November 16, 2013
Posted in News

Canon USA earns 2013 Center of Excellence Certification for Customer Support Center

Canon USA press release:

Canon U.S.A. Earns Prestigious 2013 Center Of Excellence Certification By BenchmarkPortal For Customer Support Center

MELVILLE, N.Y., November 14, 2013 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is proud to announce that for the fifth consecutive year it has earned the Center of Excellence certification by BenchmarkPortal, placing its customer support center in the top 10 percent for efficiency and effectiveness. The Center of Excellence distinction is based on objective comparison to key performance indicators from the world’s largest database of contact center metrics that is audited and validated by researchers from BenchmarkPortal.

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November 15, 2013
Posted in News

Canon EOS C300 Firmware Discontinued Because of Colour Discrepancies (ver.

The firmware was released for download just a few days ago.

Canon advisory:


We have suspended download services for Firmware Version that was posted Tuesday November 12, 2013 at 8PM EST,
because it has been determined that discrepancies in color balance can occur with footage captured by the EOS C300 and EOS C300PL running Firmware Version

We are currently preparing new firmware with a fix for this issue and will release it as soon as it is available.

We are very sorry for the inconvenience, but we ask for your patience during this time.

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November 15, 2013
Posted in Deals

Canon EF-M 22mm f/2 STM for just $99

B&H has white box EF-M 22mm f/2 STM lenses on sale for just $99 (click here). An excellently performing lens for your EOS M mirrorless camera (price & specs). This is considered grey import in the US, but all the B&H quality warranty applies.

November 15, 2013
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Warning: Canon EOS 5D Mark III ($2865), EOS M Superkit (2 lenses, flash, $398)

On of our favourite eBay sellers, getitdigital (99.5% positive ratings) has the Canon EOS 5D Mark III on sale for $2865 (click here). Free shipping and limited quantity at this price.

Update: Sold Out! Top Rated Plus eBay seller bigvalueinc has the Canon EOS M with the 18-55mm IS STM, 22mm f/2 STM, and Speedlite 90EX for ridiculous $398 (click here). New item in original box. Free shipping and limited stock at this price

More good eBay deals that are still live:

  • 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.
  • 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.
November 15, 2013
Posted in Reviews

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

EOS 70D Review

Image courtesy: (formerly 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, J&R, Digitalrev, Borrow Lenses, eBay



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.