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 Thursday, April 12, 2012
From Canon USA:
 
New Firmware Enhances Canon XF-Series Camcorders, Supporting Popular Broadcast Recording Format
 
New Firmware Enables 1440 x 1080 35mbps Recording at 60i or 50i for Canon's XF305, XF300, XF105, and XF100 Professional Camcorders
 
LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., April 12, 2012 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced a new firmware update for all four models of the Company's XF-series professional camcorders, enabling a new 35mbps recording mode. The new firmware enables a highly utilized recording mode, popular with many major news broadcast corporations, capturing 1440 x 1080 HD video at 35mbps at 60i or 50i. This format is designed to help the camcorders seamlessly align with standard workflows used by many major news broadcast organizations. Once the firmware is installed, the recording mode will be accessed through the regular mode selection menu on the camcorder and the frame rate will be automatically selected, dependent on the camcorder's PAL or NTSC setting. All previously supported XF-series video resolutions and frame rates will remain available in addition to the newly supported recording format.
 
"We are happy to continually enhance the capabilities of our products and technologies to meet the needs of professionals in the marketplace. This new firmware will enhance our ability to satisfy the diverse technical needs of broadcast news organizations," stated Yuichi Ishizuka, executive vice president and general manager, Imaging Technologies & Communications Group, Canon U.S.A.
 
The firmware is expected to be available for download at the end of May 2012 for all XF-series camcorders and will be available on the individual product pages through the Canon website.
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Post Date: 4/12/2012 9:06:54 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
From Canon USA:
 
Canon To Exhibit Prototype of 30-Inch 4K Industrial Video Display Currently Under Development at NAB 2012
 
LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., April 12, 2012 – Canon Inc. today announced that the Company is developing a 30-inch, 4K resolution industrial video display*, a prototype of which will be exhibited from April 16 to 19 at the NAB Show 2012, the world's largest international digital event for audio, video, film, broadcast and communications, held in Las Vegas.
 
The prototype to be displayed will provide support for cinema and other video editing processes while also responding to film production needs for consistency and reliability through proprietary Canon high image-quality technology. While detailed specifications and pricing have yet to be finalized, Canon aims to commercialize the display before the end of 2012.
Post Date: 4/12/2012 9:03:13 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Tuesday, April 03, 2012
 Thursday, March 29, 2012
The Canon Speedlite 600EX Flash, without the "-RT", is showing along with the -RT model on Canon UK website (compare).
 
Apparently the 600EX will also be available without the RF feature in some regions. Check your local region to see if you will have access to this model. (thanks Ben)
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Post Date: 3/29/2012 5:40:14 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Friday, March 02, 2012
Canon Inc has made EOS 5D Mark III sample images available. (thanks Phil, Sean)
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Post Date: 3/2/2012 3:13:55 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Canon USA, UK and Inc have issued press releases announcing: Canon EOS System Celebrates 25th Anniversary.
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Post Date: 3/2/2012 2:10:05 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
The Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR Camera UK Press Release fills in more information about the new camera.
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Post Date: 3/2/2012 1:25:40 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Canon USA has the complete specifications list for the Canon EOS 5D Mark III Digital SLR Camera live on their site.
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Post Date: 3/2/2012 1:16:07 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
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Post Date: 3/2/2012 12:08:10 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Monday, February 27, 2012
Canon USA, Canon UK and Canon Inc have announced that the Canon EOS 1D X will be available in late April. Here is Canon USA's announcement:
 
Updated Availability for the EOS-1D X DSLR Camera and Accessories
 
We would like to inform you of an update to the expected availability of the EOS-1D X DSLR Camera and its optional accessories, the WFT-E6A Wireless File Transmitter and GP-E1 GPS Receiver. The camera and accessories are now anticipated to be available at the end of April 2012. We apologize for any inconvenience this delay may cause.
 
