Canon Wants You to Upgrade to the EOS-1D X, or EOS 5D Mark III at Least

Stepping Up to a Canon EOS-1D X Digital SLR Camera

CanonUSA on YouTube posted two videos highlighting the features and advantages of the EOS-1D X, and especially wants you to upgrade to the EOS 5D Mark III :-)

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EOS-1D X price check: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Canon USA, Digitalrev, eBay

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EOS 5D Mark III price check: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Canon USA, Digitalrev, eBay

Why you should consider stepping up to Canon’s full-frame EOS 5D Mark III Digital SLR camera

Canon EOS 7D Mark II Review (CameraLabs)


Canon EOS 7D Mark II sample movie: Continuous AF / 1080 / 50p / 16000 IS

CameraLabs felt the pulse of Canon’s new APS-C flagship, the EOS 7D Mark II. It’s an exhaustive review that covers every aspect and feature of the 7D2.Final score is of 87/100.

In the conclusion they write:

There’s a lot to like here. The headlining 65-point AF system and 10fps continuous shooting really are a powerful combination, especially when coupled with evaluative metering. Configured to deploy intelligent tracking and recognition, the 7D Mark II enjoys an uncanny ability to find the desired subject, focus on it, meter correctly and effectively track it as you’re firing bursts. I tried it for wildlife, sports and event photography, and in each case came home with a high hit rate. I was particularly impressed how much I could trust the AF, metering and recognition to identify and correctly meter for people regardless of the lighting, their position on the frame or if they were wearing hats or scarfs. The broad spread of the AF array also means you can more confidently let the camera do the hard work with subjects closer to the edges than before, especially if you’re used to shooting full-frame.

Once more, the EOS 7D Mark II is compared to the high-end EOS-1D X:

[…] the 7D Mark II will give you most of [the EOS-1D X] handling performance in a smaller, lighter and much cheaper package. Indeed it’ll also throw-in AF in lower light, effective focusing for movies and a built-in GPS receiver.

CameraLabs’ review comes with sample movies and pics, and plenty of useful information.

Read more about the EOS 7D Mark II’s highlights: the excellent weather sealing, the highly advanced AF, and the industry leading high ISO performance (have a look here too). All our coverage on the EOS 7D Mark II can be seen here (and there is a lot).

Canon EOS 7D Mark II price check: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Canon USA, Digitalrev, eBay

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Canon EOS-1D C Price Drops by $1,000 (in Hong Kong)

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Canon EOS-1D C (Adorama | B&H Photo)

It appears the Canon EOS-1D C saw a price drop around $1,000 by Canon Hong Kong, where it is now selling for approx. $7,000 ($12,000 in USA). There are speculations these may mean something, like a replacement coming soon (don’t think so).

EOSHD writes:

According to EOSHD forum member Fabuloux, whose local dealer now sells the 1D C for HKD 54,000 ($7000 US dollars) the low price is a result of Canon lowering the official list price to $61,999 HK dollars. Sure enough you can view the new price on the official Canon Hong Kong website here.  That is now MUCH closer to the RRP in Hong Kong of the plain old 1D X, which sells for $44,000 ($5700 US dollars).

A difference of approx. $1,700 to the  EOS-1D X is an interesting point. Given the price in Hong Kong you may want to have a look on eBay to see if you can grab an EOS-1D C for $7,000.

[via EOSHD]