Canon, Nikon and Sony News for Nov 2012 (Page 10) Report News & Deals  ►

 Monday, November 19, 2012
Canon has released a notice announcement regarding projected dividends for the year ending December 31, 2012.
Posted to: Canon News
Category: Canon USA News
Post Date: 11/19/2012 7:03:52 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Dell has the Nikon D3200 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm VR Lens, DSLR Camera Case and Nikon Wu-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter available for $599.99.
Note: The Nikon Wu-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter is a $58.00 value on its own.
 Sunday, November 18, 2012
B&H is offering a Nikon D600 DSLR Camera Kit for $1,996.95 with free shipping that includes $114.83 in free accessories:

  • Lowepro Rezo 170 AW Camera Shoulder Bag
  • SanDisk 16 GB SDHC Memory Card Extreme Pro Class 10 UHS-I
  • Pearstone EN-EL15 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack

The camera kit also qualifies for the 2% Rewards program.

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Post Date: 11/18/2012 9:34:32 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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Post Date: 11/18/2012 9:22:11 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Saturday, November 17, 2012
Good news - the following Canon gear is now (finally) fully in stock:
Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS II USM Lens: B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS II USM Lens: B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Canon EOS M: B&H | Adorama | Amazon
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Post Date: 11/17/2012 9:24:35 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Friday, November 16, 2012
From Canon USA:
Company Receives Numerous Awards in 2012 Including a Technology & Engineering Emmy® Award
LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., November 15, 2012 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is proud to mark 2012 as another award-winning year. Customers and publications are praising Canon across various product segments for quality, innovation and customer support. The business world has taken note of Canon's dedication to environmental issues and industry-leading practices. This year, Canon was selected as one of Interbrand's 50 Best Global Green Brands 2012 (ranking number 29) while also placing among the top five companies in the computer industry on Fortune magazine's 2012 World's Most Admired Companies list.
Additional key awards and industry recognitions received by Canon include the Readers' Choice Award for Service and Reliability in the digital camera and printer categories for the ninth consecutive year, and for camcorders for the past two years; placement in the Leaders Quadrant of the 2012 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Managed Print Services Worldwide1 report; and for the fourth consecutive year, BenchmarkPortal's2 Center of Excellence certification, demonstrating Canon's dedication to providing comprehensive service and support to customers.
"We are extremely pleased to have received so many awards and industry recognitions from various industry organizations spanning product review, customer service and corporate initiatives," said Bunji Yano, senior director and general manager, Corporate Communications, Canon U.S.A. "These awards and recognitions exemplify our commitment to not only providing high-quality products and services, but also our dedication to our customers and the environment as well."
Maintaining status as an industry leader and continuing to earn accolades from the top industry publications continued throughout 2012 across all Canon product lines. As in years past, 2012 was no different for Canon cameras and lenses as honors were earned by entry-level point-and-shoot cameras up to professional DSLR and video cameras.
New for this year, Canon is extremely proud to announce that the Company will receive a 2012 Technology & Engineering Emmy® award in the category "Improvements to Large Format CMOS Imagers for Use in High Definition Broadcast Video Cameras." The CMOS image sensor debuted in the Cinema EOS system line in November 2011 and has helped bring digital cinema closer to the superb aesthetics associated with 35 mm motion picture film. The Cinema EOS line took home numerous honors including the Digital Video Black Diamond award from Digital Video Magazine and the EOS C500 4K Digital Cinema Camera won the Pick Hit award from Broadcast Engineering.
Canon's input-to-output capabilities were highlighted with awards granted to several cameras. The PowerShot G1 X digital camera won Outside magazine's Gear of the Year award and named the EOS Rebel T3 and T3i to their best digital cameras list., a division of USA TODAY, named the EOS-1D X DSLR camera Best Ultra High-End and Best Overall Camera and presented the Best Value System for Video award to the EOS Rebel T4i DSLR camera. Additionally, numerous Canon printers were the recipients of awards throughout 2012 including the PIXMA PRO-1 that won the Gold Award from DP Review and the PIXMA MG6220 that CNET named to their best all-in-one printers list.
Canon's line of scanners, Multifunction Printers (MFP) and Large Format Printers received awards for various products. The imageFORMULA P-215 Personal Document Scanner was the 2012 Editors' Choice and received the title of "best scanner" along with the CanonScan LiDE110 Color Image Scanner. The 2012 Top Products Awards from My Print Resource named 17 imagePROGRAF printers to their list including the imagePROGRAF iPF760, iPF6300S, and the iPF825 MFP, and BERTL named the Canon FAXPHONE L100 to its Best Spring Awards list. Continuing to offer consumers efficient products, the Canon imageCLASS MF5950dw (as tested with its wired interface), MF5960dn, MF8380Cdw (as tested with its wired interface) and imageRUNNER 1750 MFP were all awarded the Summer 2012 Buyers Laboratory "Outstanding Achievement in Energy Efficiency" award.
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Category: Canon USA News
Post Date: 11/16/2012 2:53:35 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
B&H has the Refurbished Canon EOS 60D DSLR Camera available for $699.00 with free shipping. Compare at $899.00 new.
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Post Date: 11/16/2012 2:05:57 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Amazon has the Vanguard "The Heralder" 38 Messenger Bag available as a Lightning Deal for $99.99. Compare at $145.12.
Post Date: 11/16/2012 1:31:18 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
B&H has the Gura Gear Kiboko 30L Backpack available for $379.00 with free shipping. Regularly $429.00.
Post Date: 11/16/2012 10:31:05 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Woot has the Canon EOS Rebel T3 Digital SLR & 18-55mm IS II Lens for $399.00. Compare at $499.00. (thanks Joe)
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Post Date: 11/16/2012 9:42:01 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
eBay (via BigValueInc) has the Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR Camera available for $2,886.06. Compare at $3,299.00.
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Post Date: 11/16/2012 9:19:56 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
eBay (via GetItDigital) has the Nikon D7000 DSLR Camera and 18-55mm AF-S DX VR Lens available for $1,033.00 with free shipping.
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Post Date: 11/16/2012 9:12:41 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
From Datacolor:
Join us for a webinar on Video and Color for Photographers
Recent DSLR cameras shoot excellent video, but there are a lot of issues to consider before jumping into the DSLR video world. This webinar outlines those considerations, to give still photographers a better idea of what is involved to enter this exciting new field. Join us, Tuesday, November 20th from 3PM-4PM EDT, as Datacolor Experts David Saffir and C. David Tobie provide an exploration of the hardware, software and knowledge involved in the move into motion, as well as some consideration of the value this can add to your work.
An interactive Q&A will take place throughout the webinar to answer any questions you may have.
One lucky webinar guest will win a free Spyder4PRO!
Title: Video and Color for Photographers
Date: Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Time: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM EDT
Register for the webinar here.
B&H carries Datacolor products.
Category: Datacolor News
Post Date: 11/16/2012 8:05:35 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Post Date: 11/16/2012 7:52:01 AM CT   Posted By: Sean

