Canon, Nikon, and Sony News for Aug 2013

 Friday, August 30, 2013
Canon Professional Network has published an informative article highlighting the PowerShot G16's key features, benefits, technologies and specifications.
 
Adorama has the Canon PowerShot G16 available for preorder.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 8/30/2013 7:08:18 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Thursday, August 29, 2013
Canon EOS 70D results have been added to the site's Image Quality tool. These results show the resolution of the 70D's sensor along with the base level of sharpness Canon has dialed in.
 
The IQ tool link above will load a comparison to the Canon EOS 60D. The 70D is looking very nice against the 60D with just-the-right amount of improved sharpness. Increasing sharpness *can* increase noise levels. I'll have that comparison available for you soon.
 
The other 70D comparison I find interesting is against the Canon EOS Rebel T4i / 650D. I find the T4i images to be slightly oversharpened even with a very low sharpness setting of "1". Look for the halos and jagged edges around the black details in the T4i's ISO 12233 chart test results. The 70D results, again, look just right. And, there is a noticeable resolution increase in subjects with fine details.
 
Add the 70D to Your MP3 Playlist
 
With a fast SDHC card, I am getting 20 frame bursts from the 70D. This camera rocks, so ... rock to the sound of this camera using the following MP3 files. All sounds clips illustrate the max burst rate and buffer depth of the respective cameras:
 
Canon EOS 70D Burst Mode
Burst Comparison: T4i, 60D, 70D and 7D
 
Now In Stock
 
The Canon EOS 70D is now in stock: Adorama | Amazon
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 8/29/2013 12:37:56 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Photoshelter is offering a free guide - Growing Your Portrait Photography Business: Part 1. The first installment focuses on families, kids, and high school seniors.
Post Date: 8/28/2013 11:59:38 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
From Canon:
 
The Canon Digital Learning Center Blog now features regularly updated educational information, tips for imaging enthusiasts and news on Canon products
 
Created for imaging enthusiasts and professionals eager to learn new techniques and get expert advice on a variety of topics, the revamped Canon Digital Learning Center (CDLC) Blog offers the insights they seek.
 
Expert contributors such as Explorers of Light, and Canon Technical Specialists and Advisors, show what the CDLC has to offer firsthand via weekly blog posts. Recent topics include field reports from Canon Live Learning events, protecting camera gear from summer elements, dissecting an EOS C500 Steadicam rig, and a little-known LP-E6 battery management trick.
 
Visit the CDLC Blog at: http://www.learn.usa.canon.com/dlc/blogs/blogentries.spr
Posted to: Canon News
Category: Canon USA News
Post Date: 8/28/2013 11:03:32 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
From Adorama:
 
New York, New York - August 28, 2013 - Adorama, one of the world’s largest photography, video, imaging and electronics retailers, recently launched its brand new photography diffusion and accessories line, Glow by Flashpoint. Adorama’s brand new line of professional studio and on-location lighting modifiers employs advanced technology designed to create perfect editorial and product still life images. Glow by Flashpoint offers softboxes in varying shapes and sizes, including the Grand Softbox in two different sizes, and unique HexaPop products, which combine the flattering diffusion of a softbox with the soft focused light from the reflective, curved surface of an umbrella. All Glow lighting accessories are completely heat resistant and are designed with superior construction and materials, including a super-strength, silver, gridded fabric lining the interior surfaces of the box that adds a crisp quality to the output. Made in Korea, these new lighting accessories from Adorama are available now exclusively in the Adorama store, located at 42 West 18th Street in New York City, and online at Adorama.com at highly competitive prices.
 
Glow - R Series
 
Every Glow - R Series product features removable double diffusers with extremely soft, even light spread that is contrast-balanced. Reinforced support rod pockets, seams and Velcro closures make assembly and setup trouble-free.
 
The unique Glow Grand Softboxes feature a construction of parabolic design, creating a light source that imitates natural sunlight. The highlight/shadow ratio is optimized with a concentrated focus of illumination from the special bowl reflector and reverse umbrella design. Both the 71” and 47” Grand Softboxes combine the strength of a key light while acting as a great reflector, maximizing a single light source into a blaze of directed soft light. The super even coverage is perfect for larger groups and objects. The design features exceptional light efficiency with flattering results.
 
