Canon G1 X available starting by next week?

We just got this rumor and want to share it with you.

It seems that the Canon G1 X could be on sale in the USA by next week.

We will keep you informed.

In the meantime check this links for pre-ordering the G1 X:

 

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 USA, Amazon CA, B&H Photo, Adorama, Digitalrev, KEH Camera, eBay US, Canon USA, Canon CA, BestBuy Canon 60D: Amazon USA, Amazon CA, B&H Photo, Adorama, Digitalrev, KEH Camera, eBay US, Canon USA, Canon CA, BestBuy Canon 600D/T3i: Amazon USA, Amazon CA, B&H Photo, Adorama, Digitalrev, KEH Camera, eBay US, Canon USA, Canon CA, BestBuy Canon 1100D/T3: Amazon USA, Amazon CA, B&H Photo, Adorama, Digitalrev, KEH Camera, eBay US, Canon USA, Canon CA, BestBuy

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 USA, Amazon CA, B&H Photo, Adorama, Digitalrev, KEH Camera, eBay US, Canon USA, Canon CA, BestBuy EOS 5D Mark II: Amazon USA, Amazon CA, B&H Photo, Adorama, Digitalrev, KEH Camera, eBay US, Canon USA, Canon CA, BestBuy EOS 7D: Amazon USA, Amazon CA, B&H Photo, Adorama, Digitalrev, KEH Camera, eBay US, Canon USA, Canon CA, BestBuy EOS 60D: Amazon USA, Amazon CA, B&H Photo, Adorama, Digitalrev, KEH Camera, eBay US, Canon USA, Canon CA, BestBuy

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,”