Which printer is right for you? The Canon PIXMA Pro-200 vs the Canon ImagePROGRAF Pro-300

By Canon Rumors | January 16, 2021 | Canon Reviews

Which printer is right for you? The Canon PIXMA Pro-200 which was announced this past September, vs the Canon ImagePROGRAF Pro-300, which was announced this past July.

Keith at Northlight Images has done two exhaustive reviews of the Canon PIXMA Pro-200 and the Canon ImagePROGRAF Pro-300. Two extremely capable printers, but at different price points.

You can read Keith’s reviews of each printer over at Northlight Images.

Canon PIXMA Pro-200 Review \\ Canon ImagePROGRAF Pro-300 Review

It looks like both of these printers is a winner, which is always great for consumers. The Canon ImagePROGRAF Pro-300 has me thinking of getting back into printing myself.

Patent: More patents related to a new style of ILC from Canon

Patent: More patents related to a new style of ILC from Canon

By Canon Rumors | January 16, 2021 | Canon Patents

Canon News has uncovered more patents relating to the vlogging style ILC that follows the release of patents last month about the same product.

This patent goes into some detail and both DPReview and Canon News thinks we may be looking at an EF to EF-M adapter on this device. Which would make some sense considering the size and weight of EF-M lenses, keep in mind that drawings aren’t always an accurate depiction of certain things.

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We also get a pretty detailed photo of a shotgun microphone attached to this new camera type.

Whatever is going on here, we’re up to almost 10 detailed patents about this product. Be sure to check out Canon News for a further breakdown of these patents.

 

Canon has exceeded its sales projections for fiscal 2020

Canon has exceeded its sales projections for fiscal 2020

By Canon Rumors | January 15, 2021 | Industry News

It looks like there is some good news coming out of the camera industry during the pandemic. Canon has exceeded their sales projections for the 2020 fiscal year on the backs of the Canon EOS R6 and Canon EOS R5. Sales for both cameras have exceeded expectations, especially in China.

According to a Nikkei article, Canon is raising their consolidated net income because of the success of both the EOS R6 and EOS R5

In the manufacturing industry, earnings forecasts have been revised upward one after another. Canon announced on the 14th that it will raise its consolidated net income for the fiscal year ending December 2020 due to strong sales of digital cameras in China. The background is the economic recovery in China, and there is a difference between the non-manufacturing industry, whose business performance is declining due to the re-expansion of the new coronavirus infection, and the recovery.

Canon’s consolidated net income for the fiscal year ending December 2008 will decrease 36% from the previous fiscal year to 80 billion yen, which is 28 billion yen higher than the previous forecast. New full-frame mirrorless cameras are performing well in the Chinese market. Ink sales for home printers also increased due to the expansion of telecommuting. Read the full article

Canon also saw a good increase in ink sales due to more people working from home.

Canon’s full fiscal 2020 financials should be presented before we hit February.

Canon launches a Canon CE-SAT-1 microsatellite emulator so you can take some photos from space

Canon launches a Canon CE-SAT-1 microsatellite emulator so you can take some photos from space

By Canon Rumors | January 14, 2021 | Industry News

Canon has launched a new site which allows you to shoot photographs with Canon’s $9mil CE-SAT 1 microsatellite, which was launched in 2017 in India.

The CE-SAT 1 satellite is equipped with a modified Canon EOS 5D Mark III and a PowerShot camera for wide-angle lenses. The CE SAT-1 isn’t the smallest microsatellite the Canon has built, there is also the CE SAT-3 which can fit in the palm of your hand.

Canon is spending a lot of R&D on space imaging, and it looks like they’re in it for the long run.

About the Canon CE-SAT-1

CE-SAT-IB is a 67 kilogram microsatellite which can resolve 90 centimeter objects on the ground from space. Additionally, Spaceflight is coordinating the launch of another Canon satellite, CE-SAT-IIB, which is slated to lift off after the CE-SAT-IB mission later in 2020, also aboard an Electron. It will carry three cameras with different resolutions and sensitivities.

Canon has launched a new site that lets you emulate operating the satellite overlooking various parts of the planet.

Check out the Canon REDEFINE LIMITS site here.

Canon USA has updated their refurbished inventory, included select RF lenses

Canon USA has updated their refurbished inventory, included select RF lenses

By Canon Rumors | January 14, 2021 | Deals on Gear

It looks like Canon USA has restocked their refurbished inventory, and it includes a few RF lenses as well as popular EF lenses.

RF Lenses

EF Lenses

EOS M

You can check out all of the available refurbished gear at the Canon USA store here.

We’re #3! Canon Ranked 3rd in the 2020 IFI CLAIMS U.S. Patent Rankings

We’re #3! Canon Ranked 3rd in the 2020 IFI CLAIMS U.S. Patent Rankings

By Canon Rumors | January 13, 2021 | Industry News

Canon has Now Ranked in the Top Five for Number of Patents Granted for 35 Consecutive Years

MELVILLE, NY, January 13, 2021 – Continuing its mission of empowering innovation, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is proud to announce that its parent company, Canon Inc., ranked third for the number of U.S. patents awarded in 2020 with 3,226 patents.1 With this year’s ranking, Canon has now ranked in the top five for number of patents granted for 35 consecutive years, according to the latest ranking of preliminary patent results issued by IFI CLAIMS Patent Services. Additionally, Canon once again ranked first in patents among Japanese companies for the 16th consecutive year.

