April 10, 2013
Posted in Deals

Deal: Canon PowerShot SX500 For $193


PowerShot SX500

Adorama has the Canon PowerShot SX500 IS at a special price. After entering coupon code S2299500 you pay $193.33 (click here) instead of $249. The deal expires 04/15/2013.

  • 30x optical zoom lens starts at 24mm
  • 16MP CMOS sensor
  • 720p HD Video
  • 3-inch, 461k dot LCD monitor
  • Smart Auto with 32 predefined shooting situations
  • Intelligent IS with 6 image stabilization modes
  • Zoom Framing Assist tracks and captures moving subjects
  • High-Speed AF
April 10, 2013
Posted in Deals

Canon EOS M with EF-M 22mm Discounted To $549

Canon EOS M

B&H has the Canon EOS M with the EF-M 22mm f/2 STM pancake lens for $549 (click here). That’s $50 less than usual.

  • 18.0 MP CMOS (APS-C) Sensor
  • DIGIC 5 Image Processor
  • Full HD 1080p Movie with Focus Tracking
  • 3.0″ Touch Screen LCD with 1040K-dots
  • Touch AF and Multi-touch Operation
  • Hybrid CMOS Auto-focus for Photo & Video
  • Compatible with Canon EF and EF-S Lenses
  • ISO 100-12800, Expandable to 25600 (H)
  • Canon’s First Mirrorless Camera
  • Includes Canon EF-M 22mm F/2 STM Lens
April 10, 2013
Posted in Deals

Deal: Canon EOS 5D Mark III With Spare Battery, 32GB Card, Bag, Flash, And More For $2856


eBay seller 6ave (9555 ratings, 99.2% positive) has a Canon EOS 5D Mark III bundle for $2,855.65 (click here). Free shipping. The deal is listed in eBay’s Daily Deals. The bundle includes:

  • 32GB SDHC Memory Card
  • 2x – LP-E6 Replacement Lithium-Ion Battery
  • Compact AC/DC Charger for LP-E8 Battery
  • Digital Slave Flash Speedlite Bracket for SLR and Point & Shoot Camaras
  • Deluxe Soft Medium Camera and Video Case Bag
  • USB SDHC Memory Card Reader
April 10, 2013
Posted in Reviews

Which Lenses Are Best For Your Canon EOS 5D Mark III?


Image courtesy: DxOMark.com

Very interesting test done by DxOMark. They measured and ranked 85 lenses with the Canon EOS 5D Mark III (price & specs), DxOMark:

[...] measured 47 primes ranging in focal length from 14mm to 300mm. Breaking that down further, 17 are wide or ultra-wide angle including the new optically excellent Sigma 35mm f/1.4DG HSM A and Canon EF 35mm f/2 IS USM, the Canon EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM and the exquisite but pricey Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 2,8/15 (15mm f/2.8) ZE. Standard and short telephoto lenses account for another 25 lenses, while a further 5 are telephotos (including 3 Canon models, two of those being exotic, pro-grade f/2.8 types).

Results are surprisingly high in comparison with the Nikon D800 (price & specs), which has 36Mp compared to the 22Mp of the 5D mark III:

While the Nikon D800 is capable of getting the best from any lens that’s fitted, it is essential to select lenses specifically to maximise the potential resolution of the sensor. If you’re trading in a Nikon D3X, for example, you may want to confirm that your existing lenses are capable of meeting (or maybe even exceeding) your expectations.

While that same principle of choosing the best glass also applies to the Canon, it’s not quite as crucial. In financial terms alone, this may be an important consideration if you have already invested in a sizeable range of lenses. Lenses on the Canon EOS 5D Mark III are without doubt very efficient.

Despite the Nikon D800’s 60% extra pixels, the measures reveal that the EOS 5D Mark III is capable of similar sharpness and of achieving a close DxOMark camera/lens score when compared to the D800. In the conclusion they write:

Given the somewhat lowly-looking pixel count of the Canon EOS 5D Mark III the potential sharpness is, surprisingly, one feature where the camera exceeds expectations. Providing the camera is matched to specific lens models, sharpness can even exceed the Nikon D800 under certain circumstances (when that camera is used with lesser capable lenses). This is great news if you’re looking to invest in one or own one already. If you’re a Canon user and are looking to upgrade, or maybe even switch because of the sensor’s perceived lowly capabilities then this should put your mind at rest. Please look out for next part of this review, where we’ll look at the finer points of the results for camera and lens combinations to choose from and those lenses that you may want to avoid.

They just added the second part part of the review, which deals with standard lenses and measures these on the EOS 5D Mark III. Don’t miss this review by DxOMark.

Canon EOS 5D Mark III price check: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Canon USA, Digitalrev, eBay

April 10, 2013
Posted in News

Canon EOS 100D / Rebel SL1 Sample Pictures (DPreview)

Canon EOS 100D

DPreview added a sample pic gallery to their preview of Canon’s EOS 100D / Rebel SL1. They shot using the EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM (price & specs) and EF 40mm f/2.8 STM (price & specs) pancake lenses, and cover different subjects and lighting conditions. Note that they used a pre-production model to shot. That’s to say that the image quality may be different for the production models, although it is unlikely to be so much different.

See our preview and first-impression round-ups here and here, to download the manuals see here. Check below all pre-order options for the Canon EOS 100D / Rebel SL1:


  • Germany (and Austria, Switzerland): Canon EOS 100D body only €649 (click here), and with the new 18-55mm IS STM lens for €799 (click here)
  • France: Canon EOS 100D body only €649 (click here), and with the new 18-55mm IS STM lens for €799 (click here)
  • Italy: Canon EOS 100D body only €649 (click here), and with the new 18-55mm IS STM lens for €799 (click here)
  • UK: Canon EOS 100D with the new 18-55mm IS STM lens for £699 (click here)


[via dpreview]


April 9, 2013
Posted in News

Canon Virginia Is First Manufacturer To Earn Responsible Recycling (R2) Certification

Press release:

MELVILLE, N.Y., April 8, 2013 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Canon Virginia, Inc. (CVI), is the first original equipment manufacturer (OEM) to achieve Responsible Recycling Practices for Electronics Recyclers (R2) certification. This certification is a result of an independent audit of CVI's facilities in Newport News, Va., confirming that it's facilities meet the R2 Standard, a comprehensive set of best management practices governing the environmental, health, safety and security aspects of the electronics recycling industry.

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April 9, 2013
Posted in Deals

Canon EOS 6D Discounted To $1699


Top rated plus eBay seller PMI Digital (>22000 ratings, 100% positive) has Canon EOS 6D bodies on sale for just $1699 (click here). PMI Digital is a Canon USA authorized dealer and offers free shipping and full USA warranty. Good deal!