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Nikon Canada Announces The Winners of The NIKKOR Tumbler Lens Mug Giveaway

Mon February 9, 2015

This is an update to the previous blog, Nikon: Post Your Best Photo Taken With NIKKOR Lens Before 3pm ET on Feb.2, 2015 & You Could Win a NIKKOR Tumbler Lens Mug.

Here are the winners of the NIKKOR Tumbler lens mug giveaway.

NIKKOR Tumbler 60mm

NIKKOR Tumbler 60mm

  • Marc Martineau of Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada, won the NIKKOR Tumbler 60mm. He used his  Nikon D2x attached to a NIKKOR 500mm prime lens.
  • Heather Cook of Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada, won a NIKKOR Tumbler 24-70mm. She used her Nikon D810 with a NIKKOR 14-24mm zoom lens.
NIKKOR Tumbler 24-70mm

NIKKOR Tumbler 24-70mm

Check out their winning images at https://www.facebook.com/nikoncanada?brand_redir=1 !

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Nikon #IAmNextContest for ‘Generation Image’ Members in USA: Upload a Photo or Video (Under Two Minutes in Length) Before 11:59:59 PM ET March 3, 2015

Sat February 7, 2015


This is an update to the previous blog, Nikon: New ‘I AM Generation Image’ Integrated Campaign and Website.

This contest is open only to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia who are at least 18 years old at the time of entry.

…Nikon Inc. has announced the #IAmNextContest to search for the next passionate individual to share their story for a chance to be featured as the next representative of Generation Image.

…all members of Generation Image are encouraged to upload their photos or videos to either Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #IAmNextContest. This is a chance for these individuals to reveal to the world what they are passionate about, and have their message reach further than ever before.

In addition to being featured among seven others on Iamgenerationimage.com, the crowd-sourced winner will receive a complete Nikon D750 camera system, and a platform to tell their story to the world…

Enter the #IAmNextContest with a photo or video that tells your story….and win the same camera case used by our storytellers, including a Nikon D750, NIKKOR lenses and other gear to ensure you’re heard loud and clear. Share your story through imagery with #IAmNextContest…

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Show the world how you make yourself heard in Generation Image with a photo or video under two minutes in length.

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Upload your photo or video to Instagram or Twitter using the hashtag #IAmNextContest. Show us what you’re passionate about and why your story should be heard among the billions of images created by Generation Image every day. If selected as a finalist, we will message you directly. Follow us on Facebook, or at @NikonUSA on Instagram and Twitter, where we’ll also announce the finalists.

Prize and Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”):

Grand Prize (1): The Grand Prize Winner will receive a camera case that includes the following items (“Grand Prize”):
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Canon’s New EOS Rebel DSLR Cameras T6s and T6i : 24.2 Megapixel CMOS Imaging Sensor, Wi-Fi and NFC

Fri February 6, 2015
Canon EOS Rebel T6s, flash

Canon EOS Rebel T6s, flash

Canon U.S.A. Announces New EOS Rebel DSLR Cameras Featuring 24.2 Megapixels And Wireless Functionality

The new EOS Rebel T6s and EOS Rebel T6i1 DSLR cameras combine affordability with workhorse imaging features and functionality

MELVILLE, N.Y., February 5, 2015 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the addition of two new DSLR cameras to its popular EOS Rebel lineup: the EOS Rebel T6s Digital SLR camera, and the EOS Rebel T6i Digital SLR camera. Featuring a newly developed 24.2 megapixel Canon CMOS imaging sensor, both cameras deliver the highest resolution available amongst EOS models with an APS-C format sensor. Additionally, the cameras feature built-in Wi-Fi® and NFC capabilities – a first for the Canon EOS Rebel system – making snapping and sharing high-quality, treasured images seamless.

“The Canon EOS Rebel series is one of the most popular lines of DSLR cameras on the market, and we are proud to continue to innovate and upgrade this line with features such as wireless connectivity and improved image capture capabilities,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, president and COO, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “As the popularity of this line grows with consumers, we’re excited to launch the EOS Rebel T6s as our new flagship camera in the Rebel line, as well as have another budget-conscious offering in the line with the Rebel T6i.”

Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Canon EOS Rebel T6i

With multiple features most commonly found in advanced amateur cameras, the EOS Rebel T6s is designed for photography enthusiasts, or those who are already experienced with entry-level cameras who want to take high-quality photos and videos, and look for more advanced features and functions. For more casual photography needs, or for users looking to purchase their first DSLR camera, the EOS Rebel T6i camera prioritizes affordability, without sacrificing basic SLR performance attributes like quick shutter response, and compatibility with Canon’s impressive line of interchangeable lenses and accessories.
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Canon: New EF 11-24mm f/4L USM Ultra Wide-Angle Zoom Lens for Professionals

Fri February 6, 2015

Canon U.S.A. Announces New EF 11-24mm f/4L USM Ultra Wide-Angle Zoom Lens

New Optical Array Delivers Images with Tremendous Depth and Linear Perspective

MELVILLE, N.Y., February 5, 2015 – Canon U.S.A., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is proud to introduce the superb new Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM ultra wide-angle zoom lens designed to deliver high quality, minimally distorted images throughout the entire zoom range. Featuring the widest angle of view (126°05′ diagonal) ever achieved for a rectilinear full-frame Digital SLR lens*, and a minimum focusing distance of 11 inches (at 24mm), this new lens is ideal for professionals who want the ultimate in creative image expression with sharp, crisp detail whether shooting entire buildings from a close position, entire stadium shots from a high-vantage point, large group photos at a scenic wedding or even astrophotography. Cinematographers will be equally as impressed with the lens’ ability to retain straight lines.

Fully compatible with all EOS cameras, but particularly effective with full-frame cameras such as the new Canon EOS 5DS and EOS 5DS R Digital SLR cameras also announced today, this new L-series lens features newly developed optics comprised of 16 elements in 11 groups with a three group zoom system and rear focus. The new optical design utilizes four aspherical lens elements to help minimize distortion from the center of the image to the periphery, across the entire zoom range. This new optical array provides straight lines with minimal curve throughout the zoom range, ideal for architectural, event, and forensic photography. The lens also features one Super UD element and one UD lens element to help significantly reduce chromatic aberration and deliver sharp images with high resolution. Canon’s advanced lens coating technologies are also liberally employed to help minimize ghosting and flare, while simultaneously enhancing accurate color balance and maximum light transmission efficiency.

“Canon is very proud of its optical heritage. The creation of this new lens continues our tradition of providing photographers with unique image-making solutions that are not only thoughtfully designed but precisely engineered and manufactured,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, president and COO of Canon U.S.A., Inc. “The new Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM ultra wide-angle zoom lens features newly developed optics and an unprecedented combination of Canon optical technologies. We are very eager to see the beautiful images that photographers will create using this new lens with Canon EOS DSLR and Cinema EOS cameras.”
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Canon’s New PowerShot Compact Cameras: SX410 IS with 40x Optical Zoom Lens + ELPH 350 HS has 20.2 Megapixel CMOS Sensor, Wi-Fi & NFC

Fri February 6, 2015
Canon PowerShot SX410 IS, red

Canon PowerShot SX410 IS, red

PRESS RELEASE

The New PowerShot SX410 IS and PowerShot ELPH 350 HS Cameras with Upgraded Features Help Users Enhance Their Photographic Abilities

The PowerShot SX410 IS Digital Camera Features a Compact Body with an Impressive 40x Optical Zoom Lens, while the Stylish PowerShot ELPH 350 HS Offers a 20.2 Megapixel CMOS Sensor, Built-in Wi-Fi and NFC Capabilities

MELVILLE, N.Y., February 5, 2015 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the new PowerShot SX410 IS and PowerShot ELPH 350 HSi compact digital cameras. Weighing just .4 ounces more and measuring only .2 inches longer than its predecessor, the PowerShot SX410 IS camera boasts an upgraded 40x optical zoom range (equivalent to 24-960mm), making it a convenient choice for users who want to combine portability and telephoto reach into one powerful digital camera. The PowerShot ELPH 350 HS is a high performance stylish compact digital camera with a 12x optical zoom lens (equivalent to 25-300mm) and an impressive 20.2 megapixelii CMOS sensor, with built-in Wi-Fi® and Near Field Communications (NFC) capabilities.

