Pre-ORDER new CANON APS-C R7 and R10 cameras

Managing 2+2 parallel camera systems must not be a fun adventure at the Canon and Nikon headquarters, but reality and the realpolitik of photography demand so. Okay, enough nonsense 🙂

Canon has revealed today two new APS-C mirrorless cameras in the R/RF system, along with two new R/RF APS-C lenses that will be offered in official kits with these two cameras. The same DSLR APS-C playbook repeating itself? 🙂

VROOOM PROMISES the CANON R7
The Canon R7, faster than the speed of life per Canon, promises 15fps using mechanical shutter, 32mp, in-body image stabilization with up to seven stops, dual UHS-II SD slots, Dual Pixel CMOS AF II, DiGiC X, EVF and vari-angle touchscreen, USB-C and such…

Sounds good but can it beat the legendary Olympus E-100 RS? I don’t think so 🙂

It is available in two standard kits, body only for $1500, or with the newly announced RF-S 18-150mm f3.5-6.3 IS STM lens for $1900. Pre-orders are accepted at B&H Photo and Adorama and such…

Here’s a couple of 3-minute “trailers” for the camera by Canon herself:

CANON R10 goes for the $1K PRICE POINT
For those wanting to stay close to the psychological $1K price-point Canon has revealed the R10 APS-C mirrornyet camera. It will be available as body only for $980, with the new RF-S 18-45mm f4.5-6.3 IS STM kit lens for $1100, or with the new RF-S 18-150mm f3.5-6.3 IS STM lens for $1380.

The R10 has a 24mp APS-C sensor, and shares some but not all (single UHS-II card, only version 2.0 USB-C, etc, etc, etc) of the R7 features. It’s a $500 price difference after all 🙂 The detailed comparison is your homework assignment for the week!

Pre-orders are accepted at B&H Photo and also at Adorama

The R10 has gotten just one 3-minute “trailer” from Canon instead of the two of the R7 😉

DISAMBIGUATION POINT
This may potentially cause some confusion to those new to the Canon RF world. There is an existing previously released Canon BG-R10 Battery Grip that is designed for the R5 and R6 mirrorless cameras.

Life would be just way too easy if the camera name matched the battery grip name 🙂

Refurbished Canon G-series, SX-series, Elphs (18 options)

For a limited time, the official Canon USA is having a sale on select refurbished Powershot digital cameras that 18 options, including G-series, SX-series and Elphs. As of the time of writing, some of them are out of stock.

Of the 18, the refurbished G7 Mark III for $500 is also getting a FREE Sling Backpack 100S.

Canon SX620HS superzoom w/extras for $210 [Gray]

Running until April 29, Woot Plus (the longer-running Woot offers) is having an Amazon Prime Exclusive sale. To get these, you must have an Amazon Prime account which is linked to your Woot account. This linking needs to happen only once per lifetime.

Among the offers is something for the risk-takers, it is the international version without manufacturer warranty of the Canon SX620 HS superzoom bundled with some accessories for $210. Up to two per customer.

Per the bottom of the listing, you get a 90-day Woot limited warranty. But further up the listing says “(NO WARRANTY)”. The seller (or at least the one packaging it) appears to be “Deal-Expo” which offers no warranty, but Woot appears to be throwing in a 90-day warranty of their own. The extra accessories are pictured and listed…

Among the rest of the offers there’s a Fossil Kinley Crossbody bag [some general purpose bags can be repurposed as camera bags if you use camera inserts and protective material or bag-within-a-bag).

Among the sold-out items are a couple of Blackmagic cameras.

Canon 80D w/18-135 for $1149 (or $850+ USED)

System insanity is upon us, so good luck to newcomers and beginners trying to figure out where and how to start. If of all the options out there you’ve settled on the mid-tier Canon APS-C system, good until 12/19/21, B&H Photo is offering the new condition Canon 80D with 18-135 f3.5-5.6 IS USM for $1149 with free US shipping…

On the other hand, if you are fond of USED camera gear, USED prices of this particular kit start at $850 in condition “8+” at B&H Photo USED

Wedn: Random Camera Gear at Woot (26 options including Canon T7, 4000D, Oly 45/1.8, lens mount adapters, Fuji Instax Minis, etc)

What a surprise, the “Electronics” deal of the day for Wednesday 12/1/21 at Woot is a Random Camera Gear sale that, as of the time of writing, has 26 items in-stock and 1 item sold out (Instax Mini 9 bundle).

