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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?”

Read the full article

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Deal: Canon EOS 70D Bundle at Adorama $799

Deal: Canon EOS 70D Bundle at Adorama $799

Canon EOS 70D Digital SLR Camera Body – Special Promotional Bundle with printer

$799 after $350 Mail in Rebate

Bundle includes:

  • Canon EOS 70D Digital SLR Camera Body
  • Canon PIXMA PRO-100 Professional Photo Inkjet Printer
  • Canon SG-201 Photo Paper Plus Semi-Gloss, 13×19″, 50 Sheets
  • Slinger Bag, Single Strap Backpack / Shoulder Bag, Black
  • Kodak 32GB Class 10 High Speed SDHC Card

Price in cart: $1,149 – $350 Mail in rebate = $799

Mail-in Rebate instructions: http://www.adorama.com/pdfs/rebates/Canon_Camera_MIR_claim_form_10_14.pdf

Free US Shipping.  Expires Tuesday 10/08

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Friday Deals: Canon EOS 70D at Adorama

Friday Deals: Canon EOS 70D at Adorama

Below are some weekend deals on Canon EOS 70D bundles. All of these deals expire on September 20, 2014. You can download the mail-in rebate form here.

Canon EOS 70D Digital SLR Camera Body – Special Promotional Bundle

Bundle Includes:

  • Canon EOS 70D Digital SLR Camera Body (Regular $1,199)
  • Canon PIXMA PRO-100 Professional Photo Inkjet Printer (Regular $398)
  • Canon SG-201 Photo Paper Plus Semi-Gloss, 13×19″, 50 Sheets (Regular $38.41)
  • Slinger Bag, Single Strap Backpack / Shoulder Bag, Black (Regular $59.95)
  • Kodak 32GB Class 10 High Speed SDHC 200x Write, 60x Read (Regular $39.95)

Final price $799.00 after $350 Mail-in Rebate

 

Canon Canon EOS 70D Digital SLR Camera with EF-S 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens – Special Promotional Bundle

Bundle Includes:

  • Canon Canon EOS 70D Digital SLR Camera with EF-S 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens (Regular $1,349)
  • Canon PIXMA PRO-100 Professional Photo Inkjet Printer (Regular $398)
  • Canon SG-201 Photo Paper Plus Semi-Gloss, 13×19″, 50 Sheets (Regular $38.41)
  • Slinger Bag, Single Strap Backpack / Shoulder Bag, Black (Regular $59.95)
  • Kodak 32GB Class 10 High Speed SDHC 200x Write, 60x Read (Regular $39.95)

Final price $999.95 after $350 Mail in Rebate

 

Canon EOS 70D Digital SLR Camera with EF-S 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens – Special Printer Bundle

Bundle Includes:

  • Canon EOS 70D Digital SLR Camera with EF-S 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens (Regular $1,549)
  • Canon PIXMA PRO-100 Professional Photo Inkjet Printer (Regular $398)
  • Canon SG-201 Photo Paper Plus Semi-Gloss, 13×19″, 50 Sheets (Regular $38.41)
  • Slinger Bag, Single Strap Backpack / Shoulder Bag, Black (Regular $59.95)
  • Kodak 32GB Class 10 High Speed SDHC 200x Write, 60x Read (Regular $39.95)
  • Green Extreme LP-E6 Lithium-Ion Rechargeable Battery Pack (Regular $34.95)

Final Price: $1,199.00 After $350 Mail in Rebate

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Deals: EOS 5D Mark III, EOS 6D, EOS 70D Kit & 24-105L

Deals: EOS 5D Mark III, EOS 6D, EOS 70D Kit & 24-105L

GetItDigital (99.4% approval) is selling the Canon EOS 5D Mark III body for $2659 via ebay.
Canon EOS 5D Mark III $2659 (Reg $3199)

GetItDigital (99.4% approval) is selling the Canon EOS 6D body for $1599 (Reg $1699 after $200 MIR) via ebay.
Canon EOS 6D Body $1599 ($1699 after MIR)

BigValueInc (99.4% approval) is selling the Canon EOS 6D w/24-105 f/4L IS kit for $1899 via ebay.
Canon EOS 6D w/24-105 f/4L IS $1899 (Reg $2299)

BigValueInc (99.4% approval) is selling the Canon EOS 70D w/18-135 IS STM kit for $1099 via ebay.
Canon EOS 70D w/18-135 IS STM $1099 (Reg $1499)

deals-all-year (99.8% approval) is selling the Canon EF 24-105 f/4L IS for $619 via ebay.
Canon EF 24-105 f/4L IS $619 (Reg $1149)

*All of the above items are most likely grey market, and may not be covered by a Canon USA warranty.

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EOS 7D Mark II & Photokina

EOS 7D Mark II & Photokina

We’re standing by the specifications we posted a few days ago for the Canon EOS 7D Mark II. We and others have received suggestions that the sensor in the camera is actually going to be 24mp, which contradicts the very solid evidence we have that says it will indeed be 20.2mp. What our information doesn’t specify is whether or not it’s the identical sensor to the EOS 70D.

If what we posted turns out not to be true, it will be the greatest hoax of specs that I have seen in the 6 years we’ve been around. I will release what we have in our possession after the announcement if it turns out we were wrong.

Lenses at Photokina
We have nothing we’d call better than 50/50 on what lenses will show up for Photokina. If you know what’s coming, please let us know. You can do so anonymously here.

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