“At Canon U.S.A. we aim to make capturing images and video as easy as possible for photo enthusiasts,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, president and COO, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “With the introduction of the PowerShot SX410 IS and the PowerShot ELPH 350 HS, users will find improved imaging features in compact camera bodies, making either camera model a convenient choice for those passionate about photography at almost any level or budget.”

Canon PowerShot SX410 IS, black

Canon PowerShot SX410 IS, black

The PowerShot SX410 IS Digital Camera
The PowerShot SX410 IS Digital Camera is the latest super zoom camera to be added to Canon’s SX-series lineup. With a 40x optical zoom range, an Intelligent IS image stabilization system and a 20 Megapixelii CCD sensor, the PowerShot SX410 IS camera gives users the features they need to capture every photographic moment in high resolution. The lens and sensor provide powerful performance in a very compact and portable body – weighing less than 11.5 ounces and measuring just 2.72 inches high and 3.35 inches deep from the rear LCD screen to the front of the lens.
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Canon is Developing New PowerShot G3 X Compact Camera: 1.0-Inch Sensor and 25x Optical Zoom Lens

Fri February 6, 2015

Canon Is Developing PowerShot G3 X Premium Compact Camera, Featuring 1.0-Inch Sensor And 25x Optical Zoom Lens

MELVILLE, N.Y., February 5, 2015 – Canon U.S.A., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced that its parent company, Canon Inc., is developing a new addition to the Company’s G-series lineup of premium compact cameras-the PowerShot G3 X-and will display a prototype of the camera at CP+ Camera & Photo Imaging Show 2015, to be held from February 12th-15th at the PACIFICO YOKOHAMA Exhibition Hall in Yokohama, Japan.

 PowerShot G3 X

PowerShot G3 X

The new PowerShot G3 X, currently under development by Canon Inc., will incorporate a large 1.0-inch sensor and a 24-600mm (35mm film equivalent) 25x optical zoom lens while maintaining a compact size that makes it easy to carry around. The camera will produce images with beautifully blurred backgrounds, made possible by its large sensor, and provide users with a wide range of focal lengths, from wide-angle to telephoto. The addition of the new model will serve to further bolster Canon’s already impressive G-series PowerShot camera lineup.
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Canon: New EOS 5DS and EOS 5DS R: World’s Highest Resolution Full-Frame DSLR Cameras with 50.6 Megapixel CMOS Sensor

Fri February 6, 2015
Left to right: Canon EOS 5DS R and Canon EOS 5DS

Left to right: Canon EOS 5DS R and Canon EOS 5DS

PRESS RELEASE

Canon U.S.A. Introduces The World’s Highest Resolution* Full-Frame DSLR Cameras: EOS 5DS And EOS 5DS R

Featuring Canon’s Newly Designed 50.6 Megapixel Full-frame CMOS Sensor and Dual DIGIC 6 Image Processors, New DSLRs Deliver Ultra-high Resolution Images and Enhanced Features

MELVILLE, N.Y., February 5, 2015 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is proud to introduce the Canon EOS 5DSi and Canon EOS 5DS Ri Digital SLR cameras featuring the world’s highest resolution* among 35mm format DSLRs. Providing photographers with uncompromising image quality, these new EOS models incorporate a newly designed Canon 50.6 megapixel full-frame CMOS image sensor and Dual DIGIC 6 Image Processors for superb image quality and processing speed. Perfect for commercial, studio, portrait, landscape and architectural photography, or anyone looking for an affordable alternative to medium format, the ultra-high resolution of these new models allow for large-format printing and extensive cropping capability while maintaining fantastic image quality.

Canon EOS 5DS R

Canon EOS 5DS R

Maximizing the potential of the new 50.6 megapixel sensor – for the first time in an EOS camera the low-pass filter effect in the EOS 5DS R model is cancelled. The cancellation of the low-pass filter helps deliver sharp images, squeezing the most out of every pixel. Both models provide attractive options for medium format shooters especially when coupled with a wide array of over 70 creative Canon EF lenses to choose from.

