Canon EOS 80D with 18-135mm IS USM & PIXMA Pro-100 deal – $1,049 (Adorama)

Canon EOS 80D With 18-135mm IS USM & PIXMA Pro-100 Deal – $1,049 (Adorama)

Canon EOS 80D overview:

  • 5-point all cross-type AF system allows for superb autofocus when shooting with the optical viewfinder and focusing area selection modes.
  • Intelligent Viewfinder with approximately 100% viewfinder coverage.
  • 24.2 Megapixel (APS-C) CMOS sensor helps provide impressive, high-resolution results.
  • Improved Dual Pixel CMOS AF helps you shoot video with smooth, fast and accurate autofocus, and stills with instant and precise autofocus.
  • Built-in Wi-Fi allows you to wirelessly transfer images and movies to compatible devices or share on select social networking sites.
  • Built-in NFC allows quick and simple pairing to a compatible Android device and the Canon Connect Station CS100 device.
  • Full HD 60p helps capture brilliant results in MP4 format for high-quality shooting and easy movie sharing on social networking sites.
  • Vari-angle Touch Screen 3.0-inch Clear View LCD II monitor enables flexible positioning and clear viewing even when outdoors.
  • DIGIC 6 Image Processor helps provide superb image quality and processing speed.
  • ISO 100 16000 (expandable to 25600) for stills and ISO 100 12800 (expandable to 16000/25600) for movies for outstanding performance in bright to dim light.
  • More precise autofocus is enabled by the 7560-pixel RGB+IR metering sensor which enables Color Tracking to accurately detect skin color.
  • High-speed continuous shooting up to 7.0 fps helps you to capture the action.
  • Express your creativity with HDR Movie, Time-Lapse Movie and Creative Filter options.
  • Anti-flicker helps compensate for flickering light sources and provides consistent exposure and color during continuous shooting.
  • Shutter durability tested up to 100,000 cycles.

Another cool deal by authorised Canon retailer Adorama. Get the Canon EOS 80D Camera with EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM lens bundled with Canon PIXMA Pro-100 printer and more goodies. The bundle includes:

  • Canon EOS 80D DSLR Camera Kit w/EF-S 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 IS USM Lens, Black
  • Canon PIXMA PRO-100 Professional Photo Inkjet Printer
  • Canon SG-201 Photo Paper Plus Semi-Gloss, 13×19″, 50 Sheets
  • Canon EOS Shoulder Bag (Black)

The final price is $1,049 after $350 mail-in rebate (instructions). The Canon EOS 80D is an excellent APS-C DSLR. I own it and it’s currently the camera I use most of the time.

Adorama also has a very good deal on the Canon imageCLASS MF726CDW All-in-One Color Laser Printer, on sale for limited time at $274.99 (reg. $574). Free shipping. Expires Sunday Night 12/11 or while supplies last.

Need a memory card? Adorama has Lexar 256GB Professional 633x Class 10 UHS-I U3 SDXC Memory Card on sale at $79.95. Today only!

 

Datacolor Spyder5 color calibration tools deals

Datacolor Spyder5 Color Calibration Tools Deals

Datacolor Spyder5Pro at a glance:

  • Calibrate Laptops, Desktop Monitors
  • Includes Color Probe
  • 16 Calibration Choices
  • 3 Ambient Light Settings
  • Before and After Evaluation
  • Basic Display Analysis
  • Comes in a Reusable Box / Case

Adorama has two good deals on Datacolor’s Spyder5 color calibration tools. Free shipping. Expires Sunday 12/11 or while supplies last.

Datacolor Spyder5 Pro USB Colorimeter with Desktop Cradle on sale at $93.99 (reg. $136)

Datacolor Spyder5 Elite USB Colorimeter Monitor Color Calibration System on sale at $139.99 (reg. $188)

Still Live: refurbished Canon EOS 80D $799, EOS M3 $300, EOS 5D Mark III $1999, and more deals

Still Live: Refurbished Canon EOS 80D $799, EOS M3 $300, EOS 5D Mark III $1999, And More Deals

The Canon Store has some excellent deals on refurbished cameras. All refurbished item from the Canon Store come with 1 year Canon USA warranty.

Looking for something different? Click the links below and look for the gear you want.

Today’s Gold Box and one day only deals at Amazon USAmazon DEAmazon UKB&H Photo, eBay and Adorama

How to setup a Canon EOS 7D with various lenses for a wedding shot (video)

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CanonUSA posted an informative, 7 minutes tutorial video about how to set up for a professional wedding shot. A Canon EOS 7D and different lenses (70-200mm, 24mm,35mm, 14mm etc) are used in the tutorial. The background music it at least weird, but the tutorial is cool and helpful in explaining a wedding shot setup and the how to of a successful shooting session.

Canon patent for electrically bending image sensor

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Indefatigable Canon Labs produced a new, innovative patent, an image sensor that bends when electricity is applied. Such a sensor would allow for optics with larger apertures, and also reduces light falloff at the edges that’s typical for flat CMOS sensors. This is not the first Canon patent for a curved sensor.

