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Canon Product Advisory: Counterfeit Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT Flash Products Discovered in Marketplace May Pose Serious Danger

Thu June 25, 2015

Product Advisories

Original Posting Date: June 25, 2015

We have confirmed that there are counterfeit Speedlite 600EX-RT flash products in circulation in the market. It has been reported that these products are being sold through various online marketplace websites. These counterfeit products have not been designed or manufactured by Canon, but fraudulently display the Canon logo, and may also fraudulently display other Canon and third party trademarks. Furthermore, these counterfeit products have not been manufactured or tested under the safety standards established by Canon, so we are unable to make representations concerning their safe operation, and there is a possibility that using one of these counterfeit products may cause adverse affects such as generation of fire and/or smoke.

The safety of our consumers is our utmost concern. Unlike genuine Canon products, counterfeit products may not meet government and industry safety standards. To ensure that you’re buying genuine Canon products, we recommend purchasing from a Canon Authorized Dealer or directly from Canon. Please be advised that Canon is not responsible for any malfunction, accident, or damage related to the use of any counterfeit product.

It has also been confirmed that the radio transmission wireless shooting function incorporated into genuine Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT flashes is not incorporated into the counterfeit product. This missing feature will limit the performance of the counterfeit flash, as compared with a genuine Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT flash.

We truly appreciate your attention to this matter and thank you for being a valued Canon customer.

The following tips may help you to identify a counterfeit Speedlite 600EX-RT flash. Please note, however, that other counterfeits may display other, or additional, differences from genuine Canon products. As such, you should contact Canon using the contact information below if you have any questions about whether you are using a genuine Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT flash.
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Canon EOS Rebel T6s / EOS 760D / EOS 8000D

Thu February 5, 2015

Canon EOS Rebel T6s / 760D

Canon EOS Rebel T6s / 760D

Category: Beginner, Serious

Type: APS-C DSLR


Wireless Rebel. The Canon EOS Rebel T6s (EOS 760D / EOS 8000D) is an APS-C DSLR with built-in Wi-Fi and Near Field Communication (NFC). The EOS Rebel T6s features a 24.2MP CMOS image sensor, ISO range of 100-12,800 (expandable to 25,600), 5fps continuous shooting, 19-point all cross-type AF system, Full HD (1920 x 1080 at 30/25/24p) video with stereo sound and a tiltable LCD.

The Rebel line targets beginners with an easy-to-use DSLR which retains compatibility with Canon’s entire line of EF and EF-S lenses. It features advanced options usually seen on more advanced and expensive models, such as a top LCD display panel, a Quick Control dial (with locking mechanism), and an electronic level display.

Advanced HD movie shooting features that include HDR video recording and Movie Digital Zoom. A new HDR movie mode minimizes blown-out images in high-contrast scenes by alternatively shooting properly exposed and underexposed images at 60 fps, then combining them to generate 30 fps movies with extensive color gradation and shadow detail. Other features include manual exposure control and an external stereo microphone jack.

Built-in Wi-Fi and NFC makes it possible to transfer and share photos easily and conveniently to compatible devices without having to rely on using cables. Near Field Communication (NFC) allows the camera to pair with compatible Android devices and even Canon’s new Connect Station CS100. With the optional Connect Station CS100, you can store, view, and organize all of your photos and videos from just one device.

Wireless capabilities also allow the use of a compatible smartphone or tablet to remotely control the camera. A variety of the camera’s expressive capabilities are available to you: shooting modes, AF frame modes (single-point/face detection), continuous shooting mode and AF button.

You can purchase the EOS Rebel T6s Digital SLR body only or bundled with an EF-S 18-55 STM lens or bundled with an EF-S 18-135 STM lens.

The Canon EOS Rebel T6s will appeal to enthusiasts looking for an affordable entry-level DSLR with wireless connectivity and improved image capture capabilities and which is compatible with Canon’s impressive line of interchangeable lenses and accessories.


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CANON EOS REBEL T6S REVIEWS
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Canon EOS Rebel T6i / EOS 750D / Kiss X8i

Thu February 5, 2015

Canon EOS Rebel T6i / EOS 750D / Kiss X8i

Canon EOS Rebel T6i / EOS 750D / Kiss X8i

Category: Beginner

Type: APS-C DSLR


Entry-level Rebel. The Canon EOS Rebel T6i (EOS 750D / Kiss X8i) is an entry-level APS-C DSLR with built-in Wi-Fi and Near Field Communication (NFC). The EOS Rebel T6i features a 24.2MP CMOS image sensor, ISO range of 100-12,800 (expandable to 25,600), 5fps continuous shooting, 19-point all cross-type AF system, Full HD (1920 x 1080 at 30/25/24p) video and a tiltable LCD.

