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PowerShot / Canon PowerShot SX280 HS
« on: March 18, 2013, 11:54:20 AM »
Canon PowerShot SX280 HS Coming Shortly
The most interesting spec is the “DIGIC 6″ that is being reported. We expect to see this camera officially announced this week, lets see if that DIGIC 6 is a typo or not.


  • 20x Zoom
  • Wifi
  • Full HD
  • DIGIC 6


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Dodge & Burn Introduces the New “1959” Tee Shirt
Dodge & Burn, makers of The Camera Tee-Shirt, are proud to introduce the “1959”. This new tee is inspired by the legendary Canonflex. Introduced and discontinued in 1959, it was Canon’s first SLR camera and a unique mechanical beast to behold with its bottom-mounted film advance and outsized external light meter. The “1959” tee is meticulously illustrated in the trademark Dodge & Burn style, showing this amazing camera at its best.

Dodge & Burn is based in New York City. The “1959” is made and printed in America on a cranberry-colored 100% ring-spun cotton tee.

Deal for Canon Rumors readers Get 15% your entire order by using the coupon code (without the quotes): “1959″.

The code will be good from Monday March 18th to Friday March 22nd. The code will be good for your entire purchase, but does not apply to the cost of shipping.

The Canonflex I take a small bit of credit for this t-shirt, I suggested it when I first met Ted at Dodge & Burn. However, that’s where my influence ended. Dodge & Burn has done a great job on the art and color selection of the t-shirt. Here’s my Canon Canonflex for a short history lesson about the camera.

Buy the “1959″ | Visit Dodge & Burn


EOS Bodies / Canon EOS 100D Detailed Specs Appear
« on: March 17, 2013, 08:57:49 PM »

A New EOS?
The following spec list has appeared on the Best Buy web site. These specifications could possibly be placeholder specs, though they appear about as legit as they come.

The most telling features in the spec list are the dimensions. The weight of 13.1oz make this DSLR 5oz lighter than the Rebel T4i.

We’re still going with the EOS 100D name, but that may not be definite.

Pricing for the camera is going to be $799 USD with the EF-S 18-55 IS Kit, though this is unconfirmed.

Specifications Breakdown

  • Model: 8575B003
  • 18mp APS-C sensor
  • DIGIC 5 Processor
  • 3″ LCD Touch Screen
  • 4 fps
  • Optical viewfinder with 95% coverage and 0.87x magnification
  • 9-point AF system (dual-cross f/2.8 center point)
  • Face-detect AF
  • 30s-1/4000s shutter speeds
  • External hot shoe
  • ISO 100-25,600
  • HD video capture
  • LP-E12 battery
  • SDXC card slot

Read more after the break…..

Specs: Details: Description:
Warranty Terms – Parts 1 year limited
Height 3.6 inches
Width 4.6 inches
Depth 2.7 inches
Weight 13.1 ounce
Megapixels (Effective) 18.0 A camera’s image sensor resolution measured in millions of tiny dots (pixels). Effective megapixels — the number of megapixels actually used to capture the image — is typically slightly lower than the number of total available megapixels.
Image Resolution Up to 5184 x 3456 The clarity of a digital image, determined by multiplying the number of pixels wide by the number of pixels high (e.g., 640 x 480).
Digital Zoom None This is not true zoom, it is merely simulating zoom by enlarging the existing image’s pixels by cropping. The actual length of the lens does not change. Digital zooming results in reduced image quality, and should generally be avoided or turned off on your camera altogether. Optical zoom is recommended to ensure crisp, detailed photos.
Lens Features EF-S 18 – 55mm f/3.5 – 5.6 IS zoom lens
Lens Focal Length(s) 35mm equivalent 18 – 55mm (with included lens) The distance (in millimeters) from a camera’s image sensor to its lens, usually given in terms of the 35mm (film camera) equivalent. Cameras with optical zoom have a range of focal lengths, while cameras without optical zoom have a fixed focal length.
LCD Screen Size 3″ Size of the LCD screen, in inches, measured diagonally from corner to corner.
LCD Screen Features Color TFT-LCD touch screen
Viewfinder Optical with 95% coverage and approximately 0.87x magnification Provides the photographer with an approximation of what the lens is seeing. In addition to a conventional optical viewfinder, most digital cameras also provide a color LCD panel.
Image Stabilization Yes, optical Digitally compensates for camcorder shake so videos appear steady.
Face Detection Yes
Burst Mode Yes Also referred to as continuous shooting, burst mode captures multiple shots in rapid succession with a single click of the shutter. This is a useful feature when shooting subjects in motion.
Panorama Mode No
Image Stitching No
Internal Memory None Memory that is built into a digital camera for storing images.
Compatible Memory Formats Secure Digital (SD)|Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC)|Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Number of images that can be stored on a digital camera’s built-in memory and/or included removable memory cards. This number varies depending on the resolution of each image. The higher the resolution of the image, the more storage space it takes up.
Shutter Speeds 30 – 1/4000 sec. The rate (typically measured in fractions of a second) at which a camera shutter opens and closes to capture an image. Slow shutter speeds are used for low-light conditions, while faster speeds are best for action shots.
Aperture Range f/3.5 – 5.6 (with included lens) The range, expressed in f-stop numbers, from a camera’s largest lens opening setting to its smallest. The greater this range, the more manual control and creative license available to the photographer in regard to light and focus.
White Balance Auto, preset (daylight, shade, cloudy, tungsten light, white fluorescent light, flash), custom white balance correction, white balance bracketing Settings that assess and compensate for color conditions in any given lighting to ensure true-to-life color. Most digital cameras feature automatic white balance settings as well as the option to manually override such settings.
Flash Modes Auto, flash on, flash off, red-eye reduction on/off, slow sync Flash settings. Common modes include Auto (camera decides when the flash is needed), Red-Eye Reduction (minimizes eye reflections) and Fill (reduces deep shadows in bright sunlight).
External Flash Mount Yes (Also referred to as a hot shoe.) Available on some higher-end digital cameras (usually SLR digital cameras) to allow the addition of an external flash for extra light.
Focus Range 9.8′ – infinity Distance over which the camera is capable of focusing on the subject.
Movie Mode Yes Captures short, low-resolution video clips, sometimes with sound.
ISO Equivalent Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12,800, 25,600 Measurement of a digital camera’s light sensitivity, which is equivalent to a conventional camera’s film speed. The higher the ISO, the clearer the image in low-light conditions.
Camera Dock Not included
Image Storage Capacity Varies Number of images that can be stored on a digital camera’s built-in memory and/or included removable memory cards. This number varies depending on the resolution of each image. The higher the resolution of the image, the more storage space it takes up.
Batteries 1 battery pack LP-E12 (included)
Imaging Sensor Type CMOS Type of element used to convert light into a digital image. The most common types are CCD (charge-coupled device) and CMOS (complementary metal-oxide semiconductor).
Imaging Sensor Size 22.3mm x 14.9mm Size of the CCD or CMOS image sensor, usually measured in fractions of an inch (e.g., 1/1.8″ or 2/3″). In general, the larger the sensor, the better the picture quality.
Touchscreen Yes
Color Category Black
HD Movie Mode Yes
Smile Mode No
Waterproof No
Coldproof No
Shockproof No
Product Depth 2.7″
Low-Light/High Sensitivity Yes
Max ISO 12801 and higher
Frames Per Second 1 – 4
UPC 013803222654


EOS Bodies / EOS 100D Coming? [CR1]
« on: March 16, 2013, 08:41:52 AM »

The Small DSLR

We were told this morning that two new EOS cameras will be announced on March 21/22, 2013. One of them will be the “diminutive” EOS 100D and the other was unnamed by this new source. It was also mentioned that the price of the EOS 100D was “a bit expensive”.

