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Pricewatch Deals / New Canon EOS-1D X for $5907 via eBay
« on: January 30, 2013, 09:29:47 PM »

From BigValueInc

BigValueInc is selling the Canon EOS-1D X for $5907 via eBay. Buy the Canon EOS-1D X $5907 via eBay


Canon Rumors Price Watch Pages

You can see up to date pricing on our price watch pages. We have revamped them a little bit to show more relevant retailers. All prices and stock and updated in near real time. The odd time a price may be cheaper once you add it to cart, so always double check that.


You can see the price watch section on the right hand side of the menu bar. We track EOS bodies, PowerShot cameras as well as lenses, flashes and accessories.


We have one European partner in Photocine, they are based in France and will ship all over Europe . In Canada, we’re partnered with Camera Canada.


An example of one of our price watch pages: Canon EOS Body Price Watch


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Pricewatch Deals / Canon USA Rebates End on Saturday
« on: January 30, 2013, 09:15:57 PM »

Speedlite & Lens Rebates to end

The various rebates that have been going on since before Christmas will expire on February 2, 2013. There’s no sign of an extension of the rebate program in the USA and we may not see another one until the spring.


View Lens & Speedlite Rebates at B&H Photo


EOS 5D Mark III Discounts

The discounts on the EOS 5D Mark III will also end on February 2, 2013.


5D Mark III Body $2975 (save $200) | 5D Mark III w/24-105 f/4L IS $3499 (save $400)


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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Canon EOS-1D C Firmware for 25p Coming in April
« on: January 30, 2013, 04:20:54 AM »

25P for Canon’s 4K DSLR

Well, the 25P firmware we talked about was announced this week, availability won’t be for a few months though.


You can read about the update on the Canon Germany web site.


Read the press release (in German) | Buy the Canon EOS-1D C


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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Canon EOS-1D X Firmware 1.2.1 Available
« on: January 29, 2013, 10:36:27 PM »

Canon EOS-1D X Firmware 1.2.1

Firmware Version 1.2.1 incorporates the following improvements and fixes:



  • The function to disable the Image size selection button has been added.

  • Fixes a phenomenon in which Err 70 and Err 80 may occur during certain shooting conditions.


Download firmware 1.2.1 here | Buy the EOS-1D X


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Third Party Manufacturers / Sigma Announces New 30mm f/1.4 for APS-C
« on: January 29, 2013, 05:18:50 AM »
YOKOHAMA, Japan  Jan. 29, 2013 — Sigma Corporation of America a leading researcher, developer, manufacturer and service provider of some of the world’s most impressive lines of lensescameras and flashes, today announced the release of four new lenses for the ART product line, including three lenses for mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras and one lens for DSLR cameras with APS-C size sensors. This announcement comes at the start of the CP+ Camera and Photo Imaging Show 2013 this week in Yokohama, Japan.

The new and updated Sigma lenses include the 30mm F1.4 DC HSM, which will be available in Sigma, Canon and Nikon mounts.

30mm F1.4 DC HSM Sigma pioneered the large-aperture, APS-C format, standard lens category with its 30mm F1.4 lens in 2005. With new optical configurations of nine elements in eight groups, as well as rounded aperture blades, this updated lens delivers pleasing sharpness and a beautiful bokeh background. Its angle of view is equivalent to 45mm on a 35mm camera (which is similar to that of human vision), its minimum focusing distance is 11.8 inches and its maximum magnification ratio is 1:6.8. The lens’ optimized power distribution helps to minimize field curvature, prevent a loss of image quality at the edges of photographs and produce outstanding image quality. Its double-aspheric lens minimizes spherical distortion, astigmatism and coma, and its rear focus system prevents focus-dependent variation in aberration. Together, the new optimized auto focus (AF) algorithm and rear focusing system ensure smooth and accurate focusing. The new 30mm F1.4 is also compatible with Sigma’s new USB Dock, which will enable firmware updates and focusing adjustments, is expected to be available in coming months.

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PowerShot / Canon Announces 3 Long Zoom PowerShot Cameras
« on: January 29, 2013, 04:48:19 AM »

LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., January 28, 2013 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the addition of three stylish, feature-packed PowerShot Digital Cameras: the PowerShot ELPH 330 HS, ELPH 115 IS and A2500. These new models are ideal for photography enthusiasts of all levels looking for great photo quality and excellent video performance in compact, powerful point-and-shoot designs.


