Canon EOS 7D Mark II Review (CameraLabs)

Canon EOS 7D Mark II sample movie: Continuous AF / 1080 / 50p / 16000 IS

CameraLabs felt the pulse of Canon’s new APS-C flagship, the EOS 7D Mark II. It’s an exhaustive review that covers every aspect and feature of the 7D2.Final score is of 87/100.

In the conclusion they write:

There’s a lot to like here. The headlining 65-point AF system and 10fps continuous shooting really are a powerful combination, especially when coupled with evaluative metering. Configured to deploy intelligent tracking and recognition, the 7D Mark II enjoys an uncanny ability to find the desired subject, focus on it, meter correctly and effectively track it as you’re firing bursts. I tried it for wildlife, sports and event photography, and in each case came home with a high hit rate. I was particularly impressed how much I could trust the AF, metering and recognition to identify and correctly meter for people regardless of the lighting, their position on the frame or if they were wearing hats or scarfs. The broad spread of the AF array also means you can more confidently let the camera do the hard work with subjects closer to the edges than before, especially if you’re used to shooting full-frame.

Once more, the EOS 7D Mark II is compared to the high-end EOS-1D X:

[…] the 7D Mark II will give you most of [the EOS-1D X] handling performance in a smaller, lighter and much cheaper package. Indeed it’ll also throw-in AF in lower light, effective focusing for movies and a built-in GPS receiver.

CameraLabs’ review comes with sample movies and pics, and plenty of useful information.

Read more about the EOS 7D Mark II’s highlights: the excellent weather sealing, the highly advanced AF, and the industry leading high ISO performance (have a look here too). All our coverage on the EOS 7D Mark II can be seen here (and there is a lot).

Canon EOS 7D Mark II price check: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Canon USA, Digitalrev, eBay

7D Mark II

Canon EOS-1D C Price Drops by $1,000 (in Hong Kong)


Canon EOS-1D C (Adorama | B&H Photo)

It appears the Canon EOS-1D C saw a price drop around $1,000 by Canon Hong Kong, where it is now selling for approx. $7,000 ($12,000 in USA). There are speculations these may mean something, like a replacement coming soon (don’t think so).

EOSHD writes:

According to EOSHD forum member Fabuloux, whose local dealer now sells the 1D C for HKD 54,000 ($7000 US dollars) the low price is a result of Canon lowering the official list price to $61,999 HK dollars. Sure enough you can view the new price on the official Canon Hong Kong website here.  That is now MUCH closer to the RRP in Hong Kong of the plain old 1D X, which sells for $44,000 ($5700 US dollars).

A difference of approx. $1,700 to the  EOS-1D X is an interesting point. Given the price in Hong Kong you may want to have a look on eBay to see if you can grab an EOS-1D C for $7,000.

[via EOSHD]

Canon Rebel T6i/EOS 750D To Be Announced For CP+ (CW4, and more mention of 11-24mm f/4L coming)

Is this the Rebel T6i/EOS 750D?

Canon Rumors got word that Canon will announce the Rebel T6i/EOS 750D shortly before CP+. They write:

We’ve received confirmation that the camera that has appeared in a recent Canon leak is indeed the next Rebel and we should see the announcement sometime before CP+ in February. No specifications for the camera were given.

The same rumor reported by CR also suggest that the DSLR Canon leaked last week (images above and below) in a Connect Station CS100 promo video, is indeed the Rebel T6i/EOS 750D. If true, this means Canon is moving the Rebel line upmarket, since the depicted DSLR has a lock slider and a top LCD display, both features usually seen starting from the semi-pro line-up. And since it is used together with the CS100 we can also assume it will have NFC. The image below also depicts the supposed T6i/750D.

Is this the Rebel T6i/EOS 750D?

CR’s rumor also confirms our rumor posted a few days ago that Canon will announce the (already leaked) EF 11-24mm f/4L lens for CP+, suggesting a price of $2899 in USA and $3099 in Canada.

More pics of the supposed Rebel T6i/EOS 750D:



[via Canon Rumors]

Canon Publishes Product Advisory for Insufficient Contact to the Camera’s Battery Terminal in Powershot Cameras

Canon Rumor

Canon product advisory:

Thank you for using Canon products.

The purpose of this announcement is to inform our customers of the details of the phenomenon described below, as well as of the actions Canon is taking to address this phenomenon. Because we value the trust our customers have placed in us, we are dedicated to delivering industry-leading service and support for our products. We offer our sincerest apologies to any customer who may be inconvenienced.

In rare instances, it is possible that units of the Potentially Affected Products listed below may exhibit the following operation errors, depending on usage conditions, due to insufficient contact between the camera’s battery terminal and the battery, even when the battery has sufficient power remaining.

  • The message “Charge the battery” appears immediately.
  • The power sometimes does not turn on.
  • The power turns off during use.

Potentially Affected Product
Please confirm whether your camera may be a Potentially Affected Product by checking the sixth digit from the left in the serial number which is located on the bottom of the camera body.

Product Location of serial number Potentially Affected units
PowerShot ELPH 135 Products whose sixth digit from the left is “0” may be affected.
PowerShot ELPH 150 IS Products whose sixth digit from the left is “0” may be affected.
PowerShot ELPH 340 HS Products whose sixth digit from the left is “0” may be affected.
PowerShot SX280 HS Products whose sixth digit from the left is “0” to “4” may be affected.
PowerShot S120 Products whose sixth digit from the left is “0” or “1” may be affected.
PowerShot ELPH 140 IS Products whose sixth digit from the left is “0” may be affected.


Among products with the serial numbers described above, if there is a marking inside the battery cover like the ones in the images below, the issue has already been corrected, and you may continue to use your camera as is with no further action required.

Product Marking position
PowerShot ELPH 135 Marking is on the inside of battery cover.
PowerShot ELPH 150 IS Marking is on the inside of battery cover.
PowerShot ELPH 340 HS Marking is on the inside of battery cover.
PowerShot SX280 HS Marking is on the inside of battery cover.
PowerShot S120 Marking is on the inside of battery cover.
PowerShot ELPH 140 IS Marking is on the inside of battery cover.


If your camera exhibits the phenomenon described in this announcement, your camera, battery pack and battery charger will be inspected, and repaired or replaced with a refurbished product (in Canon’s sole discretion), free of charge. Moreover, if you paid repair fees to have your camera repaired specifically for this phenomenon, Canon will refund the fee paid, subject to Canon’s confirmation that the repair was performed. If you own a camera that exhibits this phenomenon, or if you have a question about whether your camera is a Potentially Affected Product, please contact our Customer Support Center.

Please note that the support above will be available until the end of 2019 only.

This information is for residents of the United States and Puerto Rico only. If you do not reside in the USA or Puerto Rico, please contact the Canon Customer Support Center in your region.

Thank you,
Customer Support Operations
Canon U.S.A., Inc

Contact Information for Inquiries
Canon Customer Support Center
Phone: 1-800-OK-CANON
TDD: 1-866-251-3752
For additional support options: