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Thursday, 27 March 2014

No. 1 share of global DSL market for 11 years

Canon's interchangeable-lens digital cameras (digital SLR and compact-system cameras) have maintained the No. 1 share worldwide in terms of volume within the interchangeable-lens digital camera market for the 11-year period from 2003 to 2013 (based on a survey by Canon).

Canon reaches 250 million digital cameras milestone

Canon is celebrating a camera-manufacturing milestone. The combined production of their compact digital and interchangeable-lens digital cameras surpassed 250 million units on January 31, 2014.

Canon has been manufacturing cameras since it was founded in 1937. The company started producing and marketing digital cameras in the mid-1990s. In 1995, when film cameras were still the norm, Canon launched its first digital camera, the professional-model EOS DCS 3 digital SLR camera (jointly developed with Eastman Kodak and also sold under the Kodak brand).

At the time, compact cameras were leading the digital shift within the camera industry. In 1996, Canon announced its market entry with the introduction of the digital PowerShot 600.

As for interchangeable-lens digital cameras, while the market in the mid-1990s had consisted primarily of professional models, with the start of the 2000s the segment rapidly took off. In 2000, Canon launched the EOS D30 to satisfy the needs of a wider user base, from advanced photo enthusiasts to professional users. In 2003, Canon again led the market with the introduction of the entry-level-model EOS 300D (Digital Rebel in North America, KISS Digital in Japan), which set the stage for dramatic expansion of the market.

Since that time, Canon has successively launched innovative products that capitalize on the their strengths in CMOS sensors, image processors and EF lenses, such as the professional-model EOS-1 series and EOS 5D series targeting advanced-amateur users, as well as the compact camera system (CSC) EOS M series. As a result, in 2005, production of Canon interchangeable-lens digital cameras reached 25 million units and, in February 2014, surpassed 70 million units.

Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Firmware upgade for EOS 6D

Firmware Version 1.1.4 for the EOS 6D incorporates the following:
1. Fixes a phenomenon in which some images cannot be transferred to mobile devices running the EOS Remote app.
2. Corrects an error in the German language Feature Guide.
3. Corrects an error in the Korean language Feature Guide.

You can download the firmware upgrades by following the camera links from one of these pages:
Canon UK
Canon USA

Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Canon In Action Tour (USA)

The Canon In Action Tour is a brand-new educational roadshow designed to unleash your creativity. You’ll gain the knowledge, skills, and confidence to create the images you’ve always dreamed of. Choose the Saturday Seminar, a hands-on Sunday Workshop, or both.

The Saturday Imaging Essentials Seminar covers topics such as exposure control, camera settings, using Speedlites, lens choices, video principles and more. 10am to 6pm. $99.

There are two Sunday Workshops – Speedlite Intensive and Exploring DSLR Video, each limited to 20 students. 10am to 6pm. $299 each.

The tour visits 24 USA cities between March and November 2014. Click here for more details and to register.

Saturday, 1 March 2014

Canon cashbacks spring 2014

Photographers can claim cashbacks on a range of advanced Canon products including DSLRs, lenses, compact cameras, camcorders and PIXMA PRO printers.

Up to £210 cashback is available on a selected range of high quality products, including a wide selection of lenses.

Eligible products and available cashbacks

EOS 5D Mark III  –  £150/€175
EOS 7D  –  £100/€120
EOS 700D  –  £50/€60

Lenses & accessories
EF 24 -70mm f/2.8L II USM  –  £210/€250
EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM  –  £210/€250
EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM  –  £170/€200
EF 24 -70mm f/4L IS USM  –  £165/€200
EF 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye USM  –  £165/€200
EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM  –  £85/€100
EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM  –  £85/€100
EF 17-40mm f/4L USM  –  £60/€70
Speedlite 600EX-RT  –  £60/€70

Compact Cameras
PowerShot G16  –  £30/€38
PowerShot S120  –  £30/€38
PowerShot SX50  –  £30/€38

LEGRIA HF G30  –  £100/€125

PIXMA PRO-1  –  £100/€120
PIXMA PRO-10  –  £75/€90
PIXMA PRO-100  –  £50/€60

For further details and to submit your claim, visit 

The offer runs from 1 March 2014 to 7 May 2014 for eligible products purchased from UK or Republic of Ireland retailers. Terms and conditions apply and can be found on the Canon website.

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