From Lytro:
Lytro Unveils Perspective Shift and Living Filters for New Ways to Experience Living Pictures
Mountain View, Calif. – November 15, 2012 – Lytro Inc., creator of the world’s first consumer light field camera, announced today it will unveil a new light field technology capability for the Lytro camera with Perspective Shift as well as new creative tools with Living Filters. These features will be available to customers starting December 4th via a free Lytro Desktop software update.
Perspective Shift lets Lytro photographers interactively change the point of view in a picture after it has been taken. On a computer or mobile device, viewers can move the living picture in any direction – left, right, up, down and all around. When pictures are shared to the web, Facebook and Twitter, friends can experience Perspective Shift without needing any special software. Perspective Shift also works retroactively on any light field pictures previously taken with a Lytro camera.
“By capturing the light field, the Lytro camera lets photographers achieve things that were never before possible. The first groundbreaking capability was focusing pictures after they were taken and now we are excited to offer Perspective Shift, which brings living pictures to life in an entirely new way,” said Ren Ng, founder and executive chairman of Lytro.
“The new Perspective Shift from Lytro is fun and artistic! I've had a wonderful time running around with my Lytro camera to grab little scenes and bend them into this new way of seeing living photos. The idea that you can take any little scene and make it like interactive Matrix-bullet-time is really cool," said Trey Ratcliff, renowned landscape photographer and Lytro pro-shooter team member.
In addition to Perspective Shift, Lytro announced a new way to enhance light field pictures with Living Filters. With a single click, Lytro photographers will be able to apply one of nine interactive filters to their pictures and change the look of the picture based on light field depth. Unlike traditional digital photo filters, Living Filters create additional effects as viewers interact with a picture. Living Filters is a free update to Lytro Desktop and works on all Lytro light field pictures, including retroactively.
New Living Filters:

  • Carnival: Twist and distort your picture as you refocus and change perspective as if you’re in a funhouse of mirrors.
  • Crayon: Add a touch of color to a monochrome version of your picture. Click to focus and add color into your scene, or change your perspective and add color back into your scene as you explore.
  • Glass: Put a sheet of virtual glass into your scene. Everything in front of where you click will be unchanged, and everything behind will appear to be behind a piece of frosted glass.
  • Line Art: Reduce your scene to a grayscale outline, seeing more detailed lines where you refocus.
  • Mosaic: Create a tiled mosaic in the out-of-focus parts of your scene as you click or change your perspective.
  • Blur+: Significantly enhance the amount of blur in the out-of-focus parts of your scene.
  • Pop: Make parts of your scene pop out with extra detail and vibrancy when those areas are clicked.
  • Film Noir: Add a moody and stylized black and white look to your pictures, with a little bit of extra detail and color where you click.
  • 8-Track: Bring back the ‘70s with this filter that adds an aged, vignetted look to your pictures. Click to un-age parts of your scene and see them come back to life, disco suit not required.

“Having the ability to play with tiles of your living pictures while you refocus with Mosaic or to give an evening shot more drama with Film Noir will let Lytro camera owners and their friends and family have even more fun with the light field and the living pictures it creates,” said Eric Cheng, director of photography at Lytro.
To view Lytro pictures and get more information on Perspective Shift and Living Filters, visit these picture galleries:
Perspective Shift Gallery:
Living Filters Gallery:
The Lytro camera Learn Page:
Amazon carries Lytro cameras.

Post Date: 11/16/2012 7:36:23 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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