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

Dedicated to all the Canon smashers out there…

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/

Rokinon 12mm F2.8 Ultra Wide Fisheye Lens deal (Amazon Gold Box)

Rokinon 12mm F2.8 Ultra Wide Fisheye Lens Deal (Amazon Gold Box)

Amazon has the Rokinon 12mm F2.8 Ultra Wide Fisheye Lens as Amazon Gold Box deal, starting at 1pm EST.

  • Full frame sensor coverage with extreme ultra-wide 180 degrees angle of view on full frame cameras
  • Nano Crystal Coating System (NCS) + Ultra Multi Coating  (UMC) Maximizes Transmission and Reduces Internal Reflections
  • Constructed of 12 glass elements in 8 groups with aperture range of f2.8 – f22
  • Includes removable petal shaped lens hood, lens caps, lens pouch, instruction manual and 1 year Rokinon warranty
  • Minimum focusing distance of only 7.9 inches

Nik Collection photo processing software now free

nik collection

Another nice surprise for Easter, after Perfect Exposure went free. Google made the powerful Nik Collection available for free. Just download it (Mac and Win). The software suite contains the packages Analog Efex Pro, Color Efex Pro, Silver Efex Pro, Viveza, HDR Efex Pro, Sharpener Pro and Dfine. These can be used as standalone apps, or from Lightroom or Photoshop.

Google press release:

Today we’re making the Nik Collection available to everyone, for free.

Photo enthusiasts all over the world use the Nik Collection to get the best out of their images every day. As we continue to focus our long-term investments in building incredible photo editing tools for mobile, including Google Photos and Snapseed, we’ve decided to make the Nik Collection desktop suite available for free, so that now anyone can use it.

The Nik Collection is comprised of seven desktop plug-ins that provide a powerful range of photo editing capabilities — from filter applications that improve color correction, to retouching and creative effects, to image sharpening that brings out all the hidden details, to the ability to make adjustments to the color and tonality of images.

Starting March 24, 2016, the latest Nik Collection will be freely available to download: Analog Efex Pro, Color Efex Pro, Silver Efex Pro, Viveza, HDR Efex Pro, Sharpener Pro and Dfine. If you purchased the Nik Collection in 2016, you will receive a full refund, which we’ll automatically issue back to you in the coming days.

We’re excited to bring the powerful photo editing tools once only used by professionals to even more people now.

Last Days to save big on our software specials (Denoise Projects and Black & White Projects 4, both $35)

Last Days To Save Big On Our Software Specials (Denoise Projects And Black & White Projects 4, Both $35)

I have two exclusive deals for Canon Watch readers, and both expire on March 31.

We are offering the BLACK & WHITE projects 4 software at just $35 instead of $99 (learn more about the software here)

The other promotion is for DENOISE projects professional software, on sale at $35 instead of $129 (learn more about the software here).

An overview about both software products after the break.

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