October 2, 2013
Posted in Tips

DIY: Adding WiFi to a Canon EOS DSLR on the Cheap

If you want WiFi on your Canon EOS DSLR you have two choices: either get a WiFi enabled memory card, or get a pricey Wireless transmitter. If you want to go for the cheapest solution, and are kin to do some hacking, there is a nice solution for you (at least if you have an Android device). You need the following: an Android smartphone or tablet, a TV Stick with DLSR Controller Beta and DSLR Controller Wi-Fi Stick app installed, and a power bank that acts as a power source for the TV stick. The video above shows the setup.

More details at yugatech and dslrcontroller

October 2, 2013
Posted in Deals

Canon teams up with Disney/Pixar to offer “Monsters University” Print Studio with selected PIXMA printers

Monsters University

Canon Europe press release:

Canon teams up with Disney•Pixar to offer “Monsters University” Print Studio with selected PIXMA printers
London, 1st October 2013 – Canon Europe and Disney•Pixar today announced the launch of the Monsters University Print Studio, available with selected PIXMA printers. The Monsters University Print Studio allows users to get creative and make fun printed items for family and friends, using backdrops and characters from the hit film. The service offers a range of materials, including bespoke greetings cards, masks, party invitations and fun activity sheets, such as colouring in and spot the difference, with the purchase of a new Canon PIXMA MG6450 or PIXMA MG7150.
Monsters UniversityMonsters University, the prequel to Monsters, Inc., launches on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital on 11th November 2013 featuring everyone’s favourite characters – Mike and Sulley – as they meet for the first time. The Monsters University Print Studio is available from 1st October.

The Monsters University Print Studio templates can be accessed via the PIXMA Cloud Link service, available on both eligible PIXMA models, which allows you to print directly from the printer’s screen. The templates can also be printed via the new PIXMA Printing Solutions app, which allows you to print from a portable device such as a tablet or smartphone.The Canon PIXMA MG6450 and Canon PIXMA MG7150 are both available now, offering innovative features including direct access to cloud services and social networking sites, making printing photos and documents easier than ever.

For more information about the Canon PIXMA range, or the Monsters University Print Studio, please visit www.canon-europe.com/monsters-university

October 1, 2013
Posted in News

Fantasea Announces Underwater Housing for Canon PowerShot G16

Fantasea announced a new underwater housing for the brand new Canon PowerShot G15, the FG16 Housing. Price not available so far. The housing should be available starting December 2013

The FG16 Housing is ideal for outdoor and underwater photography. Underwater photographers can dive or snorkel and capture all the excitement of this fascinating world, while outdoor photographers also have the option of capturing the action of activities such as white water paddle sports, sailing, boating, surfing, fishing, hunting, backpacking and camping. The FG16 Housing is shock resistant and protects the camera from water, sand, dust, frost and other damaging elements.

The FG16 Housing was designed to be compatible with a complete accessory system, enabling photographers to enhance the quality of their images.

Feature Highlights:

  • Depth rated to 60m/200 feet
  • Ergonomic design
  • Made from durable injection molded Polycarbonate
  • Full access to all camera controls & functions with clearly marked controls
  • Shock resistant
  • Double O-ring seal
  • Special mount for lighting accessories
  • Removable double fiber optic cable connection
  • Removable flash diffuser
  • Easy and secure installation of camera
  • Removable anti-glare hood for the LCD screen
  • BONUS – Moisture Detector comes installed in every FG16 housing at no additional cost!
  • Dedicated video control button for easy video filming in any shooting mode
  • Compatible with a wide range of underwater photo accessories
  • Weight (with camera on land): 1.1 kg
  • Weight (with camera in 3.6% salt water): -0.3 kg
  • Dimensions (without accessories): 17 x 13 x 13.5 cm \ 6.7 x 5.11 x 5.4 inch (W x D x H)
  • Manufacturer’s warranty included

Fantasea press release after the break.

Underwater Housing for Canon PowerShot G16

[via photographyblog]

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October 1, 2013
Posted in Deals

Canon PIXMA MG6320 Wireless Printer 50% Off for One Day ($99)

The Canon Direct Store has the Canon PIXMA MG6320 Wireless Printer (white) for just $99 (click here) instead of $199. Offer is just for today.

Features after the break.

[via TDP]

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October 1, 2013
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Posted in Deals

Canon Deals of the Day: EF 24-105mm f/4L IS for $660, EOS 6D w/ 24-105mm for $2400, and a Few More Deals

Canon Deals

Pretty good deal by Top rated eBay seller bigvalueinc (98.3% positive ratings): the popular Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS lens for just $659.99 (click here). Regular price is $1,149. Brand new USA model, free shipping. Please note the following as stated by the seller:

  • This lens is 100% brand new.
  • These are lenses that were originally packaged with Canon Camera Kits. We sold the Canon Kits in a quantity order, and we had simply removed the Lenses and placed them in their own box with all original foam packaging.These Lenses are limited quantity only.

There are other deals going on on eBay that may be of your interest, the first being the most interesting (in my opinion):

  • Seller 6ave (99% positive ratings) has the Canon EOS 6D Camera with the EF 24-105mm f/4.0L IS lens for just $2,399.99 (click here). The kits comes with bonus items (see pic below): a no name 32GB memory card, two batteries, a three pieces filter kit, a bag, and more. Free shipping, brand new item .
  • Top rated Plus seller redtagcamera (100% positive ratings) has the Canon EOS 6D body only for $1,749 (click here). New USA model in original box.
  • Top rated Plus seller qd_us (99.8% positive ratings) has the Canon EOS 5D Mark III body only for $2,999 (click here). Free shipping, 1 year store warranty.
  • Top Rated Plus seller bigvalueinc (98.3% positive ratings) has the Canon EOS M with the EF-M 22mm STM pancake lens for $348.81 (click here). New item in original box, free shipping.

Canon Deals



October 1, 2013
Posted in Rumors

Update – What’s That? A “1″ Series Camera Body with no Model Marking Pointing to a Canon Event in October?

Canon Event in October

Update: thanks to Keith I was able to get the (German) text of the flyer. It says: [...] seien Sie live dabei. Erleben Sie die Highlightprodukte von Canon begleitet von einem spannenden Bühnenprogramm und Seminaren rund um das Thema Professional Imaging. Einen dieser Termine sollten Sie sich unbedingt vormerken, jeweils 13-20 Uhr. Translated it means: [...] be there with us. Experience the Canon product highlights along with exciting stage performances and seminars around the topic of Professional Imaging. You should absolutely save one of these dates, each at 13-20pm. The flyer refers to several dates. Could this just be a Canon event for pros where Canon shows all their professional stuff?

Intriguing image spotted by Northlight Images. According to NL there are ‘professional’ Canon events in Germany in October, starting on the 12th in Berlin. Why intriguing? Because it shows an “1″ series camera body without any model designation. However, checking Canon Germany’s homepage I could find only three events scheduled for October, none appears to be related to DSLRs, let alone to a camera announcement. The three events are:

  • Canon InMotion2013 @ Druck+Form in Sinsheim
  • Canon Business Lounge in Mülheim/Ruhr
  • Fotobookfestival in Kassel

So before you (and me) are hoping to see a big announcement it is better to slow down expectations. :)