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Canon Profits Drop 16% in Second Quarter

Canon Profits Drop 16% in Second Quarter

By Canon Rumors | July 27, 2015 | Canon Business General

FROM REUTERS:

Japan’s Canon Inc cut its earnings outlook for the full year and reported a 16 percent fall in quarterly profit as consumers, increasingly in the habit of taking photos with their smartphones, bought fewer compact digital cameras.

The world’s largest camera maker said on Monday its second-quarter net profit fell to 68 billion yen ($552 million) compared with 81 billion yen a year earlier. Analysts on average expected 65 billion yen, according to Thomson Reuters data.

Read more at Reuters

Another Sigma ART Lens Coming in 2015? [CR1]

Another Sigma ART Lens Coming in 2015? [CR1]

By Canon Rumors | July 25, 2015 | Third Party Lenses

We’re told that Sigma will announce at least one more ART series lens in 2015. It’s expected we’re going to see an 85mm f/1.4 ART at some point, as well as an ultra wide ART zoom.

Availability may not come until 2016, but Sigma will continue down their aggressive product development cycle.

Their most recent lens, the 24-35mm f/2 ART has been met with a mix of feelings, but all the early reviews say it is continuing the ART series level of performance.

More to come…

 

Canon PowerShot G3 X Now Shipping

Canon PowerShot G3 X Now Shipping

By Canon Rumors | July 23, 2015 | Canon PowerShot

The brand new Canon PowerShot G3 X is now shipping from major retailers.

PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS

  • 20.2 MP 1″ High-Sensitivity CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 6 Image Processor
  • 25x Optical Zoom f/2.8-5.6 IS Lens
  • 24-600mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • 3.2″ 1.62M-Dot Tilting Touchscreen LCD
  • High-Speed AF with 31 Focus Points
  • Full HD Video at 60p; HDMI Output
  • Built-In Wi-Fi Connectivity with NFC
  • ISO 12,800 & 5.9 fps Continuous Shooting
  • Control Ring, Wheel, and Physical Dials

Canon PowerShot G3 X: Adorama | B&H Photo | Amazon

Review: Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L via DXOMark

Review: Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L via DXOMark

By Canon Rumors | July 21, 2015 | Canon Reviews

DXOMark has completed another Canon lens review, and this time it’s the EF 11-24mm f/4L.

From DXOMark

While traditionally strong in its telephoto lineup, Canon has always been rather weak in offering a range of ultra-wide-angle lenses. When introduced a few years ago, theEF 8-15mm f4L USM Fisheye zoom helped redress the balance, but it didn’t go far enough. Now with this new lens, Canon has proved it can compete with its long-term rival Nikon as well as with new challengers, such as Sigma, who offer some very specialized models at accessible prices. Sure, the EF 11-24mm f4L USM lacks the fast f2.8 aperture of the Nikon, but Canon traded that for wider coverage and didn’t make any concessions with image quality. Even the price is relatively accessible… Read the full review

Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM $2999: Adorama | B&H Photo | Amazon

A New L Zoom is Coming [CR2]

A New L Zoom is Coming [CR2]

By Canon Rumors | July 21, 2015 | Canon Lens Rumors

We were told previously that the next L lens would be a prime, and it looks like it’ll be the EF 35mm f/1.4L II. We expect it to be announced on August 14, 2015 if the announcement date rumors are true.

Now we’re told the next L lens will be a fast zoom (most likely f/2.8), but not until early 2016. An EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II replacement is the odds on favourite at present. Prototypes of an EF 24-70mm f/2.8L IS exist, but whether or not it will become a product anytime soon is anyones guess.

While the source was confident that’s what we’d see, they did say it was possible a development announcement for a new supertelephoto could be on the horizon. While there’s lots going on in development of a new long focal length lens, there is nothing imminent.

More to come…

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