[Rumor] Does This Guy Know Something About Canon’s Mirrorless Camera? (Update: No!)

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Update: it turned out that D. Pogue meant the Sony RX100. Pogue confirmed it in the comments section of the post. Thanks to reader okumonux for pointing me to this.

We should learn something new about Canon’s mirror-less plans in the next few weeks. In the meantime, a statement by David Pogue caused some curiosity. On his blog, David Pogue (New York Times’ gadget columnist) was really enthusiastic about an upcoming, hot camera “with astonishing photographic results”:

[…] in two weeks, I’ll be switching my allegiance. You cannot believe what’s about to come down the photographic pike. Trust me: If you’re in the market for a small camera with astonishing photographic results, hold off for a few weeks.

Speculation is, David Pogue could know something about the Canon mirroless camera that is expected to be announced in the next weeks. The time frame, at least, could match. It’s getting hot and hotter. Do you think we will see a Canon mirror-less in the next weeks?

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Canon mirror-less camera concept by D. Riesenberg (davidriesenberg.com)

[Rumor] EOS 1D-X Availability Update

This comes from canonrumors:

Canon Canada has started to confirm the preorder lists from retailers for the EOS-1D X. Retailers have to prove the people buying the camera are CPS members, and have prepaid for the camera. If the camera is needed for the Olympics, it appears you’re moved to the front of the line. I don’t know if any other countries are going to experience the same limitations with the initial shipment of cameras.

Canon Canada expects a very small number of cameras in July, and that should be the same across the globe.

Moreover, CR suggests that the EOS-1D X will not start to ship regularly before August-September 2012.

For the time being the EOS 1D-X can be pre-ordered at Adorama (click here), B&H (click here), Amazon US (click here).

[Video] Lighting With The Canon ST-E3-EX Controller and 600EX-RT Speedlite

Nice little 5 min video about what (amazing) results you can obtain with the new 600EX-RT Speedlite and a T-E3-EX Speedlite transmitter. The transmitter has been reviewed by Ron Martinsen.

Canon 600EX-RT Speedlite price check: Amazon, B&H Photo, Digitalrev, eBay, Adorama, KEH Camera, Canon USA Canon  T-E3-EX Speedlite transmitter price check: Amazon, B&H Photo, Digitalrev, eBay, Adorama, KEH Camera, Canon USA

[News] Canon To Manufacture Digital Cameras In Brazil

Today’s Canon Press Release:

Canon To Manufacture Digital Cameras In Brazil Through Establishment Of Canon Indústria De Manaus

LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., June 11, 2012 – Canon Inc. today announced plans to launch digital camera production in Brazil through the establishment of Canon Indústria de Manaus Ltda., located in the state of Amazonas.

Recently, the digital camera market has displayed steady growth, led by emerging countries. Brazil, in particular, has a large market with demand expected to increase, which has created a pressing need for a strategic product supply.

In response to these circumstances, Canon has newly established Canon Indústria de Manaus Ltda. in Amazonas state, Brazil.

Overview of New Company
1. Name: Canon Indústria de Manaus Ltda.
2. Location: Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil
3. Representative: Masanobu Hishinuma (President)
4. Business activities: Manufacture of digital cameras
5. No. of employees: Approx. 60 (tentative, as of the end of 2013)
6. Capital: 210 million yen (calculated at an exchange rate of BRL 1= JPY 39.5)
7. Equity structure: Canon Inc.: 99.99% / President Hishinuma: 0.01%
8. Establishment: May 2012
9. Total floor area: Approx. 1,800 sq. meters
10. Total investment: Approx. 110 million yen
11. Start of operations: July 2013 (tentative)

Note: Canon also operates a business machine and digital camera marketing company in Brazil, Canon do Brasil Indústria e Comércio Ltda., which was established in November 1974.

[Review] The Amazing EOS 50D, Reloaded

You may wonder why I am featuring a review of the EOS 50D, an older camera that already has a follow-up (the EOS 60D). However, the 50D was, and still is, a high performing camera, and in the right hands it still produces amazing pictures. That’s why I want to feature a review of the 50D, made by Carl over at photographic central (click here). The EOS 50D was in some way a special camera: it was the last, true iteration of the glorious x0D series. The 60D wasn’t really the follower of the 50D, since Canon decided to split the x0D series, crippling down the 60D and introducing the EOS 7D. Just to make some examples: the 60D didn’t get a magnesium alloy, nor does it have some of the “semi-pro” features of the 50D (and 40D), such as joystick and multi-flash support. Moreover, the 60D has a simplified top plate and info panel, no AF micro-adjust, and a lower burst rate.

Click here to see the Canon EOS 50D price on eBay.

Sample image at ISO 6500 – image courtesy of Photographic Central

Canon EOS 50D price check: [shopcountry 1286].

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