Canon Seems To Be Lagging In Mirrorless Camera Sales 2018

Japanese Site Toyokeizai Published Some Statistics On The Mirrorless Camera Market In 2018. The Data Comes From Techno System Research,

Japanese site Toyokeizai published some statistics on the mirrorless camera market in 2018. The data comes from Techno System Research, a private marketing research company.

There is nothing really new here. Sony is the top dog in mirrorless sales, followed by Canon and the rest of the pack.

  • Sony 42.5%
  • Canon 19.8%
  • Fujifilm 17.5%
  • Olympus 8.4%
  • Panasonic 7.0%
  • Nikon 4.6%

A note of caution. I was not able to understand for sure if the used data refers to the Japanese market or to the global market, though I tend to believe it’s the latter.

Given that we are almost in 2020 I wonder if these stats really matter.

Canon Cameras And Lenses Are Prominent On The Rugby World Cup Sidelines

Canon EOS-1D X Mark III Rumor Canon Cameras

Canon cameras and lenses rule the pro world. Anyone surprised about it? Canon press release:

Canon ILC Cameras and Lenses Score on The Sidelines of The 2019 Rugby World Cup Knock Out Stage in Japan

Approximately 70 Percent of Press Photographers at the Games used Canon ILC Cameras and Lenses

MELVILLE, NY, November 12, 2019 – During the 2019 Rugby World Cup imaging professionals from around the world gathered across Japan to shoot all of the exciting and history-making action of the tournament’s knock out stage. Canon Inc., is excited and proud to announce that approximately 70 percenti of those imaging professionals used Canon ILC cameras and lenses to capture the timeless memories and moments of the most celebrated Rugby tournament in the world.

Canon understands that in order for professional photographers to be able to reach their goals at these world class events they need the support of digital imaging companies, like Canon. The company provided state-of-the art technology, top performance and most importantly customized and comprehensive on-site service and support.

Canon cameras and lenses at B&H Photo | Adorama | Amazon

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A Bit Of Everything (Canon EOS Ra, PowerShot SX420, IVY REC, RF 50mm f/1.2L, and more)

Canon Eos Ra

Above: Canon RF 50mm f/1.2L USM lens review with samples – Christopher Frost Photography

Latest Canon rumors are listed here.

The Canon EOS Ra is Fine, But it’s Not The Camera we Need or Want, says The Phoblographer.

What Camera Companies Must Do to Compete With Phone Photography – The Phoblographer

CIPA stats now confirms the crisis has hit the mirrorless system camera world too – 4/3 Rumors

Instant Camera Review: Canon IVY CLIQ Instant Camera Printer – The Phoblographer

Today’s Gold Box and one day only deals at Amazon USAmazon DEAmazon UKB&H Photo, eBayAdorama.

Refurbished lenses and DSLRs at Canon Store (best deals to be found here)

Canon Powershot SX420 IS Sample Images – Photography Blog

Autumn Photography Top Tips In Bad Weather – ePHOTOzine

The Ultimate Monopod Head? Wimberley Monogimbal Head Review – Steve Perry

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More Ultra High-Resolution MTF Experiments – Lens Rentals

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Below: Canon RF 24-240mm f/4-6.3 IS USM lens review with sample pictures – Christopher Frost Photography

Below: Canon RF 85mm f/1.2 Model Shoot & Review by Darren Miles

Interview With The Mastermind Behind The Canon EOS-1D X Mark III

Canon EOS-1D X Mark III

DPReview interviewed two senior executives at Canon about the Canon EOS-1D X Mark III, Mr. Toshio Matsumoto, Senior Principle Engineer, and Mr. Kazuyuki Suzuki, Chief of Operations, from Canon’s Image Communication Business group.

Of the two, Mr. Toshio Matsumoto is known as the ‘father of the EOS-1‘. Here are some excerpts from the interview:

How did you decide which features to update compared to the EOS-1D X Mark II?

