Publishers and Printers Challenged to Reinvent the Book at Canon’s Future Book Forum

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Canon press release:

United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, 8 November, 2016 – Leaders from across Europe’s publishing industries have been challenged to “reinvent” the book at Canon’s Future Book Forum last week (2-4 November). The annual event held in Munich, gave publishers and printers a rare opportunity to discuss the future of the publishing industry together.

Over 250 publishers, production companies and print houses took part in interactive workshops and roundtables over the two days to help realise the challenge and develop a new format built from an original manuscript of 50 letters to the world’s CEOs, provided by international business management publisher, Thinkers50. The new format, entitled ‘Letters to the Future’ will be developed from the two-day event by Canon and moderator, Peter Fisk, and launched at the Thinkers50 European Business Forum in Odense, Denmark in May.

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Watch a Canon Elan 7S SLR getting cut in half with a 60,000 psi waterjet

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Videos showing tech gear getting destroyed are all the rage these days, and are everywhere on the web. It’s not the kind of entertainment I prefer, though.

As much as I do not like to see a Canon camera getting destroyed, the video below by Waterjet Channel is never the less impressing. A 60,000 psi waterjet cutter cuts a Canon Elan 7S SLR in two parts, including the lens. Guess the Canon haters will enjoy it more than others :-)

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Canon Elan 7S

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Canon EOS 5D Mark IV long term review (Dustin Abbott)

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Long Term Review (Dustin Abbott)

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV: Amazon USA, B&H Photo, Digitalrev, eBay, Adorama, Canon USA

At a glance:

  • 30.4MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 6+ Image Processor
  • 3.2″ 1.62m-Dot Touchscreen LCD Monitor
  • DCI 4K Video at 30 fps; 8.8MP Still Grab
  • 61-Point High Density Reticular AF
  • Native ISO 32000, Expanded to ISO 102400
  • Dual Pixel RAW; AF Area Select Button
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF and Movie Servo AF
  • 7 fps Shooting; CF & SD Card Slots
  • Built-In GPS and Wi-Fi with NFC

After having shared various bits of his work-in-progress review of the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV, photographer and reviewer Dustin Abbott posted the final review.

As I said many times before, this kind of reviews are the ones I like most. As much as lab tests might say about a sensor (mostly) and a camera, it’s the point of view of the photographer in the field that gets all my interest.

In his exhaustive review, Dustin Abbott discusses also the criticism the EOS 5D Mark IV got, mainly on the video front where its features have been called “2012-like”. I let this interesting part of the review to your reading pleasure. As usual, Dustin’s reviews come double served, as video review and written review. The video is below, the full review with sample images and a lot of interesting considerations about Canon’s new full-frame DSLR is here.

In the conclusion he writes:

The Canon EOS 5D Mark IV is a bit of paradox. It is simultaneously one of the best cameras Canon has ever created along with being one of its most divisive ones. Whereas the 5D Mark III was universally accepted as an excellent choice for both professional and amateurs alike, things have changed. It is my opinion that the 5D Mark IV is a better camera in every measure than the 5D Mark III, but is that enough for the 2016 market that it is released into? It has better autofocus performance (including vastly improved performance with teleconverters), better resolution, better dynamic range, better high ISO performance, and faster shooting and buffer performance. And, despite all of the drama surrounding the video performance, it is actually a better video camera than the 5D Mark III. It has more shooting options, a better sensor to work with, time lapse movie mode, a useful HDR video mode, and most importantly, it has DPAF video servo focus and that great touchscreen. While the 4K support is unquestionably flawed, the reality is that it does serve some purpose, the footage looks great, and the image grab from 4K video is actually useful.

 

Last hours: Great Canon EOS 7D Mark II & PIXMA PRO-100 bundle deals at B&H Photo

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EOS 7D Mark II at a glance:

  • 20.2MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • Dual DIGIC 6 Image Processors
  • 3.0″ 1.04m-Dot Clear View II LCD Monitor
  • Full HD 1080p/60 Video & Movie Servo AF
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF with Live View
  • 65-Point All Cross-Type Phase-Detect AF
  • Expandable ISO 51200 and 10 fps Shooting

EDIT: the promotion is over.

Authorised Canon retailer B&H Photo has two promotions on the Canon EOS 7D Mark II bundled with PIXMA Pro-100 photo printer (and 50 sheets photo paper). Both bundles get $350 mail-in rebate (info):

  • EOS 7D Mark II body with PIXMA Pro-100 on sale at $1,199 after $350 MIR
  • EOS 7D Mark II and EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM with PIXMA Pro-100 on sale at $1,499 after $350 MIR

The promotion expires Monday 14th at 8am EST.

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

Full bundle description after the break.

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Canon patent for camera with exchangeable mount

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As usual: I hope I got it right, machine translated patents are not easy to interpret. Any help appreciated.

Canon patent for a camera with exchangeable mount.

  • Patent publication number 2016-192701
    • Release date 2016.11.10
    • Application date 2015.3.31
  • Canon patent
    • Mount exchange possible
    • Change menu contents according to mount

Not entirely sure about this patent. Does it mean you’ll be able to easily change the mount type on your camera? Does it mean I will be able to mount some hot Canon “L” lenses natively on a future Canon mirrorless camera, i.e. without using an adapter?

