Melville, NY—Canon USA will showcase its new EOS 80D and EOS M3 video creator kits during VidCon 2016. The event will be held at the Anaheim Convention Center, June 23–25, 2016. Visitors to Canon’s booth will have access to live speakers and also guest appearances by YouTube content creators like Anna Akana. There will also be touch-and-try areas where they can use Canon cameras and lenses to create videos. The booth, #1801, is on the main floor of Hall B.
Canon EOS 80D Video Creator Kit. This bundle includes an EOS 80D DSLR camera, an EF-S 18–135mm f/3.5–5.6 IS USM lens, a Rode VideoMic GO external microphone and a 32GB SD memory card. It also contains Canon’s PZ-E1 power zoom adapter. The PZ-E1 allows creators to control their zoom at the push of a button or right from their smartphone via the Canon Camera Connect app. The EOS 80D video creator kit is scheduled to be available in August for an estimated retail price of $2,049.
Canon EOS M3 Video Creator Kit. Incorporating an EOS M3 digital camera, EF-M 18–55mm f/3.5–5.6 IS STM lens, an external Rode VideoMic GO microphone and a 32GB SD card, this kit will be available in late June for an estimated retail price of $899.99.
The new kits will join a family of video creator kits that include the EOS Rebel T6i, Rebel T5i and EOS 70D.
Canon will also host an on-site social media contest at VidCon that encourages attendees to share their talents (fashion/costume, beauty, dance, skit, or talent tricks). Participants will have the chance to create a 30-second video using Canon video creator kits.
One winner will be selected to create a video with a YouTube star at the Canon Experience Center in Cosa Mesa, California. The prize also includes an EOS Rebel T6i video creator kit.
In addition, YouTube sensation Anna Akana will discuss various topics. She will speak to how she got her start on YouTube, what inspires her and the challenges she faces during the creative and filmmaking process.
Canon Speaker Schedule for VidCon 2016
• Thursday, June 23: 12:00 p.m., Up Your Game: The New Canon Video Creator Kits; 2:00 p.m., Tiffany Ma Q&A; 5:00 p.m., Clarissa May Q&A.
• Friday, June 24: 11:00 a.m., Up Your Game: The New Canon Video Creator Kits; 1:00 p.m., wildlife photographer, filmmaker and host of Nat Geo Wild’s first digital series, Wild_Life, Bertie Gregory; 3:00 p.m., RJ Aguiar Q&A; 4:30 p.m., Anna Akana Q&A.
• Saturday, June 25: 10:00 a.m., wildlife photographer, filmmaker and host of Nat Geo Wild’s first digital series, Wild_Life, Bertie Gregory; 12:00 p.m., Sawyer Hartman Q&A; 1:00 p.m., Chris Peterson, director of Photography, LAIKA; 2:00 p.m., Loey Lane Q&A.
For those with a creator or industry show badge, Canon will also have a booth on the second floor of the convention center, #205L. Creators can touch and try Canon’s professional video products, including the Compact-Servo 18–80mm T4.4 EF. They can also have their questions answered by Canon product experts. usa.canon.com/daretodream