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February 5, 2015
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(CW5) Updated List of Tomorrows New Canon Products (new: 8000D, EF-M 22mm in silver)

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The EOS M3

Digicame-Info posted an updated list of the products Canon will announce tomorrow Friday, February 6th. The news: So far it is not clear if the EOS 8000D is the Japanese name of the EOS 750D or 760D, though I think it is the former. The EOS M3 comes also in a kit with the EVF-DC1 electronic viewfinder.

  • EOS 5Ds
  • EOS 5Ds R
  • EOS 8000D (probably EOS 750D)
  • EOS Kiss X8i (probably EOS 760D)
  • EOS M3 (also EVF Kit)
  • EF11-24mm F4L USM
  • EF-M 22mm F2 STM Silver
  • More Powershot cameras

Announcement will be tomorrow at 6am London time, 12am EST. I will live blog the event so stay tuned on CW tomorrow in order to not miss anything.

February 3, 2015
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Canon EOS-1D X $800 Price Drop

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After the EOS-1D C also the EOS-1D X got a permanent $800 price drop. New price is $5,999: AmazonAdorama | B&H Photo.

February 3, 2015
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Canon Announce New PIXMA Pro-100S and Pro-10S Photo Printers

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Sydney, Australia, 4 February 2015 – The new PIXMA PRO-100S and PIXMA PRO-10S replace Canon’s existing PRO-100 and PRO-10 printers retrospectively and deliver a whole host of connectivity options to allow you to easily print and bring your creations to life in stunning detail.

Ideal for professional photographers, the new PIXMA PRO’s are not only equipped with enhanced solutions and abilities but also offers high image quality printing for the professional photographer.

The PIXMA PRO-100S uses 8 dye-based inks to produce vibrant, high quality prints up to A3+ in size at fast speeds. The PIXMA PRO-10S meanwhile, features a pigment ink system using 10 individual colour inks, complete with Chroma Optimiser, for stunning quality prints with high black density and increased longevity.

Canon’s latest PIXMA PRO printers also allow you to connect and print with ease. Whether you need to print from cloud storage services such as DropBox™, Flickr™ Facebook™, Google Drive and One Drive, direct from Canon’s PIXMA Cloud Link, or set up to print via Wi-Fi, Ethernet, PictBridge or via mobiles or tablets, the choice is yours.

PIXMA PRO-100S and PIXMA PRO-10S are also compatible with Canon’s new Pro Gallery Print app, which allows you to connect to cloud photo and video hosting services Zenfolio and SmugMug from your tablet, so that you can print your work in exceptional quality and ensure they are showcased in all their magnitude.

PIXMA PRO-100s and PIXMA PRO-10s key features:

– Exceptional quality colour & monochrome prints
– Simplified workflow & professional colour control
– Print speeds to enhance your productivity

Availability

The PIXMA PRO-100s and PIXMA PRO-10s are available nationwide now.

February 3, 2015
Posted in News

Canon Puts Connectivity at the Centre of its New Multi-Functional Printer, the PIXMA MX495

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Canon press release:

Canon puts connectivity at the centre of its latest home office multi-functional printer, the PIXMA MX495

United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, 03 February 2015 – Canon today announces an update to its PIXMA printer range with the launch of the PIXMA MX495. Designed for home office use, it replaces the MX395 and offers a full suite of connectivity features, from Wi-Fi, to support for Canon’s enhanced PIXMA Cloud Link, all in a compact multi-function inkjet device. The introduction of the PIXMA MX495 ensures that Canon’s wide range of connectivity options are available at every level of the range.

Enhanced Connectivity

The MX495 is an All-In-One device that delivers print, copy, scan and fax functionality and is designed to be affordable as well as intuitive, featuring built-in Wi-Fi and Cloud connectivity.The integrated Wi-Fi allows the MX495 to be shared between multiple PCs, laptops and wireless devices around the home and office, whether users are looking to print documents, PDFs, emails or presentations for work, homework projects, or a special photo to display in the home. Compatibility with Apple AirPrint™ and Google CloudPrint™, as well as the PIXMA Printing Solutions app, which can be easily downloaded for free from the Apple store or Google Play store, means that whatever connected device users rely on in the home or for work, there is a way to easily connect to a printer and print.

In addition, the MX495 connects to Canon’s PIXMA Cloud link, which enables documents and images to be printed from cloud services such as GoogleDrive™, Dropbox™, Facebook™ and OneDrive™, direct from the printer itself. Users can also scan JPEGs and PDFs and save directly to cloud accounts or smart devices via the PIXMA Printing Solutions app, or scan and send important work documents via email as attachments. The MX495 also supports Access Point Mode, which allows smartphones and tablets to be connected to the printer without the need for an internet connection.

Superior Software

As with other models from Canon’s PIXMA range, the MX495 also features access to Canon’s My Image Garden¹ software, which combines all software previously available for Canon PIXMA products into one single easy-to-use interface, enabling quick and fluid navigation between printing and scanning functions. In addition, the Easy-PhotoPrint+ software, available via the PIXMA Printing Solutions app, also includes image templates, greeting cards and calendars that can be enhanced with photos, to be easily printed and shared with family or friends.

PIXMA MX495 key features:

  • FINE cartridge with 2pl ink droplets and up to 4800 dpi print resolution
  • ISO ESAT: 8.8ipm (Mono) 4.4ipm (Colour)
  • Optional XL cartridges
  • Wi-Fi connectivity & Access Point Mode
  • PIXMA Printing Solutions app
  • Apple AirPrint™ and Google Cloud Print™ compatibility
  • PIXMA Cloud Link (PRINT & SCAN)
  • Scan to email
  • Easy-PhotoPrint+

Pricing and Availability
The PIXMA MX495 will be available across the UK and Ireland from February 2015 with an SRP of £69.99/€84.99.

 

January 31, 2015
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Canon Wants to Dominate the Mirrorless Market by 2017

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Dicahub posted an interesting analysis of a BNC report on shares in the mirrorless market in Japan.

Two interesting things. If you look at the graph above, you can see that Sony lost market shares towards the end of 2014, and that Canon gained shares (to a small degree). The other interesting thing, not visible in the graph but mentioned in the original BNC article, is that Canon wants to become the leader of the mirrorless market by 2017. During the period 2015-2017 Canon is targeting an annual revenue growth of 4% in 2017 to 741 billion yen sales, with an operating profit of 37 billion yen.

Next week Canon will announce the EOS M3, and we will see if Canon’s next MILC is a step in the right direction.

[via Dicahub]

January 30, 2015
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Canon EOS-1D C Gets a $4,000 Price Drop on Sunday, February 1st

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As reported a few weeks ago, the Canon EOS-1D C will get a price drop. Starting Sunday, February 1st, the EOS-1D C will sell for $7,999 instead of $11,999 – that’s $4,000 price drop. If you are on the fence for the top of Canon’s DSLR line-up then Sunday is your day. Adorama has the link ready: Canon EOS-1D C for $7,999.

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