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Industry News: Costco is closing all of their in-store photo centers on February 14, 2021

Industry News: Costco is closing all of their in-store photo centers on February 14, 2021

By Canon Rumors | January 13, 2021 | Industry News

Costco announced today that they are closing all of their in-store photo centers on February 14, 2021. You will still be able to order photo services via the CostcoPhotoCenter web site.

The following was sent to Costco members today.

We are writing to inform you about the upcoming closure of the photo department at all Costco locations on Sunday, February 14, 2021.

Since the introduction of camera phones and social media, the need for printing photos has steeply declined, even though the number of pictures taken continues to grow. After careful consideration, we have determined the continued decline of prints no longer requires on-site photo printing.

Digital technologies allow consumers to do more with their photos, including the ability to personalize canvas, metal & acrylic prints, or create photo books, stationery, calendars and other gifts. We will continue to ship these high-quality products and prints to your home or business through the Costco Photo Center website, CostcoPhotoCenter.com.

Costco’s home movie video transfer, passport photo, photo restoration and ink cartridge refill services will no longer be available after February 14, 2021.

Please pick up any remaining orders you have at your local Costco location by March 28th, 2021. We thank you for your business, and look forward to providing our innovative, high quality, personalized photo products to you in the future via the CostcoPhotoCenter.com.

These are all of the third party lenses for the Canon RF mount

These are all of the third party lenses for the Canon RF mount

By Canon Rumors | January 13, 2021 | Third Party Lenses

This is a list and pricing for all of the known third-party lenses that are available for Canon’s RF mount. All of these manufacturers are reputable and available at major retailers. I will be updating this list as new lenses are rumoured or announced.

Third-party RF mount lenses are mostly manual focus at this time. Samyang/Rokinon both have some autofocus lenses, but we don’t expect to see many more until SIGMA and Tamron get into the segment.

SIGMA

SIGMA does not currently offer any RF mount lenses, but that will likely change sometime in 2021 or 2022.

Tamron

Tamron has been silent thus far in regards to making lenses for the RF mount, but I suspect we’ll see something from them this year.

Samyang

Autofocus Lenses

Manual focus lenses

Cinema Lenses

Rokinon

Autofocus Lenses

Manual Focus Lenses

Venus Optics

Manual Focus Lenses

IRIX

Cinema Lenses

NiSi

Manual Focus Lenses

Lensbaby

Manual Focus Lenses

Meike

Manual Focus Lenses

Kipon

Manual Focus Lenses

Mitakon Zhongyi

Manual Focus Lenses

7Artisans

Manual Focus Lenses

TTArtisan

Manual Focus Lenses

Brightin Star

Manual Focus Lenses

Funleader

Manual Focus Lenses

Yasuhara

Manual Focus Lenses

Venus Optics will launch an RF 12-24mm f/5.6 lens in 2021

Venus Optics will launch an RF 12-24mm f/5.6 lens in 2021

By Canon Rumors | January 12, 2021 | Third Party Lenses

Venus Optics looks like they’re going to have a busy 2021 with new lenses, yesterday we reported that the company would launch a new Laowa Argus line of f/0.95 prime lenses for various mirrorless mounts, but it appears they aren’t done there.

According to Sony Addict, Venus Optics will also announce a 12-24mm f/5.6 lens for various full-frame mirrorless mounts, including Canon’s RF mount.

Laowa 12-24mm f/5.6 Specifications:

  • Supported formats: Full size
  • Focal length: 12-24mm
  • Aperture: F5.6-F22
  • Angle of view: 121.9 ° -84 °
  • Lens configuration: 15 elements in 11 groups (2 aspherical elements, 3 ED lenses)
  • Aperture blade: 5 pieces
  • Shortest shooting distance: 15cm
  • Maximum shooting magnification: 0.4x
  • Size: φ69.4 × 74mm
  • Weight: 497g
  • Mount: Leica M, Nikon Z, Sony E, Canon RF

Review: Canon RF 50mm f/1.8 STM by Gordon Laing

By Canon Rumors | January 12, 2021 | Canon Reviews

Gordon from camera labs has completed his review of the Canon RF 50mm f/1.8 STM. The “nifty-fifty” for the RF mount. In this review, Gordon directly compared the RF version to its EF brother and found the RF version to be better, but it should be, it costs twice as much.

From Gordon:

It may cost roughly double that of the EF 50mm f1.8 STM, but at around 200 dollars or pounds it becomes by far the cheapest native lens in the RF system to date, making it tempting for anyone looking for a second lens to complement an existing kit-zoom. It’s smaller than the EF version when you take a mirrorless adapter into account, and while the overall style and rendering is similar, the newer RF version is noticeably sharper across more of the frame when wide-open.

You can watch the full video review above, or you can head on over to CamerLabs for a written review with full resolution samples here.

 
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