Deal: Canon EOS 80D – 679.99 (reg. $999, import model)

Canon Eos 80d

Canon EOS 80D at a glance:

  • 24.2MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 6 Image Processor
  • 3.0″ 1.04m-Dot Vari-Angle Touchscreen
  • Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 60 fps
  • 45-Point All Cross-Type AF System
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF
  • Expanded ISO 25600, Up to 7 fps Shooting
  • Built-In Wi-Fi with NFC
  • RGB+IR 7560-Pixel Metering Sensor

Top Rated Plus seller redtagcamera (100% positive ratings) has the Canon EOS 80D on sale at $679.99 by using code PMEMDAY at checkout (should work also for other purchases). Compare at $999. Please note: this is an import model, 1 year US seller warranty applies. Import models are legally imported from another country through channels other than the maker’s official distribution system. Limited time offer.

Today’s Gold Box and one day only deals at Amazon USAmazon DEAmazon UKB&H Photo, eBayAdorama, and refurbished lenses and DSLRs at Canon Store.

Skylum creates new Skylum AI Lab and joins forces with leading AI-based image editor, Photolemur

Skylum AI Lab

We are still offering exclusive discounts on Skylum Luminar and Aurora HDR:

Skylum Press release:

Skylum creates new Skylum AI Lab and joins forces with leading AI-based image editor, Photolemur

Skylum also hires Alex Savsunenko, former CEO of Let’s Enhance, to lead AI-based photo technologies to the next level.

May 22, 2018 — Bellevue, WA — Today, Skylum Software announced the formation of a new research and development division dedicated to the advancement of artificial intelligence technologies in image processing. The Skylum AI Lab leverages the company’s prior work developing smart filters in its award-winning Luminar software, as well as technology from its “sister company” Photolemur, which was founded in 2016 by Dima Sytnik and Alex Tsepko, co-founder and CEO of Skylum respectively.

“Clearly, AI can simplify our lives. By using AI-based technologies in our products, our customers save time vs. manual editing, and can often get better results,” said Alex Tsepko, CEO at Skylum. “Our neural networks are being trained on millions of images taken by cameras from Fujifilm, Sony, Olympus, Nikon, Canon and many others, which means outstanding results for all photographers, regardless of what style they shoot and what gear they are using.”

To spearhead the new Skylum AI Lab, the company has hired Alex Savsunenko, former CEO of Let’s Enhance, a leader in machine learning for visual content. Savsunenko will manage all research and development for technologies based on artificial intelligence, machine learning, and neural networks. Promising results will ultimately be implemented in Skylum products and solutions for image and video enhancement, with the aim to help users make their workflow faster, smarter and more efficient.

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Sigma 105mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art pre-orders start Friday 5/25/2018

Sigma 105mm F/1.4

Sigma 105mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art at a glance:

  • EF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.4 to f/16
  • Three FLD Elements, Two SLD Elements
  • One Aspherical Element
  • Super Multi-Layer Coating
  • Hyper Sonic AF Motor, Manual Override
  • Weather-Sealed, Protective Front Coating
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm
  • Removable Rotating Arca-Type Tripod Foot
  • Compatible with Sigma USB Dock

According to Nokishita, pre-orders for the new Sigma 105mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art lens will start on Friday 5/25/2018. B&H Photo and Adorama still have the Sigma 105mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art listed without any price tag. B&H Photo has you notified when pre-orders are available.

Canon enters sensor business, three high performance sensors on sale, 120MP inclusive

Canon

Three of Canon’s most advanced and specialised sensors are on sale to the public. This is no surprise as it was reported to be part of Canon’s plans back in 2016.

The sensors are a 120 Megapixel CMOS Sensor, a 5 Megapixel Global Shutter CMOS, and the 35MMFHDXS, 19μm Full HD CMOS Sensor. If you’re curious to learn more click here. In the past we reported extensively about these sensors.

The sensors can be purchased through Canon’s own authorized distributor Phase 1 Technology Corp.

Canon industrial sensors redefine high-performance with state-of-the-art technology, backed by decades of ongoing development and improvement. Featuring the 120 Megapixel CMOS sensor, the 5 Megapixel Global Shutter CMOS sensor, and the 35MMFHDXS CMOS sensor, Phase 1 Technology offers Canon’s most advanced industrial sensors.

For OEMs, solutions providers, vision integrators and others in search of advanced machine vision components, Canon’s powerful industrial sensors are equipped for a wide range of applications.

These kind of sensor gets used in surveillance tech, medical applications, and other specialised domains. Below you see some videos highlighting Canon’s sensors technology and performance.

Canon EOS 90D to be announced before end of 2018?

EOS 80D

After a while, we got a new Canon EOS 90D rumor.

Latest has it that the EOS 90D is the next DSLRs Canon is set to announce, and that this may well happen before the end of 2018.

We had contrasting rumors in the past, suggesting a 2018 announcement first and a 2019 announcement after that.

If you have a look at Wikipedia, you’ll see that the interval between Canon xxD models has been around 3 years for the latest models.

  • Canon EOS 40D – August 2007
  • Canon EOS 50D – October 2008
  • Canon EOS 60D – August 2010
  • Canon EOS 70D – July 2013
  • Canon EOS 80D – February 2016

Given the fast pace the industry is evolving, I wouldn’t be surprised if Canon decides to put the EOS 90D (all rumors) on market before the next big holiday shopping season. The Canon EOS 80D was and still is highly popular and having a replacement ready for Christmas wouldn’t hurt Canon.

However, there other candidate DSLRs for an announcement in 2018, who may not be likely but still possible.

First, we have the long rumored full frame mirrorless camera, which is alternatively rumored to be announced towards the end of 2018 (think Photokina), or in Q1 2019 (think Photokina again).

Next, there is the Canon EOS 7D Mark III (all rumors). The latest bit we got about the EOS 7D Mark III was saying we should expect an announcement between September 2018 and May 2019. Not very a exciting hint, to be honest. Personally, I’m starting to think this will be a 2019 affair.

Though less likely than the ones above, it could also be the Canon EOS 5Ds R Mark II (all rumors) that’s going to be announced in September 2018. Here too there have been contradicting suggestions about the announcement.

Stay tuned.

[via CR]

Canon patent application: wide-angle zoom lens for full-frame mirrorless camera

Canon Patent

Canon patent application 2018-77320A describes a 16-28mm f/2.8, wide-angle zoon lens for a full frame mirrorless camera.

  • Zoom ratio: 1.67
  • Focal length: 16.48 – 27.44mm
  • F number: 2.88
  • Half angle: 52.70 – 38.25
  • Image height: 21.64mm
  • Back focus: 12.33 – 10.00mm

We expect Canon to announce their full frame mirrorless camera within the next 8 to 12 months. For the latest about it see here.

More Canon patent applications are listed here.

[via Hi Lows Note]