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EOS Utility and Mountain Lion

Canon has reported that EOS Utility will not start when used with Mountain Lion, Apple's latest operating system (OS X 10.8).

An update to EOS Utility will be issued later in the year to fix this issue.

Canon enters mirrorless market with EOS M

 Key features
18MP APS-C Hybrid CMOS sensor
The quality of a digital SLR in a compact body
Scene Intelligent Auto
Be versatile with interchangeable lenses
Create out-of-focus backgrounds for high impact
Easy-to-use touch-screen
Atmospheric photos in low light
Full-HD video with Video Snapshot Mode

Canon's first compact system camera
Canon  expands its EOS range with the launch of the EOS M. This is the company’s first compact system camera (CSC). It offers DSLR-quality imaging, creative features and Full HD movie creation in a compact and easy-to-use model. Canon says that the EOS M is for enthusiasts who chronicle their lives through images without necessarily considering themselves to be photographers.

The EOS M features an 18 megapixel APS-C hybrid CMOS sensor and Canon’s DIGIC 5 processor. A super-fast shutter allows you to capture split-second action. The atmosphere of evening shoots and  night-time scenes can be captured by the ISO range of 100-12,800 (extendable to 25,6…

Canon launches Facebook app and PIXMA software for printing photos

Canon is introducing new photo printing software solutions.

Print Your Days
A new Facebook application, 'Print Your Days' makes it easier to enhance and print photos directly from the site without the need for any additional software. The app, available online via Facebook, includes tools which allow you to automatically adjust photo layouts and create unique collage prints with up to five photos printed on a page. It also provides a range of style and editing options, including borders, cropping and the ability to add captions as well as colourful photo effects, such as sepia tone for a popular vintage look. A selection of 24 colourful backdrops can be chosen to decorate the background of a collage, ranging from fun spots or stripes to more natural effects such as grass or cork.

'Print Your Days' also makes it possible to print photos uploaded to Facebook by friends (providing friends on Facebook have given permission to access their photos), so photos of holidays, bi…

Problems with some EOS 650D cameras

Canon Europe has posted two notices about issues with the new EOS 650D camera.

Camera model name
Canon has indentified a phenomenon in which the camera model name embedded in the EXIF data of captured images incorrectly shows 'EOS Kiss X6i'. This is the model name for the EOS 650D in the Japanese market. Even if this occurs, the image taken is still captured correctly. Some units with '3' as the second digit of the serial number are affected.

Click here for further information. Details of Canon Service Centres are provided if the camera needs to be returned for repair. A free repair service begins on 17 July 2012.
Front rubber grips
The front rubber grips of some EOS 650D units produced between 31 May and 15 June 2012 may turn white after a short period of time. After investigation and analysis with the rubber manufacturer, Canon has determined that zinc bis (N,N’-dimethyldithiocarbamate) is the substance that causes the problem. The amount of this substance that…