Deal: Canon EOS 80D with EF-S 18-55mm & EF-S 55-250mm IS STM – $630 (refurbished)

Canon Eos 80d

The Canon Store has refurbished Canon EOS 80D kits with the EF-S 18-55mm and EF-S 55-250mm IS STM lenses on sale at $629.99. That’s a killer deal!

The refurbished gear listings at the Canon Store is where to look for the best deals:

Canon Patent Describes How To Feature IBIS (In Body Image Stabilisation) On A DSLR

Canon Patent

Canon patent application US20190215454 describes how to implement IBIS (In Body Image Stabilisation) in a DSLR. We saw other Canon patent applications dealing with IBIS but this is the first time it is related to a DSLR

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

Global Market Share Of Digital Cameras in 2018 Shows Canon Is Still The Alpha Dog

Canon Rumors Full Frame Mirrorless Camera Canon Eos R

Nikkei posted some statistics about the global market share for digital still cameras. These are the top five companies (controlling 85% of the market):

  • Canon 40.5% (+ 3.9)
  • Nikon 19.1% (-2.7)
  • Sony 17.7% (-0.7)
  • Fujifilm Holdings 5.1% (+1.3)
  • Olympus 2.8% (+0.1)

Not only Canon holds over 40% of the market share, it’s also the company with the largest figure for market share increase (although it’s just 3.9%).

[via Digicameinfo]

Canon Working On Lighter and Smaller APS-C Kit Lenses, Canon Patent

Canon Patent

Canon patent application 2019-109266 (Japan) discusses optical formulas for an 18-55mm and a 15-45mm lens for APS-C DSLRs.

  • Focal length 18.55 34.00 53.35 
  • F number 3.55 4.60 5.85 field 
  • Angle 36.36 21.89 14.36 
  • Image height 13.66 13.66 13.66 
  • Lens total length 97.50 113.37 129.36 
  • BF 35.49 47.49 61.37 
  • Focal length 15.45 33.30 43.65 
  • F-number 3.55 5.24 5.85 17.38 
  • Image height 13.66 13.66 13.66 
  • Lens total length 93.50 114.50 131.22 
  • BF 35.50 55.37 61.61 

The patent application also describes ways and methods to make those lenses smaller and lighter. For sure a welcome feature.

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

Source: Canon News

CIPA report: Overall Digital Camera market down by 27% compared to last year

Cipa

CIPA posted their statistics for February 2018, and it’s a worrying picture they give of the camera industry.

According to CIPA, the overall digital stills camera shipments worldwide were down 26.6% compared to the same period of 2017. The figures are due to the compact camera market, which is shrinking year after year and now see as a 44.7% drop.

Shipments of DSLRs and MILCs together went down by over 5% (compared to February 2017). DSLR sales alone saw a modest 0.1% raise in shipment while MILC shipments dropped by 15.8%.

It seems people still love their DSLRs, despite all the mirrorless galore.

cipa[via CIPA]