The new PowerShot ELPH 330 HS digital camera provides advanced wireless connectivity for easy sharing. Providing great performance in dimly lit situations, the ELPH 330 HS digital camera includes the Company’s HS SYSTEM that delivers clear images with minimal noise and maximum detail even when shooting in low-light. The new cameras offer great features such as Canon’s Smart AUTO, enabling even novice users to get optimal camera performance automatically, so whether photographing a running child or a solo recital on stage the cameras deliver spectacular images with ease. Smart AUTO allows the cameras to detect up to 58 scenes for the PowerShot ELPH 330 HS digital camera and up to 32 scenes for the PowerShot ELPH 115 IS digital camera and PowerShot A2500 digital camera. All three models also feature ECO Mode, an advanced new method that manages power consumption and extends battery life by approximately 30 percent, when enabled, allowing you to shoot more photos for a longer amount of time.


“With the introduction of these sleek, new models to our family of PowerShot digital cameras, we are able to provide our customers with a range of imaging options including more models with wireless connectivity to upload and share their amazing creative images,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, executive vice president and general manager, Imaging Technologies and Communications Group, Canon U.S.A.


PowerShot ELPH 330 HS Digital Camera


Photography today is as much about image quality as it is about sharing, whether through prints or online communities. With this in mind, the PowerShot ELPH 330 HS digital camera builds upon the success of the PowerShot line with built-in advanced wireless capabilities to easily share high-quality images captured with an impressive 10x optical zoom lens and 12.1-megapixel High-Sensitivity CMOS image sensor. After an initial one-time set-up, the camera can connect to both iOS® or Android smartphones and tabletsi for quick and easy sharing. Users launch Canon’s free CameraWindow applicationii, available on both the iOS® and Android operating systemsi, to wirelessly transfer photos and videos from the camera to their device. Frequently used devices and accounts are conveniently stored in the camera’s wireless history menu for quick one-touch access.


With these enhanced wireless capabilities, users now have the ability to comment on their uploaded photos directly from the camera – so being part of conversations taking place on social networking sites is easy and convenient. In addition, individuals can control the destination of Facebook uploads – choosing to share content with everyone, or post photos only to selected Facebook groups. Users can also instantly upload images wirelessly from the camera to Canon iMAGE GATEWAYiii, and automatically upload them to a computer remotely. Photos can also be printed wirelessly using Wireless PictBridgeiv on select Canon wireless inkjet printers, including the new PIXMA MG6320 Photo All-In-One printer, so special moments can be preserved and cherished.


A fantastic multipurpose lens: the PowerShot ELPH 330 HS digital camera provides a 10x optical zoom lens taking images from 24mm wide, up to 240mm at the telephoto end, able to capture that group shot, or zoom in for a dynamic close-up. Great even in low light, the camera’s 12.1-megapixel High-Sensitivity CMOS image sensor and DIGIC 5 image processor combine and deliver on Canon’s HS SYSTEM helping ensure detail is captured even in dark or shadowed areas at a maximum ISO speed of up to 6400. For capturing memorable moments on video, at the touch of a dedicated movie-record button, the PowerShot ELPH 330 HS digital camera shoots beautiful 1080p Full HD video and includes a built-in stereo microphone for great sound. Helping document vacations with your own personal highlight reel, the camera’s new Hybrid AUTO mode utilizes a combination of Smart AUTO and Intelligent IS to create a beautiful and steady HD video clip (up to approximately 4 seconds) in Movie Digest mode every time you shoot a still image. Helping ensure you don’t miss those magic moments, the camera features both High Speed AF for fast focusing speed and High-Speed Burst for continuous capture at up to 6.2 frames per second while maintaining superb image quality. The combination of features, including wireless connectivity, Canon’s Intelligent IS system and ECO Mode, help make the PowerShot ELPH 330 HS digital camera a great imaging companion for vacations, all-day sporting events, or family parties.


Expected to hit store shelves in March, the PowerShot ELPH 330 HS digital camera will be available in three modern colors: black, silver and pink for an estimated retail price of $229.99.


PowerShot ELPH 115 IS Digital Camera


The new pocket-able PowerShot ELPH 115 IS digital camera features an 8x optical zoom lens (28-224mm), which provides a focal range to capture most any situation. The PowerShot ELPH 115 IS digital camera includes a 16-megapixel image sensor and DIGIC 4 image processor for exceptional image quality. For those photographers who “shoot it all” and seamlessly move from scene to scene, the PowerShot ELPH 115 IS digital camera provides Canon’s Smart AUTO mode that intelligently selects the proper camera settings based on up to 32 predefined shooting situations for capturing spectacular images in a variety of settings with ease. For creative video capture, users can record HD video with a built-in microphone for great sound. The PowerShot ELPH 115 IS digital camera also includes Canon’s unique Intelligent IS system technology, matching the lens movement with one of six stabilization modes for smooth video and sharp still images. The camera also includes Canon’s new ECO Mode allowing you to shoot more photos for a longer amount of time.


With anticipated in-store availability in March, the PowerShot ELPH 115 IS digital camera will available in four sleek colors: blue, silver, black and pink at an estimated retail price of $169.99.


PowerShot A2500 Digital Camera


Rounding out Canon’s new PowerShot lineup is the PowerShot A2500 digital camera, which includes a 16-megapixel image sensor and DIGIC 4 Image Processor, as well as a 28mm wide-angle lens with 5x optical zoom that can extend out to 140mm at the telephoto end. The camera also features Canon’s Smart AUTO mode that analyzes each scene to intelligently select camera settings based on 32 predefined shooting scenarios to help capture stunning images with ease. The PowerShot A2500 digital camera can also capture great video, recording HD through a dedicated movie button. Helping ensure crisp images, Canon’s Digital IS reduces the effect of camera shake and subject movement. For travelers and those on the go, Canon’s new ECO Mode conserves battery life, allowing you to shoot more photos over a longer period of time. For those photographers looking to be a little more creative, the camera also features various Scene Modes such as Fisheye Effect, Toy Camera Effect and Monochrome to help provide additional creative freedom when capturing your photos. And for those just learning the art of photography, a Help Button will provide simple explanations of camera settings and functions.


Expected for sale in April, the PowerShot A2500 digital camera will be available in silver, red and black for an estimated retail price of $129.99.



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PowerShot / New PowerShots for CP+, no DSLRs.
« on: January 28, 2013, 09:55:03 PM »

New PowerShots for CP+

The next photo gear show is CP+ in Tokyo, which runs from January 31 until February 3, 2013. We’re probably only going to see new PowerShots announced from Canon.



  • IXUS 610

  • IXUS 110

  • IXUS 90F


Not really the excitement we were hoping for, although it was expected.


The could announce the EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x officially too, which we’d all really like so we can stop talking about it.


Source: [DCI]


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EOS Bodies / EOS-1D X Firmware 1.2.1 This Week
« on: January 28, 2013, 10:18:59 AM »

Coming Soon

We should see the new EOS-1D X firmware on Wednesday, January 30, 2013.


Firmware notes below


This firmware update is to improve operational function in response from several professional photographers that the Image Selection button was pressed without realizing and the image size had been changed. Also, this firmware incorporates quality issue fixes that have been reported from the market.


1. Details of Functional Improvements and Fixes


1-1. The function to disable the Image Size selection button is added.


1-2. Fixes Err 70 and Err 80 which may occur depending on the camera settings, shooting scenes, or the timing of releases. Also, some complained camera freeze when Err 80 occurred.


The above mentioned (1-2) phenomenon occur in very rare instances. In addition with the firmware update for 1-1, the fixes for these phenomena have been incorporated.


a) Err 70


In customization of operational buttons, there were errors in operational program for the exposure level display in the viewfinder when the Main Dial is set to change the aperture value in Manual mode, and may cause Err 70.


b) Err 80


Err 80 may occur depending on the distance to the subject, shooting scenes, or the timing of metering.


This phenomenon occurs in very rare instances due to the error in operational program for metering when shooting a subject at a distance with telephoto lenses with focal lengths of 300 mm or 400 mm.


Buy the Canon EOS-1D X at B&H | Adorama | Amazon


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Lenses / Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II is a Peerless Performer
« on: January 28, 2013, 06:59:22 AM »
According to DXOMark
DXOMark has completed their review of the Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II lens and have found to be the best zoom lens currently in their database.

From DXOMark “With an DxOMark score of 26, the Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8 MkII is the highest scoring professional fixed-aperture mid-range kit zoom of any brand in the DxO Mark database and comfortably outperforms rivals as well as the firm’s earlier Mark I version, particularly with regard to the sharpness levels across the frame. We’re used to seeing a noticeable deterioration in performance in the outer fields at longer focal lengths even with high-quality optics from the big-name marques but the new Canon bucks that trend.”

Read the entire DXO Mark review | Read the Canon Rumors Review

Buy the Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II at: B&H Photo | Adorama | Amazon

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EOS Bodies / Canon's Roadmap for 2013 [CR2]
« on: January 27, 2013, 05:50:46 AM »

What’s coming this year

A very reliable source has told us what Canon has planned in 2013 as far as product launches go. This is looking to be a slower year for new Canon products, especially when compared to 2012.


None of this includes new Cinema EOS products.