The Rebel line targets beginners with an easy-to-use DSLR which retains compatibility with Canon’s entire line of EF and EF-S lenses.

Built-in Wi-Fi and NFC makes it possible to transfer and share photos easily and conveniently to compatible devices without having to rely on using cables. Near Field Communication (NFC) allows the camera to pair with compatible Android devices and even Canon’s new Connect Station CS100. With the optional Connect Station CS100, you can store, view, and organize all of your photos and videos from just one device.

Wireless capabilities also allow the use of a compatible smartphone or tablet to remotely control the camera. A variety of the camera’s expressive capabilities are available to you: shooting modes, AF frame modes (single-point/face detection), continuous shooting mode and AF button.

You can purchase the EOS Rebel T6i Digital SLR body only or bundled with an EF-S 18-55 STM lens or bundled with an EF-S 18-135 STM lens.

The Canon EOS Rebel T6i will appeal to beginners looking for an affordable entry-level DSLR with wireless connectivity for casual photography.


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Canon EOS M

Mon July 23, 2012

Canon EOS M

Canon EOS M

Canon EOS M

Canon EOS M Back View

Canon EOS M Top View

Canon EOS M with external flash

Canon EOS M

Canon EOS M

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The EOS M is Canon’s long-awaited entry into the mirrorless universe, where the redundant mirror of the DSLR is removed and the photographer can see exactly what will be recorded onto the image sensor. Canon chose to follow a cautious route in its first mirrorless offering: the EOS M uses a large APS-C sensor in a decidedly point-and-shoot camera.

The use of an APS-C sensor similar to the ones it uses in its entry-level and enthusiast DSLRs means that it is poised, should mirrorless cameras gain a commanding foothold against traditional mirrored DSLR, to easily and quickly switch to the mirrorless camp. Designing the EOS M to be a point-and-shoot camera enables it to placate those in its camp who do not want this new category to compete with, and potentially cannibalize sales from, its own traditional mirrored DSLRs.

It’s in fact a good and smart compromise, though a great disappointment for enthusiast photographers who were hoping for a bolder introduction from Canon. This rather insipid move has regrettably immediately relegated Canon into a marginal player in the mirrorless category and leaves the field wide open to those competitors who have fully embraced the mirrorless concept and are tightening their grips in this market. After all, it has been 4 long years since the first mirrorless camera was introduced by Panasonic.

The EOS M is basically the entry-level Rebel T4i / EOS 650D traditional mirrored DSLR, minus the mirror and much of the control buttons. This leaves a point-and-shoot model that relies heavily on the touchscreen for camera control. Though the screen features a simpler interface, it’s a beautiful and large 3.0-in. LCD with a high 1040k-dot resolution that is so responsive it’s a pleasure to use. The existing control buttons are also easy and precise in their clikability.

The EOS M features 18MP resolution. There is no built-in flash (but a hot shoe is fortunately present), though the Speedlite 90EX (US $149.99) is included. There is no built-in viewfinder nor provision for an external one. The LCD unfortunately does not tilt or swivel. Point-and-shoot users will find it easy to use in AUTO mode; more advanced users has access to PASM shooting modes via the MENU. Continuous Shooting is at 4.3fps. A pleasant surprise in a compact camera (though not in an EOS model) for those who love shooting panoramas: the tripod socket is correctly placed in-line with the centre of the lens.

A new smaller mount, the EF-M, makes it possible to build the EOS M in a smaller form factor. Initially, two EF-M lenses are available: the EF-M 22mm [35mm equiv.] f/2 STM “pancake” lens (US $249.99, supplied with camera as kit lens) and the EF-M 18–55mm [29-88mm equiv.] f/3.5-5.6 IS STM 3x zoom lens (optional, US $299.99). However, the good news is that all EOS system EF and EF-S lenses can be mounted using the EF-EOS M mount adapter (US $199.99). The EF-EOS M adapter also has a detachable tripod mount foot for attaching longer and heavier lenses.

Positioning its first mirrorless camera firmly in the EOS system means that Canon reserves to itself the right to dramatically upgrade future models if it so pleases. After all, the EOS M has unimpeded access to, and is compatible with, a wide range of existing EOS accessories: Speedlite flash system and all of Canon’s EF and EF-S SLR lenses (via the EF-EOS M mount adapter).

The EOS M features the hybrid image sensor first seen in the T4i. It features phase detection as well as contrast detect AF sensors which, according to Canon marketing, should result in faster and more accurate auto focusing, especially during AF tracking. However, initial reports indicate this is regrettably not the case.

