Canon is suing well-known eBay sellers to stop grey import sales in the USA

Canon rumors

Photography Bay reports that Canon USA filed lawsuits against several well-known grey market retailers, among them Get It Digital and All New Shop. This appears to be an effort to stop these retailers from selling imported, and hence often significantly discounted, Canon DSLRs in the USA.

Both cases have been filed at the New York Eastern District Court, Canon U.S.A. Inc. v. Get It Digital LLC et al and Canon U.S.A. Inc. v. F & E Trading LLC et al, on October 20, 2015. Photography Bay claims to have copies of the complaints filed by Canon. According to Photography Bay, Canon sees the following possible harms for customers:

  • Using counterfeit serial numbers on gray market Canon products
  • Lack of enforceable warranties or inferior warranty coverage
  • Packaging that does not accurately describe the products contained therein
  • The inclusion of cheap photocopies of product operating manuals, as opposed to genuine manuals that accompany genuine Canon cameras
  • Power supplies and accessories that are counterfeit, manufactured by third partes and/or not compliant with applicable laws, regulations and certifications

The most worrying of the allegations listed above is the possibility of counterfeit serial numbers, and all what it might imply.

Please note: Some of the retailers Canon is suing have been featured here in the past. Given these news I can no longer recommend these retailers. However, in all these years I heard only one complaint from customers, and it was about being late with shipping.

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Black Friday Deals: Refurbished Canon Rebel T5 with 18-55mm IS II at $199.99 (Canon Store, reg. $440)

Black Friday Deals: Refurbished Canon Rebel T5 With 18-55mm IS II At $199.99 (Canon Store, Reg. $440)

The Canon Direct Store has a Black Friday deal on refurbished Canon Rebel T5 with EF-S 18-55mm IS II lens. The kit is on sale at $199.99 (instead of $439.99). Use code HUSH4-1Z6J2JU at check-out. More deals on refurbished Canon gear:

Rebel T5 overview after the break.

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Early Black Friday deals: Canon Rebel T5i and Rebel SL1 bundles, starting at $399 (weekend only)

Early Black Friday Deals: Canon Rebel T5i And Rebel SL1 Bundles, Starting At $399 (weekend Only)

Adorama has some nice bundle deals on the Canon Rebel T5i and Canon Rebel SL1, all come with instant discounts and mail-in rebates, and last only for the weekend.

The Canon Rebel T5i bundles include:

  • Canon PIXMA PRO-100 Professional Photo Inkjet Printer
  • Canon SG-201 Photo Paper Plus Semi-Gloss, 13×19″, 50 Sheets
  • Lowepro Nova Sport 7L AW Shoulder Bag, Slate Gray

Two Rebel T5i bundles are on offer:

  • Canon Rebel T5i, EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens, the items listed above, on sale at $399 after $150 instant rebate and $350 mail-in rebate (info)
  • Canon Rebel T5i, EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens, the items listed above, on sale at $649 after $150 instant rebate and $350 mail-in rebate (info)

Next, there is also a Canon Rebel SL1 bundle with two lenses on sale. The bundle includes:

  • Canon Rebel SL1 DSLR
  • EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens
  • EF 75-300mm F/4-5.6 III lens
  • Canon PIXMA PRO-100 Professional Photo Inkjet Printer
  • Canon SG-201 Photo Paper Plus Semi-Gloss, 13×19″, 50 Sheets
  • Canon 100-ES EOS Shoulder Bag (Black)

The Rebel SL1 bundle is on sale at $399 (black color option | white color option) after $300 instant rebate and $350 mail-in rebate (info).

If you are comfortable with mail-in rebates then these prices are impossible to beat. Remember: this weekend only!

Rebel SL1


Canon EOS 70D early Black Friday bundle deals, starting at $749 (Adorama)

Canon EOS 70D Early Black Friday Bundle Deals, Starting At $749 (Adorama)

Adorama has an early Black Friday deal on the Canon EOS 70D that’s very good. All bundles are discounted by instant rebates and mail-in rebate, and include:

  • PIXMA Pro-100 photo printer
  • Canon photo paper
  • Lowepro Nova Sport shoulder bag

Three Canon EOS 70D bundles are on offer:

  • Canon 70D body and the items listed above, on sale at $769 after $200 instant rebate and $350 mail-in rebate (info)
  • Canon 70D with EF-S 18-55mm IS STM lens and the items listed above, on sale at $879 after $250 instant rebate and $350 mail-in rebate (info)
  • Canon 70D with EF-S 18-135mm IS STM lens, and the items listed above on sale at $949 after $250 instant rebate and $350 mail-in rebates (info)

Canon EOS 70D overview after the break

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Canon PowerShot G5 X real-world sample pictures

Canon PowerShot G5 X Real-world Sample Pictures

DPReview posted a gallery with 55 sample photos shot with Canon’s new PowerShot G5 X.

Powershot G5 X key features:

  • 20.2MP 1″ High-Sensitivity CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 6 Image Processor
  • 4.2x Optical Zoom f/1.8-2.8 Lens
  • 24-100mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • 2.36m-Dot Electronic Viewfinder
  • 3.0″ 1.04m-Dot Multi-Angle Touchscreen
  • Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 60 fps
  • Built-In Wi-Fi Connectivity with NFC
  • ISO 12800 & 5.9 fps Continuous Shooting
  • Manual Control Dials, Star Shooting Mode

Canon Powershot G5 X: Amazon | B&H Photo | Digitalrev | eBay | Adorama | Canon USA

A new Powershot G5 X introductory video by Canon…