Up to $200 cashback on select mirrorless cameras at Canon Store

Up To $200 Cashback On Select Mirrorless Cameras At Canon Store

The Canon Store started a cashback promotion for select EOS M cameras. Purchase an eligible Canon mirrorless camera between 2nd June 2016 and 28th August 2016 and receive up to $200 cashback!  Click here for full terms and conditions. Claims must be submitted by 2nd October 2016. Retain original receipt. Submit your claims here.

The eligible kits are just 3 for the time being, all EOS M3.

I also reccomend you have a look at the Canon Store’s refurbished gear listings, that’s where the best deals can be found.

Canon patent for 28-500mm F2.8-4 zoom lens (for Powershot 1″ sensor series?)

28-500mm F2.8-4

Canon patent for an optical formula that appears to be for a 1″ sensor, and for a 28-500mm F2.8-4 lens. Canon makes Powershot cameras with an 1″ sensor, the patent may point to a future super-zoom Powershot camera.

  • Patent Publication No. 2016-99548
    • Published 2016.5.30
    • Filing date 2014.11.25
  • Example 1
    • Zoom ratio 17.50
    • Focal length 9.76 104.00 170.79
    • F-number 2.88 3.77 3.90
    • Half angle of view (degrees) 36.48 4.51 2.75
    • The image height 7.22 8.20 8.20
    • The total lens length 196.17 196.17 196.17
    • BF 7.33 7.33 7.33
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Still Live: Canon EOS 5D Mark III deal at $1,899 (reg. $2,599)

Still Live: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Deal At $1,899 (reg. $2,599)

Canon EOS 5D Mark III at a glance:

  • 22.3 MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 5+ Image Processor
  • 3.2″ 1.04m-Dot ClearView II LCD Monitor
  • Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 30 fps
  • 61-Point High Density Reticular AF
  • Native ISO 25600, Extended to ISO 102400
  • 6 fps Shooting in RAW+JPEG
  • 63-Zone Dual Layer Metering Sensor
  • Magnesium Alloy Body, SD/CF Card Slots

Top Rated Plus seller ElectronicsValley on eBay (99.6% positive ratings) has the Canon EOS 5D Mark III on sale at $1,899. Compare at $2.599. Free shipping. Please note: this is an import model with 1 year seller warranty.

Canon Direct Store listings stocked up, additional discounts added

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It’s a good time to check the Canon Direct Store’s listings of refurbished gear. Almost all itemns are in stock, and there are additional instant discounts (up to >$300). And I never will get tried to stress that this is the place where you find the best deals.

Artificial Intelligence tells you how memorable your pictures are

Artificial Intelligence Tells You How Memorable Your Pictures Are

Researchers of the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory at MIT (Massachusetts Institute for Technology) published a pretty interesting paper about an algorithm that can determine how memorable your photos are. It’s artificial intelligence, and the algorithm can be tried out here.

From the LaMem site:

Progress in estimating visual memorability has been limited by the small scale and lack of variety of benchmark data. Here, we introduce a novel experimental procedure to objectively measure human memory, allowing us to build LaMem, the largest annotated image memorability dataset to date (containing 60,000 images from diverse sources). Using Convolutional Neural Networks (CNNs), we show that fine-tuned deep features outperform all other features by a large margin, reaching a rank correlation of 0.64, near human consistency (0.68). Analysis of the responses of the high-level CNN layers shows which objects and regions are positively, and negatively, correlated with memorability, allowing us to create memorability maps for each image and provide a concrete method to perform image memorability manipulation. This work demonstrates that one can now robustly estimate the memorability of images from many different classes, positioning memorability and deep memorability features as prime candidates to estimate the utility of information for cognitive systems.

The paper is titled Understanding and Predicting Image Memorability at a Large Scale (A. Khosla, A. S. Raju, A. Torralba and A. Oliva) and can be downloaded here.

The underlaying dataset can be explored, and the whole thing is available for download, i.e. you can get a pre-trained system and use it on your computer.

[via TDP]

Reminder: Exclusive Deal for our Readers, get Projects 4 Complete Edition at $98 (reg. $644)


I am very happy to offer this exclusive deal to our readers. Get the Franzis Projects 4 Complete Edition at just $98 instead of $644, that’s a 85% saving! The offer expires June 30, and we have a limited number of licenses at this price.

The software bundle includes:

  • HDR projects 4
  • DENOISE projects
  • SHARPEN projects professional
  • FOCUS projects 3 professional
  • COLOR projects 4
  • BLACK&WHITE projects 4

More information about the software bundle and the included software is here.

To purchase Franzis Projects 4 Complete Edition for $98 click here.

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