Canon EOS 5DS R

Canon EOS 5DS R

“Canon is always looking to deliver the absolute best in image quality and push our technology to the limits. These cameras deliver on that pledge, providing photographers with two new incredible tools that will enable them to make the most out of every shoot,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, president and COO, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “As photography becomes more specialized and more images are captured than ever before, the burden is on the photography equipment to keep up with the demands of today’s artistic talents. These new camera models will provide many photographers with new options to deliver their vision to clients, fans, and the world.”
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New Canon EOS M3 Mirrorless Compact System Camera: To Be Available in the UK from April 2015

Fri February 6, 2015

Canon recently launched the EOS M3: Canon’s fastest-ever mirrorless EOS compact system camera.

EOS M3 – Key Features

  • 24.2 MP APS-C size CMOS sensor
  • Premium image quality using DIGIC 6 Processor
  • Selectable ISO range of 100-12,800 with expansion to 25,600
  • Hybrid CMOS AF III focusing system with 49 AF points
  • Focusing assist with Manual Focus Peaking and AF+MF
  • Large, tilt-type 3.0in (1040k) 3:2 ClearView II touchscreen with sRGB colour reproduction
  • High quality Full HD 1920×1080 movies at 24p and 30p in MP4 format with full exposure control
  • Built-in WiFi with NFC support
  • Fully compatible with Canon Speedlite System and advanced levels of controls
  • Premium body construction and handling with stainless steel chassis and all aluminium exterior

“There are currently no plans to bring the camera to market in America.”

PRESS RELEASE

The power of EOS, only smaller – the EOS M3

United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, 6 February 2015 – Canon today reveals the EOS M3 – a powerful Compact System Camera created for enthusiast photographers who demand premium performance. Fusing Canon’s unrivalled image quality and DSLR-levels of control in a compact body, the EOS M3 offers the ability to capture the world around you in exceptional detail. At the heart of the EOS M3 is Canon’s first 24.2 megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor and its most advanced image processor, DIGIC 6, delivering premium quality stills and Full HD Movies. Combined with super-fast AF performance, thanks to a new Hybrid CMOS AF III and 49-point AF System, this camera gives you the freedom to capture the beauty of movement. As an advanced photographer you’ll find everything you need at your fingertips, with intuitive DSLR-like dials and control, as well as the flexibility to change your lens, all shrunk down into a compact, ergonomic body to take with you wherever you go.



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Fujiflm: New Plug-in for Adobe Photoshop Lightroom to Allow Tethered Capture With Fujifilm X-T1: Available from Feb.26, 2015

Thu February 5, 2015

plug-in-for-adobe-photoshop-lightroom-600

NEWS RELEASE

New Plug-in for Adobe® Photoshop® Lightroom® will allow tethered capture with the Fujifilm X-T1

05.02.2015

Fujifilm Corporation is pleased to announce the launch of Plug-in software for Adobe® Photoshop® Lightroom® that will enable PC tethered shooting with the FUJIFILM X-T1 and X-T1 Graphite Silver Edition.

The plug-in will be available to download from 26th February 2015 for customers that have purchased the “HS-V5 for Windows® Ver.1.0” software.

Once the X-T1*1 or X-T1 Graphite Silver Edition*1 is connected to a computer using a USB2.0 cable*2, the Tethered Capture Plug-in for Adobe® Photoshop® Lightroom® allows users to import captured images or control the camera exposure directly using Lightroom®.
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Fujifilm: New RAW File Converter EX 2.0 with Film Simulation Support for X Series Cameras: Download at No Cost From Feb.26, 2015

Thu February 5, 2015

NEWS RELEASE

Fujifilm announce a new free RAW file converter with Film Simulation support for X series cameras

05.02.2015

Fujifilm Corporation is pleased to announce the launch of Film Simulation capable RAW conversion software “RAW FILE CONVERTER EX 2.0 powered by SILKYPIX (Ver.4.1.0.0)”. The software will be available to download for free from 26th February 2015.

