Canon 1D Mark IV – Early 2010 [Rumor]

Not the Canon 1D Mark IV

Rumors of a Canon 1D Mark IV have been floating around since not too long after the criticisms of the autofocus performance for the Canon 1D Mark III came to light.  Rumors were swirling prior to the announcement of the Canon 7D that the 1D Mark IV might surface this Fall.  Those rumors have since died down.

As I’m sure you are aware though, when one rumor dies, there are plenty more ready to fill in the gaps.  The latest rumor is calling for a Canon 1D Mark IV announcement in early 2010 or around the “end of January” as one Canon Rumors tipster puts it. [Read more…]


Canon Issues Service Notice for EOS-1D Mark III & EOS-1Ds Mark III

Canon has issued a service notice for its two flagship pro cameras, the 1D Mark III and the 1Ds Mark III.  The service notice relates to excess oil used to lube moving parts inside the mirror box.  Unfortunately, if too much oil is applied during the manufacturing of the cameras, it can lead to spots on the sensor.  Canon is offering to clean the mirror box of affected cameras free of charge.

We offer our most sincere apologies to customers using these products who have been inconvenienced by this issue. Going forward, we will spare no effort in our quality management to make sure our customers can use our products with confidence. We hope our efforts will earn your understanding.

More details are available on Canon’s service notice page.

5 Cameras That Don’t Live Up to Their Hype

I get really excited when I hear about new cameras coming out.  I’m a very gadget-oriented and have way too many toys that do so many things that I don’t need or won’t use.  That doesn’t stop me from wanting the next big thing though.

Unfortunately, the next big thing sometimes turns out to be an over-hyped flop. Here’s 5 cameras that have failed to live up to their hype.

1. Nikon Coolpix P6000.  The P6000 was supposed to be great because it enabled photographers to capture RAW images and, therefore, should directly compete with the Canon G10.  Unfortunately, the P6000 didn’t quite live up to the hype. Image quality was nowhere near that found on the Canon G10, which succeeded the very popular G9 (another RAW shooter).

Feature for feature, the Nikon P6000 is a pretty good match-up to the Canon G10. Unfortunately, it fails to deliver where it really matters – image quality.  Perhaps Nikon got a little pixel-happy by stuffing 13.5 megapixels onto a tiny sensor that probably just needed about 6 or 8 megapixels.  Maybe some day camera manufacturers will go back to making compact cameras with image quality as the end-result in mind, instead of letting marketing continue to push the megapixel hype. [Read more…]

Canon DSLR Reviews

Reviews of Current Generation Canon DSLRs

Canon Rebel XS

Canon Rebel T1i

Canon 50D

Canon 7D

Canon 5D Mark II

Canon 1D Mark IV

Canon 1Ds Mark III

Reviews of Previous Generations Canon DSLRs

Canon Rebel XSi

Canon Rebel XTi

Canon Rebel XT

Canon Digital Rebel

Canon 40D

Canon 30D

Canon 20D

Canon 10D

Canon 5D

Canon 1D Mark III

Canon 1D Mark IIn

Canon 1D Mark II

Canon 1Ds Mark II