The Canon 70D and all Canon 70D kits are now in stock at both B&H and Adorama. The Canon EOS 70D body is $1,199, the kit with 18-55mm STM f/3.5-5.6 lens is $1,349, and the kit with 18-135mm STM f/3.5-5.6 lens is $1,549.
The feature packed DSLR is equipped with a Canon's Dual Pixel CMOS AF, a 3.0" 1,040k-dot vari-angle Clear View II touchscreen LCD monitor, a 20.2MP CMOS sensor and a DIGIC 5+ image processor. Other features include built-in Wi-Fi, Full HD 1080p video support, a High Dynamic Range (HDR) mode, and 7 fps of continuous shooting.
Nintendo is looking to stay in the console war by reducing the price of the 32GB Wii U on September 20. The company hopes the cheaper price tag and the release of a few new games will help increase sales of the struggling console.
"It was critical for us to have a strong software lineup to support Wii U," says Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime. "With that in place this holiday season, we believe providing consumers that extra incentive in terms of a $50 price cut is really going to help drive momentum."
The Wii U Deluxe bundle will include the Gamepad controller and a copy of the game Nintendo Land for $300. That's $100 less than Sony's soon to be released PlayStation 4, and $200 cheaper than the Xbox One. Nintendo will also release a limited edition The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD bundle for $300, discontinue the 8GB model, and launch a Nintendo 2DS on Oct. 12 for $130. The new handheld 2DS model is for "entry-level consumers," according to Fils-Aime.
PlayStation 4 pre-orders have sold out quickly after Sony announced the next-generation console's November 15th release date. Several large retailers such as Amazon, GameStop and Best Buy are completely sold out of the PS4 system, leaving shoppers with very few options. PlayStation fans looking to nab the fourth generation console before the holidays are encouraged to pre-order now. Currently the only option available is Walmart's "Console Solution Bundle". The bundle comes with a Dualshock 4 Controller, or PS4 Camera, and a choice of one game for $517.
According to Walmart's website, shoppers who pre-order the PS4 bundle now will receive it "on or just after 12/31/2013." That's a lot better than the January shipping time Amazon was quoting before it stopped accepting pre-orders. Shoppers can also sign up for PS4 email, desktop or mobile alerts by creating a free whohas.it. account. The free service will notify you when pre-orders reopen or when the PS4 is back in stock. This is a much better solution to signing up for email notifications from several different retailers, since it allows you to track multiple stores at one time.
Disney Infinity starter packs are now available for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii, Wii U and Nintendo 3DS. Retailers started stocking both the starter packs and individual toys at 12am this morning. Wave 1 of the Disney Infinity characters include:
Pirates of the Caribbean - Captain Barbossa and Davy Jones
Cars - Francesco Bernulli and Mater
The Incredibles - Dash, Violet, Mr. Incredible and Syndrome
Monsters Inc. - Mike Wazowski and Randall
iPad users, don't forget to download the free Disney Infinity: Toy Box app from the Apple App Store. The app allows you to edit, save and share your user created worlds that you started on your console, and each individual toy comes with a web code so that character can be unlocked in the iPad virtual world. The app also comes with Mr. Incredible for free.
The rumored iPhone 5C may be one of the most leaked Apple products in recent memory. It has been leaked in numerous images and videos, and we have seen it in almost every available color. The latest iPhone 5C photo comes from Tactus, who claims the iPhone 5C will be available in black, white, pink, yellow, blue and red. A previous leak of the iPhone 5C's volume buttons suggested that the low budget device would be available in green, yellow, blue and red. Apple currently sells the iPod touch in black, white, pink, yellow, blue and red.
Blu-ray Deal of the Week: Save up to 62% on Star Trek: The Original Series, The Next Generation, and Enterprise
Amazon is offering up to 62% off on select Star Trek box sets and individual seasons. Star Trek: The Original Series, Star Trek: The Next Generation, and Star Trek: Enterprise are all part of this week's blu-ray deal. The sale starts today (08/18/13) and ends at 12 AM PST/3 AM EST next Sunday, August 25th.
Star Trek: The Complete Original Series (Seasons 1-3) $82.49 (Save 54%) - "Space...The Final Frontier. These are the voyages of the Starship, Enterprise. Its 5-year mission: to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no man has gone before!" The series is set in the 23rd century where Earth has survived World War III then moved on to explore the stars. Brought to you in a brilliant remastered edition….this is Star Trek like you've never seen it before!
Activision and Infinity Ward are keeping up their special edition Call of Duty tradition by bundling Ghosts with a few high-value collectible items. Gamers who pre-order the Call of Duty: Ghosts Prestige Edition will receive a 1080p, water-resistant "tactical camera" with a 4GB memory card. The Prestige Edition also includes a Call of Duty season pass, exclusive multiplayer content, a paracord strap, a collectible steelbook, plus more online content like exclusive maps and player patches.
Pre-orders are also being accepted for the Call of Duty: Ghosts Hardened Edition. The Prestige Edition is $200 and the Hardened Edition is $120. Pre-orders for both editions are available through GameStop and Amazon.com.
Several major UK retailers have stopped accepting PlayStation 4 pre-orders in fear of a supply shortage. Tesco, Asda, Amazon, and Toys R Us have all halted pre-orders for the Launch Edition version of the gaming console.
A message on Amazon UK reads: "Due to high demand, orders placed for this PlayStation 4 console from August 6 may be received after release date. We will ship orders as soon as we receive sufficient inventory."
Retailers are worried that the supply shortage could affect pre-Christmas sales.
Major US retailers such as Amazon and GameStop also ran out of PlayStation 4 Launch Editions in July, before restocking them and selling out again. Any pre-orders for the PS4 console placed now will not be guaranteed to ship on launch day in both the US and UK. US customers who are looking to receive a PS4 in time for the holidays are urged to pre-order today, or to sign up for free PlayStation 4 notifications in case Launch Editions pre-orders are once again reopened.
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom v.5 has been reduced to $100 for current Adorama customers. The Photoshop software is normally $150, but any customer who has bought a camera, lens and so on from Adorama in the past can now nab it for only $100. Just enter the coupon code S987654321 while checking out on Adorama.com, and you will receive a $50 discount.
Adobe Photoshop is a great tool for amateur and professional photographers. It supports Windows and Mac OS, and is a great way to edit and enhance photos taken from any device including the most basic camera phone or advanced DSLR. It is unknown how long the discount will last, and supplies are limited, so make sure you take advantage of this great deal asap.
Sony's DSC-QX10 "lens camera" for iOS and Android devices was leaked in a press photo on Monday. The DSC-QX10 is rumored to be a camera-like device that attaches to a smartphone or tablet, or can be used as its own separate digital camera. According to SonyAlphaRumors, Sony will announce two lens cameras very soon. The Sony rumor blog reports that both devices feature built-in sensors, Bionz processors, WiFi/NFC wireless capabilities and an SD card slot. Users will be able to control the lens cameras with their smartphone or tablet using a WiFi connection or NFC.
One model is rumored to feature a RX100MII sensor and Carl Zeiss lens, and the other will ship with a 10X zoom lens and 18MP CMOS sensor. Pricing is unknown at this time.