Deal: Rebel T3i/600D with 18-55 IS for $709 (€540)

Found this deal on eBay. $708.84 (€540) with the 18-55mm IS kit lens. Click here to see the offer. Free shipping if you live in the US. To know more about the Rebel T3i (600D in Europe) a good start is DPreview’s review.

The specification of the T3i/600D (click here for sample pics):

  • 18 Megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor
  • DIGIC 4 processor with ISO 100-6400 (Expansion to 12800)
  • Fully articulated 7.7cm (3.0”) 3:2 Clear View LCD with 1,040k dots
  • Full HD movie recording with manual control and selectable frame rates
  • Digital zoom in movie mode (3x – 10x)
  • New ‘Scene Intelligent Auto’ exposure mode (replacing full auto)
  • ‘Basic+’ and ‘Creative Filters’
  • Integrated wireless flash control
  • ‘Video Snapshot’ mode for the creation of multi-take movies


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Canon 5D Mark II price drops

UPDATE: the prices are now lower than originally indicated.

Mark II, not Mark III. :-)

Since the announcement of the 5D Mark III the previous incarnation is getting cheaper by every week. Here are some bargains on ebay (especially if you live in the US), all from top rated sellers.

More 5D Mark II bargains could be hidden behind this link (click here) .

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Will the 4K EOS Cinema DSLR show up at NAB 2012?

There is a teaser going around announcing an exclusive screening for April 15, 2012. Since NAB (National Association of Broadcasters) is mainly oriented to filmmakers and the film-industry, rumors are that Canon could present the 4K resolution hybrid camera it is supposedly working on. You probably remember that this project was announced by Canon in November 3, 2011.

The Cinema EOS 4k DSLR was shown in a glass box when the C300 was announced. It is not taken for granted that Canon will announce the 4K DSLR, but most probably there will be at least some new details and specifications about the upcoming new EOS hybrid cam (which could cost around $10,000). What can we expect? An EOS C100 with the form-factor of the 1D series? Possibly a competitor for RED’s Scarlet? A smaller, and cheaper, C300? Guesses are open.

What do you think?


5D Mark III hands-on reviews round-up

And the focus goes back to the EOS 5D Mark III.

Let us start with two comparisons between the 5D3 and Nikon’s D800. Comparisons based on specification sheets, to be more exactly. The first at expertphotography (click here), the second at thenewcamera (click here). Both are quick to read and give an essential overview of the specs. If you want a more detailed comparison among the 5D3 and the D800 then click here to see what arts&letters has to say about.

dslrhd asks if the 5D3 is the right DSLR video camera for you, and gives a Q&A-shaped answer (click here). And since we are speaking about Q&A, planet5D posted two videos with questions and answers about the 5D Mark III (two parts, overall playing time is around 2 hours – click here).

filmmakermagazine says the 5D3 does more hence it costs more. If you want to know why then click here. On the same strain nofilmschool explains why the 5D3 costs what it costs and why it is worth it (click here). If your looking at the 5D3 for film making then you may be interested in what digitalfilm has to say about (click here).

Did you ever ask yourself why people buys a 5D Mark III? You did? Ok, then this is for you. Stu Maschwitz at prolost bought one and tells us reasons and motivations, along with some tech analysis (click here). And we obviously would never forget to check what Ken Rockwell has to say about the 5D3. «The Canon EOS 5D Mark III is the best digital SLR ever made by Canon» is the first statement of a long and detailed examination of the features and tweaks of Canon’s new full-frame camera. Click here to readtechradar explains why the 5D3 does not have an articulated screen (hint: weather sealing, click here). The same guys did also provide us with a hands-on review (click here).

And we have more. Vincent Laforet shares his thoughts about the 5D3 (click here). A detailed hands-on review by theverge (click here). Another hands-on by gizmodo (click here). letsgodigital has some interesting pics for ISO comparison (click here). If you want to see almost 50 pics of the 5D3 itself then the photograhpyblog is the right place to go (click here). And finally some more thoughts about the 5D3 (click here).

Almost forgot this: more sample pictures at imaging-resource (click here); RAW included so don’t forget you need Adobe Camera Raw 6.7rc to see them (click here to download).

Ok, hope this was useful for you. For more stuff about the EOS 5D Mark III (and world-wide pre-order options) click here.

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planet5D Q&A video part 1

…and part 2

Canon EOS 5D Mark III group Q&A part 2 from planetMitch on Vimeo.


Canon G1 X sample pics and reviews round-up (and a little more)

Time to come back to the Canon G1 X.

EDIT: check our PicDroid (click here) for the latest pics shot with a G1X and uploaded to Flickr.

Since people is getting their hands on Canon’s little new mirror-less (but not yet system) cam, more and more pics show up in forums and the camera is discussed all over the web. Here, for your reading watching and analyzing pleasure, you have a round-up of reviews, hands-on, and posts of mostly very satisfied new owners. All provide some pics. Lets start with the forum posts:

And the cam gets also a ton of reviews, here a selected list

That’s all for the time being. One last thing: the cam started to show up on top-rated seller shops on ebay, most time with world-wide shipping options (click here). And you can look out for possible dealsin the following box.


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