April 8, 2013
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Will The Canon EOS 70D Be Announced On April 23?



Latest EOS 70D rumors suggest an announcement on April 23 for the successor of the highly popular Canon EOS 60D  (price & specs).

It appears that Canon sent out invites for a press event on April 23, though there is nothing official yet. The only additional information we have is that the new sensor featured on the Canon Rebel SL1/EOS 100D could be featured also on the Canon EOS 70D. An announcement at the end of April is plausible.

[via CR]

April 6, 2013
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A Bit Of Everything

April 5, 2013
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Batman Uses Canon IXUS Cameras To Shot Pictures (at least in China)

Canon China used super hero Batman in an ad for their new range of IXUS digital cameras (price & specs).

See all Canon IXUS models in the following shops: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Canon USA, Digitalrev, eBay

[via rocketnews24]

canon ixus

Image: Canon China

April 5, 2013
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Canon Rebel T5i/EOS 700D In Stock And Ready To Ship At DigitalRev

Rebel T5i/EOS 700D

DigitalRev has the new Canon Rebel T5i/EOS 700D in stock and ready to ship (click here). Price depends by your check-out location. In the past we were in contact with DigitalRev to get some clarification about the final price. See here why DigitalRev may be your best bet to buy gear, especcially if you are located in Europe, and how it works with custom taxes and import fees. If you are based in Europe then the price shown at check-out is the final price you have to pay, comprehensive of all taxes. We have Rebel T5i/EOS 700D round-ups and fist impression reviews here and here, the manuals can be downloaded here

Rebel T5i/EOS 700D

April 5, 2013
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Rumor: Canon EOS-1D C Firmware Update Problems

EOS-1D C Firmware Update

Just some days ago a screenshot of the upcoming firmware update for the Canon EOS-1D C showed up. We reported that the firmware update is undergoing field-testing. I have also been told that the firmware update for the EOS-1D C is set to be released immediately after NAB 2013.

Now it appears that there are some issues with the release candidate of the firmware update. The issues are said to be related to the use of external HDMI recorders: users have reported corrupted frames when externally recording the uncompressed output signal taken from the HDMI port.

There is no exact information about when the firmware update should be released, but it is expected for late April or beginning of May.

The EOS-1D C is sold for $11,999 at the following shops: B&H and Adorama, and you can rent it here.

[via CR]

April 4, 2013
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Canon Opens New Support Center For Imaging Professionals In New York And New Jersey

Press release:

MELVILLE, N.Y., April 4, 2013 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the opening of its service and support center in Ridgefield Park, New Jersey. This facility is located just across the George Washington Bridge outside of New York City, and will provide comprehensive product repair and maintenance services for the growing customer base of Canon's professional imaging products.

The Ridgefield Park on-site repair operations include state-of-the-art camera and lens dark rooms, Canon's most advanced adjustment and calibration equipment, spare parts inventory, and an experienced repair staff that will work to quickly return Canon's professional products to their original factory condition and operation. This new facility, available exclusively for Platinum and Gold level members of Canon's Professional Services (CPS) program, including owners of Cinema EOS products, and broadcast lens clients, confirms Canon U.S.A.'s commitment to providing personalized and local service and support to imaging professionals in the New York/New Jersey metro region.

This facility is Canon's second service facility exclusively available to professional clients, joining the Canon Hollywood Professional Technology & Support Center that debuted in the heart of Hollywood, CA, early last year. Both facilities provide factory quality repair and maintenance service for Canon's extensive lineup of professional-grade cameras, including EOS Digital SLR cameras, Cinema EOS cameras, and high-definition camcorders. All of Canon's professional lenses, including EF series photography lenses, Cinema lenses, and broadcast and studio lenses are also supported at this new facility.

“The opening of another support facility that caters exclusively to imaging professionals signifies the growth and demand of Canon's professional imaging products and Canon's commitment to imaging professionals,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, executive vice president and general manager, Imaging Technologies and Communications Group, Canon U.S.A. “Opening this location illustrates our desire to bring Canon's industry-leading support directly to our clients in areas where they work and live. Being closer to our customers will help enable us to further improve on our outstanding repair processing times for professional products, which average less than three days in most instances.”

An advance reservation is required for all service and support requests handled by the Ridgefield Park, N.J. facility. Canon Professional Services (CPS) Platinum and Gold level members can make a reservation via the CPS hotline by calling 1 (888) CPS-4540. Owners of Cinema EOS, professional video cameras and broadcast lenses should call 1 (855) CINE EOS to schedule an appointment.

Additional camera and lens service facilities for both professional and consumer clients are located in Jamesburg, N.J., Irvine, C.A., and Newport News, V.A. Each of these facilities operates with the same Canon speed and quality that is unrivaled in the industry. By the end of the year, Canon plans to further expand its local service center presence to the Midwest with the opening of a new service and support facility to support imaging professionals in the Chicago market.

April 4, 2013
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New Lens Arrivals (Tamron 70-200mm, Tamron 90mm) And Discounts (Bower 14mm)

Tamron 70-200mm

New lenses in stock at B&H and Adorama.

Let’s start with the Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 SP Di VC USD lens, sold for $1,499 (click here). Limited stock available. The core specs:

  • 70-200mm Telephoto Zoom Lens
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8-32
  • Ultrasonic Silent Drive Motor
  • Advanced Vibration Compensation
  • Extra Low Dispersion Lens
  • Moisture Resistant Construction
  • Compact Design

The lens can also be pre-ordered at Adorama (click here).

Next, we have the Tamron 90mm f/2.8 SP Di MACRO 1:1 VC USD Lens, sold for $749 (B&H | Adorama). Limited stock.

Tamron 70-200mm

The core specs:

  • 90mm Macro Prime Lens
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8-32
  • 1:1 Maximum Reproduction Ratio
  • Vibration Compensation
  • Internal Focus System
  • Ultrasonic Silent Motor Drive
  • eBAND Hybrid Lens Coating
  • Extra-low Dispersion Optical Elements
  • Moisture-Resistant Construction

Finally, it is worth to note that the Bower 14mm f/2.8 Ultra Wide Angle has a $50 instant rebate, and is sold for $329 (click here). Core specs:

  • For Canon EOS Digital SLR Cameras
  • Manual Focus – Fixed f/2.8 Aperture
  • Optimized for APS-C Size Sensors
  • 89° Angle of View (APS-C)
  • 114° Angle of View (Full Frame)
  • 14 Elements/12 Groups Construction
  • Two Aspherical & Two ED Lens Elements
  • Close Focusing Down to 11″ (0.28 m)

Tamron 70-200mm