Tamron to announce two prime lenses (85mm & 90mm) on February 22

Tamron To Announce Two Prime Lenses (85mm & 90mm) On February 22

Tamron is set to announce two new prime lenses next week, on February 22.

The two new Tamron lenses are the SP 85mm F1.8 Di VC USD and the SP 90mm F2.8 Di Macro VC USD. Both lenses will be available for Canon. Nikon and Sony mounts.

We are also expecting a lens announcement by Sigma next week.

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Today Only: Tiffen 77mm Variable Neutral Density Filter at $79.95 (reg. $149.95)

Tiffen 77mm

Tiffen 77mm Variable Neutral Density Filter at a glance:

  • Provides 2 to 8 Stops of Light Control
  • Rotating Ring to Choose Degree of ND
  • Eliminates Buying Many ND Filters
  • Use to Create Blurs/Special Effects
  • Use With Film or Digital
  • Wide Outer Ring Reduces Vignetting
  • Black Aluminum Filter Ring
  • ColorCore Glass
  • Made in the USA

B&H Photo’s DealZone deal of today is the Tiffen 77mm Variable Neutral Density Filter discounted to $79.95. Pretty solid rebate, consider the normal price for this excellent filter is $149.95.

Why does the Canon EOS 80D have “4k Movie” listed under image formats

EOS 80D

This was noted by one of our readers on Twitter (thanks @giupipia).

If you head over to the Canon EOS 80D specification page, then have a look under “Specifications -> Recording System”, you’ll see that the following is stated (emphasis mine):

Video: MOV (4K Movie: Motion JPEG, Full HD Movie: MPEG4 AVC/H.264*; Audio: Linear PCM), MP4 (Movie: MPEG4 AVC/H.264*; Audio: AAC)

The EOS 80D does not have a 4k video mode. I wonder why “4K Movie” is there. Is this a special time-lapse mode?

Any ideas?

Canon EOS 80D $1,199: B&H Photo | Adorama | Amazon | Canon Store

Canon EOS 80D with EF-S 18-55mm IS STM $1,349: B&H Photo | Adorama | Amazon | Canon Store

Canon EOS 80D with EF-S 18-135mm IS USM $1,799: B&H Photo | Adorama | Amazon | Canon Store

Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM $599.99: B&H Photo | Adorama | Amazon | Canon Store

EOS 80D

Pre-order links for all countries after the break

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What happened to the camera industry in 2015? (infographic & video)

The folks ar LensVid posted an interesting article about what happened to the camera industry in 2015. The infographics above gives you a quick overview.

More interesting, the people at LensVid put together some predictions for 2016:

  • 2016 will be a better year for the photography market. With that said, we still expect the total number of cameras sold in 2016 to be below 30 million – or around 15% decrease compared to 2015.
  • On the other hand, we expect more DSLR sales in 2016 – with a one digit increase, and more or less the same increase in mirrorless cameras.
  • We are predicting that compact cameras will drop below 20 million and may even get close to 15 million (compared to 22 million in 2015).
  • Finally, Looking a bit ahead in the next 2 years DSLRs and mirrorless cameras will have a bigger market share than compact cameras, which we are predicting – will become a niche market before the end of this decade.

Read the article at LensVid.

Canon EOS 80D in a nutshell (video)

Canon EOS 80D In A Nutshell (video)

DPReview on Youtube posted a neat and short overview video about the Canon EOS 80D (press release).

Canon EOS 80D $1,199: B&H Photo | Adorama | Amazon | Canon Store

Canon EOS 80D with EF-S 18-55mm IS STM $1,349: B&H Photo | Adorama | Amazon | Canon Store

Canon EOS 80D with EF-S 18-135mm IS USM $1,799: B&H Photo | Adorama | Amazon | Canon Store

Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM $599.99: B&H Photo | Adorama | Amazon | Canon Store

 

Canon EOS 80D order links world-wide:

Australia: Amazon, Adorama, B&H Photo, Digitalrev, eBay Australia, Alibaba
Austria: Amazon DE, DigitalRev, Wex Photographie, eBay Austria
Belgium: Amazon, Amazon France, DigitalRev, eBay Belgium
Canada: Amazon Canada, Newegg Canada, Canon Store, DigitalRev, Adorama, B&H Photo, eBay Canada, Henry's Canada
China: Alibaba, Amazon China, Digitalrev, eBay
Denmark: Amazon, DigitalRev, eBay
Finland: Amazon, DigitalRev, eBay
France: Amazon FR, DigitalRev, eBay FR
Germany: Amazon DE, DigitalRev, eBay DE, Wex Photographie
Hong Kong: Alibaba, Amazon China, Adorama, Digitalrev, B&H Photo, eBay, Amazon US
India: Alibaba, Amazon, eBay, DigitalRev, Canon USA, Adorama, B&H Photo
Ireland: Park Cameras, Amazon UK, DigitalRev, eBay IE
Italy: Amazon IT, DigitalRev, eBay IT
Japan: Amazon Japan, Rakuten, DigitalRev, eBay, Amazon US, Alibaba
Netherlands: Amazon, DigitalRev, eBay.nl
Norway: DigitalRev, eBay
Poland: DigitalRev, Redcoon.pl, eBay
Singapore: Alibaba, Amazon, B&H Photo, Adorama, Digitalrev, eBay
Spain: Amazon ES, DigitalRev, Redcoon.es, eBay.es
Suisse: Amazon DE, DigitalRev, Wex Photographie, eBay.ch
Sweden: DigitalRev, eBay
Thailand: Alibaba, Amazon, DigitalRev, B&H Photo, Adorama, eBay
United Kingdom: Park Cameras, Amazon UK, Warehouseexpress, DigitalRev, eBay.uk, Calumet Photographic
USA: Amazon, B&H Photo, Adorama, Canon USA, Digitalrev, eBay, Henry Canada, Newegg Canada, Alibaba

Canon Powershot G7 X Mark II and PowerShot SX720 HS officially announced, pre-orders available

Canon Powershot G7 X Mark II And PowerShot SX720 HS Officially Announced, Pre-orders Available

Canon announce the new Canon Powershot G7 X Mark II and PowerShot SX720 HS compact cameras. The Powershot G7X II will be available in May 2016 for $699.99, the Powershot SX720 HS will be available in March 2016 for $379.99. Pre-orders are available.

