Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM deal – $299 (compare at $439)

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B&H Photo has a very good deal for the Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM lens, get it for just $299 instead of $439.

Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM specifications:

  • EF-S Mount Lens
  • 27-136mm (35mm equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/4-32
  • Aspherical Lens Element
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • Ultrasonic Autofocus Motor
  • Manual Focus Override
  • Truly Circular Diaphragm
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 1.2′
  • 67mm Filter Thread Diameter

Canon Powershot G3 X hands-on and interview

Powershot G3 X

Pre-order the Canon Powershot G3 X:
B&H Photo | Adorama | Amazon

Powershot G3 X specifications:

  • One-inch, 20.2 Megapixel High Sensitivity CMOS Sensor
  • Canon DIGIC 6 Image Processor
  • 24-600mm equivalent, f/2.8-5.6 25x Optical Power Zoom Lens
  • Improved Five-Axis Intelligent IS
  • Dust- and water-resistance (approx. equivalent to EOS 70D)
  • Multi-Angle, 3.2-inch 1.62-million dot capacitive touch panel LCD screen
  • 1080p Full HD video (24p, 30p, 60p), Live HDMI output
  • External stereo microphone and headphone jacks
  • EOS-inherited control layout
  • 31-point High Speed AF system
  • Wi-Fi and NFC enabled
  • Compatible with a variety of Canon EOS system accessories

Canon today announced the Canon Powershot G3 X. First hands-on are showing up on the web.

Photography Blog posted an interview with Canon UK’s Product Intelligence Professional David Parry. Some excerpts:

David Parry: The G3X sits between the G7X and the G1X Mark II so we’re expanding on that high-end enthusiast targeted camera segment. The G7X has the one-inch sensor and 4.2x zoom and then we have this, which has a one-inch sensor and 25x optical zoom […]

Photography Blog: What do you guys think about the push towards including 4K in consumer level cameras?

David Parry: I think 4K is really interesting and a technology to keep our eye on. We’ve got 4K in our professional level cameras such as the XC10. So that the moment we’re looking at the pro end for 4K. I shot a load of 4K on the XC10 and brought it back home and realised I actually had nothing capable of processing the footage and outputting it. I do wonder whether there are a lot of people in that situation. It would be nice to have it in terms of future proofing – in terms of shooting 4K now and in five years time it will be OK. Potentially it could be something we will bring in – but how far behind is 8K? I don’t know. At the moment it’s widely accepted that everyone’s got the capability to process Full HD. Read the interview at Photography Blog.

A hands-on by DPReview. Hands-on photos at Photography Blog. Another hands-on review at ephotozine.

Canon PowerShot G3 X availability for your country: Amazon | B&H Photo | Digitalrev | eBay | Henry Canada | Newegg Canada | Alibaba | Adorama | Canon USA

Canon Powershot G3 X announced and available for pre-order ($999)

Above: Powershot G3 X presentation video by Canon

Canon PowerShot G3 X Premium Compact Camera Specifications Summary: 
  • One-inch, 20.2 Megapixel High Sensitivity CMOS Sensor
  • Canon DIGIC 6 Image Processor
  • 24-600mm equivalent, f/2.8-5.6 25x Optical Power Zoom Lens
  • Improved Five-Axis Intelligent IS
  • Dust- and water-resistance (approx. equivalent to EOS 70D)
  • Multi-Angle, 3.2-inch 1.62-million dot capacitive touch panel LCD screen
  • 1080p Full HD video (24p, 30p, 60p), Live HDMI output
  • External stereo microphone and headphone jacks
  • EOS-inherited control layout
  • 31-point High Speed AF system
  • Wi-Fi and NFC enabled
  • Compatible with a variety of Canon EOS system accessories

Leaked yesterday, announced today, and the new Canon Powershot G3 X is already available for pre-order at $999: B&H PhotoAdorama | Amazon. Shipping expected for July 2015. Accessories: Canon LH-DC100 Lens Cap & Filter Adapter for the G3 X, $47.50Canon PSC-6200 Deluxe Soft Case for the G3 X, $69.95.

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Canon press release:

Canon’s New Powershot G3 X Digital Camera Delivers Features Pros Need And The Convenience Advanced Shooters Crave

Newest Addition to G-Series Features a One-inch 20.2MP CMOS Sensor, a 25x Optical Power Zoom Lens, Dust- and Water-Resistance and Built-in Wi-Fi® with NFC™

MELVILLE, N.Y., June 18, 2015 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced an exciting addition to its G-series of premium compact digital cameras — the Canon PowerShot G3 X. Ideal for photographers looking for DSLR-style features and quality in a compact, dust- and water-resistant body, this camera’s large, one-inch, 20.2 Megapixel* High-Sensitivity CMOS sensor delivers optimal performance with an ISO range of 125 – 12,800. The sensor, along with a proprietary DIGIC 6 Image processor, creates Canon’s HS System to provide photographers with a high-performance point-and-shoot camera that captures vivid and detailed still images and video, even in difficult low-light shooting scenarios.

“The Canon PowerShot G3 X is a truly superb digital camera, one that provides so many top-notch features to empower photographers of all skill levels to shoot and share stunning images and HD video with ease,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, president and COO, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “The compact size will make the PowerShot G3 X camera a pleasure to have on-hand for any occasion and the advanced features will help make sure the moment is captured beautifully.”

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This long-zoom, premium compact camera allows users to get close to the action with its bright f/2.8-5.6, 25x Optical Power Zoom Lens (equivalent to 24-600mm). In addition, an improved Intelligent Image Stabilization (IS) system provides virtually shake-free images in a wide variety of shooting conditions.

