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 Thursday, August 22, 2013
Canon Announces Four PowerShot Cameras
From Canon USA:
 
New Advanced Point-and-Shoot Lineup Includes the PowerShot G16, S120 and SX510 HS with Built-In Wi-Fi® and the New PowerShot SX170 IS Offers a Long Zoom in a Compact Camera Body
 
MELVILLE, N.Y., August 22, 2013 - Adding to its trademark line of esteemed digital cameras, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the release of four new feature-packed PowerShot digital cameras: the PowerShot G16, PowerShot S120, PowerShot SX510 HS and PowerShot SX170 IS. Designed to help photo enthusiasts create high-quality images and videos, these cameras feature advanced DIGIC imaging technology to deliver superb image quality in portable, compact digital camera bodies. In addition, all four models have the ability to achieve faster autofocusing speeds than was possible with previous PowerShot models. The PowerShot G16 and S120 also feature the new Star mode to help users capture the brilliance of a starry night sky, while the new Background Defocus mode allows users to soften the background of their images for a portraiture look.
 
For the connected photographer, the PowerShot G16, S120 and SX510 HS digital cameras come with built-in Wi-Fi® technology that allows for outstanding quality images and video files to be wirelessly transferred from the camera to social networking sites through CANON iMAGE GATEWAY#, to a PC, or users can upload images to virtually anywhere on their compatible iOS® or Android™ device* with the download of the free Canon CameraWindow app**. The Wi-Fi® setup process has been improved by Canon, making it easier than ever for users to initially setup these cameras. Software no longer needs to be installed onto a user's computer, so all initial setup can be accomplished from the user's smart device or computer, allowing for easy photo sharing on-the-go. Images can also be printed wirelessly using Wireless PictBridgei on select printers, including the Canon PIXMA MG7120 or PIXMA MG5520 Wireless Photo All-In-One printers, so special moments can be preserved and cherished for years to come.
 
"At Canon we are continually inspired to introduce the latest technological advancements to the PowerShot line of digital cameras," said Yuichi Ishizuka, executive vice president and general manager, Imaging Technologies & Communications Group, Canon U.S.A. "Although smartphone camera popularity is continually increasing, the PowerShot line of cameras offers features such as advanced image sensors, high-quality optics, low-light capabilities and extremely fast autofocusing speeds that, when combined, are unrivaled by smartphone technology."
 
PowerShot G16 Digital Camera
The PowerShot G16 digital camera builds upon the success of the PowerShot G15 by utilizing some of Canon's most innovative technologies. The first PowerShot in the G-series to come equipped with built-in Wi-Fi® technology, the G16 has the ability to share images and video to social networking sites such as Facebook®, Twitter®, YouTube®, and Flickr® or via email through the use of CANON iMAGE GATEWAY. Users can also upload images from almost anywhere via their compatible iOS® or Android™ device with the download of the free Canon CameraWindow app.
 
The PowerShot G16 features a 28-140mm wide-angle lens with an aperture range of f/1.8 - f/2.8, which helps while shooting in low-light conditions or for users who want to create a dramatic shallow depth-of-field with soft backgrounds. The G16 is equipped with Canon's HS System, which combines a DIGIC 6 image processor and a 12.1-megapixel High-Sensitivity CMOS image sensor, allowing for enhanced low-light image quality.
 
With improved AF times and reduced shooting lag over previous G-series models, the advancements to Canon's AF system help ensure users never miss a shot. Continuous shooting speeds of up to 9.3 frames-per-second are possible with the PowerShot G16, allowing users to capture images in full resolution as they happen***. The G16 also captures 1080p/60p Full HD video, and includes a built-in stereo microphone and an HDMI output so users have the ability to view videos on their HDTV.
 
The PowerShot G16 also features new shooting modes to capture breathtaking images day or night. The new Star mode gives users the ability to capture the brilliance and wonder of the night sky through the use of three scene modes. "Star Nightscape" lets users shoot the radiance of stars in a landscape image, while the "Star Trails" mode captures trails of stars to turn them into a luminous still image. "Star Time Lapse Movie" captures continuous still images of the stars and then combines each to create a stunning video replicating the motion of the stars in the night sky.
 
In addition, the camera's creative handheld HDR Scene mode automatically combines multiple shots of a scene to help create an image with a greater dynamic range without the necessity for a tripod. HDR Scene mode includes Natural, Art Bold, Art Embossed, Art Standard and Art Vivid options.
 
For photographers who want the convenience and ease-of-use of a compact camera with the feel of a DSLR, the PowerShot G16 features dials and controls similar to those on Canon's EOS Digital SLR cameras. It is also compatible with Canon Speedlite flashes and select accessories.
 
The PowerShot G16 is scheduled to be available in October 2013 for an estimated retail price of $549.99.
 
PowerShot S120 Digital Camera
Succeeding the PowerShot S110, the pocket-sized PowerShot S120 digital camera continues the tradition of built-in Wi-Fi® technology that allows for images and video to be shared to social networking sites or via email through the CANON iMAGE GATEWAY. Users can also download the free Canon CameraWindow app to their compatible iOS® or Android™ device and upload images from virtually anywhere.
 
The PowerShot S120 features a sharp 24-120mm extra-wide angle lens with an aperture range of f/1.8-f/5.7. It is equipped with Canon's HS System, which combines a DIGIC 6 image processor and a 12.1-megapixel High-Sensitivity CMOS image sensor allowing for enhanced low-light image quality. The advancements to Canon's AF system allow users to achieve significantly faster autofocusing speeds. The S120 allows for continuous capture of up to 12.1 frames per secondii at 12.1-megapixels. The camera also records 1080p/60p Full HD video and includes a built-in stereo microphone and convenient playback via HDMI output.
 
Multiple creative shot modes such as the new Star mode, Background Defocus mode, and handheld HDR Scene mode give users the ability to create images they will be proud to share. Smart AUTO technology selects 58 different pre-defined scenes without the need to switch modes, making it possible to take beautiful images in a variety of situations.
 
The PowerShot S120 is scheduled be available in October 2013 for an estimated retail price of $449.99.
 
PowerShot SX510 HS Digital Camera
The compact PowerShot SX510 HSiii digital camera incorporates a 30x optical zoom 24mm wide-angle lens, Intelligent IS technology for sharp, vivid images, a 12.1 megapixel CMOS sensor and Canon DIGIC 4 Image Processor that allows users to capture high-quality images. The camera also records 1080p Full HD video. The SX510 HS is equipped with built-in Wi-Fi® technology so that images and videos can be shared with friends and family wirelessly on social networking sites or via email through the use of CANON iMAGE GATEWAY. Users can also upload images from almost anywhere via their compatible iOS® or Android™ device with the download of the free Canon CameraWindow app.
 
The camera's Zoom Framing Assist feature automatically maintains the correct distance from the subject using a face recognition sensor to track and capture subjects for sharp still and video images. Upgraded from previous PowerShot models, the AF speed helps dramatically reduce lag time so that perfect shot will be captured with ease.
 
The PowerShot SX510 HS is scheduled to be available in September 2013 for an estimated retail price of $249.99.
 
PowerShot SX170 IS Digital Camera
The PowerShot SX170 IS digital camera offers a long zoom in a compact camera body at an affordable price. The camera's 16x optical zoom with 28mm wide-angle lens and Optical Image Stabilization captures clear, vivid images whether a subject is up close or far away. Featuring High-Speed AF and Intelligent IS system that provides smooth video and sharp images via six stabilization modes, the SX170 IS operates with a DIGIC 4 Image Processor and a 16.0-megapixel sensor to create high-quality images. With 720p HD video capability, users can shoot still and video images and view both via an HDTV using an HDMI connector.
 
Complete with Smart AUTO technology, the PowerShot SX170 IS automatically selects the optimal settings from 32 predefined shooting situations, which helps the user to capture the best image possible. Powered by a new lithium-ion battery that provides efficient battery life, the SX170 IS has a 3.0-inch LCD screen and an ergonomic body allowing users to comfortably hold the camera.
 
The PowerShot SX170 IS digital camera is scheduled be available in September 2013 for an estimated retail price of $179.99.
 
For more information about the PowerShot G16, S120, SX510 HS, and SX170 IS digital camera models please visit: www.usa.canon.com/powershot.
 
Adorama has the new Canon PowerShot digital cameras available for preorder:

Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 8/22/2013 12:00:32 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Nikon SB-910 Speedlight Flash
eBay (via photovideo4less - 99.6% positive feedback) has the Nikon SB-910 Speedlight Flash available for $464.95 with free shipping. Compare at $546.95.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 8/21/2013 1:11:10 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EOS 6D DSLR Camera
eBay (via BigValueInc) has the Canon EOS 6D DSLR Camera available for $1,499.99 with free shipping. Compare at $1,999.00.
 
Caveat Emptor: BigValueInc's positive feedback rating is at 98.3%. We received information that some buyers received the wrong product when purchasing from this merchant. Be sure to keep all supporting documents if taking advantage of this offer.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 8/21/2013 12:57:13 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Rokinon 24mm f/3.5 Tilt Shift Lens
If you don't mind seeing a different name on your Samyang 24mm f/3.5 Tilt Shift Lens ($999.00), you can pick up the Rokinon 24mm f/3.5 Tilt Shift Lens for $130.00 less - just $869.00 with free shipping.
Post Date: 8/21/2013 12:43:00 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EOS 70D with EF-S 18-135mm IS STM Lens
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 8/21/2013 10:13:47 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Nikon D5200 DSLR Camera Kit
eBay (via AdoramaCamera) has the Refurbished Nikon D5200 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm VR Lens available for $574.99 with free shipping. Compare at $796.95.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 8/21/2013 9:25:42 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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From Nikon:
 
COOLPIX L28 Firmware 1.1
 
Modifications enabled in this version

  • An issue that, in some rare cases, prevented the camera from turning on, or prevented operation, has been resolved.

Download
COOLPIX L28 Firmware 1.1 - Windows | Macintosh
 
COOLPIX S3400 Firmware 1.1
 
Modifications enabled in this version

  • An issue that, in some rare cases, prevented the camera from turning on, or prevented operation, has been resolved.

Download
COOLPIX S3400 Firmware 1.1 - Windows | Macintosh
 
COOLPIX S3500 Firmware 1.1
 
Modifications enabled in this version

  • An issue that, in some rare cases, prevented the camera from turning on, or prevented operation, has been resolved.

Download
COOLPIX S3500 Firmware 1.1 - Windows | Macintosh
 
COOLPIX S4300 Firmware 1.2
 
Modifications enabled in this version

  • An issue that, in some rare cases, prevented the camera from turning on, or prevented operation, has been resolved.

Download
COOLPIX S4300 Firmware 1.1 - Windows | Macintosh
 
COOLPIX S4400 Firmware 1.1
 
Modifications enabled in this version

  • An issue that, in some rare cases, prevented the camera from turning on, or prevented operation, has been resolved.

Download
COOLPIX S4400 Firmware 1.1 - Windows | Macintosh
 
COOLPIX S5200 Firmware v1.1
 
Modifications enabled in this version

  • The Wireless Mobile Utility's Take photos mode can now be used to take pictures with the camera (download pictures as they are taken), enabling shooting by pressing the camera's shutter-release button directly. The Wireless Mobile Utility, installed on a smart device, can now be used to automatically download pictures taken with the camera and saved to the camera's memory card to the smart device. The Wireless Mobile Utility Ver. 1.2.0 or later is required to use this function.
  • An issue that, in some rare cases, prevented the camera from turning on, or prevented operation, has been resolved.

Download
COOLPIX S5200 Firmware v1.1 - Windows | Macintosh
 
COOLPIX S6400 Firmware v1.1
 
Modifications enabled with this version:

  • An issue that, in some rare cases, prevented the camera from turning on, or prevented operation, has been resolved.

Download
COOLPIX S6400 Firmware v1.1 - Windows | Macintosh
 
COOLPIX S6500 Firmware v1.1
 
Modifications enabled with this version:

  • The Wireless Mobile Utility's Take photos mode can now be used to take pictures with the camera (download pictures as they are taken), enabling shooting by pressing the camera's shutter-release button directly. The Wireless Mobile Utility, installed on a smart device, can now be used to automatically download pictures taken with the camera and saved to the camera's memory card to the smart device. The Wireless Mobile Utility ver. 1.2.0 or later is required to use this function.
  • An issue that, in some rare cases, prevented the camera from turning on, or prevented operation, has been resolved.

Download
COOLPIX S6500 Firmware v1.1 - Windows | Macintosh
 
COOLPIX S9300 Firmware v1.3
 
Modifications enabled with this version:

  • An issue that, in some rare cases, prevented the camera from turning on, or prevented operation, has been resolved.

Download
COOLPIX S9300 v1.3 - Windows | Macintosh
 
Adorama carries the Nikon COOLPIX L28, S6500, S5200 & S3500 digital cameras.

Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 8/21/2013 8:27:24 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EOS Rebel T3 Kit
Adorama has the Refurbished Canon EOS Rebel T3 DSLR with 18-55 IS Lens available for $339.00 with free shipping. Compare at $449.00 new.
 
Need more info? Check out our review of the Canon EOS Rebel T3.
Post Date: 8/21/2013 8:05:27 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM Lens
Adorama has the Refurbished Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM Lens available for $239.00 with free shipping. Compare at $479.00 new.
 
Check out our full review of the Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM lens for more information.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 8/21/2013 7:59:30 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Nikon D90 DSLR Camera with AF-S 18-105mm VR Lens
Adorama has the Nikon D90 DSLR Camera with AF-S NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR DX Lens available for $599.00 with free shipping and 4% Rewards. Compare at $799.00.
 
You'll receive a free SanDisk 16GB Ultra SDHC Class 10 UHS-I 30 MB/s Memory Card with this purchase.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 8/21/2013 7:55:31 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Nikon D5200 DSLR Camera
eBay (via 6ave) has the Nikon D5200 DSLR Camera available for $580.03 with free shipping. Compare at $696.95.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 8/20/2013 1:27:03 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Nikon D600 DSLR Camera with AF-S 24-85mm VR Lens
eBay (via AdoramaCamera) has the Refurbished Nikon D600 DSLR Camera with AF-S 24-85mm ED VR Lens available for $1,599.99 with free shipping. Compare at $2,396.95 new.
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From Tamron USA:
 
Participants creatively photograph garden-themed macro images and set up an exhibit at Tamron's MyPhotoExhibits.com for a chance to win the new award-winning Tamron SP 90mm Di VC USD Macro Lens
 
August 20, 2013, Commack, N.Y. - Tamron USA will celebrate World Photography Day with photo enthusiasts across the country with Tamron's "Garden Macro" photography contest. World Photography Day dates back to the invention of the daguerreotype process and the later proclamation of the French government, stating that the invention was a gift "Free to the World" on August 19, 1839.
 
Contest entrants will creatively photograph garden-themed macro images and set-up an exhibit at Tamron's unique 3D virtual online sharing experience, MyPhotoExhibits.com, between August 19 and September 19, 2013. Tamron will pick the best overall exhibit based on image quality and creativity. The winner will receive the award-winning Tamron SP 90mm F/2.8 Di VC USD Macro 1:1 VC USD (value $749).
 
