November 15, 2013
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Canon EOS 70D Review (Best of Year Award 2013)

EOS 70D Review

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Reviewed.com (formerly DigitalCameraInfo.com) reviewed the Canon EOS 70D. The EOS 70D got two awards: the “Editor’s Choice” and “Best of Year”. I could not agree more with their conclusion:

Ultimately, this [the EOS 70D] is still the best all-around DSLR in this price segment, pending our test of the Pentax K-3. The video quality is top notch, the still image quality only suffers in extreme low light, and Dual Pixel AF offers a usability advantage that nobody else can match. For a consumer-level shooter or hobbyist that wants a durable, control-laden DSLR that can do video and stills equally well, the 70D is the choice to beat. That said, the 70D still feels like a bit of a missed opportunity; had Canon simply matched their competition and included a headphone jack and a second card slot, this would be a slam dunk selection across the board. As it stands it’s still an impressive update that improves on the 60D in many ways, but there’s certainly room for future improvement.

About the Dual Pixel AF they write:

Dual Pixel AF is a massive upgrade over previous DSLR video efforts. In the DSLR video revolution, this is the storming of the Bastille. Even cameras that offer integrated phase-detect on sensors aren’t this smooth, as they only draw from maybe 100 points at most. For the 70D, having the entire sensor feeding autofocus information results in simple, accurate AF with none of the hitches that have tripped up previous DSLRs

If you are interested in knowing more, there is an interview with the engineers behind the EOS 70D and its revolutionary AF system.

The review is divided in the following sections:

  1. Introduction
  2. Design and Features
  3. Performance
  4. The Science
  5. Comparisons
  6. Conclusion

and delivers all the information and knowledge you may need.

Canon EOS 70D: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Canon USA, Digitalrev, eBay

EOS 70D

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November 14, 2013
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Warning: Refurbished Canon Rebel T4i w/ 18-135mm IS STM for $675

Thanks Sally. Top Rated Plus eBay seller robertscamera (99.5% positive ratings) has refurbished Canon Rebel T4i with the EF-S 18-135mm IS STM lens for the pretty cool price of $675 (click here). USA refurbished, USA warranty.

November 14, 2013
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Last Days To Get a Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II for just $1899

Canon EF 70-200mm

These are the very last days to get the Canon EF-70-200mm f/2.9L IS II lens at B&H with the double discounts ($600), $300 instant rebate and $300 mail-in rebate: the lens is yours for $1899 (click here) – that’s a killer price for that lens. Moreover, you get 4% rewards and shipping is free. Product description after the break.

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November 14, 2013
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Warning: Canon EOS 6D w/ Accessories ($1643), EOS 5D Mark III ($2859)

Canon EOS 6D

eBay seller 6ave (99.2% positive ratings) has the Canon EOS 6D with a no name 32GB memory card, a spare battery and battery charger, and a bag on sale for $1642 (click here). New item, free shipping, limited stock at this price.

eBay seller rythercamera (99.5% positive ratings) has the Canon EOS 5D Mark III body only for $2859 (click here). New item in original box. Plus you get a free cleaning kit & free screen protector.
. Limited stock at this price.

November 14, 2013
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Canon EOS-1D C Firmware Upgrade Available (ver. 1.3.4)

 EOS-1D C Firmware

Canon EOS -1D C: B&H | Adorama | rent it at Borrow Lenses

The announced firmware update for the Canon EOS-1D C is available. As with previous firmware releases for the EOS-1D C, this one too can not be downloaded and installed on your own. Instead, you have to send in your EOS-1D C to an authorized service center.

Firmware Version 1.3.4 incorporates the following improvements.

Details
1. Peripheral Illumination and Lens Aberration Correction data has been added for Canon EF-mount Cinema lenses. *1) *2)

*1) EOS Utility Version 2.13.25 (or later) is required to upload the correction data to the camera. The latest update for this software can be downloaded from our web site.

*2) Does not apply to Canon EF Cinema zoom lenses CN-E 14.5-60mm T2.6 L S and CN-E 30-300mm T2.95-3.7 L S.

2. A line-level audio input accepting a mini 3.5mm connector has been added.

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November 14, 2013
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The White Kiss is Here – Canon Releases White Rebel SL1/EOS 100D (only in JP)

White Rebel SL1

After some teasing (somewhat new for Canon) the “white Kiss” is finally here. Canon announced that the white Kiss X7/Rebel SL1/EOS 100D will be available in Japan starting November 28th. No spec updates or changes, just a white body and a white Ef 40mm f/2.8 lens. Canon Japan has a dedicated page (translated).

Canon Rebel SL1/100D price check: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Canon USA, Digitalrev, eBay

November 13, 2013
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New Firmware Updates for Canon EOS C300 and EOS C100 Available for Download

EOS C300

Canon EOS C300 (price & specs)

Today Canon released two firmware updates, one for the Canon EOS C300 (click here to download), one for the Canon EOS C100 (click here to download).

The changes for the EOS C100:

1. Ability to move the magnification viewing area around the LCD using the MAGN Function has been added.

2. ISO up to 80,000 has been added.

3. A Key Lock menu setting has been added which now makes it possible to lock all operations, including the START/STOP button.

4. Peripheral Illumination Correction Data has been added for seven (7) Canon Cinema lenses (EF mount) and eleven (11) Canon EF Lenses.

5. Internal camera menus are now controllable from buttons on the camera body. Previously, they were only controllable from the joystick grip unit.

6. In addition to the EF-S18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM, the function to enable continuous focusing and correct aperture on a subject in the middle of the screen when one of the two EF STM lenses is attached, has been extended to include the EF-S18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens.

Changes for the EOS C300:

EOS C300 Cinema EOS Camera & EOS C300PL Cinema EOS Camera

1. Ability to move the magnification viewing area around the LCD using the MAGN Function has been added.
2. Support for a 1440×1080/35Mbps recording mode.
3. ISO up to 80,000 has been added.
4. Added functionality to support the optional Canon GPS Receiver GP-E1.
5. A Key Lock menu setting has been added which now makes it possible to lock all operations, including the START/STOP button.
6. Using the optional Canon WFT-E6 Wireless File Transmitter, the camera’s remote-control application allows two users to access the same unit via a Wi-Fi® link providing simultaneous camera operation and control and metadata input.
7. [Lens Exchange] and [ND+/ND-] have been added as functions that can be allocated to any assignable button.
8. A new Wide DR Gamma setting provides an expanded dynamic range of 800%*.
9. Flicker Reduction has been improved.

EOS C300 Cinema EOS Camera only
10. Provides Push Auto Iris and One-Shot AF operation has been added.
11. A new AE Shift function and the selection of various light-metering modes are now available when used with some Canon Cinema lenses (EF mount) and Canon EF Lenses.
12. Ability to assign the two control dials to operate either Iris or ISO sensitivity independently.
13. Peripheral Illumination Correction Data has been added for seven (7) Canon Cinema lenses (EF mount) and fifteen (15) Canon EF Lenses.

14. A function has been added to enable continuous focus and iris setting on a subject in the middle of the screen when one of the two EF STM lenses** is attached

Dual Pixel Auto-Focus

Canon EOS C100: Adorama | B&H

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