Deal Alert: Canon PowerShot SX170 IS & 1 Year Service Plan (drops and spills) – $99

Adorama has a very good deal online. Get the Canon PowerShot SX170 IS (red) and a 1 year service plan against spills and drops for just $99 (click here). You have to add the camera to the bundle (you’ll find it in the “Buy Together and Save” option). Compare to $149 for the camera alone.

Canon PowerShot SX170 IS specs:

  • Canon’s powerful 16x Optical Zoom and 28mm Wide-Angle lens with Optical Image Stabilizer helps reduce camera shake so you achieve brilliant images whether you are up close or far away.
  • 16.0 Megapixel sensor and Canon DIGIC 4 Image Processor deliver enhanced image quality.
  • Capture impressive 720p HD video in stereo sound with a dedicated movie button and zoom while shooting.
  • Smart AUTO intelligently selects the proper camera settings based on 32 predefined shooting situations to help ensure the best possible image capture for stills or video.
  • High Speed AF greatly improves focus speed so you can capture every shot with ease.
  • Intelligent IS automatically chooses from six different modes to optimize image stabilization for shake-free images in a wide variety of conditions.
  • Large 3.0″ LCD offers easy viewing even from a wide angle
  • Rechargeable lithium-ion battery allows for a more ergonomic design that makesthe camera more comfortable to hold.

Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II Starts Shipping December 12 (B&H)

EF 100-400mm

Thanks Doug!

B&H updated their page for the Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II, it now says the lens will begin shipping on December 12th. The lens was announced in November 2014 and sells for $2,199.

  • EF Mount L-Series Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • One Fluorite and One Super UD Element
  • Air Sphere and Fluorine Lens Coatings
  • Ring-Type USM AF Motor, Internal Focus
  • Optical Image Stabilizer with 3 Modes
  • Rotating Zoom Ring & Torque Adjustment
  • Weather-Sealed Design
  • Detachable, Rotatable Tripod Collar
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm

Canon Sponsors Rugby World Cup 2015

Rugby World Cup

Canon press release:

Rugby World Cup Limited (RWCL) has announced that Canon, a world-leader in imaging solutions, has joined the family of Rugby World Cup 2015 official sponsors. The deal represents the first time that Canon has partnered with rugby’s showcase event, underscoring the strength and appeal of the Rugby World Cup brand in the global sponsorship marketplace.

RWCL Chairman Bernard Lapasset said: “We are delighted to be welcoming Canon to the Rugby World Cup family as an official sponsor for the first time. This exciting deal with a global leader in imaging further underscores the prestige of the Rugby World Cup brand in the global marketplace as we look forward to what promises to be a very special and record-breaking England 2015 tournament.”

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Wanderment – A Time-Lapse that will Awake Your Wanderlust (and make you dream)

WANDERMENT from The Upthink Lab on Vimeo is a special time-lapse, one that reminds us how beautiful nature is. And a well made time-lapse too.

WANDERMENT is the result of a 12-month collection of 4K time-lapse sequences captured while hiking and backpacking in the Appalachian Mountains, and in California and Alaska. Contrasting landscapes are juxtaposed using color and b&w techniques. It’s a video that has a good chance to put you into reflective moments.

Among the many used gear there is a EOS 6DEOS 5D Mark III, a Rebel T3i/EOS 600D running Magic Lantern, various Samyang prime lenses, and more (full list here)

Reminder: Take Part in our Readers Photo Contest and Show Us What you can do with a Canon

 Readers Photo Contest
Last week’s most liked pic: Mike Darter –  large male polar bear rests before heading out onto the icy Hudson Bay for hunting season. (Manitoba, Canada)

How it works:

1) Submit your picture with a short description on Canon Watch’s Facebook page
2) Like and comment the pictures from other readers on the Photo Stream
3) A selection of the most liked pictures will be posted every Sunday here on Canon Watch

NOTE: if you posted your photo late in the week it will be evaluated next week. Nothing gets lost :-). Show us what you can do with a Canon camera!