April 23rd… Will Canon announce the EOS 70D?

Rumours have been swirling that Canon is primed to announce yet another DSLR by month’s end. According to Craig Blair of Canon Rumors, Canon’s EOS 70D — the long-rumoured successor to the 60D — may finally see its official debut at a rumoured April 23rd press event.

So far, rumours about the 70D haven’t been very real. Initially, it was thought that the 70D would be a 60D/7D hybrid that would steal the APS-C crown away from the 7D when an entry-level full-frame 7D Mark II came out. However, a recently leaked list of specs for the 7D Mark II has it keeping that crown as a lower-cost, APS-C alternative to the 1D X.

Most sources expect a big jump in performance from the 60D to the 70D, but the only spec we’ve heard so far is that the 70D will house the same sensor found in Canon’s tiny SL1, with the 7D Mark II sporting a 24.1 megapixel sensor when it finally debuts.

Blair is still waiting to get an invitation in hand before he can confirm the April 23rd press event, but this particular source of his has been reliable in the past.