Canon Germany promotion “10 wins”, every 10 applications one winner

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Canon Germany has an interesting Winter cash-back promotion, “10 gewinnt” (10 wins). Customers can apply to get back the entire price they paid for their Canon product. Canon states that one out of 10 applications will be a winner, so the chances are pretty high. You can also apply more than one time if you buy more than one Canon product.

Click here to check the offer. Many recent Canon products are eligible, click here to see them all. To see the original Canon Germany press text click here. Among the eligible products are the EOS 5D Mark III, EOS 750D/760D, EOS 7D Mark II, EOS M3, and more.

The offer expires 31/01/2016. Thanks Cheryll for the tip.

Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM deal – $1,199.95 (Regular $1,699)

Canon EF 100-400mm F/4.5-5.6L IS USM Deal – $1,199.95 (Regular $1,699)

Adorama has the regarded workhorse lens Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM on sale at $1,199.95, compare at $1,699. Pretty good price for this “L”-graded lens. You will also get back $28 in Adorama rewards. Free shipping.

Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L USM key features after the break.

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Canon EOS M10 is already $100 off (and link to user manual)

Canon EOS M10 Is Already $100 Off (and Link To User Manual)

It appears the Canon EOS M10 is $100 off the announcement price (1 month ago). The kit with the new EF-M 15-45mm IS STM is on sale at $499. The EOS M10 manual can be downloaded here.

All Canon EOS M10 kits & options: Amazon | B&H Photo | Digitalrev | eBay | Adorama | Canon USA

Canon EOS M10 key features:

  • 18.0MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 6 Image Processor
  • 3.0″ 1.04m-Dot Tilting Touchscreen LCD
  • Full HD 1080p Video at 30/24 fps
  • Built-In Wi-Fi Connectivity NFC
  • Hybrid CMOS AF II, 49-Point System
  • Up to 4.6 fps and Expandable ISO 25600
  • Creative Assist and Self Portrait Mode
  • EF-M 15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM Lens

Canon EF-M 15mm f/2 STM lens for EOS M coming in 2016? [CW1]

Canon EF-M 15mm F/2 STM Lens For EOS M Coming In 2016? [CW1]

I have been told (thanks) that Canon may announce an EF-M 15mm f/2 STM lens for the EOS M system, somewhen in Q1-Q2 2016.

While 15mm on an APS-C sensor are equivalent to 24mm on full-frame sensor, and hence resolve to a “classic” focal lenght, I do not think this rumor is reliable. However, I am pretty sure Canon will announce an EF-M 35mm f/1.8 STM lens in 2016. We were first to report this rumor, and it appears there is a lot of people who likes it, at least according to the many sites that picked up the rumor after it was posted on CW.

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Canon Powershot G5 X and Powershot G9 X hands-on, and link to user manuals

Canon Powershot G5 X And Powershot G9 X Hands-on, And Link To User Manuals

Canon Watch reader Al had the chance to quickly try out the new Canon Powershot G5 X and Powershot G9 X. He was also so kind to send me the download links for the user manuals.

Here are Al’s impression:

Canon Powershot G9 X (B&H Photo | Adorama | Amazon):

  • Can be almost considered as the S120‘s replacement, except for the touch-only rear control interface which is a BIG issue.  Without the usual RHS control set (cursor/four-way dial) the touch-only operation is really a real problem especially if one has large fingers.  And as usual, touch buttons can be mis-pressed very easily during operation.  Despite the shorter focal zoom length, could’ve otherwise been the perfect Powershot compact P+S had the full RHS control config been retained;
  • In case of touch panel failure, the G9X will be pretty much inoperable at system level.  In fact I’ve witnessed a demo G7X at the same showroom where the touch operation has completely failed (even with the function set to “on”), only to be operative as usual thanks to the RHS rear control set.  Showroom staff has been informed of the matter;
  • NO live histogram display during EV shift unless with specific camera operation.  The first of the high-end Powershot kind that exhibits such issue, which typically appears on other make/models like the Sony RX100/II/III/IV, and some low-end Olympus Stylus compacts.  Adjusting EV via touching the onscreen EV scale results in an EV sub-menu with an enlarged EV scale and +/- touch buttons but nothing else.  Live histo display during EV shift is only possible by adjusting via the frontal lens ring.  IMHO Canon could (and should) follow the steps of Nikon and Ricoh to include an enlarged (and compulsory) histo display during menu-based EV shift operation;

Canon Powershot G5 X (B&H Photo | Adorama | Amazon):

  • Nearest replacement to the outgoing G16 except for the shorter zoom focal length (the G16’s tele up to 140mm is much preferred).  Similar controls to previous models.  Smoother EV dial (much better than on the G7X for instance).  Also smooth frontal dial (above camera grip);
  • Relatively dimmer EVF than expected.  Even with brightness level set to 5 (max.) the EVF’s view still feels dim.  Rear touch panel’s brightness settings appear more normal;
  • Weak flash.  Didn’t get to tweak the flash settings, but overall feels a bit weaker than expected.  Apparently no zoom flash feature; (on both cameras as well as older GxX models)
  • Not sure why Canon would default the image aspect ratio to the typical 35mm’s 3:2.  Setting the ratio to the usual 4:3 (as in smaller image sensors up to m43) results in decreased pixel count to 18MP
Powershot g5 x

Powershot G5 X