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Odds & Ends

Slow
Times are pretty slow for Canon info at the moment. All the attention appears to be focused on what Nikon is about to do.

Nikon D5000
Apparently it will have an articulating screen, use the D300/D90 12mp sensor and have a new type of on camera flash. You should be able to bounce it. There’s no word on whether or not the camera will have movie mode.

D400?
Not this time around.

D4
Nope.

I was eager to see if they’d launch a medium format system or a digital rangefinder with an F mount as has been rumored in the past. Not the year for that stuff I suppose.

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Ritz Camera Bankruptcy
Apparently Ritz Camera Interactive (The Web Site) is a different company than Ritz Camera (The retail stores). The web site is not part of the bankruptcy proceedings.

More at [PB]

The day Ritz filed for bankruptcy they approved my affiliate application. I found that kind of funny. Now I know the companies are different and will go ahead and use their affiliate program. There are a lot of Ritz fans out there! They also seem to get new stuff before a lot of other places.

5D Mark II Availability
If you’re Canadian, I know where you can get a new 5D Mark II body in Ontario. There doesn’t seem to be many around. Email me if you want the info, I get no commission on this one.

Buying through CR
Thanks to everyone that uses the links to buy stuff through Canon Rumors affiliates. It’s generating a decent income. I promise you I’m not going to horde all the money generated, some is going to be going back to the community. Stay tuned for a contest coming up for a lovely piece of Canon equipment.

Canon USA is a NY Yankees Fan
………. now if only some of their cameras used steroids! There’d be a lot of happy campers!

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28 responses to “Odds & Ends”

  1. Forget about upgraded cameras till 2011 (exception will be SONY – lots of new stuff and start of price competition with Canon especially in PS realm, which will also hurt Nikon’s sales and margins badly). Survival will be the name of the game for this year and next. By 2011 only Canon will be left to compete with Sony as Japanese Camera manufacturers. Nikon does not have the funds or depth that Canon does and will be absorbed by Canon (finally will be able to get Nikon designed AF glass on Canon DSLRs). Sony will absorb Hoya, Cosina and Leica’s Camera division. Panasonic will no longer produce digital cameras by 2011.

    Japanese exports dropped by over 50% in Jan. Now this news article further shows the deterioration of the camera market. Read and weep:

    Flash memory company Spansion files for bankruptcy

    Struggling flash memory maker Spansion Inc. and its U.S. subsidiaries filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Sunday, in an effort to restructure $625 million worth of debt as the company continues to explore a possible sale or other alternatives.

    The news comes a week after Spansion, one of the world’s largest makers of chips used in digital cameras, cell phones and high-definition televisions, said it would slash its global work force by 35 percent, or 3,000 employees.

    Demand for flash and chip-based memory is on the decline as sales of electronics which use Spansion’s chips dip amid the weak global economy.

    http://biz.yahoo.com/ap/090301/spansion_bankruptcy.html

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