Archives for January 2009

2009 To Be Canon’s YEAR :-(

Jan. 11 (Bloomberg) — Canon Inc.’s 2008 holiday sales were “disappointing” and the world’s largest maker of digital cameras expects 2009 to be its “worst year,” Chairman Fujio Mitarai said, according to a Reuters report.

“This year must be the worst” for camera sales and the economy, Mitarai said, speaking in Seoul, South Korea, according to the report. Mitarai is also chairman of Keidanren, Japan’s largest business lobby.

 

EF 300 f/2.8L IS II [CR2]

The already classic 300 f/2.8 IS is going to be replaced in the first quarter of 2009. Canon has upped the already great optical quality and improved the IS.

I heard this a few months ago from a pro North American sports photographer, but he wouldn’t go too indepth about it. NDA’s and whatnot. I do expect all of Canon’s big white lenses to get updated over the next 24 months.

1D Mark X [CR3]

We just may see it in 2009
According to a report [NL] there is a hold up with the new 1D and its movie capabilities.

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“…Canon has a replacement for the 1D MKIII ready to launch during the second quarter of 2009. What’s holding Canon back is a decision from FIFA … to allow pro-cameras with video capability ( see 5D MKII) during sporting events. FIFA is currently looking into the legal implications with television rights and contracts with broadcasters. If FIFA give the green light then Canon will release the camera.”

I’ve waited to comment on it until I heard some first hand info. “It’s not a huge deal and won’t delay the launch of the camera.”

Creating Adobe Lightroom Presets

Successful photographers have a particular style of post processing for their images. This “style” is a signature that defines their product from other photographers. However, this doesn’t mean that they spend hours upon hours figuring out how to unify every single image. What gives?

Many pros have transitioned from using PhotoShop for every single image, to […]

Casio EX-Z400, EX-Z270, and EX-S12

Casio America, Inc. and its parent company, Casio Computer Co., Ltd., released some exciting details about its upcoming digital camera models today. Soon to be released are the EXILIM models EX-Z400, EX-Z270, and EX-S12, which make the most of Casio’s high-speed image processing engine to enable users to cut and paste moving subjects onto still […]

Casio EX-FC100 and EX-FS10

Casio America, Inc. and its parent company, Casio Computer Co., Ltd., released some exciting details about its upcoming digital camera models today. Soon to be released are the slim, compact High Speed EXILIM models EX-FS10 and EX-FC100 featuring high-speed burst shooting faster than an SLR camera.
By reducing the size of the circuitry and the image […]

Olympus FE-5000, FE-3010 and FE-45, FE-5010 and FE-3000 cameras

The Olympus FE series is back and better than ever, with three new cameras joining the updated line-up. They bring you the best of both worlds, uniting user-friendliness and surprising power, making them ideal for hobby photographers on a budget who don’t want to compromise on image quality. The latest additions to the FE series […]

Polaroid PoGo Instant Digital Camera

Polaroid Introduces the Polaroid PoGo(TM) Instant Digital Camera
Digital version of the company’s iconic instant camera
LAS VEGAS, Jan. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/—Today Polaroid announces the launch of the Polaroid PoGo(TM) Instant Digital Camera, the first digital camera and instant printer combination available in the U.S. and Europe that is portable enough to take anywhere. With the push of […]

Olympus mju 9000, mju 7000 and mju 5000 + mju Tough 8000 and mju Tough 6000

he Olympus µ-9000, µ-7000 and µ-5000 redefine high-performance elegance
The popular Olympus µ series has once again raised the bar for combining sumptuous design with powerful opto-digital technology. Featuring optical zooms ranging from 5x in the µ-5000, 7x in the µ-7000, to a phenomenal 10x in the µ-9000, this latest generation of the legendary Olympus µ […]

5D Mark II Firmware

All Better
Everyone is saying the firmware has fixed the issues. I’ve only had one person comment that the banding issue has also been fixed. The sRaws have to be processed in DPP, so that was the reason for the update to that.

I still have one source saying added features could still be on the table in the next 30-60 days. Don’t hold us to that.