Canon celebrates 13th consecutive year of No. 1 share of global interchangeable-lens digital camera market

Canon Celebrates 13th Consecutive Year Of No. 1 Share Of Global Interchangeable-lens Digital Camera Market

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Canon celebrates 13th consecutive year of No. 1 share of global interchangeable-lens digital camera market

TOKYO, March 29, 2016—Canon Inc. announced today that the Company’s interchangeable-lens digital cameras (digital SLR and compact-system cameras) have maintained the No. 1 share of the global market for 13 consecutive years from 2003 to 2015.1

Canon, which develops the key components featured in its interchangeable-lens cameras—the CMOS image sensors, image processors and interchangeable lenses—employs these cutting-edge technologies across its entire product lineup, from entry-level models to professional-use flagship cameras. Through its robust product lineup that effectively responds to the needs of a wide range of users, Canon has continuously secured the top global share within the industry.

In 2003, the dawn of digital SLR cameras, Canon introduced its breakthrough EOS Kiss Digital (EOS Digital Rebel or EOS 300D Digital in other regions). This groundbreaking camera, which was competitively priced and featured a compact, lightweight design, captured the top share of the global market and set the stage for growth in the digital SLR market. Since that time, Canon has continued to launch a range of epoch-making products, including the professional-model EOS-1D series and the EOS 5D series which, equipped with a 35 mm full-frame sensor, paved the way for digital SLR video recording.

During 2015, Canon introduced an impressive lineup of new interchangeable-lens camera products that supported the Company’s achievement of a 13th consecutive year at the top of the global market. In June, the Company released the EOS 5Ds and 5Ds R digital SLR cameras, which realize the world’s highest pixel count2 with approximately 50.6-megapixel resolution; while in April the EOS 8000D (EOS Rebel T6s or EOS 760D) and EOS Kiss X8i (EOS Rebel T6i or EOS 750D) digital SLR cameras were released. Also, in March, Canon launched the EOS M3 compact-system camera.

Additionally, further bolstering Canon’s product lineup designed to meet the specific needs of a diverse user base, the Company announced in February this year the introduction of the EOS-1D X Mark II, capable of high-speed 14 frame-per-second continuous shooting, and the EOS 80D, which combines full-fledged still image-capture performance with exceptional movie-shooting operability. Also, the extensive EF lens-series lineup, production of which surpassed the 110 million unit mark in June 2015, currently comprises a total of 98 models3 and represents one of Canon’s biggest strengths, supporting the EOS series by enabling a wide array of shooting possibilities and rich expressive capabilities.

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Canon EOS 7D on-camera tutorial videos

Canon EOS 7D On-camera Tutorial Videos

CanonUSA posted a series of tutorial videos about the Canon EOS 7D (Mark I). See them below. A bit late for EOS 7D tutorial videos, since we have the EOS 7D Mark II available since a while. However, most of what is discussed can well be applied to other Canon DSLRs.

Battery display tutorial

Customizing Operations

Live View Basics

Zone AF

Spot AF

Manual AF Point Selection

Viewfinder Options

Canon announces entry acceptance schedule for New Cosmos of Photography 2016

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Canon press release:

Canon announces entry acceptance schedule for New Cosmos of Photography 2016

TOKYO, March 28, 2016—Canon Inc. announced today that the Company will begin accepting entries for its New Cosmos of Photography 2016 (39th edition) photo competition on April 20. The New Cosmos of Photography is Canon’s cultural support project to discover, nurture, and support new photographers who pursue new possibilities in creative photographic expression. Aiming to incorporate diverse perspectives, the number of judges for this year’s competition will be increased to seven toward the realization of an even more open photo exhibition.

Entries for New Cosmos of Photography 2016 will be accepted between April 20 and June 15, 2016, while the Excellence Award selection committee is to meet in July to choose seven Excellence Award winners and fourteen Honorable Mention Award winners. Later, in November, the Grand Prize selection committee is scheduled to meet to select one Grand Prize winner from among the seven Excellence Award-winning entries.

The Grand Prize winner of this year’s competition will receive not only JPY 1 million in prize money and a Canon product, but as an added bonus will be granted the right to hold a solo exhibit at the exhibition of winning entries for next year’s New Cosmos of Photography. Additionally, to encourage the continued pursuit of their creative activities, 2016 Excellence Award and Honorable Mention Award winners will each receive prize money and the right to display their works at this year’s exhibition of winning entries.

For additional information about this year’s New Cosmos of Photography competition, visit the New Cosmos of Photography homepage at: www.canon.com/scsa/newcosmos/

Canon EOS 80D now shipping in the US, starts shipping in EU next week

Canon EOS 80D Now Shipping In The US, Starts Shipping In EU Next Week

Canon EOS 80D at a glance:

  • 24.2MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 6 Image Processor
  • 3.0″ 1.04m-Dot Vari-Angle Touchscreen
  • Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 60 fps
  • 45-Point All Cross-Type AF System
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF
  • Expanded ISO 25600, Up to 7 fps Shooting
  • Built-In Wi-Fi with NFC
  • RGB+IR 7560-Pixel Metering Sensor

From readers in the US I got word that their Canon EOS 80D shipped. According to my information, the EOS 80D will start ship in Europe by next week. Just a few days ago DPReview posted their lab tests about the EOS 80D’s dynamic range, and the results are spectacular.

Enjoy your new camera, or go for a great deal on the EOS 70D!

Want the EOS 80D user manual? See here how to download it.


Canon EOS 80D: Amazon | B&H Photo | Digitalrev | eBay | Adorama | Canon USA


World-wide Canon EOS 80D pre-order links after the break.

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Sigma f/1.8 Art Lenses bundle with USB Dock on sale at $1,799 (save $160)

Sigma F/1.8 Art Lenses Bundle With USB Dock On Sale At $1,799 (save $160)

B&H Photo has an interesting bundle on offer. The new Sigma 50-100mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art bundled with the Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art and Sigma’s USB Dock.

You can pre-order the bundle at $1,799 and save $160. These Sigma f/1.8 lenses are what makes your APS-C DSLR yield results like a full-frame.

Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8

Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8

Sigma 50-100mm f/1.8

Sigma 50-100mm f/1.8

 

 

Canon ME20F-SH overview videos (the ISO 4.5M camera that can see in the dark)

Canon ME20F-SH at a glance:

  • Up to 4 Million ISO & 12 Stops DR
  • Full Frame 35mm CMOS Sensor
  • Canon DIGIC DV 4
  • Full HD up to 60p
  • HD/3G-SDI & HDMI Connectors
  • Canon Locking Cinema EF Lens Mount

Do you remember the Canon ME20F-SH, the Canon camera with ISO 4.5M (yes ISO 4,500,000)?

CanonUSA on YouTube posted two videos that give a good overview about the Canon ME20F-SH. The ME20F-SH is a hghly specialised camera, and it sells at $20,000, so it is not the nice camera you want to gift to your spouse or your childrens.

More about the Canon ME20F-SH after the break.

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