GoPro Inc. For Sale Per Report

GoPro Inc. For Sale Per Report

By Canon Rumors | January 8, 2018 | Industry News

Things haven’t been going well for GoPro for quite some time. They failed miserably at drones and their recent Q4  2017 financials weren’t good.

According to CNBC, GoPro Inc. hired JP Morgan Chase to broker a deal for the company. GoPro has a market capitalization of about $1bil, but any potential buyer is likely to pay far less than that. GoPro Inc stock is sitting at about $6.50 currently, after peaking at nearly $90 back in 2014.

GoPro Inc. CEO Nick Woodman confirmed that the company is looking for a buyer or a partnership.

Nick Woodman to CNBC:

If there are opportunities for us to unite with a bigger parent company to scale GoPro even bigger, that is something that we would look at.

I wondered a few years ago if action cams were a product you could build an entire company around since none of the big camera companies outside of Sony seemed to give them much of a thought.

Do we want GoPro products to continue to exist? If so, who should look to acquire or partner with the company?

Weather Sealing Torture Test: Canon, Olympus, Nikon Pass.. Sony?

By Canon Rumors | January 8, 2018 | Canon DSLR News

The folks at Imaging Resource decided to do a weather sealing torture test to help them decide on their favourite camera of 2017. It came down to the Nikon D850 and the Sony A7R III.

For some added fun, they also included two cameras from 2016, the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV and the Olympus E-M1 Mark II.

While the Canon and Olympus passed with flying colors, the Nikon D850 had one minor hiccup that was rectified with the hot shoe cover. However, the Sony had a bit more trouble… the camera stopped working.

Check the video above or read the in-depth review here.

DxOMark Splits from DXO Labs

DxOMark Splits from DXO Labs

By Canon Rumors | January 8, 2018 | Third Party Software

DxOMark has split from DXO Labs and the latter will now be focused on software development, most notably the recently acquired Nik Software suite, which they say will be re-released in 2018.

DxOMark will continue its camera and lens testing and will reportedly become “more objective and less affected by DXO Lab products” according to Image Senors World.

DxOMark does have some credibility issues in certain circles when it comes to testing, so hopefully this will be a good thing and will start changing public perception. We all love objective reviews and those are harder and harder to come by.

The email from DXOMark

We’ve had an important internal change as well: In September, DxOMark Image Labs was spun off from DxO Labs. DxOMark Image Labs is now a privately-owned, independent company. As such, we continue to pursue the development and commercialization of image quality solutions and services that support our customers in designing the best-quality camera systems for a range of markets, including smartphones, DSC/DSLRs, drones, action cams, surveillance, and automotive.

My head’s spinning a bit, too many “DxOs”, so hopefully I understand this correctly.

DJI Reveals New Handheld Camera Stabilizers At CES 2018

DJI Reveals New Handheld Camera Stabilizers At CES 2018

By Canon Rumors | January 8, 2018 | Third Party Accessories

A Redesigned Osmo Mobile 2 Turns Smartphones Into Smart Steadycams and Ronin-S Becomes DJI’s First Single-Handed Stabilizer for DSLR and Mirrorless Cameras

January 7, 2018 – DJI, the world’s leader in creative camera technology, introduced two new handheld camera stabilizers at CES 2018 – Osmo Mobile 2 and Ronin-S. Built for smartphones, DSLRs, and mirrorless camera systems, they give consumers, professional videographers and photographers new tools to capture smooth, steady videos and stunning photos wherever they go.

  • Osmo Mobile 2: The handheld smartphone camera stabilizer from DJI, redesigned for the storyteller in all of us. Using a lightweight design that supports portrait orientation, with simpler controls with cinematic zoom, a longer battery life for more filming, and intelligent features to help you share a professional-looking story wherever you go.
  • Ronin-S: DJI’s first single-handed stabilizer for DSLR and Mirrorless Cameras. Built for efficient setup and ease of use with a compact form and dedicated buttons to control camera settings and precise positioning, plus intelligent features for advanced shooting modes all designed to help bring a steady shot to any set.

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Samyang Officially Announces the AF 14mm f/2.8

Samyang Officially Announces the AF 14mm f/2.8

By Canon Rumors | January 8, 2018 | Third Party Lenses

January 8th, 2018, Seoul, South Korea – Global optics brand, Samyang Optics is pleased to unveil its first autofocus lens for Canon full frame DSLR cameras: AF 14mm F2.8EF. This light weight wide angle lens inherits the renowned image quality of Samyang’s wide angle series and delivers a quiet, fast and accurate autofocus system.

World Class Wide Angle Lens, Samyang 14mm

This first EF mount autofocus lens from Samyang encapsulates the brand’s universally respected optical technology, especially in the wide angle lens category. From a total of 15 lenses in 10 groups, 7 special optic lenses have been chosen in the production of this lens, to maximize the image quality.

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