December 3, 2013
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UK Deals: Canon EOS 60D, 14mm f/2.8, 24mm TS

A bunch of upcoming Amazon UK Gold Box Deals, all start at 11am UK time:

December 3, 2013
Posted in News

Canon EOS M2 Officially Announced (no Dual Pixel AF) – Update: Sample Pics and Full Specs

Update: see EOS M2 sample pics here, full specs at the end of the post. Auto-Focus test video here.

Here it is – the Canon EOS M2. Smaller size (8% smaller, 104.9×65.2×31.6mm. 238g), WiFi, faster AF (2.3x faster than EOS M with firmware update), Hybrid CMOS AF II (covers 80% of the area), same look as before. The successor of the EOS M is here and will be available starting from mid december. The following kits will be available:

EOS M2 · Body - Black 64,800 yen
EOS M2 · EF-M18-55 IS STM lens kit EF-M 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 IS STM
Speedlite 90EX
Black / White 84,800 yen
EOS M2 · double lens kit EF-M 22mm F2 STM
EF-M 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 IS STM
Speedlite 90EX
Mount Adapter EF-EOS M
Black / White 104,800 yen
EOS M2 · Triple Lens Kit EF-M 22mm F2 STM
EF-M 11-22mm F4-5.6 IS STM
EF-M 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 IS STM
Speedlite 90EX
Mount Adapter EF-EOS M
Black / White 134,800 yen

EOS M (left) vs EOS M2 (right) (Image via Engadget JP)

The price should be around $600 for the body, and around $800 for the kit with the 18-55mm. Canon JP press release (text is machine translated):

Key Features

The new product is a model that inherits the concept model “EOS M” (9 January 2012), the balance of small size, light weight and high image quality equivalent to that of the digital single-lens reflex camera EOS series conventional. Evolved significantly AF performance from previous models, while equipped with a wireless LAN function anew, we are downsizing about 8% volume.
Users can in addition to fun to shooting full-fledged easily and comfortable, get the pleasure of after shooting to easily share with your friends and family a photograph by this.

Can be remarkably improved AF performance “hybrid CMOS AF II”

Over a wide area of ​​approximately 80% vertically and horizontally of the shooting screen, we have adopted to enable the combination of the imaging surface phase difference AF and contrast AF to “hybrid CMOS AF II”. As a result, in the ranging area wider than, enables fast focusing about 2.3 times ※ 2, it is possible to realize a shooting in the composition he wanted, ability to respond to a moving subject is improved conventional models ※ 1 will.

  • ※ conventional models that have been updated to firmware Ver.2.0 more than one comparison is “EOS M”.
  • ※ 2 One-Shot AF, Live AF multi-point, use “F3.5-5.6 IS STM EF-M18-55mm”, shooting at focal length 55mm.

High image quality equivalent to that of the digital single-lens reflex camera EOS series

By the deployment of the video engine DIGIC 5 and CMOS sensor APS-C size of about 18 million pixels, and has realized the continuous shooting performance of about 4.6 frames / second highest image quality and large-sized sensor only. In addition, you can be taken by commonly used ISO sensitivity of up to ISO12800 ※ 3 (extension ISO25600), with reduced noise even in dark.

  • ※ common ISO sensitivity of 3 movie shooting is the highest ISO6400.

Built-in wireless LAN function of the Wi-Fi enabled

Smartphone from a Wi-Fi enabled, remote operation ※ 4, such as the incorporation of still images that are recorded to the memory card in the camera and taking still pictures can be done.

  • ※ The operation from 4 smartphone, dedicated application EOS Remote (free of charge) is required. EOS Remote is compatible with iOS and Android, but it does not guarantee the operation in all models.

Market trend of interchangeable lens digital camera

Sales of interchangeable lens type digital camera of 2012 (worldwide) has reached to about 18 million units of about 13% increase over the previous year. I expect have been affected by the economic downturn in China and Europe mainly in 2013, but to maintain and about 18 million units, the same level as the prior-year level. (Canon research)

  • ※ I will include both single-lens reflex Non-reflex lens that can be exchanged digitally.

