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Canon Celebrates its 14th Consecutive Year of No. 1 Marketshare in Global Interchangeable-Lens Digital Cameras

Canon Celebrates its 14th Consecutive Year of No. 1 Marketshare in Global Interchangeable-Lens Digital Cameras

By Canon Rumors | March 29, 2017 | Canon Business General

MELVILLE, N.Y., March 29, 2017 – Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, announced today that its parent company, Canon Inc., announced that the Company’s interchangeable-lens digital cameras have maintained the No. 1 share of the global market for 14 consecutive years from 2003 to 20161.

Canon Inc., which develops the key components featured in its interchangeable-lens cameras—CMOS image sensors, image processors and interchangeable lenses —employs these cutting-edge technologies across its entire product lineup, from entry-level models that achieve high-image quality with easy operation to professional-use flagship cameras, effectively responding to the needs of a wide range of users.

In 2003, the dawn of digital SLR cameras, Canon introduced its breakthrough EOS Digital Rebel. This groundbreaking camera, which was competitively priced and featured a compact, lightweight design, captured the top share of the global market and set the stage for growth in the digital SLR market. Since that time, Canon has continued to launch a range of epoch-making products, including the professional-model EOS-1D series and the EOS 5D series which paved the way for digital SLR video recording.

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Canon Acquires London-Based Printing Tech Startup Kite

Canon Acquires London-Based Printing Tech Startup Kite

By Canon Rumors | March 28, 2017 | Canon Business General

LONDON, UK, 28th March 2017 — Canon Europe, leader in imaging solutions, today announced that it has acquired Kite.ly, the London-based mobile ecommerce platform specialising in personalised print. Kite.ly adds an important new focus area into Canon’s digital services portfolio, enabling the company to offer a print ecosystem unrivalled in scope. This acquisition is in line with Canon’s ambition to play a part in every image taken and to make image printing accessible to all via any device.

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Review: Zeiss 135mm f/2 Milvus

Review: Zeiss 135mm f/2 Milvus

By Canon Rumors | March 27, 2017 | Third Party Lenses

Bryan at The-Digital-Picture has completed his review of the Zeiss 135mm f/2 Milvus series lens. The review starts with what appears be high praise, as Bryan asks; “Is the Zeiss 135mm f/2 Milvus lens perfect?”

From TDP:

If the Zeiss Milvus 135mm f/2 Lens featured autofocus, it would be a must-have lens for all serious kits. As it does not, the applications for this lens are more limited. Still, if a manual focus lens works for your 135mm application, this lens is a very highly recommended solution.

The image quality coming from this lens is so high that, it seems to me that Zeiss could have used yellow paint, emblazoned it with the Otus brand name and charged double the price. Still, the price is not low, the lens is not light and AF is not featured, but otherwise, this is another drool-worthy Zeiss lens. It is hard not to love this lens. Read the complete review

Zeiss Milvus 135mm f/2 ZE Lens for Canon EF at B&H Photo

EOS 6D Mark II, EOS Rebel SL2 Show Up For Certification Again

EOS 6D Mark II, EOS Rebel SL2 Show Up For Certification Again

By Canon Rumors | March 26, 2017 | Canon DSLR Rumors

Nokishita uncovered some more Canon gear that has been submitted to certification agencies and it looks like the two expected DSLRs, the EOS Rebel SL2 and EOS 6D Mark II are almost ready to go. Canon appears to have also registered the EF-S 35mm f/2.8 macro IS STM.

  • DS126631 (EOS 6D Mark II)
    • Digital single-lens reflex camera
    • SKU: 1897C003AA, 1897C010AA, 1897C015AA, 1897C022AA
    • Wi-Fi · Bluetooth installed
    • Made in Japan (Oita)
  • DS126671 (EOS Rebel SL2)
    • Digital single-lens reflex camera
    • SKU: 2250C001AA, 2250C002AA, 2250C011AA, 2253C001AA, 2256C001AA
    • Wi-Fi · Bluetooth installed
    • Made in Taiwan
  • Interchangeable Lens (EF-S 35mm f/2.8 Macro IS STM)
    • SKU: 2220C005AA
    • Made in Malaysia
New Instant Rebates on EOS 5D Mark IV, EOS 7D Mark II and EOS 77D Kits

New Instant Rebates on EOS 5D Mark IV, EOS 7D Mark II and EOS 77D Kits

By Canon Rumors | March 25, 2017 | Ad Post

New instant rebates on the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV, EOS 7D Mark II and EOS 77D kits have gone live through authorized sellers.

It’s unknown at the time of writing this how long these instant rebates run for.