With Nikon officially announcing the D4S next week, we’re starting to see the usually unreliable mentions of Canon following suit with an announcement of their own. The latest being that Canon will announce a high end full frame DSLR some time in March.
We do not believe a camera above or replacing the EOS-1D X is on the immediate horizon, as we’ve seen a few small marketing campaigns for Canon’s flagship camera. Along with a feature adding firmware update that came out in January.
We’ve been told by a great source that Canon would announce 3 DSLRs in 2014. The first being the entry level DSLR that was announced last week. The replacement to the EOS 7D Mark II and a third camera that is currently unknown. There is always a chance of adding to the number of cameras in the way of a “development” announcement, but those are always hard to predict.
As always, whenever Nikon does something, there’s always an upturn of Canon speculation.
NAB is coming in April, so I would think Cinema EOS would get an announcement before the EOS line.
More to come.
Canon EOS-1D X Body $5848 (Reg $6799)
6ave (99.2% approval) is once again selling the Canon EOS 5D Mark III body for $2549 (Reg $3399) via ebay.
Canon EOS 5D Mark III $2549 via ebay
Have you ever wondered which cameras are used the most by the press? The graphic below sheds some light on which cameras are used the most by press photographers for the World Press Photo 2014 awards.
Canon is the dominant manufacturer, with the EOS-1D X, EOS 5D Mark III and EOS 5D Mark II leading the way for Canon.
Overall, Canon cameras are used for 58% of the images, with Nikon trailing at 28%.
Cameras used for the World Press 2014 Awards | Click for Larger
via [Hasta] & [TPB]
We’re told to expect a new EF-S 24mm STM prime lens to arrive some time in the summer. The EF-S lineup is due for a shot in the arm, especially with the expected arrival of the EOS 7D Mark II.
We’re also told that a new USM motor will also be introduced some time this year, and it will be called “C-USM”, which stands for Compact Ultrasonic Motor. This technology is likely to first appear in a new 50mm lens.
This info comes from a new source.
B&H Photo has a new shipment of Sigma 24-105mm f/4 DG OS lenses in stock and ready to go.
B&H also has the following deals.
GetItDigital still has the Canon EOS 5D Mark III body for $2799 via ebay.
Justin has completed our review of the Sigma 24-105mm f/4 OS. As expected, the lens is a real winner when compered to the Canon equivalent and is priced exceptionally well. Sigma’s quality, warranty and pricing are going to ensure that they’re worth your consideration at certain focal lengths.
“My opening line said it all: Sigma is absolutely killing it with these new lenses. They perform, look and are priced better than the Canon equivalents. …….. Their attention to industrial design and optics makes me think more of the even higher-end Zeiss lenses than it does a Canon, which is smart, because the cost difference between a Zeiss lens and Sigma is even greater, creating an even more compelling price gap in Sigma’s favour.”
Read the full review | Sigma 24-105 f/4 DG OS $899
Tokina showed off an AT-X PRO SD 24-70mm f/2.8 this past weekend at CP+ in Tokyo.
The new lens is expected until Photokina for an official announcement.
B&H Photo has a weekend deal on the Canon EOS 6D w/24-105 kit. They’re selling it for $2199 + 2% rewards (Reg $2499). As always, you must begin the checkout process to see the sale price.
Canon EOS 6D w/24-105 f/4L IS $2199 (Reg $2499)
Alternatively, if you want to go the mail-in rebate route, you can get a Canon EOS 6D w/24-105 f/4L IS kit with a Pixma Pro-100 for $2099 after a $400 mail-in rebate. The kit is $2499 at checkout.
Canon EOS 6D w/24-105 f/4L IS & Pixma Pro-100 $2099 (After $400 mail-in rebate)
Reviewed.com has their camera staff at CP+ in Tokyo and have taken some time to write a pretty extensive preview of the Canon PowerShot G1 X II. On the surface, they appear very positive about the camera. Keep in mind, these thoughts are without actual real world image samples and usability tests.
Some thoughts from reviewed.com
“The retooled Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II is a clear shot at the Sony Cyber-shot RX100 II—a camera that currently enjoys an undisputed reign atop the pocket cam hierarchy. And in some key specs, the Canon is a superior offering. Its lens is both brighter and has more reach, and the sensor’s a lot bigger, too. All of that ought to translate to higher image quality, especially in low light.”
Read the full article | Canon PowerShot G1 X II at B&H Photo
image credit: reviewed.com
GetItDigital (99.4% approval) has the Canon EOS 5D Mark III body for $2777 (Reg $3169) and the
Canon EOS-1D X for $5649 (Reg $6799). Both are being sold via ebay.
These prices probably won’t last too long.
Canon EOS 5D Mark III $2777 |
Canon EOS-1D X $5649