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Patent Publication No. 2012-22105
A photograph of the upcoming Canon PowerShot SX240 HS arrived moments ago. It seems it gets an increase from 14x zoom to 20x zoom. Probably a minor mp bump and DIGIC 5 as well. I’d expect it to be announced next week for CP .
More stuff Below is a spec list I received last week. It goes along with various other sources in regards to release date and specs.
With Nikon announcing on February 7, 2012, and most thinking it’ll be the D800. I expect some kind of a camera to be announced by Canon within a month. If they can get these things shipping by April, a lot of wedding photographers will be happy.
We’ve seen one report about an October ship date for the 5D Mark III. If it’s not the 5DX/Mark III coming in the next month or so, then something else will be.
- EOS Utility is an application that brings together all of the functions required to communicate with the camera. Functions for downloading and displaying images, remote shooting, and camera control of each setting when an EOS DIGITAL camera is connected to a computer have been integrated.
- EOS Utility 2.10.4 Updater for Mac OS X is software that will install EOS Utility 2.10.4 on your computer or update a previously installed version of EOS Utility to EOS Utility 2.10.4 It is necessary that the previous version of your software have been installed when you use this updater on your computer.
Changes for EOS Utility 2.10.4 Updater for Mac OS X;
Supports Mac OS X 10.6.8 to 10.7
- If you are using a version earlier than Mac OS X 10.6.8, please use EOS Utility 2.10.2.
- EOS Utility cannot be used with WFT on computers running Mac OS X 10.6.8 to 10.7.2.
Wish I knew what this type of fish is called.
(Canon 7D + 50mm f/1.4 @ f/1.8, 1/200 sec, ISO 500)
The following information is covered.
For the launch of the Canon EOS-1D X, Canon would like to offer priority purchase for CPS Platinum members, as our most valued customers, we want to ensure we continue to add value to the CPS program where we can.
Not on February 7 [CR3] There will not be a 5D Mark III or similar announced on February 7, 2012. It is suggested the “embargo” lift on the 7th may be for samples from the EOS-1D X.
Lenses [CR2] Another 24-70 f/2.8L II mention came my way. It will be announced with a DSLR.
More to come.
*UPDATE* Another source says it’s odd that Canon & Nikon would announce on the same day. I have yet to see an actual invite to a press event for February 7, 2012. Good people are saying it’s coming that day, my gut is telling me otherwise. I do think the camera will be announced well before the 1D X ships.
More mentions A few more people have mentioned February 7, 2012 as the announcement date for the 5D Mark III. The sources are good, though I am waiting for the definitive word on the matter.
It’s mentioned that Canon will also announce new PowerShot cameras, a new Legria camcorder and Selphy printer(s).
Kevin Wang, based in Taiwan, posted on his Facebook wall that he will be an official photographer for the 5D Mark III. (thanks Hansen)
5D Mark III Specs If I put together everything I have heard, these are the specs of the 5D Mark III.
No lenses were mentioned for the announcement date of the 5D Mark III. However, a solid source that reported the 24-70 f/2.8L II and 35 f/1.4L II a month or so ago, says both lenses will be shipping sometime in April. Lenses have always been the toughest to nail down.
The review will have to wait, as my Pixma Pro-1 is broken. Something is wrong with the paper feed as I am getting scraping down various kinds of paper. 285, 310 & 325 GSM paper are all showing the issue. The obvious cleaning and maintenance has been performed, and the issue is not improving. I have also attempted manual feed and rear feed, and that isn’t changing the outcome either.
Canon Pixma Pro-1 Review Sneak Peek
I have finally received my Canon Pixma Pro-1 A3+ printer, and an extra ink set. I’m very excited to get some printing done with it this weekend. This is a bit of a sneak peak, as I’ll work on the full review as I work with it this weekend.
Bring a friend to the store if you’re going to pick one up. The box is huge and it must weigh 80lbs. It’s probably the largest and heaviest A3+ printer ever made.
The printer itself is quite nice to look at it, very clean and looks extremely well built. Could a printer be beautiful? This one may be.
The box is packed nice and tidy and it was easy to get out and onto a table, or desk. The initial setup was a breeze, and the printer appears to be relatively quiet. The ink cartridges are pretty large for an A3+ printer and are very well built. I paid $400 for a set of 12 ink cartridges, I have no idea if that’s good until we get into how much ink the printer will use. I always found the Pixma 9500 Mark II to be ink hungry, or the cartridges too small. I always had to have lots of backups if I got into a weekend print session.
I will spend the next couple of days playing around and will have a full review ready to go Sunday night (pressure or what?).
April 2012 Release?
From Calumet in the UK, comes word that the Canon EOS-1D X may not be shipping until April. I had heard that previously, and it’s not overly shocking.
No word on why the camera may be delayed.