The EOS M is not a cheap camera (US $800 with the 22mm kit lens) and is built with attention to detail: the body features magnesium and stainless steel frame construction and feels unmistakably high quality in its handling and feel. Positioned between the prosumer G1X and the T4i, Canon apparently wants to use the EOS M to help consumers bridge the divide between the point-and-shoot models to its DSLRs. It emphasizes the video capabilities of the EOS M which records in 1080p Full HD at 24p/25p/30p fps with stereo sound.

The EOS M uses SD, SDHC, SDXC, and Ultra High Speed (UHS-I) memory cards.

The Canon EOS M will appeal to users who desire DSLR-level image quality but prefer a compact and easy-to-use point-and-shoot camera. Enthusiasts, your day is yet to come [we hope].

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Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Fri March 2, 2012

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Canon EOS 5D Mark III Mount

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Canon EOS 5D Mark III Back View

Canon EOS 5D Mark III Top View

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The Canon EOS 5D Mark III follows in the footsteps of the extremely popular EOS 5D Mark II and improves on it with a higher resolution image sensor (22.3MP), a 61-point AF System and 6fps continuous shooting. It also incorporates enhanced video features for professionals in the fields of cinematography, television production and documentary filmmaking, including better noise reduction, longer recording times and a built-in headphone jack for audio monitoring.

The EOS 5D Mark III adds requested features from cinematographers, television production professionals and independent filmmakers: 1080p Full HD video at 24p/25p/30p fps; 720p HD recording at 60 / 50 fps; and SD recording at 30 / 25 fps, giving more flexibility and options for video capture. The EOS 5D Mark III also includes H.264 video compression formats and two methods of SMPTE-compliant timecode embedding, Rec Run and Free Run, allowing video footage from multiple cameras and separate audio recordings to be synced together in post production.

The 5D Mark III features an enhanced 61-point AF system with low-light sensitivity to EV -2. The focus system utilizes 21 cross-type AF sensors in the central area with the center five points being ultra-high-precision diagonal cross-type points. A built-in HDR mode merges three images at various exposure levels into a single image, in-camera. Multiple Exposure combines up to nine individual images into a single composite image in-camera.

The EOS 5D Mark III body is magnesium alloy with a stainless steel lens mount and has improved gaskets and seals for dust- and moisture-resistance.

The Canon EOS 5D Mark III will appeal to advanced amateurs and emerging professionals looking for a compact, high-quality camera system to help them achieve their artistic vision, whether it be through still or video imagery.

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Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

Tue February 7, 2012

Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

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The Canon PowerShot SX260 HS features 20x optical zoom (25-500mm equiv.), a 3.0-in. (461k-dot) LCD, Continuous Shooting of 10fps, AUTO, PASM, Scene Modes, built-in Flash, and Full HD Movie 1920 x 1080 @ 24fps with stereo sound.

The ultra wide-angle allows you to capture wide landscapes, while the long telephoto is great for sports and wildlife shooting. Optical Image Stabilization helps stabilizes the camera at the long focal lengths. A dedicated Movie Button allows you to start recording movies instantly. You can use the full range of optical zoom when you’re shooting a video and the electronic wind filter suppresses wind noise.

Smart AUTO and Scene Modes make the SX260 HS an easy point-and-shoot camera, while more advanced users can use PASM for full control. The PowerShot SX260 HS is equipped with Global Positioning System (GPS) technology to allow you to automatically record the locations and local times of your stills and videos. A special bundled Map Utility software displays the locations of each photo on a world map and even tracks your route from photo to photo. You can create and share custom maps and personal mini-travel guides with friends and family members.

The Canon PowerShot SX260 HS is a compact ultra zoom that is packed with practical features to allow you to capture great stills and movies. Built-in GPS and the Map Utility software make the SX260 HS a perfect travel camera.




Canon SX260 HS
QuickFact™ Sheet
Canon SX260 HS US | CA | UK  
Image Sensor 12.1 Megapixels, 1/2.3-in. CMOS
Maximum Aperture f/3.5 (W) – f/6.8 (T)
Optical Zoom 20x (25-500mm, equiv.)
Image Stabilization Optical
File Format JPEG
Media SD / SDHC / SDXC
Viewfinder N/A
Shutter Speed 1-1/3200 sec.
15-1/3200 sec. (Total shutter speed range)
Continuous Shooting Normal: Approx. 2.4 shots/sec. (in P mode)
Approx. 10.3 shots/sec. (in High-speed Burst HQ mode)
Shooting Modes Auto, PASM, Scene Modes
Exposure Metering Evaluative, Center-weighted average, Spot
ISO sensitivity Auto, ISO 100-3200 (in P mode)
Macro Normal: 2.0 in (5cm) – infinity (W), 3.3 ft. (1m) – infinity (T)
Auto: 2.0 in (5cm) – infinity (W), 3.3 ft. (1m) – infinity (T)