Description in “patentish”:

[Claim(s)] [Claim 1] It is an imaging device which can exchange mount which is a connection part with a lens,
A discriminating means which distinguishes classification of mount with which the imaging device is equipped,
It has a management tool which manages a menu including a plurality of items and my menu which registers an item which a user chose among items included in a menu,
An imaging device carrying out registration cancellation of all or a part of item registered into my menu, or performing an update process carried out to an invalid display while the aforementioned management tool makes an item without necessity a non-display or invalid display by classification of mount distinguished by the aforementioned discriminating means among items of a menu.
[Claim 2] The imaging device according to claim 1 when an item made said non-display or invalid display is registered into my menu in the aforementioned update process, wherein the aforementioned management tool carries out registration cancellation of the item from my menu or makes it an invalid display.
[Claim 3] It has a judgment means which judges mount exchange,
The imaging device according to claim 1 or 2 characterized by performing the aforementioned update process when it judges with the aforementioned management tool having had mount exchange by the aforementioned judgment means.
[Claim 4] While making an item without necessity non-display in the aforementioned update process by classification of mount distinguished by the aforementioned discriminating means among items of a menu, the aforementioned management tool, An imaging device of a description in any 1 item of Claims 1-3 characterized by carrying out registration cancellation of the item from my menu when said item made non-display is registered into my menu.
[Claim 5] The imaging device according to claim 4 which the aforementioned management tool is in a power turn state of the imaging device, and is characterized by making an invalid display an item which judges whether an item on display has an object of an invalid display, and is the target of an invalid display.
[Claim 6] The imaging device according to claim 3 characterized by the aforementioned management tool performing the aforementioned update process when the aforementioned discriminating means distinguishes classification of mount at the time of a power turn of the imaging device, the aforementioned judgment means judges mount exchange and it judges with there having been mount exchange by the aforementioned judgment means.
[Claim 7] The imaging device according to claim 6 characterized by rebooting the imaging device when the aforementioned discriminating means distinguishes classification of mount in the power turn state of the imaging device, the aforementioned judgment means judges mount exchange and it judges with there having been mount exchange by the aforementioned judgment means.
[Claim 8] The imaging device according to claim 3 characterized by the aforementioned management tool performing the aforementioned update process when the aforementioned discriminating means distinguishes classification of mount in the power turn state of the imaging device, the aforementioned judgment means judges mount exchange and it judges with there having been mount exchange by the aforementioned judgment means.
[Claim 9] An imaging device of a description in any 1 item of Claims 1-8 provided with an initializing means which returns all or a part of item of a menu to an initial value after the aforementioned update process by the aforementioned management tool.
[Claim 10] It has a memory means which memorizes type information of mount distinguished by the aforementioned discriminating means,
The aforementioned judgment means by comparing type information of mount memorized by classification and the aforementioned memory means of mount distinguished by the aforementioned discriminating means, before memorizing type information of mount distinguished by the aforementioned discriminating means to the aforementioned memory means, The imaging device according to claim 3 judging mount exchange.
[Claim 11] A determination means to determine a communication method with a lens based on classification of mount distinguished by the aforementioned discriminating means,
It has a memory means which memorizes communication method information determined by the aforementioned determination means,
The imaging device according to claim 3, wherein the aforementioned judgment means judges mount exchange by comparing a communication method determined by the aforementioned determination means with communication method information memorized by the aforementioned memory means before memorizing communication method information determined by the aforementioned determination means to the aforementioned memory means.
[Claim 12] It is a control method of an imaging device which can exchange mount which is a connection part with a lens,
A step which distinguishes classification of mount with which the imaging device is equipped,
About a menu including a plurality of items and my menu which registers an item which a user chose among items included in a menu, A control method of an imaging device having a step which carries out registration cancellation of all or a part of item registered into my menu, or makes it an invalid display while making an item without necessity a non-display or invalid display by classification of mount distinguished [ aforementioned ] among items of a menu.
[Claim 13] It is a program for controlling an imaging device which can exchange mount which is a connection part with a lens,
A discriminating means which distinguishes classification of mount with which the imaging device is equipped,
A computer is operated as a management tool which manages a menu including a plurality of items and my menu which registers an item which a user chose among items included in a menu,
A program performing an update process which carries out registration cancellation of all or a part of item registered into my menu, or makes it an invalid display while the aforementioned management tool makes an item without necessity a non-display or invalid display by classification of mount distinguished by the aforementioned discriminating means among items of a menu.

Any suggestions? :-)

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Canon Awarded “Best Marketing Strategy” by the Independent Dealer Community at The Cannata Report’s 31st Annual Awards and Charities Dinner

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Canon press release:

MELVILLE, N.Y., November 11, 2016 – The dealers have spoken. Based on the responses of The Cannata Report‘s Annual Dealer Survey, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced that it has received the publication’s 2016 Frank Award for “Best Marketing Strategy.” Presented at the Cannata Report‘s 31st Annual Awards & Charities Dinner, this award is given to the manufacturer of independent workflow products and office solutions whose strategy, through its promotional campaigns or targeting of a particular product or market segment, resonates most highly with the dealer community.

“Introduced for the first time last year, the award for ‘Best Marketing Strategy’ is a testament to the winning manufacturer’s ability to create a marketing strategy that gains the confidence of the independent dealer channel. We congratulate Canon U.S.A. on receiving this year’s award, and look forward to seeing the Company continue this momentum with the independent dealer community,” said Frank Cannata, founder, president and CEO of The Cannata Report.

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