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).

February 13, 2014
Posted in Reviews

More Canon Powershot G1 X II Presentation and Demo Videos

Video presentations of the new Canon Powershot G1 X II are showing up on the Internet. The video above is a concept video, the videos below are named “Travel in Portugal” and “Travel in Morocco”, respectively. All videos by YouTube user canonplex.

There is also some information about the viewfinder to grab: the EVF-DC1 has 2,360k resolution and is tiltable.

The Canon Powershot G1 X II has been officially announced February 12th, and can be pre-ordered for $799 at Amazon | B&H Photo | Adorama. Availability: April 2014.

[via DicaHub]

Powershot G1 X II accessories:

  • Canon WP-DC53 WATERPROOF CASE for G1X Mark II: B&H Photo
  • Canon LH-DC80 LENS HOOD for G1X Mark II: B&H Photo
  • Canon FA-DC58E FILTER ADAPTER for G1X Mark II: B&H Photo

Amazon and Adorama and B&H Photo have landing pages with pre-order links for all the new Canon Powershot cameras announced today.

Powershot G1 X II

February 13, 2014
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Canon Rebel T5/EOS 1200D Sample Pictures Published

Rebel T5

Canon Japan published a set of sample pictures and a video shot with the new Canon Rebel T5/EOS 1200D. Full resolution images can be downloaded.

The Canon Rebel T5/EOS 1200D has been officially announced and is available for pre-order for $549 at Amazon and B&H Photo and Adorama. Availibility: March 2014.


February 13, 2014
Posted in Rumors

Another Canon EOS 7D Replacement Spec List

EOS 7D Replacement

EOSHD posted a list of supposed specs of the successor of the Canon EOS 7D (price & specs). The specs appear to have been mentioned during Panasonic’s presentation of the GH4.

The specs are different from previously rumored specs:

  • 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

Hmm, same old AF system? Only 8 fps? No WiFi?

The rumor also suggests that the replacement for the EOS 7D is “in the hands of a very elite few pros at the Sochi Winter Olympics in Russia, along with the Nikon D4S“.

For the time being it is not even sure that the 7D successor will be named EOS 7D Mark II :-)

[via EOSHD]

February 12, 2014
Posted in Deals

Deal: Canon EOS 5D Mark III – $2820

 EOS 5D Mark III Top Rated Plus seller getitdigital (99.4% positive ratings) on eBay has the Canon EOS 5D Mark III on sale for $2,819.99. Free shipping and limited quantity.