Adobe Lightroom 6.5.1 and Camera Raw 9.5.1 updates released

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Adobe released Adobe Lightroom 6.5.1/CC 2015.5.1 and Camera Raw 9.5.1 to the public. Bug fixes and new cameras added (no Canons). To update please select Help > Updates to install the update, or go for the direct download links:  Win | Mac. Adobe Camera Raw 9.5.1 can be downloaded here.

Lightroom CC 2015.5.1 and Lightroom 6.5.1 are now available.  Our focus with this release was to add support for new cameras and also fix reported customer issues.

Please note that on first launch of Lightroom CC 2015.5.1 / 6.5.1, you will need to log in to continue syncing images and metadata between desktop and your mobile devices.  To sign in, click on the Activity Center in the upper-left corner and select the “Sign In” button. For more info see these detailed instructions.

Lightroom for iOS v2.3 is now live as well. Check it out here!

Bugs Fixed in Lightroom CC 2015.5.1 / 6.5.1

New Camera Support in Lightroom CC 2015.5.1 / 6.5.1

  • Pentax K-1
  • Sony DSC-RX10M3

Known Issue

  • Image flickers when moving an adjustment slider.  Note that this only occurs when using certain AMD graphics cards (such as 6450M and 6970M) on Mac OS 10.11 (El Capitan). We are working with our partners to resolve this issue. In the meantime, you can workaround this issue by disabling “Use Graphics Processor” in Lightroom’s preferences.

Canon forced to halt production of some products owing to the impact of Japan earthquakes

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In a statement issued to Amateur Photographer, Canon says that while there have been no injuries among Canon employees, the recent earthquakes in Japan had an impact on the production chain due to the damages experienced by companies that supply parts. Quoting:

Canon makes clear that it has been forced to halt production of some products owing to the impact of the earthquakes on companies that supply parts, and the effect on infrastructure.

However, the statement emphasises that there have been no serious injuries to Canon employees or their families, and no significant damage to the company’s building or facilities.

Canon adds that the current impact on the company’s business is ‘minimal’, though the future situation is still being assessed.

Canon made a donation of 10 million yen (approx. $92,600) to the Japanese Red Cross Society.

[via Amateur Photographer]

Canon Powershot G9 X awarded prestigious Red Dot international design award

Canon Powershot G9 X Awarded Prestigious Red Dot International Design Award

Canon PowerShot G9 X: Alibaba, Amazon China, Digitalrev, eBay

Canon’s Powershot G9 X premium compact camera got the “Red Dot” design award.

Canon press release:

Canon Powershot G9 X premium digital compact camera awarded prestigious Red Dot international design award

TOKYO, April 27, 2016—Canon Inc. announced today that the Company’s Powershot G9 X premium digital camera was honored for design excellence, winning the Red Dot Design Award: Product Design 2016. The internationally recognized “Red Dot” is organized by the Design Zentrum Nordrhein, a design institution based in Essen, Germany.

The Powershot G9 X features a compact, lightweight design, a 28-84 mm (35 mm film equivalent) 3x optical zoom lens and a 1.0 inch image sensor. Its luxury design, characteristic of a premium compact camera, features a touch-panel LCD and a control ring for intuitive operability that makes possible the effortless capture of high-quality images and video.

Encouraged by the recognition of the Company’s design excellence, Canon will continue striving to realize products that combine the highest levels of performance and design.

About the Red Dot Design Awards

The Red Dot Design Awards, founded in 1955, are among the most prestigious design awards in the world. Separated into three categories—Product Design, Communication Design and Design Concept—the awards are presented to the most outstanding designs for products launched within the past two years. This year, companies and designers from 57 countries and regions submitted a total of 5,214 entries to the Product Design category, which were reviewed based on nine criteria, including level of innovation, functionality and ergonomics, by a panel of internationally renowned design professionals.

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Canon reports steeper-than-expected fall in first-quarter operating profit (-39%)

Canon Reports Steeper-than-expected Fall In First-quarter Operating Profit (-39%)

Canon published the Q1 2016 financial results, and it doesn’t look good for the company.

Canon reports a 39% fall in operating profits, due to less demand for office equipment in emerging markets and slower global sales of compact digital cameras.

Go for the presentation material for a quick overview.

[via Reuters]

Canon participates in Earth Hour 2016 in 231 locations across 26 countries and regions

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Canon press release:

TOKYO, April 22, 2016—Canon Inc. announced today that 231 of the Company’s offices and operating sites across 26 countries and regions participated in Earth Hour 2016, which was held in each locale from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. (local time) on March 19.

Earth Hour is a global environmental initiative organized by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) that began in 2007. The event encourages individuals, communities, households and businesses to turn off their non-essential lights for one hour as a statement to stop global warming and protect the global environment.

Across various locations, Canon Group companies turned off lights at offices and operating sites as well as neon signs. This year’s event started in Oceania, which is closest to the International Date Line, and moved around the world through Asia, Europe, the Middle East and the Americas. In addition to Earth Hour, various regions carried out their own energy-saving activities. A dedicated page* within the Canon Global website provides an overview of the Company’s global Earth Hour 2016 activities.

Through technological innovation and improved management efficiency, Canon aims to realize its “Action for Green” environmental vision: a society that promotes both enriched lifestyles and the global environment. Canon strives to reduce the environmental burden throughout the entire product lifecycle—Produce, Use, Recycle—thereby creating environmental frontrunner products.

http://www.canon.com/environment/communication/earthhour/index.html