The Canon PowerShot G3 X camera is the most rugged G-series model yet. The combination of enhanced body panel construction with rubber sealing helps ensure this dust-and-water resistant digital camera is ready to shoot action-packed adventures even in some of the most adverse conditions. It also features controls and menu operation inherited from the Canon EOS line of Digital SLR cameras, a first for the PowerShot G-Series. Useful controls include an Auto Exposure (AE) lock button, Auto Focus (AF) selection button and DRIVE/AF button. For photography purists, the PowerShot G3 X camera fully supports both manual exposure control and the user’s choice of RAW, JPEG or RAW+JPEG recording formats. For quick camera setting, the PowerShot G3 X includes a programmable continuous ring on the lens, an exposure compensation dial and mode dial on top, and a rear control dial. Electronic Viewfinder EVF-DC1 featuring 2.36MP resolution and an adjustable viewing angle is also available as an optional accessory for the PowerShot G3 X to help users compose shots in bright, sunny conditions.

The PowerShot G3 X camera features a bright 3.2-inch Multi-Angle capacitive touch panel LCD screen with 1.62 million dot resolution, providing a sharp, clear, and vivid display. The adjustable screen enables shooting from a variety of angles with enhanced flexibility by tilting up to 180 degrees for capturing selfies and creative low-angle shots, or as much as 45 degrees down for overhead shots.

The camera’s ability to record 1080p Full HD video (at 24p, 30p, and 60p in MP4 format) is enhanced through several new features including an external stereo microphone jack, a headphone jack for audio monitoring while recording, and manual control of exposure and audio levels. The camera also features live HDMI output while recording allowing for direct connection to external video recorders as well as convenient playback of recorded movies on an HDTV.

For those looking to shoot from the sidelines, the PowerShot G3 X features high-speed AF and 31 widely spread AF points to help capture fast-action shots with accuracy and ease. Paired with a continuous shooting speed of up to 5.9 frames-per-second (fps), the PowerShot G3 X gives photographers the capability to keep shooting in full resolution with no buffer lag or frame limit.i

The camera’s built-in Wi-Fi capabilities allow users to easily share images and videos via social media sharing sites like Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube using Canon Image Gateway through a Wi-Fi access point or directly to compatible iOS1 and Android2 devices. The camera is also equipped with Near Field Communication (NFC™)2 , allowing for quick and simple pairing to compatible Android devices as well as full support for Canon’s soon-to-be-released Connect Station CS100 device. In addition, Canon’s free Camera Connect app3, available for both iOS and Android devices, allows users to share images and remotely control the camera and capture images from one app.

The PowerShot G3 X camera also includes Canon’s Star Mode to capture breathtaking images and video of starry night skies with superb quality. The “Star Trails” mode turns star movement into a luminous still image, while the “Star Time-Lapse Movie” mode makes beautiful video clips that show the movement of the stars against a static background.

In order to enhance the shooting experience, the Canon PowerShot G3 X camera is compatible with a variety of optional accessories like the Canon Electronic Viewfinder EVF-DC1, the Canon EX-Series Speedlite system, and Remote Switch RS-60 E3.

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Pricing and Availability

The new Canon PowerShot G3 X premium compact camera is scheduled to be available in July 2015 for an estimated retail price of $999.99. For more information please visit: http://usa.canon.com/cusa/consumer/products/cameras/digital_cameras/powershot_g3_x

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Canon Powershot G3 X announcement Friday 19th? [CW4]

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I just got a tip (thanks) that the Canon Powershot G3 X may indeed be announced this Friday, June 19th.

Images and specs leaked today on Digicame-Info and are summed up in English here. As usual when images leak on DCI the announcement is matter of few days, that’s why I rate this CW3 CW4.

Canon Powershot G3 X images and specifications leaked, announcement imminent [CW5]

Powershot G3 X

Images and specifications of the Canon Powershot G3 X leaked on the web.

  • 20MP sensor [not leaked on digicame-info, we got this time ago]
  • 1.0-inch CMOS sensor
  • Optical 25 times (equivalent 24-600mm F2.8-5.6) zoom lens
  • Dust and water
  • Creative Mode
  • Wi-Fi · NFC
  • Video is full HD. Manual control possible
  • Tilting LCD monitor

The Canon Powershot G3 X will be announced very soon, possibly this Friday. The Powershot G3 X doesn’t come totally unexpected: the development announcement dates back to February, there has also been some thoughts about the G3 X by DPReview when the camera prototype was shown at CP+.

[via Digicame-Info]

Canon USA Takes The Field At Yankee Stadium For The 12th Annual Canon Promotional Night

Photo credit: New York Yankees. All Rights Reserved. From left to right: John Walsh, John Ryan Murphy and Joe Warren

Canon U.S.A. Takes The Field At Yankee Stadium For The 12th Annual Canon Promotional Night

The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, the New York Yankees and Canon Celebrate Home Run Efforts Made to Help Bring Missing Children Home

MELVILLE, N.Y., June 16, 2015 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children and the New York Yankees teamed up for the 12th annual Canon Promotional Night at Yankee Stadium on June 9 to raise awareness about the importance of child safety.

During a pre-game ceremony against Washington, Joe Warren, executive vice president and general manager, Corporate Human Resources, Canon U.S.A., Inc., presented to John Walsh, co-founder of NCMEC, a check in the amount of $456,566, representing the cumulative amount of money raised and donated and the approximate retail value of product donated by Canon U.S.A. to NCMEC in 2015. To celebrate the joint efforts made to help keep children safe, the first 18,000 fans that entered the Stadium received a Canon and Yankees co-branded baseball cap.

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