Deal: Ruggard DSLR Parka Cold and Rain Protector – $39.95 (reg. $79.95, today only)

Rain Protector

Ruggard DSLR Parka Cold and Rain Protector at a glance:

  • Fits DSLR/Lens/Camera Shoe-Mounted Flash
  • Protects DSLR from Rain, Dust, Mud
  • See-Through Portal for LCD Screen/Finder
  • Full Access to DSLR Controls/Viewfinder
  • Can Be Used with Lens Hood
  • Zipper Closure
  • Tripod Mountable
  • Water-Resistant Nylon Outer Shell
  • Fleece Lined for Scratch Protection
  • Drawstring Storage Pouch Included

Only for today (9/23/2019) B&H Photo has the Ruggard DSLR Parka Cold and Rain Protector for Cameras and Camcorders on sale at $39.95. Compare at $79.95. Free shipping.


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  1. SliderMini portable camera slider
  2. Universal camera strap with lifetime warranty
  3. DUO Daypack, quick access camera bag with lifetime warranty
  4. Kamlan 50mm f/1.1 lens for $199
  5. Peak Design super light travel tripod

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Deal: Lowepro ProTactic SH 180 AW Shoulder Bag For Camera/Lenses – $59.95 (reg. $129.95, today only)

  • September 10, 2019
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Lowepro ProTactic

Lowepro ProTactic SH 180 AW at a glance:

  • Holds DSLR, 2-3 Lenses & Accessories
  • Accommodates an iPad mini
  • Top-Zip Opening for Fast Access to Gear
  • Padded Touch-Fastened Interior Dividers
  • Front Accordion Accessory Pocket
  • Built-In Memory Card Pocket Under Lid
  • Front SlipLock Attachment Strap System
  • Top Strap & Adjustable Shoulder Strap
  • All-Weather Cover & Accessory Pouch
  • Made of 900D & 1680D Polyester

Looking for a shoulder bag for your camera and lenses? B&H Photo has the Lowepro ProTactic SH 180 AW on sale at $59.95. Compare at $129.95. Free shipping.


Noteworthy KickStarter projects:

  1. SliderMini portable camera slider
  2. Universal camera strap with lifetime warranty
  3. DUO Daypack, quick access camera bag with lifetime warranty
  4. Kamlan 50mm f/1.1 lens for $199
  5. Peak Design super light travel tripod

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Camera Market Going To Shrink For Two More Years, Canon CEO Says

Canon Rumors Color Calibration

Fujio Mitarai, Canon chairman and CEO, says the camera market will not stop shrinking for the next two years.

In an interview with Japanese site NewsSwitch, Mr. Fujio Mitarai, discusses the state of the global camera market. Here a few (machine translated) excerpts:

Question: The digital camera business, which has long been a leader, is facing market contraction.

Answer: Compact digital cameras were sold at 114 million units in 2008, the peak year, but it was 10.5 million or less than one-tenth in 2008. Single-lens cameras also peaked at 18 million in 2012. In 18 years, the number of units decreased by almost half to 10.3 million units, and this trend will continue for another two years, both of which are prepared to fall to 5-6 million units. It ’s a change.

It seems that the recently started trade war between the US and China forces Canon to introduce some changes in their production system.

Question: Is it necessary to review the existing production system due to intensifying trade friction between the United States and China?

Answer: We have been reviewing it for some time. We have been focusing on reducing costs by using robots for production, focusing on Japan, and in-house production of robots and other equipment. The software development and re-education in the machine design field are completed, and when they are completed, overseas factories will not be necessary. 

You can read the machine translated interview here.

[via Digicame Info]

Save 15% On Used Canon Gear At KEH

Canon

KEH offers 15% discount on used Canon gear, all you have to do is to use code CAN8A at checkout. Promotion expires 8/8/2019.

Click here to see all discounted Canon gear at KEH

Noteworthy Kickstarter projects:

  1. SliderMini portable camera slider
  2. Universal camera strap with lifetime warranty
  3. DUO Daypack, quick access camera bag with lifetime warranty
  4. Kamlan 50mm f/1.1 lens for $199
  5. Peak Design super light travel tripod

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Wireless Charging Might Come To Canon Cameras In The Future

Canon

Canon patent application US10375639 discusses technology to wireless charge a battery. Looking at the patent’s images, it seems that the patent clearly refers to wireless charging a camera’s battery.

Patent abstract:

A power transmission apparatus includes a communication unit that executes communication with an electronic apparatus, a power transmission unit that wirelessly supplies power to the electronic apparatus, and a control unit that controls communication and power supply to be executed alternately, wherein the control unit adjusts communication power of the communication unit and transmission power of the power transmission unit and/or a length of a communication period and a length of a power transmission period, so that an average magnetic field intensity does not exceed a first magnetic field intensity in a predetermined region throughout the communication period of communication executed by the communication unit and the power transmission period of power transmission executed by the power transmission unit.

More Canon patent applications are listed here. Some particularly interesting patent applications we think might get into production are these:

The Digital Camera Market Is Plummeting Quickly, Statistics Suggest

Digital Camera

CIPA published some statistics about the digital camera market.

Things aren’t looking good at all. Some findings:

  • Shipment of digital camera dropped by 74.8% in June 2019 compared to June 2018
  • There are no signs the situation might get better
  • DSLR shipments have dropped by 56.8% compared to 2018
  • Mirrorless camera shipments have dropped by 79.8% compared to 2018
  • Lens shipment has dropped by 67.1% compared to last year
  • Compact camera shipments have dropped by 88.2% compared to last year

Well, these are worrying figures. The original PDF files with all statistics can be downloaded (and are in Japanese): digital camera statistics | interchangeable lenses statistics

[via Digicame Info]