Canon just announced new PIXMA wireless all-in-one printers, here they are

Canon Just Announced New PIXMA Wireless All-in-one Printers, Here They Are

Don’t you think it’s weird no rumor site ever leaks something about Canon printers? Guess why. :-)

Canon press release:

Express Your Creativity Endlessly With the New Line of Canon PIXMA Wireless All-in-One Printers

New Printer Series Includes Improved Premium Color Ink Systems and Bluetooth® Connectivity for Compatible Mobile Devices

ME LVILLE, N.Y., August 22, 2017 – Packing even more features in a small package, Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, announced today five new PIXMA TS-series Wireless1 Inkjet All-In-One (AIO) printers. The PIXMA TS9120, TS8120, TS6120, TS5120 and TS3120 Printers deliver a host of new features, while maintaining the sleek, compact body and versatile print, copy and scan functionalities of their predecessors. Each new model is equipped with a high-quality ink system, Bluetooth®2 connectivity for wireless printing and scanning, and the new, interactive Message in Print app3, soon to be available for users of compatible iOS devices in the fall of 2017. These new models are the ideal tools for tech gadget lovers, creative crafters and image makers to print and scan their creations in the most beautiful fashion.

“At Canon U.S.A. we are continuously striving to provide the highest quality and experience for our customers,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, president and COO, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “Expanding on our previous PIXMA models, this new series will help make photos and at-home projects even more memorable with an advanced color ink system and the new Message in Print app.”

The new line of printers preserves popular features from the previous series of PIXMA TS All-in-One printers, including but not limited to cloud printing capabilities through a compatible smartphone or tablet device using Canon PIXMA Cloud Link5 and high-resolution scanning and support for a variety of paper sizes and types. The TS9120 and TS8120, like previous flagship models, provide easy-to-use super-sized 5-inch and 4.3-inch LCD touch panel screen to allow users to simply select copy, scan or print, as well as two-way paper feeding and an auto-duplex printing option.

New improvements to the PIXMA TS-series Wireless Inkjet All-in-One printers include:

  • Bluetooth connectivity2, allowing users of compatible mobile devices to print and scan wirelessly from the new printers with ease using the Canon Print App 5; improving the overall user experience.
  • The Message in Print App3 for compatible iOS devices, offering a new level of personalization when sharing photos – Simply embed a code onto a customized photo through the app, print and send The app allows embedded messages to appear on the screen of the recipient’s device when holding it over the printed photo received. Messages can range from videos or photos with animation and background music and may include text, dates, location information and URLs. The result combines a physical photo with an enhanced digital component such as music or video and ultimately, makes sharing memories that much more memorable.
  • Attractive new colors are available throughout the lineup that will further enhance the room’s interior. The PIXMA TS9120 is available in a sleek gray, gold or red. The PIXMA TS8120 is available in black, white or red. The PIXMA TS6120 and PIXMA TS5120 are available in black or white and the PIXMA TS3120 is \\$79.99 MSRP6 and available in white.

The TS9120 and TS8120 also feature upgrades such as:

  • Six-way premium color system with a new Photo Blue ink to reduce graininess that can be found in bright colored prints from blues to whites, to deliver beautiful, high quality photos.
  • Direct print allows users to print photos directly from a compatible SD card4 or digital camera without a computer.
  • Disc label printing allows users to print directly to BD/DVD/CD labels.

The PIXMA TS9120 Wireless Inkjet All-In-One Printer is $199.99 MSRP6 and the PIXMA TS8120 Wireless Inkjet All-In-One Printer is $179.99 MSRP6.The PIXMA TS6120 Wireless Inkjet All-In-One Printer is $149.99 MSRP6,the PIXMA TS5120 Wireless Inkjet All-In-One Printer is $99.99 MSRP6 and the PIXMA TS3120 Wireless Inkjet All-In-One Printer is $79.99 MSRP6 and available in white.

For more information and the full list of product specifications, visit: shop.usa.canon.com.

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Canon gets 3 EISA awards for EOS 5D Mark IV, EOS 77D, and EF 16-35mm F2.8L III

Eisa awards
Three EISA awards for Canon, respectively for the EOS 5D Mark IV, the EOS 77D, and the EF 16-35mm F2.8L III lens.

Canon press release:

Canon recognised as a class-leader by the 2017 EISA awards

London, UK, 15 August 2017 – Canon Europe, world leader in imaging solutions, is honoured to today announce it has been awarded three prestigious accolades from the European Imaging and Sound Association (EISA). The EOS 5D Mark IV has been named ‘EISA Professional DSLR Camera 2017-2018’, the EOS 77D has been awarded ‘EISA Consumer DSLR Camera 2017-2018’ and the Canon EF 16-35mm F2.8L III USM has been awarded ‘EISA Professional DSLR Lens 2017-2018’.

