Canon & mirrorless


Canon could realize a mirrorless camera, said Masaya Maeda, a senior company executive, in an interview with Reuters.
Canon has restored the production and overcome the problems of the earthquake.
The new investment in Taiwan will increase the production of single-lens reflex cameras.
The actual output capacity of 7 million units will grow up to 10.
Other companies have launched mirrorless models reaching a market share more competitive. They are are trying to move customers from compact cameras towards a more profitable upmarket.
This opens a new landscape for Canon and Nikon wich are the major representatives of high camera market, and this could push both to follow the same strategy.
When asked about mirrorless, Masaya said “We are considering the technical aspects”.
“We will launch an interesting product next year,” adding that it would be small, but not specifying whether it would be a mirrorless model.
Reuters

The World top 100 companies – SONY 6th and CANON 8th


Published the result of the top companies in the world: Sony is the sixth and Canon the eighth.
To qualify for the ranking at all, each company had to have an above-average reputation score (defined as over 70) in its home market, based on Reputation Institute’s global database of RepTrak scores spanning 2006 to 2010. The criteria for qualification also included company size, based on annual revenue, multinational presence and high familiarity among consumers in the measured 15 markets (Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Russia, South Korea, Spain, the U.K. and the U.S.).” Forbes (via Quesabesde)
It’ s interesting to note the first 10 places:
1 Google U.S.
2 Apple U.S.
3 The Walt Disney Company U.S.
4 BMW Germany
5 LEGO Denmark
6 Sony Japan
7 Daimler Germany
8 Canon Japan
9 Intel U.S.
10 Volkswagen Germany

However, for the world of photography, here are some other positions: Panasonic 13th, Samsung 43th and Fujifilm 47th.
Strange but Nikon is not listed.

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Apple in the Cloud didn’t see the thunderstorm


Some days are gone from June 21, the release date of Final Cut Pro X, and Apple seems still lost in the Clouds.
There has never been a sign of apology or at least an explanation, just an almost embarrassing one way FAQ page.
Just that! and the fundamental questions still not answered.
To the costumer this arrives as “arrogance” and sets a heavy precedent which will be very difficult to retrieve.
Big companies, small business, professionals and ordinary people, all have been disappointed.
This time Apple has left everyone stunned.
Most of us share the same basic, astonished question: why?

I suggest you to read the article by Ken Segall.
It’s very clear, sensible and representative of the collective discontent.

“Well, well. This is something you don’t see every day: an open revolt by some of Apple’s most loyal customers.
It’s not that Final Cut Pro X is a bad product. Quite the opposite. It’s actually a tremendously cool and bold product. (I’ve been playing with it for two days now.) The problem is, for those who make a living with Final Cut Pro, it’s disturbingly incomplete.
Starting with nothing, FCP became the darling of Hollywood and the first choice among pro editors and video hobbyists. An amazing success.
But FCP was seriously due for an upgrade. So when Apple let loose that an all-new 64-bit version of FCP was coming, there was joy across the land.
It was a joy that came to an abrupt halt this week when Final Cut Pro X was released.
FCPX is indeed 64-bit, but it arrived missing features that many pros simply cannot live without. And Apple knows that.
For example, FCPX doesn’t support multiple cameras — which are a standard setup in many productions. It can’t open projects from previous FCP versions. It doesn’t support XML. (See what a big deal Apple made about XML in its own announcement two years ago.)”

To continue the article click on kensegall.com

Canon big investment in Taiwan to make more DSLR Cameras


Canon expands his production of DSLR Cameras and invests 10 Billion Yen in Taiwan building a new factory and expanding another.
In a interview with Bloomberg, Takafumi Hongo, a company spokesman, said that “Canon forecasts sales of about 7 million single-lens reflex cameras this year, compared with sales of 5.9 million last year.
Shipments of SLR cameras jumped 30 percent last year, more than double the 13 percent gain by compact models, according to the Camera & Imaging Products Association, a Tokyo-based industry group. Canon had the biggest share of the market, with 44.5 percent, research company IDC said in April.

Bloomberg

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DSLR Sales Ranking


The top ranking of DSLR Camera in June by BCN Japan
The May index digital SLR on BCN Ranking in Japan had shown a new scene: Nikon and Canon which accounts more than 30%, against the mirror-less ‘SLR Olympus, Sony and Panasonic.
It was and it is the current landscape created after the massive entry of new mirror-less.
Opening the page ranking Digital SLR Camera of June, BCN gives this new list.
Note that the sales ranking is represented by cameras with lens kit. BCNranking.jp

Ranking Digital SLR Camera
Period: 2011/06/01 ~ 2011/06/30
.1 Nikon D3100 D3100WZ Double Zoom Kit .2 Canon EOS Kiss X5 Double Zoom Kit .3 Canon EOS Kiss X4Double Zoom Kit .4 Nikon D3100 Lens Kit D3100 .5 Nikon D5100 Double Zoom Kit .6 Nikon D90 AF-S DX 18-105G VR Lens Kit .7 Panasonic LUMIX GF2 Shell White Double Lens Kit .8 Sony NEX-5 Double Lens Kit .9 Nikon D7000 Lens Kit .10 Canon EOS 60D EF-S18-135 IS Lens Kit

Pentax will be sold to Ricoh


Hoya confirms the sale of Pentax to Richo.
In 2007 Hoya and Pentax merged their companies mainly to gain access to its medical technology and now Hoya Pentax Corporation sells the camera business to Richo.
The sale of the camera field was expected, but not the buyer.
We’ll see!
Here the Notice of Sale which will be in October.