The Glow 71” Grand Softbox optimizes the extreme potential of studio strobes, whether covering live, unpredictable action or simply large-scale location illumination. It can also be used for typical fashion, portrait and beauty photography. The Glow 47” Grand Softbox is perfect for brilliantly lit, full-length fashion, portrait and beauty photography. By adding the gridded outer diffuser shield, photographers can transform the overall wash of sharper light into a less harsh mood.
 
The Glow Strip Rectangle - R Series Softboxes are specifically able to isolate the glow effect, not only used as a directional soft light source but as a specialty rectangular shape in reflective and translucent objects. This unique, oblong softbox comes in three different sizes - 12” x 36”, 16” x 48”, and 30” x 60”. Each of the Glow Strip Rectangle Softboxes creates a tower of light that limits coverage to create a more dramatic effect. They are ideal for photographing people in isolated light treatment where controlled contrast is desired, when working with glass and metallic objects, and when sharper fall-off occurs.
 
Glow Rectangle - R Series Softboxes are designed as the softbox standard for studio and location situations where diffused light is desired. A mainstay for any photographer’s lighting kit, these rectangular softboxes are available in three different sizes: 24” x 36”, 36” x 48”, and 40” x 56”. The remarkably even light covers larger objects in a still life setting and creates smooth fall-off effects when used as an overhead light bank on a boom. The Glow Rectangle - R Series Softboxes from Adorama are also great as a rectangular shape in reflective and translucent objects.
 
Adorama also offers the Glow Square Softbox - R Series, a prime “harder” soft light for studio and location shooting where diffusion is desired but richer contrasts suggest more direct lighting. While rectangular softboxes create a more “open window” look, smaller banks focus more intensity into the scene - making the 28” x 28” square softbox from Glow a must-have lighting solution for any photographer.
 
The ultimate one-source “people” light, the Glow Softbox Octo - R Series combines the strength of a portrait key light while acting as a soft wrap, blending perfectly with additional fill soft lights. Available in three different sizes - 24”, 36” and 60” - the highlight/shadow ratio of Adorama’s octagonal softboxes is optimized with a concentrated focus of illumination from the special bowl reflector and reverse umbrella design. The smallest of the bunch, the 24” adds slightly more “pop” to contrast due to its tight reflector spec, while the 60” is an optimal tool for mastering on-location shoots, imitating natural light.
 
Glow HexaPop - the Marriage of Softboxes and Umbrellas
 
Softboxes diffuse and spread light through baffles and reflection. As the nature of the source light is more widely distributed, the light reaches all surfaces with less contrast, filling in details and shadows at the expense of ill-defined contours. Umbrellas produce soft, focused light from their reflected, curved surfaces. The sharper quality of directional light beams makes for a more seductive treatment of people and skin tones. Light aimed at the umbrella’s center focal point bounces off the internal surfaces at different angles, but leaves the umbrella as parallel rays.
 
The marriage of the softbox to the umbrella, Glow HexaPop lighting solutions offer a parabolic umbrella that does not cast divergent or convergent light, creating more natural, sun-like shadows and fill light. The reflector shape directs all the light in one controllable direction, while the added diffuser softens the light, creating an incredibly flattering result.
 
The Glow HexaPop, available in 20” and 24” sizes, brings flattering, soft and rich color lighting to normally harsh, direct on-camera flash. It can be used as a key light off-camera with a remote trigger, or attached to hot shoe camera automation with a camera bracket and cable. The lightweight HexaPop opens easily and locks to create the perfect reflector diffuser. The ultra-efficient parabolic reflector has virtually no fall-off from edge to edge. Flashpoint engineers use UV-A and UV-R diffuser materials, which are exceptionally heat resistant. The internal silver reflector fabric rivals all other flexible materials, imitating polished lame. A speedlight attaches to the speed ring assembly and aligns almost all brands of flashes.
 
The unique six-sided shape of the HexaPop and narrow profile provides a large 105-degree light spread in a light, space-saving package. The shadows are slight and beautifully graduated. Colors are rich and vibrant without the flat pancake “flashpan” look of direct strobe.
 