Macro AF: 2.0 in – 1.6 ft. (5-50cm) (W)
Autofocus Contrast TTL AF system
White Balance Auto, Day Light, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Underwater, Custom
Display Monitor 3.0 in. LCD, 461k-dot
Movie [Full HD] 1,920 x 1,080 24fps with stereo sound
GPS Yes
Battery Li-ion Battery Pack NB-6L, Compact Power Adapter CA-DC10 (included with AC Adapter Kit CA-DC40)
Approx. 230 shots
Dimensions (W x H x D) 106.3 x 61.0 x 32.7 mm / 4.19 x 2.40 x 1.29 in.
Weight Approx. 208g / 7.34 oz (Body only)
Approx. 231g / 8.15 oz (includes battery and memory card)
MSRP US $349.99 / CAD $ / UK £ / EUR € RRP

*Specifications and equipment are subject to change without any notice or obligation on the part of the manufacturer. Please consult manufacturer’s site for latest specifications.




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Canon PowerShot G1 X

Mon January 9, 2012

Canon PowerShot G1 X

Canon PowerShot G1 X

Canon PowerShot G1 X

Canon PowerShot G1 X Popup Flash

Canon PowerShot G1 X Back View

Canon PowerShot G1 X LCD

Canon PowerShot G1 X Top View

Canon PowerShot G1 X

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The Canon PowerShot G1 X features a large 1.5-in. 14.3MP CMOS image sensor, which is the largest sensor to date for a Canon point-and-shoot model. This sensor is just slightly larger than the one used in the mirrorless Four Thirds camera but smaller than APS-C. We’re not sure if this 1.5-in. sensor signals that 1) Canon is NOT going to introduce a mirrorless camera, 2) Canon intends to compete with the mirrorless with its new G series with large sensor, and/or 3) when Canon does introduce its mirrorless, it will sport this 1.5-in. sensor.

The G1 X features a 3.0-in. (922k-dot) Vari-angle LCD, Full HD Movie 1920 x 1080 @ 24fps with stereo sound, RAW (14-bit), an optical viewfinder and control dials. In addition, it features Shutter Speed range of 1/4,000 – 60 sec., Continuous Shooting of 4.5fps, PASM, Scene Modes, ISO 100-12800, hot shoe, built-in Neutral Density Filter, and built-in Flash. Specs-wise, the G1 X certainly competes with the compact mirrorless except that it does not permit interchangeable lenses, providing instead a fixed 4x optical zoom lens (28-112mm, equiv.).

The Canon PowerShot G1 X targets enthusiasts who desire a high quality point-and-shoot camera with DSLR-level image quality.




Canon G1 X
QuickFact™ Sheet
Canon GX1 US | CA | UK  
Image Sensor 14.3 Megapixels, 1.5-in. (18.7 x 14mm) CMOS
Maximum Aperture f/2.8 (W) – f/5.8 (T)
Optical Zoom 4x 28 (W) – 112mm (T) (equiv.)
Image Stabilization Lens-shift (optical)
File Format RAW, RAW+JPEG, Fine, Normal
Media SD / SDHC / SDXC
Viewfinder Real-image zoom viewfinder
Shutter Speed 1/4000 ~ 60 sec.
Continuous Shooting 4.5fps
Shooting Modes Auto, PASM, Scene Modes
Exposure Metering Evaluative, Center-weighted average, Spot
ISO sensitivity Auto, ISO 100-12800 (When in P mode)
Macro Normal: 1.3 ft. (40cm) – infinity (W), 4.3 ft. (1.3m) – infinity (T)
Auto: 7.9 in. (20cm) – infinity (W), 2.8 ft. (85cm) – infinity (T)
Macro: 7.9 in. – 2.3 ft. (20-70cm) (W), 2.8 ft. – 5.2 ft. (85cm – 1.6m) (T)
Autofocus Contrast TTL AF system
White Balance Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Flash, Underwater, Custom1, Custom2
Display Monitor 3.0 in. Vari-angle LCD, 922k-dot
Movie [Full HD] 1,920 x 1,080 24fps with stereo sound
Remote Control n/a
Battery Li-ion NB-10L included
LCD Monitor on: Approx. 250 shots
LCD Monitor off: Approx. 700 shots
Approx: 310 shots when in Quick Shot mode (LCD monitor on)
Dimensions (W x H x D) 116.7 x 80.5 x 64.7 mm / 4.60 x 3.17 x 2.55 inch (excluding protrusions)
Weight Approx. 492g / 17.3 oz (Body only)
Approx. 534g / 19.0 oz (includes battery and memory card)
MSRP US $799.99 / CAD $799.99 / UK £699.00 / EUR €799.00 RRP

*Specifications and equipment are subject to change without any notice or obligation on the part of the manufacturer. Please consult manufacturer’s site for latest specifications.




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