Barclays says: Because of the earthquake earnings will be 27 percent lower!

Doh! Barclays”predicts” that “Canon’s earnings this year will probably be 27 percent lower than previously estimated after last month’s earthquake and tsunami in Japan damaged factories and choked supply of components“. The cause are the “extensive damage at Canon’s plant in Utsunomiya, Tochigi prefecture, and difficulty in getting parts and materials will likely pressure production of cameras, lenses, copiers and chip- making equipment“.
And if the Fukisuhima power plant will be fixed than “production will probably return to normal from the quarter starting in July“.

Let’s cross the finger…

Canon and Japan quake

Yesterday , April 4, Canon Australia published a report about the impact of the Japanese earthquake.

Unfortunately today we can’t find the article that yesterday, 4 April, was on line, but The National Business Review of New Zealand and ARN net confirm the source and the content of the text.

Then, the report:

Canon Oceania outlines local impact of the Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami

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Canon says it doesn’t need to go mirrorless (and the Fuji X100 is to expensive!)

Image courtesy: Quesabesde

Richard Trestain (left) and Richard Shepherd from Canon Europe had a one hour talk with Iker Moran from Quesabesde (Click here to read the google english translation).

Those are the key points of the Interview:
– “We do not need CSC (Compact System Cameras ) because our current range covers all fields. In the future we’ll see.
– “It is not just in size, but of balance between performance and ergonomics. I dare not say that the EOS 1100D SLR is the smallest that we can build.
– And regarding the X100 Canon said: “$ 1,000 is a lot of money for a compact,”

Just released EOS 60D Firmware Version 1.0.9

Canon has just announced the EOS 60D firmaware update Version 1.0.9. with the following fixes and changes:

  • “Filter “art” is used in markets outside Japan, the display of “Creative Filters” (written in Japanese: Creative Filter) name to Unified. (The change in Japanese only. There is no change for non-Japanese.)
  • Custom Function C. Fn II-1 (when the second long exposure noise reduction) to “2:” setting mode immediately after a quick shot live at least 5 seconds and the second shutter (AF) to When you do, symptoms may be corrected with a camera malfunction.
  • In operating the camera with EOS Utility, press the Live View Remote Shooting after shooting in, when the video Sugu Hazime Hiraku, Fixes a phenomenon may cause abnormal operation of the camera.


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Photographyblog tested the Canon 600D (T3i)

Mark Goldstein from Photographyblog tested the Canon 600D: “In terms of the competition, things have heated up since the 550D / T2i was launched, with Sony in particular putting the cat amongst the proverbial pigeons with the video-tastic A55, while Nikon’s older D3100 looks a little less tempting now in terms of features but is cheaper, not to mention some of the better and crucially smaller compact system cameras. This mid-range area of the market has certainly become very competitive in the last 18 months. Despite that, the Canon EOS 600D / Rebel T3i cleverly occupies a position that’s mid-way between the 550D and the 7D without being subjected to a price increase on launch. It’s the most capable yet friendly Rebel yet, and easily worthy of our Highly Recommended award.