They are too many to list here individually, but some of them are:

+ refurbished Olympus 45mm f1.8 M.Zuiko (m43) for $180 with 90-day Woot warranty

+ new condition Canon 4000D with 18-55 DC III EF-S for $330 with 90-day Woot warranty

+ new condition Canon EOS Rebel T7 DSLR Camera Zoom Kit + 500mm Preset f/8 Telephoto Lens + Tripod+ Lexar 64GB Bundle for $380 with 1-year Canon warranty

+ Commlite EF Lens to EOS R Camera Adapter with Electronic Iris and AF for $30

+ Fringer EF-FX PRO II Fuji Auto Focus Mount Adapter Built-in Electronic Aperture Automatic Compatible with Canon EOS EF Lens to Fujifilm X-Mount for $200

+ DJI and Hohem and Feiyu and Zhiyun stabilizer-y things

+ various Insta360 cameras

+ GVM 80W umbrella lighting kit for $80

+ Neewer and Vanguard tripods

+ Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 or 8 Film Cameras + Instax Mini Film (20 Shots) + Protective Camera Case + Selfie Lens + Filters + Frames Photix Decorative Design Kit for $50
+ multiple body-color options

+ Feelworld S55 5.5-inch field monitor for $80

+ find them all at the Random Camera Gear sale

MEANWHiLE at the “Computers” Woot daily deal there’s a sale of eight refurbished Apple iMacs with prices ranging from $630 to $1600. These are 2020, 2019 and 2017 models.

Canon EOS-R body only with A Feast Of Accessories options for $1599

We have another body only type of a deal, this time with a feast of accessories! We are talking about the Canon EOS-R body only, of the full frame mirrorless kind, going for $1599 with the retailers going wild with the FREE accessories bundled with it:

At the B&H Photo website you get:

+ Rode VideoMic Camera-Mount Shotgun Microphone
+ Ulanzi VL-49 Rechargeable Mini RGB Light
+ 128GB Sandisk Extreme PRO SDXC
+ Canon EOS 200ES Shoulder Bag
+ Corel PaintShop Pro 2022 Ultimate for Windows (DVD with Download Card)

Then there’s the Adorama Vlogger kit:

+ RODE VideoMicro Compact On-Camera Microphone
+ Ulanzi W49 6000K Mini LED Light
+ 64GB Sandisk Extreme PRO SDXC
+ Tamrac Jazz Shoulder Bag 50 v2.0
+ Corel Photo Video Art Suite Software Kit
+ Peak Design Camera Cuff Wrist Strap
+ Flashpoint FPX-BK-S2 Straight Bracket with Dual Shoe
+ screen protector
+ cleaning kit

OR if you don’t want the small things but prefer to get an actual name-brand tripod instead, Adorama has the spartan Tripod kit:

+ Vanguard VEO 2 235AB 5 Section Aluminum Tripod with VEO 2 BH-50 Ball Head
+ 64GB Sandisk Extreme PRO SDXC
+ that’s it here 🙂

Black Friday at the official Canon stores

Black Friday has arrived at the official Canon USA store

As it is often the case, some of the bang for the buck offers can be found among their refurbished products, which you can find by using your browser’s in-page search function to look for “refurbished” at their Special Offers page

But it’s not just Canon USA that is having Black Friday sales. You can also find sales at the following Canons:

+ Canon Germany

+ Canon UK

Thursday: Canon 2000D with 18-55mm III for $350

Good until 11/11/21 at 11:59pm central time (or earlier if sold out) one of the Woot deals du jour is the new condition Canon 2000D with 18-55mm III DSLR kit going for $350 with a 90-day Woot warranty… Up to two per customer…

Judging by the name and warranty, this is almost certainly the international / grey market version of the camera…

This is part of a Tech Favorites sale for Thursday that also includes:

+ FLIR ONE Pro LT – Android (USB-C) – Pro-Grade Thermal Camera for Smartphones – with VividIR and MSX Image Enhancement Technology for $200 with 90-day Woot warranty

