Canon Rebates Have Been Extended to January 31


Though rumor had it Canon would not extend their rebates beyond January 3, the rebates have been extended. Note: some of the kits and bundles are available as long as stock lasts. That means that you may not find all deals live when you click the links.

These DSLR get a $250 mail-in rebate when purchased with the EF 70–300mm f/4–5.6 IS lens

These Canon DSLRs get various mail-in rebates when purchased with the PIXMA PRO-100 printer

Check also various instant discounts and MIRs for the following DSLRs

You may also want to check the links below. Many of the holiday deals are still live

For some killer deals don’t miss the Canon Direct Store:

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Canon Set To Release New Firmware for EOS-1D X?


A few days ago we reported that a new EOS 5D Mark III user got his camera with a not yet released firmware version, one that apparently blocks the installation of Magic Lantern.

It seems Canon is also going to release a new firmware for the venerable EOS-1D X. Actually version 2.0.3 is available for download, but a user of the Digital Photography Review forum wrote he got his new 1DX with firmware 2.0.7:

I just got my new 1DX in the mail, and I must say this camera is the real deal.  I checked Canon’s website for firmware updates, and it said version 2.0.3 is available.  When I powered up my camera, the version that is currently loaded is 2.07.  So is the version on my camera a newer version than the 2.0.3?  Seems confusing to me?

These new firmware release may be an attempt by Canon to block the use third party batteries.

I’ll keep you posted.

Canon Aids Flooding Relief Activities in Malaysia

Canon Rumor

Canon press release:

Since December 2014, heavy rainfall has caused massive flooding in Malaysia, resulting in extensive damage across the region.

We at Canon extend our heartfelt condolences to all those affected by this disaster and our thoughts go out to the victims and their families. Although the road to recovery will be challenging and take time, we hope that the region will soon be able to begin the rebuilding and healing process.

The Canon Group is aiding the relief efforts for victims of the floods with a donation of 135,000 Malaysian ringgit (approximately US$38,140) to the Malaysian Red Crescent Society.

Note: Currency translations based on an exchange rate of US$1=3.54 Malaysian ringgit.