Refurbished Canon EOS Cameras – Don’t miss the bargains!

The Canon Store has a bunch of refurbished Camera bodies and lens. These are real bargains – some of the items got also a price drop and are below the usual price.
The most interesting items are certainly the EOS 7D Body Refurbished at $1,359.00 (click here) and the EOS 5D Mark II Body Refurbished at $1,999.00 (click here).

Check all the items and do not miss the opportunity:


DxOmarked: Canon G1 X

The people at DxOMark has tested the Canon G1 X (click here).

The camera gets an overall score of 60. As usual we anticipate the final verdict:

  • You have a reflex-quality sensor in camera of the same volume as a G11.
  • You can use this camera even under relatively difficult conditions.
  • If you’re an amateur photographer, this camera can satisfy pretty much all of your needs (especially if you want to take great family photos, for example). If you’re a professional photographer, this can be a good backup camera.
Check the following links to pre-order the G1 X:

Canon G1 X – First full review

PhotoReview Australia published the first full review of the Canon G1 X.

Find the summary clicking here, or the start with the in-depth analysis. The latter includes performance graphs and lots of sample images at different ISO settings. We anticipate the final verdict:

Rating (out of 10):

  • Build: 9.0
  • Ease of use: 8.8
  • Autofocusing: 8.0
  • Still image quality: JPEG – 9.0; RAW – 9.5
  • Video quality: 9.0
  • OVERALL: 9.0

They suggest to…

Buy this camera if:
– You want a compact digital camera with DSLR-like controls.
– You’re interested in shooting raw files.
– You want effective image stabilisation for stills and video clips.
– You require high resolution and low noise levels at high ISO settings.
– You’d like the ability to shoot HD video clips.

Don’t buy this camera if:
– You will only shoot JPEG files.
– You require high burst speeds and buffer capacity plus fast cycle times for processing shots.

Check this links for pre-ordering the Canon G1 X:


Canon 5D Mark III buzz of the moment

Since the Aperture Academy blog made its post about the Canon 200-400mm and 600mm prototype lens and a mysterious Canon body, there has been a lot of speculation about what this body could be. The 5D Mark III, the 7D Mark II, or maybe a totally new camera that Canon has developed? Canon 5D X, Canon 6D, and so on. Let your imagination run freely.

Let’s have a look at the most revealing of the pictures published on the AA blog. The person using the equipment is supposed to be a Canon employee doing some field-testing of the lens prototypes, and of the apparently totally new camera body.

A new kid on the block?

We have some considerations.

  • It’s clearly a body of the size of a 5D or 7D with an attached battery grip and there is no build-in flash.
  • The battery grip seems to have a joystick.
  • The display looks like it has a 16:9 format

Stephen Oachs, the author of the post, writes: «I see the “Q” button located by the big wheel on the right, which on the 7D is currently located on the top left». In other words, there is one thing that can be assumed to be true: this is a Canon body we have not seen before.

After having published the pics, Mr. Oachs has been accused of having been delivered faked images (we don’t think so). In a follow-up to the original post, he attached a link to the original RAW file he shot of the lens and the body.

All pictures taken by Mr. Oachs can be seen on the Aperture Academy blog (click here).

The 200-400mm prototype lens


[via Aperture Academy]