Full specifications of the Canon EOS M2:

Image Sensor
CCD pixels 18Mp (Megapixels)
Pixels (W) 5184
Pixels (H) 3456
Sensor Type CMOS
Sensor Size APS-C
Sensor Size (width) 22.3mm
Sensor Size (height) 14.9mm
Aspect Ratio
  • 3:2
  • 4:3
  • 16:9
  • 1:1
LCD Monitor
LCD Monitor 3in
Screen resolution 1,040,000 dots
Touch Screen Yes
Focusing modes
  • Autofocus
  • Face Detection
  • AF Tracking
  • Manual
  • Touch AF
Exposure Control
Shutter speeds shortest 1/4000sec
Shutter speeds longest 30sec
Exp modes
  • Program
  • Aperture-Priority
  • Shutter-Priority
  • Manual
  • Scene modes
  • Program Variable
  • Centre-weighted – Average
  • ESP Light Metering
  • Centre Spot
ISO sensitivity 100 – 25600
White balance
  • Auto
  • Manual
  • Outdoors/Daylight
  • Cloudy
  • Incandescent
  • Fluorescent
  • Shade
  • Flash
Exposure Comp +/-3
Viewfinder Resolution No Data
Shooting Options
Continuous shooting 4.6fps
Movie mode Yes
Video Resolution
  • 1920×1080
Video FPS 30, 25,24
Stereo Sound Yes
Optical Zoom with Video Yes
Other Features
Image Stabilisation No
Card Type
  • SD
  • SDHC
  • SDXC
File Type
  • RAW
  • JPG
  • RAW + JPG
Power Source
Battery Type LP-E12 Lithium Ion
CIPA Rating 230
Box Contents
Box Contents No Data
Weight 274g
Width 104.9mm
Height 65.2mm
Depth 31.6mm

[via DCI & DWI]

December 2, 2013
Posted in Deals

Cyber Monday Canon Deals Round-up (continually updated)

Cyber Monday Canon Deals

Check all Black Friday/Cyber Monday deals at
Amazon | Canon Direct Store | Best Buy | eBay | Adorama | DigitalRev | B&H

The Cyber Monday deals round-up – more deals are listed here (most BF deals are still live).


December 2, 2013
Posted in Deals

Just For A few Hours: Adobe Lightroom 5 (Mac/Win) for $72.99 (exp. 4pm EST)

Lightroom 5

Cyber Monday Special: Adorama has Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 (Mac/Win) for $72.99 (click here). The deal expires 4pm EST. More selected Cyber Monday deals here.

Same Adorama but on eBay is selling LR5 for $69.97 (click here).

Update: Amazon also jumped on this offer: Lightroom 5 (Mac/Win) for $69.99 (click here).

All these offers are time limited (aka: few hours)

December 2, 2013
Posted in Deals

Warning: Canon EOS 5D Mark III for $2899 (Update)

HOT: Amazon has the Canon EOS 5D Mark III for $2899 (click here). Believe me: this price will not last long! Add the item to the cart to see the price.

Update: B&H has the EOS 5D Mark III for $2899 (click here) bundled with the following accessories: SanDisk 32GB, Watson LP-E6 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, Canon 200DG Deluxe Gadget Bag, Oben ACM-2400 4-Section Aluminum Monopod

The EOS 5D Mark III with the 24-105mm f/4L IS is $3349 (click here), the 5D3 with the 24-70mm f/4L IS is $4199 (click here). On the landing page select the desired kit configuration.

More selected Canon Cyber Monday deals here.

Check all Black Friday/Cyber Monday deals at
Amazon | Canon Direct Store | Best Buy | eBay | Adorama | DigitalRev | B&H

December 2, 2013
Posted in Rumors

Breaking News: Canon EOS M2 Specifications Leaked

Canon EOS M2

We just reported that the Canon EOS M2 is set to be announced soon. Now, a few specs have been leaked. The EOS M2 could be announced in a few days.

According to digicame-info (translated) the Canon EOS M2 will have the following specs:

- APS-C 18MP sensor
- Hybrid CMOS AF II
- AF speed is about 2.3 times the current type at one-shot AF · multi-point AF
- Video Servo AF
- Image processing engine DIGIC5
- Continuous shooting 4.6 frames / second
- ISO sensitivity up to ISO12800 (ISO25600 extended)
- The 8% reduction of body size (volume) compared with EOS M
- It is equipped with Wi-Fi
- Allows remote operation of the smartphone
- Can be transferred photos smartphone, printer, etc. iMAGE GATAWAY

Nothing to get particularly excited about, except for the size reduction and the built-in WiFi. But more than anything else: no Dual Pixel AF?? This looks to be a modest incremental evolution of the EOS M, not featuring Canon’s latest sensor and sensor technology. This appears to be the sensor of the Rebel SL1/EOS 100D.

Canon EOS M with 18-55mm IS STM lens on B&H for $299 (click here).