+ AC Delco and AmazonBasics single use batteries

+ 4pk Apple AirTags for $94
+ Apple Tax is included in the price 😉

+ 20W Apple USB-C power adapter for $13

+ TVs, power options, CB radio, speakers and more

All the above are the main deal of the day. Among the rest of the Woot daily deals for 11/11/21 they have:

+ 3pk Uniden 2-way radio survival kit for $60
+ not a bad idea for photographers who wonder about in nature and the unexplored and the unexplained

+ refurbished Fire HD 10 tablets (2017 model) for $40 to $50

+ 14-inch Acer TravelMate M6 laptop for $500

Wedn: refurbished Canon SX520 HS superzoom for $150

Good news there’s a camera in the Best Buy daily deals for Wednesday 12/9/20. Bad news it is a …rerun.

It is the refurbished red-color-scheme Canon SX 520 HS superzoom (40x optical) going for $150 with a 1-year warranty (per the Specs section)…

Canon 1D Mark II Body w/64GB Sony CFast 2.0 for $4500

How about a speed-demon DSLR? The previous generation new condition Canon 1D X Mark II body only is now down to $4500 with free US shipping and a free 64GB Sony CFast 2.0 memory card at B&H Photo for a limited time…

In other deal action, they have:

+ BenQ EX2780Q 27″ 16:9 HDR FreeSync 144Hz IPS Gaming Monitor for $450

+ Apple AirPods sale, five options, $135 to $230

+ for more action, check their Cyber Week deals

Canon Black Friday Offerings (107 options, EF, EF-S, RF, EF-M, G-series)

Canon of course could not not participate in the Black Friday offerings and their set has 107 options that feature full frame and APS-C cameras from both their DSLR and Mirrorless worlds, along with lenses from EF/EF-S, RF and their Jon Snows (EF-M). There’s some fixed lens cameras too (eg G-series, SX-series) and some accessories too (flashes, battery grips, etc)… Too many to list here individually and stay sane 🙂

Canon RP with RF 24-105mm f4-7.1 with Freebies for $999

If you are curious about Canon’s new full frame mirrorless system, and want a native “take pictures with” kit, Black Friday comes to the rescue as it crosses downwards the magical mystical “$1000 full frame” price threshold of $1000. I’m sure I could have said the above with a lot fewer words 🙂

Anyway, during Black Friday festivities, the Canon RP camera bundled with the 24-105mm f4-7.1 RF lens is now down to $999 with free US shipping at B&H Photo

But wait, there’s more! If you also want free accessories, Adorama is bundling it with lots of freebies: 64GB Sandisk Extreme SDXC, Slinger camera bag [Slinger is the brand name, it’s not a sling bag, but a bag-bag], 67mm filter kit, Corel software [PC or Mac], and a few trinkets.

On the other hand, if you don’t want/need the 24-105mm kit lens, Adorama has a kit for that too. For $998 you get the Canon EF-R mount adapter [EF lenses to R bodies], 32GB Sandisk Extreme PRO SDXc, shoulder bag, Corel software, 2pk of rain covers, and a few trinkets.

BUT I ONLY WANT THE BODY ONLY!
The RP body only goes for $899 instead, $100 less than the “take pictures with” kit. At B&H Photo you also get a 128GB Sandisk Extreme PRO SDXC card, RJ DSLR shoulder bag, and a cleaning kit (includes a …lipstick brush)…

At Adorama the freebies include a 64GB Sandisk Extreme PRO SDXC, shoulder bag, Corel software, 2pk of rain covers, octopus tripod with ball head and a few trinkets.

The Venus Loaoaoaoawa RF option
I should also note that at Adorama [see links above], with any of the above RP kits, you have the option to buy it together with select Venus Loawa RF lenses for a combined purchase discount. As of the time of writing there are four Venus lenses and the combined purchase discounts are either $100 off for the more expensive lenses and $25 off for the least expensive of the four lenses.

Prime Day #2: Canon M6 Mark II with 15-45 and EVF APS-C Mirrorless for $799 [updated]

UPDATE: this is the Canon M6 Mark II. In the chaos of the original post, I did not write “Mark II”, so some may have thought it was the Mark I… All apologies for the confusion… Silver lining, this is good practice for Black Friday 2020 🙂

Hooray! A real camera has appeared in the Wednesday Amazon USA Prime Day #2, it is available in black or silver-black, and for $799 you can get the new condition Canon M6 Mark II with 15-45 EF-M and EVF sold and shipped by Amazon herself.

If the price is right and you are not a Prime member, fear not! You can grab it right away by simply starting a 30-day free trial!

The offer ends on Wednesday at 11:59pm pacific time or earlier if sold out…

For more action, check our on-going Prime Day #2 round-up

PS: more things are getting added as I write these at the Amazon USA Prime Day #2, it’s a bit chaotic at the moment 🙂

CURIOUS ABOUT THE CANON M6 MARK II?
Since this is a 24-hour deal and the camera comes in two color-options, you have plenty of time to research it. Here are some reviews to get you started:

+ the most readable and pleasant to read (compared to most of the other ad-attack websites) review at Camera Labs

+ Richard Butler sings writes the dpreview review, late November 2019, “our favorite Canon mirrorless yet”

+ Theano Nikitas at Tom’s Guide
+ NOTE: the Tom’s Guide website is an avalanche of ads, literally boxing you in as you are trying to read the review 🙂

+ short review at F/Stoppers

+ 3.5 out of 5 at PC Magazine

+ standard review format at Photography Blog

+ longish review at Digital Camera World but “ads attack” almost as bad as Tom’s Guide

+ review, not unboxing at Verizon’s Engadget

+ hands-on at Trusted Reviews

+ field test at Imaging Resource

+ detailed review at The Digital Picture

+ readability suffers but there is content at Camera Jabber

+ if you need more reviews, opinions and such, the internet is your friend and also The YouTube and such…

This concludes this impromptu and incomplete review round-up 🙂

Canon M200 with 15-45 EF-M for $449 [ends Tue 3pm ET]

Surprise! There’s an actual camera that is part of the Amazon Prime Day offers. It is the new condition scheme Canon M200 with 15-45 EF-M offered for $449 with free US shipping for Prime members… The offer ends on Tuesday at 3pm ET or earlier if sold out…

As of the time of writing, the black color scheme is 66% claimed, while the white color scheme is 14% claimed…

For more action, check our on-going Prime Day situation room

Canon Labor Day Instant Savings (23 options)

The official Canon USA online store is running their own Labor Day sale with 23 products featured, including the 7D Mark II APS-C DSLR with the 18-135mm lens and Wifi kit for $1799, the 6D Mark II with 24-105/3.5-5.6 IS STM for the same price, the 80D APS-C Video Creator Kit for $1499, and more DSLR, RF and EF-M options as well…

But that’s not all. You can head on to their Deals and Promotions page for a variety of other specials and promotions…

PS: you may also want to check the B&H Photo Canon sale which has 80+ items on offer…

Thursday: Canon 6D body only [International Edition] for $758

UPDATE: the offer is now live, for Thursday 8/6/20 until 11:59pm pacific time, it is the new condition international Canon 6D body only offered by 6ave through NewEgg for $758 with free US shipping…

According to the teasers for “tomorrow’s” deals of the day at the NewEgg website they are planning to have a sale on the international version of the Canon 6D body only as part of their Thursday August 6 in 2020 deals of the day. Here’s all the info they give on the teaser:

Friday: refurbished Canon SX720 HS compact-superzoom (40x) w/1yr warranty for $150

It’s not often we find a digital camera in the daily deals, but for Friday 7/17/20 we do so at the B&H daily deals [CORRECTED LINK]. It is red and refurbished and superzoom. It is the Canon SX720 HS going for $150. It comes with a 1-year parts and labor warranty per the listing [under “Specifications”]…

It has a 40x optical zoom and it is a DiGiC 6 era camera. As the “HS” in the model name suggests, this is a CMOS camera, while the “IS” for those too young to have lived through CCD sensor P&S Canon cameras, was used for CCD Powershots.

It is fascinating how camera size is relative. A compact superzoom like this, yet one of the reviewers complained it was “too heavy” and “bulky”. Mayhaps they didn’t try the focal range with DSLR lenses? 🙂

New round of B&H daily deals and this being FriYAY, they last until Saturday at 11:59pm ET, but as usual B&H does not accept orders Friday PM through Saturday PM [check their website for exact times]:

+ Impact 5-in-1 Collapsible Oval Reflector with Solid Gold (42×72″) for $50
+ why buy 5 when you buy 5-in-1? 🙂

+ Porta Brace AH-2.5 Padded Audio Harness for $109

+ Ikan Carbon Fiber Camera Slider with 19mm Track Rails (31″) for $129
+ unless you a surgeon or a dentist as your camera man, you need this 😉

+ Gabor Fixed Wall Mount for 42-65″ Flat Panel Screens for $20

Thursday: refurb Canon SX720 HS zoom for $150, $50 Bolt flash (5 systems), Sirui, Bushnell Trophy, FeelWorld, LensCoat, Polaroid OneStep 2, WD, Etc

Thursday is upon us with 4+1 B&H daily deals good until 11:59pm ET [or earlier if sold out]:

+ BOLT VS-570 Wireless TTL Flash for $50 in your choice of Nikon, Canon, OlyPan, Sony (MIS), and The Fujees

+ Sirui P-424SR Photo/Video Monopod with VH-10X Head for $170 after mail-in rebate ; also a shorter version for less

+ BushNell Trophy Cam HD E3 Low-Glow Trail Camera for $120

+ FeelWorld FW703 7″ IPS 3G-SDI 4K HDMI On-Camera Monitor for $189

+ flash deal: LensCoat LensPouch (Large Wide, Black) for $12
+ no teaser for next flash deal aottow [as of the time of writing]

Meanwhile at the Woot dailies they have:

+ Clearance/Sellout: Polaroid OneStep 2 Viewfinder i-Type Camera Bundle with 3 Color i-Type Film Packs (8 Instant Photos/per pack) for $80 [limit three per customer; 1 year Polaroid warranty]

+ Electronics: Aduro U-Stream Ring Lights for $19 to $38

+ Computers: refurbished Surface PRO 4 (12.3″, i5-6300U, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, Win10 PRO, etc) for $500 [1 year Microsoft warranty, up to three per customer]
+ Surface Pen NOT included;

The headliner of the Best Buy deals du jour is the 4TB WD EasyStoooor external USB 3.0 HDD for $87~, but there’s also the refurbished RED Canon SX720 HS compact-zoom going for $150, and things like that…

UPDATE: the Adorama daily deal (changes 10am ET on Friday) is the new condition Alctron UM900 USB Condenser Microphone going for $50 with free US shipping…

Tuesday: refurbished Canon SX720 HS superzoom for $150

A rare occasion, the headliner Best Buy deal of the day for Tuesday 6/15/20 is a camera! A refurbished red camera! It’s the Canon Powershot SX720 HS superzoom (40x optical) going for $150. Under “Specifications” it says it comes with a 1-year warranty…

Among the other daily deals there’s a $150 adjustable standing-desk converter, “phone soaps” with UV-C sanitizer [if the hand sanitizer gels don’t kill us, the UV radiation will finish the job!], and various power-related things… And an 800 lumen Insignia rechargeable flashlight for $29 [of potential light painting interest]…

Among the other daily deals, Woot has Amazon devices, a 21.5″ HP Elite Display, and MSI laptops and desktops among others… The Amazon mothership has Amazon devices on sale as well golf-related accessories… And at NEWEGG’s there’s a sexy 14″ ASUS Zenbook for $890, an i7-9700 Coffee Lake for $320, and the usual assortment of computer accessories…

New round of Canon Instant Savings include RP body for $899, RP with 24-105 for $999 [with Extras]

Sunday has brought a new round of Canon Instant Savings promotions with a mix of DSLR and Mirrorless offers. The aforelinked link has the Top 17 offers at B&H Photo and it includes a drop of the RP full frame mirrorless body only to $899 with free extras (128GB Extreme PRO, camera bag, etc) or you can get it with the 24-105mm f4-7.1 for $999.