Speed Rings
 
Also available in the Glow by Flashpoint collection are the Glow Speed Rings for Bowens and for Balcar/White Lightning. Glow Speed Rings provide 360 degrees of rotation; regardless of which softbox or brand of flash is in use, full control is always achievable.
 
Pricing and Availability
 
Glow by Flashpoint products are now available in the Adorama store, located at 42 West 18th Street in New York City, and online at the Adorama website. Visit Adorama.com to learn more about pricing and availability.
Post Date: 8/28/2013 6:45:30 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Adorama has the Asus Google Nexus 7 Travel Cover (light blue, light gray & pink colors for the original Nexus 7) available for $2.99 with free shipping.
 
I've been using the dark grey travel cover ever since my original Nexus 7 arrived. I'm seriously considering buying a couple more colors just to mix things up a bit. ;-) [Sean]
Category: Google Deals
Post Date: 8/27/2013 8:40:24 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
From LensRentals:
 
This past month we had a TUESDAY sale and so many of you guys took advantage of it. This time we're taking it further! From now, through the end of the year, use promo code EARLYBIRD10 to save 10% on any and all rentals arriving on Mondays OR Tuesdays!
 
The details:

  • Arrival date for the rental must be a Monday or Tuesday (Eligible until December 31st, 2013)
  • Cannot be combined with any other promotions or discounts.
  • Discount only applies to rentals

To support this site, click on the appropriate product review and then click the Rent button located on the product review page.

Post Date: 8/27/2013 10:45:35 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
From PocketWizard:
 
New hot shoe to miniphone (HSFM3) cable allows photographers to connect any speedlight style flash to a PocketWizard radio, whether it has a PC port or not.
 
So. Burlington, VT - August 27, 2013 - LPA Design, manufacturers of PocketWizard Photo Products, announces the immediate availability of the new hot shoe to miniphone cable (HSFM3). This three-foot cable, which has a basic (non-TTL) hot shoe on one end and a mono miniphone connector on the other, allows photographers to slide any speedlight style flash into the shoe to avoid using the sometimes unreliable or missing PC port. The miniphone end plugs into either a Plus radio (PlusX, Plus III, Plus II or Plus Receivers), MultiMAX Transceiver or FlexTT5 Transceiver. With another PocketWizard radio on the camera, photographers now have the most reliable triggering setup possible.
 
"This cable has been long overdue in our line,” says Dave Schmidt, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for PocketWizard. “There are several flashes on the market that skipped the basic PC port making this cable a necessity and the PC port is not known for its reliability. This high-quality cable will provide the connectivity and reliability photographers expect from PocketWizard,” Schmidt added.
 
Other features of the new HSFM3 include a 1/4-20 socket below the hot shoe, gold plated contacts and robust design to ensure reliability.
 
Also available is the new locking PC to miniphone adapter (MPCF-L). This handy adapter allows users to convert any cord with a PC connection into a miniphone connection.
 
Amazon carries PocketWizard's new hot shoe to miniphone cable.
Post Date: 8/27/2013 10:08:59 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
From JP Distribution:
 
08-27-2013 - JP Distribution is excited to announce the introduction of the New SkyLux by Westcott. The first daylight-balanced Studio LED with a CRI Rating of 94+ that allows photographers to utilise their favourite modifiers with the addition of a single Bowens Mount Speedring.
 
The SkyLux is a beautiful full-colour spectrum of light, housed in a high-quality compact all-metal unit, which embodies a unique design with a flat front panel to protect the LED light source (meaning, there’s no protruding bulb or globe to shatter). The durable construction allows photographers to utilise their largest modifiers, like the Westcott 7’ Octabank. The Bowens S-Type mount allows for the usage of softboxes, umbrellas, snoots, barn doors and gels. Unlike units utilising halogen or tungsten bulbs, the SkyLux gives off little heat with its unique LED design and has a lifespan of over 50,000 hours. Photographers will find an internal fan to keep the unit cool with virtually zero sound while in operation. The quiet fan and flicker free LED technology is a perfect setup for videographers.
 
Features Include:

  • Dimmable daylight-balanced LED for motion and still capture
  • Pristine 5600K continuous output
  • Cutting-edge 94CRI LED technology
  • Quiet operation essential for video
  • Lightweight, solid metal housing
  • Diffused front emits shadow-free output
  • Built-in tilter bracket and umbrella mount
  • Attaches virtually any light modifier
  • Regulated ballast for flicker-free output
  • Muliti-voltage for international use

Adorama carries the Westcott Skylux LED Studio Light.

Category: Westcott News
Post Date: 8/27/2013 7:49:02 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Monday, August 26, 2013
From Photoshelter:
 
Today there’s a balancing act between protecting your photos and sharing - and selling - them with the world. In this live webinar on Tuesday, August 27th at 4pm ET, former ASMP President and Pittsburgh-based photographer Richard Kelly will discuss how photographers can use copyright law to their business’ advantage. He’ll cover:

  • Determining the most profitable image licensing model for your business
  • Negotiating a fair price with clients
  • Must-do tactics for protecting your images online
  • Copyright registration and creative commons
  • Emerging technologies that are helping photographers protect their work

Despite the pressure to turn over your work’s rights for less and less money, you can actually use technology to track and monetize your copyright.
 
Register Now

Post Date: 8/26/2013 11:01:24 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Sunday, August 25, 2013

 

"This is The-Digital-Picture.com's Weekend Recap for the week ending August 24th, 2013
 
In the news...
 
On Tuesday, we posted about the 5D Mark IIIs with Magic Lantern pre-installed available for rent from LensRentals. The cameras ships with a 1000x memory card and enable users to capture amazingly clear RAW video.
 
On Thursday, Canon announced four new PowerShot cameras - the G16, S120, SX510 HS & SX170 IS - and a special edition Facebook-ready PowerShot N. Canon’s new top-of-the-line PowerShot, the G16, has been updated with a DIGIC 6 processor, improved AF, shorter lag, and built-in WiFi connectivity.
 
Also on Thursday, Canon announced the EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM lens. Building on the popularity of the previous 55-250mm consumer zoom, the new lens features an improved AF system, reduced chromatic aberrations, and Canon’s stepping motor for reduced AF noise in video mode.
 
In site news and reviews...
 
On Monday, Bryan posted an atypical review for the site - the Toshiba KIRAbook 13. In short, Bryan liked the laptop’s cutting-edge speed, dense screen resolution and out-of-the-box color calibration. Check out Bryan’s review for more information.
 
Also this week, Bryan sent out the site’s inaugural newsletter and announced a giveaway. Anyone who signs up for the newsletter, or is already on the distribution list, will automatically be entered to win a Think Tank Photo StreetWalker HardDrive Camera Backpack.
 
The newsletter will include review updates, new product announcements, prize giveaways, picture explanations, and exclusive deals. If you’re interested in getting the newsletter, or want to enter the camera backpack giveaway, look for the signup box located above the menu bar on the site.
 
And, for our deal of the week…
 
On Tuesday, we posted an eBay deal from 47th Street Photo where you could get a Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM “Art” lens for $779.00 with free shipping [deal has expired]. That’s a $120.00 savings off the normal retail price.
 
This has been the The-Digital-Picture.com’s Weekend Recap. Thanks for listening, and as always, happy shooting!'

Category: Weekend Recap
Post Date: 8/25/2013 12:37:20 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Adorama has the Canon EOS 70D in stock - as does BuyDig.com via eBay. (thanks Marcel)
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 8/25/2013 9:12:50 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Friday, August 23, 2013
Answer: Island Beach State Park, Seaside Park and Seaside Heights, NJ
 
I took a Pelican case full of gear for a 2-day road trip last week. This area was severely impacted by Hurricane Sandy last year, but the recovery effort has been remarkable. Repair of the unfortunate Barnegat Bay pier shown above was obviously remaining on the to-do list.
 
This image is a 2-frame composite. I was able to hold adequate highlights and shadows in a single frame, but using a 2+-stop overexposed frame allowed for a much better motion blur of the water. The two images were processed in DPP (the longer exposure was darkened 2 stops) and then stacked in Photoshop where the lower portion of the shorter-exposed top layer was deleted to let the water show through.
 
Watch for a review of this 16mm-capable full frame lens.
Post Date: 8/23/2013 8:47:01 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
In case you haven't noticed, there is a signup form at the top of each page on the site – for The-Digital-Picture.com's newsletter. We would be honored to have you on our list. Don't worry about getting too many emails – I don't have time to overwhelm your inbox. My current (but remaining flexible) plan is to send infrequent (perhaps bi-weekly?) newsletters featuring:

  • Review updates
  • New product announcements
  • Cool prize giveaways
  • Sample pictures with explanations
  • Promised exclusive deals on great gear
  • And more!

These newsletters will not be as all-encompassing as the site's news page/feed, but may include additional features and information.
 
The First Giveaway
 
Think Tank Photo is generously providing an awesome StreetWalker® HardDrive Camera Backpack for the first newsletter giveaway. The first winner will be randomly-selected from the entire email registration list just prior to the next newsletter being sent. Simply signup for the newsletter for your chance to win!
 
Sign up now. Enter your email address in the form below (or at the top of any page on the site if this form does not display/function properly in your feed reader). It is easy to unsubscribe later if you change your mind.
 

Sign up – enter email address:
 
Thanks!
Post Date: 8/23/2013 8:27:52 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
From Sigma (creativeLive Photo Week Sponsor):
 
Join us for a streaming event featuring the best and brightest pro photographers. Connect with the masters in real time!
 
Broadcast over six days, creativeLive Photo Week is one of the most ambitious events the photography industry has ever seen.
 
Featuring over 40 instructors across three live channels, creativeLIVE Photo Week peels back the curtain on the glamorous, high-octane field of photography. Learn game-changing skills as you interact with creative visionaries in commercial, outdoor, and wedding photography, with special workshops for beginning photographers.
 
This all-access pass inside the photography industry will reveal the breadth of possibilities available through your camera lens.
 
RSVP for the Free Live Event scheduled for September 16-21
Category: Adobe News
Post Date: 8/23/2013 8:57:09 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Adorama now has the Sigma USB Dock for Nikon lenses in stock.
 
If you've invested in one of Sigma's new Global Vision lenses, then getting the USB dock is a no-brainer. It's well worth the money. Check out Bryan's full review for more information.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 8/23/2013 6:33:50 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Apple's Digital Camera RAW v4.08 for Aperture 3 and iPhoto '11 adds is available now and adds compatibility for the following cameras:

  • Canon EOS 70D
  • Fujifilm X-M1
  • Leica M
  • Leica M Monochrom
  • Nikon COOLPIX P330
  • Pentax 645D
  • Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R
  • Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II

Download Digital Camera RAW v4.08

Category: Apple News
Post Date: 8/23/2013 6:25:42 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Thursday, August 22, 2013
From Gigapan:
 
Portland, OR - August 22, 2013 - Gigapan today announced new subscription-based membership tiers to its online community. This creates new opportunities for photographers and organizations to expand their audience, grow their business, generate revenue and continue to discover remarkable HD imagery.
 
In addition to the current Basic membership, Gigapan has added Premier, Elite and Enterprise membership tiers. The advanced tiers offer value-added digital products and services, including a for-hire directory, Gigapan Tag and distinct avenues for members to sell their work, with print monetization available to all members at every level. Gigapan is also the only platform to provide all members the unique opportunity to enjoy unlimited uploads without editorialization or choosing the content that can be showcased on gigapan.com.
 
All membership levels can participate in the monetization of their images as part of the marketplace. Basic members receive 25% revenue share after costs, while Premier, Elite and Enterprise members keep 100% revenue share after costs. All membership levels have the freedom to set their own pricing. This allows for a vast range of value and business opportunities for members who wish to sell their work to the massive Gigapan audience.
 
"The Gigapan community, 50,000 strong, is an incredibly active group and have created some extremely compelling and awe-inspiring images over the years," said Josh Friedman, CEO of Gigapan. "The entire Gigapan team couldn’t be more thrilled to finally roll out these new membership tiers and provide more value to our members, the most exciting of which is to allow all members to make money on their images. These new tiers will give members more ways to promote themselves and share their work."
 
