February 14, 2014
Posted in Deals

Sandisk And Lexar Memory Card Deals


B&H has some good memory card deals going on (until supply lasts).

February 14, 2014
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Deal Warning: Canon EOS 5D Mark III ($2777) and Canon EOS-1D X ($5650)

EOS-1D X Firmware

Top Rated Plus eBay seller getitidigital (99.4% positive ratings) has two very good deals that are live now and probably won’t last long:

February 14, 2014
Posted in Rumors

Did Panasonic Inadvertently Leak The Canon EOS 7D Replacement Specs?

EOS 7D Replacement

Thanks Alan for the link.

The crop above is taken from a slide of Panasonic’s presentation of the GH4, and shows some (supposed) specs for the EOS 7D replacement. I previously reported about that. The whole presentation found its way to the web, and to the forums of Personal View as a downloadable PDF.

On page 10 you have the comparison with Panasonic’s competitors, and with a speculated successor of the Canon EOS 7D (price & specs). These specs differ from previously reported specs, and describe a DSLR without any exciting feature, and look as if they were made by Panasonic’s marketing department. Hopefully Canon will surprise us with something more innovative. To sum up, the EOS 7D replacement specs shown at Panasonic’s GH4 presentation are:

  • 20MP sensor
  • ISO 100-12,800 (25600 extended)
  • 1/8000 shutter
  • Quiet shutter mode
  • Phase detect AF, 19 area
  • 8fps continuous shooting
  • Buffer size – 15 raw, 126 JPEG
  • 3.0″ 1040k dot LCD (touch screen) – not articulated
  • Weather sealed (as original 7D)
  • 910g weight

To compare, the other rumored spec list for the EOS 7D replacement:

  • ~24MP sensor with Dual Pixel CMOS AF
  • Auto-Focus system similar to the EOS 5D Mark III (61 points), possibly the same as 5D3
  • High frame rate, 10-12 fps
  • “high grade” weather sealing, like Canon’s professional DSLRs
  • Dual Digic V+ processor
  • Single card slot
  • WiFi & GPS
  • Innovative video features
  • Price around $2000
  • Very good ISO performance

Hard to believe that the specs shown at Panasonic’s presentation have something to do with Canon’s next APS-C flagship. And it is hard to make predictions for the EOS 7D replacement, which should be announced around Q3 2014.

EOS 7D Replacement

[via 43rumors]



February 14, 2014
Posted in Reviews

Canon Powershot G1 X Mark II First Impressions Review

Image courtesy: reviewed.com

The Canon Powershot G1 X Mark II easily is the most interesting of the gear announced by Canon for the CP+ show. A small, compact camera packed with features, and with a bright, fast lens. Not to forget the big sensor (smaller than APS-C and bigger than 4/3) that delivers close-to-DSLR image quality. The G1 X II sells for $799 and is expected to ship in May 2014.

The folks at reviewed.com are in Yokohama for the CP+ show, and they got a chance to play around with the G1 X Mark II. Some excerpts:

  • The G1 X Mark II is smaller in every dimension than its predecessor, though the biggest size savings by far is in height
  • Ergonomically, the camera doesn’t suffer much for its slimmer, shorter profile. The grip is actually a bit deeper and narrower, and the new faux-leather covering still provides plenty of traction.
  • The G1 X Mark II is a comprehensively better camera than the G1 X, but its new lens is by far its greatest improvement [24-120mm f/2–3.9]
  • Autofocus has been significantly beefed up. The new system offers 31 AF points, compared to nine on the original G1 X

Conclusion and pre-order links after the break.

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February 14, 2014
Posted in Reviews

Canon Professional Network Article About New MR-14EX II Macro Ring Flash


The Canon Professional Network published a short article about the new MR-14EX II Macro Ring Flash announced yesterday.

Canon has expanded the EOS System with the launch of the new Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX II. Designed for enthusiast and professional DSLR photographers who are passionate about macro photography, the Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX II provides incredible flexibility to light and shoot a diverse range of subjects, and features independent flash heads, increased responsiveness and enhanced Custom Functions.

Canon’s new Canon MR-14EX II Macro Ring Light can be pre-ordered for $549 at B&H Photo and Adorama.

February 13, 2014
Posted in Deals

Deal: Canon EOS 5D Mark III w/ 24-105mm f/4l IS, PIXMA Pro-100 (and more accessories) – $3198

5D Mark III

Adorama has the Canon EOS 5D Mark III with the EF 24-105mm f/4L IS lens, the PIXMA Pro-100 photo printer, a 16GB memory card, a bag, and photo paper on sale for $3198 after a $400 mail-in rebate. Note that the final price where the MIR is applied shows up during checkout ($3598).