Canon EOS M Hand-Ons And Previews Round-up (first impressions, videos, pictures)

Image courtesy of Photographyblog

Now that Canon is starting to ship the EOS M, its entry in the mirrorless market, it’s time to round up the latest Canon EOS M hand-ons and previews. For pre-order links click here.

Photographyblog has a series of pictures of the cam itself, with different lenses mounted. ephotozine has another round of EOS M pictures and some first impressions to share. Next, let’s see some videos showing the EOS M’s features and interface. Please keep in mind that these are all pre-production models of the EOS M. First video comes from London Camera Exchange.

A Photokina related video by Thaiphoto DE. It shows also the Powershot G15 ($499 click here for spec), the EOS M with the 200-400mm mounted, and the new EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM.


[Review] Canon EOS 6D vs Nikon 600D Comparisons Videos And Round-Up (and 6 reasons to take the EOS 6D)

Some comparisons between the two new entry level full-frame DSLRs: the Canon EOS 6D (click here for specs) vs Nikon’s D600 (click here for specs).

Thenewcamera analyzes and compares the specifications of the two cameras. Their conclusion:

Features and core specifications make [the] Canon 6D more attractive. […] Both DSLRs have full frame sensor […] Nikon offers advance AF system […] Canon offers you more AF working range and built-in GPS and WiFi

Photographer Benjamin Kanarek is considering to buy one, and hence discusses the pro and contra of each brand. Check his post if you’re in a similar dilemma. He concludes:

I really love the ergonomics of the Canon and find the look of the Nikon a bit plastic. I know it isn’t but it sure looks like it in my opinion. I do like the fact that the Canon sensor is only packing 20 megapixels thus more real estate per pixel which translates in to better noise performance, generally speaking.

Looking for the right reasons to get an EOS 6D? Have a look to the video below (to be honest, in Kanarek’s post there is also a video showing 6 good reasons to get a Nikon D600; won’t feature it here :-) )

Canon’s EOS 6D can be preordered at the following shops:


Canon EOS M Started Shipping In Japan (and possibly in other Asian countries too)

Canon started delivering its mirrorless camera, the EOS M (click here for specs), in Japan (Source: Canon and Amazon Japan). It will ship in the US starting by October 15th (according to BHphoto, click here). The EOS M is a great little camera, and we have yet to see if Canon does not care about a more pro-oriented version (possibly with a viewfinder).

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) (click here)

Italy: Amazon IT (click here)

UK: Amazon UK (click here)

[Deal] Canon EOS 5D Mark II Down To $1799 On Major Shops, Down To $2499 With 24-105L

After yesterdays rumor about an imminent price drop for the EOS 5D Mark II and tomorrows news that Canon will extend the special rebates on DSLRs and lenses, things are getting a little confusing. However, the 5D Mark II is down to $1799 on Amazon (click here), Adorama (click here) and B&H (click here). The same instant rebates are available for the 5D2 kit with the 24-105L lens which is $2499 $2599 on Adorama (click here) and Amazon (click here), and even lower  $2499 at B&H (click here).

While not being a last generation full-frame DSLR, the EOS 5D Mark II is still an excellent professional photographic tool.

  • 21.1 Megapixel Full-Frame Sensor
  • 3.0″ High Resolution LCD Display
  • Live View Mode
  • 1080p Movie Mode
  • Dust & Weather-Resistant
  • Self Cleaning Sensor
  • Broad ISO Range (50-25600)
  • 3.9 fps Burst Mode
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Canon Extends Rebates On Speedlites And Lenses Until October 27th

This doesn’t come totally as a surprise (but thanks to the anonymous reader who notified me), there were hints that Canon would extend once more the rebates program started in August. Discounts on selected lenses and Speedlites have been extended until October 27th.


[Rumor] EOS 5D Mark II May See A Substantial Price Drop Next Week (down to $1699)

Not the usual rumor about specs and features, but about an upcoming concrete price drop for the EOS 5D Mark II. Quoting Canon Rumors, the 5D2 could go down to $1699:

I’ve been told by a couple of people that the Canon EOS 5D Mark II will see a big price drop this coming week in the USA, we should see it in other countries as well. We’re told the new price will be $1699 USD for the body until they’re all gone, which won’t take too long I don’t think.

[via CR]