Rules
The Tamron "Garden Macro" photography contest is open to users of any photographic equipment who reside in the USA and are at least 18 years old. The exhibit must be set up at by September 19, 2013 and must contain at least 8 images as they relate to topic of Garden Macro photography and use the new "Garden Patio" furniture/ceiling option. All exhibits must be named "Tamron Garden Macro Contest" or the entry will not qualify. For complete rules, please visit the Tamron Garden Macro Contest Page.
 
Adorama carries Tamron lenses.
Category: Tamron News
Post Date: 8/20/2013 10:29:40 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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Yesterday we posted a 25% off deal - but here's one even better. Use promotion code PXB2SCHOOL at AdoramaPix to get 35% off all photo books.
Post Date: 8/20/2013 9:08:48 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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LensRentals now has the 5D Mark III with Magic Lantern (capable of RAW video) available for rent.
 
From LensRentals:
 
This camera’s firmware has been altered to shoot RAW video. It will still function normally otherwise, but we’re renting it as a RAW-hacked camera.
 
The Canon EOS 5D Mark III Magic Lantern RAW Hack Kit includes everything you’ll need to get started shooting RAW video with the Canon 5D III. Key features include:

  • RAW Hack Firmware (08/06/13)
  • Expanded Video Features: Magic Lantern gets you the most out of your camera by unlocking professional features like peaking / zebra filters, superb audio controls, and even a built-in intervalometer for making time lapses.
  • Requirements: Recording RAW video requires incredibly fast CompactFlash cards. Lexar 128GB 1000x cards are currently the only cards we carry fast enough for RAW recording. This kit includes one of the Lexar cards, but more can be rented here.

Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 8/20/2013 8:46:19 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EOS 700D (Rebel T5i) DSLR Camera
For a limited time, DigitalRev has the Canon EOS 700D (Rebel T5i) DSLR Camera available for $649.00. Compare at $749.00.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 8/20/2013 7:54:24 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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From Nikon:
 
Modifications enabled with version 2.8.0 (apply to both the Windows and Macintosh):

  • Support for the COOLPIX L620 has been added.
  • GeoTag in the toolbar has been changed to Map. In addition, GPS data and GPS information have been renamed Location data.
  • The following support has been added for Motion Snapshots.
  • Slideshow function
  • When Short Movie Creator or Movie Editor is selected from the Open With... option in the File menu, users can now choose Movies (MOV) and JPEG images or Movies (MOV). However, to choose one of the above, Short Movie Creator or Movie Editor must be registered in Open With > Register... > Open with Application beforehand.
  • An Add/Edit Directional option has been added to the Map toolbar.
  • A Merge Altitude Log with Track Log... option has been added to the Log Matching item. A location log saved with a camera, mobile phone, or other commercially available satellite navigation system receiver capable of acquiring location data can now be merged with an altitude (barometer) and depth log* saved using a Nikon digital camera.
  • Altitude (barometer) and depth logs are recorded by Nikon digital cameras equipped with barometers or depth gauges.

Additional modifications to the Windows version:

  • Installation of QuickTime is no longer required.
  • Frame rate options of 50 fps and 60 fps are now available for movies created using the Create Movie... item in the Nikon Movie Editor File menu and output at a size of 1280 x 720 (16:9) and 1920 x 1080 (16:9). However, the following two requirements apply when 50 fps or 60 fps is selected for Frame rate:.
  • Only movies have been added to the storyboard (no still images)
  • An option other than MOV (MotionJPEG/Linear PCM) is selected for File type:

Additional modifications to the Macintosh version:

  • Image display with the slideshow function is now compatible with Retina Display.

Download:
Nikon View NX v2.8.0 - Windows 32bit | Windows 64bit | Macintosh

Posted to: Nikon News
Category: Nikon ViewNX
Post Date: 8/20/2013 7:05:48 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon PIXMA MG6320 White Wireless All-In-One Inkjet Printer
For today only, the Canon Store has the PIXMA MG6320 White Wireless All-In-One Inkjet Printer available for $99.00 with free shipping. Compare at $134.00.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 8/20/2013 6:44:19 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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