[CWR3] Possible Canon G1 X release date on February, 15

We just got this rumor and wanted to share it with you. According to our source the much awaited Canon G1 X should go on sale in the USA on February, 15.

Check the following links to pre-order the G1 X:

Readers outside the US should start to check the following links: Amazon USA, B&H Photo, Digitalrev, eBay, Adorama, Canon USA [CW1]  – 0-19% probability to be true

[CW2]  – 20-39% probability to be true

[CW3]  – 40-59% probability to be true

[CW4]  – 60-79% probability to be true

[CW5]  – 80-100% probability to be true

Two movies made with a Canon EOS 5D Mark II nominated for the Academy Awards

Well, what to say? Times are changing!

Digital SLR’s have developed to a level where – at least so it seems – you can make serious movies using them. At least the Canon 5D Mark II has been used to produce two documentaries that have been nominated for the Academy Awards.

Dennis Danfung’s Hell and Back Again, after having won the Sundance World Cinema Grand Jury Price for documentaries, has been nominated for the Oscars. And that is not all. Another documentary, The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom by Lucy Walker, has also been nominated for an Academy Award.

Check the following links for the Canon 5D Mark II: Amazon USA, B&H Photo, Digitalrev, eBay, Adorama, Canon USA

[via blog.planet5d.comtechradar.com]

 

Another Canon G1 X review

The guys over at digitalversus.com have tested the Canon G1 X (click here). The review comes with images at different ISO settings, and with comparisons with other cameras. According to Canon UK the G1 X should be on sale in February (they have also a nice promo-video on their page).

The final verdict is:

Pluses:
Picture quality up to 3200 ISO
Swivel LCD
Good-quality 4x zoom lens
Burst mode 5.4 fps for 6 frames
RAW mode (14 bits)

Minuses:

P mode isn’t fully adjustable
OVF could be more accurate and more comfortable
Screen poorly calibrated (inaccurate colours etc.)
Too slow to start up
1080 video at 24 fps only
Disappointing macro mode

You can pre-order the Canon G1 X, check the following links:

 

Refurbished Canon EOS Cameras – Don’t miss the bargains!

The Canon Store has a bunch of refurbished Camera bodies and lens. These are real bargains – some of the items got also a price drop and are below the usual price.
The most interesting items are certainly the EOS 7D Body Refurbished at $1,359.00 (click here) and the EOS 5D Mark II Body Refurbished at $1,999.00 (click here).

Check all the items and do not miss the opportunity:

 

DxOmarked: Canon G1 X

The people at DxOMark has tested the Canon G1 X (click here).

The camera gets an overall score of 60. As usual we anticipate the final verdict:

  • You have a reflex-quality sensor in camera of the same volume as a G11.
  • You can use this camera even under relatively difficult conditions.
  • If you’re an amateur photographer, this camera can satisfy pretty much all of your needs (especially if you want to take great family photos, for example). If you’re a professional photographer, this can be a good backup camera.
Check the following links to pre-order the G1 X: