It’s been quite some time since I reported an update in Canon USA’s attack on gray market retailers. A few things have happened since then, including the dismissal of Canon’s case against the ebay seller Get It Digital.
If you aren’t up to speed on the Canon USA v. Gray Market Retailer cases, check out the primer here, which includes a list of links to all the subsequent updates.
Now, before we all get too happy about Canon’s case against “Get It Digital” being dismissed and the free-flow of cheaper gray market cameras in the US, let’s read between the lines for a better idea of what really happened. [Read more…]
That’s not quite the substantial drops in prices we see in other models, but if you’re looking for a bigger drop, consider waiting a couple months or so as gray market prices drop further.
There is a limited-time deal this week (through Aug. 31) on the Canon 6D and 7D Mark II when bundled with the Canon PIXMA PRO-100 printer. With these deals, you can get the Canon 6D for as low as $1199 after rebates or the 7D Mark II for as low as $1249 after rebates. You can find all of the kits and deals here at B&H Photo.
The W-E1 slides into the camera’s SD card slot and gives the 7D Mark II WiFi capability for transferring images and using the Canon Camera Connect App for remote capture. [Read more…]
[UPDATE 8/25/16: The Canon 5D Mark IV has been officially announced and will ship September 8. Check it out here at B&H Photo.]
We’ve been talking about the Canon 5D Mark IV for so long, it’s hard to believe that the camera is almost here. The amount of images and specs that have now leaked and corroborated among several outlets leave the official announcement as a mere formality.
The camera should be announced next week and is expected to be available within a month. As such, it should be a monster seller.
So, what is the fuss about?
Pretty much everything we’ve reasonably asked for… [Read more…]
It appears that legit final specs for the Canon 5D Mark IV are starting to leak out via Canon Rumors with a couple of interesting departures from what we’ve seen in the past. Notably, a 30MP full frame sensor and no CFast card slot are features that are likely to stir the pot of opinions among Canon shooters.
Canon 5D Mark IV Specs
- Compact Flash/SD Card Slots (No CFast)
- 24/30fps @ 4K
- 60fps @ 1080
- 120fps @ 720
- USB 3
- Cable release port moved to the front of the camera where the “Mark XX” badge was.
- A lot more touchscreen functionality than the EOS-1D X Mark II
- Other ergonomic changes, such as a new “locking switch” on the rear of the camera.
Canon Rumors says it expects to receive more details on the upcoming Mark IV over the next few days. If you recall, we expect the official announcement date to be August 25, 2016.
If these reportedly leaked specs are true, what do you think about the 5D Mark IV so far?