Canon Powershot G7 X Mark II: B&H Photo | Adorama | Amazon

Canon WP-DC55 Waterproof Case for PowerShot G7 X Mark II: B&H Photo | Adorama

Canon PSC-5500 Deluxe Leather Case for Powershot G7-X Mark II: B&H Photo | Adorama

Canon PowerShot SX720 HS:  B&H Photo | Adorama | Amazon

Canon press release: (German text here):

Take That Camera To Go! Canon U.S.A Launches Compact Powershot G7 X Mark II And PowerShot SX720 HS Digital Cameras

MELVILLE, N.Y. – Ideal for both advanced amateur and pro photographers looking for a convenient, high performance compact camera with the ability to connect to compatible digital devices, Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, proudly introduces the compact PowerShot G7 X Mark II1 and lightweight PowerShot SX720 HS digital cameras.

Canon’s new PowerShot G7 X Mark II digital camera pairs a 1.0-inch, 20.1 Megapixel* CMOS sensor with Canon’s new DIGIC 7 Image Processor to help reduce noise and deliver outstanding image quality, even in low light shooting situations. The PowerShot SX720HS digital camera boasts a new 40x Optical Zoom lens (equivalent to 24-960mm), providing outstanding performance, reach and resolution for everyday use and when shooting memorable family events, while easily slipping into a pocket or purse.

“In today’s world, compact cameras must work well with other devices and still offer superb quality. The PowerShot G7 X Mark II and PowerShot SX720 HS cameras both provide outstanding image quality with amazing optical zoom lenses and they easily connect with compatible phones, tablets and other smart devices so great images can be shared and enjoyed” stated Yuichi Ishizuka, president and COO, Canon U.S.A., Inc.

Sleek and Sophisticated
The first Canon camera to feature Canon’s new high—speed DIGIC 7 Image Processor,the PowerShot G7 X Mark IIdigital camera is a model of compact sophistication and speed with a high-quality sleek body and optimum comfort grip. Building on the success of Canon’s PowerShot G7 X digital camera, the PowerShot G7 X Mark II digital camera features a fast startup and improved RAW continuous shooting speed of up to eight frames per second (fps) with short intervals between shots. Additional features include:

  • Bright f/1.8 (W) – f/2.8 (T), 4.2x (24–100mm equivalent) optical zoom lens with Canon’s Intelligent Image Stabilizer (IS) and a 9-blade iris diaphragm;
  • Multi-angle 3.0-inch capacitive touch panel LCD with a screen resolution of 1.04 million dots and tilt options of 180° up and 45° down;
  • Ability to capture 1080p Full HD video in MP4 format with stereo sound;
  • Built-in Wi-Fi®** and Near Field Communications (NFC™)*** capability with a dedicated Wi-Fi button for easy sharing and transferring of images and videos;
  • Picture Style function that offers superb command of in-camera color, contrast, and sharpness;
  • In-camera RAW conversion, making it possible to preview customized image processing modifications on the camera, without the use of a computer;
  • Convenient control ring lever that enables users to quickly switch between stepped and continuous ring movement;
  • Time-Lapse Movie feature to help capture images at preset intervals and combine them to create a short movie clip;
  • Panning feature that allows the camera to lock onto the main subject using Canon’s Intelligent IS technology to automatically adjust the shutter speed for beautiful background blur.

The Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II digital camera is currently scheduled to be available in May 2016 for an estimated retail price of $699.99.

Powerful Zoom Delivers Virtually Shake-Free Images
The Canon PowerShot SX720 HS digital camera is equipped with a new powerful zoom lens and is the ideal choice for amateur photographers looking to take a step up from a smartphone or entry-level digital camera to a lightweight, compact camera. The PowerShot SX720 HS digital camera’s new 40x Optical Zoom lens (24-960mm equivalent focal length range) uses one Hi-UD, three UD and three aspheric lens elements to help achieve high image quality and high magnification, while also utilizing Canon’s Intelligent Imaging Stabilizing (IS) technology for greater optical performance.

As the successor to Canon’s PowerShot SX710 HS digital compact camera, the PowerShot SX720 HS digital camera features increases its zoom range while maintaining compact size for maximum convenience. Additional features include:

  • A dedicated Wi-Fi® button for easy sharing and transferring of images and videos utilizing the camera’s built-in WiFi and NFCtechnology;
  • 20.3 Megapixel* CMOS sensor with Canon’s DIGIC 6 Image Processor to help deliver outstanding image quality, even in low light;
  • 1080p/60 Full HD video capture with stereo sound;
  • 3.0-inch LCD (approx. 922,000 dots) to allow for easy viewing, even from a wide angle;
  • Zoom Framing Assist that allows the lens to automatically zoom in or out while the camera follows subject movement and helps keep it in focus;
  • Story Highlight feature that enables the camera to automatically compile images and videos3 from a certain day or event into a mini-highlight reel with music and effects;
  • Creative Shot mode that uses composition, color and lighting from an original image to create artistic images.

Canon’s PowerShot SX720 HS digital camera is currently scheduled to be available in March 2016 for an estimated retail price of $379.99.

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