Canon EOS-1D X Mark II specifications surface [CW3+]

Canon EOS-1D X Mark II Specifications Surface [CW3+]

A list of specifications for the upcoming Canon EOS-1D X Mark II leaked on the web. While there is still nothing granted, I think the following list is likely what we will see on the EOS-1D X Mark II.

  • Resolution: 22mp
  • Media: 1 CFast / 1 CompactFlash
  • LCD: Some touchscreen functionality
  • Video: 4K at 60fps (other video specifications unknown)
  • Feature: GPS
  • Feature: Intervalometer
  • Price: $5999
  • Announcement: First week of February 2016
  • Shipping: April 2016

I expect the EOS-1D X Mark II to be announced in the first week of February. Stay tuned for more…

[via Canon Rumors]


Canon EOS M10 for videographers – a review by Cinema5D

Cinema5D posted a short review about the Canon EOS M10 from a videographers point of view. Pretty interesting.

From the conclusion:

The Canon EOS M10 is an entry-level large sensor camera. If you are willing to compromise functionality and video quality, this is the camera for you. Personally, I find it hard to work in bright daylight without an EVF. Also, no audio input is an obstacle for me when it comes to documentary style shooting.

On the other hand, if you like that “Canon look”, this camera certainly has it. Furthermore, if you are a Canon user who is looking for a B camera to have in your bag, this might be a perfect option if you’re on a budget. Read the review…

For the time being I have no clear idea how well the  EOS M10 is selling.

Canon EOS M10: Amazon | B&H Photo | Digitalrev | eBay | Adorama | Canon USA

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The 4 years old Canon EOS-1D C does 4K better than Nikon’s brand new D5

The 4 Years Old Canon EOS-1D C Does 4K Better Than Nikon’s Brand New D5

Among all the discussion about 4K, EOSHD’s Andrew Reid posted an interesting article where he compares the Canon EOS-1D C with the Nikon D5. The EOS-1D C was released 4 years ago, the Nikon D5 a few weeks ago.

Well, It appears the EOS-1D C does 4K better than the Nikon D5. Writes Reid:

This time it’s a win for Canon. Although it was released nearly 4 years ago in 2012 the Canon 1D C remains superior to the current Nikon D5 flagship for 4K, which I find puzzling because technology goes a very long way in 4 years. Read the review…

I always said that Canon knows how to implement 4K on a DSLR, and that they did it right. Sony does also, but you have to deal with overheating and consequent sudden shutdowns of the camera. I didn’t expect Nikon to implement 4K worse than Canon did 4 years ago. 4 years are a long time in technology.

I expect the EOS-1D X Mark II to feature 4K, as well as the EOS 5D Mark IV (or whatever it will be named). I think it is now no more a matter of rumors but just a matter of common sense. Both the EOS-1D X Mark II and the EOS 5D Mark IV simply can’t go to market without having 4K. As conservative as Canon may be, they can no longer afford to release both cameras without 4K. Don’t forget that it was here on Canon Watch where it first leaked that the EOS 5D Mark IV may feature 4K.

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Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-1000 product advisory


Canon released a product advisory for the Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-1000, ink may leak from inside (see below).

Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-1000 product advisory:

Service Notice: Free exchange for imagePROGRAF PRO-1000

Thank you for using Canon Products.
We have determined that some imagePROGRAF PRO-1000 printers may experience ink leakage.
This announcement conveys Canon’s service policy for affected printers.
We offer our sincerest apologies to any customers who have been inconvenienced.


In rare instances, ink may leak from inside the printer to the outside of the printer through an opening on the bottom.

Affected units

imagePROGRAF PRO-1000 units starting with serial number prefix AEGL.
Example: AEGL01234
The serial number can be found on the back of printer.

imagePROGRAF PRO-1000


Affected imagePROGRAF PRO-1000 printers can be exchanged for a new printer free of charge when replacements become available around the end of January, 2016.

For details regarding how to exchange your printer, please contact the Canon Customer Support Center at 1-800-423-2366.

Contact Information for Inquiries
Canon Customer Support Center
Phone:      1-800-423-2366
Support options and hours of operation:

Canon tops among Japanese companies in U.S. patent rankings for eleven years running

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Canon is filing a lot of patents, many reported here on Canon Watch. Canon press release:

Canon tops among Japanese companies in U.S. patent rankings for eleven years running

TOKYO, January 14, 2016—Canon Inc. again ranked first among Japanese companies and third overall for the number of U.S. patents awarded in 2015, according to the latest ranking of preliminary patent results issued by IFI CLAIMS Patent Services on January 13, 2016.

Canon actively promotes the globalization of its business and places great value on obtaining patents overseas, carefully adhering to a patent-filing strategy that pursues patents in essential countries and regions while taking into consideration the business strategies and technology and product trends unique to each location. Among these, the United States, with its many high-tech companies and large market scale, represents a particularly important region in terms of business expansion and technology alliances.

Canon U.S. patent rankings among Japanese companies 2005–2015

Year Ranking* No. of patents
2015 1st (3rd) 4,134
2014 1st (3rd) 4,055
2013 1st (3rd) 3,820
2012 1st (3rd) 3,173
2011 1st (3rd) 2,818
2010 1st (4th) 2,551
2009 1st (4th) 2,200
2008 1st (3rd) 2,107
2007 1st (3rd) 1,983
2006 1st (3rd) 2,366
2005 1st (2nd) 1,829
* Number in parenthesis represents Canon’s ranking among all companies
Note: Number of patents for 2015 based on preliminary figures released by IFI CLAIMS Patent Services. Figures for 2005 to 2014 tabulated by Canon based on information issued by the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Canon prizes its corporate DNA of placing a high priority on technology. And with regard to research and development results, the Company actively promotes the acquisition of patent rights in accordance with the management direction of the Canon Group and technology trends while conducting thorough pre-application searches to raise the quality of applications. Through close cooperation between Canon’s technology and intellectual property divisions, the Company aims to improve its technological capabilities while further enhancing its intellectual property rights.