Canon’s CE-SAT-2B Experimental Satellite Successfully Launched Into Space


Canon’s CE-SAT-2B Earth-imaging satellite has been launched into space without issues.

The Canon CE-SAT-IIB is a microsatellite equipped with middle-size telescope and an ultra-high sensitivity camera to take night images of the Earth. This time three types of cameras are mounted on the satellite, one of them being a mirrorless camera (EOS M100) and another one a compact camera for wide angle images (PowerShot G9X Mark II).

Spaceflight Now reports:

The largest spacecraft on Wednesday’s mission was CE-SAT-2B, an Earth observation satellite for Canon Electronics of Japan.

The 78-pound (35.5-kilogram) spacecraft is Canon’s third microsatellite to launch, following an experimental Earth-imaging station that launched in 2017 on an Indian PSLV rocket.

A follow-on satellite named CE-SAT 1B launched in July on a previous Rocket Lab mission, but it was destroyed when the Electron rocket failed before reaching orbit.

According to Canon, CE-SAT-2B carries three types of cameras to be demonstrated in orbit.

“With the newly developed super high sensitivity camera, CE-SAT-2B is capable of observing the Earth during night time,” Canon said in a press release. “The satellite is equipped with three types of cameras including Canon’s mirrorless camera and compact digital camera.

“CE-SAT-2B will go through a two-year demonstration experiment for forthcoming production of cassegrain reflectors as series,” Canon said.

Thanks Edina for the tip.

Deal: Canon EOS M100 w/ 15-45mm & EF-M 55-200mm, Camera Bag, 16GB – $499.99 (Canon Store)

Canon EOS M100

Canon EOS M100 at a glance:

  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF with Phase-detection.
  • 24.2 Megapixel CMOS (APS-C) Sensor.
  • Built-in Wi-Fi®*, NFC** and Bluetooth®***.
  • Intuitive Touchscreen, 3.0-inch Tilt-type LCD.
  • DIGIC 7 Image Processor, ISO 100–25600.
  • Full HD 60p.
  • Continuous Shooting at up to 4.0 fps (up to 6.1 fps with AF Lock).
  • Creative Assist.
  • Self Portrait Mode.
  • Compact & Lightweight Design.
  • Compatible with EF^, EF-S^ and EF-M Lenses.

The Canon Direct Store has a pretty good deal on a Canon EOS M100 bundle.

You get the Canon EOS M100 with the EF-M 15-45mm IS and EF-M 55-200mm IS lenses, a Manhattan Portage Aperture bag, and a 16GB memory card – the complete bundle on sale at $499.99. Us code M100DEAL at checkout for the final price.

Noteworthy Kickstarter projects:

  1. SliderMini portable camera slider
  2. Universal camera strap with lifetime warranty
  3. DUO Daypack, quick access camera bag with lifetime warranty
  4. Kamlan 50mm f/1.1 lens for $199
  5. Peak Design super light travel tripod

Selected deals:

More hand-picked deals are listed here.

Authorised Canon retailer B&H Photo has discounted EOS 5D Mark IV and EOS 6D Mark II bundles on offer for the holidays.

We offer 10% discount to subscriptions to Pixpa all-in-one platform for photographers.

Today’s Gold Box and one day only deals at Amazon USAmazon DEAmazon UKB&H Photo, eBayAdorama.

Canon Europe stores have a cash back promotions going on:

Refurbished lenses and DSLRs at Canon Store (best deals to be found here)

Save $10 on Luminar 4 and/or Aurora HDR 2019 using our code “WATCH” at checkout.

Deal: Canon EOS M100 w/ 15-45mm & 55-200mm, bag, 16GB SD – $499.99 (reg. $679.99)

Canon EOS M100

Canon EOS M100 kit at a glance:

  • 24.2MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 7 Image Processor
  • 3.0″ 1.04m-Dot Tilting Touchscreen LCD
  • Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 60 fps
  • Built-In Wi-Fi with NFC, Bluetooth
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF
  • Up to 6.1 fps Shooting and ISO 25600
  • Creative Assist and Self Portrait Mode
  • EF-M 15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM Lens
  • EF-M 55-200mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM lens
  • 16GB Memory Card
  • Manhattan Portage Aperture bag

The Canon Direct Store hast a very good deal on a Canon EOS M100 bundle. You get the EOS M100 with the EF-M 15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM and EF-M 55-200mm IS STM lenses, a camera bag, and a 16GB memory card – all for $499.99, all you have to do is to use code M100DEAL at checkout. Pretty good deal in our opinion.

Canon’s APS-C Mirrorless Cameras Still Top Ranked In Japan


The Canon EOS M50 and EOS M100 are best sellers in Japan, especially the former.

No surprise that latest BCNRetail data for May 2019 confirm once more that Canon is doing very good in the APS-C mirrorless market, and not just in Japan.

The EOS M50 has a market share of 20.5% (most sold), the Sony a6400 has 11.5% (second most sold), and the EOS M100 has 7.8% (third ranked).

Canon UK: Easter Offers Let You Save Up To £150 On Canon Cameras

Canon Cameras EOS M100 Canon Eos M200

Canon UK has an Easter offer going on (expires 4/24) which allows you to save up to £150 on a selected list of Canon cameras (and the SELPHY printer).

Updated List Of Unreleased Canon Gear Leaked At Certification Authorities (EOS M5/M6, EOS M100/M50 replacements)

Canon Eos M50 Mark Ii

Nokishita updated the list of yer unreleased Canon gear that already leaked through wireless certification authorities (new gear in Italics).

We are quite confident that PC2358 is the replacement for either the EOS M5 or EOS M6, and PC2367 for either the EOS M100 or EOS M50.

  • PC2355
    • Digital camera
    • Made in Japan
    • Equipped with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.1
  • PC2358 (EOS M5 or EOS M6 replacement)
    • Digital camera
    • Equipped with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.1
    • Battery: LP-E17? (7.5 Wh)
  • PC 2366 (Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark III)
    • Digital camera
    • Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2 loading
    • Battery: NB-13L
  • PC2367 (EOS M100 or M50 replacement)
    • Digital camera
    • Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2 loading
    • Battery: LP-E12 (7.2 V 875 mAh)

Stay tuned.