5D X AND 5D Mk III?

Interesting new rumor reported by [NL]. The 5D line could split in two branches (as it happened years ago with the 1D): a 5D X (rumored since a while) and a 5D Mk III. The rumor reports also some possible specs for both cameras.

5D X
45MP (With a pixel size similar to the power shot G1X)
61 points AF (Similar to the 1DX but simpler)
3.4 fps, 100-6400 (50-12800)
1 Digic 5+ Digic 4
5D mk III
22MP
61 points AF (Similar to the 1DX but but simpler)
6.9 fps, ISO 100-25600(50-51200)
1 Digic 5+ Digic 4
Best HD video quality of any EOS camera

[via NL]

Three lenses, and a funny coincidence

Ok, let’s start with the coincidence. On February 7th Canon announced three new lenses, two primes and a standard zoom lens: 28mm f/2.8 IS USM, 24mm f/2.8 IS USM and the 24-70mm f/2.8 II USM. All three lenses are upgrades from previous versions. So, before dipping in details and specs, let me tell you where the coincidence lies. No idea? Well, on the same day Nikon announces the brand new D800 full-frame DSLR. Still no idea? Ok, I will tell you what I think. These lenses are made i) for full-frame cameras, ii) have improved resolution and iii) are high quality lenses for high quality camera bodies. Still no clues where I am aiming? Did it happen just by chance that Canon announces these lens the same day of Nikon’s D800 presentation? No! I think it allows us to think that an exciting new Canon camera is on the way (ok, not really a new fact).

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Canon G1 X now available in Hong Kong

The new Canon G1 X is sold in shops in Hong Kong. Users are already posting sample pics on forums. The high-ISO images are impressing. The new, almost-DSLR-sized sensor is doing a good job!

That means you will probably find the , although the price tag will probably be higher than the official price.

For pre-ordering in the USA check the following links: Amazon US (click here) free shipping, Adorama (click here) free shipping, B&H (click here) free shipping, J&R (click here).
 
Readers from outside the US can start to check the following links to see if pre-ordering is possible: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon CA, KEH Camera, BestBuy, Canon CA, Canon USA

 

[via dpreview forum]

 

RUMOR: Canon G1 X available in Asia this week?

 

According to a discussion going on in the dpreview Canon Talk forum (click here) the G1 X could be available in Hong Kong any day from now. Some of the users report that shops in Hong Kong are expecting the G1 X to be available starting by this week. These are exciting news. Let’s hope that Canon answer (is it, really? Nothing else we can expect from Canon?) to the growing mirrorless system camera phenomenon will soon be available for the rest of us too.

For pre-ordering in the USA check the following links: Amazon US (click here) free shipping, Adorama (click here) free shipping, B&H (click here) free shipping, J&R (click here).
 
Readers from outside the US can start to check the following links to see if pre-ordering is possible: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon CA, KEH Camera, BestBuy, Canon CA, Canon USA