Deal: Canon PowerShot ELPH 350 and PIXMA wireless printer – $199 (reg. 249)

Deal: Canon PowerShot ELPH 350 And PIXMA Wireless Printer – $199 (reg. 249)

Adorama has the Canon Powershot ELPH 350 HS bundled with Canon PIXMA MG3522 Wireless Inkjet Photo All-in-One Printer on sale for $199 (reg. $249). Two color options are available:

  • Canon PowerShot ELPH 350 SILVER + PIXMA MG3522 Wireless printer on sale for $199
  • Canon PowerShot ELPH 350 BLACK + PIXMA MG3522 Wireless printer on sale for $199

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  • 12x Optical Zoom (25-300mm) helps facilitate outstanding optical performance andversatility, along with Intelligent IS to help optimize image stabilization for virtually shake-free images in a wide variety of conditions.
  • Built-in Wi-Fi® allows wireless transferring of images and video to compatible mobile devices*, select social networking sites and your Wi-Fi® enabled computer, and lets you remotely shoot using your compatible smartphone or tablet.
  • For easier Wi-Fi® connectivity, built-in NFC (Near Field Communication) allows quick and simple pairing to a compatible Android device.
  • Compatibility with the Canon Connect Station CS100 device enables you to wirelessly transfer images for storage via NFC and Wi-Fi® connectivity.
  • Creative Shot mode uses composition, color and lighting from your original imageto create unique images with an artistic flair.
  • 20.2 Megapixel High-Sensitivity CMOS sensor combined with the DIGIC 4+ Image Processor creates the Canon HS SYSTEM, which helps provide excellent low-light performance.
  • Capture stunning 1080p Full HD video with a dedicated movie button.
  • Large 3.0″ LCD with a screen resolution of 461,000 dots enables easy viewing even from a wide angle.
  • Enable the Auto Zoom feature and your camera will automatically zoom in to help frame your subject and help it to remain in focus.
  • Hybrid Auto records quick video clips before each still and compiles them together to make a short highlight reel.
  • Smart AUTO intelligently selects the proper camera settings based on 32 predefined shooting situations.

Canon Powershot G3 X reviews and sample pics (Techradar, Luminous Landscape, DPReview, Amateur Photographer)

Canon Powershot G3 X Reviews And Sample Pics (Techradar, Luminous Landscape, DPReview, Amateur Photographer)

Canon’s new large, 1″ sensor and 25x zoom (24-600mm equivalent) compact camera, the Canon PowerShot G3 X ($999), aimed at enthusiast photographers, gets more reviews.

Shooting with the Canon PowerShot G3 X (and real world sample pics) at DPReview

Canon Powershot G3 X review at TechRadar (scores 4/5):

The G3 X delivers SLR-like zoom capabilities in a compact package thanks to its excellent lens and image stabilisation, only falling down when faced with fast-moving subjects. It’s not a beautiful camera, but it’s well built and easy to handle.

Adorama | B&H Photo | Amazon

Canon Powershot G3 X sample pictures and full review at Amateur Photographer:

[…] the real problem for the G3 X is the competition, in the shape of the incredibly accomplished Panasonic FZ1000 and Sony RX10. Both offer built-in viewfinders and superior ergonomics, meaning that the G3 X’s longer lens becomes its main selling point in comparison. It falls short in supporting the typical photographic opportunities afforded by that extra zoom, with poor continuous shooting behaviour and – again – no viewfinder. Granted, it’s smaller than either of those cameras, but not to a degree that really matters in practical terms.

Canon Powershot G3 X review at Luminous Landscape:

In the final analysis, I believe that Canon are “hiding their light under a bushel“, as the old British saying has it. For someone looking for pro-level image quality in a moderately sized camera with a reach out to 600mm equivalence, nothing can touch the G3X. If long reach isn’t needed then the Sony RX10II is likely a better choice, and if lower price is required then the FZ1000 will be found to be significantly less expensive.

The Canon Powershot G3 X, is shipping at $999: Adorama | B&H Photo | Amazon.  Specs:

  • 20.2 MP 1″ High-Sensitivity CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 6 Image Processor
  • 25x Optical Zoom f/2.8-5.6 IS Lens
  • 24-600mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • 3.2″ 1.62M-Dot Tilting Touchscreen LCD
  • High-Speed AF with 31 Focus Points
  • Full HD Video at 60p; HDMI Output
  • Built-In Wi-Fi Connectivity with NFC
  • ISO 12,800 & 5.9 fps Continuous Shooting
  • Control Ring, Wheel, and Physical Dials

Canon publishes investor relation for Q2 2015, profits down 16%

Canon Publishes Investor Relation For Q2 2015, Profits Down 16%

Canon published their investor relation for Q2 2015. You can access two documents (both PDFs):

Go for the presentation material for an easier approach. Canon’s profits are down by 16%. The company blames the shrinking DSLR market, but it is safe to assume that this isn’t the only factor that may have lead to the profit loss. With most of the other players pushing innovation and doing strong in new markets like mirrorless cameras, Canon may want to have a closer look on what causes a 16% loss.