Cameras

There will be 3 DSLRs launched in 2013, two of them will be “entry level” and one will be “mid level”. The two entry level cameras will probably be a new Rebel and a 70D.


The midlevel camera is probably the EOS 7D Mark II. This camera will get its own launch festivities sometime in the second half of 2013 we’re told.


There will also be one new EOS-M body, which is a pretty logical step forward for the platform.


Lenses

4 new EF lenses will be launched in 2013, there was no mention of exactly which lenses it would be. We all know the usual suspects, and everything points to a new 100-400L and that would sit nicely next to a new 7D.


We’re hoping to get a more detailed breakdown of the upcoming lenses soon.


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Pricewatch Deals / 10% off Used Gear at LensRentals.com
« on: January 27, 2013, 05:42:20 AM »

Save until January 31, 2013

You can save 10% off all used gear at LensRentals.com until January 31, 2013. If you want used gear with a guarantee of quality, this is the best place to buy it.


This is only available to USA customers.


Visit LensRentals.com


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EOS Bodies - For Video / Canon EOS-1D C Information
« on: January 23, 2013, 10:42:15 PM »

The EOS-1D C broken down a bit more.

A reader sent in some information about the EOS-1D C.


1) A 25P firmware is coming next week.


2) Canon is aware that high iso, high motion doesn’t mix well with 4K aggressively compressed to MJPEG. So my little experience of doing 4K framegrab is mixed. Quality is amazing in natural daylight portrait, but is less interesting in action high iso scene. They are aware of that and the “limit is the card writting speed” at 100Mb/s.


Interestingly the buffer looks to be well over 380 Mb/s and almost 3Gb large. So basically, the camera could run small sequence with lower compression in 4K or even in 8K for 3 to 6 second on the buffer, and then move that to the card when done a little bit ala phantom.


They say they will “investigate in this direction”.


3) The twin Digic V in the 1Dc are slightly over clocked compared to the one in the 1Dx therefore this is why there is a need for better cooling.


4) The C500 with its slightly lower pixel density and higher pixel size, is for now the king of the hill when it comes to high iso and low light when filming in 4K.


Canon EOS-1D C at B&H Photo for $11,999


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Pricewatch Deals / Deals: EOS 6D, EOS 5D Mark III & Lenses from BuyDig
« on: January 23, 2013, 10:04:04 PM »

Deals from BuyDig.com

BuyDig has deals on the following Canon gear. Most of the offers are for a limited time and the free shipping is for the United States.


 



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EOS Bodies / Where are you EOS 70D?
« on: January 23, 2013, 09:38:27 PM »
The next EOS body
CP+ in Japan is coming up on January 31, 2013 and we haven’t heard a thing about Canon making a product announcement for the show.

That being said, there are lots of reports of 60D stocks being low. We’ve been told previously that a 70D will appear before a 7D replacement. It’s said to be an incremental upgrade from the 60D. Although, we’ve heard that wifi and gps will be added to the xxD line with the 70D.

The image sensor may remain at 18mp as Canon separates the 7D Mark II with a new, higher performing APS-C sensor. This makes a lot of sense as I think the APS-C segment needs a jolt and not more of the same.

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EOS Bodies / EOS-1D X Firmware Specifcations
« on: January 22, 2013, 10:20:29 AM »

Canon EOS-1D X Firmware 1.2.1

Release of New Firmware Version 1.2.1, firmware incorporating disablement (operational error prevention) of the Image Size selection button


We are releasing firmware version 1.2.1 for EOS -1D X for service prior to the Web announcement. We are planning to make this firmware available on the Web for download in mid-January 2013.


This firmware update is to improve operational function in response from several professional


photographers that the Image Selection button was pressed without realizing and the image size had been changed. Also, this firmware incorporates quality issue fixes that have been reported from the market.


1. Details of Functional Improvements and Fixes


1-1. The function to disable the Image Size selection button is added.


1-2. Fixes Err 70 and Err 80 which may occur depending on the camera settings, shooting scenes, or the timing of releases. Also, some complained camera freeze when Err 80 occurred.


The above mentioned (1-2) phenomenon occur in very rare instances. In addition with the firmware update for 1-1, the fixes for these phenomena have been incorporated.


a) Err 70


In customization of operational buttons, there were errors in operational program for the exposure level display in the viewfinder when the Main Dial is set to change the aperture value in Manual mode, and may cause Err 70.


b) Err 80


Err 80 may occur depending on the distance to the subject, shooting scenes, or the timing of metering.


This phenomenon occurs in very rare instances due to the error in operational program for metering when shooting a subject at a distance with telephoto lenses with focal lengths of 300 mm or 400 mm.


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