Canon 60D and Rebel T3i Big Bundles – Deal Alert

Canon 60D Bundle

B&H has a big deal right now on bundles that include either the Canon 60D or the Rebel T3i. These deals are valid through July 28, 2012.

The Canon 60D bundle includes the following for $1299 (compare to $1732.28 if purchased separate):

  • Canon 60D w/ 18-135mm IS lens
  • Canon EF-S 55-250mm Lens
  • Pearstone – LP-E6 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack
  • Vello – BG-C6 Battery Grip for Canon EOS 60D
  • SanDisk – 16 GB SDHC Memory Card Extreme Pro Class 10 UHS-I
  • Lowepro – Adventura 170 Shoulder Bag

The Canon Rebel T3i bundle includes the following for $849 (compare to $1221.78 if purchased separate):

  • Rebel T3i Digital Camera Kit
  • Canon EF-S 55-250mm Lens
  • Pearstone – LP-E8 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack
  • SanDisk – 16 GB SDHC Memory Card Extreme Pro Class 10 UHS-I
  • Vello – BG-C5 Battery Grip for Canon EOS T4i
  • Lowepro – Adventura 170 Shoulder Bag

Canon Rebel T4i and New Lenses This Week?

Canon Rebel T4i Rumors

Canon Rumors is pegging Friday, June 8 as the announcement date for the Canon Rebel T4i.  Rumored specs include 18MP CMOS sensor (which is the same resolution as the Rebel T3i), 9 cross-type AF points, touchscreen LCD and full-time AF in video mode.

Additional rumored announcements include a revised 18-135mm IS lens and an EF-mount 40mm f/2.8 pancake lens.

This is consistent with last month’s rumors; however, I’m still holding my breath on whether full-time AF in video mode means full-time “functional in real world” AF in video mode.

If it launches this week, we could see the camera on store shelves this month – given the typical quick delivery of Rebel models in past product launches.

Canon Rebel T4i and New Mirrorless Camera Next Month?

Canon Rumors

Canon Rumors is reporting on a tip received from a known and credible source that Canon will launch the new Rebel T4i/650D alongside a new mirrorless camera in June 2012.

The Rebel T4i (if that’s what it ends up being called) is inevitable.  The entry level Rebel T3i is due for its annual update.

The more interesting proposition, however, is a new mirrorless camera with interchangeable lenses. [Read more...]

Canon Rebel T3i and T2i Rebates End Next Week

Canon Rebel T3i Instant Rebates

Canon USA extended the instant rebates on Rebel T3i and T2i bundles. You can save up to $300 when purchasing additional lenses, or $50 instant rebate for the kit alone.  More details on available lenses and kits over at B&H Photo:  Canon Rebel T3i or Canon Rebel T2i

(note: hit the “Buy together and save” link at B&H for all of the available options)

Canon Rebel Kits at Amazon as Good as Most Black Friday “Doorbusters”

Canon Rebel T3

As I have been perusing through the Black Friday ads this week, the one thing I’ve noticed is how underwhelming most of the DSLR “doorbuster” deals have been.  And how Amazon’s ordinary prices are inline with these Black Friday deals.

For instance, almost every major brick & mortar retailer is selling the Canon Rebel T3 at $479 as some kind of huge deal.  It was $478 on Amazon earlier this week and is $468 at the time of this post.

Amazon is offering a free basic backpack and an 8GB memory card with several Canon Rebel kits (e.g., T3, T2i, T3i), most of which are already cheaper than what’s you’ll find if you happen to make it into a store at 4AM and find them in stock.  Throw in the Transcend 8GB card and basic camera backpack, and you’ve got all the more reason to stay inside on Black Friday.

Stay on top of all the photo gear Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals here.