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The BCN Camera Rankings Are Out, Canon Leads in DSLR & Compacts

The BCN Camera Rankings Are Out, Canon Leads in DSLR & Compacts

By Canon Rumors | November 15, 2017 | Industry News

Update: We posted these in error, BCN redid their web site, but have not added new sales data. We apologize for the mistake.

The BCN camera market share rankings (Japan) are out and Canon continues to lead the compact and DSLR & compact categories and has placed 2nd in the mirrorless category.

Point & Shoot Compact Rankings: (2016 marketshare in brackets)

  1. Canon 27.3% (2016: 30.5%)
  2. Nikon 22.1%
  3. Casio 19.3%

DSLR Rankings:

  1. Canon 63.3% (2016: 56.2%)
  2. Nikon 31.6%
  3. Ricoh (Pentax) 4.8%

Mirrorless ILC Rankings:

  1. Olympus 26.8%
  2. Canon 18.5% (2016: 13.6%)
  3. Sony 17.9%

Canon is up big year over year in DSLR and mirrorless market share. This coincides with what I’ve been told the marketshare split in Canada is, apparently they have 72% marketshare in DSLRs and over 50% if you include mirrorless ILC cameras.

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Buyer Beware: Counterfeit B+W Filters Being Sold on Amazon

Buyer Beware: Counterfeit B+W Filters Being Sold on Amazon

By Canon Rumors | November 15, 2017 | Industry News

The-Digital-Picture is reporting that Counterfeit B+W Filters Being Sold on Amazon.

From The-Digital-Picture:

A site visitor recently reached out to us with concerns regarding a few B+W filters he purchased on Amazon (via third-party). While shooting test images with the filters, he noticed a significant drop in image quality and suspected they may have been counterfeit.

B+W filters are a favorite of ours here at The-Digital-Picture.com, and we’re especially fond of their XS-Pro line. When people write into the site asking for advice on filters, B+W is the brand we most often recommend. As such, the image quality degradation the site visitor experienced using the “B+W” filters led us to believe that the filters were indeed fake.  Read the full story

We recommend buying B+W filters from B&H Photo if they ship to your country.

Off Brand: Are We Closer to Confirming that TowerJazz Makes the Nikon D850 Sensor?

Off Brand: Are We Closer to Confirming that TowerJazz Makes the Nikon D850 Sensor?

By Canon Rumors | November 15, 2017 | Industry News

Since Nikon started making digital SLRs they have predominantly used Sony CCD and CMOS sensors, especially in their prosumer and professional cameras.

The Nikon D850 has been rumored to not be using a Sony CMOS sensor and there have been plenty of unconfirmed reports that they may in fact be using sensors made by Israeli company TowerJazz, a company that has made sensors for Leica in the past.

It looks like we may have our first confirmation from the company itself that they are indeed working with Nikon on image sensors. Nikon Rumors reports that during Q3 financial results conference call a few days ago, that the CEO of TowerJazz had this to say.

In the CMOS image sensor market we are investing today in technology for three main directions; next-generation global shutter technology for the industrial sensor market; Backside Illumination and stack wafers for the high-end photography market; and special pixel technology for the automotive market.

In the digital SLR market we engage with one of the leaders in the world in the development of their next-generation sensors. And in parallel on track with our 300 millimeter Backside Illumination stack wafer technology development with outstanding pixel performance.

As Nikon Rumors points out, there are only 3 DSLR manufacturers left, Nikon, Pentax (Ricoh) and Canon. We all know Canon manufactures their own sensors for their DSLRs. With all due respect to Pentax, they probably don’t fit into the “leaders of the world” category from the statement above.

It will be interesting to see what sensor Nikon puts into their upcoming full frame mirrorless camera.

Adobe Releases Cloud Storage Downloader For Your Stored Images

Adobe Releases Cloud Storage Downloader For Your Stored Images

By Canon Rumors | November 15, 2017 | Third Party Software

Adobe has released the Lightroom Downloader app which will download all of your Lightroom photos and videos from the cloud in their original state. All of the downloaded files are downloaded in a date-based folder heirarhy that you have specified. Any edits made to your RAW images in the cloud are saved in the XMP files and will be downloaded alongside your images.

You can download the app at Adobe for MacOS and Windows here.

 

Off Brand: Sharp Announces 8C-B60A 8K Professional Camcorder

Off Brand: Sharp Announces 8C-B60A 8K Professional Camcorder

By Canon Rumors | November 10, 2017 | Third Party Cameras

World’s First*1: Realizes Shooting, Recording, Playback, and Line Output of 8K (60p*2) Images in One Package*3

Sharp Corporation announces the release of the 8C-B60A 8K (60p) professional camcorder, a world’s first, integrating capabilities for video shooting and recording, playback, and line output. The 8C-B60A was developed with technical cooperation from Astrodesign, Inc.*4 (Head office: Ota, Tokyo; President and CEO: Shigeaki Suzuki), a company possessing 8K image technologies.

Besides the ability to shoot images in high resolution 8K (60p), this camcorder is designed to offer ease of use in shooting and recording and to lessen the burden on the camera operator in the post-recording editing process. The 8C-B60A’s image pickup device is a large, Super 35-mm-equivalent CMOS image sensor with 33 million pixels. Compression utilizes a coding method*5 that exerts minimal burden on the CPU, thus enabling efficient 8K (60p)-image editing and approximately 40 minutes of continuous recording (when using the bundled 2-TB SSD pack). Because it allows real-time output of 8K uncompressed images at the same time that recording is taking place, the 8C-B60A can be used for live transmissions as well.

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