In-Stock Now: Canon 1D X Mark III with CFexpress bundle

Speed demon time! The Canon 1D X Mark III CFexpress bundle is now in-stock and ready to ship from B&H Photo for $6499 with free US shipping. This bundle, as the CFexpress name hints at, includes a 64GB Sandisk Extreme PRO Type B Card and a Sandisk Extreme PRO CFexpress card reader. This speed-demon camera runs up to 16fps with the OVF and up to 20fps with Live View…

PS: me personally, I’m holding out for the Smartmedia bundle 🙂

International Canon D-Rebel T6i with 18-55 IS STM for $499

Woot Garage is having yet another rolling variant of their promotions and under the currently in-stock Electronics they have the following camera-n-photo related items:

+ international Canon D-Rebel T6i with 18-55 IS STM lens for $500 with 90-day Woot warranty

+ multi-country AC-power and USB power-adapter (four USB Type A, one USB Type C) for $16

+ the $55 Yongnuo is sold out on its individual product page even though it has not been marked with the red diagonal “SOLD OUT” on the listings

Pre-order Canon RP with 24-105mm f4-7.1 zoom for $1299

If you are looking for a Canon RP “take pictures with” kit with a zoom lens, B&H Photo is accepting pre-orders for the new Pre-order Canon RP with 24-105mm f4-7.1 for $1299. Yes it is f4-7.1, not a typo 🙂

Pre-order new Canon EOS C300 III EF Body for $11,000

IF you are a fan of the Canon video-priority cameras, we have 11,000 good news for you! Canon has revealed their brand new Cinema EOS C300 III camera body in the EF mount with a preordering price of $11,000 at B&H Photo

Also coming along for the ride is a new Canon 25-250mm T2.95-3.95 Super35 zoom lens. More on these at the B&H Explora

In-Stock: Canon 1D X Mark III body for $6499

Vroom-vrooooom! If you want/need the brand new Canon 1D X Mark III body only, it is now in-stock at B&H Photo at its starting price of $6499. You also earn 2% promotional rewards, which comes out to a respectable $130~.

Note that B&H is closed for Passover, but the earlier you order it, the earlier you get in line. The orders will ship on April 20 when they return from the holiday…

LAST CALL: 10% off Canon and Nikon gear with KEH coupon [ends Wedn PM]

In the real-world, there’s the power of love. In the world of digital cameras, there’s the power of CaNiKoN 😉 Case in point, good until Wednesday 4/8/20 at 11:59pm ET, coupon code CN4A gets you 10% off Canon and Nikon camera gear participating in this promotion. As usual, their shopping cart is the ultimate decider on what qualifies…

EXCLUDED are “NEW” condition, “USED – Like New” and digital starter kits…

Refurbished Canon camera and lens offerings (115 options)

The official Canon USA store is running a number of offers at the moment on refurbished Canon camera gear as follows:

+ 14 refurbished Powershot fixed lens cameras, a mix of G-series, superzooms and three Elphes too (okay, so the plural of “Elph” is “Elphs” or “Elves” or “Elphes”?)

+ 23 refurbished interchangeable lens cameras of the EF, EF-S and EF-M (mirrorless) variety

+ 73 refurbished Lenses of the EF, EF-S, EF-M and RF kind

+ get the refurbished Canon 75-300mm f4-5.6 III for +$80 when purchased together with select Canon APS-C DSLR kits (five options)

Refurbished Canon 6D body only for $795

Also digging through the Woot offerings we find in refurbished condition the US model of the Canon 6D body only (the first generation) going for $795 with free S&H for Primes (or $6 flat for non) and a 90-day Woot warranty.

Up to three per customer at the sale price. SquareTrade offers an optional 1-year protection plan for +$110.

Refurbished Canon 5DS body only for $1100

Among its longer running Camera Offerings Woot has the refurbished US model Canon 5DS body only offered for $1100 and free shipping for Prime (or $6 flat for non) and a 90-day Woot warranty.

Up to ten units per customer at the sale price. Optionally they offer a 1-year SquareTrade plan on it for +$180. So, as you can see, there is a value difference between a 90-day and a 1-year warranty…

10% off refurbished Canon Cameras and Lenses (113 options)

Canon fans, unite and take over! The official Canon USA store is having a 10% off refurbished gear sale on cameras and lenses. The price you see is the price you pay. The sale price is thrown over there. As usual, they come with a 1-year Canon USA refurbished warranty.

The refurbished sale includes 31 interchangeable lens cameras (EF, EF-S, EF-M and R) and 15 Powershots (make every shot a powershot?) and 67 Canon lenses (EF, EF-S, etc) and a trio of camcorders.