If you’re living in Germany, or in Europe, and if you can’t wait to get the EOS M in your hands, you may be interested to know that Amazon Germany has two EOS M kits with EF-M 18-55mm f/3,5-5,6 IS STM and the Speedlite 90EX (EUR 841,98, click here) in stock and ready to ship. The kits are sold by seller qf-foto on Amazon.
cinema5d posted the interview with Canon’s Peter Yabsley. The interview is about the idea the Canon C100 was born off. The Canon C100 is expected to be available for November 30, the price is $6,499 (click here to see more). The key specs of the C100:
- Super 35mm 8.3MP CMOS Sensor
- EF Lens Mount with EF Contacts
- HDMI Outputs a Non-Compression Signal
- Dual SDHC/SDXC Memory Card Slots
- ISO 320 and up to ISO 20000
- Wide DR and Canon Log Gamma
- Reduced Rolling Shutter Skews
- Built-in ND Filters with Manual Controls
- Two XLR Audio Connectors
- Peripheral Illumination Correction
More about the C100 after the break.
There was some confusion with yesterday’s news that an EF 24-70 f/2.8L IS lens could be around the corner. It is the EF 24-70 f/4L that appears to be close to announcement. Quoting Canon Rumors:
A new EF 24-70 f/4L IS is on the horizon. It appears something was lost in translation in regards to yesterday’s rumor. While a prototype of the 2.8 version in IS form exists, the f/4L version is what will be coming to market.
Neither the price nor the announcement date are known.
The remains of the day…
- (Video) Canon PowerShot G15 (specs&price) Video Test 1080p –> read it here
- Using the Canon EOS-1D X (specs&price) and the EF 24-70mm f2.8 L II To Shoot Former Top Chef Winners –> read it here
- 204 800 ISO with the Canon EOS-1D X (specs&price) (French) –> read it here
- InstaSnopes: Sorting the Real Sandy Photos from the Fakes –> read it here
- State-by-state snapshot of Sandy’s effects –> read it here
- The Long, Weird History of Photo Manipulation –> read it here
- Photographer Capturing the 40th Parallel All Across the United States –> read it here
The Hindu Business Line reports that
Canon India has plans to move up the value chain by focusing on high-end cameras and the digital SLR category due to flat growth rates in the Rs 2,000-crore compact camera segment.
Apart from poor consumer sentiment, the onslaught of smart phones (with in-built cameras) has been the primary reason for compact cameras facing stagnant sales. Canon’s strategy is now to go beyond the entry-level cameras and woo buyers with better picture technology through its high-end and professional cameras priced Rs 10,000 to Rs 25,000, going up Rs 4 lakh.
Alok Bharadwaj, Senior VP, Canon India said, “There is going to be a shift in our strategy. Today, nearly 30 per cent of our sales come from the entry-level segment, but going forward the contribution will go down to 10 per cent. There will be a shift in focus towards high-end cameras and the new brand ambassador Anushka Sharma will help in creating awareness about the quality of the pictures versus that on smart phones.” [...]
There is more to read. This is Canon India, don’t know if what was said applies globally to Canon.
Canon’s Chuck Westfall shows the Canon EOS 6D’s wireless connectivity and remote shooting features (source: The Digital Picture). While waiting for previews and hands-ons, this is better than nothing. Canon EOS 6D DSLR specs:
- 20.2MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor
- 3.0″ Clear View High Resolution LCD
- DIGIC 5+ Image Processor
- Built-In Wi-Fi and GPS Connectivity
- Full HD 1080p with Manual Controls
- 11-Point AF with Center Cross-Type Point
- 63-Zone Dual Layer Metering Sensor
- Extended ISO Range of 50-102400
- Up to 4.5 Full Resolution FPS
- Built-In HDR and Multiple Exposure Modes
The Canon EOS 6D DSLR can be preordered at the following shops:
The good news is that the Canon EOS M should start shipping by tomorrow, October 31st. I am still eagerly awaiting mine to arrive.
The other news is that DigitalRev notified me that they have the Canon EOS M in stock and ready to ship. Various kits are offered, click here to see all their EOS M related bundles and items. As usual with DigitalRev the price depends by your check-out location, but: they told me the EOS M kits are now slightly lower in price. Check it out to see if it works for you. Customers based in Asia should be fine with DigitalRevs location-based check-out system. One thing is sure: for the time being DigitalRev has the richest set of EOS M kits and bundles, and they are all ready to ship today.
In the meantime have a look at the video above (DigitalRev’s Kai reviewing the EOS M) and on Techcrunch’s hands-on. Techcrunch writes:
[...] the EOS M [is] a camera that feels great in the hand and that lives up to the expectations of the MILC category. Canon’s big advantage over others in this space may just be the adapter ring, which makes it possible to use the EOS M with Canon’s extensive catalog of EF lenses, a huge selling point for existing Canon DSLR shooters who want something more portable to shore up their collection.
There are slowly starting to be “EOS M”-tagged pics on Flickr, click here to see the pics. Finally, in the case you missed it, here is an interview with Canon’s David Parry about the EOS M: