Amazon Patents Studio Photography on Seamless White Background

Amazon Patent Seamless White Background copy

Amazon has had some pretty revolutionary ideas over the years. The Kindle is awesome. Prime is a great service. And drone delivery may be on the horizon. However, Amazon has gone a bit too far with one of its latest “inventions.”

Amazon Technologies, Inc. (a subsidiary of Amazon.com, Inc.) has legitimately patented studio the common studio photography method of photographing subjects on a seamless white background using a cyclorama and the USPTO actually granted the patent. [Read more...]

Canon EOS M Listed as Discontinued

Discontinued EOS M

Adorama is the first retailer that I am aware of to list the Canon EOS M as discontinued. Searching for “EOS M” on Adorama’s site automatically directs you to a page containing discontinued items, and only displays used items. Additionally, the previous product listing for the EOS M now says “We are sorry, this item is no longer available.”

Perhaps the recent $299 fire sale for Canon EOS M kits depleted Adorama’s supply?

B&H and Amazon are currently back-ordered on this kit; however, you can still order at $299.

Additionally, the EOS M kit with 18-55mm lens for $349 is in stock at both B&H and Amazon.

If you have been thinking about picking up one of these very discounted prices, you may not have much time left to find one at all.

Transcend 64GB SDXC and microSDXC Card Deals

Transcend 64GB SDXC Card

Amazon currently has the Transcend 64GB UHS-I SDXC card for $59.99 (reg. $69.99) and the 64GB microSDXC card for $49.99 (reg. $68.99).

The Transcend 64GB Class 10 UHS-I 600x card offers write speeds up to 40MB/s and read speeds up to 80MB/s. Check it out here on Amazon.

The Transcend 64GB MicroSDXC Class10 UHS-I card offers read/write speeds up to 45MB/s. Check it out here on Amazon.

Class 10 cards deliver on speed for HD video capture, which goes along with the size advantage of the SDXC spec.  For more details on what all the classes and card specs mean, check out my resource article Demystifying SD Cards.