January 6, 2015
Posted in Rumors

More Tidbits About Canon’s High Resolution DSLR (and user poll)

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After the rumor suggesting the EOS-1D X replacement could be the high megapixel DSLR Canon themselves confirmed in a recent interview, my inbox got filled with new rumors. Most suggest the EOS-1D X will not be the upcoming high resolution DSLR.

Among the known sources there are two parties, one suggesting it will be the EOS 5D Mark IV, the other saying it will be a brand new DSLR (which might be the long fabled EOS 3D). It has to be said that most sources suggest the EOS 5D Mark IV as the upcoming high megapixel DSLR. That makes sense, since this camera would directly compete with Nikon’s DSLRs.

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Canon is going to release a high resolution DSLR. What will it be?

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January 5, 2015
Posted in News

Canon Announce Budget Friendly PIXMA MX492 Wireless All-In-One Printer

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Canon announced the PIXMA MX492 Wireless Office All-in-One Printer with AirPrint support, a budget friendly printer that sells for $99 at Adorama (white) | Adorama (black).

New Compact Wireless Office All-In-One Printer From Canon U.S.A. Features Advanced Wireless Capabilities And High Quality Performance 

MELVILLE, N.Y., January 5, 2015 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, announced today the PIXMA MX492 Wireless1 Inkjet Office All-In-One (AIO) printer, featuring a compact design that is 30-percent smaller than the PIXMA MX472 printer. This new model is ideal for users looking to save space in their college dorm room or home office who want to conveniently print high-quality documents or photos. With easy-to-use features, including advanced wireless connectivity and fast print speeds, this printer is the little workhorse to help you complete important day-to-day tasks.

“With a size more appropriate for smaller settings, the PIXMA MX492 printer is ideal for the user who prints high quality documents or images but has limited desk space to work with,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, president and COO, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “This new model provides key printing solutions at an affordable price without sacrificing any of the features users have come to expect from the PIXMA MX-series of printers.”

Designed to improve your daily efficiency, the Canon PIXMA MX492 printer includes an automatic document feeder (ADF), borderless printing, fax function, and fast print speeds of approximately 8.8 images per minute (ipm)2 for black and white prints, and 4.4 ipm2 for color. The printer offers high-quality printing with a four-color hybrid ink system that combines dye ink for vivid colors and black pigment ink for sharp text.

The printer features advanced wireless connectivity solutions providing the flexibility to manage print jobs from nearly anywhere in the home. With the PIXMA Printing Solutions3 (PPS) application, enabling direct access to the cloud through PIXMA Cloud Link4,users can easily print and scan images and documents from several of the most popular online social platforms and services, such as Facebook®, Twitter®, Flickr®, Photobucket®, Dropbox®, Evernote®, Creative Park and Creative Park Premium along with Google Drive™ and Microsoft® OneDrive™. Another advantage of PPS is the ability to check ink model number information, online printer user manuals and other important printer information.

Helping increase productivity even further is Access Point Mode. With this feature, users can connect their compatible mobile device to the printer directly through Wi-Fi®, eliminating the need for an external wireless access point, such as a router. Also, users can share scanned documents and photos easily by scanning data directly to email, or attaching scanned data to a draft email in their webmail account

The Canon PIXMA MX492 is available in black and white, with an estimated retail price of $99.995.

For more information about the complete lineup of PIXMA printers, please visit www.usa.canon.com/PIXMA.

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January 5, 2015
Posted in News

Canon Announces Three New VIXIA HF R-Series Camcorders

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All new Vixia camcorders can be pre-ordered:

  • Canon VIXIA HF R600 Camcorder, 57x Optical Zoom, 3.28MP Full HD CMOS, 1080/60p AVCHD, Black – $299.99 – Adorama | Amazon
  • Canon VIXIA HF R600 Camcorder, 57x Optical Zoom, 3.28MP Full HD CMOS, 1080/60p AVCHD, White – $299.99 – AdoramaAmazon
  • Canon VIXIA HF R60 Camcorder, 57x Optical Zoom, SuperRange Optical Image Stabilizer, 3.28 Full HD CMOS, 8GB Internal Memory, Built-In WiFi & NFC – $399.99 – Adorama | Amazon
  • Canon VIXIA HF R62 Camcorder, 57x Optical Zoom, 3.28MP Full HD CMOS, 32GB Internal Memory, 1080/60p AVCHD, Built-In WiFi – $449.99 – Adorama | Amazon

Canon press release:

Canon Updates Compact, Powerful VIXIA HF R-Series Camcorders

All Three New VIXIA HF R-Series Camcorders Provide Excellent Low-Light Shooting Performance and Enhanced Zoom

MELVILLE, N.Y., January 05, 2015 – Canon U.S.A., Inc. a leader in digital imaging solutions, has updated the VIXIA HF R-series lineup of camcorders with three new models announced today – the VIXIA HF R62, VIXIA HF R60 and VIXIA HF R600 camcorders. The VIXIA HF R-series camcorders all feature genuine Canon HD Video, a 57x (32.5-1853mm) Advanced Zoom lens, DIGIC DV 4 Image Processor, three-inch touch panel LCD, SuperRange Optical Image Stabilization, long battery life, and a Canon 3.28 Megapixel Full HD CMOS Image Sensor. The VIXIA HF R62 and VIXIA HF R60 camcorder models also feature Wi-Fi® and NFC™ capabilities for sharing images and video on compatible mobile devicesi including compatible Android devices, as well as by using the new Canon Connect Station CS100, a device for easy and safe image and video storage and access.

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January 5, 2015
Posted in News

Canon Announces Five New Powershot Cameras for CES

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Canon announced the PowerShot SX530 HS, the PowerShot SX710 HS and the PowerShot SX610 HS,  PowerShot ELPH 170 IS and PowerShot ELPH 160 compact cameras. All specs and features in the press release below. All five new Powershot cameras can be pre-ordered:

Five New PowerShot Digital Cameras From Canon U.S.A. Offer Functionality, Portability And Precision For Clear, Beautiful Photos And HD Video

Three New PowerShot SX Series Digital Cameras Feature Super-Zoom Lenses for High-Impact Imaging and Two New PowerShot ELPH Series Digital Cameras Offer Easy-to-Use Features in Sleek, Compact Bodies

MELVILLE, N.Y., January 5, 2015 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the addition of three new super-zoom cameras to its PowerShot SX line up: the PowerShot SX530 HS, the PowerShot SX710 HS and the PowerShot SX610 HS digital cameras. The company also added two new stylish and compact cameras to its PowerShot ELPH series: the PowerShot ELPH 170 IS and PowerShot ELPH 160 cameras. The PowerShot SX models provide users with high-quality imaging, advanced features and fast focusing, while the PowerShot ELPH models have improved operability to help produce beautiful images and video housed within stylish, slim bodies that can easily fit in a pocket or purse.

“As our customers’ desire for superb imaging devices to help them create amazing images and video grows, Canon U.S.A. is dedicated to providing digital cameras that have the features and functions to easily capture their most important moments,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, president and COO, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “With these five new PowerShot digital cameras, Canon hopes that users will capture and share their favorite moments, without compromising image quality.”

The three new PowerShot SX series cameras (the PowerShot SX530 HS, the PowerShot SX710 HS and the PowerShot SX610 HS) feature optical zoom ranges of 50x, 30x and 18x, respectively – making them powerful enough to capture images close-up as well as from a distance. The built-in Wi-Fi® and NFC™ connectivity options in the new PowerShot SX cameras allow users to easily share beautiful images online with family and friends by connecting to a compatible smartphonei, tablet or Wi-Fi enabled computer. Experiencing the power of a printed image is also easy when users connect and print to a Canon wireless PictBridge certified printer, like the Canon PIXMA MG7520. And for even more convenience, the cameras are compatible with the new Canon Connect Station CS100 – a dedicated device for easy and safe image and video viewing, sharing and storage.

