July 2, 2013
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Here It Is: Canon EOS 70D, Just Announced and Ready for Pre-Order

We are ready to provide pre-order links for the Canon EOS 70D:

  • Canon EOS 70D Digital SLR Camera body only - $1199 – AmazonAdorama | B&H
  • Canon EOS 70D with 18-55mm Lens – $1349 – Amazon | Adorama | B&H
  • Canon EOS 70D with 18-135mm – $1549 – Amazon | Adorama | B&H
  • Canon BG-E14 Battery Grip for EOS 70D Digital Camera- $199.95 (click here)

EOS 70D

About the most interesting feature, the dual pixel auto-focus, Canon says:

Dual Pixel CMOS AF

The EOS 70D features Canon’s all-new Dual Pixel CMOS AF, a revolutionary leap forward in speed and accuracy that unlocks the potential of Live View shooting. This game-changing technology will forever change what is possible with a DSLR camera.

Shoot Video Like a Camcorder

The benefits of the groundbreaking Dual Pixel CMOS AF are clearly evident in video shooting, where bringing scenes and subjects into focus is a critical element of the final composition. On the EOS 70D, Dual Pixel CMOS AF helps ensure focus is achieved naturally and precisely, even when switching between subjects. And, combined with the predictive power of Movie Servo AF, subjects in motion are smoothly and consistently tracked – once the EOS 70D locks focus, it doesn’t let go. Plus, with the shallow depth-of-field afforded by EOS optics, your video gains a cinematic ambience.

Product description:

Changing the way users capture still images and video with a DSLR camera, Canon proudly introduces the EOS 70D – a trailblazing powerhouse featuring a revolutionary autofocus technology that unlocks the potential of Live View: Dual Pixel CMOS AF. This game-changing technology allows the EOS 70D to capture video in Live View with smooth and precise autofocus similar to that of a camcorder, complete with the superb image quality that is a hallmark of EOS cameras. Additionally, Dual Pixel CMOS AF provides fast and accurate autofocus during Live View still image capture, enabling you to fully benefit from the freedom of angle allowed by the Vari-angle Touch Screen 3.0-inch Clear View LCD monitor II. Compositional options are now nearly limitless with the two real-world choices of Live View and viewfinder shooting. To further empower the photographer, Canon engineers spent months ensuring that the cutting-edge Dual Pixel CMOS AF on the EOS 70D is compatible with 103? Canon EF lenses, greatly expanding creative possibilities. Built-in wireless technology and the EOS Remote app* further enhance shooting versatility, as well as enable easy sharing. Brilliant image quality is provided by the EOS 70D’s 20.2 Megapixel CMOS (APS-C) sensor, a first for an EOS camera with an APS-C sized sensor. A powerful DIGIC 5+ Image Processor supports continuous shooting up to 7.0 frames per second, as well as an extended ISO range of 100–12800 (H: 25600) that allows shooting in a wide variety of lighting conditions. Stunning photos can be accomplished using the remarkable 19-point all cross-type AF system with a high precision dual cross f/2.8 center point, and advanced display options available on the Intelligent Viewfinder supply exceptional control. In-camera imaging features like HDR, HDR Backlight Control, Multiple Exposure, Handheld Night Scene, and Creative Filters available in real time help turn even simple images into spectacular photos. Elevating the possibilities of creative expression to extraordinary new heights, the powerful EOS 70D with Dual Pixel CMOS AF places the ability to capture both amazing stills and video right in your hands.

All the specs:

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July 2, 2013
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Canon EOS 70D Leaked Pictures

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On Flickr, and it looks like the real stuff. Thanks LM.

Announcement at 12am EST, stay tuned.

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July 2, 2013
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Canon EOS C100 Firmware Update Brings Continuos Auto-Focus

EOS C100Canon EOS C100: Adorama | B&H.

Canon released a firmware update for the Canon EOS C100. Firmware Version 1.0.1.1.00 can be downloaded by clicking here.

Firmware Version 1.0.1.1.00 incorporates the following additional functions and modifications:

  1. A function has been added which allows automatic continuous focusing and iris setting on a subject in the center of the screen when using the EF-S18-135mm f3.5-5.6 IS STM lens.
  2. The polarity of the XLR terminal has been modified to improve compatibility with external audio devices. The pin configuration has been modified to be consistent with the Instruction Manual.

For details about the new functions, please download the latest version of the C100 User Manual (PDF) .

Nofilmschool posted some first impression about the update.

EOS C100 core specs:

  • Super 35mm 8.3MP CMOS Sensor
  • EF Lens Mount with EF Contacts
  • HDMI Outputs a Non-Compression Signal
  • Dual SDHC/SDXC Memory Card Slots
  • ISO 320 and up to ISO 20000
  • Wide DR and Canon Log Gamma
  • Reduced Rolling Shutter Skews
  • Built-in ND Filters with Manual Controls
  • Two XLR Audio Connectors
  • Peripheral Illumination Correction

 

July 1, 2013
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July 1, 2013
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Wikipedia Has a Canon EOS 70D Article

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So, if Canon will not announce the EOS 70D this night, I do not know what to think. :) Even Wikipedia already has an EOS 70D article ready, with specs. Are you ready for the announcement? It is going to happen this night!

Stay tuned as I will report all news in real time.

July 1, 2013
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Deal: Canon EOS 6D w/ Accessories – $1620


Top rated plus eBay seller getitdigital (>42000 ratings, 99.5% positive) once again has a good Canon EOS 6D deal going on. Canon’s entry-level full-frame, GPS and WiFi-enabled EOS 6D is on sale for $1,619.99 (click here). You get the bonus items you see in the picture above. I guess the “no name” memory cards are pretty useless. However, the price is a bargain if compared to the regular $1899 you would pay otherwise.

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