January 27, 2015
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Refurbished Canon DSLRs Discounted at Canon Direct Store

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The Canon Direct Store has filled up their inventory. To see all refurbished DSLRs click here, a selection:

Be also sure to check the refurbished lens listing, and the refurbished Powershot cameras. The PowerShot SX50 HS is on sale for $199.99 (compare to $386.99)

January 27, 2015
Posted in Rumors

Loads of New Canon Gear To Be Announced Next Week?

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According to Canon Rumors, next week Canon will announce a lot of new gear. It appears the embargo and NDAs will expire February 6 2015.

This is what Canon  may soon announce:

  • The two high megapixel cameras, with and without an AA filter. Resolution is said to be 53mp
  • The EOS Rebel T6i/750D.
  • EF 11-24 f/4L
  • EOS M3 Camera
  • Various PowerShot cameras

Lot of stuff for an announcement. What do you think?

[via Canon Rumors]

January 27, 2015
Posted in Deals

Canon Rebates End January 31st

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The big rebates on Canon gear end this week.

 

January 26, 2015
Posted in Rumors

(CW2) No Canon High Megapixel DSLR for CP+, Coming March 2015?

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I have been told (thanks) that there will not be an announcement of any high resolution Canon DSLR for CP+.

The source states that both high megapixel DSLRs (yes, two are rumored) could be announced in March 2015. Canon’s high resolution DSLR was also rumored to be announced in Summer 2015. Hard to say how reliable the rumor of a March announcement is. The only thing we can be pretty sure to be true, is that Canon is indeed working on a high resolution cameras, as stated by Canon themselves.

New source, so salt required. Stay tuned…

About our rumour ratings:

  • CW1 – probably fake rumor, not reliable
  • CW2 – rumor from an unknown/new source, but otherwise at least a plausible rumor
  • CW3 – a 50% chance to be real, coming from a known source, or from new source with good insight in Canon’s business
  • CW4 – rumor from a known source that was right in the past
  • CW5 – as good as certain to be true

If you want to share rumors or tips you are welcome to do it here in a totally anonymous way.

January 23, 2015
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Future Versions of Lightroom Will Work Only with 64 Bit Operating Systems

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Adobe Lightroom 5 price check: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Canon USA, Digitalrev, eBay

So, no longer MAC OS X Lion support, just to make an example.

Adobe announced that the upcoming Lightroom 6 will need at least Mac OS X 10.8 (or above) and a 64 bit version of Windows 7, 8, or 8.1. Lightroom 5 is thus the last version that will also work on a 32 bit operating system.

Update on OS Support for Next Version of Lightroom

We are hard at work on the next major release of Lightroom, and wanted to share some information on operating system requirements in order to give everyone time to prepare for the release.

In order to leverage the latest operating system features and technologies, Lightroom 6 will require Mac OS X 10.8 or above, or a 64 bit version of Windows 7, 8 or 8.1. Focusing our work on more modern operating systems and architectures allows us to spend more time adding functionality requested by users, including additional advanced imaging features and improving general application performance.

If you are on Mac OS X 10.7, or a 32 bit version of Windows, you will continue to be able to install and run Lightroom 5 and use Lightroom mobile. However, you will not be able to install Lightroom 6 until you upgrade to a supported operating system.

If you are currently running Mac OS X 10.7, Apple offers a free upgrade (here) to a more current operating system. For Windows users, Microsoft has a how-to reference (here) to help you determine whether you are running a 32 or 64 bit version of Windows.

[via Adobe]

January 23, 2015
Posted in Tips

Demystifying HD Video on a DSLR Camera – Canon Video Tutorials

CanonUSA on YouTube posted three tutorial videos about how to capture your precious moments on video. The tutorial above is called “Introduction to Storytelling”.

 

Demystifying HD Video on a DSLR Camera: Lesson 2 – Basic Camera Settings

 

Demystifying HD Video on a DSLR Camera: Lesson 3 – Tips for Capturing Great Video

January 22, 2015
Posted in News

Canon Sponsors Indie Filmmakers at Sundance Film Festival 2015

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Canon press release:

Canon U.S.A. Celebrates The Creativity Of Indie Filmmakers As A Returning Sponsor Of The 2015 Sundance Film Festival

MELVILLE, N.Y., January 22, 2015 – Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, announced today the company will return as a Sustaining Sponsor to the 2015 Sundance Film Festival (January 22 – February 1, 2015). Nestled in the mountains of Park City, Utah, the Sundance Film Festival celebrates the best of independent film; as part of the Festival sponsorship, Canon will offer a special slate of programming dedicated to the filmmakers who push creative boundaries behind the camera.

Canon is pleased to share that at least 52 of the 188 films premiering at this year’s Festival — over 27 percent — were shot using Canon equipment, up from the approximately 20 percent last year. Eli Roth’s Knock Knock, Amy Berg’s Prophet’s PreyThe OvernightThe WolfpackMisery Loves ComedyCartel LandCall Me LuckyFresh DressedHow to Dance in OhioMost Likely to SucceedThe Hunting GroundTig, and The Nightmare are a few of the many shot-on-Canon projects set to screen during the festival.

“We are honored that so many creative filmmakers have chosen our equipment to bring their visions and stories to audiences. We look forward to supporting them and connecting with them at the Sundance Film Festival,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, president and COO, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “Sundance provides us with the opportunity to directly interact and support many up and coming filmmakers, and we are excited to return as Sustaining Sponsors to this year’s festival.”

In 2015, Canon will invite Sundance Film Festival filmmaker attendees to flex their creative muscle at the Canon Creative Studio (427 Main Street; open Saturday, January 24-Monday, January 26, from 11am-6pm). At this daily hub – exclusive for cinematographers, directors, producers, and crew – guests can explore how Canon supports all aspects of filmmaking – from production design, to image capture, through edit and workflow. The space features an equipment demonstration area with on-site staff to walk guests through Canon’s full line of Cinema EOS cameras and lenses, including the new Cinema EOS C100 Mark II.

The Canon Creative Studio also features informal panel discussions with top Sundance filmmakers, including horror-great Eli Roth (Hemlock GroveHostel), VFX legend Robert Legato (The Wolf of Wall StreetHugo), and award-winning cinematographer Rachel Morrison (CakeFruitvale Station).

The Canon Live Learning team will offer hands-on workshops with Canon’s latest filmmaking tool,- the EOS C100 Mark II camera with Dual Pixel CMOS Auto Focus – including a demonstration of this camera on a DJI Ronin 3-Axis Stabilized Handheld Gimbal System.

The Canon Creative Studio will serve as host to the Canon Crew Party (details below) on Sunday, January 25. This will mark Canon’s third annual celebration of filmmakers who work behind the lens of the 2015 Sundance Festival films.

Canon’s Festival activities will culminate on Monday, January 26 with a special hosted screening of Bending the Light as part of Canon’s corporate presentation and not an official selection of the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. This documentary honoring the artistry of creating a lens and the visual artists who use them from acclaimed director Michael Apted (The ‘Up’ series, The World is Not EnoughGorillas in the Mist). The 60-minute film explores the relationship between master craftsmen who shape lenses and the masters of light who use these lenses for image capture – each an artisan in their own right.  Bending the Light features never-before-seen footage from inside Canon’s lens factory in Japan and intimate interviews with award-winning photographers and cinematographers, including Stephen Goldblatt, ASC, BSC (Get on UpThe Help), who will participate in a Q&A immediately following the screening.

Below is the full schedule of events for Canon’s activities at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. All events take place at Canon Creative Studio (427 Main Street) unless otherwise noted.

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