Canon camera sales rise for first time since 5 years, report

Canon Camera Sales Rise For First Time Since 5 Years, Report

Things are turning better for Canon. Nikkei Asian Review reports:

TOKYO — Canon’s earnings have found a solid upward trajectory as the company’s long-struggling office equipment and camera businesses rebound with surprising vigor.

The company on Thursday upgraded its forecasts for group earnings for 2017 following a similar revision in April. Canon is now looking for a sharp rise in both sales and profits.

It could even return to being the powerful profit machine it once was if the four new businesses that CEO Fujio Mitarai has been aggressively bolstering start seriously contributing to the bottom line.

Executive Vice President Toshizo Tanaka on Thursday announced Canon’s results for the first half of 2017. “We will be able to achieve growth in both sales and profits for the first time in four years if we can keep our earnings performance in the second half as strong as it is now,” he said.

Read the report at Nikkei Asian Review…

Canon’s financial results for the second quarter 2017 have been released a few days ago.

Canon publishes financial results for 2Q 2017

Canon Publishes Financial Results For 2Q 2017

Canon published the financial results for the second quarter 2017. The available documents are:

For a quick overview go for the presentation material.

An excerpt from the speech summary:

Last year, due to such factors as the rapid appreciation of the yen, posting lower sales and profits was unavoidable. Even during this period, however, we continued to conduct a review of the profit structure of existing businesses and also focused efforts on expanding the scale of new ones.

The effects of these measures began to materialize from the first quarter of this year, evidencing steady progress in business-structure transformation.

Through the revitalization of our existing businesses and the expansion of new ones, we were once again able to post quarterly sales and profit growth.

Based on this situation, we raised our full-year projection for net sales by 30 billion yen and operating profit by 60 billion yen. As a result, operating profit and net income are now expected to recover to levels surpassing 300 billion yen and 200 billion yen, respectively.

And what about this? This is for all those who still think no one wants a Canon mirrorless camera:

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Deal: Canon PIXMA MG6821 Wireless Photo All-in-One Inkjet Printer – $34.95 (reg. $69.95)

Deal: Canon PIXMA MG6821 Wireless Photo All-in-One Inkjet Printer – $34.95 (reg. $69.95)

At a glance:

  • Print, Scan, Copy
  • Max Resolution: 4800 x 1200 dpi
  • Print Speed: 4 x 6″ Photo in 41 Seconds
  • Borderless Printing up to 8.5″ Wide
  • Optical Scan Resolution: 2400 x 1200 dpi
  • Max Document Scan Size: 8.5 x 11.7″
  • Automatic Duplex
  • 3.0″ Touchscreen LCD Display
  • SD and Memory Stick Duo Card Slots
  • USB 2.0 & Wi-Fi Connectivity

B&H Photo has the Canon PIXMA MG6821 Wireless Photo All-in-One Inkjet Printer on sale at $34.95. Compare at $69.95. Today only. Free shipping.

Today’s Gold Box and one day only deals at Amazon USAmazon DEAmazon UKB&H Photo, eBay, Adorama, and refurbished lenses and DSLRs at Canon Store.

Canon EOS 6D Mark II started shipping, almost

Canon EOS 6D Mark II Started Shipping, Almost

Canon EOS 6D Mark II: Amazon | B&H Photo | Digitalrev | eBay | Adorama | Canon USA

EOS 6D Mark II at a glance:

  • 26.2MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 7 Image Processor
  • 45-Point All-Cross Type AF System
  • Full HD Video at 60 fps; Electronic IS
  • 3.0″ Vari-Angle Touchscreen LCD
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF and Movie Servo AF
  • Native ISO 40000, Expanded to ISO 102400
  • 6.5 fps Shooting; Time-Lapse & HDR Movie
  • Built-In GPS, Bluetooth, & Wi-Fi w/ NFC
  • Dust and Water Resistant; SD Card Slot

First authorised Canon retailers started shipping the Canon EOS 6D Mark II. Almost all. There are a lot of backorders that have to be honoured but you can assume that if you order today it will ship soon if not immediately.

Don’t get fooled by the (too) many ridiculous discussions about dynamic range or the lack of 4K. Canon managed again to build a killer DSLR, and it will sell like hot cakes despite the usual haters. All those sites that are blaming supposed shortcomings of the EOS 6D Mark II are doing it only for traffic.

It’s true that the EOS 6D Mark II will never hold up to purely engineering figures like DxOMark. What they are not telling you is that the 6D2 is made for serious photographers, not for nerds or pixelpeepers who are photographers only when sitting in front of their 5K monitors.. Those people is better done with overheating Sony paystations. The EOS 6D Mark II is a well made, affordable and powerful DSLR.

I can’t stand all this idiotic Canon bashing any longer. It’s hysterical at best. Most of those who are posing as sensor and camera experts never had a Canon camera in their hands. At least not seriously, not on travel, not in extreme conditions. I’m back from a harsh adventure in the Indian Himalayas: my EOS M3, EOS 80D and EOS 5D Mark II never missed a hit, not even at 5600m, with rain, dust, moisture. And they never shut down because of overheating. I did not care about my gear and it always worked, flawlessly, ready to go when I needed it. Is this worth something to you? Then get a Canon and forget the bullshit on the web.

Even an entry level DSLR like the Rebel SL2 delivers more reliability than any overpriced Sony crap.

Be a photographer, not a nerd.

Deal: Vello Wireless ShutterBoss II Remote Switch with Digital Timer for Canon DSLRs – $49.95 (reg. $99.95)

Deal: Vello Wireless ShutterBoss II Remote Switch With Digital Timer For Canon DSLRs – $49.95 (reg. $99.95)

At a glance:

  • Frequency: 2.4 GHz
  • Range: 250′
  • Channels: 99
  • Number of Shots from 1-999 or Infinite
  • Long Exposures up to 99 H 59 Min 59 Sec
  • Delay Setting and Multi-Exposure Mode
  • Dual-Function Release
  • Interval Control
  • Backlit LCD and LED Indicators
  • Functions Wired or Wirelessly

DealZone deal of today at B&H Photo. Get the Vello Wireless ShutterBoss II Remote Switch with Digital Timer for $49.95. Compare at $99.95. Free shipping, today only.

Today’s Gold Box and one day only deals at Amazon USAmazon DEAmazon UKB&H Photo, eBay, Adorama, and refurbished lenses and DSLRs at Canon Store.

“Pursuit” is storm chaser Mike Olbinski’s latest work (and it’s shot with Canon gear)

Mike olbinski

I featured previous works by Mike Olbinski, a talented videographer with a passion for chasing storms all over the United States.

PURSUIT (available in 4K and 8K) is Mike’s latest work. And it’s stunning and jawdropping, the way we are used by his movies. Writes Mike:

This past spring was a tough one. Supercell structure and beautiful tornadoes had been very hard to come by. In fact, the tornado in the opening of this film was the only good one I saw this entire year. I had been on the road longer than ever before. Driven more miles. I was away from my family for 12 straight days at one point, and when I got home, I had to tell them I was going back out 24 hours later for June 12th. It was just too good to pass up. It promised to be a day that I could get everything I had been hoping for this spring and I had no choice. My wife understood, even though I knew she wished I stayed home. And I wished it too

Blu-Ray discs are available here. The music is by Peter Nanasi. You can follow Mike Olbinski on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

Mike used two Canon 5DSR’s along with Canon 11-24mm, 35mm, 50mm, 135mm and Sigma Art 50mm lenses, and Manfrotto tripods. The final product was edited in Lightroom with LR Timelapse, After Effects and Premiere Pro.