Additional Canon EOS 1D X Specs
 
Canon Inc has filled in some of the TBA specs:
 
Weight: approx. 1340 grams for body; approx. 1530 grams with CIPA Camera & Imaging Products Association standards
 
Possible Number of Shots (CIPA Camera & Imaging Products Association standards):
 
View Finder shooting at 73°F/23°C Approx. 1120 shots
View Finder shooting at 32°F/0°C Approx. 860 shots
Live View shooting at 73°F/23°C Approx. 290 shots
Live View shooting at 32°F/0°C Approx. 250 shots
 
Here are the official announcement pages:
 
Canon Inc.
Canon Inc. b
Canon UK (a more-verbose press release)
Canon USA
 
(thanks David & Kaz)
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Post Date: 2/27/2012 8:51:55 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Friday, February 17, 2012
Canon USA has announced that the two new super telephoto lenses, the Canon EF 500mm f/4.0 L IS II USM Lens and Canon EF 600mm f/4.0 L IS II USM Lens, are expected to be available in May 2012
 
"We appreciate your understanding and continued support."
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Post Date: 2/17/2012 9:42:57 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Tuesday, February 07, 2012
Canon has announced three new EF f/2.8 Lens additions to their lineup:
 
Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8 L II USM Lens
Canon EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM Lens
Canon EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM Lens

 
The UK Press Release is also available.
 
I have the review pages loaded onto the site with an addition lens image along with lens specifications included in the comparison tool (the full reviews will of course come after the lenses become available):
 
Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8 L II USM Lens Review
Canon EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM Lens Review
Canon EF 28mm f/2.8 Lens Review
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Post Date: 2/7/2012 2:51:29 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Canon U.S.A. Announces New PIXMA Printers With AirPrint Support
 
LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., February 7, 2012 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging, today announced AirPrint1 support in the PIXMA MX512 and MX432 Wireless2 Office All-In-One inkjet printers. AirPrint enables iPad, iPhone and iPod touch users to wirelessly print photos, email, web pages and documents without the need to install device drivers, saving time and enabling a seamless user experience.
 
AirPrint will be available with the majority of Canon PIXMA Wireless All-In-One inkjet printers launched from this point forward. AirPrint1 works with iPad, iPad 2, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S and iPod touch (3rd generation and later) running using iOS 4.2 or later.
 
All referenced product names, and other marks, are trademarks of their respective owners.
 
Availability, prices, and specifications of all products are subject to change without notice. Actual prices are set by individual dealers and may vary.
 
iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. AirPrint and the AirPrint logo are trademarks of Apple Inc. All other product and brand names are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective companies.
 
1 Printer firmware update may be necessary for AirPrint function. Certain exception may apply. AirPrint functionality requires an iPad, iPhone 3GS or later, or iPod touch 3rd generation or later device running iOS 4.2 or later, and an AirPrint-enabled printer connected to the same network as your iOS device. A printer connected to the USB port of your Mac, PC, AirPort Base Station, or Time Capsule is not supported.
 
2 Wireless printing requires a working network with wireless 802.11b/g or 802.11n capability. Wireless performance may vary based on terrain and distance between the printer and wireless network clients.
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Post Date: 2/7/2012 12:16:33 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
New PowerShot Lineup Enables Photographers To Stay Connected While Capturing Legendary Canon Image Quality
 
Highlighted Features include Wi-Fi, Powerful Optical Zoom and Ruggedness
 
LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., February 7, 2012 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the addition of four PowerShot digital cameras: the ELPH 530 HS, ELPH 320 HS, SX260 HS, and D20. Photographers no longer have to sacrifice image quality for the ability to instantly share images and videos with the use of the PowerShot ELPH 530 HS and ELPH 320 HS Wi-Fi enabled cameras. The PowerShot SX260 HS camera puts Canon's amazing optical reach into a pocket sized camera, with a 20x optical zoom (25mm to 500mm) letting you pull subjects in close. Designed for the adventurous photographer looking to take spectacular photos, the rugged PowerShot D20 camera is ideally suited for the backpacker, snowboarder or tropical-traveler.
 
"Canon wants to help people capture the best images possible with the ability to quickly and easily share them with the world. With new PowerShot features such as Wi-Fi connectivity, people can quickly upload and share images on social networks," said Yuichi Ishizuka, executive vice president and general manager, Imaging Technologies & Communications Group, Canon U.S.A. "Whether it's a powerful zoom, Wi-Fi or waterproof features, our new PowerShot lineup empowers people to be creative with their photography. There are good enough images and there are great images, we always aim to help people capture the best images."
 
Mobile Sharing with Excellent Image Quality
 
The Wi-Fi functionality built into the two ELPH models allow for a variety of connection options to help photographers share, upload, or back-up images. Users can connect directly to a wireless network from their camera to upload photos and videos to the Canon iMAGE GATEWAYi, an online service that lets registered users store images to an online album, and then post their content to social networks such as Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.
 
