First Batch Of Security Related Firmware Updates For Canon Cameras Released

Canon Rumors Color Calibration

Back in August we reported about a security flaw found in Canon’s firmware concerning the picture transferring protocol (see here and here). Canon announced it would release firmware updates to fix the issue. Here is the first batch:

More updates to follow.

Is The Future Mirrorless? Are DSLRs Dead? Here Is More Fuel To Add To The Fire

Canon EOS M6 Mark II Review

Likely one of the most discussed photography topics nowadays. The never-ending, and often futile, debate about mirrorless cameras and DSLRs.

As Ted Forbes, author of the video below, says “gear doesn’t matter beyond picking the right tool for the right job. What matters is what you have to say as a photographer and how you communicate visually“. We fully agree.

Mirrorless is the future? The DSLR is dead? Kind of a funny argument when it comes down to it” says Ted Forbes. “Photography has grown a lot over its short history. One of the greatest things about it is that no technology ever replaces what’s come before it.

Ted Forbes thoughts about the mirrorless vs. DSLR debate are told in the 6 minutes video below.

Canon EOS 90D User Manuals Available For Download

Canon Eos 90d Review

Canon EOS 90D at a glance:

  • 32.5MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 8 Image Processor
  • UHD 4K30p & Full HD 120p Video Recording
  • 3″ 1.04m-Dot Vari-Angle Touchscreen LCD
  • 45-Point All Cross-Type AF System
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF with 5481 AF Points
  • Up to 10-fps Shooting, ISO 100-25600
  • Built-In Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
  • EOS iTR AF, Electronic Shutter Function
  • 220,000-Pixel AE Metering Sensor

The user manuals for the Canon EOS 90D are online at Canon Thailand.

Click here to download the Canon EOS 90D user manual

Click here to access all Canon EOS 90D resources

USA Preorder the Canon EOS 90D for $1,199 at B&H Photo | Adorama | Amazon

UK preorder: Park Cameras , Canon UK | Germany preorder at Canon DE

World-wide pre-order links:

America: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon Canada, Canon Canada, Canon USA
Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon IT, Wex Photo Video, Canon DE, Canon UK

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

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Which DSLR Or MILC Has The Coolest Shutter Sound? Find Out Here

Shutter Sound

The folks at Lens Rentals for once decided not to tear down a camera or lens. Instead, they tested the shutter sounds of a bunch of cameras in order to find out which one has the best sound.

They say:

As a leading authority on optical testing and product reviews, it occurred to the Lensrentals staff recently that we owed it to The Internet to explore the final frontier of camera comparisons, a comprehensive examination of shutter sounds. Our thorough and scientific testing covered multiple models from nearly every major camera manufacturer. After weeks of debate and analysis, we believe we’ve finally reached a consensus on which camera shutters are the best and which camera shutters are the worst. But first, let’s take a look at some of our most popular cameras, and how each of their shutters sound.

The video below let you listen to all shutter sounds.

According to Lens Rentals the worst shutter sound comes from the Leica SL 601, Sony Alpha a77 II, and Panasonic Lumix DC-S1R. The best sounds come from Nikon D850, Olympus PEN E-PL7, and Pentax 645Z. And Canon?

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: