April 9, 2013
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Canon Virginia Is First Manufacturer To Earn Responsible Recycling (R2) Certification

Press release:

MELVILLE, N.Y., April 8, 2013 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Canon Virginia, Inc. (CVI), is the first original equipment manufacturer (OEM) to achieve Responsible Recycling Practices for Electronics Recyclers (R2) certification. This certification is a result of an independent audit of CVI's facilities in Newport News, Va., confirming that it's facilities meet the R2 Standard, a comprehensive set of best management practices governing the environmental, health, safety and security aspects of the electronics recycling industry.

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April 9, 2013
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Canon EOS 6D Discounted To $1699

EOS 6D

Top rated plus eBay seller PMI Digital (>22000 ratings, 100% positive) has Canon EOS 6D bodies on sale for just $1699 (click here). PMI Digital is a Canon USA authorized dealer and offers free shipping and full USA warranty. Good deal!

April 9, 2013
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Canon EOS C100 Is $1000 Off Regular Price

EOS C100

The Canon EOS C100 is on sale with a $1000 discount at both Adorama and B&H. The body only option is yours for $5499 (B&H | Adorama), the kit with the EF 24-105mm f/4L IS lens is sold for $6,099 (B&H | Adorama). Please not: At B&H the body only option is set to expire on April 11, the kit with the EF 24-105 is set to expire in June. No expire dates mentioned at Adorama.

EOS C100 core specs:

  • Super 35mm 8.3MP CMOS Sensor
  • EF Lens Mount with EF Contacts
  • HDMI Outputs a Non-Compression Signal
  • Dual SDHC/SDXC Memory Card Slots
  • ISO 320 and up to ISO 20000
  • Wide DR and Canon Log Gamma
  • Reduced Rolling Shutter Skews
  • Built-in ND Filters with Manual Controls
  • Two XLR Audio Connectors
  • Peripheral Illumination Correction

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April 9, 2013
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NAB 2013: Canon’s Chuck Westfall About Canon XA25 and XA20 Video Cameras

Canon’s Chuck Westfall interviewed about Canon’s new XA25 and XA20 professional HD video cameras (see press release here). Among the highlights of these video cameras is a 20x HD video lens, XLR inputs, dual-band WiFi (allows data transfer from the field), and the possibility to record full HD to one memory card while recording compressed footage on the second card.

Both video cameras can be pre-ordered:

  • Canon XA25 at B&H and Adorama, price tag is $2,699
  • Canon XA20 at B&H and Adorama, price tag is $2,199

Canon XA25 core specs:

  • Native 1920 x 1080, 1.284″ CMOS Sensor
  • 20x HD Zoom Lens
  • Canon Digic DV 4 Image Processor
  • Dynamic Image Stabilization
  • 3.5″ OLED Touch Panel View Screen
  • Manual Camera Controls
  • 2 x XLR with Manual/Auto Audio Levels
  • SD/HD-SDI, HDMI, Composite
  • 2 x SD/SDHC/SDXC Media Card Slots
  • Built-in Wi-Fi Connectivity & Control

Canon XA20 core specs:

  • Native 1920 x 1080, 1.284″ CMOS Sensor
  • 20x HD Zoom Lens
  • Canon Digic DV 4 Image Processor
  • Dynamic Image Stabilization
  • 3.5″ OLED Touch Panel View Screen
  • Manual Camera Controls
  • 2 x XLR with Manual/Auto Audio Levels
  • HDMI, Composite
  • 2 x SD/SDHC/SDXC Media Card Slots
  • Built-in Wi-Fi Connectivity & Control
Canon XA25

Canon’s new XA25 video camera

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April 9, 2013
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Video: Canon’s Chuck Westfall Interviewed At NAB 2013 (cine 35mm, 14mm, 135mm, firmware updates)

Video above: Chuck Westfall announces Canon’s new 35mm cine prime and talks about new arrivals to the cine prime family, the 14mm T3.1 and 135mm T2.2. Westfall also talks about development of ENG oriented lenses with a servo zoom that will be formally announced by the end of 2013.

Video below: Chuck Westfall talks about the firmware updates to the EOS C500 (B&H | Adorama), EOS C300 (B&H | Adorama), EOS C100 (B&H | Adorama) and 5D Mark III (price & specs), as well as new enhancements to its Cinema RAW Development software.

 

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April 9, 2013
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EU Deal: Canon EOS 5D Mark II with EF 24-105mm For Eur 2289, And 5D Mark III Body For Eur 2799

EOS 5D Mark II

Good deal by top rated seller technikdirekt (>77000 ratings, 99.9% positive) on eBay Germany: The Canon EOS 5D Mark II with the EF 24-105mm f/4L IS lens for Eur 2.289 (click here). Free shipping and limited supply.

Next, top rated seller fotoexperte (>83000 ratings, 100% positive) has Canon EOS 5D Mark III bodies on sale for Eur 2799 (click here). Free shipping and limited supply.

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April 9, 2013
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Canon EOS 6D Firmware Update Released (version 1.1.3)

EOS 6D

Announced some time ago, here is the firmware update (version 1.1.3) for the Canon EOS 6D (price & specs). The firmware update fixes a phenomenon in which the Date/Time/Zone settings screen appears on the LCD display, after the user has already configured these settings. The values for the Date/Time settings may reset if the backup functions which retain those values do not perform properly. The new firmware can be downloaded by clicking here.

Canon EOS 6D price check: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Canon USA, Digitalrev, eBay, or rent it here

Canon USA:

Thank you for using Canon products.
The phenomenon described below has been confirmed in Canon EOS 6D Digital SLR Cameras.
Canon takes pride in the quality and performance of its products, and we offer our most sincere apologies to customers using this product who have been inconvenienced by this issue. We hope our efforts will earn your understanding.

Details
Firmware Version 1.1.3 incorporates the following fix:

1. Fixes a phenomenon in which the Date/Time/Zone settings screen appears on the LCD display, after the user has already configured these settings. The values for the Date/Time settings may reset if the backup functions which retain those values do not perform properly.

Even if the camera does not exhibit this phenomenon currently, it may in the future. Accordingly, we recommend that you update the Firmware in the camera to version 1.1.3 as soon as possible.

Firmware Version 1.1.3 is for cameras with firmware up to version 1.1.2. If the camera’s firmware is already Version 1.1.3, it is not necessary to update the firmware.
Before downloading the firmware update for your camera, please review the instructions thoroughly.

Support
We have released the new firmware Version 1.1.3 that incorporates countermeasures for this issue. Please update the firmware of your camera. The new Firmware Version 1.1.3 can be downloaded by clicking here.

This information is for residents of the United States and Puerto Rico only. If you do not reside in the USA or Puerto Rico, please contact the Canon Customer Support Center in your region.

Please register the EOS 6D. By registering, we will be able to notify you via email when service updates are available.

Thank you,
Customer Support Operations
Canon U.S.A., Inc

Contact Information for Inquiries
Canon Customer Support Center
Phone: 1-800-OK-CANON
1-800-652-2666
TDD: 1-866-251-3752
Email: carecenter@cits.canon.com
For additional support options: www.usa.canon.com/support
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