August 23, 2014
Posted in Rumors

Canon EOS 7D Replacement Coming With 24MP Sensor, GPS, WiFi, 5D Mark 3 AF, And A New Generation Of Dual Pixel AF

Canon EOS 7D Replacement

Fake EOS 7D Mark II (mock-up)

Another email from a good source. The rumor contradicts parts of the latest supposed spec list that surfaced a few days ago.

That’s what I have been told:

  • the EOS 7D replacement will feature a 24MP sensor (no mention if it is a new sensor tech, or not)
  • a new generation of Dual Pixel CMOS AF is implemented thru the sensor and via the increased CPU power of the EOS 7D replacement
  • auto-focus system similar to the EOS 5D Mark III’s AF will be on board
  • GPS and WiFi will be on board
  • still not sure if it will be named “EOS 7D Mark II”

Thanks to the source, please send in more information if you can!

August 23, 2014
Posted in Rumors

Canon Set To Announce A Powershot Camera With 1″ Sensor?

The Canon Powershot S120

A rumor suggesting Canon may soon (=Photokina) announce a new Powershot camera with a 1″ sensor surfaced on the web. The new Powershot is murmured to be compact as the cameras of the Powershot “S” line-up, and that it is going to compete with the Sony RX100.

[via CR]

August 23, 2014
Posted in Rumors

Another Set Of Rumored Canon EOS 7D Mark II Specs Surfaced

EOS 7D Mark II

The glorious Canon EOS 7D – to be replaced soon – will Canon surprise us??

After the rumor I posted earlier this day, another set of possible specifications of the soon to be announced EOS 7D replacement immediately surfaced on the web. It comes from Canon Rumors, they are guessing these might be the EOS 7D Mark II specs and give the following list a 90% accuracy:

  • Kit lenses: 18-135 IS STM and a supposed new 15-85 IS STM
  • CF, UDMA mode 7 + SD, UHS-I
  • No GPS or WiFi
  • Fixed LCD, with no touch function.
  • 20.2MP “Fine Detail” CMOS  Sensor
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF
  • Dual DIGIC 6 Processors
  • 65 AF points “All Cross-type”. Dual cross on the center point.
  • 10fps
  • ISO 100-12800, ISO Boost mode 25600 and 51200
  • 1080p/720p both get 60fps
  • Servo AF for video shooting.
  • Anti-flicker mode, eliminates flickers under flickering lights (e.g. fluorescent lamps).
  • Spot metering size 1.8%
  • Built-in flash with radio trigger function.
  • Mic and headphones connectors
  • Can sync time between 7D II cameras.
  • Lens electronic MF
  • About 100% coverage OVF

I can not yet confirm these specs. But it’s good to see that the rumor I reported got confirmed for some of the things I wrote (build quality, sensor), and since we are hungry for the EOS 7D Mark II specs, it’s good to see that a new spec list surfaced so soon after the rumor I posted. However, it is a boring one. Let’s hope Canon has more to offer.

CW’s take:

Take it with a grain of salt. Canon is very good in keeping their engineering achievement and strategic plans secretive until the very last moment (no one knew they would announce new printers, with cloud connectivity, NFC and Apple Air print support). It’s not like Sony or Fuji, they really love to stray rumors to get the hype.

All in all, the spec list above is pretty lame and not what I am expecting Canon will announce. C’mon, no WiFi and GPS? These spec list looks like the Canon EOS 70D with some push-up (minus the WiFi).

As far as I can tell and have been told, the sensor will feature Dual Pixel CMOS AF, but with a new level of performance above the EOS 70D. Which is due to the increased CPU power of the EOS 7D replacement.

The sensor is the real guess. All agree that Canon is going to introduce a new sensor technology, unfortunately no one knows what’s coming. Based on what I have been told, it seems that Canon is still not playing the high megapixel game, but I have also been told (all new sources) that it will be a sensor with very good low light/high ISO performance and dynamic range above the concurrence competition at ISO above 1600.

We are close to see what’s coming. Stay tuned. And feel free to express your opinion in the comments.

August 22, 2014
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Posted in News

The Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 Art Lens Now Supports The Canon EOS C100

Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8

Sigma released a new firmware for their amazing Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art lens, and now the Canon EOS C100 is supported. Very brief statement by Sigma:

Autofocus is supported at any aperture value when used with the Canon Digital Cinema Camera EOS C100.

Fine! Before updating the lens’ firmware you have to update the SIGMA Optimization Pro software to version 1.2.0.

Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art price check: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Canon USA, Digitalrev, eBay

August 22, 2014
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Posted in Deals

A Canon Rebel T5 w/ 18-55mm IS II & PIXMA PRO-100 Photo Printer for $399? It’s Possible!

Adorama has a great bundle on sale after a $400 mail-in rebate. The perfect starter kit, a 18MP DSLR, an image-stabilised lens with Canon’s Stepping Motor technology, and a printer capable to put on paper all the great shots you are going to make. This is no joke, this is a great deal.

See what you get:

  • Canon EOS Rebel T5 DSLR Camera with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II Lens ($499.00 value)
  • Canon PIXMA PRO-100 Professional Photo Inkjet Printer ($398 Value)
  • Canon SG-201 Photo Paper Plus Semi-Gloss, 13×19″, 50 Sheets ($38.41 Value)

All these gear is on sale for $399 after a $400 mail-in rebate (details here). And it expires 8/30, or when supply runs out!


See the specs of the Canon Rebel T5 after the break.

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August 22, 2014
Posted in Rumors

Most Canon EOS 7D Replacement Specs Leaked So Far Are Not The Real Ones

EOS 7D Replacement

The glorious Canon EOS 7D – to be replaced soon

This comes from a source that got it close to right in the past. That’s why I agreed to post it.

I have been told (thanks) that almost none of the so far leaked specs concerning the replacement for the Canon EOS 7D are reliable. Canon will “announce something big and innovative” but “it’s far from what you think”, the source wrote. The announcement is expected in September, a week or 2 before Photokina 2014.

The source confirmed that the EOS 7D replacement will be build like a tank (“extremely robust and durable body”), that there will be a new sensor technology (but no multilayered sensor), and that the EOS 7D replacement will feature a new generation of Dual Pixel CMOS AF. But that’s all I have been told, and it’s nothing really unheard. Unfortunately the source did not send any detailed specs, so we are still in the stadium of pure guessing.

Just to remind you, these are the latest, rumored specs for the EOS 7D replacement, the specs the source said are not the real ones (except for what is listed above):

  • Alloy body – Same as EOS 1 series DSLRs
  • EOS-1 style top plate
  • 24MP
  • Hybrid Sensor – Multilayer + Dual Pixel CMOS AF
  • No Wifi built-in
  • Not touch screen, super durable LCD cover
  • 12fps shooting (or faster)
  • New AF system

According to the rumor I got, most of what is listed above will not find it’s way into the EOS 7D replacement. My take is that the new generation of Dual Pixel AF might be the most reliable of all rumored specs (there has been a pertinent patent I reported about), followed by the new sensor tech. I am still somewhat sceptical about the rumored high build quality.

What do you think? Let me know in the comments.