• Home >
  • News
  •  > Canon and Nikon News for 2012/02 (Page 7)

Canon and Nikon News for 2012/02 (Page 7) Report News & Deals  ►

 Tuesday, February 07, 2012
Canon has posted six full-resolution Canon EOS 1D X sample photos.
 
ISO settings range from 400 to 1600. Lenses used range from the Canon EF 135mm f/2.0 L USM Lens to the Canon EF 600mm f/4.0 L IS II USM Lens.
 
The images look great with very little noise.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 2/7/2012 12:03:32 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Adorama just started accepting preorders for the just-announced Canon lenses:
 
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
Posted to: Canon News
Category: Canon Preorders
Post Date: 2/7/2012 11:21:15 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Posted to: Canon News
Category: Canon Preorders
Post Date: 2/7/2012 11:07:58 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
B&H just started accepting Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8 L II USM Lens preorders.
 
The expected availability listed for the 24-70 II is April 17 2012. The two new primes are on B&H's site and expected on June 17 2012, but these are not yet available for preorder:
 
Canon EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM Lens at B&H
Canon EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM Lens at B&H
Posted to: Canon News
Category: Canon Preorders
Post Date: 2/7/2012 10:45:53 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Nikon has posted Nikon 1 V1 Firmware Update A:1.11 / B:1.10.
 
Modifications enabled with this firmware upgrade
 
• An issue that sometimes caused images captured using the Speedlight SB-N5 to be over-exposed has been resolved.
 
• When switching from framing photos in the monitor to using the electronic viewfinder, or vice versa, with focus mode set to MF (manual focus) and the display zoomed in, the camera sometimes did not function properly. This issue has been resolved.
 
Nikon has posted Nikon 1 J1 Firmware Update A:1.11 / B:1.10.
 
Modifications enabled with this firmware upgrade
 
• An issue that sometimes caused images captured using the built-in flash to be over-exposed has been resolved.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 2/7/2012 11:01:15 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
B&H is now listing April 25th (2012) as the expected availability date for the Canon EF 500mm f/4.0 L IS II USM Lens and Canon EF 600mm f/4.0 L IS II USM Lens.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 2/7/2012 8:53:03 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
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
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 2/7/2012 2:51:29 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Joy Ride from Sandro:
 

 
Here is the BTS Joy Ride video:
 
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 2/7/2012 3:06:03 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
B&H is accepting Nikon D800 and Nikon D800E DSLR preorders.
 
Adorama is now accepting Nikon D800 and Nikon D800E preorders.
 
Amazon.com is accepting Nikon D800 and D800E DSLR preorders.
 
From Amazon Germany: Nikon D800
 
From Jessops: Nikon D800, D800E and battery grip.
Posted to: Nikon News
Category: Nikon Preorders
Post Date: 2/7/2012 1:11:09 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.
Posted to: Canon News
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.
Posted to: Canon News
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.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 2/7/2012 12:04:33 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Monday, February 06, 2012
Just announced: Nikon D800/D800E DSLR Camera
 
Additional D800/D800E information is available on Nikon's site (warning: audio is auto-enabled on this page).
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 2/6/2012 11:23:20 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
B&H has their new, nicely done, Canon DSLR, Lens and Flash rebates page live.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 2/6/2012 4:42:57 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Post Date: 2/6/2012 1:08:52 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Beach Camera has a few Canon EOS Rebel Deals to share with you:
 
Deal #1
Canon EOS Digital Rebel T3i 18MP SLR Camera with 18-55mm & 55-250mm Lenses plus deluxe gadget bag, a 8GB memory card and the Canon PIXMA PRO9000 Mark II Printer all for $899 AR with free shipping.
 
T3i Bundle
Canon PIXMA PRO9000 Mark II Printer (Rebate Form)
 
Deal #2
Canon EOS Digital Rebel T2i 18MP CMOS Digital SLR with 18-55 IS Lens and 75-300 III Lens + deluxe gadget bag, 8GB memory card and a Canon PIXMA PRO9000 Mark II Printer all for $699 AR with free shipping.
 
T2i Bundle
Canon PIXMA PRO9000 Mark II Printer (Rebate Form)
 
Deal #3
Canon EOS Rebel T2i 18 MP Digital SLR Camera with 3.0-Inch LCD and EF-S 18-55mm IS Lens, deluxe camera case, 16GB memory card, deluxe filter kit and a Canon PIXMA PRO9000 Mark II Printer all for $599 AR with free shipping!
 
T2i Bundle
Canon PIXMA PRO9000 Mark II Printer (Rebate Form)
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 2/6/2012 12:59:18 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Finally! Finally a full frame compatible 24-70mm f/2.8 image stabilized lens has been announced!
 
Tamron has today announced the Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD Lens, featuring a max f/2.8 aperture of the entire focal length range along with ultrasonic drive AF and vibration control.
 
There is no question that a huge demand exists for a lens spec'd as this one. The image quality and autofocus accuracy of this new lens remain the two biggest questions in my mind.
Category: Tamron News
Post Date: 2/6/2012 9:53:07 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Sunday, February 05, 2012
Canon USA has announced another great rebate program featuring double instant savings on lenses when purchased with a Canon EOS 60D, 7D or 5D Mark II DSLR. Here is the list:
 
ModelRebate Amount
Canon EOS 5D Mark II Buy$100.00 - $350.00
Canon EOS 7D Buy$100.00 - $350.00
Canon EOS Rebel T3i / 600D Buy$50.00 - $300.00
Canon EOS Rebel T2i / 550D Buy$50.00 - $300.00
Canon EOS Rebel T3 / 1100D Buy$50.00 - $300.00
Canon EF 8-15mm f/4 L USM Fisheye Lens Buy$100.00 / $200.00
Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8 L II USM Lens Buy$110.00 / $220.00
Canon EF 17-40mm f/4.0 L USM Lens Buy$60.00 / $120.00
Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8 L USM Lens Buy$100.00 / $200.00
Canon EF 70-200mm f/4.0 L IS USM Lens Buy$100.00 / $200.00
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L USM Lens Buy$100.00 / $200.00
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS II USM Lens Buy$200.00 / $400.00
Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 L IS USM Lens Buy$100.00 / $200.00
Canon EF 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 DO IS USM Lens Buy$90.00 / $180.00
Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 L IS USM Lens Buy$110.00 / $220.00
Canon EF 14mm f/2.8 L II USM Lens Buy$160.00 / $320.00
Canon EF 24mm f/1.4 L II USM Lens Buy$120.00 / $240.00
Canon EF 35mm f/1.4 L USM Lens Buy$100.00 / $200.00
Canon EF 50mm f/1.2 L USM Lens Buy$120.00 / $240.00
Canon EF 85mm f/1.2 L II USM Lens Buy$150.00 / $300.00
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 L IS USM Macro Lens Buy$70.00 / $140.00
Canon EF 135mm f/2.0 L USM Lens Buy$75.00 / $150.00
Canon EF 180mm f/3.5 L USM Macro Lens Buy$110.00 / $220.00
Canon EF 300mm f/4.0 L IS USM Lens Buy$90.00 / $180.00
Canon EF 400mm f/5.6 L USM Lens Buy$90.00 / $180.00
Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM Lens Buy$60.00 / $120.00
Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM Lens Buy$65.00 / $130.00
Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM Lens Buy$80.00 / $160.00
Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM Lens Buy$40.00 / $80.00
Canon Speedlite 580EX II Flash Buy$30.00 / $60.00
Canon Speedlite 430EX II Flash Buy$20.00 / $40.00
Canon Speedlite 320EX Flash Buy$25.00 / $50.00
Canon Speedlite 270EX II Flash Buy$10.00 / $20.00
Canon Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX Flash Buy$30.00 / $60.00

 
The rebate forms are available for download, but the forms are not needed as these are instant rebates:
 
Canon Winter 2012 Lens and Flash Rebate Form
Canon Winter 2012 EOS Rebel T3i/T2i/T3 Rebate Form
Canon Winter 2012 EOS 60D Rebate Form
Canon Winter 2012 EOS 7D/5D Mark II Rebate Form
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 2/5/2012 9:00:28 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
    1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 |        Prev Month >>
Bryan Recommends
Using this link to make your B&H purchase supports this site and my family Using this link to make your Adorama purchase supports this site and my family Using this link to make your Amazon purchase supports this site and my family

Please support this site and my family by using the links provided throughout the site to make your purchases
Using this link to make your B&H purchase supports this site and my family
Using this link to make your purchase supports this site and my family
Using this link to make your purchase supports this site and my family
Using this link to place your Beach Camera order supports this site.
Using this link to place your Think Tank Photo order supports this site. Should your order total more than $50.00, Think Tank Photo will send you a free gift with your order if this link is used
Using this link to place your MindShift Gear order supports this site.
Canon Refurbished:
(Like new gear at nicely reduced prices)
B&H Photo
Adorama
Canon Store: DSLRs | Lenses | Flashes
 
Fund New Gear by Selling the Used:
Sell Used Gear at B&H Photo (learn more)
Sell Used Gear at Amazon.com
Support this site by ordering a Lensbaby!

Help | Contact Us | Support Us | Terms of Use | © 2003-2014 The Digital Picture, LLC | Bryan CarnathanPowered By Christ!