Canon EOS 1D X ready for pre-order

Right now B&H told me that they have the Canon EOS 1D X ready for pre-order (click here). Price is $6,799 and it will start shipping by the end of April.

EDIT: Adorama is also accepting pre-orders for the 1D X (click here)

CPN (Canon Professional Network) has a good article about Frits van Eldik shooting an F1 event with a EOS 1D X. Have a look here to read about the technical specifications of Canon’s next flagship, or read this to get more insight. Canon’s 1D X page is still a work in progress (no manual for download yet), but for sure worth to have a look.

The guys over at techradar (video above) have a hands-on review with lots of details (click here to read). Another hands-on os provided by imaging-resource. And, hey!, even Wikipedia has an entry for the 1D X :-).

New EOS 5D Mark III promo video and rental information

The video comes from Canon France and it’s called Eye of the mind. It was made to show the color capturing capabilities of the EOS 5D Mark III.

Then: is accepting reservations for the 5D Mark III (click here). If you can’t afford one, at least you can rent one. :-)

One last thing: March 22 has been confirmed to be the first shipping date.

For more important information about the EOS 5D Mark III (and world-wide order and pre-order options) click here.

To see all of my EOS 5D Mark III coverage click here.

EOS 5D Mark III price check: Amazon, B&H Photo, Digitalrev, eBay, Adorama, KEH Camera, Canon USA


Powershot G1 X reviews round-up

New reviews for you. For Canon G1 X sample pics click here. Note that I will no longer post links to forum posts with sample images. Since the Powershot G1 X is now available, there is an increasing number of pics that appear on on Flickr (click here).

ephotozine posted a detailed review with lots of samples (high ISO too). They conclude:

The Canon Powershot G1 X is an interesting camera, simply because it has a large 14.3 megapixel CMOS sensor that is capable of producing high quality images with lots of detail. ISO noise performance is impressive with low noise right up to high ISO settings.

dcresource is next with a review extending on several pages and also the obligatory set of sample pictures. From their conclusion:

if you’ve got $800 burning a hole in your pocket and want a semi-compact camera with D-SLR image quality, then look no further than the Canon PowerShot G1 X.

Finally, I always like to here what photographers say about a camera, beside the pure technical issues. Elizabeth Halford got her hands on a brand new G1 X and tells us what she thinks about. She says:

So overall, I’m really excited to start using this camera more. And keep an eye out because my videos will be filmed with this camera from now on, too!

Enjoy your reading!

For more G1 X pictures click here.

Canon Powershot G1 Xprice check: Amazon, B&H Photo, Digitalrev, eBay, Adorama, KEH Camera, Canon USA Check also our eBay live-ticker below for possible G1 X deals.


Canon USA (Chuck Westfall) about the EOS 5D Mark III

Photographer Arash Hazeghi interviewed Chuck Westfalltechnical advisor at the Professional Engineering & Solutions Division, Canon U.S.A. The interview focuses on the principal technical features of the EOS 5D Mark III. It is worth to be read, especially if you want to know  what Canon itself has to say about its new full-frame camera. However, no hints about future developments, i.e. about a possible high res full-frame camera by Canon. Mr. Westfall’s answer: «no comment on Canon’s future plans or products». That’s a pity!

Here some excerpts from the interview (click here to read the interview):

  • Sensor IQ-related improvements
    • Gapless Microlenses: more light can reach each photodiode on the sensor (5D Mark II had gapless microlenses)
    • New photodiode structure: improved photoelectric conversion rate.
    • On-chip noise reduction: has been improved
  • Higher data throughput: good for EOS movie-making
  • Why 22 Megapixel?
    • base level IQ
    • high continuous shooting spead (6 fps)
  • A new DPP version to come out
    • will have digital lens optimizing
  • 5D Mark III AF sensor and AI Servo III have same tracking algorithm as EOS 1DX
  • Shutter lag time is 59milliseconds (5D2: 73msec)
  • Viewfinder blackout time is 112msec (5D2: 145msec)

For more information about the EOS 5D Mark III (reviews, sample pics, world-wide order and pre-order options) click here. For a comprehensive hands-on review of the EOS 5D Mark III by DPreview click here.

EOS 5D Mark III price check: Amazon, B&H Photo, Digitalrev, eBay, Adorama, KEH Camera, Canon USA EOS 5D Mark II price check: Amazon, B&H Photo, Digitalrev, eBay, Adorama, KEH Camera, Canon USA

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