BIG Giveaway: Iridient Developer is giving away Five Free Licenses + Ten discounts of 25%

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Good glass makes the difference: zoom lens recommendation for Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Good Glass Makes The Difference: Zoom Lens Recommendation For Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Canon’s flagship APS-C DSLR, the EOS 7D Mark II is likely the first APS-C camera playing a serious role for professional photographers: highly advanced 65 points AF system, Dual Pixel AF, 10 fps, anti-flicker technology, one of the best, if not the best, weather sealing in the industry, and much more.

Given Canon’s extensive lens line-up (and third party players), you may wonder which lenses are best suited for the 7D Mark II. DxOMark posted the first part of their lens recommendations for the 7D Mark II, zoom lenses. Five categories of zoom lenses are considered: ultra-wide-angle zooms, standard zooms, super-zooms, fast telephoto zooms, and slow telephoto zooms. DxOMark recommends:

  • Best ultra-wide-angle zoom: Tokina AT-X 11-16mm f/2.8 PRO DX
  • Best standard zoom: Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM ART
  • Best super-zoom: Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM
  • Best fast telephoto zoom: Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM SPORT
  • Best slow telephoto zoom: Canon EF 200-400 f/4L IS USM

A list you can agree with. You may wonder how the EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM, a kit lens, made it to be the best standard super-zoom lens. Easy: it performs great. Canon’s latest kit lenses all work great. It’s one of the things were Canon excels: making inexpensive lenses with very good performance.

Nothing to wonder about the Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art lens, one of Sigma’s recent masterpieces and the world’s first zoom lens for APS-C sensor with continuous f/1.8. Those who own the Sigma know why I call it a masterpiece. According to DxOMark, the Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 beats them all, Zeiss and Canon L lenses included, and at a price ($799) that’s hard to beat when it comes to bang for the bucks.

Can’t say anything about the Tokina AT-X 11-16mm f/2.8 PRO DX, I never used it. I also never used the Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS Extender 1.4x, but I guess a lens that costs like a small car has to be the best. I had the chance to play around with the Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM SPORT. As with all Sigma Global Vision lenses, you get a lot of bang for the bucks.

See DxOMark’s lens recommendations for the Canon EOS 7D Mark II. The EOS 7D Mark II regularly ships for $1,499, but is currently on sale for $1,149.99 on eBay by a top rated seller. To learn more about the Canon EOS 7D Mark II read the overview after the break, or see all our 7D Mark II coverage.

Canon EOS 7D Mark II price check: Amazon | B&H Photo | Digitalrev | eBay | Adorama | Canon USA

Canon EOS 7D Mark II specs and overview (from Adorama’s product page).

  • 20.2 Megapixel CMOS (APS-C) sensor and ISO 100 16000: (expandable to H1: 25600, H2: 51200) for reduced noise at high ISOs and high performance Dual DIGIC 6 Image Processors for outstanding image quality and processing speed.
  • High speed continuous shooting: up to 10.0 fps allows you to capture fast action.
  • 65-point all cross-type AF system: for high-performance, accurate subject tracking with EV -3 sensitivity (center point) for focusing in extreme low-light conditions.
  • Canon’s innovative Dual Pixel CMOS AF: enables you to shoot video like a camcorder with smooth, fast, and accurate autofocus and lets you enjoy instant and preciseautofocus
  • Stunning Full HD video: with Custom Movie Servo AF (speed and sensitivity) for continuous focus tracking of moving subjects, multiple frame rates including Full HD recording at 60p in MOV and MP4 formats and uncompressed HDMI out.
  • Intelligent Viewfinder II: provides approximately 100% field of view for shootingease.
  • Improved custom controls: and built-in intervalometer and bulb timer for expandedcreativity.
  • Magnesium alloy body: with shutter durability up to 200,000 cycles and enhanced dust and weather resistance.
  • EOS Scene Detection System: features a new 150,000-pixel/RGB+IR metering sensor for improved precision.
  • Built-in GPS Receiver: provides a digital compass, records location information(longitude, latitude, elevation and universal coordinated time (UTC)) as EXIF information for geotagging images when shooting.
  • 3.0-inch Clear View II LCD monitor: (approximately 1,040,000 dots) for bright andclear viewing.