Canon recognised as a class-leader by the 2017 EISA awards

London, UK, 15 August 2017 – Canon Europe, world leader in imaging solutions, is honoured to today announce it has been awarded three prestigious accolades from the European Imaging and Sound Association (EISA). The EOS 5D Mark IV has been named ‘EISA Professional DSLR Camera 2017-2018’, the EOS 77D has been awarded ‘EISA Consumer DSLR Camera 2017-2018’ and the Canon EF 16-35mm F2.8L III USM has been awarded ‘EISA Professional DSLR Lens 2017-2018’.

EISA Professional DSLR Camera 2017-2018: Canon EOS 5D Mark VI

EISA Consumer DSLR Camera 2017-2018: Canon EOS 77D

EISA Professional DSLR Lens 2017-2018: Canon EF 16-35mm F2.8L III USM

Voted by a panel of editors representing over 50 internationally-respected magazines from across 20 European countries, plus USA and Australia, EISA celebrates new products that combine the most advanced technology and desirable features with class-leading performance.

“Canon has a long-standing reputation within the industry for delivering high-quality products that enable users to tell the best story of their lives through unlocking their creative shooting potential with the support, reliability and consistency needed,” commented Lee Bonniface, Marketing Director, Consumer Imaging, Canon Europe. “Feedback on our products through award recognition such as EISA, is paramount as we strive to produce pioneering and class-leading solutions that enable photographers around the world to discover, capture and share their own unique stories through photography.”

In recognition of Canon’s award-winning products, the EISA judging panel commented with the following citations:

EISA Professional DSLR Camera 2017-2018: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

The Canon EOS 5D Mark IV is the tool of many professional photographers all over the world. Compared to its predecessor, Canon has increased the still image quality significantly with higher resolution and wider dynamic range, while the autofocus has become more sensitive. The video function is also much more advanced with quality 4K recording and fast autofocus in live view mode. The Canon EOS 5D Mark IV also features the innovative new Dual Pixel Raw feature, which allows sharpness and background blur to be fine-tuned later. All in all, the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV will remain a class-leading camera for several years to come.

EISA Consumer DSLR Camera 2017-2018: Canon EOS 77D

The Canon EOS 77D adopts many key features from the semi-professional EOS 80D. The 24.2 million pixel CMOS-sensor achieves a better dynamic range than its predecessor. A big advantage is that the Dual Pixel CMOS AF that enables a very fast and smooth autofocus during live view and video. Combined with STM or Nano USM lenses, the focus is very quiet. The viewfinder autofocus is also greatly improved, with 45 cross-type points. The new DIGIC 7 processor delivers enough power for fast continuous shooting (6 frames per second) and Full HD-video with high frame rates (1080/60p).

The top place LCD and the quick control dial allow fast operation. Other modern features are the articulated touchscreen and Wi-Fi, which is accompanied by Bluetooth for easy access.

EISA Professional DSLR Lens 2017-2018: Canon EF 16-35mm F2.8L III USM

The Canon EF 16-35mm F2.8L III USM has been long awaited by many professional photographers and exceeds expectations. It’s better built than its predecessors and gives astounding sharpness over the entire image, even at its full opening of F2.8. At 16mm it outperforms many ultra-wide-angle prime lenses. Distortion is low, while the anti-reflective coating very effectively reduces ghosting and flare. The Canon EF 16-35mm F2.8L III USM is built for everyday professional use and delivers an image quality that will satisfy even the most demanding users.

Tips on how to photograph the Solar Eclipse by Canon Explorer of Light Ken Slutke

Canon Explorer of Light Ken Slutke about how to photograph the Solar Eclipse. Slutke was interviewed by Time.

He gives some recommendations:

Sklute recommends three Canon models at different price points and skill levels, as shown in the video above. The Powershot Sx60 is a beginner level point-and-shoot bundled with a solar filter that can be purchased for $499.99. For the next step up, Sklute suggests the Rebel T7i (camera body only) for $749.99. On the more professional side, you can buy the 5D Mark IV (camera body only) for $3,299.

Once you have your camera, the next step is choosing a lens. You’ll want at least a 300 mm focal length to get a good-sized image of the sun in the frame, Sklute says. Focal length refers to the distance between a camera’s sensor and its lens. The longer the lens’s focal length, the larger the sun will be in the final image. Those who are hesitant about investing in an expensive lens may want to rent one instead.

Read the article at Time

The total solar eclipse will be visible in the US on August 21, 2017. The Canon Digital Learning Center has a lot of resources to get you ready.

