Deal Alert: EOS 6D, 5D Mark III, SL1, EOS 70D, and more Canon Cameras

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Plenty of excellent deals on eBay today, to see them all click here. Below, a select list:

  • Canon EOS 6D on sale for $1.359,82 by Top Rated eBay seller 6ave (99.2% positive ratings)
  • Canon EOS 6D on sale for $1,364.99 by Top Rated eBay seller GetItDigital (99.4% positive ratings)
  • Canon EOS 5D Mark III on sale for $2,368 by Top Rated eBay seller GetItDigital (99.4% positive ratings)
  • Canon EOS 5D Mark III on sale for $2,364.99 by Top Rated eBay seller GetItDigital (99.4% positive ratings)
  • Canon Rebel SL1 with 18-55mm IS STM lens on sale for $463.82 by Top Rated eBay seller 6ave (99.2% positive ratings)
  • Canon EOS-1D X on sale for $4,664.99 by Top Rated eBay seller GetItDigital (99.4% positive ratings)
  • Canon EOS 70D on sale for $858.99 by Top Rated eBay seller AllNewShop (99.2% positive ratings)
  • Canon EOS 70D with 18-55mm IS STM lens on sale for $949.95 by Top Rated eBay seller PhotoVideo4Less (99.8% positive ratings)

All latest holiday deals are regularly updated on the Holiday Deals 2014 page.

EOS 70D

Canon EOS 7D Mark II Review (DPReview)

EOS 7D Mark II Review

Photographic authority Digital Photography Review posted their exhaustive review and analysis of Canon’s new APS-C flagship, the EOS 7D Mark II.

Excerpts from the conclusion (emphasis added):

With 10 frames per second continuous shooting paired with a lightning fast autofocus system, featuring 65 cross-type sensors spread across the viewfinder, it’s hard to find a scenario the Mark II can’t keep up with. Add in iTR metering with face detection and tracking and the odds of nailing focus go up even more […]

The moment you pick up the 7D II you can tell it’s a solidly-built camera that that will withstand punishment. The body and control layout are virtually indistinguishable from the 5D III […]

With the 7D II Canon is putting a stake in the ground that it is committed to the crop sensor market. Although it will likely be seen as an aspirational camera for novices, or an upgrade path to people using more consumer oriented crop sensor bodies from Canon, the 7D II is unquestionably a pro camera. It’s built like a tank, […] and [has] an autofocus system to compete with the 1D X […] […] anyone who’s ever considered buying a 1D X should probably take a look at the 7D Mark II as well; it might actually meet your needs at a much lower price point.

The review is not without criticism:

The EOS 7 D Mark II may use an APS-C sensor, but it’s a pro-level camera in every respect. Its 10 frames per second shooting and blazing fast autofocus set it apart from most of its peers, but it also includes features such as Intelligent Tracking and Recognition (iTR) for improved focus tracking, Dual-Pixel autofocus for smooth, natural looking focus when shooting video, and well designed ergonomics that match Canon’s 5D Mark III. Its dynamic range and video quality fall behind some of its top-performing peers, but its performance is class-leading.

DPReview found the following cons:

  • Soft video lacks detail
  • iTR struggles to track fast moving subjects
  • Long screen blackout during live view shooting
  • No AF with continuous shooting in live view
  • No zebras to evaluate exposure
  • No focus peaking
  • No touch screen
  • No Wi-Fi

The 7D2 gets DPReview’s Silver Award (not the Gold Award), with an overall scoring of 84%. If you want to know everything there is to learn about the EOS 7D Mark II be sure to head over to DPReview and read the 19 pages long review.

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

EOS 7D Mark II Review

Want the Sensor Cleaning Kit Used by NASA on International Space Station?

Sensor Cleaning Kit

You know these pesky dust spots on your sensor that show up when shooting stopped down against a bright and uniform background? Get rid of it with a cleaning kit used by NASA on their International Space Station, on sale for just $49.99 at B&H.

The Lenspen SensorKlear Loupe Kit contains three separate tools to help ensure the sensor of your DSLR camera stays clean and free of image-degrading dust. The SensorKlear Loupe provides a magnified view of your sensor and enables you to detect if and where the dust is on your sensor. The Hurricane Blower permits quick and easy removal of dry dust by simply blowing it off. The SensorKlear II pen permits more critical dust removal for sticky dust and more difficult particles.

  • Includes loupe, blower, and pen to help identify and remove all types of dust from image sensor.
  • Used by NASA for use on International Space Station.

Sensor spots can also be removed with Lightroom 5, see here for a how-to.

Holiday Killer Deal: Canon EOS 5D Mark III, PIXMA Pro-100, Sandisk 32GB, and more – $2,450 (B&H)

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The price drops on select Canon gear lead to new bundles at competitive prices. B&H Photo has the Canon EOS 5D Mark III bundled with Canon’s PIXMA Pro-100 photo printer, 50 sheets of Canon photo paper, Sandisk 32GB memory card, Canon camera bag, and a spare battery, all on sale for $2,449.

A killer price, and by an authorised Canon dealer. The checkout price is $3,099, then you apply $650 mail-in rebate (instructions) = $2,449. Kit description after the break.

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Hot Deal: Canon Powershot N – $129 (instead of $299)

Powershot N

Today’s B&H Photo Deal Zone deal: Canon Powershot N on sale for $129 for limited time (compare to $299). Excellent deal.

  • 12.1MP High Sensitivity CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 5 Image Processor
  • 8x f/3.0 Optical Zoom Lens
  • 28-224mm Focal Length Equivalency
  • 2.8″ Capacitive Tilt-Touch LCD Panel
  • 1080p Full HD Video Capture
  • Built-in Wi-Fi Connectivity
  • One-Touch Mobile Device Connect Button
  • Creative Shot Mode

They also have the X-Rite ColorChecker Passport discounted to $49 after instant rebate and $10 mail-in rebate (instead of $99).