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 Monday, December 31, 2012
Hot Deal: The Canon Store has the Refurbished Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR Camera available for $2,239.37. (thanks Pandian & Greg)
 
Act Fast! We don’t expect inventory to hold out for long.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 12/31/2012 12:39:03 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
eBay (via BigValueInc) has the Canon EOS Rebel T4i DSLR Camera & 18-55mm IS II Lens available for $599.99 with free shipping. Compare at $649.00.
 
Caveat Emptor: BigValueInc's positive feedback rating has dropped a bit recently - now at 98.1%. However, eBay seems to trust them enough to continue listing their auctions as "Daily Deals."
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Post Date: 12/31/2012 1:33:52 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
eBay (via BigValueInc) has the Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Lens availbale for $749.99 with free shipping. Compare at $949.00.
 
Caveat Emptor: BigValueInc's positive feedback rating has dropped a bit recently - now at 98.1%. However, eBay seems to trust them enough to continue listing their auctions as "Daily Deals."
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Post Date: 12/31/2012 1:33:27 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Expired: B&H has the Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT Flash available for $529.00 with free shipping. Compare at $549.00.
 
The flash comes with a free set of Pearstone NM-4H23 4 AA NiMH Batteries with 4 Hour Charger. (thanks Glenn)
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Post Date: 12/31/2012 12:33:29 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
B&H has $25.00 off select Kelly Moore Camera Bags and 15% off select Epiphanie Camera Bags (discounts end tonight).
Post Date: 12/31/2012 10:56:26 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
eBay (via BigValueInc) is featuring the Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR Camera as a Daily Deal for $2,798.71 with free shipping. Compare at $2,975.00.
 
Caveat Emptor: BigValueInc's positive feedback rating has dropped a bit recently - now at 98.1%. However, eBay seems to trust them enough to continue listing their auctions as "Daily Deals."
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 12/31/2012 7:48:44 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Best Buy has the Canon PowerShot A2300 Digital Camera available for $72.99 with free shipping. Compare at $139.00.
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Post Date: 12/31/2012 7:03:06 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Expired: BuyDig.com once again has the Canon EOS 6D DSLR Camera for in-cart price of $1,899.00 with free shipping.
 
The camera also comes with a free Digpro Compact Deluxe Gadget Bag.
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Post Date: 12/31/2012 6:49:17 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Sunday, December 30, 2012
Through January 11, the Canon Store is offering 20% Off their Refurbished PIXMA Printers with free ground shipping.
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Post Date: 12/30/2012 7:33:41 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Saturday, December 29, 2012
Amazon has the Canon 4 x 6 Inch Photo Paper Plus Glossy II (400 Sheets) available for $16.99. Compare at $29.95.
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Post Date: 12/29/2012 5:05:49 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
eBay (via GetItDigital) has the Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Lens available for $849.99 with free shipping. Compare at $949.00.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 12/29/2012 4:01:53 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Friday, December 28, 2012
Amazon has the Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM Lens available for $1,099.00 with free shipping and 2% Rewards.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 12/28/2012 3:30:20 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Amazon has the Canon EOS M Mirrorless Camera with EF-M 22mm STM Lens available for $713.89 with free shipping.
 
B&H has their Canon EOS M Mirrorless Camera with EF-M 22mm STM Lens available for an in-cart price of $721.50 with free shipping and 2% Rewards.
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Post Date: 12/28/2012 3:00:23 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
BuyDig.com has a Canon PowerShot SX160 IS Digital Camera Bundle available for $149.00 with free shipping.
 
Bundle includes:

  • Canon PowerShot SX160 IS Digital Camera
  • 8GB Secure Digital SD Memory Card
  • Compact Digital Camera Deluxe Carrying Case
  • 3pc. Lens Cleaning Kit

Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 12/28/2012 2:38:52 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon Japan has published a Windows 8 Compatibility Notice for DSLR cameras and software:
 
 

Windows 8 connection check result by Japanese version (32bit/64bit)

o : Connection possible
  *When using the EOS Utility 2.12.0, you will need to download and install ". NET Framework 3.5".
  For more information, click here
x : This is non-compliant.
 
Canon DSLR Windows 8 Compatibility
* 1 When using the EOS Utility 2.12.0, you will need to download and install ". NET Framework 3.5". In an environment where ". NET Framework 3.5" is not installed, EOS Utility We will not start.
 
* 2 To automatically start the EOS Utility 2.12.0, you must set up the Windows 8 "Auto-Play" feature. Set up information here.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 12/28/2012 9:48:06 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
While not exactly recent, the two interviews below were published in English only a few days ago. During photokina, Megapixel.co.il interviewed both Canon and Nikon about new products, product differentiation, and product development.
 
Canon Interview:
 

 
Synopsis from MegaPixel.co.il:

  • Richard Shepherd explained in a few words in the interview about project 1709 (the name is actually the date of the beta announcement). The project is invitation only at this stage.
  • The events in Japan in 2011 had a lot of influence on the actual launch of the 1D-X – Canon used the time to tweak and improve the finished product.
  • Regarding the delays in launching some of the long telephoto lenses – Canon states that it was important to reach full production capability as to not cause delays later on.
  • For Canon – the 6D is the idea travel camera. Although there might be other target audiences for the 6D – people who travel and like a quality camera they can carry are very high on the list.
  • The 6D will not be the only DSLR wit GPS and WIFI but don't expect every model from now on to come with these features.
  • Although we asked – we didn't get a direct answer whether or not the EOS-M can be fitted with and external digital viewfinder and if it can – does Canon has any plans to do so.
  • According to Canon, Pro photographers do not trust digital viewfinders and so for pro cameras, optical viewfinders are here to stay.
  • Adding a focus limiter in the camera is possible technically, however Mike Owen explained that so far Canon did not receive substantial enough request for this feature from its costumers.
  • The APS-H format is not necessarily dead – this actually depends on the market and the consumer needs.
  • The eye-control-focus technology (used for example in the Canon EOS-3) is gone, but it might return again in the future. In the past some photographers liked it but some didn't so its an open issue.
  • Don't expect a road map from Canon for its EOS-M lenses (unlike Sony, Samsung, Fuji, Panasonic etc.). Canon is going to focus on what it feels are the right lenses for this format (i.e. mostly compact lenses).

Nikon Interview:
 

 
Things covered in the interview with Dirk Jasper:

  • Target markets for the Nikon D600 and D800
  • Similarities/differences between the D600 and D800
  • Why AF points cannot extend to the edges of viewfinder
  • Additional costs of full-frame camera production
  • External vs internal GPS and WiFi
  • The omission of articulated screens in "pro" cameras
  • The possibility of electronic viewfinders in DSLRs
  • What Jasper believes is the biggest revolution in photography in the last two years (Nikon 1 system)
  • The future of photographic tools in the next two years

Post Date: 12/28/2012 9:09:53 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Post Date: 12/28/2012 8:12:08 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Through December 31, use the appropriate promotion codes at AdoramaPix to save 40% on the following items:

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