PreOrder: new Canon C300 Mark II (EF or PL) and XC10 (10x)

More action on the video front from Canon. Their new Cinema C300 Mark II is now available for pre-orders in the body only configuration for $16,000 in either the EF mount or the PL mount at B&H Photo. Availability is estimated to be September 2015. It is also available for pre-order at Adorama.

In parallel, Canon revealed the new XC10, a 1″ sensor fixed-lens camcorder with a 10x optical zoom lens, going for $2500 with a June 2015 release estimate at B&H Photo.

Pre-order new Canon 5DS and 5DS R DSLRs (with more bonuses)

The new 50mp full framer Canon 5DS* DSLRs are now available for pre-order for $3700 (5DS) and $3900 (5DS R) respectively. Pre-orders are accepted at:

+ 5DS body only ($3700): B&H Photo (2% reward, extra battery, 32GB SD, shoulder bag) and Adorama (with free Shure VP83F mic) and Amazon (no freebies)

+ 5DS R body only ($3900): B&H Photo (2% reward, extra battery, 32GB SD, shoulder bag) and Adorama (with free Shure VP83F mic) and Amazon (no freebies)

+ UPDATE 9pm ET: Amazon accepts pre-orders now… Meanwhile B&H Photo has added three more freebies to the pre-orders (shoulder bag, extra battery and 32GB SD)…

Canon 7D body for $750 or w/28-135 for $850 or w/18-135 for $1100

B&H Photo has a sale on the Canon 7D DSLR kits! This is a while supplies last type of a promotion! These are new condition with the usual Canon USA warranty:

+ 7D body only for $750
+ 7D w/28-135 for $850
+ 7D w/18-135 for $1100
+ these are eligible for the Pixma printer prepaid AMEX Gift Card mail-in rebate (look for these in the Combination Offers page of the PDF of the mail-in rebate; chow mein not included!)
+ BLOG-POST CORRECTION: this is the 7D, not the 70D!

Canon 6D body + Pixma Pro 100 + Paper + Extras for $1330 after $250 MIR has Canon 6D bundles, which require mail-in rebates (prepaid American Express gift card). You have to add to the shopping cart to see the sale prices (you don’t need to login). You get the Canon 6D (body or with 24-105), the Pixma Pro 100 printer, 50pk of Canon 13×19 photo paper, 32GB card and camera case.

For the Canon 6D body only bundle the price displayed on the page is $1798 before rebate (and $1548 after rebate). After you add it to the shopping cart, the price before rebate is $1579. When you submit/receive the $250 MIR, it will become $1329 after MIR.

A similar offer is available for the 6D with 24-105 bundle with the after add-to-cart and after MIR price of $1830.

These in-cart discounts expire 3/8/15. The mail-in rebate promotions continue per Canon’s schedule.

New Canon Lens Mail-In Rebates (exp 3/28/15)

A new round of Canon Lens Mail-In Rebates has gone live, covering the period of March 1-28 in 2015. Just like before, the rebates are in the form of a prepaid American Express gift card (not a paper check). You can see participating lenses at Amazon. Each eligible lens has the mail-in rebate offer on its product page. This is a direct link to the PDF form.

Canon 5D Mark III drops to $2500 without rebate [even less with mail-in rebate bundles]

The previous round of Canon mail-in rebates ended on 2/28/15. The camera rebates were not carried forward, but the price of the Canon 5D Mark III body only officially dropped to $2500 (without rebate) at various authorized dealers such as Amazon and Adorama (page down to see all the bundles with various free accessories).

However, if you don’t mind mail-in rebates, and you have use for a Pixma printer and photo paper, you can get a lower after mail-in rebates if you do one of the bundles. At B&H Photo your price is $2250 after a $250 mail-in rebate (prepaid American Express gift card) with the 5D Mark III body only and Pixma Pro 100 and 50pk Canon 13×19″ photo paper and camera bag and 32GB SD and extra Watson battery. Adorama has their own $2250 after $250 MIR bundle with 5D, printer, paper, Adorama camera bag, 64GB SD, extra Canon battery, 1yr New Leaf spills/drops warranty.

Canon MG-2520 AiO Printer + Adobe Pho Elements 12 for $55

BuyDig is offering a bundle of the Canon PIXMA MG2520 All-in-One Printer Bundle + Adobe Photoshop Elements 12 for $55 with free shipping. The price drops from $147 to $55 after you add it to the shopping cart. No coupon code needed. No login needed to check the price. Offer ends 2/27/15.

Speaking of BuyDig, coupon DIG5 gets you $5 off an order of $99 or more from their Blowout Sale. Coupon ends 2/28/15 unless extended.