Posts Tagged ‘canon’

Canon’s G1 X Mark II Has Officially Arrived, Another Impressive High-End Compact

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Canon’s mirrorless attempts haven’t gone all that well. But where they’ve struck out in the mirrorless game, their large-sensor G1 X compact announced at CES 2012 has done quite well. Now, for this year’s CP+, Canon has updated the powerful compact by releasing the even more capable G1 X Mark II. Read more…

Canon Announces the T5: An Entry-Level Rebel for the Budget Conscious

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CP+ is underway, which means the gear announcements are about to start coming hard and fast… brace yourselves. First up is Canon, with a new entry-level DSLR that replaces the 2011 T3 as the stripped down Rebel for the budget conscious shooter who has their heart set on staying away from mirrorless cameras: The Canon Rebel T5. Read more…

Long-Time Nikon Photographer Scott Kelby Explains Why He Switched to Canon

About six months ago, well-known photographer Scott Kelby switched from Nikon — which he had shot for many years — to Canon. The switch has caused a flurry of questions from the photo community, and so today, Kelby asked Canon Explorer of Light Rick Sammon to stay for a few minutes after they wrapped up an episode of The Grid to help him answer this question. Read more…

Canon Shows Off the Inner Workings of Its Lenses in Cool CES Demos

Unfortunately, what with major changes at the helm and making sure that we hit 2014 running, we weren’t able to make it to Vegas for CES this year. And I say unfortunately because, not only does it mean we’ll have to wait a minute to get hands on with some of the new releases, but it also meant missing cool demonstrations like the ones you see above.

The video was filmed by Stan Horaczek over at Popular Photography and it shows the demos that Canon is currently running on the showroom floor to tempt CES attendees over to its booth. Read more…

Canon Introduces Three New PowerShots, Including One with a Rear-Facing Camera

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We’ve said it before, but it bears mentioning again: smartphones might be bludgeoning the compact camera market, but that doesn’t mean camera companies aren’t putting up a fight. Fuji’s new superzoom lineup is kind of a case in point, but a better example are the three new point-and-shoots just released by Canon. Read more…

Report Claims Only Nikon, Canon and Sony Will Survive the Smartphone Revolution

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The camera industry is turning into a two-tier market, with Canon, Nikon and Sony DSLRs at the top, smartphones at the bottom and nothing in the middle, according to a recent Reuters report that finds little traction for mid-tier camera makers counting on mirrorless to save the day. Read more…

Superzoom Battles: Canon Patents Nearly 100x Zoom PowerShot

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A few days back, the folks over at Egami spotted a new Canon PowerShot patent that, unlike most, piqued many photographers’ interest. That’s because this patent seems to show plans for a 100x (or rather almost 100x) superzoom camera. Read more…

What Amazon’s Most Wished For Cameras Tell Us About the Industry

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There are all sorts of statistics we can look up to tell us how the photography industry is doing and whether or not smartphones really are going to steamroll the market (spoiler alert: it’s not as bad as some make it out to be). One source of information that probably doesn’t cross your mind, however, is Amazon’s Most Wished For lists.

Where statistics on cameras shipped give us an idea of what the companies want, Amazon’s list gives us a glimpse of what the customers want, which might just be a good indicator of how the big players in the industry are really doing. Read more…

Crunching the Numbers: Four Insights We Can Glean from Camera Sales Data

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With every passing year, the digital camera sales dataset offered by the Camera and Imaging Products Association (CIPA) grows more comprehensive.┬áThese records are made available to the public by this coalition of camera manufacturers which includes Nikon, Canon, Fujifilm, Sony, Sigma, Ricoh, Olympus, and dozens of other recognizable brands. Since 2002, they’ve been improving and increasing the scale of their database, which now separates digital cameras into fixed-lens, mirrorless and DSLR categories, and reports sales figures for different regions.

It sometimes seems that commentators are primarily interested in the CIPA data to prove just how far up a creek camera manufacturers are so far this decade. But these depressing pronouncements are just scratching the surface. Here’s some other things the data shows: Read more…

Canon Unveils the EOS M2 with Twice the Focusing Speed, May Not Come to the US

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Canon’s first mirrorless camera, the EOS M, received mixed reviews when it first hit the market, mainly because of its slow autofocus. Canon is hoping to address those concerns with the newly-announced EOS M2, but it looks like this one might not even make it to the US or Europe. Read more…