This is a pretty interesting infographic made by the people at hastalosmegapixeles. The graphic shows a breakdown of the cameras used for the World Press Photo 2014 awards, won by Canon photographer John Stanmeyer. Canon dominates.
58% of the cameras used are Canon cameras, 28% are Nikon cameras. Canon is prominent with the Canon EOS-1D X (8%), the Canon EOS 5D Mark III (7%), and even with the relatively old Canon EOS 5D Mark II (7%). No surprise here: Canon rules the professional photographers world.
Nice to see that an entry-level camera, the Canon Rebel T3/EOS 1100D, is also part of the game (1%). The original article (translated) claims that 86% of the winners used Canon gear, but I can not see it in the info graphic. Finally, there is still people using film (2%), and mirrorless cameras do not appear to play any role (3%), but some are using compact cameras (2%).
[via The Phoblographer]
For a new series of moving portraits looking under the skin of some of the fashion industry’s most famous and influential people, photographer, filmmaker and Canon Explorer Clive Booth turned to the Cinema EOS C500 Digital Cinema Camera. For the first film in the series – focusing on fashion designer Henry Holland – he was looking to take advantage of the C500’s 4K shooting capabilities, and a whole lot more. Clive Booth tells CPN writer James Morris about his long-standing relationship with the Canon EOS System, and how the C500 has enabled shooting capabilities that weren’t possible before…
The video above is the first film in the series, and the film is a portrait of fashion designer Henry Holland. You may be more interested to see the behind the scenes video, which can be seen here (scroll down to the bottom).
More after the break.
Some days ago I posted a download link for a brochure entitled ”Story of the PowerShot G1 X Mark II Development”. The brochure gives an interesting insight into the design and development philosophy Canon embraced for the new Powershot G1 X II. The G1 X II can be pre-ordered for $799 and is expected to ship in April-May 2014.
The brochure contains a detail that confirms a rumor I posted back in November 2013, i.e. that Canon is not interested in retro design for their cameras. On page 14 of the brochure you can read that…
currently there is a trend towards designing premium compact cameras like classic cameras. However, Canon has kept its distance from this trend. As a result, the design is not pretentious, and it also does not look like a so-called compact camera, and achieves a great balance between traditional and new.
More after the break.
Canon press release:
The World Press Photo of the Year 2013 award was given to Canon photographer John Stanmeyer.
The picture shows a group of impoverished African migrants on the shore of Djibouti city at night, raising their phones in an attempt to capture an inexpensive signal from neighbouring Somalia – a tenuous link to relatives abroad. Djibouti is a common stop-off point for migrants in transit from such countries as Somalia, Ethiopia and Eritrea, seeking a better life in Europe and the Middle East. The picture also won first prize in the Contemporary Issues category of the 2014 World Press Photo Contest, and was shot for National Geographic.
In addition to the $10,000 price, sponsor Canon will donate an EOS Digital SLR camera and lens kit to John Stanmeyer. Canon’s press release can be read here.
As last year. there is a controversy that characterizes the contest: A conflict of interest between the winner Stanmeyer and the chair of this year’s jury.
[via Canon Europe]