[Photokina] New Canon Powershot Around The Corner, It’s G15 (with f/1.8 lens)

You may wonder where the G13 and G14 got lost, but here it is: Canon’s new PowerShot G15. No hints so far about specs and price, except that it has an f/1.8 lens. Flash is pop-up. In any case it proofs that Canon is still keeping the PowerShot line alive, even after the PowerShot G1 X, Canon’s first attempt to make a mirrorless camera (though without interchangeable lenses).

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New Firmware For EOS 7D Released And Available For Download (2.0.3)

Canon released a new firmware for its APS-C flagship, the EOS 7D. Firmware version 2.0.3 (download here) incorporates the following fixes.

        1. Fixes a phenomenon in which the camera stops working when the auto power off setting takes effect.
2. Fixes a phenomenon in which the maximum number of images that can be captured in a burst displayed in the
viewfinder may be less than what can actually be captured.
3. Corrects some errors in the message displayed on the LCD screen when saving RAW images developed in the
camera (these errors do not appear in the Japanese and Korean language displays.)

You can read Canon’s press release here.

New Voigtlander Color Skopar 28mm f/2.8 (Canon Mount) Starts Shipping Tomorrow (Sep. 13th)

That’s right: The new Voigtlander 28mm f/2.8 starts shipping on September 13th. Price is $625.00/€549.00 and B&H is accepting orders (click here). Nice little pancake lens with high optical quality and no Auto-Focus.

Focal Length 28mm
Aperture Ratio 1:2.8
Smallest Aperture F 22
Lens Construction 6 groups,
7 elements
Picture Angle 74.8°
Aperture Blades 9
Nearest Distance 0,22m
Macro 1:5
Diameter 63.3mm Nikon AI-S
70.0mm Canon EOS
Length 24.5mm Nikon AI-S
27.0mm Canon EOS
Weight 180g Nikon AI-S
230g Canon EOS
Filter Size 52 mm
Colour black
Mount AI-S (CPU intergrated)
Canon EOS
Item Number 19650 Nikon AI-S
19651 Canon EOS
Recommended Retail Price 529,- Euro Nikon
549,- Euro Canon
Optional, not included LH 28N Lenshood

Talking About Entry-Level Full Frame DSLRs Price Tags (hint: Nikon’s D600 not as cheap as expected, $2800?)

While we are waiting to know more about Canon’s entry-level full frame DSLR (EOS 6D) it is good to learn that Nikon’s entry-level FF DSLR, the D600, will not be as cheap as expected. The image above was sent to me. It shows prices for the D600 and some lenses. I suppose the first entry refers to a D600 body only option. You can see that the D600’s price is 218,000 Yen, which roughly corresponds to €2170/$2800! So, by no mean the low price ($1500) that was so much touted over the Internet. However, I am simply converting currencies here. The reported price is for Japan. Nikon could easily decide to give another price tag to the D600, especially if you consider that the Nikon D800 costs around $3000.

If this will be the D600’s price, then this may be a bad news. Such a price tag will not force Canon to align the price of the EOS 6D. In other words, if Nikon’s D600 would cost $1500, then Canon would be under pressure to sell its own entry-level FF DSLR at a similar, competitive price.

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Canon Changes Release Date Of EOS Mirrorless Camera And Of Accessories (first kits available September 29th)

DCWatch (translated) just posted some news about the release date of the Canon’s mirrorless system camera, the EOS M (click here for price and specifications). Originally expected for mid October (though most Asian sites were reporting a mid Semptember release), it looks the EOS M will be delayed, or anticipated (depending by the informations you got). At least some model and related items. The following release dates were published:

Product name Release Date
EOS M · Double Lens Kit
(Black, Silver, White, Red)
September 29
EOS M · Body (Black) Mid-October
EOS M ·EF-M 18-55mm IS STM lens kit
(Black, Silver)
EOS M ·EF-M 22mm f/2 STM Lens Kit
(Black, Silver)
EF-M 18-55mm IS STM September 29
EF-M 22mm f/2 STM
EF-EOS M mount adapter
Lens Hood EW-54
Lens Hood EW-43
Lens dust cap EB
Lens Cap E-52
Lens Cap E-43
43mm Protection Filter
90EX Speedlight
Battery Pack LP-E12
Battery Charger LC-E12
DC Coupler DR-E12
AC Adapter Kit ACK-E12
Camera Cover RF-4
Neck Strap EM-100DB
EM-EI neck strap
ER-EI wrist strap
Body jacket EH23-CJ Early November

EOS M pre-order links:

USA & world-wide:
EOS M page on Amazon (click here), Adorama (click here), B&H (click here)
EOS M Black at Amazon (click here), Amazon UK (click here), Adorama (click here) and BHphoto (click here).
EOS M White at BHphoto (click here).
EOS M 22mm pancake at Amazon (click here), Adorama (click here) and BHphoto (click here).
EOS M 18-55mm kit lens at Amazon (click here), Adorama (click here) and BHphoto (click here).
EOS M adapter at Amazon (click here) and BHphoto (click here).
EOS M Flash at Amazon (click here), Adorama (click here) and BHphoto (click here).

Germany (Amazon DE):
EOS M black with EF-M 18-55mm 1:3,5-5,6 IS STM lens and Speedlite 90EX for €849 (click here)
EOS M white with EF-M 18-55mm 1:3,5-5,6 IS STM lens and Speedlite 90EX for €849 (click here)
EOS M red with EF-M 18-55mm 1:3,5-5,6 IS STM lens and Speedlite 90EX for €849 (click here)
EF-M 22mm 1:2 STM Pancake lens for €249 (click here)
EF-EOS M Adapter for €129 (click here)
wexcameras.de (click here)

Italy: Amazon IT (click here)

UK: Amazon UK (click here)

More pre-order options here.

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[Rumor] More Canon EOS 6D (Entry-Level FF) Tidbits And Specs

Most of us expect Canon to announce a new DSLR, eventually this week, or at Photokina. Most people agree that there will be just one DSLR that Canon will introduce for Photokina. But…which one? Rumors have word that it will be an entry-level full frame camera named EOS 6D. After the first (supposed) specs leaked a few days ago, CR is reporting more about the 6D’s (supposed) specifications:

  • 22MP full frame
  • Flip out screen, Built in flash
  • 19 pt AF, 63 zone metering
  • Single Digic 5+
  • 4.9 fps (Also heard 4.5fps)
  • 3 inch LCD (We’d previously heard touchscreen)
  • ISO 12,800
  • New battery and grip – new GPS and WiFi grip option.
  • Built in ‘connectivity and sharing’ software

However, there has immediately been an update:

  • Does not have a flip out screen
  • It’s 4.5fps not 4.9
  • No built in flash

All this specs have to be taken with a pinch of salt. All the rumors (published here and on other sites) seem to come from new sources, and are often contradictory. At least none of my trusted sources told me anything about an upcoming EOS 6D. I am disappointed by the suggested AF system. 19pt/63 zone metering works perfectly, but there a are more evolved options out there.

We will soon know. In the meantime let me know your thoughts.

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