D-Rebel
A new set of rumors at Canon Rumors point to a series of new SLR gear from Canon, including the next 5D DSLR (22 megapixels) on February 27-28, along with new lenses (including a 40mm f2.8 pancake!!!) and flashes, and the next Digital Rebel (T4i/650D) around March 2nd, 2012. Northlight Images notes that a lot of NDAs are expiring March 2nd, which suggests that the announcements will be done by that time. Meanwhile Bob Atkins points out that March 1st will be Canon's 75th anniversary.
These dates are very favorable with two big trade shows in Europe, Focus On Imaging in Birmingham and CeBiT in Hannover [see trade show calendar].
As you can see at the Canon DSLRs Age Chart below, it has been over a year since Canon announced a new APS-C DSLR, with the 7D being the oldest in the current line-up, and the D-Rebel T3i/T3 the youngest (a year and two weeks old).