See What Happened to the Photography Industry in 2014 (video)

LensVid published an analysis of what happened to the photography industry in 2014. Their findings are based on the recently published CIPA statistics. While everything is resumed in the 12 minutes video above, the folks at LensVid sums it up:

  • Camera manufacturing/sales (all types) went down in 2014 by 31% (in 2013 we looked at close to a 40% drop).
  • Lenses manufacturing/sales (for DSLR/mirrorless cameras) went down in 2014  by 12% (in 2013 it went down by %20).
  • Japan is still a huge photography market (13% of all cameras and 14% of all lenses sell in Japan which has less than 2% of the world’s population), however the rest of Asia is the only place which seems to gain any momentum in 2014.
  • Mirrorless cameras (despite all the hype) are still just 7% of the entire camera market (up from a mere 5% in 2013).
  • Compact cameras are a dying breed – going down from a 108 million units in 2010 to only 29 million in 2014 (and this number is likely to go down even further in 2015).
  • Predicting the future of the camera market proved challenging in the past – IDC (the American market research, analysis and advisory firm) failed to predict what will happen to the mirrorless camera market. In 2012 they concluded that in 2014 we will see no less than 13 million mirrorless cameras sold worldwide. Only 3 million mirrorless cameras were actually sold…

Head over to LensVid for the full story and to see the infographic in the video at full resolution.

[via LensVid]

Deal Alert: Canon Rebel T5 – $240

 $_57 Seller bigvalueinc on eBay (99% positive ratings) has the Canon Rebel T5 on sale for $289.99. Compare to $400 on Amazon. This may be a grey import item. Free shipping in US and limited quantity. More good deals on Canon gear on eBayPlease note: use coupon code CLC10OFF at checkout to get $50 off = Rebel T5 for ridiculous $239.99!!

Canon Digital Photo Professional 4 Tutorial Videos (CPP 4.x)

CanonUSA on YouTube posted four tutorial videos about DPP 4.0. The video above gives an overview of the software and illustrates the user interface, the expanded controls, the improved processing algorithms and how to arrange your workspace to fit your preferences.

The first video below shows how you can use bookmarks, folders, “Collections”, filter settings and more to help organize your workspace and photos. The description for the next 2 videos can be read before the video.

More Digital Photo Professional 4 tutorials can be found here. You can download DPP 4 for free here. Just click on your camera – EOS-1D X, EOS-1D C, EOS 5D Mark III, EOS 5D Mark II, EOS 6D, EOS-1D Mark IV, EOS 70D, EOS 7D Mark II, EOS 7D, EOS 700D and EOS 100D – and select DPP 4.x from the software options to download.

Below: Photography trainer, John McQuiston, takes you through the new DPP 4’s tool palette and histogram to show you how you can edit and create impactful images

Below: Washed out areas, loss of detail and incorrect colors are some issues photographers face in their raw images. Learn how you can easily correct these common issues in DPP 4

Canon Patent for 9-18mm Ultra-Wide Angle Lens for EOS M


Egami (translated) spotted a patent for an EF-M 9-18mm f/3.5-4.5 STM lens for the EOS M system. A bit weird since there is already the excellent EF-M 11-22mm f/4-5.6 IS STM lens. I guess this is just one of the many patents Canon is filing and not a lens that will hit the market anytime soon.

  • Patent Publication No. 2015-34892
    • Published 2015.2.19
    • Filing date 2013.8.9
  • Example 1
    • Zoom ratio 1.90
    • The focal length f = 9.22 14.67 17.50mm
    • Fno. 3.45 4.02 4.63
    • Half angle ω = 55.92 42.90 37.92 °
    • Image height Y = 13.63mm
    • Overall length of the lens 94.76 85.16 91.16mm
    • BF 13.06 15.35 13.60mm
    • Negative positive and negative positive 4-group zoom
    • Inner Focus (third group)
    • Video support

Canon “The Photography Show Facebook Competition” (Canon UK and Ireland)

The Photography Show 2015 (21-24 March 2015, NEC, Birmingham) is the UK event for aspiring photographers of all levels.

There is a The Photography Show Facebook Competition promoted by Canon UK and Ireland. Be sure to read the terms and conditions for the competition. Quoting:

To enter this competition, comment on any of our Canon Photography Show Facebook posts from 25th February 2015 on  with your best image based on the theme ‘a new perspective on your city’ for a chance to win one of five prizes which include:

A pair of tickets to The Photography Show

A pair of tickets to the VIP Canon stand event at The Photography Show

Your photograph displayed on the Canon stand during The Photography Show

Your image printed on one of our large format printers at The Photography Show

Canon’s press release for The Photography Show 2015 is here.

There is No Canon C700x on the Horizon, It’s a Fake


It turned out to be a fake. The rumor that surfaced yesterday was just a hoax. Canon Rumors did the investigative work, and says:

The camera in the image is the C500 PL mount with some “work” done to fit the larger 34mm sensor and a longer base to fit the “X”, which in itself makes no sense. We’re also told that most PL lenses wouldn’t work with a 34mm wide sensor.

However, there are new Canon Cinema cameras coming for NAB 2015, the EOS C300 Mark II and EOS C500 Mark II. Both rated CW4. Stay tuned…