Big price drop on the Canon EOS 1DX DSLR camera, new Mark II version with 24MP sensor rumored

The price of the Canon EOS 1DX DSLR camera dropped by $700 to $4,599. The possible replacement (EOS 1D X Mark II) is rumored to have a 24MP sensor and be able to shoot “faster than 12fps”.

In addition to the 1DX Mark II, a new Canon 5DX and 6D Mark II cameras are also expected to be announced in the next few months. Here are some more rumors from dpreview forum (take with a grain of salt):

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What else is new?

→ Sigma UK announced the pricing and availability of the 24-35mm f/2 DG HSM lens: £949.99 (the Canon version is already in stock in the US and Europe).

Think Tank Photo Roller Flair bag
New Think Tank Photo "Roller Flair" bag announced.

→ Lomography got a new Lomo'Instant Kyoto edition camera kit that includes 3 lens attachments (fisheye, close-up and portrait).

Sony and Zeiss what photographers should know about the partnership
Sony and Zeiss: what photographers should know about the partnership.

Canon EOS M3 camera tested at DxOMark.

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Top 10 PhotoRumors posts for July 2015

Canon 5DS and 5DS R cameras tested at DxOMark Fuji-full-frame-sensor Fujifilm price increase
Panasonic-GX8-camera-5 Panasonic new post focus technlogy Panasonic-Lumix-DMC-FZ300-camera
Sigma 24-35mm f:2 DG HSM Art full frame lens Sigma 50mm f : 1.4 DG HSM (FLD) Art lens with zero distortionPanasonic-GX8-camera-3
The top 10 PhotoRumors posts for July, 2015:

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Deal of the day: Sony a7s mirrorless camera for $1,799

The Sony a7s mirrorless camera (body only) is currently available on eBay for $1,799 from a reputable seller - I believe this is the lowest price I have seen for this model (regular price: $2,498). Please note that this is a grey market camera that comes with 1 year US warranty by the seller.

Update - another good Sony deal: a3000 mirrorless camera f0r $245.

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Now in stock and shipping in the US

Olympus-AIR-A01-smartphone-camera-moduleSigma 24-35mm f:2 DG HSM Art lens 2
Now in stock and shipping in the US:

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The new Canon ME20F-SH full frame multi purpose camera has ISO 4,000,000 and costs $30,000

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Canon ME20F-SH full frame multi purpose camera

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Canon announced a new ME20F-SH multi purpose camera with a 2.26MP 35mm full frame sensor, max ISO of 4,000,000, Canon EF mount and a price tag of $30,000. The minimum subject illumination is 0.0005 lux. For a reference, a full moon on a clear night produces 0.27–1.0 lux illumination. Here are the detailed technical specifications:

Product name ME20F-SH Multi-purpose Camera
Image sensor 35mm full-frame CMOS sensor (single), effective pixel count: approx. 2.26 million pixels
Minimum subject illumination Less than 0.0005 lux (at maximum 75 dB gain setting, equivalent to an ISO sensitivity of over four million)
Pixel Pitch 19 Microns
Lens mount Canon EF mount (Cinema Lock type)
Optical filters ND filter with two density levels (motorized manual / auto) IR cut filter (motorized manual)
Frame rates 59.94P / 59.94i / 50.00P / 50.00i / 29.97P / 25.00P / 23.98P
Gamma Canon Log, Wide DR, etc.
Video output terminals 3G / HD-SDI BNC jack (output only) Terminal count: 21080P / 1080i / 720P
HDMI HDMI connector (output only)
Genlock terminal BNC jack (input only)
Remote terminal φ2.5mm stereo mini-mini-jack (Canon-proprietary protocol)Round 8-pin jack (for RS-422, Canon-proprietary protocol)
Microphone terminal φ3.5mm stereo mini-jack
AF One-shot AF
Auto-exposure Combined interlocking (iris / gain / ND / shutter)
White balance AWB, color-temperature setting (setting range: 2000 to 15000 degrees Kelvin), natural light, light bulb, Setting A, Setting B
Digital teleconverter 2x, 4x
Power input 4-pin XLR DC11-17VTerminal block 2-pin jack DC11-17V
Operating temperature 32 degrees F (0 degrees C) to 104 degrees F (40 degrees C)
Body dimensions Approx. 4 inches (102mm) (w) x 4.5 inches (116mm) (h) x 4.4 inches (113mm) (d) (excluding protrusions)
Weight Approx. 2.4 lbs (1.1 kg) (body only)

Press release:

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Adobe Camera Raw 9.1.1 and Lightroom CC 2015.1.1 updates released

Adobe Camera Raw 9.1.1 and Lightroom CC 2015.1.1 updates are now available for download:

Adobe Camera Raw (v 9.1.1) will be the last version available for CS6 users:

In order to pursue further innovations in image processing and workflow technology, the next release of Adobe Camera Raw (v 9.1.1) will be the final version available for use with CS6. Customers can utilize the free Adobe DNG Converter utility to receive the very latest camera support for CS6 and older versions of our software going all the way back to Photoshop CS2 and Lightroom 1.0.

New camera and lens profiles added in the latest Camera Raw and Lightroom versions:

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