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Deal: Canon eStore Deals on Refurbished DSLRs

Deal: Canon eStore Deals on Refurbished DSLRs

The Canon eStore has added an additional 10% off select refurbished camera bodies.

Visit Canon eStore

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Which Canon Full Frame Camera is For You?

FroKnowsPhoto has posted a video asking (and answering) which Canon full frame camera he thinks is for you (plus the EOS 7D Mark II). Jared talks about the EOS 6D, 5D Mark III, EOS-1D X and the APS-C EOS 7D Mark II.

I agree with most of what Jared says, outside of the EOS 6D. I think for $1499 after rebates, it’s still a buy now camera. A replacement is going to cost closer to $2000 than the current $1500 pricetag. We’ve heard that the EOS 6D replacement may go a bit upmarket, which could bring a higher price.

EOS 7D Mark II $1799 | EOS 6D $1499 | EOS 5D Mark III $2799 | EOS-1D X $5999

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Deals: EOS-1D X & EOS 5D Mark III

Deals: EOS-1D X & EOS 5D Mark III

GetItDigital (99.4% approval) has a couple of deals on professional Canon DSLRs.

Canon EOS 5D Mark III $2329 (Reg $2799 after MIR) | Canon EOS-1D X $4624 (Reg $5999 after MIR)

*Note These are likely grey market items and may not qualify for a Canon USA warranty. Please check with the seller to see if they offer additional warranty.

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Opinion: Does Cinema EOS Mark the End of High Spec Canon DSLR Video?

Opinion: Does Cinema EOS Mark the End of High Spec Canon DSLR Video?

Andrew at EOSHD.com has posted an opinion piece on the future of high spec video features in Canon DSLRs. I’ve had this conversation with people in the past, and I feel somewhat the way Andrew does, in that I don’t see Canon speccing DSLRs as well as future Cinema EOS products. While I have been told a video focused DSLR is coming for NAB 2015, it won’t be a high end professional product.

There was a year when all I saw on videographer rigs was Canon DSLR cameras, but it seems that time has passed. I now see a lot of Cinema EOS cameras as well as smaller offerings from other manufacturers, and I do believe Canon wants videographers using C100’s as opposed to 5D Mark IIIs..

I agree with some of the points at EOSHD, but disagree with others. For Canon, it’s about making money and understanding markets with growth potential and markets in decline. The professional high margin segment is probably where the best chance of growth lies. I think selling more cameras and lenses to Hollywood along with support services is a much better strategy to grow revenue, and more importantly income, than it would be to offer a $2000 4K mirrorless camera for enthusiasts.

We’ll see how the next few years shapes up, and I expect 2015 will give us lots of hints of where Canon sees the future of videography & cinematography going.

From EOSHD
“If Canon announced that they were withdrawing from the enthusiast stills camera market, you’d be surprised. It’s a pretty big market. But withdraw from the enthusiast video market they almost certainly have at the moment, whether they meant to do or not.

Whilst we ponder Canon’s deeply uninspired 2014 in terms of technological innovation, consider this theory – Canon entered the enthusiast DSLR video market by accident and now they have pulled out of it by accident.

Whether they like it or not, Canon DSLRs are no longer 1st, 2nd, 3rd or even 4th best performing enthusiast options for video. Nikon, Sony, Panasonic and Samsung are all significantly ahead, and if we count Blackmagic (they’re actually more pro than enthusiast) Canon are down to 6th. Just 2 years ago they were 1st. What happened?”

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Deals: Black Friday Deals Still Live

Deals: Black Friday Deals Still Live

Below are some deals from Black Friday that are still live and in some cases are priced better than they were on Black Friday Weekend. We don’t know when the prices on these cameras will change, but they seem to be getting more aggressive as Christmas approaches. There’s also one day left on the B&H Photo deal for the EOS 5D Mark III w/printer bundle for $2449 (After MIR).

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