Canon EOS-1D X Mark III Firmware Update Brings Lock-up Fix And 23.98p Video

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As promised Canon released a Canon EOS-1D X Mark III firmware update.

Among other, minor things, firmware 1.1.0 fixes the “lock up issue”, i.e. the EOS-1D X Mark III locks up when the electronic level is set to ‘Show’ in the viewfinder and the shutter or AF-ON button is pressed. A bit weird but it happens. The short video below shows the lock-up issue.

Firmware Version 1.1.0 incorporates the following enhancement and fixes:

  1. The option to capture full HD movies and 4K UHD movies in 23.98p frame rate has been added.
  2. The communication speed has been improved when connected via wired LAN.
  3. The “Browser Remote” function has been added.
  4. The function to transfer only protected images has been added.
  5. Corrects the phenomenon in which, when the electronic level is set to “Show” in the viewfinder display, in rare cases, the camera may freeze when operating the AF-ON button or shutter button.
  6. Corrects the phenomenon in which the Custom Shooting Mode settings may change when the shooting mode is switched.

Firmware Version 1.1.0 is for cameras with firmware up to Version 1.0.0. If the camera’s firmware is already Version 1.1.0, it is not necessary to update the firmware.

You can download firmware 1.1.0 here.

More Canon EOS-1D X Mark III reviews and information are listed here.

Canon USA Lists The EOS 7D Mark III – Sign Or Mistake? Tell Us In Poll

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Canon USA’s website lists the Canon EOS 7D Mark III. Is this a mistake or is it a sign an announcement might come soon?

As you can see in the image on top, the Canon EOS 7D Mark III is listed among other Canon cameras for having “clean HDMI out”. Indeed, you can reach the page of the screenshot above by searching for “clean HDMI out” and then switching to the “Knowledge Base” tab for results. It’s the first entry.

Does this mean the Canon EOS 7D Mark II replacement is ready to get announced, or is it just an unfortunate placeholder? We are not sure yet but lean more towards the mistake/placeholder opinion. In the past there have been some related rumors but it’s a long time we didn’t here anything reliable.

But Canon listing the 7D3 is a thing. Maybe it was planned and then dropped from Canon’s agenda? A camera like the 7D3 is likely to take long R&D and testing times and maybe, just maybe, the success of the Canon EOS R made Canon change their mind? Moreover, there have been rumors that Canon might release an EOS R body with APS-C sensor, and that such a camera could replace the EOS 7D Mark II. It’s all just speculation but it seems to fit together.

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Former White House (and Canon) Photographer Pete Souza Tells What’s In His Bag

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What’s in the bag of an official White House photographer? Pete Souza was the photographer of two Presidents of the USA, Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama, and he worked as for The Chicago Tribune.

In the video below, posted on Instagram, Pete Souza talks about what is in his bag. It’s not just the trusty Canon EOS 5D Mark III but also some mirrorless gear from Fujifilm. Enjoy the video.

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Canon’s Use Of Energy-Efficient Technologies Awarded With Energy Star

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Canon press release:

Canon U.S.A. Awarded Energy Star® Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award for 2020

This Prestigious Award Signifies the Company’s Ongoing Commitment to Environmental Sustainability through use of Energy-Efficient Technologies in a Range of Products

MELVILLE, NY, April 2, 2020Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is proud to announce it has been awarded the 2020 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year award for Sustained Excellence for the company’s leading contributions and partnership with ENERGY STAR. This year marks the sixth time overall (2010, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020) in which Canon has won the esteemed Partner of the Year Award with ENERGY STAR, and the third consecutive year (2018, 2019, 2020) in which the company’s work earned the Sustained Excellence accolade.

As the highest honor bestowed, the ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award is given only to those partners who have received Partner of the Year recognition for a minimum of two consecutive years. Winners must have gone above and beyond the criteria needed to qualify for this distinction, in addition to representing energy-efficient products, services, homes and buildings in the commercial, industrial and public sectors.

“Canon is honored to receive ENERGY STAR’s Sustained Excellence Award, which truly reflects our ongoing commitment to social and environmental responsibility through our Kyosei philosophy,” said Shinya Fukuda, executive director and general manager, Canon U.S.A. Inc. “By creating technological solutions with sustainability top-of-mind, we are not only contributing to the welfare of communities worldwide; we are simultaneously respecting the environment and helping to reduce customer and consumer costly energy waste.”

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Interview With Astrophotographer Tony Hallas About The Canon EOS Ra

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If you never heard about the Canon EOS Ra, it’s a modified EOS R camera and Canon’s full frame mirrorless offering for astrophotography enthusiasts.

The EOS Ra was built off the EOS R system combining new features, such as four times greater transmittance of hydrogen-alpha Hα rays (656.3 nm wavelength) through an infrared cutoff filter, which helps capturing high-precision images of the deep-red wavelengths emitted by nebulae in vivid color, without any special camera alterations. On board is also a 30x live view mode for highly precise manual focusing.

The video below by CanonUSA on Youtube features an interview with astrophotographer Tony Hallas about astrophotography itself and his experience with the EOS Ra.

More Canon EOS Ra reviews and information are listed here.

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Canon USA Has A New CEO and President, Mr. Kazuto Ogawa

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Canon USA appointed Mr. Kazuto Ogawa as new CEO and president.

Canon press release:

Kazuto Ogawa Assumes Role as President and CEO of Canon U.S.A., Inc.

Canon U.S.A., Inc. Announces New Executive Appointments, Effective April 1, 2020

MELVILLE, NY, April 1, 2020Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is proud to announce the appointment of Kazuto Ogawa as President and CEO of Canon U.S.A. Inc., effective April 1, 2020, along with other senior executive promotions.

Mr. Ogawa has almost 40 years of experience with Canon since beginning his career with Canon Inc. in 1981. From 1995-2005, he held positions with Canon Singapore, Canon Hong Kong and Canon China before returning to Canon Singapore as president and CEO. In 2008, Mr. Ogawa was named president and CEO of Canon Canada. He became an executive officer of Canon Inc. in 2011 and was appointed executive vice president of Canon China in 2014. He was elected as a managing executive officer of Canon Inc. in 2016.

“It is a great honor to take on this role as the new president and chief executive officer of Canon U.S.A., Inc., especially during a time of uncertainty when COVID-19 is impacting the global marketplace,” said Mr. Ogawa. “In this pivotal moment, our employees, customers, channel partners and other stakeholders remain our top priority and we all need to work together to navigate through this challenging time.”

Mr. Ogawa’s new role as President & CEO will be complemented with other senior executive appointments at Canon U.S.A. Inc., on which he remarked: “I’m pleased to acknowledge the well-deserved promotions of my esteemed colleagues. This leadership team exemplifies Canon’s dedication to growth and innovation and commitment to our values.”

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