The new PowerShot ELPH 170 IS and PowerShot ELPH 160 digital cameras are easy to take along almost anywhere. Providing users with great imaging quality, the new PowerShot ELPH cameras feature 12x and 8x Optical Zoom lenses, respectively, and 720p HD video – making them perfect for busy parents or an on-the-go college student.

The PowerShot SX530 HS

The PowerShot SX530 HS digital camera builds on the features included in the PowerShot SX520 HS digital camera. With a 50x Optical Zoom lens (equivalent to 24-1200mm) and Canon’s Optical Image Stabilization, the camera is ideal for those with active lifestyles who want to take high-quality close-up shots of their travel adventures or weekend getaways. And with Wi-Fi and NFC capabilities, users can easily share and print their special images wirelessly. In addition to featuring a powerful optical zoom range and wireless options, the SX530 HS digital camera combines a16 Megapixelii High-Sensitivity CMOS sensor and Canon’s DIGIC 4+ Image Processor to create the Canon HS System allowing for excellent low-light performance.

Giving users the ability to capture life in motion, the camera features a dedicated movie button so users can easily record 1080p Full HD video utilizing the camera’s full 50x Optical Zoom capability. In addition, Intelligent IS enables the camera to automatically choose the best settings to help optimize image stabilization for virtually shake-free images and video in various shooting conditions. The camera’s high-speed AF allows users to autofocus quickly to help capture every shot with ease. The PowerShot SX530 HS digital camera’s advanced Zoom Framing Assist feature intelligently controls the lens, making it easy to identify the main subject of the shot, even when the subject is moving.

The PowerShot SX530 HS also features Canon’s Creative Shot mode, Smart AUTO technology and Hybrid AUTO. The PowerShot SX530 HS digital camera is scheduled to be available in February 2015 for an estimated retail price of $429.99.

The PowerShot SX710 HS

Based on the successful PowerShot SX700 HS model, the PowerShot SX710 HS digital camera features Wi-Fi and NFC connectivity with an impressive 30x Optical Zoom lens (equivalent to 25-750mm). The 20.3-Megapixelii High-Sensitivity CMOS sensor and Canon’s DIGIC 6 Image Processor work together to create the Canon HS System allowing for excellent low-light performance. In addition, the camera’s Intelligent IS helps optimize image stabilization in a variety of shooting conditions whether shooting stills or video.

Zoom Framing Assist helps make it easier to keep distant subjects in the field of view, even if the subject is in motion. The camera also records high-quality 1080p Full HD video at up to 60 frames per second through a dedicated movie button. Hybrid AUTO automatically recognizes the scene and optimizes camera settings to capture the high image quality for still photos while simultaneously creating a great looking highlight reel in 720p HD video.

The PowerShot SX710 HS digital camera also features Creative Shot mode and Short Clip mode for artistic and creative photos and videos. Using Story Highlights mode, the camera creates a highlight reel of selected images using a range of optional special effects such as Fast Motion and Slow Speed, creating a unique imaging experience perfect for sharing with family and friends. The images can be selected automatically based on events, date, Face ID, or the selection can be customized based on photos hand-picked by the user. The result is an exciting highlight reel that can be accompanied by music options provided with the camera, without the use of external editing software.

The PowerShot SX710 HS digital camera is scheduled to be available in February 2015 for an estimated retail price of $349.99.

The PowerShot SX610 HS

The PowerShot SX610 HS digital camera features Wi-Fi and NFC connectivity options as well as an impressive long-zoom range in a compact point-and-shoot body. The Power Shot SX610 HS camera’s powerful 18x Optical Zoom lens (equivalent to 25-450mm) provides users with high-quality optics in a pocket-sized camera body. The PowerShot SX610 HS camera combines a 20.2-Megapixelii CMOS sensor and Canon’s DIGIC 4+ Image Processor to create the Canon HS System allowing for excellent low-light performance. With Auto Zoom mode enabled, the camera will automatically frame the subject of a shot by zooming in and out to produce a crisp, clear image with pin-sharp focus.

The PowerShot SX610 HS digital camera is scheduled to be available in February 2015 in red, white or black for an estimated retail price of $249.99.

The PowerShot ELPH 170 IS and PowerShot ELPH 160 

The PowerShot ELPH 170 IS digital camera is slim and stylish boasting a 12x Optical Zoom lens (equivalent to 25-300mm) and 20-Megapixelii CCD sensor, enabling users to take photos and video that deliver a powerful and share-worthy story. With Intelligent IS, users have the ability to capture images that are virtually shake-free in a variety of shooting situations. The PowerShot ELPH 170 IS digital camera also captures crisp, smooth 720p HD video footage quickly and simply by pressing the dedicated movie button.

With Smart AUTO mode, the camera automatically chooses the optimal settings to help ensure the best possible image is taken, and with creative effects like Fisheye, Toy Camera and Monochrome users can take images to a new artistic level. For those who are constantly on the move, the camera is outfitted with ECO mode to help extend battery life allowing more photos to be taken over a longer period of time.

The PowerShot ELPH 160 digital camera also delivers high-quality imaging capabilities with a powerful 8x Optical Zoom lens (equivalent to 28-224mm) and 20-Megapixelii CCD sensor. Like the PowerShot ELPH 170 IS, the PowerShot ELPH 160 digital camera features smooth 720p HD video capabilities with a dedicated movie button, Smart AUTO mode and ECO mode to preserve battery life.

The PowerShot ELPH 170 IS digital camera is scheduled to be available in February for an estimated retail price of $149.99 in a variety of colors – blue, silver and black.

The PowerShot ELPH 160 digital camera is also scheduled to be available in February for an estimated retail price of $119.99 in four colors – black, white, silver and red.

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January 5, 2015
Posted in News

Canon Announces Connect Station CS100 – All Your Photos and Videos in One Place

It’s already available for pre-order for $299.99 at Adorama and Amazon, and it comes with 1TB of storage space.

Canon press release:

Canon U.S.A. Announces Connect Station CS100: The Centerpiece That Unites Your Canon Imaging Devices

New CS100 Provides Convenient Ways to Store, View, Share and Manage your Photos and Videos on One Device

MELVILLE, N.Y., January 5, 2015 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, announced today the new Canon Connect Station CS100i, a photo and video storage device that has the capability to connect to multiple compatible imaging devices allowing users to easily store, view and share images and videos. First shown as a prototype at the 2010 Canon Expo in New York, the Canon Connect Station CS100 device provides up to 1TB of storageii exclusively for photos and videos allowing users to free up space on media cards quickly, without the use of a computer. Featuring NFC™ (Near Field Communication) capabilities and Wi-Fi® technology, users can simply tap the NFC icon on their compatibleiii Canon digital camera or camcorder to automatically import new images and videos wirelessly to the CS100 making them ready to view and share on a connected HDTV.

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January 5, 2015
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Deal Alert: Canon EOS 5D Mark III – $2,300

 EOS 5D Mark III Top Rated Plus seller getitdigital (99.4% positive ratings) on eBay has the Canon EOS 5D Mark III on sale for $2,299.99. Free shipping in US and limited quantity.

Currently there a lot of good deals on Canon gear on eBay

January 5, 2015
Posted in News

Yongnuo Also Cloned the Canon 2x III Telephoto Extender

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Thanks to reader who gave the tip

Yongnuo is getting a lot of press these days, having cloned the Canon EF 50mm f/1.8, and then announced it will produce another “replica”, the EF 35mm f/2.

And that’s not all. I just learned you can buy a replica of Canon’s 2x III telephoto extender, again made by Yongnuo. It’s available on Amazon for $180, and it is a lot cheaper than the original Canon EF 2.X III Telephoto Extender, which sells for $449.

  • The Magnification: 2 times
  • Mount:EF mount(Electronically controlled)
  • Lens construction: 9 elements in 5 groups
  • Dimensions(max.dia. ×length): 55×73.9mm
  • When Extender EF2X is attached,the lens maximum aperture will be smaller by 2 stop.In the above two case, the camera will compensate the exposure automatically.

Where will this end? Will Yongnuo start to clone “L” lenses too? :-)

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