RAW FILE CONVERTER EX 2.0 powered by SILKYPIX (Ver.4.1.0.0) allows users to convert RAW images taken on FUJIFILM X series cameras using Fujifilm’s renowned Film Simulation modes.
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New Samsung NX500 Portable Camera: High Resolution 28MP BSI APS-C Sensors, 4K & UHD Video, Samsung Auto Shot

Thu February 5, 2015
Samsung NX500, brown

Samsung NX500, brown

Today, Samsung announced the launch of its new NX500 camera which features advanced technology such as

  • high resolution 28MP BSI APS-C sensors,
  • 4K and UHD video recording,
  • a best in class DRIMeV image processor,
  • NX AF system III, and
  • Samsung Auto Shot.

NX500 has the core functionality of the NX1 engineered into a portable and convenient size….”We are redefining what is possible for people who are not professional photographers, and offering everyone the ability to capture their signature moments in every shot.”

We have been informed that the camera will be priced at US $799.99 and be kitted with the 16-50mm Power Zoom lens.

  • The Samsung NX500 will be available globally in Black, White and Brown starting in March 2015.
Samsung NX500, black

Samsung NX500, black

PRESS RELEASE

Capture Your Signature Moment with Samsung NX500

 New Samsung NX500 succeeds the core performance of the NX1’s DNA in a portable,
compact device designed for everyday use

MONACO – February 5, 2015 – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd today announced the launch of its new camera, NX500, combining industry-leading design and technology for everyday use, with the capabilities that professional photographers can rely on. Featuring advanced technology such as high resolution 28MP BSI APS-C sensors, 4K and UHD video recording, a best in class DRIMeV image processor, NX AF system III, and Samsung Auto Shot, the NX500 has the core functionality of the NX1 engineered into a portable and convenient size. Updated connectivity via Bluetooth and Wi-Fi provide users with an advanced wireless experience, as well as the ability to seamlessly shoot and share their captured experiences.

“We recognize the sentimental value of a photograph in people’s lives and being able to capture and share the perfect moment from wherever they are. That is why Samsung has built a camera suitable for everyday photographers,” said Sangmoo Kim, Senior Vice President of IT & Mobile Communication at Samsung Electronics. “The compact size of the NX500 and its revolutionary shooting and focus speed allow consumers to enjoy superb image quality. We are redefining what is possible for people who are not professional photographers, and offering everyone the ability to capture their signature moments in every shot.”

Superior image quality – 28MP Still and 4K Video

Samsung NX500, brown

Samsung NX500, brown

The NX500 guarantees superb image quality and vivid photographs, regardless of the shooting scenario or subject. With its ultra-high resolution 28MP Back Side Illumination APS-C sensor, NX500 has the ability to take the perfect shot, even in low light situations. It also supports both 4K and UHD video recording, utilizing BSI APS-C sensors, the largest BSI sensor currently available, which provides more flexibility when it comes to recording movies.

Samsung NX500, white

Samsung NX500, white

​The built-in HEVC Codec, the most advanced compression technology available, brings efficiency to the storage of video clips by compressing high quality video to half the size and the bit rate of H.264 footage, without any compromise on quality. Additionally, still images captured from Interval Capture mode can easily be converted into a UHD Time-lapse video directly on the camera, without the need to transfer images to a PC.

Unparalleled responsiveness

Samsung NX500, black

Samsung NX500, black

​The NX500 is equipped with a DRIMeV processor, which is much faster than its predecessor. This feature boasts superior color reproduction, improved noise reduction and enhanced image quality, providing users with results that serious photographers crave. Combined with an innovative 28MP sensor and Hybrid AF system, users can capture even the briefest of moments by simply focusing and shooting immediately, allowing for extreme speed and flexibility. Additionally, 9FPS continuous shooting means NX500 users can easily monitor and capture ongoing action shots. Further enhancing the NX500’s action capture capability, the Samsung Auto Shot (SAS) feature uses motion detection to accurately predict when to capture the perfect shot in difficult scenarios, such as when a child fields a baseball.
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New Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II Camera: Product Video

Thu February 5, 2015


This video presents OM-D E-M5 Mark II Commercial.

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