B&H has a bunch of new deals on various Canon and Sigma products that may be of some interest.
First up are a couple of entry level DSLR deals on the EOS 60D and on the refurbished EOS Rebel SL1:
Canon EOS SL1 w/18-55 IS STM $469 (Reg $649) | Canon EOS 60D w/18-135 IS $999 (Reg $1199)
Clearance of EOS 7D accessories has begun, you can get the BG-E7 battery grip for $109:
Canon BG-E7 Battery Grip for EOS 7D $109
You can also save $200 on the Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM APO:
Sigma 150-500mm DG OS HSM APO $869 (Reg $1069)
All of these deals come with free expedited shipping in the United States.
Amazon is currently offering instant discounts on select Canon APS-C DSLRs. Some of the savings are as much as $200.
See Canon DSLR deals at Amazon
Marketing for the new camera now under way
We’re told that the EOS 70D is in final testing and in the hands of some ‘Explorers of Light’. Canon is currently in the middle of production on a few commercials for the 70D that have been shot at various spots around the globe.
It currently looks like July is when we’ll see the replacement to the 60D finally get announced.
We’re told Canon is holding press events on Tuesday, April 23, 2013. We have not seen any official invites, but this does come from a known source. I will post any invites I receive here to confirm.
No mention of what products to expect, though I would think an announcement for the EOS 70D must be close.
Pay close attention to the new sensor in the Canon EOS SL1 as far as performance goes. We’re told this sensor will appear in the EOS 70D, but not the EOS 7D Mark II.
Invites appear to have gone out for March 21, 2013 in the Czech Republic, the invite can be seen below.
A Thursday announcement day is a bit different. Most announcement days I can remember are either on a Tuesday or a Friday. I’ll probably see more invites in the coming days that will clarify the date.
Product announcement invite in the Czech Republic.
and another invitation for March 22, 2013.
“Whole new image world”
Canon EOS 70D Coming?
A few places are mentioning March 22, 2013 as an announcement date for Canon. We’re expecting the new Canon EOS 70D to be announced, and it will be a big step up from the EOS 60D in terms of technology.
Also expect some lower end PowerShots to be announced on the same day as the EOS 70D. There is no word on a lens announcement.