There were a variety of factors. We get a lot of requests from our professional users, and we’re always listening to what they need. Their demands are sometimes very detailed! But we have to listen to their requests. In addition, we have to look at our technology – what kind of technology can meet those demands.


This is the first high-end camera Canon has released since the EOS R. Are your high-end and professional customers asking for a mirrorless solution?

Of course some professional photographers are asking for a mirrorless solution. But as of now, we also see a lot of demand from photographers asking for DSLRs, specifically [because of] the benefits of an OVF. So this time around we decided to go for a DSLR. Of course we understand that there are huge benefits to mirrorless, and we implemented, or combined as much of that [technology] as we could into the [EOS-1D X Mark III].


As a camera manufacturer making products for a professional customer, what does a DSLR allow you to provide that a mirrorless camera does not?

At this point in time the biggest difference is the finder. The fact that you can see everything in real time, without any layers in the way. That’s really big for a lot of professional sports photographers. On the other hand, we do see a lot of the younger generation of professionals favoring EVFs, because what you see is what you get. We understand that there is a demand for that benefit of mirrorless cameras. So what we always do is we strive to make a perfect solution out of these different demands.

Read the interview at DPReview

Although Canon announced the development of the Canon EOS-1D X MArk III, we still do not know about all the features. This is what we know for sure so far about the Canon EOS-1D X Mark III (all rumors):

  • All-new CMOS sensor
  • Dual-pixel 525-point CMOS AF with 90/100% coverage horizontally and vertically
  • New Digic Processor
  • 10-bit HEIF file capture (in addition to JPEG and Raw)
  • Max 16fps capture via viewfinder, and 20fps in live view (with AF)
  • Dual CF Express card slots
  • 10-bit, 4:2:2 4K/60 video with C-Log
  • Backlit buttons

No reliable intel about the resolution but 24MP is likely.

Stay tuned.

Here Is A Complete Canon EOS 90D User Guide (Video)

Canon Eos 90d User Guide

Want to watch a Canon EOS 90D user guide instead of reading it? Here you are.

Jared Polin posted a 1 hour Canon EOS 90D user guide on YouTube. He helps you understand all the buttons on the outside of the camera, how to put the lens on, take it off, where the battery and card goes and how he would set up the EOS 90D.

The EOS 90D is Canon’s latest APS-C DSLR, and it’s packed with powerful features (4K video included). More Canon EOS 90D review stuff is listed here.

EOS 90D: Amazon USA, Amazon CA, B&H Photo, Adorama, Digitalrev, KEH Camera, eBay US, Canon USA, Canon CA, BestBuy

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Canon Firmware Updates For EF 400mm f/2.8L IS III and EF 600mm f/4L IS III Lenses

Canon Firmware Update Canon EF 600mm F/4L IS III

Here are Canon firmware updates for two big white telephoto lenses.

Canon released firmware 1.1.2 for the Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS III lens (download) and firmware 1.1.2 for the Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS III lens (download). Both Canon firmware updates deal with the following issues:

Firmware Version 1.1.2 incorporates the following enhancements:

  1. Increases the manual focus speed when the manual focus speed switch is set to 1 or 2.

*The speed when the switch is set to 3 (slowest speed) will be unchanged.

  1. Improves the image stabilization effect during handheld shooting with a slow shutter speed when used with EOS 5D Mark IV, EOS 6D, or EOS R.

*Enables a full-time manual focus function during Servo AF when used with the EOS-1D X Mark II. The lens must be sent to the Factory Service Center in order for this funcion to be enabled.

If the lens’ firmware is already Version 1.1.2, it is not necessary to update the firmware.

The lens’ firmware version can be checked from the camera’s menu.

These are big and heavy professional lenses with a equally big and heavy price:

Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS III: B&H Photo | Adorama

Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS III: B&H Photo | Adorama

Canon firmware update Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS III