May 9, 2013
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Posted in Reviews

Video: Canon EOS 6D vs EOS 5D Mark III – Which One To Buy


Dave Dugdale made this video where he compares the Canon EOS 6D (price & specs) with its bigger sibling, the Canon EOS 5D Mark III (price & specs).

Canon EOS 6D price check: PixMania NL, DigitalRev,
Canon EOS 5D Mark III price check: PixMania NL, DigitalRev,

May 9, 2013
Posted in Deals

Super Hot Deal: Canon EOS M with EF-M 22mm f/2 STM – $399

Canon EOS M

eBay seller bigvalueinc (>57000 ratings, 98.2% positive) has the Canon EOS M with the EF-M 22mm f/2 STM pancake lens on sale for $399 (click here). Free shipping. All four color option are available.

Note: This product is an imported model. It is completely identical to the USA model and is produced by the same factories. This product comes set in English as a standard, with USA connections, and English manuals. Imported models do not carry a USA manufacturer warranty card. Your purchase is covered by a BigValueInc store warranty which covers you for 1 Year. Please view below in our terms and conditions for details.

May 9, 2013
Posted in Patents

Canon Patent: Image Stabilized Lens For Astro-Photography

Canon Patent

Egami (translated) spotted a Canon patent concerning an image stabilized lens for astro-photography. The lens is able to automatically track objects (stars etc). Canon has a DSLR suited for astro-photography, the EOS 60Da (price & specs). Such a lens obviously needs a camera that supports it. That means GPS, levelling, and a powerful CPU.

  • Patent Publication No. 2013-77910
    • Publication date 2013.4.25
    • Filing date 2011.9.29
  • Canon patent
    • In the lens anti-vibration mechanism from etc., let me change the direction of the optical axis
    • From the GPS, etc., I ask the coordinates and altitude
    • Detects the inclination of the posture from the electronic level, etc., to determine the direction of the optical axis
    • Calculate the speed and direction of movement of celestial angle of view, and controls the lens according to the calculation result
May 9, 2013
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Posted in Rumors

Canon Rumor: A Large Sensor PowerShot Camera Coming In 2013

Canon Rumor

A new, interesting rumor came up. Canon may be working on a compact camera with a large sensor. Not a successor of the PowerShot G1 X (price & specs), but a camera like the PowerShot S110 (price & specs), just a bit a larger. The camera should have a fast lens and the new APS-C 18MP sensor featured on the Rebel Sl1/EOS 100D (price & specs), and the DIGIC 6 Image Processing Unit. No viewfinder. Pricing should be less than the PowerShot G1 X when it was released. We expect Canon to announce this camera at the end of SUmmer 2013.

Canon PowerShot G1 X price check: PixMania NL, DigitalRev,
Canon PowerShot S110 price check: PixMania NL, DigitalRev,
Canon Rebel Sl1/EOS 100D price check: PixMania NL, DigitalRev,

Canon Rumor

[via CR]

May 8, 2013
Posted in News

Mother’s Day Photo Deals Round-Up

Mother's Day Photo Deals

There are lots of Mother’s Day deals around.

Mother's Day Photo Deals

May 8, 2013
Posted in News

Nauticam Announces Underwater Housing For Canon EOS 6D

Underwater Housing For Canon EOS 6D

Nauticam announced an underwater housing for the tremendous Canon EOS 6D (price & specs). The housing is rated for 330 feet depth, and is expected to be available by May 15th,  price tag $3,330. For more information, visit the Nauticam USA webpage.

Canon EOS 6D price check: PixMania NL, DigitalRev,

Key NA-6D Features:

Feature Advantage
Rugged housing body milled from solid aluminum 100m depth rating and built to last
Patented port locking lever Easy and safe port mounting, solidly locks port in place
Knobby command dials Can be operated even with thick gloves on
Patented housing locking latches Secure but easy to use
Rubberized handle grips Comfortable and placed for optimum access to controls
Lens release button Easy changeout of lenses without removing camera from housing
Drop in camera tray No need to preset controls, just drop in and it is ready to go
Fiber optic ports Support for upcoming fiber optic trigger
2 Bulkheads, with Nikonos connectors Nikonos connectors standard, HDMI Monitor optional
Viewfinder, 0.66x Enhanced 180º and 45º viewfinders optional
Laser cut stainless steel handle brackets For extra stability when using heavy lighting
Light mounting balls 2 handle mounted balls standard, mounting balls for housing optional
Tripod mounting points Important for macro video shooters
Control labeling Easy to find and understand control functions

Underwater Housing For Canon EOS 6D

NA-6D Controls (advantages/usage underwater):

  • Sensitive two stage shutter release (easy to gauge half press; gives fine control over the shutter release)
  • AF-ON Lever (strategically placed for easy thumb focus or thumb focus lock)
  • Front Command Dial directly under shutter release (change aperture effortlessly)
  • Rear Command Dial at left side next to thumb (change shutter speed without removing hand from grips)
  • Multi Controller Pad controls the 8 way selector (instantly change focus points, even diagonally)
  • Manual Zoom/Focus Knob (zoom/focus the lens without a reach)
  • ISO Paddle at right thumb (very quick ISO changes; ISO has become a key control, especially for video)
  • Info Button brought out to left thumb (calls up the important info screen, in playback mode toggles histogram)
  • Playback button paddle at left thumb (makes reviewing images easy)
  • Zoom button paddle at left thumb (zoom, check critical focus, pan without removing hand from grip)
  • Mode dial (switch from P to Av to M modes easily)
  • AF Mode, Drive Mode and Metering Mode push buttons (easy to change with Canon’s push-turn style)
  • Q, *, and Focus Points button accessible with right thumb (change focus points, lock exposure and much more)
  • Trash button requires reach (no accidental deletions)
  • Menu button near left thumb (access to all camera options)
  • Movie/Still mode lever (effortless switch from still to movie shooting)
  • Start/stop video on right thumb paddle (start video without inducing camera shake)
  • Exposure compensation on right thumb lever (change exposure compensation quickly)
  • Metering mode (easily change to spot for manual blue water metering)
  • On/off  switch automatically aligns(no need to preset camera)

Canon 6D Key Features (and notes for underwater shooters):

  • 20.2 Megapixel Full Frame CMOS Sensor (36mm x 24mm – full frame)
  • ISO 50-102,400 (excellent high ISO, low light performance)
  • Canon EF-Mount (support for Canon lenses like the 8-15mm)
  • 3″ 1.0mdot TFT-LCD (wide viewing angle, easy to see in bright sun)
  • 6 white balance presets (best custom white balance in SLR)
  • 11 focus points, -3EV focus sensitivity (most sensitive focus points of any current FF SLR)
  • UHS-1 SD Card Compatible (fastest SD card format)
  • Video with 1080p at 30fps, ALL-I or IPB compression (excellent video quality with headroom for post processing)

Underwater Housing For Canon EOS 6D

The press release:

Housing for Canon 6D.

Innovation Underwater.

Nauticam has announces the release of the NA-6D. Nauticam is the international leader in innovative underwater housing technology, and the new housing for the Canon 6D builds on the success of previous housings. The Canon 6D camera offers a full frame sensor at a lower price than the Canon 5D Mark III, but adds impressive new features like wireless control and GPS. The 6D can take advantage of Canon’s superb lineup of lenses, including favorites for underwater like the Canon 8-15mm fisheye, the 16-35mm rectilinear zoom and the 100mm macro. Video shooters already know about Canon video and white balance, and the NA-6D delivers all of this in an unbeatable underwater housing.

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May 8, 2013
Posted in Patents

Canon Files Patent For High-Res Images Obtained By Pixel Shift


Image courtesy: Egami

Egami (translated) spotted a patent filed by Canon that appears to be for high resolution pictures that are obtained by combining different shots. Basically a continuous shooting situation where you build a final image based on the images that have been shot. Motion could obviously be a big problem.

  • Patent Publication No. 2013-74337
    • Publication date 2013.4.22
    • Filing date 2011.9.26
  • If there is misalignment of the sub-pixels, it can obtain a high resolution image from a low resolution image
  • Canon patent
    • By continuous shooting and combining pixel shift, I get a high-resolution image
    • Method of pixel shift, lens and image sensor shift of
    • By setting appropriately the displacement amount corresponding to the super-resolution magnification optimization