In March, the Canon CameraWindow application is expected to be available on the Apple App Store for the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch (ii) to further enhance the connectivity options. With this App, users can transfer and save images and videos from the camera to compatible iOS devices, which can then be directly uploaded to Facebook and YouTube or emailed. Photos and videos can also be shared on-the-spot with friends and family by transmitting to another current Wi-Fi-enabled Canon camera as well. A similar app is expected to be available in May for Android devices.
 
Canon PowerShot ELPH 530 HS Digital Camera
 
The flagship of the ELPH line, the .78 inches thick ELPH 530 HS camera has the classic style of the original ELPH design while also being Wi-Fi enabled and packing an amazing 12x optical zoom lens to capture great shots from a distance. Canon's HS SYSTEM has been included where the 10-megapixel high-sensitivity CMOS sensor will work in tandem with the camera's DIGIC 5 image processor to help produce high-quality images in low-light conditions. The ELPH 530 HS will also shoot 1080p Full HD video helping capture footage in crystal clear clarity. This new model sports a 3.2-inch LCD touch screen for simple and intuitive operation and menu navigation, Smart AUTO scene selection with 58 scenes, Face ID for optimal images of up to 12 registered subjects and the Intelligent Image Stabilization (IS) function. The camera will be available in black or white for an estimated retail price of $349.99 and is expected to ship in April.
 
Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS Digital Camera
 
The Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS camera makes the perfect on-the-go camera for the young and active photographer, with Wi-Fi connectivity for easy uploading of memorable moments. The HS SYSTEM has also been included on this model with the 16.1 megapixel high-sensitivity CMOS and DIGIC 5 image processor working together to produce high-quality, low-light images. For those users who value high-quality video, the camera has 1080p Full HD capabilities as well. A 5x-Optical Zoom 24mm wide-angle lens will help expand the shooting capabilities of the camera and a 3.2-inch LCD touch screen for simple and intuitive operation and menu navigation. This camera will also feature Smart AUTO scene selection with 58 scenes and Face ID in addition to Intelligent IS. The camera will be available in four eye-catching colors (black, silver, blue and red) for an estimated retail price of $279.99 and is expected to ship in March.
 
Canon PowerShot SX260 HS Digital Camera
 
Canon's PowerShot SX260 HS camera delivers a powerful 20x Optical Zoom and 25mm Wide-Angle lens with Optical Image Stabilization delivers stunning images from up close or at a distance and measuring just 1.29-inches thick. The camera's impressive zoom is accompanied by Canon's HS SYSTEM for improved low-light shooting with a 12.1-megapixel high-sensitivity CMOS sensor and DIGIC 5 image processor. Combining this incredible zoom and high-image quality will allow photographers of all levels to capture great photos or 1080p Full HD video up close and at a distance, all in one portable, powerful digital camera. The Smart AUTO scene selection with 58 scenes and Face ID has also been included in this incredibly diverse yet compact device. The camera also includes Intelligent IS and GPS photo tagging with location and elevation information to help plot exactly where your travels have taken you. Adding to the feature-set is High-Speed Burst HQ allowing for approximately 10 high-resolution shots to be captured at a continuous rate at 10.3 frames per second. The camera will be available in three colors - black, green and red - and is expected to be available in March for an estimated retail price of $349.99.
 
Canon PowerShot D20 Digital Camera
 
Waterproof (iii), shock-proof (iv), and freeze-proof(v) the PowerShot D20 is built with the active photographer in mind. Outfitted with an easy-to-access button, the camera enables users to switch from normal photo mode to snow or underwater mode, even with gloves on. To help make the underwater photos as great as those captured on dry land, the camera has a built-in underwater macro mode producing amazing pictures up close while diving or snorkeling. When recording video, the camera includes wind reduction technology to help capture clear audio even in breezy conditions. It touts an impressive array of features including the HS SYSTEM incorporating a 12.1-megapixel high-sensitivity CMOS sensor and DIGIC 4 image processor, 1080p Full HD video and a 5x optical zoom lens. Also included is a 3.0-inch LCD screen, GPS-capabilities allowing users to track their locations and tag each photo with latitude, longitude, and elevation information and Intelligent IS (vi). The PowerShot D20 camera is expected to ship in May 2012 for an estimated retail price of $349.99.
 
† Based on weekly patent counts issued by United States Patent and Trademark Office.
 
All referenced product names, and other marks, are trademarks of their respective owners.
 
Availability, prices, and specifications of all products are subject to change without notice. Actual prices are set by individual dealers and may vary.
 
i Canon iMAGE GATEWAY Online Photo Album available starting February 14, 2012. One-time registration will be required.
ii Compatible with iOS 4.3 or later versions.
iii Down to 33 feet
iv Up to 5 feet
v As low as 14 degrees Fahrenheit
vi GPS functions will not operate while the camera is under water.
 
