February 19, 2014
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More Canon Powershot G1 X Mark II Sample Images Published (Canon Europe)

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Powershot G1 X Mark II

Canon Europe posted a set of 25 images taken with Canon’s new Powershot G1 X Mark II. Some of the images (14-25) can be seen in high-resolution.  More sample pics by Canon Japan here.

The Canon Powershot G1 X II was announced February 12th, and can be pre-ordered for $799 at Amazon | B&H Photo | Adorama. and is expected to ship in April-May 2014.

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February 18, 2014
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Canon May Announce A New FF High-End DSLR In March To Counter Nikon’s D4S Announcement On Feb. 25th

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To be honest that’s mainly a Nikon rumor that came in with a Canon information as bonus. I have been told by a trusted source (thanks drphotorumor) that Nikon will officially announce the Nikon D4S on February 25th. That fits perfectly with information I got that Canon will soon follow with a competing DSLR, possibly announcing it in March 2013.

The D4S follows the Nikon D4, and competes with Canon’s EOS-1D X. If the rumor is reliable that would mean Canon could soon announce a new high-end DSLR. However, I don’t think that this DSLR would replace the EOS-1D X, it wold rather be a new high-end DSLR that will be placed beside the 1D X. That’s what I have been told in the past: that Canon is working on a new high-end full-frame DSLR that will surpass the 1D X feature-wise.

If you follow Canon Watch, you probably know that a general overhaul of Canon’s line-up and naming scheme is rumored (called by the source the biggest change in Canon’s history).

As usual, these are rumors and have to be taken as such, tough the source is trusted and was right in the past. Stay tuned.

February 18, 2014
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Sigma 24-105mm F/4 DG OS HSM Back In Stock At B&H Photo

Sigma 24-105mm f/4

The Sigma 24-105mm f/4 DG OS HSM lens is back in stock at B&H Photo for $899 (limited stock). This is the lens DxOMark called the new reference standard for professionals. See all the Sigma 24-105mm f/4 coverage here.

Specs, description and pics after the break.

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February 18, 2014
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Warning: Canon EOS 5D Mark III – $2550

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That’s a killer deal! Top Rated Plus eBay seller 6ave (99.2% positive ratings) has the Canon EOS 5D Mark III for ridiculous $2549.99. Free shipping in the US. if you are on the fence for the 5D3, then this is a good chance to get it for a steal. Compare to $3,083.37 on Amazon.

February 18, 2014
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Canon Dominates World Press Photo Award

This is a pretty interesting infographic made by the people at hastalosmegapixeles. The graphic shows a breakdown of the cameras used for the World Press Photo 2014 awards, won by Canon photographer John Stanmeyer. Canon dominates.

58% of the cameras used are Canon cameras, 28% are Nikon cameras. Canon is prominent with the Canon EOS-1D X (8%), the Canon EOS 5D Mark III (7%), and even with the relatively old Canon EOS 5D Mark II (7%). No surprise here: Canon rules the professional photographers world.

Nice to see that an entry-level camera, the Canon Rebel T3/EOS 1100D, is also part of the game (1%). The original article (translated) claims that 86% of the winners used Canon gear, but I can not see it in the info graphic. Finally, there is still people using film (2%), and mirrorless cameras do not appear to play any role (3%), but some are using compact cameras (2%).

[via The Phoblographer]

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February 18, 2014
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Moving Portraits Of Fashion Industry’s Famous People Shot In 4K With The Canon EOS C500

Canon’s commitment to the fashion world is well known. The Canon Professional Network published an article/interview with Canon Explorer Clive Booth about filming leading people in the fashion world:

For a new series of moving portraits looking under the skin of some of the fashion industry’s most famous and influential people, photographer, filmmaker and Canon Explorer Clive Booth turned to the Cinema EOS C500 Digital Cinema Camera. For the first film in the series – focusing on fashion designer Henry Holland – he was looking to take advantage of the C500’s 4K shooting capabilities, and a whole lot more. Clive Booth tells CPN writer James Morris about his long-standing relationship with the Canon EOS System, and how the C500 has enabled shooting capabilities that weren’t possible before…

The video above is the first film in the series, and the film is a portrait of fashion designer Henry Holland. You may be more interested to see the behind the scenes video, which can be seen here (scroll down to the bottom).

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