The same source said no 70D was coming this week, and it will be announced later in the spring. This point contradicts the information given by some pretty good sources, though it’s not impossible that things have changed since I first heard good info about the 70D.



Lenses / TS-E 45mm & TS-E 90mm Finally Getting Replaced? [CR1]
« on: March 15, 2013, 07:25:02 AM »

The L treatment
There are a few reports out there that Canon will finally replace the TS-E 45mm and TS-E 90mm in 2013. We should expect a replacement announcement in Q2 of 2013. Both of these lenses have long been rumoured to be on the replacement docket. No one has come out and said they’ll be “L” replacements, but I think it only makes sense. This would give Canon the largest high end tilt-shift lineup on the market.

Also mentioned in the same announcement breath, was Canon answer to Nikon’s 14-24 f/2.8. A very long awaited lens.

Source: [NL]


Canon General / Creative Canon Invite for March 22
« on: March 15, 2013, 07:16:52 AM »

Projector Pen
Canon sent this invitation out for the press event next week on March 22. Beyond the standard paper invitation, they sent a pen with “IXUS/PowerShot” on it. The pen doubles as a projector, and projects the invite information.

It’s interesting that EOS is not on the pen, unless the function of the pen is a hint about a new PowerShot.

Invite Projector Pen

Invite Projector Pen


The invite

Source: [NP]


Lenses / Canon EF 200 f/2L IS & EF 800 f/5.6L IS [CR2]
« on: March 13, 2013, 10:45:10 AM »
New white lenses?
There has been some talk in the last little while about these two lenses possibly being replaced sooner than later. From personal experience, I know that Canon has discontinued the lens hood for the EF 800 f/5.6L IS, this hood also worked with the 400 f/2.8L IS. Another lens that has become quite hard to get is the EF 200 f/2L IS. I have talked to Canon Canada and they’ve been out of stock for a while with no ETA. That’s not always a perfect way to measure replacement of a lens, but with the more expensive ones, it usually is (I’d say 90%).

We’ve been told both lenses would be replaced after the EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x is officially announced and production has started.

Current stock levels on the EF 800 f/5.6L IS remain good, but how many $13,000 lenses do they sell? Replacements for both would make sense as Canon could use the same exterior materials that they’re using in the 200-400, EF 300 f/2.8L IS II, EF 400 f/2.8L IS II, EF 500 f/4L IS II & EF 600 f/4L IS II lenses.


EOS Bodies / The Next Rebel? [CR1]
« on: March 13, 2013, 10:12:39 AM »
The first spec list?
It looks like the first spec list of the “small DSLR” coming from Canon is making its rounds. I can confirm that the next Rebel is said to have the exact same sensor as the current 650D and EOS M. The big feature difference would probably be the size and some of the interface functionality. Let’s hope it doesn’t share the same AF performance of the EOS M when in liveview mode.


  • 18MP sensor (same sensor featured on the EOS M and EOS 650D)
  • DIGIC 5
  • Touchscreen similar to the EOS M
  • 9 focusing points
  • A new hybrid CMOS auto-focus
  • 98% viewfinder
  • 6fps
  • ISO up to 25,600
  • EF and EF-S lens support
  • HD video

The announcement for the next Rebel isn’t too far away, though we cannot confirm if it’s going to appear alongside the EOS 70D next week.

Source: [CW]


EOS Bodies / A New DSLR Line from Canon? [CR1]
« on: March 12, 2013, 08:17:19 AM »
Smaller than a Rebel?
Reports are out there that Canon may be working on a DSLR that is smaller and lighter than the current Rebel line. The camera would be an alternative to the EOS M line and possess all the DSLR performance you would expect, especially in the AF department.

We’ve seen some patents in the past that point to a smaller DSLR camera with an EVF. The only thing the camera probably requires is a certain depth to handle EF & EF-S lenses. It’s the first we’ve seen of it, but it’s definitely possible.

