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Canon EOS 60D & 60Da Firmware Updates

Canon EOS 60D & 60Da Firmware Updates

For the Canon EOS 60D & 60Da

Firmware Version 1.1.1 incorporates the following fixes.

  1. Fixes a phenomenon where the camera’s serial number that is displayed in the shooting information of the image does not display the correct serial number. *1)
  2. Corrects errors in the Greek, Italian, and Portuguese menu screens.

*1) If the camera’s serial number is 2147483648 or higher and the camera firmware is Version 1.1.0 or earlier, the images captured with the camera will be affected by the phenomenon listed in 1. above.

This phenomenon only affects the EOS 60D, and does not affect the EOS 60Da. Both of these cameras are equipped with the same firmware.

To obtain the serial number correctly in the shooting information of images that are already captured using the old firmware, we are preparing updates for Digital Photo Professional and ZoomBrowser EX / ImageBrowser applications.

Once the software updates are ready, we will make an announcement on our Web site.

Canon EOS 60D Download at Canon USA | Canon EOS 60Da Download at Canon USA 

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DSLR & Lens Bundle Rebates End Soon

DSLR & Lens Bundle Rebates End Soon

Canon Rebates Ending
The 5D Mark II, 7D, 60D and T3i lens bundle rebate program ends next week on March 3, 2012. There are lots of good deals when paired with a lens.

 

Visit B&H for all the information

5D2 Price Drops?
We have heard that the 5D Mark II will receive an MSRP price drop on March 4, 2012 in the United States of $2199 for the body and $2999 for the 24-105 f/4L IS kit. Actual street price will probably be lower.

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Magic Lantern XMas Edition for 550D, 60D, 600D, 500D, 50D

Magic Lantern XMas Edition for 550D, 60D, 600D, 500D, 50D

Xmas Edition Magic Lantern
So what’s new for users of the APS-C Canon DSLRs using Magic Lantern?

FPS controlEdit

  • You can lower the frame rate down to 4 fps at a shutter speed of 1/4 seconds, which gives you extreme low-light capabilities.
  • Overcranking doesn’t really work; the 60D hardly gets 35fps in 1080p. On the other hand, 500D and 50D can now record at 24p!

HDR videoEdit

  • For high-contrast scenes with not-so-fast moving subjects, you can get great shadow and highlight detail.
  • This feature is enabled on all cameras, but older models may have synchronization issues.

We are also posting a free HDR post-processing workflow for advanced users, based on Avisynth with InterFrame plugin, VirtualDub and enfuse. Check this discussion thread for details!

Tip: HDR and FPS control are available in Advanced mode – press the MENU button!

Download & read more here

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5D Mark II & 60D Shortages

New Cameras?
No, there are no direct replacements coming soon.

The issue with shortages is to do with the floods in Thailand and parts needed to manufacture the cameras. Nikon is having the same troubles and the D7000 is experiencing the same issues.

I haven’t heard if any other Canon DSLR is affected.

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Why Do You Need 250 60D’s?

“Creative lab” Party has released a music video for the band androp that required the use of 250 Canon 60Ds wired together. The effect is a wild and creative strobe show.

I wish they had clicked my “buy a 60D here” link.

Inspired by the song’s lyrics, “not to make it a memory,” Party created the video using 250 Canon still cameras; their flashes were controlled via a potent DIY cocktail of arduino, openFrameworks, and Flash. The effect is a “light animation” produced with no CGI at all.

Source: Fastcompany

Thanks Raed

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Canon EOS 60D Firmware 1.1.0

Canon EOS 60D Firmware 1.1.0

A Minor Firmware Update
Firmware Version 1.1.0 incorporates the following fixes and improvements.

  • Fixes a phenomenon where the wireless built-in flash settings are reset to defaults when the battery is removed from the camera.
  • Fixes an intermittent phenomenon where image-rotation information is not recognized correctly when shooting with the camera in the vertical position depending on the timing of the shutter release.

Download Here

Thanks HDCamTeam

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Canon EOS 60D $899 at B&H

Canon USA Instant Rebates, PowerShot & EOS

Canon USA Instant Rebates, PowerShot & EOS

Canon USA Instant Rebates
Save some cash with Canon USA instant rebates. Below are the qualifying products.

HD EOS
Save up to $300 on select EOS digital camera kit combinations. Purchases must be made between June 19, 2011 – September 3, 2011.

Official .PDF

EOS 7D $1599 @ B&H (Save $100 on body)

EOS 60D $899 @ B&H (Save $100 on body)

EOS Rebel
Save up to $200 on select EOS Rebel digital camera kit combinations. Purchases must be made between June 19, 2011 – July 30, 2011. Download .pdf for complete details.

Official .PDF

EOS PowerShot
Save up to $30 on select PowerShot digital cameras. Purchases must be made between June 19, 2011 – July 9, 2011. Download .pdf for complete details.

Official .PDF

thanks Eyal

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Canon USA Spring Rebates

Canon USA Spring Rebates

Canon USA Lens Rebates
The following lenses are part of Canon USA’s spring rebate program. Not quite the breadth and depth of previous years.

  • Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM Lens – $150.00
  • Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS Lens – $100.00
  • Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III Lens – $50.00

Obviously these are just lenses they have an abundance of.

B&H Photo also dropped the price of the EOS  60D by $150 to $849.99. Buy it here. It was a one day sale, they’re now $999 again.

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NAB Announcement? [CR1]

NAB Announcement? [CR1]

Something Coming?
There’s some talk about a “significant” Canon announcement for NAB. I wouldn’t think NAB would bring about a DSLR announcement, but maybe something in the camcorder realm is a possibility.

Availability of anything new is another story.

Japan
Lots of people are asking what’s going to happen with stock levels and things like that with Canon and other Japanese origin gadgets. The answer is, I don’t know.

Canon is telling their reps not to say anything about Japan and what effect this tragedy is going to have on the industry. For the moment, no one really knows.

What I will say, is do not expect this to be rectified in a couple of weeks. We’re talking months before anything gets back to what is considered “normal”.

Canon Canada Cancels Upcoming 60D Rebate
Canon Canada has cancelled an upcoming instant rebate program on the 60D, a casualty of the earthquake. There’s probably going to be more of this coming in the next few weeks.

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60D & 7D Rebates coming February 20

60D & 7D Rebates coming February 20

Save Money!
Rebates on the 60D and 7D are coming February 20, 2011 in the United States and run through until March 20, 2011.

60D will get a $100 instant rebate.

7D will get a $200 instant rebate.

Both deals will apply to kits as well. No word on rebates for the rest of the planet.

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