  • Patent publication number 2016-201425
    • Release date 2016.12.1
    • Application date 2015.4.8
  • Canon patent
    • Coupling the imaging element and the expansion / contraction section
    • As the stretchable portion expands, the amount of curvature of the imaging surface increases
    • The expansion and contraction section is electrically controlled

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Excerpt from the patent literature:

[Claim(s)] [Claim 1] An image sensor which has the 2nd page of an opposite side in the 1st page including an imaging region and said 1st page,
It is an imaging device provided with an elastic member combined with said 2nd page of the aforementioned image sensor,
The aforementioned elastic member can respond to an electrical signal input into the aforementioned elastic member, and it can expand and contract it over said 2nd page,
An imaging device characterized by said curved quantity of the 1st page enlarging as the aforementioned elastic member develops over said 2nd page.
[Claim 2] The aforementioned elastic member,
A plate-like elastic section,
A first electrode that was arranged at the aforementioned image sensor side to the aforementioned elastic section,
With the aforementioned image sensor side, a second electrode which was arranged at an opposite side is included to the aforementioned elastic section,
In plane view over said 1st page, said first electrode and said second electrode are arranged so that it may lap with the aforementioned imaging region at least among the aforementioned image sensors,
The imaging device according to claim 1, wherein it responds to voltage applied between said first electrode and said second electrode and the aforementioned elastic section expands and contracts over said 2nd page.
[Claim 3] The imaging device according to claim 1 or 2, wherein it expands [ the aforementioned elastic member ] and contracts radiately from a center of the aforementioned elastic member over said 2nd page in plane view over said 1st page.
[Claim 4] In plane view over said 1st page, the aforementioned imaging region has the rectangular shape which has a long side and a shorter side,
The imaging device according to claim 1 or 2, wherein the aforementioned elastic member expands and contracts in the direction of the aforementioned long side.
[Claim 5] The aforementioned imaging device further contains a substrate for mounting the aforementioned image sensor,
The aforementioned elastic member is combined with the aforementioned substrate via a coupling member,
An imaging device of a description in any 1 item of Claims 1-4 having a circle configuration to which the aforementioned coupling member laps in the center of the aforementioned imaging region in plane view over said 1st page.
[Claim 6] The aforementioned imaging device further contains a substrate for mounting the aforementioned image sensor,
The aforementioned elastic member is combined with the aforementioned substrate via a coupling member,
The imaging device according to claim 4 having the outline to which the aforementioned coupling member was along said side of the 1st page in plane view over said 1st page.
[Claim 7] An imaging device of a description in any 1 item of Claims 1-4, wherein the aforementioned elastic member is a substrate for mounting the aforementioned image sensor.
[Claim 8] An imaging device of a description in any 1 item of Claims 1-7, wherein the aforementioned elastic member is a piezoelectric device.
[Claim 9] An imaging device of a description in any 1 item of Claims 1-8, wherein thickness of a semiconductor layer at which a photoelectric conversion part of the aforementioned image sensor was arranged is 100 micrometers or less and distance of a semiconductor layer and the aforementioned elastic member at which a photoelectric conversion part of the aforementioned image sensor was arranged is 1000 micrometers or less.
[Claim 10] An imaging device of a description in any 1 item of Claims 1-9, wherein black resin is arranged between the aforementioned elastic member and the aforementioned image sensor.
[Claim 11] An imaging device of a description in any 1 item of Claims 1-10 to which the aforementioned image sensor and the aforementioned elastic member are characterized by having combined with each other in a region with which the aforementioned imaging region and the aforementioned elastic member lap at least among the aforementioned image sensors in plane view over said 1st page.
[Claim 12] An imaging device of a description in any 1 item of Claims 1-11 to which a product of Young’s modulus of the aforementioned image sensor and a cube of thickness is characterized by being smaller than a product of Young’s modulus of the aforementioned elastic member, and a cube of thickness.
[Claim 13] An imaging device of a description in any 1 item of Claims 1-12 to which a coefficient of linear expansion of the aforementioned image sensor and a coefficient of linear expansion of the aforementioned elastic member are characterized by a mutually equal thing.
[Claim 14] The aforementioned image sensor has a silicon layer,
An imaging device of a description in any 1 item of Claims 1-13, wherein coefficients of linear expansion of the aforementioned elastic member are 3.0 or more ppm/K and 4.0 ppm/K or less.

[via Egami]

Better Buys Recognizes Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE C5500 Series With Editors’ Choice Award

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Press release:

Color Multifunction Systems Recognized for Wide Range of Customer Offerings, Including Security Features, Finishing Options and Strong Scanning Capabilities

MELVILLE, N.Y., December 7, 2016 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced that Better Buys has recognized the Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE C5500 Series with a Fourth Quarter 2016 Editors’ Choice award in the color multifunction category. Awards are given to a select group of office equipment products as a sign of excellence in quality, performance, and value, and are determined by evaluating features including price, speed, cost-per-page, paper handling and any unique features such as mobile printing capabilities, within each respective category.

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