Gigapan Memberships are a unique offering in the marketplace, giving members opportunities not previously offered on gigapixel and HD imagery websites.
 
The four membership levels include the following features:
 
Basic (Free): Foundational access to functionality on gigapan.com, including a customizable profile page, unlimited uploads, galleries and storage, print monetization and no limits to traffic on images.
 
Premier ($25/month): Includes added features that help users organize their portfolio, generate more revenue and promote themselves as a photographer or business.
 
Elite ($100/month): Offers even more incentives, including discounts on digital products and hardware, enhanced promotional tools and access to contribute on gigapan.com.
 
Enterprise ($1,000/month): Presents the most comprehensive organizational tools, with customizable account handling and management capabilities for different team roles, special pricing for unlimited digital products, and highly personalized service and support.
 
To learn additional details and features about membership levels, or to join, please visit Gigapan Membership: http://gigapan.com/signup.
 
Adorama carries Gigapan products.
Category: Gigapan News
Post Date: 8/22/2013 1:38:05 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
From Nikon:

Approved Memory Cards for COOLPIX A
Brand SD Memory Cards SDHC memory cards SDXC memory cards
SanDisk 2 GB 4 GB, 8 GB, 16 GB, 32 GB 64 GB, 128 GB
Toshiba 64 GB
Panasonic 64 GB
Lexar 64 GB, 128 GB

Adorama carries the Nikon COOLPIX A digital camera.

Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 8/22/2013 9:19:18 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 8/22/2013 8:26:33 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
CPN has published a great story regarding Reuters' photographer Kai Pfaffenbach who was able to prove a violation was incorrectly called against David Storl's Gold-winning throw by showing referees a burst of images captured by his camera.
 
From Canon Professional Network:

"Images shot by Reuters’ photographer Kai Pfaffenbach changed the course of sports history at the recent IAAF World Championships in Moscow as they proved that Germany’s David Storl did not foul during the Men’s Shot Put Final, thus directly securing the gold medal for Storl."

Read the entire fascinating article at CPN.

Post Date: 8/22/2013 7:39:19 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon Professional Network has published an in-depth look at the newly announced Canon PowerShot G16 digital camera. The in-depth look covers key benefits, features, and technologies.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 8/22/2013 7:18:59 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon has just announced the Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM Lens (press release).
 
Adorama is accepting preorders for the 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM Lens and its ET-63 Lens Hood.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 8/22/2013 12:01:00 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
From Canon USA:
 
With Built-In Wi-Fi Technology and a Dedicated Facebook Connect Button, the PowerShot N Facebook ready Digital Camera Lets Users Create and Share High-Quality Images and Video with the Press of a Button
 
Melville, N.Y., August 22, 2013 - To address the popular trend of instantly sharing photos and videos with family and friends, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced a new version of its uniquely designed PowerShot N digital camera - the PowerShot N Facebook ready digital camera. A Canon Direct exclusive, the PowerShot N Facebook ready digital camera features a convenient Facebook Connect Button that supports instant sharing of crisp, clear images and videos to users' Facebook accounts.
 
Helping people's creativity shine through, the PowerShot N Facebook ready digital camera's Creative Shot mode automatically creates a series of five artistic photos along with the original for an array of options that are ready to impress. With the convenient Facebook Connect Button and Wi-Fi® technology, the PowerShot N Facebook ready digital camera connects the camera directly to users' Facebook accounts, so they can upload, comment and share their most creative, detailed images while on-the-go.
 
In addition to offering powerful artistic and connectivity functions, the PowerShot N Facebook ready digital camera features a 2.8-inch capacitive, tilt-touch panel LCD, allowing users to capture creative images at unique angles. With a shutter and zoom ring, both located around the lens, images can be snapped easily from the top or bottom of the ring so the perfect shot is always within reach.
 
