Canon EOS 5D MarkIII in a fictional advertising

Rumor. A Japanese blog published this Canon EOS 5D MarkIII promotional video.
The new 5D MIII will have a 28.1 MP CMOS sensor, a DIGIC 5 processor, continuous shooting at 8.2 fps, 45 cross-type AF points, an ISO 50-12800 and it will come this fall (September, Photokina?…).
Unfortunately it is a fictional advertising made for a school project.
FotoActualidad, via Dslcamera

Pentax Q, a very skilled competitor


Plenty of news this summer!
Sony has just released his new NEX-C3 and 30mm macro lens, Panasonic GF3 (16MPX) on June 13, Olympus E-P3 on June 30, Sony NEX-7 (24MPX) and the more expected news will arrive on August/September: Panasonic PRO GF camera and Pentax Q (12 MPX APS-C).
New market strategies are setting: the pro-band is shrinking, most of the companies are working on the middle level and the winning solutions are a great bet for everyone..
However… the most interesting things will come definitely on August-September.

We don’t know enough about Panasonic, but at the moment the interchangeable lens camera Pentax Q is the most skilled competitor.
Based on the Photo Rumors information, those are the specs:
• 12MP backlit sensor
• HD movie recording (720p)
• RAW capabilities
• Available in tow color: black and white
• Vary small and compact in size
• Price around 700 EUR
• Several lenses will be announced including a fisheye lens.

A very Competitive price and, therefore, a great challenge for Canon!
We’ll see…

Let see the price of Canon 7D: Amazon, B&H Photo, Digitalrev, eBay, Adorama, KEH Camera, Canon USA Canon 60D: Amazon, B&H Photo, Digitalrev, eBay, Adorama, KEH Camera, Canon USA Canon 600D/T3i: Amazon, B&H Photo, Digitalrev, eBay, Adorama, KEH Camera, Canon USA Canon 1100D/T3: Amazon, B&H Photo, Digitalrev, eBay, Adorama, KEH Camera, Canon USA

EOS 70D ……


A rumor about Canon 70D coming from Northlight Images says: “We’ve had a comment that the 70D (and next year’s 650D) is likely to stay at 18MP, with improvements coming from updated AF and other features (video, image processing) resulting from it’s use of Digic5. This was to allow a 2012 release, but not hit the 7D/7Dmk2 too much.”
We’ll see, but at the moment, we must be satisfied with chat: they are also talking around the exit of the 5D3 for early next year and the 1Ds3 replacement for August.

Just yesterday Fujio Mitarai chairman of Canon told that they forecast to return to normal by the end of June.
We hope so and the release date ( June 2) of the new Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.8G lens makes us think that soon there will be some output from Canon too.
Even Nikon with Canon has been badly damaged by the earthquake and this output appears to be a good sign of restart for both.

Links to current Canon cameras:
EOS-1D Mark IV price: Amazon, B&H Photo, Digitalrev, eBay, Adorama, KEH Camera, Canon USA EOS 5D Mark II: Amazon, B&H Photo, Digitalrev, eBay, Adorama, KEH Camera, Canon USA EOS 7D: Amazon, B&H Photo, Digitalrev, eBay, Adorama, KEH Camera, Canon USA EOS 60D: Amazon, B&H Photo, Digitalrev, eBay, Adorama, KEH Camera, Canon USA

Zeiss 35mm F/1.4 Distagon T Lens for Canon EF in stock at BHphoto (click here) and Amazon US (click here)

New AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G lens available for Pre-order at BHphoto (click here) and Amazon US (click here)

Canon says it doesn’t need to go mirrorless (and the Fuji X100 is to expensive!)


Image courtesy: Quesabesde

Richard Trestain (left) and Richard Shepherd from Canon Europe had a one hour talk with Iker Moran from Quesabesde (Click here to read the google english translation).

Those are the key points of the Interview:
– “We do not need CSC (Compact System Cameras ) because our current range covers all fields. In the future we’ll see.
– “It is not just in size, but of balance between performance and ergonomics. I dare not say that the EOS 1100D SLR is the smallest that we can build.
– And regarding the X100 Canon said: “$ 1,000 is a lot of money for a compact,”

UPDATE: Vincent Laforet and the 5D markIV joke

UPDATE: Vincent told contacted us and confessed that this was a joke. The german magazine pc.de made a “mistake” (or worser… told you a “lie”) and thought Vincent was talking about the real Canon 5D markII successor.

P.S.: Watch out for Canon- Black Friday deals on:
Amazon US: Black Friday Deals
Adorama: Daily Deals
BHphoto: Holiday Offers 2010
Amazon UK: Black Friday
Amazon Deutschland: Winter Startverkauf
Amazon France: les Offres Éclair