You can get an AmazonBasics Electronic Flash for Canon DSLRs for just $28

You Can Get An AmazonBasics Electronic Flash For Canon DSLRs For Just $28

AmazonBasics Electronic Flash at a glance:

  • External flash for taking professional-looking photos in low-light conditions; compatible with Canon and Nikon DSLR cameras
  • 3 flash modes for versatility: M, S1, S2 (Manual mode, Slave mode 1, and Slave mode 2)
  • Standard PC synchronous port (input) for off-camera connecting; wireless sensor for triggering flash from a distance
  • Tilts up to 90 degrees; rotates up to 270 degrees
  • 8 levels of flash-brightness control; automatic saving function retains current flash settings; hot shoe stand and carrying bag included

Well, this may appear to a lot of photographers on a budget. Amazon sells a very inexpensive flash for Canon and Nikon DSLRs under their AmazonBasics brand, the AmazonBasics Electronic Flash for DSLR Cameras, and it’s yours for just $27.99.

The AmazonBasics Electronic Flash has three modes, M, S1, and S2, respectively Manual, Slave mode 1, Slave mode 2. A standard PC synchronous port is also provided, so you can connect the flash off-camera using a cable.

Reviews are mostly positive with an average of 3.9/5. The AmazonBasics Electronic Flash for DSLR cameras appears to be a pretty good deal, as one reviewer puts it: “[…] no flash at this price point has those features. This is unbeatable for the money.

AmazonBasics Electronic Flash

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Are you waiting for the Solar Eclipse? Canon Digital Learning Center has plenty of resources

The Canon Digital Learning Center silently provided a lot of resources for you, going from events and workshops to a rich set of articles (see the list below). Photojournalist Dave Henry and commercial/landscape photographer and Canon Explorer of Light Ken Sklute share articles and photos to help plan and photograph the eclipse event, which occurs on August 21, 2017.

It’s the first tome since almost 100 years that a total solar eclipse will traverse North America. Get ready for the big event by learning all there is to know. Click here to see what CDLC provided to get you ready for the solar eclipse.

  • Tracking the Eclipse
  • Planning Ahead for a Successful Solar Eclipse Shoot
  • Photographic Exposure of a Solar Eclipse
  • Spectacular Totality
  • Location Set-up
  • Choosing Lenses for Eclipse Photography
  • Choosing a Camera for Eclipse Photography
  • Multiple Camera Eclipse Coverage
  • Being Safe Using Solar Filters
  • Supporting Your Camera with a Tripod
  • Planning Multiple Exposure Sequences
  • Keeping It All In Focus

Then there is Google’s “Eclipse Megamovie” project (see here, and be sure to watch the 1min video on top).

Led by the University of California at Berkeley, scientists from multiple universities are turning to citizen scientists for help gathering images of the sun and its atmosphere, the corona. Volunteers armed with standard photography equipment—a camera, telephoto lens, and tripod—will capture photos of the eclipse as the moon’s shadow passes over their part of the country. Once this huge dataset is collected, it’s Google’s turn. We’ll use our technology to algorithmically align and process the images submitted by citizen scientists to create a continuous view of the eclipse: the Eclipse Megamovie.

In addition to the movie, the full dataset of images will be made available to the public and the scientific community. Time will only tell what insights and projects may come from this rich collection.

If you’ll be on the path of totality and plan on taking pictures, the project needs your help. Head to https://eclipsemega.movie/ to learn more about how to join and take the best eclipse photographs possible.

 

Canon-led team working on next low-cost rocket to carry small satellites into space

Canon-led Team Working On Next Low-cost Rocket To Carry Small Satellites Into Space

We reported Canon’s efforts for conquering space before. Latest news was on June 23, 2017, the CE-SAT 1 (Canon Electric Satellite 1) was launched into orbit from the Satish Dhawan Space Center in Sriharikota, southeastern India. It’s since 2014 that Canon puts efforts into space technology, with some unlucky events like the first rocket exploding.

Canon appears to still believe and work for the (commercial) race into space. Nikkei Asian Review reports:

Canon is joining IHI Aerospace, construction company Shimizu and the government-backed Development Bank of Japan in the venture.

The new company will be founded on Wednesday with capital of 200 million yen ($1.8 million). Canon Electronics will take a 70% stake. The three other parties will have stakes of 10%.

The business is not expected to get underway until at least the end of fiscal 2017. When it does begin operating, it will try to meet some of the surging demand to carry small satellites into space with a small, low-cost rocket.

Canon and its partners are going to develop rocket technology based on the tech found in the SS-520 minirocket, build by Japanese space agency JAXA. Canon will supply the control equipment for the rocket.

The CE-SAT 1, launched in June 2017, is

[…] an experiment satellite developed at Canon Electronics Space Technology Laboratory to create a high-resolution Earth-imaging system by combining a Cassegrain telescope with a conventional Canon image sensor found in the firm’s EOS product line.

There are several slightly modified Canon EOS 5D Mark III cameras on board of the CE-SAT 1. The cameras are used to build a high-resolution Earth-imaging system (more here).

According to my sources, Canon’s low-cost rocket will not have 4K ;-)