Save Big On SanDisk Extreme microSDHC Class 10 UHS-I Memory Cards (Adorama, expires soon)

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Adorama has a special sale on SanDisk Extreme microSDHC Class 10 UHS-I Memory Cards, all come with microSD Adapter. Note: the offer is valid through 10/25 or while supplies last. Free US shipping.

  • 64GB on sale for $47.95 (instead of $79.95)
  • 32GB on sale for $23.95 (instead of $39.95)
  • 16GB on sale for $15.95 (instead of $25.95)

Powershot G7 X Is Canon’s Best Point-and-Shot In Years (says Gizmodo)

Gizmodo posted their review of Canon’s new Powershot G7 X. The Powershot that’s suspected to feature a Sony sensor (though there is no evidence for this).

They liked construction and handling, the touch screen, the “excellent image quality on par or better than anything else like it”.  To the question if you should buy it, the reviewer writes:

Yes. […] The RX100 line the camera competes with is incredible, and I would rather buy the G7 X anyhow. Mostly, this is because I like the solidly built, well-designed hardware that makes using the camera a pleasure. Sure, there are some downsides that might point you in another direction, like the lack of a hotshoe, and the better video quality on Sony’s compacts.

As [the reviewer] mentioned before, though, the G7 X is more than just a solid camera, it’s well-designed and executed to the point where it feels special. It gives […] that satisfied feeling [the reviewer] had all those years ago when the S90 nailed exactly what [he] needed. Except now, it’s a contender again.

The Powershot G7 X sells for $699, price check: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Canon USA, Digitalrev, eBay.

[via Gizmodo]

 Powershot G7 X Sample Pics

Powershot G7 X features (from Adorama’s product page):

  • New 1.0-inch, 20.2 Megapixel High-Sensitivity CMOS sensor: combined with Canon’s powerful DIGIC 6 Image Processor creates the Canon HS SYSTEM for outstanding low-light performance up to ISO 12800, enhanced image quality, and fast operation.
  • A bright f/1.8(W).f/2.8(T), 4.2x Optical Zoom: (24mm.100mm), 9-blade iris diaphragm and IS equipped lens enables you to capture more in your frame, and is ideal for low-light conditions or using shallow depth-of-field for dramatic, soft backgrounds. Focus range starts at 2.0 in. for Macro and 1.3ft. for Tele.
  • Selfie-ready multi-angle capacitive 3.0″ touch panel LCD: with a screen resolution of 1,040K dots or a sharp, clear display and easy operation and sharing.
  • High-Speed AF: (0.14sec.) greatly improves focus speed. 31 AF points provide an expanded and more accurate focus area. Paired with continuous shooting speeds of up to 6.5 fps and the removal of buffer time, you can get your best shot in full resolution.
  • Built-in NFC (Near Field Communication): allows quick and ed) simple pairing to a compatible Android device
  • Capture stunning 1080p/60p Full HD video: for lifelike images and convenient playback on an HDTV via the HDMI output. Record at up to 60 fps for even more detailed, superb results in MP4 format.
  • Intelligent IS: automatically chooses from eight different modes to optimize image stabilization for virtually shake-free images in a wide variety of conditions.
  • Convenient control ring, exposure dial, and mode dial: provide intuitive manual adjustment.
  • Shoot breathtaking images and video of the stars: with Star Mode designed to better capture the brilliance and wonder of the night sky.

World-wide order links after the break

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Canon Explorer Michael Nichols Named Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2014

From Canon Pro Network:

Canon Master Michael ‘Nick’ Nichols has been named as Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2014 for his infrared image of a pride of resting lions. He received his prize from HRH Duchess of Cambridge during an awards ceremony held at the Natural History Museum in London, UK, on 21 October 2014.

Read the story at CPN –>

Canon EOS 7D Mark II High ISO Performance Is Awesome

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EOS 7D Mark II, EF 70-200mm, f/5.6, ISO 51200 (© Jeff Cable, all images used with permission)

Professional photographer Jeff Cable got a pre-production EOS 7D Mark II and tested it with high ISO settings. Well, the EOS 7D Mark II delivers amazing results. See the crop below taken from the (full sized) ISO 51200 pic above.

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Crop, ISO 51200

The pics you see here are not full sized (except for the crop above), so be sure to head over to Jeff Cable’s post where you can download the original sized files for you pixel peeping pleasure. There are more sample pics at all ISO settings, and some real world sample pics too. And obviously his first impression about Canon’s new APS-C flagship.

About the EOS 7D Mark II he writes:

So, what is my conclusion about the Canon 7D Mark II? […] This camera offers a whole lot of features and image quality for the relatively low price of $1799. And even though I have a Canon 1Dx, I love having a smaller and lighter camera that can shoot 10 photos per second, and do so with really great quality. And there are times when having a crop sensor would be beneficial to get me a little closer to my subject. Basically, I see this as the little brother to Canon 1DX for a whole lot less money.

If you have been waiting to purchase a new camera for almost any type of photography (especially for sports and wildlife) this is a great choice!

The EOS 7D Mark II appears to be a real winner, a solid performing and well made APS-C DSLR that will not disappoint the serious photographers out there. As I wrote before: if you’re looking for gadget look for other camera brands, if you’re looking for serious DSLRs Canon is the right brand. See also what other pro photographers say about the advanced auto-focus system of the EOS 7D Mark II.

More EOS 7D Mark II real world test by Jeff Cable are here. You can follow him also on Facebook.

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EOS 7D Mark II, EF 70-200mm, f/5.6, ISO 25600 (© Jeff Cable)

[via Jeff Cable]

Amazon changed the shipping date of the EOS 7D Mark II to October 30 (previously November 28). In Germany Wex Photographie is accepting pre-orders for the EOS 7D Mark II (€1,699).

World-wide pre-order links after the break

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Reminder: Take Part In Our Readers Contest And Show Your Pics


Last weeks most liked photo: Ruzdi Ekenheim, Canon 5D MarkIII, 50mm f/1.4, Angkor Wat, Cambodia

Hey there! Just a reminder to take part in Canon Watch’s reader contest.

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 are able to do with a Canon camera!