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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
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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.

January 30, 2015
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(CW5) Image and Specs of Canon 5Ds and 5Ds R leaked (50MP sensor) – Updated 2, user poll, more specs, sensor by Canon

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UPDATE 2: In the meantime a more detailed spec list leakedBoth DSLRs will be available late March/April 2015.

- Sensor Effective Pixels 50.6MP. The total number of pixels 53MP CMOS
- 5DS R is a low-pass filter is disabled
- RAW (50MP), M-RAW (28MP), S-RAW (12.4MP)
- Media CF (UDMA7), SD / SDHC / SDXC (UHS-I)
- Dual DIGIC6
- Crop 1.3x and 1.6x
- Finder penta prism, 100% field of view, magnification 0.71 times, the eye point 21mm
- Electronic Level
- Grid display
- AF 61 points (41 points cross type). EV-2 support.
- ITR AF
- Anti-flicker
- Time-lapse movie
- Bulb timer
- Live View, the contrast AF (face recognition)
- 150,000 pixel RGB-TR metering sensor. 252 zone TTL metering
- EOS iSA system
- ISO100-6400 (extended with ISO50 and ISO12800)
- The shutter speed is 30 seconds -1/8000 seconds. Synchro is 1/200 sec
- Continuous shooting 5 frames / sec.
- Video 1920×1080 30fps (ALL-I or IPB)
- LCD monitor 3.2 inches 1.04 million dot
- Mini HDMI output terminal. External microphone terminal
- Battery LP-E6N / LP-E6
- The size 152 x 116.4 x 76.4mm
- Weighs 930g (CIPA guidelines). 845g (body only)

UPDATE

I got some more tidbits about the specs (thanks). Here is the new specification list (lines in bold are the new specs):

  • 50.6MP full-size CMOS sensor (53MP total count)
  • 5DS R is without low-pass filter
  • Magnesium alloy body
  • Dust and water sealed
  • Dual processor DIGIC6
  • Regular sensitivity ISO 100-6400, expand to 12800
  • Continuous shooting 5 frames / sec.
  • High precision 61-point AF, 41 cross type
  • EOS iTR AF
  • 150,000 pixel RGB + IR photometry sensor
  • Added “fine detail” to the Picture Style
  • 1.3x and 1.6x crop shooting mode
  • Customizable “Quick Control Screen”
  • Time-lapse movie
  • Anti-flicker
  • Interval Timer
  • Bulb timer
  • No headphone terminal
  • No DAF
  • No HDMI output for video (clean out). Not to compete with 5D III other video features are same.

The source also stated that the sensor is made by Canon using a new CMOS manufacturing process. I rate the added specs as CW3. The new specs (if real) confirm that these are DSLRs not oriented to the videographers.

ORIGINAL POST

Image and specs of the upcoming Canon 5Ds and EOS 5Ds R leaked at digicame-info. Two models will be announced next week, the EOS 5Ds and the EOS 5Ds R. Yesss, it’s a full-frame, high resolution Canon DSLR! :-)

The specs look impressing:

  • 50.6MP full-size CMOS sensor
  • 5DS R is without low-pass filter
  • Magnesium alloy body
  • Dust and water sealed
  • Dual processor DIGIC6
  • Regular sensitivity ISO 100-6400
  • Continuous shooting 5 frames / sec.
  • High precision 61-point AF
  • EOS iTR AF
  • 150,000 pixel RGB + IR photometry sensor
  • Added “fine detail” to the Picture Style
  • 1.3x and 1.6x crop shooting mode
  • Customizable “Quick Control Screen”
  • Time-lapse movie
  • Anti-flicker
  • Interval Timer
  • Bulb timer

There is no mention of Dual Pixel AF. Hence I think these cameras are not oriented to the videographers crowd. Moreover, looking at the so far leaked specs these appear to be DSLRs heavily oriented to stills photography. Another surprise is the relatively small ISO range, topping at ISO 6400, which makes me think that Canon wanted to keep sensor noise low. The pixel density of a full-frame 50MP sensor is more or less the same as on a 20MP APS-C sensor. The EOS 5Ds and EOS 5Ds R are not for the sport and wildlife photogs out there. Both cameras are for studio and landscape photography.

The two crop modes are an interesting feature, for sure it was on the wish list of many pros, and it is a primer for Canon. All in all, and judging according to the specs, these are two cameras that professional photographers will love. Looks like Canon is well listening to the needs of their customers.

The big question is: is this a Sony sensor?!? What do you think?

Do you think the EOS 5Ds and EOS 5Ds R have a sensor made by Sony?

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[via digicame-info]

January 30, 2015
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(CW5) Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM Image and Specs Leaked

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Digicame-info leaked image and specs of the EF 11-24mm f/4L USM lens. The lens will be announced next week. 
Specs:

– Ultra-wide-angle zoom lens for full-frame
– Dust and water sealed
– SWC coating 
– ASC coating 
– Fluorine coating 
– One large diameter grinding aspheric lens, one large-diameter glass molded aspherical lens, two glass molded aspherical lens, one super UD lenses, one lens UD

[Via Digicame-info]

January 29, 2015
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Canon Updates Photo Managing Service Irista, and Introduces New Pricing Scheme

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The updated irista service is now live, sign up by visiting: www.irista.com.

Canon press release:

Every image, everywhere: Canon’s latest irista updates go live

United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, 29 January 2015 – Canon today goes live with exciting new updates to its cloud-based image management service, irista, making it more user-friendly than ever before. The features going live are part of the next development phase of the platform and include an optimised user experience for tablets, as well as the ability to order high quality photo books directly from irista. Alongside the feature updates, Canon also today unveils new pricing for the irista subscription tiers, giving photography enthusiasts increased storage.

Feature upgrades – providing an optimised, user-friendly experience

The features going live today are:

  • Adobe® Lightroom® integration: Edit images directly in Lightroom, which stores and synchronises the edited versions on your irista account, maintaining a single place to store all your photos. Lightroom users will also find their photos with XMP data in irista, ensuring images can easily be filtered.
  • Multi-device ready: Compatible with the most popular iOS and Android tablets, the user experience has now been enhanced to make all of irista’s functionality easily accessible on tablet devices.
  • Photo books at the touch of a button: Create and order stunning HD photo books directly from irista. Simply filter your favourite images and create a book within irista, all via your web browser. You’ll receive a beautiful, premium quality photo book, allowing you to enjoy your photos time and time again.

New pricing – increased storage for photography enthusiasts

The irista updates are accompanied by a pricing refresh for the subscription tiers, which increases the storage options at all levels. The updated free tier now offers 15GB of cloud storage space – with full irista functionality. Advanced enthusiasts or professional users with larger image libraries can now get 200GB and 500GB tiers available for a monthly or annual cost.

Updated irista subscription tiers are as follows:

  • Up to 15GB: No cost, full functionality
  • Up to 200GB: £4.49/€4.99 per month, or £45.00/€49.00 per year
  • Up to 500GB: £9.99/€10.99 per month, or £99.00/€109.00 per year

Additional storage can also be purchased at £35.00/€39.00 per year for 100GB, £65.00/€69.00 per year for 500GB and £99.00/€109.00 per year for 1TB.

The updated irista service is now live, sign up by visiting: www.irista.com

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