November 20, 2014
Posted in Rumors

New Canon EOS M Camera Coming?



Long time we didn’t have an EOS M replacement rumor. A new one surfaced just in time to heat up the holiday season discussion.

Canon Rumors writes:

We’ve been told that Canon has given word to various divisions around the globe that they will address the EOS M in December of this year. Apparently demo units have been recalled by Canon at customer centres in a couple of countries that aren’t in Asia, which suggests a truly global replacement of the EOS M.

The rumor is rated as coming from a new and unknown source, so take your big pinch of salt. Moreover, December sounds a bit strange as announcement date for a new, globally sold EOS M camera (the EOS M2 is on sale only in Japan and few other Asian countries). All in all, a rumor with many unknown parameters.

To this end, I would like to cite from a recent interview with Canon executives:

Was the Canon EOS M an experiment?

Well it was certainly an experiment! Japan and Asia as a whole accept mirrorless cameras more than any other markets. In the US, in terms of total number of cameras sold, mirrorless cameras account for less than 20%.

Will the EOS M2 come to the US and EU market? Mr. Tokura says:

It’s a possibility but we haven’t made a final decision yet. We’re looking at the market [more about this issue here]

When asked if it is easier to make lenses for mirror less systems, Mr. Naoya Kaneda answers:

In designing lenses for mirrorless cameras we have a degree of freedom, in that they don’t need to have a long flange back distance. Especially when making high-quality wide zoom lenses, it’s easier to design them for a mirrorless platform. A good example of this is the 11-22mm zoom for the EOS M. Its optical performance is very high.

It seems pretty clear that Canon has no intention to give up the EOS M system. The point is if they will ever make a pro-grade EOS M camera. So far no reliable rumor points in this direction.

The excellent EOS M is a bargain these days. Don’t believe all the bad press it got and have a look at the serious reviews. For the EOS M2 you may have a look at eBay.

We have a big giveaway going on, don’t miss it. And don’t forget to show us what you can do with a Canon camera.

November 20, 2014
Posted in News

Canon 50-1000mm Cine-Servo Lens on Display

Canon’s new 50-1000mm Cine-Servo lens was on display for the first time at Inter Bee 2014 in Tokyo. The lens is yours if you have a whooping $70,000 you don’t need.

  • Covers up to Super 35mm Sized Sensors
  • 50 to 1000/75 to 1500mm Zoom
  • ENG-Style Zoom, Focus, Iris Servos
  • For Broadcast or Cinema Shooting Styles
  • 180° Focus Ring with Knurled Grip
  • Double Focus Markings in Feet and Meters
  • Detachable Drive Unit
  • Zoom Speed: 1.5 to 180 Seconds
  • Programmable Zoom, Focus, Iris Positions
  • 11-Blade Aperture Design

[via News Shooter]

Canon 50-1000mm

November 19, 2014
Posted in Deals

Deal Alert: Canon EOS 6D with 3 Years Warranty – $1,413

Excellent deal by 6ave on eBay. One of the lowest prices ever seen for the Canon EOS 6D: just $1,412.91, going with a 3 years warranty plan. Hard to beat.

November 19, 2014
Posted in News

Show Us What You Can Do With A Canon Camera

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One of last week’s most liked pic: Vasily Bulanov‎ – Ko Kho Khao, Phangnga, Thailand. Canon EOS M, EF-M 11-22mm + vari-ND filter

How it works:

1) Submit your picture with a short description on Canon Watch’s Facebook page
2) Like and comment the pictures from other readers on the Photo Stream
3) A selection of the most liked pictures will be posted every Sunday here on Canon Watch

Show the world what you can do with a Canon camera!

And btw, we have a cool giveaway going on. Win one out of 15 prizes. If you know how it works use the box below, if not have a look here for instructions.

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November 19, 2014
Posted in Deals

Save and get Freebies on Perfect Photo Suite 9 (2 days left)

Perfect Photo Suite 9

Perfect Photo Suite 9 is available with bonuses and free stuff until 11/21. If you upgrade to the new Perfect Photo Suite 9 Premium you’ll receive 50 professional presets in Perfect Presets 9, an essential eBook on using Perfect Photo Suite 9, and an amazing collection of HDR presets for Adobe Lightroom. Two days left.

