Canon UK & Pro Solutions 2011


Canon UK announced its Pro Solutions 2011.
It will take place on 25 and 26 October 2011 at the Business Design Centre in Islington, London.
“Aimed at Professional image makers, Pro Solutions is the must attend event for the industry. Visitors will be able to enjoy a hands on experience with Canon’s range of products from input through to output, with the main focus being on our professional products and solutions and how they can help professionals maximise their creativity and support their business. Pro DSLR’s and L-series lenses, Professional camcorders. Large format and A3 Inkjet printing as well as broadcast lenses, inspirational seminars, live demonstrations and much more will be on show, as well as the opportunity to purchase products and accessories from selected retailers.

Entrance to the show will be free for all those who pre-register online. Highlights from 2010’s show and a registration form for 2011 can be found at: Canon UK

Macaque steals 5D Mark II and becomes a photographer

Incredible but true!
It has happened in an Indonesian national park.
A macaque grabbed a camera equipment of David J. Slater and captivated by the reflection in the lens, started snapping himself.
Slate had a Canon 5D Mark II and Canon EOS 40D with which he shoots wildlife.
The macaque shot a couple hundred pictures by the time that Slater was able to recover the equipment. While many of the shots were out of focus, the majority of the pictures showed the monkeys showing off their teeth as it’s likely the first time they had seen their reflections. Slater said that the group of monkeys was initially frightened by the clicking sounds of the camera, but they all eventually returned to check out the gear.” Digitaltrends

Click those direct links to check the 5D Mark II price: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon Canada, Canon Canada, Canon USA Eos 40 D: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon Canada, Canon Canada, Canon USA

iPhone becomes a DSRL


Photojojo released an SRL Mount for iPhone which gives you the possibility to use your Canon EOS or Nikon SRL lenses on your iPhone. What to say? It is an eccentric invention for many iPhone fans who want to take photos more pretentious. In reality the result seems more a flashy and heavy iPhone “application”.
See Photojojo.

MIRRORLESS look


The new, increasing interest on the mirrorless shows a market tendency. The most successful proposals are: Olympus with PEN E-PL2 and PEN E-PL1, Panasonic with LUMIX GF2, Sony NEX-5. They have gained a a very interesting percentage of sales.
And in the other hand, Canon and Fuji just yesterday on Reuters have expressed a great attention to the mirrorless segment. Surely they can not leave eating slices of market so lucrative. But this would be a step toward a very high competition.
Fuji would become world No. 3 in cameras, surpassing Samsung and Nikon; Canon would keep ahead; Sony is an increasingly strong competitor and Panasonic too.
When in 2012 all will be present with their new proposals, the market could have new sales rankings and a new winners list.
I am curious about it!

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Canon & mirrorless


Canon could realize a mirrorless camera, said Masaya Maeda, a senior company executive, in an interview with Reuters.
Canon has restored the production and overcome the problems of the earthquake.
The new investment in Taiwan will increase the production of single-lens reflex cameras.
The actual output capacity of 7 million units will grow up to 10.
Other companies have launched mirrorless models reaching a market share more competitive. They are are trying to move customers from compact cameras towards a more profitable upmarket.
This opens a new landscape for Canon and Nikon wich are the major representatives of high camera market, and this could push both to follow the same strategy.
When asked about mirrorless, Masaya said “We are considering the technical aspects”.
“We will launch an interesting product next year,” adding that it would be small, but not specifying whether it would be a mirrorless model.
Reuters

The World top 100 companies – SONY 6th and CANON 8th


Published the result of the top companies in the world: Sony is the sixth and Canon the eighth.
To qualify for the ranking at all, each company had to have an above-average reputation score (defined as over 70) in its home market, based on Reputation Institute’s global database of RepTrak scores spanning 2006 to 2010. The criteria for qualification also included company size, based on annual revenue, multinational presence and high familiarity among consumers in the measured 15 markets (Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Russia, South Korea, Spain, the U.K. and the U.S.).” Forbes (via Quesabesde)
It’ s interesting to note the first 10 places:
1 Google U.S.
2 Apple U.S.
3 The Walt Disney Company U.S.
4 BMW Germany
5 LEGO Denmark
6 Sony Japan
7 Daimler Germany
8 Canon Japan
9 Intel U.S.
10 Volkswagen Germany

However, for the world of photography, here are some other positions: Panasonic 13th, Samsung 43th and Fujifilm 47th.
Strange but Nikon is not listed.

Sony NEX-3: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon Canada, Canon Canada, Canon USA Sony NEX-5: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon Canada, Canon Canada, Canon USA Canon EOS Rebel T3i/600D: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon Canada, Canon Canada, Canon USA Canon EOS Rebel T3/1100D: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon Canada, Canon Canada, Canon USA