Source: [CW] via [DC]


Pricewatch Deals / Deals: A Few Lens Deals at
« on: March 07, 2013, 05:46:01 PM »
A few lens deals from have popped up. All of the lens deals include a B+W UV SHPMC Protective Filter ($65 value) and free USA shipping.

You’ll need to add these deals to the cart to see the discounted price and the filter.


Lenses / DPReview: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Review
« on: March 07, 2013, 09:33:56 AM »
From DPReview
The folks at DPReview have completed their extensive review of the pretty great Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II. Did they like it? It seems so, although the usual price complaint comes up again.

Says DPR.. “The answer, as usual, isn’t necessarily clear-cut, and depends on each individual photographers’ needs and preferences. Compared to the previous version, it offers weathersealing and a welcome reduction in weight. The Sigma can’t match it optically, especially on full frame, but is so much cheaper that many users may well be willing to overlook this, particularly if they use APS-C cameras. The Tamron looks like a very worthy competitor, offering impressive image quality, image stabilisation and weathersealing all in one package, and we aim to assess it fully in the near future. But quite simply the Canon offers such exceptionally good optics that, if you’re after the very best, there’s simply no other choice.”

Read the full review | Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II $2049 (add to cart)


EOS Bodies / Canon EOS 6D Firmware by June? [CR1]
« on: March 07, 2013, 09:09:56 AM »
Improvements coming?
We’re told that a firmware update for the EOS 6D will be coming in the May/June timeframe if things go to plan.

The biggest addition to the camera will be f/8 autofocus at the center point. The AI servo indicator may also be added.

The firmware will also include other bug fixes and tweaks.

Canon EOS 6D body at Adorama $1789 (add to cart)


EOS Bodies / Canon EOS 7D Mark II Information [CR1]
« on: March 07, 2013, 08:57:03 AM »
The battery does help a camera body autofocus an EF lens faster.

From Chuck Westfall… “In addition, the EOS-1D X achieves a higher lens motor drive speed with select L-series USM telephoto lenses than the 5D Mark III because of the 1D X’s more powerful battery pack.” [source]

Thanks Edwin


Some discussion has come up about AF performance being affected by battery voltage. The LP-E4 style batter in the 1D series is 11.1 volts, while the LP-E6 is 7.2 volts. I do not have the technical papers of the relationship between voltage and AF performance on for EF lenses. If such an article exists, I would love to see it. We were passing on information that came to us from a new source.

What to expect?
We’ve received some interesting information about the development of the EOS 7D Mark II.

We’re told at least one variation of the camera being developed has an integrated grip, really making it a “Baby EOS-1D X”. We’re told that the larger battery seen in the EOS-1D X is part of the reason it will autofocus bigger lenses better than a camera with say an LP-E6. If this is going to be targeted at sports and wildlife photographers, the bigger battery makes a lot of sense. I would expect the camera to be somewhat smaller, as the mirrorbox and prism wouldn’t need to be as large. It’s sounding like Canon is really going to test how much people are willing to spend on an APS-C body.

It is a 2013 camera by all indications, most likely the late summer/early fall.

No other specifications were mentioned.


Pricewatch Deals / Canon UK Cashbacks Coming?
« on: March 06, 2013, 04:05:31 PM »

New cashback program with Canon UK?

We’re told a cashback program will start in the UK tomorrow and run until March 31, 2013.

Some of the cashback deals may include:

  • 5D Mark III £160

  • 6D £100

  • 7D £80

  • 60D £65

  • 100 f/2.8L IS Macro £80

  • 16-35 f/2.8L II £160

  • 10-22 f/3.5-4.5 £80

  • 17-40 f/4L £80

  • 24-70 f/2.8L II £235

  • 8-15 f/4L Fisheye £155

  • 70-200 f/2.8L IS II £235

  • Speedlite 600EX-RT £80

  • G1X £30

  • G15 £30

  • S110 £20

  • SX50 £50

Any purchases made at Focus on imaging may also qualify for the cashbacks, we haven’t confirmed that though.

Source: [HU]


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