B&H carries Canon PowerShot Cameras.
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Post Date: 2/7/2012 12:11:30 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Capture Life's Unexpected Moments In Superb Image Quality With Canon U.S.A.'s New, Easy To Use And Re-Designed PowerShot A-series Cameras
 
LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., February 7, 2011 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced six PowerShot A-series digital cameras with improved operability that produce outstanding images and feature a high-quality, stylish re-design in a variety of fashionable colors. Canon's PowerShot A-series models have been instrumental for entry-level users in learning the joys of photography and these new models continue this tradition with features such as 16-megapixel sensor, 720p HD video capture and a 28mm wide-angle lens to capture images of large groups at a family function or of a child on the playground.
 
PowerShot A-series models are known not only for producing high-image quality but also being easy to use as well. For the first time in a PowerShot A-series model, the A4000 IS, A3400 IS and A2400 IS models will feature Intelligent IS so the camera automatically selects the most effective image stabilization mode ensuring users always capture the best results. In addition, all of the models announced today will have the Smart AUTO feature with 32 shooting modes that selects the appropriate camera setting based on the users shooting environment. Additionally, for the first time in a PowerShot camera, each model will have a Help button to provide an explanation of various shooting modes to help the user along the way.
 
"The new additions to Canon's new PowerShot A-series lineup will provide entry-level users with many options to unlock their creativity and capture high-quality images at a budget-friendly price," said Yuichi Ishizuka, executive vice president and general manager, Imaging Technologies & Communications Group, Canon U.S.A.
 
PowerShot A4000 IS and PowerShot A3400 IS Cameras
 
The Canon PowerShot A4000 IS and PowerShot A3400 IS cameras will each have a Genuine Canon Lens with Optical Image Stabilization allowing users to capture up-close details and wide landscapes. For the PowerShot A4000 IS camera, there will be an impressive 8x-Optical Zoom lens, the longest to date for a PowerShot A-series model, and the PowerShot A3400 IS camera will have a 5x-Optical Zoom. In addition, both cameras will have a 3-inch LCD screen; however, the PowerShot A3400 camera's screen will be Touch Panel, another first for a PowerShot A-series model, with Touch Focus and Touch Shutter shooting modes for enhanced camera operation. The PowerShot A4000 IS camera is scheduled to be available in February in black, silver, blue, red and pink for an estimated retail price of $199.99. The PowerShot A3400 IS camera is scheduled to be available in March in black, silver, red and gold for an estimated retail price of $179.99.
 
PowerShot A2400 IS and PowerShot A2300 Cameras
 
The PowerShot A2400 IS and PowerShot A2300 cameras both feature a 5x-Optical Zoom and a 2.7-inch LCD screen. The PowerShot A2400 IS camera will also have Optical Image Stabilization and is scheduled to be available in March in black, silver, blue and pink for an estimated retail price of $159.99. The PowerShot A2300 camera is scheduled to be available in March for an estimated retail price of $149.99 in black, silver, red and blue.
 
PowerShot A1300 and PowerShot A810 Cameras
 
For the more traditional camera user, the PowerShot A1300 camera comes equipped with an optical viewfinder adding to the versatility of this model. Additionally, both the PowerShot A1300 and PowerShot A810 cameras feature a 5x-Optical Zoom lens, 2.7-inch LCD screen and use AA batteries allowing for easy replacement whether at home or on a family vacation. The PowerShot A1300 camera is scheduled to be available in April for an estimated retail price of $119.99, in black and silver. The PowerShot A810 camera is scheduled to be available in April for an estimated retail price of $109.99, in black, silver and red.
 
B&H carries Canon PowerShot Cameras.
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Post Date: 2/7/2012 12:04:33 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Monday, January 09, 2012
The Canon PowerShot G1 X, ELPH 520 HS and ELPH 110 HS Digital Cameras have been announced.
 
You definitely want to read about the large-sensored Canon PowerShot G1 X.
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Post Date: 1/9/2012 9:44:20 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
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Post Date: 1/9/2012 9:23:11 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Tuesday, January 03, 2012
Canon USA has informed me that they expect the new Canon EF 500mm f/4.0 L IS II USM Lens and Canon EF 600mm f/4.0 L IS II USM Lens to be available in April.
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Post Date: 1/3/2012 11:10:34 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
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