We have a big giveaway going on here at Canon Watch, have a look and win one out of 15 prices.

November 19, 2014
Posted in Reviews

Canon Explorer Ulla Lohmann on the Powershot G7 X

Canon Professional Network article about the new Canon Powershot G7 X. While you will hardly find anything negative, the article is never the less a good insight on what a pro can do with a G7 X. She says:

This is in many ways the perfect camera for an adventure photographer like me […] It’s professional quality but in a pocket size. My most favourite thing about it is the f/1.8 aperture in the brilliant f/1.8-2.8 24-100mm 4.2x zoom lens. Because of the G7 X’s large 1.0-type sensor it invites you to be more creative. You can introduce nice bokeh and blur into your shots and thanks to the flip screen it is easy to get creative with your compositions too. That’s very cool. It encourages you to be ‘looser’ with your photography, experimenting and being more creative than you might have otherwise been with a DSLR.

Read the story at CPN –>

More Powershot G7 X coverage here. We had some positive reviews, and one that wasn’t very positive. Canon Powershot G7 X price check: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Canon USA, Digitalrev, eBay.

Don’t forget our readers contest, and our big giveaway.


November 19, 2014
Posted in News

Adobe Lightroom 5.7 and Camera RAW 8.7 Now Available (support for 7D2 and G7 X)

Adobe Lightroom

Adobe released Lightroom 5.7 ( Mac | Win) and Camera Raw 8.7 and DNG Converter 8.7 (Mac | Win), with added support for the Canon EOS 7D Mark II and Powershot G7 X.

The new release updates some features:

  • Synced collections now show a more prominent share button at the top of the Toolbar.  This allows you to quickly share your synced collection with friends, family, and clients using Lightroom web (
  • Comments and likes left on Lightroom web now sync to the Lightroom desktop catalog.  Comments and Likes will be shown in the “Comment” panel for synced collections.
  • Images with comments and likes will display a badge indicating that there are comments and a colored badge to indicate that there are unread comments.

Integrated a utility to import images from Apple Aperture and Apple iPhoto libraries into Lightroom:

  • Previously available as a separate and downloadable plug-in, this utility has now been integrated into Lightroom 5.7

Corrected bugs:

  • The crop overlay displayed an intermediate step when progressing through images in the filmstrip with overlay displayed.
  • The lens profile for the Canon EF 16-35mm f/4 would not auto-select when using Lens Profile Corrections.
  • ICC profiles resulted in incorrectly clipped shadows and blacks in Lightroom.  Note that this is related to the issue identified here and only occurs on Mac OSX 10.9 and later
  • Fixed crash when rapidly adding corrections with the Spot Removal tool.
  • Fixed bug that prevented the Filter Brush cursor from displaying while changing brush size when the Graduated and Radial Filter overlay is turned off.
  • Improved quality of Camera Matching color profiles for the Nikon D810. Fixes visible banding issues with the Camera Standard, Camera Vivid, Camera Landscape, and Camera Monochrome profiles.
  • Context menu (right click on PC or control+click on Mac) was disabled for images contained in Lightroom mobile collections.
  • Fixed issue that prevented Lightroom 5 from reading Photoshop Elements 13 libraries.
  • Cover images set by Lightroom mobile were sometimes incorrectly reset by Lightroom desktop.
  • Sync with Lightroom mobile sometimes stalled when asset is added to same album on both LrM and LrD and later deleted
  • Resolved issue that caused Lightroom to crash when creating a Print and saving it to a mounted DVD directly inside Lightroom.
  • Publishing images to Behance using the Behance Publish Service has been restored.

New lens profiles were also added:

Canon EF SIGMA 18-300mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM C014
Canon EF SIGMA 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM S014
Canon EF Tokina AT-X 116 PRO DX-II 11-16mm f/2.8
Canon EF Zeiss Otus 1.4/85 ZE

More on Adobe’s Lightroom blog. Adobe Lightroom price check:  Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Canon USA, Digitalrev, eBay.

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