July 3, 2014
Posted in Deals

Hot Deal #2: Canon Rebel T3 w/ 18-55mm IS II Lens – $299


The Canon Rebel T3 with 18-55mm IS II Lens is on sale for ridiculous $299 at B&H Photo and at Adorama – Hurry up, will not last long!

July 3, 2014
Posted in Deals

Hot Deal: Canon EOS M w/18-55mm IS STM and Speedlite 90EX – $349 (B&H Photo)

Canon EOS M

Very good deal at B&H Photo!

Get the Canon EOS M with the 18-55mm IS STM lens and the Speedlite 90EX – all for just $349! This is an imported kit, all B&H Photo warranties apply. The deal expires July 5th.

  • 18MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 5 Image Processor
  • 3.0″ 1,040k-Dot Touchscreen LCD Monitor
  • Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 30 fps
  • Hybrid CMOS Autofocus System
  • Expandable Sensitivity to ISO 25600
  • Multi Shot Noise Reduction Mode
  • Scene Intelligent Auto Mode
  • Canon EF-M 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens
  • Canon Speedlite 90EX External Flash

Product description after the break.

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July 3, 2014
Posted in Rumors

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV To Feature 4K Video?


Canon EOS 5D Mark III price check: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Canon USA, Digitalrev, eBay

Just recently a rumor surfaced stating that Canon may announce the EOS 5D Mark IV at the beginning of 2015. Now I have been told (thanks) that the successor of the EOS 5D Mark III could feature 4k video. The feature is going to be implemented, so the source, to further push the 5D into the videographers domain.

Currently Canon is featuring 4k on the EOS-1D C (Adorama | B&H Photo). It would be a more than welcome move if the 5D Mark IV would deliver 4k! Canon added HD recording to the EOS 5D Mark II, let’s hope the EOS 5D Mark IV will make the next step. Just to remind: full HD has a 1920 x 1080 resolution, 4K has a resolution of 4096 x 2160.

Take it with a grain of salt. Canon has been very smart in keeping their plans secret in the last time. It’s still a long time until we will see the EOS 5D Mark IV.

July 3, 2014
Posted in Patents

Canon And Microsoft Sign Patent Agreement

Canon Announcement

Were will this lead? A rather obscure patent agreement between Canon and Microsoft. Will Canon’s imaging technology find its way into Microsoft’s smartphones (made by Nokia)? Looks like.

Press release:

Microsoft and Canon sign patent cross-licensing agreement

REDMOND, Wash., and TOKYO — July 2, 2014 — Microsoft Corp. and Canon Inc. on Wednesday broadened their strategic alliance with the announcement of a broad patent cross-licensing agreement. With this agreement, Microsoft and Canon gain licenses to each other’s highly valued and growing patent portfolios.

“This collaborative approach with Canon allows us to deliver inventive technologies that benefit consumers around the world,” said Nick Psyhogeos, general manager, associate general counsel, IP Licensing of the Innovation and Intellectual Property Group at Microsoft. “Microsoft believes cooperative licensing is an effective way to accelerate innovation while reducing patent disputes.”

This agreement covers a broad range of products and services each company offers, including certain digital imaging and mobile consumer products. Microsoft and Canon have a long history of collaborating to bring high-quality, cutting-edge products to consumers, including color technology. Contents of the agreement will not be disclosed.

“This agreement is a natural extension of our longstanding relationship with Microsoft and commitment to developing innovative technologies,” said Hideki Sanatake, senior general manager, Corporate Intellectual Property & Legal Headquarters of Canon Inc.

[SlashGear via PetaPixel]

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July 3, 2014
Posted in Tips

More Canon EOS 6D Tutorials: GPS & Time Code Operations

Two new Canon EOS 6D tutorials by CanonUSA on Youtube: Time Code Operation Basics (above), and how to use the GPS technology (below).

July 2, 2014
Posted in Deals

Plenty Of Canon Deals At B&H Photo

Canon Deals


Rich set of deals for the 4th July.

You can save up to $300 on selected Canon cameras, lenses, and camera bundles at B&H Photo (click here to see all deals).

More featured deals for the 4th July are here.


July 2, 2014
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Posted in Rumors

Canon EOS 7D Replacement NDAs To Expire Early September

Canon EOS 7D Replacement

Fake EOS 7D Mark II (mock-up)

I (thanks) and others have been notified that the NDAs (non disclosure agreements) for the EOS 7D replacement will expire early September.

CR speculates the dates could be either September 9 (Tuesday) or September 12 (Friday), 2014. They also got rumor that a new telephoto lens could be announced along with the EOS 7D replacement.

I always thought that the rumored announcement date in August was a bit weird. It’s hard to differentiate serious rumors from the rest. Photokina 2014 starts September 16, 2014, so an announcement during the first weeks of September makes sense.

Canon EOS 7D price check: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Canon USA, Digitalrev, eBay