The PowerShot N Facebook ready digital camera offers an 8x optical zoom and a 28mm wide-angle lens, packaged with a 12.1-megapixel High-Sensitivity CMOS sensor and DIGIC 5 Image Processor. Users can also record high-quality 1080p Full HD video with a dedicated movie button. With Hybrid Auto users can automatically create a composite video of brief clips that are recorded while taking photos to give a creative overview of a day's activities. The PowerShot N Facebook ready's Face ID system allows for the camera to automatically recognize and focus on familiar faces. In addition, Canon's Intelligent IS System allows the camera to automatically select the optimal image stabilization settings according to the shooting conditions, taking the guesswork out of identifying the ideal setting for each unique shot.
 
"At Canon, we are continually working to improve the way users share their photos and videos," said Yuichi Ishizuka, executive vice president and general manager, Imaging Technologies & Communications Group, Canon U.S.A. "The new PowerShot N Facebook ready digital camera, with the Facebook Connect Button, opens up a new dimension of photographic sharing and expression to help people showcase their personal style and creative flair with powerful innovative Canon technologies."
 
Convenient Sharing with the Facebook Connect Button
To make sure users can instantly share photos and videos with family and friends, the PowerShot N Facebook ready digital camera now features a convenient Facebook Connect Button. After an initial one-time set-up, pressing the new Facebook Connect Button links the camera to the users' Facebook account for quick and easy sharing. Users can also control the destination of their Facebook uploads by choosing to share content with everyone, or to select Facebook groups.
 
Wi-Fi Connectivity for Easy Sharing
The PowerShot N Facebook ready digital camera is also equipped with built-in Wi-Fi® technology, so high-quality images can be shared with friends and family even while on-the-go. Users now have the ability to comment on their uploaded photos directly from the camera - so starting a conversation on social networking sites is easy and convenient. Users can also instantly upload images wirelessly from the camera to CANON iMAGE GATEWAYi, and upload them to a computer remotely. Photos can also be printed wirelessly using Wireless PictBridgeii on select printers, including the Canon PIXMA MG7120 or PIXMA MG5520 Wireless Photo All-In-One printers.
 
The Ultimate Tool to Capture Creativity
Creative Shot, available on the PowerShot N Facebook ready digital camera, is an easy, yet powerful tool to add artistic effects to photos. In Creative Shot mode, users compose their shot and let the PowerShot N Facebook ready digital camera automatically create a series of five artistic photos along with the original to deliver creative new perspectives using different color modes, crops and styles. In addition, the new PowerShot N Facebook ready digital camera offers 58 scenes of Smart AUTO and provides an 8x optical zoom to help users capture the ultimate creative shot.
 
A first-ever for the PowerShot line-up, the camera's zoom lens and shutter are both operated on the camera's dual-ring lens. By moving the dual-ring left or right users can control the camera's zoom, and by pressing on the other ring users control the shutter, which can be released from the top or bottom of the ring, so managing the PowerShot N Facebook ready digital camera is easy and effortless.
 
The PowerShot N Facebook ready digital camera features a touch shutter, enabling users to start tracking a subject simply by pressing the intuitive touch panel LCD, and then capture the image by lifting their finger off the screen. For added flexibility, the image on the screen rotates with the camera - so people can capture even the most unique shot.
 
Sleek, Small and Designed for Portability
With a sleek and unique design, the PowerShot N Facebook ready digital camera is ideal for quick on-the-go shooting. This camera features a 2.8-inch capacitive, tilt touch panel LCD, which offers 90 degrees of tilt, encouraging users to capture images from a wide array of angles and positions effectively in virtually any location. The top-mounted hinge keeps the PowerShot N Facebook ready digital camera compact for convenient on-the-go shooting and easy, one-handed operation. The PowerShot N Facebook ready digital camera uses a Micro SD card to store images, and the camera can be easily charged with a USB cable while on-the-go, ensuring the creative process is never interrupted. In addition, the USB cable provides a quick and easy way to download videos as an alternative to the innovative Wi-Fi options.
 
Pricing and Availability
The PowerShot N Facebook ready digital camera will be available in white in September 2013 on the Canon Direct online store for $299.99. For more information, and a full list of product specifications, visit www.usa.canon.com/powershot.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 8/22/2013 12:00:45 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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.
 
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Post Date: 8/22/2013 12:00:32 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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