Not big news to be honest, just another confirmation that the EOS 7D Mark II is set to be announced around Summer 2014, or “in the first half” of 2014. The 7D II is said to be a “pro-oriented” APS-C DSLR – that’s quite straightforward since the EOS 70D covers most (if not all) aspects a semi-pro or enthusiasts photog needs. The new sensor we reported gets also confirmed. According to my sources Canon is prototyping two kinds of sensors, a 20MP and a 24MP, both will have Dual Pixel AF. The only real news is this: the EOS 7D Mark II could feature a new variation of auto-focus system, an AF system it will share with an upcoming, new EOS-1 body. Finally. the EOS 7D Mark II is said to come with WiFi, GPS and the largest LCD screen seen so far on a Canon DSLR.
Canon USA press release:
TOKYO, November 12, 2013—On November 8, Typhoon Haiyan, one of the most powerful storms ever recorded, struck the central Philippines, causing massive damage and loss of life.
We at Canon extend our heartfelt condolences to all those affected by this catastrophe and our thoughts go out to the victims and their families. Although the road to recovery will be challenging and take time, we hope that the region will soon be able to begin the rebuilding and healing process.
The Canon Group is aiding in the relief efforts for victims of the typhoon with a donation totaling 10 million yen (approximately US$102,000). The company is currently considering to which humanitarian aid organization the donation will be made.
Top rated plus eBay seller bigvalueinc (98.3% positive ratings) has the EF 24-105mm f/4L IS lens on offer for $720 (click here). It’s a new item in its original box, free shipping. Please note the sellers statement:
- This lens is 100% brand new.
- These are lenses that were originally packaged with Canon Camera Kits. We sold the Canon Kits in a quantity order, and we had simply removed the Lenses and placed them in their own box with all original foam packaging.These Lenses are limited quantity only.
Canon press release:
Canon EOS-1D C first digital SLR camera to meet EBU HD Tier 1 imaging requirements for broadcast production
TOKYO, Japan, November 12, 2013—Canon Inc. today announced that the EOS-1D C digital SLR camera, part of the company’s Cinema EOS System lineup of digital cinematography products, has been independently tested in accordance with European Broadcasting Union (EBU)1 standards for HD content acquisition.2 The tests found that the EOS-1D C is the first digital SLR camera to satisfy the stringent testing criteria for HD production.
Authorized Canon dealer buydig (99.4% positive ratings) on eBay has a pretty good Canon EOS M deal: the EOS M with EF-M 18-55mm IS STM and EF-M 22mm f/2 STM lenses, and the Speedlite 90EX for the superdiscounted price of $420 (click here). New item, USA warranty, limited stock at this price.