Still Live: Canon EOS 70D bundle deal, PIXMA Pro-100, 16GB card, and more stuff – $879 (after $850 rebates, Adorama)

EOS 70d

Authorised Canon retailer Adorama has a great Canon EOS 70D bundle deal:

  • Canon EOS 70D body
  • PIXMA Pro-100 Photo Printer
  • 50 sheets Canon photo paper (luster)
  • Sandisk 16GB memory card
  • spare battery (Watson)
  • camera bag

The bundle is on sale at $879 after $500 instant discount and $350 mail-in rebate. Free expedited shipping and no taxes. Offer expires April 2.

Canon EOS 70D at a glance:

  • 20.2MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 5+ Image Processor
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF with Live View
  • 3.0″ 1,040k-Dot Vari-Angle Touchscreen
  • Full HD 1080p Video with Movie Servo AF
  • Built-In Wireless Connectivity
  • 19-Point All Cross-Type AF System
  • Continuous Shooting Rate Up to 7 fps
  • ISO 100-12800 (Expandable to ISO 25600)

Short EOS 70D and PIXMA Pro-100 overview after the break.

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Canon makes four additional photography apps available in the UK & Ireland


Canon press release:

Canon makes four additional photography apps available in the UK & Ireland

United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, 30th March – Canon Marketing Japan Inc. today announces the release of four free iOS applications*¹ in the UK and Ireland – BestShutter, Photo Log Map, TakeMyPic, and Easy Photo Sorter. These apps are designed to make taking photos more enjoyable and convenient.

BestShutter helps you capture your children and pet’s cutest moments

BestShutter app is designed to help take photos of children and pets who usually don’t pay attention to the camera. The app uses fun sounds to capture children or pet’s attention to help photograph their wonderful expressions and get great shots of your children during their cutest moments!

Plus if you are shooting movies you can select the best scenes and clip as still images, so you won’t miss any key moments.

Photo Log Map makes it easier to record your location information and shooting records 

Photo Log Map app is designed to meets the needs of people who want to record location information together with shooting records during various situations such as traveling, or mountain climbing.

Using data from your images, and a smartphone’s information service, it creates a shooting record maps. Even with data from photos shot on digital cameras not equipped with GPS, you can create a shooting record map linked to the smartphone’s GPS log. In addition to photos on the map, you can also add text memos and sound memos that record the location’s conditions. By writing the recorded log to a GPX file*², you can use the information in other apps.

TakeMyPic lets include yourself in a shot you envisage 

Have you ever asked a passer-by to take your picture, only to find it’s not the way you wanted it to look? TakeMyPic is a helpful app that lets you compose your shot before giving to someone else to take. The app lets you insert a human shape in your desire position, making it easier to show the person taking your photo how you would like the shot to look. The app helps you avoid mistakes when it comes to capturing those important commemorative photos on your travels.

Easy Photo Sorter makes it possible to easily organize the photo data on your smartphone 

Many smartphones end up having large amounts of photos saved on them and Easy Photo Sorter is an app to help organise them. By combining information such as date, time and day of the week, and setting your desired criteria to organise, you can create folders in your iPhone or iPad photo albums and automatically categorise photos based on this criteria when the app launches.

Last year, Canon Marketing Japan Inc. released PERSTEXT, a photo processing application that provides users with a new way of having fun with their photos by enabling the creation of images combined with text that convey messages with a touch of flare. In order to make photos even more enjoyable, the free iOS applications being released this time can be used in a variety of situations such as shooting, processing, viewing, showing, and organizing. These applications will provide even more opportunities to enjoy photos with digital cameras and smartphones.

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Canon patent for 3D lens-style camera (to use with smartphone)

Canon Patent For 3D Lens-style Camera (to Use With Smartphone)

Another interesting Canon patent that may point to a future product. Canon filed a patent for a lens-style camera, i.e. a camera build into a lens system, and to use with your smartphone. Sony made such a smartphone attachable lens-style camera with the Sony DSC-QX100.

canon lens-style

101 smartphone body, 102 lens style camera, 505 the identification markers, 501 camera marker discrimination

There are a few interesting things in the patent description. According to the patent literature, it should be possible to create 3D images by using the smartphone camera and the lens-system together. This requires a precise positioning of the lens-style camera. A marker system is provided for this purpose. To correctly place the lens-style camera, you have to shot the marker painted on the lens-style camera with the smartphone camera, as shown in the image below.

Canon lens-style

To correctly set the lens-style camera, the painted marker is shot with the smartphone camera

  • Patent Publication No. 2016-10133
    • Published 2016.1.18
    • Filing date 2014.6.26
  • Canon patent
    • The first device having a camera function (101 smartphone of)
    • The second device having a camera function (102 lens-style camera)
    • The second unit (102 lens-style camera) is provided with a retractable mechanism
    • Equipped with a marker that represents the collapsed position
    • The first device (101 Smartphone of) is to shoot so as to include a marker
    • Depending on the tip position of the collapsed, to get the mounting position to the first device of the second unit (102 lens-style camera) (101 smartphone of)
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Today Only: Tokina AT-X 11-20mm f/2.8 PRO DX at $449 (reg. $599, B&H)

Today Only: Tokina AT-X 11-20mm F/2.8 PRO DX At $449 (reg. $599, B&H)

Tokina AT-X 11-20mm f/2.8 PRO DX at a glance:

  • EF Mount Lens/APS-C Format
  • 17.5-32mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
  • P-MO & Glass-Molded Aspherical Elements
  • Three SD Ultra-Low Dispersion Elements
  • Multi-Layer Lens Coatings
  • Internal Focus; One-Touch Focus Clutch
  • Nine-Blade Diaphragm

B&H Photo has the Tokina AT-X 11-20mm f/2.8 PRO DX lens on sale at $449 as today’s DealZone deal. Compare at $599.

Canon EOS 80D in stock and ready to ship

Canon EOS 80D In Stock And Ready To Ship

Canon EOS 80D at a glance:

  • 24.2MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 6 Image Processor
  • 3.0″ 1.04m-Dot Vari-Angle Touchscreen
  • Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 60 fps
  • 45-Point All Cross-Type AF System
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF
  • Expanded ISO 25600, Up to 7 fps Shooting
  • Built-In Wi-Fi with NFC
  • RGB+IR 7560-Pixel Metering Sensor

All major US retailer have the new Canon EOS 80D in stock and ready to ship. The same should be true for European retailers starting this week. Last week DPReview posted their lab tests about the EOS 80D’s dynamic range, and the results are spectacular.

Want the EOS 80D user manual? See here how to download it.

Enjoy your new camera, or go for a great deal on the EOS 70D!

Canon EOS 80D: Amazon | B&H Photo | Digitalrev | eBay | Adorama | Canon USA

World-wide Canon EOS 80D pre-order links after the break.

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